Overtoke TV News for 09-27-2018

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Marijuana Shows: TV Where Weed Is the Star – Variety

Today, there’s a wealth of weed options available on the small screen – from cooking shows to comedies to how-tos and makeovers, the fall TV season is looking awfully hazy. Bong AppetitViceland; VicelandHosted by noted columnist and cannabis expert Saeed, this gourmet food and ganja show challenges various chefs to come up with novel recipes that will get people very high. Dinner guests including ex-NBA player John Salley and actress Christina Milian get whacked on the delicious cannabis-infused concoctions. In contrast to the fake pot often used in TV shows, it’s all very real on this Viceland favorite. Broad CityComedy Central; 3 Arts Entertainment, Jax Media, Paper Kite ProductionsGlazer and Jacobson play two twentysomething stoners who live on the edge in New York. 

TelevisionBates plays ’60s earth mother Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, who decides to open a marijuana dispensary in her AARP years. It’s a fairly predictable show, with a kooky cast and lots of pot gags. The DEA raid in the final episode of season one shows how shops like Ruth’s Alternative Caring live in a perilous gray area between state and federal laws. VH1; VH1 Productions, 495 ProductionsThe mainstreaming of Snoop Dogg is complete with this cooking/talk show he shares with America’s favorite homemaker Martha Stewart, and executive produced under the Merry Jane banner. Snoop and Stewart are nominated together in the host for a reality or reality-competition program category. 

He brings his expertise to master cultivators and breeders at DNA Genetics by turning ordinary grow rooms into fine-tuned, high-yielding systems. Taking a cue from home improvement and car shows, the talk is of dirt and hydro, basements to greenhouses to backyard gardens, and these ganja geeks have all the answers. 

Keywords: [“Show”,”season”,”basement”]
Source: https://variety.com/2017/music/news/marijuana-tv-shows-pot-1202557813/

Marijuana Meets Workplace Comedy

East Coast Grow, a web-based comedy series set in a Washington, D.C. dispensary, began filming in November and is expected to hit the small screen by summer, perhaps even in time for 4/20 celebrations, according to DC-based Aboveboard Productions. Aldo, the owner of the fictional dispensary, played by Greg Crowe;. Cody, the wide-eyed innocent and newest employee, played by Joe McCaughtry;. Darrin, who cares deeply about changing policy, played by David Johnson;. 

Tia, who left her job in the corporate world to manage the dispensary and whose passion for social justice is fueled by the plight of her brother who is incarcerated for marijuana trafficking, played by Devin Nikki Thomas. Private recreational growing and use are also legal, but sales are not. Then there is Congress, which has the last say on DC budget matters, despite the fact that many lawmakers express open disregard for the wishes of DC voters. The show does its best to walk the tightrope of human comedy above a sea of ponderous politics. Co-creators, Matt Doherty and Amy Tasillo, are a remarkably tolerable DC power couple. 

We are excited to bring this project to DC, a place known more for politics than plants. Help from D.C’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development has not been forthcoming, and it will not allow its logo to be included in the show’s credits. East Coast Grow is an incredible opportunity to look at the social and political issues driving the new marijuana laws in DC. It’s a chance for us to use fictional story lines to share the very real experiences of members of the DC cannabis community and the challenges and opportunities they face daily. 

Keywords: [“Grow”,”DC”,”played”]
Source: http://twotentwice.com/blog/east-coast-grow-marijuana-comedy/

Ryan Reynolds Producing ‘Stoned Alone’ Comedy Based on ‘Home Alone’ Movies

Clap your hands to your cheeks and scream Kevin McCallister-style-there’s a new stoner classic in the works! Inspired by everyone’s favorite Christmas movie, Home Alone, Ryan Reynolds of Deadpool and Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place fame is teaming up with Twentieth Century Fox to produce and potentially star in Stoned Alone, reports Variety. The project, which is still in early development, centers around a 20-something loser who misses the plane for his holiday ski trip so he gets baked at home-only to discover that thieves have broken into his house. Home Alone is the highest-grossing Christmas movie of all time and held the box office record for live action comedy until The Hangover 2. It also spawned a successful film franchise, giving rise to four more Home Alone sequels, including Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. 

No doubt studio execs are eager to cash in on the confluence of comedy, cannabis and hot commodity Ryan Reynolds. Reynolds, who originally hails from Canada, has proven to be a massive box-office draw and hotshot producer with the Deadpool movies, which have grossed a combined $1.5 billion worldwide. Stoned Alone was scripted from an idea by Fox executive Matt Reilly. Reynolds will produce through his Fox-based Maximum Effort production company. No release date has been announced yet, but we’ll be following this project closely to bring you updates and behind-the-scenes news. 

Stoned Alone has the potential to be the best new weed comedy since Pineapple Express-hopefully, the creative team aims really, really high. 

