Overtoke TV News for 09-07-2018

Davidbilla comedy – Marijuana or Mara onan

Growing marijuana 101: How your pot is being produced ahead of legalization

With recreational marijuana legalization around the corner, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. The world’s biggest medical marijuana producer gave Global News a behind the scene look to show us how they are prepping for the big day. Mom plants are grown from seeds and they give life to hundreds of other marijuana plants. As they grow, clippings of the mom plant are dipped in a rooting solution and planted in small soil pods. High humidity, instead of watering, allows the clone plants to slowly absorb small drops of water. 

The plant’s genetic make-up acts as its blueprint, but its environment plays a major role, too. Depending on the plant, you can have pot that keeps you awake or have pot that makes you relax and sleepy. Once the flowers have matured, the plants are then harvested and sent to the trimming room. Once it’s legalized, it’s expected there will be a big demand for legal pot, so Canopy Growth has three eight-hour shifts, producing five- to 10-gram packages, or filling bottles and soft gel tablets with oil. Justin Trudeau promised that recreational marijuana legalization would come Oct. 17. 

Canopy Growth isn’t the only producer getting ready. Producers across the country are working at full throttle, producing millions of dollars’ worth of pot to meet the new demand. 

Keywords: [“plant”,”produce”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4374319/growing-marijuana-canada…

Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

For the past 12 years, Chong’s partner has been his wife, Shelby, a comedienne in her own right. For one thing, Cheech and Chong never danced salsa, merenge and tango. After the duo split up, Chong directed and appeared in Far Out Man and Best Buds. Chong has continued to be active in the film and TV industry, not only as an actor but frequently as writer, director and producer. His detention caused an uproar among his fans and sparked a Free Tommy Chong! 

movement. AKA Tommy Chong – a documentary written and directed by filmmaker Josh Gilbert about the legal battle and jail time – premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Stan Chong bought a $500 house in Dog Patch and raised his family on $50 a week. Chong started playing guitar at age 11, and when he was 18 formed Canada’s first R&B band called The Shades. Chong went on to form Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers, which became Motown’s first racially mixed band. 

Shortly after Chong left the Vancouvers, he met Cheech Marin in 1969. Chong became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in the late 1980s. Chong has five children: actress Rae Dawn and actress/producer Robbi Keene from his first marriage; actress/comedienne Precious Burger and sons Paris and Gilbran, both musicians, from his marriage to Shelby. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”Tommy”,”Cheech”]
Source: http://norml.org/advisory-board/item/tommy-chong

How to Act High

To prepare for a role in which you must act high, there are certain steps to pull off the performance, beginning with research. While acting high you could find it difficult to pour a cup of coffee. Practice getting into the high character by play acting with a partner, making up only one or a few lines at a time. It doesn’t matter where the story leads you, the important part is you act high the whole time, according to the bio you previously wrote about your character. Entertain yourself while practicing for the role of a marijuana user by playing a game while acting high. 

Watch relevant examples of thespians acting high for a role. The best way to learn how to act high is to watch other actors do it. You can best prepare to act high by recording your sessions. If you live in a place where marijuana use is legal, you can see how to act high firsthand by watching others smoke the plant or ingest it through edibles. Prepare for your role by keeping a notebook during your high experience to later remember your thoughts while high and by recording the session to later watch your behaviors and mannerisms. 

Someone might want to act high for a play, a prank, or some other kind of performance. Deliberately acting high should be saved for acting roles, not everyday life. 

Keywords: [“High”,”act”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Act-High

Marijuana Today Daily News – Giantweed

Rerolled on giantweed from a mjtodaydaily.com. N.J. won’t prosecute many weed cases until September. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. 

Of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream. Marijuana testing lab not among 7 licenses before Cannabis Control Commission. Sweet Leaf granted temporary reprieve from destroying its Denver cannabis. Check out our other projects: Marijuana Today- Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. Marijuana Media Connect- A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories. 

Rerolled on Giantweed from mjtodaydaily.com. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”industry”,”Connect”]
Source: https://www.giantweed.com/wednesday-july-25-2018-headlines…

Overtoke TV News for 08-11-2018

DUKE AND CAT SHOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMEDY SKIT FROM 1/2010

7 celebrities looking to cash in on the cannabis industry

As one half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Tommy Chong lampooned countless stoner stereotypes in a series of successful films and comedy albums. He also spent some time in prison more than a decade ago for selling marijuana pipes and bongs online. Now, Chong – who recently competed on the reality show Dancing with the Stars – is back in the pot business with Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe, a line of dry clothing wipes meant to eliminate the odor of marijuana or tobacco smoke from smokers’ clothes. There could be more coming from Chong, who is reportedly developing his own branded cannabis strain. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”Smoke”,”comedy”]
Source: http://fortune.com/2015/01/26/celebrities-weed-brands

GrowLife Inc. Stock Quote

GrowLife, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of area lighting poles to distributors throughout the United States. The firm provides legal products to the urban gardening market in retail, in business to business transactions, and direct to consumers. It includes the online distribution hub greners, the pioneering grow light product line stealth grow LED. The company was founded on August 6, 2012 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.. 

Keywords: [“grow”,”business”,”product”]
Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/phot

Bill Engvall releases new comedy special, ‘Just Sell Him For Parts’

As of 2017, the special is also available to download on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. It’s also available on-demand for Comcast, Dish and Playstation Vue subscribers. Speaking with the Rockford Register Star, Engvall explained the thought behind his new special’s title. Shot on the stage at the beautiful Coronado Theater in Rockford, Ill., Engvall showcases his iconic brand of observational satire that is as relatable as it is laugh out loud funny. 

Keywords: [“Engvall”,”available”,”special”]
Source: http://billengvall.com/engvall-new-comedy-special-just-sell-him-for-parts

Northern Lights Theatre Pub

Sensory Sensitive Showsto be announcedTickets are only $4.00. Movies starting before 4:00 PM.All ages allowed, bar is closed. Movies starting at or between 4:00 – 6:30PM.Minors under 21 allowed with a parent. Movies starting after 6:30 PM.Adults age 21 or older only. Thursdays – Theatre #3 is open to all ages, all night. 

No alcohol will be allowed in Theater #3 or the front half of the lobby. 

