Now That Weed Is Legal in Canada, We Asked College Students if It’s Still Cool
Forty years after singer Peter Tosh’s immortal call to action, Canada’s about two weeks deep into the promised land of legal weed, and aside from a few hiccups-rogue dispensaries courting police raids, national cannabis shortages, and mass mail delivery delays-it’s been everything we’ve dreamed of. Like obviously it wasn’t legal but Vancouver has a weed culture already. I feel like the reason that nobody really cares that much is that people didn’t really care that much in the first place here because it was so lenient with the rules that it’s not like nobody was really afraid to smoke weed in the first place. My mom was telling me-she works at Safeway-she said that all of a sudden in her break room, everyone’s talking about weed when that would never be a topic of conversation before legalization. I wasn’t even smoking weed entirely before, but I had smoked weed openly in a park before it was legal.
So that’s the only thing that’s lame about it I would say, but weed itself isn’t lame. At the same time, it is funny that every time I had smoked weed before legalization, it was something I wasn’t supposed to be doing and now it’s like it’s lost some of its charm. So high schoolers smoking weed, they’re going to be in the same camp as their moms and dads. I’m glad for high schoolers smoking weed, they still get to experience that novelty, whereas for me I’m old [laughs]. I think stoner culture is completely a product of the effects of marijuana, it’s very legitimate that you smoke weed and you get the munchies, and you want to watch unintelligent comedy that’s easy to enjoy, I guess.
More people smoke it, more people enjoy the humor and basically start eating half-baked Ben & Jerry’s and watching old Cheech & Chong movies. They’ll never get that feeling that I got when I was smoking weed for the first time.
CannaBus Culture Film Festival
Coming to the Magnolia Theatre on September 22nd and 23rd, the CannaBus Culture Film Festival brought to you by Infinite Wellness Center! The festival is a traveling cannabis themed film festival that shares in the positive aspects of cannabis culture through a shared community film screening experience. The festival presents independent filmmaker’s cannabis and hemp themed movies to cities around the United States, to elevate and educate the community about the culture. New to the fest is stand-up comedian Rob Cantrell who once toured with Comedy Central’s The Marijuana-Logues. Now he’s hosting the CannaBus Culture Film Fest tour event in Fort Collins.
Rob Cantrell has spent over a decade headlining theaters and comedy clubs across the country and appearing on major TV networks like NBC, HBO, and Comedy Central. He’s written articles for High Times Magazine and can be found on the NYC comedy circuit. Rob will be performing his cannabis themed stand-up comedy act to CannaBus Culture Film Fest audiences on both nights of the festival. The first screening kicks off at 8:00PM Friday September 22nd, 2017. Things soon go out of hand as demand of business and paranoia start to take over.
You can purchase tickets for $16 each night, or pay $29 for a full Festival Pass that gets you into both screenings on September 22 and 23, 2017. The AWARD NIGHT AFTER PARTY is on September 23rd after the screenings from 11:30PM-1AM. Come celebrate the winning films and rub elbows with filmmakers! Location TBA via CannaBus Culture Film Fest social media.
Doctors warn parents about marijuana mixed in with Halloween candy
SAN DIEGO: With recreational marijuana now legal in California, doctors are warning parents to be extra vigilant when checking their kids’ candy on Halloween. They worry that the kids may confuse edibles for candy. State law allows edibles but has strict guidelines for how much THC can be in them. A package can’t contain more than 100 milligrams, and each piece can’t have more than 10. Marijuana vendors say new rules also make it harder for the edibles to be confused for candy.
Packaging for marijuana-infused food must also be child resistant and clearly labeled. Dr. Elia recommends keeping edibles locked away, similar to the way people treat medicine they don’t want kids to get. He says the side effects of THC on children could be devastating. Elia also says parents should be extra vigilant when checking their kids’ trick-or-treat candy, to make sure an edible didn’t wind up in their collection.
Funny Marijuana Nicknames, According to the DEA – Rolling Stone
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn’t exactly taken a progressive stance on marijuana since taking office. Not only did the former senator from Alabama rescind an Obama-era policy aimed at curbing sentences for non-violent drug offenses, his understanding of marijuana is trapped squarely in the 1950s. The federal government feels similarly, as marijuana is still categorized as a Schedule I narcotic alongside heroin, LSD and peyote. The most robust compendium of street code belongs to marijuana.
Some are non-English or refer to specific marijuana strains rather than general code. If one should overhear a few teens conspiring to purchase some lime pillows, they will know that they are talking about drugs, not home decor, and the authorities can be alerted. Rolling Stone reached out to the DEA with some questions about the report, but the agency has yet to respond.