Keywords: [“Alone”,”Reynolds”,”Home”]
Source: https://hightimes.com/news/ryan-reynolds-producing-stoned-alone-comedy-based-home-alone-movies/

Overtoke TV News for 08-10-2018

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420 Day 2018 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is about a six-hour drive south of San Rafael and honors the high school’s innovative potheads with 420 Day Los Angeles parties like Snoop Lion 420 Festival. Guests of Snoop Lion 420 Festival have a chance to puff the magic dragon with the dogfather of pot in America, Snoop Dogg, as they enjoy the surroundings of a lavish Hollywood mansion. Environmentally conscious reefer regulars head to 420 Day Los Angeles festivals like Pasdena Earth and Arts Festival, where they can find a sustainable beer garden to catch a brew buzz that compliments their feel-good highs. The 14th Annual Topanga Earth Day affords pot enthusiasts a chance to listen to live music, and mingle with members of Habitat for Humanity and PETA. Whether you smoke up, down, or out, 420 Day Los Angeles boasts events for a wide range of stoners. 

Keywords: [“day”,”Festival”,”Angeles”]
Source: http://www.partyearth.com/los-angeles/holidays/420-day-7

Canada Just Legalized Recreational Cannabis Use

Recreational marijuana use will soon be legal in Canada after senators voted 52-29 on a federal government bill that paves the way for the sale, purchase, and use of pot, CBC reports. The bill regulates the growing, distribution, and sale of the drug, with legal weed expected to hit the market in the next two to three months. Ontario Senator Tony Dean, who sponsored the bill, enthused over the result, suggesting the move has the power to transform Canadian society. As for when the actual legalization date is implemented, that’s up to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. According to CBC, the bill – Bill C-45 – comes with a provisional buffer period of eight to 12 weeks to give Canada’s provinces enough time to lay the groundwork before the sale of marijuana begins. 

Now watch ‘High End,’ Highsnobiety’s documentary on luxury weed. 

Keywords: [“Canada”,”bill”,”start”]
Source: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/recreational-marijuana-canada-legal

About

Is a dramatic comedy series about DC’s marijuana industry. The series follows a group of industry professionals as they attempt to navigate DC’s landscape of medical cultivation and broader legalization with well-intentioned enthusiasm, which often results in more trouble than they expect. It is also a town with a unique local culture and history completely separate from politics and business interests. Explores these two worlds through the scope of the city’s new marijuana industry, catalyzed by the medical field and broader legalization. The industry is rooted in its own political fights and entrepreneurial ambitions, the hurdles of which continue to impact how residents and patients benefit from it. 

As the first East Coast city to legalize marijuana, the example it sets will likely impact those to follow. 

Keywords: [“industry”,”marijuana”,”DC”]
Source: http://www.eastcoastgrow.tv

Big Bud Marijuana Review with Pictures

Looks: Very big, light green, fairly frosty buds, with very fine light orange frosted hairs. Smell: This bud is really dank smelling, almost musty; it also has some sweet undertones, and occasionally a bit of sour wafts by. Effects: Fairly mellow onset, not a very strong buzz with regards to ‘feeling it hit you. The up-side of this bud, is that it alleviates my symptoms considerably. The down-side is that the high is a bit forgetful and distracted. 

While this is only a bit couch-lock-ish, I don’t know if I would use this as a daytime smoke, due to the mental state of the high. Notes: This was a fairly well rounded buzz medically. It helps considerably with my stomach pains and nausea; and if smoked it makes for a pretty good sedative at night as well. 

Keywords: [“bit”,”bud”,”fairly”]
Source: http://www.medicalmarijuanastrains.com/big-bud

Nixon, Marijuana, and the Shafer Commission

The Nixon White House tapes from 1971-1972 demonstrate that the foundation of the modern war on marijuana was Nixonian prejudice, culture war and misinformation. CSDP’s Doug McVay spent several days at the National Archives listening to the Nixon White House tapes to find conversations about drug policy, especially regarding the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse, appointed by President Nixon. Nixon made clear several times that he wanted a report which supported his views and ‘tough on crime’ policies, no matter what the facts might be. To his credit, Governor Shafer delivered instead an honest report, with conclusions based on all the evidence – even though at the time he was being considered for a federal judgeship. 

Keywords: [“Nixon”,”marijuana”,”Commission”]
Source: http://www.csdp.org/news/news/nixon.htm

Morgan Freeman Will Eat, Smoke, Snort Marijuana: “Legalize It!”

Going green! Morgan Freeman voiced his affinity for marijuana in a bold new interview with The Daily Beast. The Oscar winner, 77, revealed that he is a big supporter of the drug, and regularly uses it in a variety of ways. He championed the medicinal qualities of marijuana, and emphasized the benefits of legalizing it. The Million Dollar Baby star married his first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw in the 1960s. 

He split from Bradshaw in the late 1970s, going on to marry second wife Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984, before the two divorced in the late 2000s. The Lucy actor told The Daily Beast that he has found his own benefits in weed, after suffering a horrific car crash in 2008. The accident left him with pain and trouble in his left hand and arm. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Freeman”,”wife”]
Source: https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/morgan-freeman-will…

Your Ultimate Cannabis and Beer Guide

Your body absorbs the alcohol through the stomach, and unlike the food, it doesn’t have to be digested. This means that it reaches bloodstream in very short time, a fifth of the alcohol starts working immediately, and your tissue absorbs the majority of the rest. Alcohol has several different effects on both the body and mind. It dulls a part of the brain that regulates the motor functions, and thus it becomes hard to control your body. It may also cause various physical effects that include vomiting. 

Inability to correctly pronounce words and blurred visions are also the way in which alcohol works. 

Keywords: [“alcohol”,”body”,”effects”]
Source: http://www.carmodyirishpub.com