Keywords: [“allowed”,”age”,”starting”]
Source: http://www.northernlightstheatrepub.com

17 Stoner Shows Disguised As Children’s Programs

These are the ingredients for a solid children’s TV show, destined to entice and hopefully teach them something about the alphabet or sharing. They also happen to be what makes for an ideal stoner show. Co-eds holed up in college dorm rooms, teenagers giggling along with their little cousins and millenials taking in the nostalgic montage of their ’90s childhood have become equally addicted to the TV shows designed for kids. 

Keywords: [“show”]
Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/stoner-shows_n_4911838.html

Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news

Amid Donald Trump’s spasmodic summer, one member of his campaign has received a growing amount of positive-or at least not explicitly negative-press: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Today Esquire has published a long and excellent profile with lots of good dirt, all about who is this smiling fellow who through his narrow greed and ambition has sold out his faith for a suicide ride on the Trump train. 

Keywords: [“Trump”]
Source: http://gawker.com

Watch South Park Season 14 Episode 03

Stream episodes of Family Guy, Grey’s Anatomy, SNL, Modern Family and many more hit shows. It appears that software on your computer is blocking JavaScript. To enjoy Hulu.com, you’ll need to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Please configure your security software or browser plugins to allow Hulu.com to load JavaScript. If you require assistance, please contact customer support. 

Keywords: [“JavaScript”,”Please”,”browser”]
Source: https://www.hulu.com/watch/249975

The restaurant continues to have long lines after his visit. Some consider it the Italian equivalent of macaroni and cheese – a simple crowd-pleaser. Jiro, with only 10 counter seats, serves an omakase tasting menu. Eating sushi with his father, Pierre, was one of Bourdain’s fond food memories. Don’t miss: The illegal delicacy Axe ate on ‘Billions’ is a real thing – here’s the story behind it. 

Keywords: [“Jiro”,”Bourdain”,”time”]
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/anthony-bourdains-favorite-foods.html

THYROID CANCER & cannabis studies completed

Provided a careful history is obtained, 5-10% of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer will have a positive family history. Occasionally individuals develop lymphoma of the thyroid gland or with metastasis from other cancer types. Is a rare tumor, arising not from the follicular cells that produce the thyroid hormone but from C-cells which are also present in the thyroid. 

Keywords: [“Thyroid”,”Cancer”,”history”]
Source: http://calgarycmmc.com/cancerthyroid.htm

Washington DC Marijuana Cannabis Events

Honey Glazed Thursdayz Hosted by Trichome Honey Concepts Welcome to Honey Glazed! We are back better than ever with our brand new event on thursdays, Honey Glazed. Puff N Paint July 8 2018 This is the painting experience for the creative souls at heart. Pole-n-Puff July 8 2018 Pole-n-Puff is a workshop to introduce ladies to the basics of pole dance in a safe environment. 

Keywords: [“Honey”,”Glazed”,”Pole-n-Puff”]
Source: http://marijuanas.org

Season 14, Episode 3: Medicinal Fried Chicken

The new state law in Colorado says it’s ok to smoke marijuana if you have a doctor’s note. So Randy decides he’s going to be the first in line for some, except without anything wrong with him, he’s turned away and must come up with a medical malady to get his hands on the drug. Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back. 

Keywords: [“anything”,”he's”]
Source: http://www.tv.com/shows/south-park/medicinal-fried-chicken-1336186

Marijuana Events in Boston and Massachusetts

In order to fully understand the cannabis industry, one should fully immerse themselves in the culture. Thankfully, we are continuously updating our list of marijuana-related events in Massachusetts, so be sure to check back for the latest happenings across the state. From meet-ups to networking events, go ahead and dive right in! 

Keywords: [“events”,”fully”]
Source: https://potguide.com/massachusetts/marijuana-events

Overtoke TV News for 07-31-2018

Louis Johnson – Experimenting with Marijuana – Comedy Works

Chalice music & marijuana festival postponed for four months

Issues with Victorville City Council not welcoming the cannabis culture to their city. Chalice Festival’s unwillingness to thrown an event that does not meet our brand’s standards. We bring over 30 million to the areas we throw events. As a culture we should not grace anti-cannabis areas with the positive impact that our events bring. Our main focus is to professionally handle and address the people who have tickets to Chalice, the vendors, the sponsors, the people who make the event what it is. 

Every person who has ever been to one of our events or. In December, we were first in line to be issued a cannabis event promoter license, which gives us the right to throw up to 10 events a year. The law said for each event we need a temporary event license issued by the bureau of cannabis control. The BCC denied my application due to the city of Victorvilles disapproval of cannabis activity in their jurisdiction. We throw our event on compliant state property and are fully entitled to the BCC issuing us our retail sales license for the event. 

While we pursue our state claim, the city of Victorville needs to hear our voices of protest! We have a city council meeting today at 530 in Victorville! Come out and support! Particularly, the legal opinion prevented the city from green-lighting the marijuana-themed art and music event because it conflicted with a city ordinance, in effect since Dec. 7, that forbids most commercial cannabis activity within city limits, Jones said. 

Keywords: [“event”,”City”,”cannabis”]
Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/chalice-music-marijuana-festival-postponed…

Louisville mulls changing city marijuana regulations

Louisville leaders are considering a series of changes to the city’s marijuana regulations. While Louisville City Council members have expressed agreement on issues such as increasing the allowable size of dispensaries from 2,000 square feet to 5,000 and removing the restriction that limits the total number of pot shops to four, they differ on whether to allow grow operations to open up shop in certain industrial areas. Mayor Pro-Tem Jeff Lipton was a vocal supporter of allowing marijuana cultivation when the topic of revamping regulations was raised during a discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting. Councilwoman Ashley Stolzmann and Councilman Dennis Maloney took a similar view of the matter. Some Louisville city leaders remain staunchly against allowing grow operations. 

Muckle questioned the need to change city code as it relates to commercial pot growing. Councilman Jay Keany also spoke out against cultivation, arguing grow operations do not typically provide a huge tax revenue windfall for cities, nor do they add a significant number of jobs to the local economy. Muckle and Keany also opposed any changes to city regulations that would allow dispensaries to open in the downtown area. Louisville officials have instructed city staffers to continue studying issues related to pot regulations and bring forth a draft ordinance at an upcoming council meeting to address cultivation, dispensary size and location, and the number of pot shops permitted. 

Keywords: [“City”,”allow”,”marijuana”]
Source: http://www.dailycamera.com/louisville-news/ci_31815140

Cheech Marin

Nationality: United StatesExecutive summary: The stoned half of Cheech and Chong. Marin was a counterculture cut-up who went to college in the 1960s to sidestep the draft, then moved to Canada to escape it. Their 1971 comedy album was beloved by pot-smoking high school and college kids everywhere, and they eventually wrote and starred in such reefer-themed motion pictures as Up In Smoke, Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie, and Still Smokin’. While remaining on good terms, Cheech & Chong stopped performing together in 1985. Sans Chong, Marin wrote, directed, and starred in the deportation comedy Born In East L.A. 

with Paul Rodriguez and Daniel Stern. He then mellowed into a character actor, playing a cop on Nash Bridges with Don Johnson, and chasing Tyne Daly on Judging Amy. He has appeared in supporting roles in films from Spy Kids to Christmas with the Kranks. He also voiced an evil hyena in Disney’s The Lion King. For all the endless warnings from governmental authorities that marijuana will rot your mind, Marin still has his wits about him. 

In 1992, he won the first celebrity tournament on Jeopardy, and in his spare time, he volunteers for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and serves on the Inner City Arts Council. He is also a collector of Hispanic art, and markets his own hot sauce. In 2004, while Chong was imprisoned for selling bongs, Marin accepted an award on Chong’s behalf from Comedy Central, for Best Comedian Behind Bars. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”Cheech”,”Marin”]
Source: http://www.nndb.com/people/620/000022554

Seeing Green: Celebrities Selling Marijuana « CBS Chicago

CHICAGO – Recreational marijuana is still against the law in 41 states. A number of celebrities with their own brands to sell are seeing green all the same. Hollywood has long been addicted to a good marijuana joke. Now he’s legit – selling a line of organically-grown cannabis called Chong’s Choice. Chong’s Choice is for sale in six states, and as with any other product, name recognition matters. 

With marijuana sales expected to reach $8-10 billion by the end of this year, and projected to double to $20 billion by 2022, more celebs are investing money and lending their names to get a foothold in this growing market. He says celebrities such as Chong, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog and even Whoopi Goldberg are helping marijuana go mainstream. Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge is getting in on the act, from the ground up; she calls 47 acres in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Etheridge Farms. Etheridge says she discovered the healing power of marijuana during painful chemotherapy sessions after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. For Etheridge, pot isn’t just about getting high; it’s about getting healthy – and, she says, the product grown here will have strict standards. 

There are even edible products, like gingersnap weed cookies and other baked goods. Etheridge Farms is not yet up-and-running, but she hopes that putting the Etheridge name on her products will lead to more people experiencing a higher level of relaxation. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Etheridge”,”product”]
Source: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/05/27/celebrities-selling-marijuana

Overtoke TV News for 07-25-2018

Spirit of Marijuana (Oluwa comedy)

Acting Classes Los Angeles & Santa Monica

Most experienced actors are placed in a Comedy Intensive after an Intro Work Session. Comedy Intensives meet either three consecutive Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays. After completing the Comedy Intensive, our four week Technique Clinic is the next step. Examining drama as well as comedy, we further develop and expand upon the skills introduced in the Comedy Intensive. Clinic classes meet once a week for four consecutive weeks and are taught by LK&Co. 

While the Intensive is largely about what we have to teach you, and the Clinic is half what we have to teach you and half what is specifically going on with you and your acting, the Ongoing classes are pretty much all about you. Utilizing currently casting film and television material, Ongoing classes cover every aspect of the actor’s career. Ongoing classes meet once per week for three, four or five weeks, depending on the month. While our Essentials, Intensives, Clinics, and Ongoing acting classes focus aggressively on your acting-related issues, many of you quietly suffer from vocal issues that keep you from booking work even when your acting is superb. For several years we’ve been promoting Matt Beisner’s voice classes, and now we are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with his VOICE CLUB! 

in order to offer classes that focus specifically on vocal production! You will learn a daily, ten to twelve minute vocal warm-up consisting of 21 detailed, physical exercises that will enable you – once and for all – to effortlessly create beautiful sound through the release of your breath. While actors often see changes almost immediately, the exercises do take some time to take hold – most people have years of poor vocal habits. The Acting Essentials class meets twice a week for eight weeks, and is taught by LK&Co. 

Keywords: [“classes”,”week”,”Intensive”]
Source: https://leslykahn.com/classes

Tommy Chong reflects on pot’s evolution as he turns 80

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He even knew in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongs the government declared drug paraphernalia. So much so that when the High Priest of Stoner Comedy turns 80 on Thursday – that’s right, 80 – he expects his Chong’s Choice brand of marijuana, available in legal dispensaries in several states, will be consumed in abundance at the parties his family is planning. Not that he was ever a heavy pot user, Chong says, just a consistent connoisseur. When no other hits followed, Motown dropped the group, and the Canadian-born Chong returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he ran a pair of strip clubs with his brother. 

Motown had helped Chong obtain a green card, and the two headed to fame and fortune in Los Angeles. On a recent early morning, Chong answers the door for a photo shoot at his longtime home in the hills overlooking L.A.’s wealthy Brentwood section, arriving in gray jeans, sandals and a black T-shirt advertising the name of a Colorado cannabis dispensary he recently visited. As a photographer sets up, Chong polishes off a breakfast of oatmeal topped with sliced banana. In recent years, he’s become a vegetarian, although he backslides. Chong, whose father emigrated from China before World War II, mostly identifies culturally as Chinese, although he’s equally proud of his Scotch, Irish and Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. 

Before the pair’s bitter 1980s breakup, Cheech and Chong dominated comedy for 15 years. Those efforts generally ended in angry, insult-laden exchanges until 10 years ago when Paris Chong intervened. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”years”,”Marin”]
Source: https://apnews.com/4d7fdb532d5a4b8482aba8d5f5c14b79

Doug Benson

Douglas Steven Benson is an American comedian, marijuana rights advocate, television host, actor and judge who has appeared on Getting Doug With High, Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever, Trailer Park Boys, and was a contestant on Last Comic Standing in the show’s fifth season. He currently serves as a judge for the Comedy Central series The High Court with Doug Benson. Benson also currently hosts the popular Doug Loves Movies podcast along with his weekly marijuana video podcast show Getting Doug with High. His Comedy Central series The Benson Interruption ended its first season in December 2010 and was turned into a monthly podcast in January 2011. Benson was born and raised in San Diego, California, to parents Wendy, a pharmacy clerk, and Robert Matthew Benson, a former English teacher turned salesman. 

Along with comedian friends Arj Barker and Tony Camin, Benson co-created and performed in the comedy stage-show The Marijuana-Logues. Benson appeared on the comedy compilation album Comedy Death-Ray. In 2006, Benson began hosting a weekly comedy podcast, titled Doug Loves Movies, which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. Benson started a weekly talk-show on YouTube entitled Getting Doug with High, that generally airs live every Wednesday at 4:15 p.m PST. Benson invites featured guests to recreationally smoke marijuana with him at 4:20. 

Benson currently serves as a judge on The High Court with Doug Benson, a comedic court show on Comedy Central. On December 29, 2009, Benson had a documentary special called The High Road with Doug Benson air on the G4 network. The special followed Benson and comedian Graham Elwood on one of their stand-up comedy tours. 

Keywords: [“Benson”,”Comedy”,”show”]
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doug_Benson

Overtoke TV News for 07-09-2018

Rogan and Diaz 500mg edibles story

Police Bust Gift Wrapped Marijuana Delivery

I guess we can expect more of these marijuana Holiday shenanigans. Just a few days ago police in Ohio busted two men with a car full of gift-wrapped weed – I guess they forget to make that shit airtight, the police smelled it as soon as they approached the car. Now police in Colonie, Colorado have a similar story to tell. Colonie police were tipped off by the USPS that a package headed for the Desmond Hotel had a very specific odor coming from it that usually emanates from a green leafy, plant, no not mistletoe – WEED. After getting that tip it was like shooting fish in a barrel for the police. 

They set up a sting at the hotel and when the David Malchow checked in and went to claim his parcel the cops pounced and busted him. In the package police found several smaller packages of gift-wrapped marijuana. Now I have no idea why someone either living in Colorado or visiting Colorado would need to have weed sent through the mail when they could just head to any of the numerous dispensaries in the area. All in all the bust netted about 17 pounds of weed, and one really, really unhappy guy. 

Keywords: [“police”,”weed”,”package”]
Source: https://www.thesmokersclub.com/comedy/police-bust-gift-wrapped…

Book Darren Simpson. Comedian, MC, Motivational Speaker.

Whackhead. Also known as Whackhead, Darren Simpson is a household name in the entertainment industry. Darren started his carreer as a radio DJ and presenter at Capital Radio and then on East Coast Radio. Darren then moved on to work for Primedia on the 94.7 highveld stereo radio station. Darren Simpson now hosts the Breakfast Xpress which has a following of over 1.6 million listeners and growing. 

Having made his mark as one of South Africa’s top comedians, Darren is in high demand. Being booked as a comedian and comedy MC for corporate functions and special events. Darren is also extremely inspirational to listen to and is thus booked repeatedly as a motivational speaker. Darren Simpson has also enjoyed appearances on the SABC3 comedy showcase. Darren Simpson has released several CDs showcasing his best pranks for the year. 

All of these CDs released have reached gold or platinum status. He has sold over 500 000 CDs, which is a South African comedy record. His radio pranks are heard weekly all around the world on radio stations he is syndicated to. 

Keywords: [“Darren”,”radio”,”CDs”]
Source: http://www.darren-simpson.co.za

SPARC: The Apple Store of Marijuana Shops

This recently opened San Francisco dispensary combines the sleekness of an Apple store with the quality strains of marijuana that Californians have come to expect from the corner pot shop. The nonprofit is an outgrowth of the Cannabis Collective, an organization that provides reasonably priced marijuana to low-income patients with chronic disease. SPARC offers pot at a deep discount compared to other dispensaries-$28 for an eighth of the daily special, and $35 an eighth for many other strains. SFist reports that SPARC emblazons its menu and price guide on LCD screens, offers pot in glass apothecary jars with custom labels, and shows off its wares in wood and glass cases. From the outside, SPARC might even be mistaken for an art gallery. 

Like your local Apple store, SPARC offers classes, including acupressure and self-healing, Ayurvedic cooking, art therapy, and calligraphy. It’s the kind of place that could act as a blueprint for other dispensaries if marijuana ever becomes fully legalized-modern, sterile, and comfortable for the business set. 

Keywords: [“SPARC”,”pot”,”offers”]
Source: https://www.fastcompany.com/1688154

Seeing green: Celebrities selling marijuana

Hollywood has long been addicted to a good marijuana joke. Now that pot is legal for recreational use in nine states, some celebrities are laughing all the way to the bank. Including a nine-month stint in prison in 2003 for selling glass bongs on the internet. Now he’s legit – selling a line of organically-grown cannabis called Chong’s Choice. As the face of the brand, well, he has to make sure it’s good. 

Chong’s Choice is for sale in six states, and as with any other product, name recognition matters. From fashion to fragrance, to beverages both hard and soft, celebrity sells. With marijuana sales expected to reach $8-10 billion by the end of this year, and projected to double to $20 billion by 2022, more celebs are investing money and lending their names to get a foothold in this growing market. It was all around on the black market for many decades. A lot of people were shocked by how fast it materialized. 

He says celebrities such as Chong, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dog and even Whoopi Goldberg are helping marijuana go mainstream. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Chong”,”name”]
Source: http://www.ktva.com/story/38287735/seeing-green-celebrities-selling-marijuana

If Jeff Sessions Got Caught With Marijuana Parody

In this short comedy Jeff gets busted with Weed and uses the same responses he uses in the Senate. About The Author TrueBudsTV Weed comedy and other fun Marijuana related videos is what we do! True Buds TV is based in California, USA. Recreational and medical marijuana use, cultivation, and manufacture are legal under the laws of the State of California; however, the Content of the Videos is only for entertainment and/or educational use. True Buds TV features content about marijuana, marijuana cultivation, marijuana products, marijuana consumption, hemp, and other cannabis-related subject matter. 

Your use of any information or materials on this channel is entirely at your own risk, for which True Buds TV shall not be liable. By entering this channel, you expressly agree to indemnify and hold harmless True Buds TV and any person, entity, associate, or party affiliated with True Buds TV from any and all loss, liability or damages incurred as a result of your use of this site/ channel. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”Buds”,”True”]
Source: http://www.theweedtube.com/if-jeff-sessions-got-caught-with-marijuana-parody

Overtoke TV News for 06-28-2018

Ari Shaffir I Marijuana I Netflix HD

Cannabis Situational Comedy: Netflix’s “Disjointed” Spoiler-Free Review

If you haven’t already seen the promos or missed the trailers in between your favorite Netflix shows, Disjointed is the streaming giant’s new cannabis sitcom. While marijuana has played a key role in successful TV comedies, no one has dared to make it the focus of a live thirty-minute sitcom. Cannabis, even medical, as the driving force is a bold choice that could limit viewership. Co-created by series hit maker Chuck Lorre, the show centers around a veteran cannabis advocate named Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, played by Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, who opens her own L.A. medical marijuana dispensary. 

The first two episodes are saturated with surface level one-liners, most of which involved weed. I imagine writing these two was hard since there’s lots of cannabis education that must be setup for the audience to understand the story. Cannabis patients will recognize the dispensary’s stocked with familiar, carefully placed brand name products-Kiva bars, VCC Cannabis Quencher, Honey Pot honey-though so far only flower has been mentioned. The live laughter seems unnecessary and over-the-top, making the comedy feel forced, though probably not to a cannabis newbie. Plays on lots of marijuana stereotypes, with each character representing a different cannabis user. 

Ruth is the older hippie who also claims to be a shaman; Travis is a millennial eager to make it big in the industry; Jenny is the token Asian; Olivia is the small town girl afraid to get too comfortable with weed for fear it’ll lead to harder drugs; Carter is the war vet dealing with mental issues but resistant to cannabis; and Pete is the young hippie who treats his plants like kids. The two represent marijuana in the new age and their wacky personalities and cluelessness make for some well built jokes. The laugh track feels a bit juvenile, some of the jokes are layups and every marijuana stereotype is played out, but the acting, particularly by Kathy Bates, has its moments. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”marijuana”,”episode”]
Source: http://blog.getnugg.com/disjointed-show-review/

Cannabis Comedy for Marijuana Fans by TheWeedShow.com on Apple Podcasts

Chris debunks some cannabis propaganda from UK. Bud of the Week is Chernobyl Romulan. A bill proposed in congress may legalize Cannabis at the federal level! Chris breaks the dab rig. A Cannabis Church in Denver! 

Holy buds! Chris discuss the new Elevation Ministries location in Denver. Marc Emery arrested! Blame Canada! Chris discuss the recent raid on Cannabis Culture and the Prince of Pot. 

The Oregon Cannabis Market is collapsing! Chris discusses how overregulation is undermining legalization. Chris discovers Discount Tires hates Cannabis and freedom! New legalization propositions are being voted on in November. The U.S. 

Drug Czar Admits Government Didn’t Want Marijuana Considered Medicine, and an 81 yr old was raided in Massachusetts over one cannabis plant. Two dozen people were treated for eating too much cannabis at a concert last week and a new study aims to examine whole-plant Marijuana as a treatment for sports injuries. Tennessee political candidate has 180 marijuana plants ; 420 cannabis rally; Artificial Intelligence; Bud of the week; A political candidate running in Tennessee found with 180 cannabis plants. Denver cracks down public weed smoking, NYC council Marijuana statement, The UN has a cannabis problem with Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, & Washington DC, 420 Flo Review. Happy 4/20! 

Chris and Dru travel to the first leagl cannabis cup ever! Free. Fight the Power… with Cannabis! Weed voting, Maryland Marijuana Bill, 420 Propaganda alert! 

Know your THC rights! Maryland, Indiana, Kansas- Breaking cannabis news-Knowing your rights- Cat drama and vegetable gardens at the Doobie Den. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”Chris”,”Free”]
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-weed-show-cannabis-comedy-for-marijuana-fans/id829465944?mt=2

Cheech & Chong Can’t Stand Marijuana-Hater Jeff Sessions: ‘I Can’t Sleep at Night, Man!’

The duo Cheech & Chong-comprised of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong-were among the first comics to attain rock star status due to their embrace of the ’70s counterculture movement, as well as their feature film debut, Up in Smoke. After releasing a half-dozen movies, several hit comedy albums, splitting acrimoniously in the ’80s, and reuniting in the ’90s, Cheech & Chong are still at it, bringing the laughs to fans across the country. Cheech: It’s making a great comeback around the world. Cheech: Probably not, unless they made it on a phone in order to save money. Chong: One time we had smoked before a scene and were in the car with the fumes waiting for someone to yell action. 

There are conflicting stories about whether you were smoking weed or rolled-up lettuce during the making of the film. Chong: We were smoking a mixture of Indian herbs and lettuce in the big joints. We never smoked weed during a scene but did before filming. Cheech: I’d definitely want Paul McCartney because he’s the only Beatle that I’ve never met. Cheech: The Big Lebowski versus Cheech & Chong in a grudge match! 

Cheech: Tell him the truth, man! The statue of limitations is over. Cheech: Watching him flip out when we did strange accents when we did off-camera readings with other actors. 

Keywords: [“Cheech”,”Smoke”,”Chong”]
Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheech-and-chong-cant-stand-marijuana-hater-jeff-sessions-i-cant-sleep-at-night-man

Amazon Sets ‘Budding Prospects’ Pot Comedy Pilot Starring Will Sasso

Amazon s joining the hot trend of marijuana-themed shows with Budding Prospect, a 1980s comedy from Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff, which has tapped Will Sasso as one of the leads. Written by Melissa Axelrod based on the TC Boyle novel of the same name and to be directed by Zwigoff, Budding Prospect is set in 1983 San Francisco. Three hapless city boys move to the country to grow marijuana. Sasso will play one of the three leads, Gesh, a big, unruly guy who is smarter than he seems. Zwigoff and Axelrod executive produce with Vincent Landay. 

MadTV alum Sasso, repped by D2 Management, APA, and attorney Jonathan Moonves, is filming Super Trooper 2. Budding Prospects is looking to join several pot-themed scripted comedy series, HBO’s High Maintenance, Netflix’s upcoming Chuck Lorre sitcom Disjointed, and MTV’s Mary + Jane. Amazon’s current pilot slate includes I Love Dick, which is nearing a series pickup, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, The Tick, and The Legend of Master Legend. 

Keywords: [“Sasso”,”Zwigoff”,”Prospect”]
Source: https://deadline.com/2016/09/amazon-budding-prospects-comedy-pilot-starring-will-sasso-terry-zwigoff-1201826515/

Overtoke TV News for 06-15-2018

WEEDSSSHOW. Jan 2018 Welcome.Comedy Vide Show On weed/Marijuana/Cannabis/Ganja. Intense Talk On Weed

High Maintenance: the weed-smoking comedy set to change the face of the webseries

High Maintenance, the webseries created by husband-and-wife team Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, is not a stoner comedy. An anthology set in the apartments and attic spaces of New York’s creative types, the show focuses on a sprawl of unrelated smokers, all of whom share the same dealer: a cheerful, bearded man simply known as The Guy. Instead, each episode follows the character or group of characters he’s delivering weed to, in the moments leading up to the point of sale, from the cancer sufferer looking to use the munchies to combat appetite suppression, to the homeowners needing to unwind after a exhausting time hosting Airbnb guests. Last month, the streaming site, which has hosted High Maintenance throughout its run, announced a deal to make the show its first original series, providing funding for future episodes. High Maintenance highlights the advantages the webseries has over TV. 

Episodes can be as long or short as their creators want them to be, and released when they’re ready. Crucially, unlike the low-budget style of many webseries, High Maintenance looks great, filmed with a hazy dreaminess comparable with the lusher end of TV and independent film. The comic Hannibal Buress turns up in the series’ darkest episode, playing a stand-up who gets shot during one of his performances. Stevens raved about the show in a newspaper column and got in touch about appearing in an episode. The Stevens episode is perhaps the best encapsulation of what High Maintenance is about, not only in its storytelling style – the episode features a warm, expectation-confounding twist – but also in the way it reflects the spread of people who recreationally use weed. 

Both Stevens’s character and his wife are affluent, family-driven people, who just happen to enjoy smoking pot, while in other episodes we see The Guy dealing to psychiatrists, doctors, even a cast member of Wicked. Blichfeld and Sinclair argue that High Maintenance is representative of shifting attitudes to the drug. High Maintenance is available to watch now on Vimeo. 

Keywords: [“episode”,”High”,”show”]
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2014/jun/27/high-maintenance-vimeos-weed-smoking-webseries

Stoner Comedy Pioneer Tommy Chong Turns 80

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right-it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. Today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80. Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. By 1965, Chong and his band, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, signed with Gordy Records and recorded their debut eponymous album. After releasing two additional singles, the group broke up after Chong and bandmate Wes Henderson were fired from Motown for failing to acquire green cards to become U.S. 

citizens. Chong then returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, to run a couple of local strip joints with his brother. After settling on the name ‘Cheech and Chong,’ the soon-to-be-infamous comedy team released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1971, which was nominated for a Grammy. The duo would go on to release four more Grammy-nominated comedy albums, including Big Bambu, Los Cochinos, Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album and Sleeping Beauty. He ended up serving 9 months in prison for the endeavor, with many questioning the ethics of the case and whether or not Chong’s status as a stoner comedian caused his ultimate downfall. 

In 2012, Chong announced he was suffering from prostate cancer. In 2015, Chong stated that his cancer had returned, this time colorectal. Now, Chong gets to enjoy the fruits of his, and so many other cannabis pioneers’ labors, through his own special brand of weed: Chong’s Choice, which is available in dispensaries throughout several weed-legal states. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”comedy”,”Cheech”]
Source: https://hightimes.com/news/stoner-comedy-pioneer-tommy-chong-turns-80/

Cannabis Comedy for Marijuana Fans by TheWeedShow.com on Apple Podcasts

Kevin Smith saved by weed! Pennywise cannabis review, marijuana puppy talk, tainted Chinese cosmetics, & www. 434: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT Chris and the crew have a very special announcement! Also, Colorado has banned cannabis gummy bears. Chris debunks some cannabis propaganda from UK. Bud of the Week is Chernobyl Romulan. 

A Cannabis Church in Denver! Holy buds! Chris discuss the new Elevation Ministries location in Denver. Marc Emery arrested! Blame Canada! 

Chris discuss the recent raid on Cannabis Culture and the Prince of Pot. Chris discovers Discount Tires hates Cannabis and freedom! New legalization propositions are being voted on in November. The U.S. Drug Czar Admits Government Didn’t Want Marijuana Considered Medicine, and an 81 yr old was raided in Massachusetts over one cannabis plant. 

Two dozen people were treated for eating too much cannabis at a concert last week and a new study aims to examine whole-plant Marijuana as a treatment for sports injuries. Episode 42: The Douglas Adams tribute show! This week we find out tourists can now legally purchase more cannabis when visiting Colorado, the Marijuana Policy Project has endorsed Gary Johnson for president, and Colorado has recently banned weed gummy. Denver cracks down public weed smoking, NYC council Marijuana statement, The UN has a cannabis problem with Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, & Washington DC, 420 Flo Review. Happy 4/20! 

Chris and Dru travel to the first leagl cannabis cup ever! Free. Fight the Power… with Cannabis! Weed voting, Maryland Marijuana Bill, 420 Propaganda alert! 

Know your THC rights! Maryland, Indiana, Kansas- Breaking cannabis news-Knowing your rights- Cat drama and vegetable gardens at the Doobie Den. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”Chris”,”Free”]
Source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/weed-show-cannabis-comedy-for-marijuana-connoisseurs/id829465944?mt=2

Overtoke TV News for 06-03-2018

Comedian and Marijuana Advocate Tommy Chong Turns 80

Stoner Comedy Pioneer Tommy Chong Turns 80

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right-it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. Today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80. Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. By 1965, Chong and his band, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, signed with Gordy Records and recorded their debut eponymous album. After releasing two additional singles, the group broke up after Chong and bandmate Wes Henderson were fired from Motown for failing to acquire green cards to become U.S. 

citizens. Chong then returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, to run a couple of local strip joints with his brother. After settling on the name ‘Cheech and Chong,’ the soon-to-be-infamous comedy team released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1971, which was nominated for a Grammy. The duo would go on to release four more Grammy-nominated comedy albums, including Big Bambu, Los Cochinos, Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album and Sleeping Beauty. He ended up serving 9 months in prison for the endeavor, with many questioning the ethics of the case and whether or not Chong’s status as a stoner comedian caused his ultimate downfall. 

In 2012, Chong announced he was suffering from prostate cancer. In 2015, Chong stated that his cancer had returned, this time colorectal. Now, Chong gets to enjoy the fruits of his, and so many other cannabis pioneers’ labors, through his own special brand of weed: Chong’s Choice, which is available in dispensaries throughout several weed-legal states. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”comedy”,”Cheech”]
Source: https://cannaworkhere.com/stoner-comedy-pioneer-tommy-chong-turns-80

Marijuana Legalzed In California As Of Jan. 1, But New Laws Still Smoky

Marijuana, the recreational drug that has launched a thousand comedy and dramatic bits on TV and film, will become legal in California as of January 1st. Now the problem is navigating the crazy-quilt of regulations and law enforcement that will still govern marijuana’s use and possession in the state. Thanks to the passage of Proposition 64 in November, 2016, legalizing the sale and cultivation of recreational marijuana for adults, California will be the biggest state to legalize by far. Despite the proposition passing by 57 percent, it still remains controversial in some quarters, and governments are not fully behind the movement. Los Angeles is a prime example of the hurdles in the new law. 

The city delayed accepting applications for legal sales until Jan. 3, causing a delay of weeks in any recreational shops opening. Other places – like California’s Kern County – have banned commercial activity. Even though recreational use is now legal, you can’t smoke it in public, or within 1,000 feet of a school or daycare center when children are present. Smoking weed from legal establishments will also be more expensive than street versions, thanks to the taxes imposed by the state. California anticipates generating a billion dollars in new revenue from recreational sales within a few years. 

At least one business has embraced the anticipated new wave of recreational use. Jack in the Box Inc. has partnered with a digital media company backed by Snoop Dogg on a new munchie meal for hungry smokers, becoming the first national fast food chain to formally embrace the marijuana user community. The meal features two tacos, french fries, onion rings, five mini churros, three chicken strips and a small drink. 

Keywords: [“recreational”,”California”,”Marijuana”]
Source: http://deadline.com/2017/12/recreational-marijuana-legalized-in…

Marijuana in ‘It’s Complicated’ Contributes to R Rating

The rumpus comes amid informal discussion about tweaking the ratings formula, particularly where R is involved. The M.P.A.A., a trade organization financed by the major studios, has ruminated about dividing the R rating into new categories. Nancy Meyers, who directed the film, declined to comment, as did Universal and the film’s producers. If the difference between a PG-13 and an R rating can be tens of millions of dollars at the box office, the last thing studios want is to slice the pie thinner. Some in the industry see something deeper at work, arguing that the trade organization is on its best behavior because it has a lame-duck leader in Dan Glickman and because Congressional elections will take place next year. 

The Federal Trade Commission harshly criticized the movie industry this month for inappropriately advertising movies with PG-13 and R ratings to children. Instead, the ratings board was concerned about what the movie did not have: a negative consequence for the behavior. The board, according to these people, thought the scene was uproariously funny and could leave children with a strong message that smoking marijuana is fun. The opposite, of course, could be argued: One way to make young people think that marijuana is uncool is to show the white-haired Mr. Martin, 64, smoking it. 

Ms. Graves said the board has grown more strict about drug use over the last two decades. It is hard to argue that cannabis has become anything but more routine over the years. There are now about 1,000 medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area alone, according to city estimates; as a point of reference, there are fewer than 300 Starbucks outposts. 

Keywords: [“rating”,”movie”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/25/business/media/25ratings.html

Overtoke TV News for 06-02-2018

Marijuana Cook Books Comedy Animation Ganjalicious Recipe

Stoner Comedy Pioneer And Ganjapreneur Tommy Chong Still Toking And Joking At 80

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He even knew in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongs the government declared drug paraphernalia. So much so that when the High Priest of Stoner Comedy turns 80 on Thursday – that’s right, 80 – he expects his Chong’s Choice brand of marijuana, available in legal dispensaries in several states, will be consumed in abundance at the parties his family is planning. Not that he was ever a heavy pot user, Chong says, just a consistent connoisseur. When no other hits followed, Motown dropped the group, and the Canadian-born Chong returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he ran a pair of strip clubs with his brother. 

The pair began warming up audiences with stoner jokes, and a comedy team was born. Motown had helped Chong obtain a green card, and the two headed to fame and fortune in Los Angeles. On a recent early morning, Chong answers the door for a photo shoot at his longtime home in the hills overlooking L.A.’s wealthy Brentwood section, arriving in gray jeans, sandals and a black T-shirt advertising the name of a Colorado cannabis dispensary he recently visited. As a photographer sets up, Chong polishes off a breakfast of oatmeal topped with sliced banana. Chong, whose father emigrated from China before World War II, mostly identifies culturally as Chinese, although he’s equally proud of his Scotch, Irish and Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. 

Before the pair’s bitter 1980s breakup, Cheech and Chong dominated comedy for 15 years. Those efforts generally ended in angry, insult-laden exchanges until 10 years ago when Paris Chong intervened. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”years”,”Marin”]
Source: http://marijuanaretailreport.com/stoner-comedy-pioneer-and-ganjapreneur…

Stoner Comedy Pioneer Tommy Chong Turns 80

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right-it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. Today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80. Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. By 1965, Chong and his band, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, signed with Gordy Records and recorded their debut eponymous album. After releasing two additional singles, the group broke up after Chong and bandmate Wes Henderson were fired from Motown for failing to acquire green cards to become U.S. 

citizens. Chong then returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, to run a couple of local strip joints with his brother. After settling on the name ‘Cheech and Chong,’ the soon-to-be-infamous comedy team released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1971, which was nominated for a Grammy. The duo would go on to release four more Grammy-nominated comedy albums, including Big Bambu, Los Cochinos, Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album and Sleeping Beauty. He ended up serving 9 months in prison for the endeavor, with many questioning the ethics of the case and whether or not Chong’s status as a stoner comedian caused his ultimate downfall. 

In 2012, Chong announced he was suffering from prostate cancer. In 2015, Chong stated that his cancer had returned, this time colorectal. Now, Chong gets to enjoy the fruits of his, and so many other cannabis pioneers’ labors, through his own special brand of weed: Chong’s Choice, which is available in dispensaries throughout several weed-legal states. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”comedy”,”Cheech”]
Source: https://hightimes.com/news/stoner-comedy-pioneer-tommy-chong-turns-80

Stoner Comedy Pioneer Tommy Chong Turns 80

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right-it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. Today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80. Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. By 1965, Chong and his band, Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers, signed with Gordy Records and recorded their debut eponymous album. After releasing two additional singles, the group broke up after Chong and bandmate Wes Henderson were fired from Motown for failing to acquire green cards to become U.S. 

citizens. Chong then returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, to run a couple of local strip joints with his brother. After settling on the name ‘Cheech and Chong,’ the soon-to-be-infamous comedy team released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1971, which was nominated for a Grammy. The duo would go on to release four more Grammy-nominated comedy albums, including Big Bambu, Los Cochinos, Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album and Sleeping Beauty. He ended up serving 9 months in prison for the endeavor, with many questioning the ethics of the case and whether or not Chong’s status as a stoner comedian caused his ultimate downfall. 

In 2012, Chong announced he was suffering from prostate cancer. In 2015, Chong stated that his cancer had returned, this time colorectal. Now, Chong gets to enjoy the fruits of his, and so many other cannabis pioneers’ labors, through his own special brand of weed: Chong’s Choice, which is available in dispensaries throughout several weed-legal states. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”comedy”,”Cheech”]
Source: https://www.medicalmarijuana.com/stoner-comedy-pioneer-tommy-chong…

Overtoke TV News for 06-01-2018


Who made marijuana? (the legend of 420)

Social justice baked into the laws regulating Massachusetts’s budding marijuana industry

As Massachusetts prepares the framework for legal marijuana businesses, the state is trying to address a disparity in the way authorities used to apply anti-drug laws. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is acknowledging in its regulations that people of color and residents of poorer neighborhoods have been targeted for drug enforcement at higher rates than people who are white and of wealthier means. Cities with the most arrests and convictions under marijuana laws are being given a break. As part of the commission’s plan, marijuana business applicants who have been unfairly subjected to these disparities will become part of the commission’s Social Equity Program. The program offers people a variety of benefits, including employee training courses and help raising money to get their businesses off the ground. 

First-year law students in the Legal Skills in Social Context program researched how existing legislation in other states has prohibited certain communities from participating in the newfound legal marijuana industry. According to the Drug Policy Alliance, a nonprofit organization whose mission includes decriminalizing responsible drug use, nearly 80 percent of people in federal prison for drug offences and almost 60 percent in state prisons are black or Latino, despite the fact these groups use and sell drugs at similar rates to whites. Allowing people with a record of marijuana-related violations to take part in the legal pot industry is a first for states that have legalized marijuana, according to Leo Beletsky, associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern. The commission identified 29 municipalities in the state that have had historically high rates of arrest, conviction, and incarceration related to marijuana crimes. Title, who this week served as a guest lecturer in Beletsky’s class, has been involved in the marijuana legalization movement for more than a decade. 

She lauded the people who appointed the commission members, saying they brought a wide-range of expertise to the table. Her focus on social justice was the driving force behind the regulations that seek to level the playing field. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Commission”,”people”]
Source: https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/04/20/social-justice-baked-into…

Marijuana Dispensaries

While 4/20 might be the official ‘unofficial stoner holiday,’ May 24th remains a significant date in marijuana lore in its own right-it’s 1/2 of the legendary comedy duo Cheech and Chong’s birthday. Today especially, is an extra special celebratory day for potheads and marijuana advocates alike, as the stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong turns 80. Chong, who has advocated for legal marijuana since his early stoner comedy days, is now beginning to see his dreams come to fruition. Chong’s career first started back in Calgary, where he began playing the guitar at 16 years-old. After releasing two additional singles, the group broke up after Chong and bandmate Wes Henderson were fired from Motown for failing to acquire green cards to become U.S. 

citizens. After settling on the name ‘Cheech and Chong,’ the soon-to-be-infamous comedy team released their self-titled debut comedy album in 1971, which was nominated for a Grammy. The duo would go on to release four more Grammy-nominated comedy albums, including Big Bambu, Los Cochinos, Cheech & Chong’s Wedding Album and Sleeping Beauty. The pair’s first feature film, Cheech and Chong’s Up In Smoke, was released in 1978 and became an instant cult classic and staple of the burgeoning pro-cannabis counterculture. The film spawned two successful sequels: Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie in 1980, and Nice Dreams in 1981. 

The pair then followed up with a trio of lesser-renowned films in Things Are Tough All Over, Still Smokin, and the non-stoner flick Cheech & Chong’s The Corsican Brothers. Now, Chong gets to enjoy the fruits of his, and so many other cannabis pioneers’ labors, through his own special brand of weed: Chong’s Choice, which is available in dispensaries throughout several weed-legal states. According to the AP, Chong’s Choice will be the pot of choice throughout his 80th birthday festivities. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”comedy”,”Cheech”]
Source: https://www.recreationaldispensariesnearme.com/stoner-comedy…

Tommy Chong’s Here, Man! High Priest of Stoner Comedy Marks 80th Birthday

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping America. He even knew in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongs the government declared drug paraphernalia. So much so that when the High Priest of Stoner Comedy turned 80 on Thursday, May 24, 2018 – that’s right, 80 – he expects his Chong’s Choice brand of cannabis, available in legal dispensaries in several states, will be consumed in abundance at the parties his family is planning. Not that he was ever a heavy pot user, Chong says, just a consistent connoisseur. When no other hits followed, Motown dropped the group, and the Canadian-born Chong returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he ran a pair of strip clubs with his brother. 

The pair began warming up audiences with stoner jokes, and a comedy team was born. Motown had helped Chong obtain a green card, and the two headed to fame and fortune in Los Angeles. On a recent early morning, Chong answered the door for a photo shoot at his longtime home in the hills overlooking L.A.’s wealthy Brentwood neighborhood, arriving in gray jeans, sandals, and a black T-shirt advertising the name of a Colorado cannabis dispensary he recently visited. As a photographer sets up, Chong polished off a breakfast of oatmeal topped with sliced banana. Chong, whose father emigrated from China before World War II, mostly identifies culturally as Chinese, although he’s equally proud of his Scottish, Irish, and Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. 

Before the pair’s bitter 1980s breakup, Cheech and Chong dominated comedy for 15 years. Those efforts generally ended in angry, insult-laden exchanges until 10 years ago when Paris Chong intervened. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”years”,”Marin”]
Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/05/tommy-chongs-here-man-high…