Overtoke TV News for 08-18-2018

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Splitsider – Comedians like Doug Benson and Stephen Colbert have been getting a lot of joke-mileage out of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana last January. The name is derived from Khalatbari’s chain of pizza restaurants, Sexy Pizza, one of which hosted the first Sexpot Comedy show early last year. The show has since grown and splintered into several regular events, hosted at different comedy clubs and music venues around town under the Sexpot banner. For years Denver has been a known destination for touring comics; the thirty-year-old Comedy Works has been proclaimed by performers like Dave Chappelle and Dave Attell as their favorite comedy club. Last summer, Juett and comedian Adam Cayton-Holland produced Denver’s first large-scale comedy festival, The High Plains Comedy Festival, which was headlined by Reggie Watts and ended up being a sold-out success. 

It was Kayvan Khalatbari’s marijuana dispensary, Denver Relief, that initially sponsored several different comedy shows and podcasts around town, back when Sexpot was just a witty pun being tossed around. While this continues in some arenas, the Sexpot Comedy shows have been gaining a lucrative momentum of their own, in part thanks to Juett’s utilization of the local comedy radio station for marketing, as well as the throbbing enthusiasm coming from Colorado’s energized marijuana scene. There’s no getting around the fact that some cannabis consumption goes on at Sexpot shows, whether through edibles, vaporizers or straight-up smoldering joints. To get into the legality of public pot smoking would be an exhaustive and inconclusive affair; the truth is that no one, not even the legislators, venue owners or police are completely certain of where the line is drawn on this issue. While some Denver comedians don’t care for a stoned audience Andy Juett – who himself has acted in many sketch videos and recently began performing standup – says that there are upsides to playing for a red-eyed crowd. 

Khalatbari shares Juett’s feeling that marijuana shouldn’t come to dominate the identity of Sexpot Comedy. He’s derisive of the Cannabis Cup and 420 Festival culture that has become an unfortunate media focus of Colorado marijuana scene; and says that he is equally sick of the endless cosmos-and-munchies jokes that every hack comedian rolls out when performing in Denver. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://xaktaylor.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana-comedy-nbc

Heavy marijuana users showing up at the ER ‘scromiting’

Chronic cannabis users are at risk of experiencing a horrifying new condition that is being reported at hospitals across the country. ‘Scromiting,’ doctors say, is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms, with patients ‘screaming and vomiting’ as they turn up for help. The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, is not properly understood but medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time. Dr Aimee Moulin, an emergency room physician at UC-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, said she has seen a rise in cases since California legalized recreational marijuana last November. Little research has been conducted on the topic, but one study found that for scromiting to occur, cannabis users would have to consume marijuana three to five times per day to develop CHS.’In one study the average duration of cannabis use prior to onset of recurrent vomiting was… 3.4 years,’ the National Center for Biotechnology Information report added. ‘The syndrome was first described in 2004 by Allen and colleagues and is characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and the learned behavior of hot bathing,’ doctors wrote. Medical experts note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids – chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors located in the brain. 

The build up the cannabinoids, doctors believe, affect the function of the hypothalamus, which regulates digestion and body temperature. In Colorado, Dr. Kennon Heard, an emergency physician at the University of Colorado in Aurora said they are diagnosing more cases however he doesn’t believe cases increased after recreational use was legalized in 2012, because chronic users probably already had medical marijuana cards. According to the NCBI: ‘Often mistakenly called Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rare form of cannabinoid toxicity that develops in chronic smokers. ‘It’s characterized by cyclic episodes of debilitating nausea and vomiting. People who suffer from the syndrome often find that hot showers relieve their symptoms, and will compulsively bathe during episodes of nausea and vomiting. 

Keywords: [“Cannabinoid”,”vomiting”,”Syndrome”]
Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5150081/Heavy-marijuana-users…

Ohio won’t hit Sept. 8 deadline for medical marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio said Tuesday that it will not have medical marijuana available by the September deadline, even as a key backer of recreational marijuana legalization said he’s using a combination of strategies to continue expanding access to safe cannabis. Several cultivators who were close to ramping up operations experienced inspection delays that now make it impossible to meet the date set by Ohio’s 2016 medical marijuana law, Department of Commerce policy adviser Mark Hamlin said. Hamlin contended that the state is not technically out of compliance with the law, because it called for the program itself – not the marijuana – to be ready on the implementation date. Ohio has licensed 25 large and small growers and on Monday awarded 56 dispensary licenses. Ian James, who ran the unsuccessful ballot campaign to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana in 2015, likened a series of missteps with the program – including a convicted felon placed on an application screening committee, shared passwords and missed deadlines – to a classic satirical comedy. 

James, founder and president of Green Light Acquisitions LLC, outlined a well-funded, multi-pronged approach for how his various business and political interests are pushing forward on $250 million of related projects. James said his business has developed a line of therapeutic lotions, soaps and sprays using cannabidiol that he’s marketing to large national retailers, including Urban Outfitters and Sephora. The firm also is moving into insurance, pet products and beverages, he said. James said his plans to pursue another constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana for personal use, which would likely appear on the 2020 ballot, haven’t been dampened by a competing proposal. If lawmakers don’t act, he said his campaign organization would push it to the ballot as an initiated statute. 

Another bill he’s advocating would open Ohio to hemp cultivation that’s now legal in many surrounding states, a proposal James said is backed by the American Farm Bureau. Green Light attorney Ted Bibart said creating good cannabis policy is key to advocates’ ultimate goal. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Ohio”,”James”]
Source: https://apnews.com/c0d4a38d04c14553a7abde8f6058c24d

Overtoke TV News for 06-25-2018

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Medical Marijuana To Expand In Louisiana

Two bills expanding medical marijuana in Louisiana will become law after Gov. John Bel Edwards signs the last one this weekend. House Bill 579 by Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge, adds Parkinson’s, glaucoma, severe muscle spasms, chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder to the 10 conditions currently qualifying for medical marijuana. Edwards’ spokesman Richard Carbo said the governor planned to sign James’ bill Saturday, the last day Edwards can sign or veto any bills from the Regular Session that ended May 18. 

Those that aren’t signed or vetoed after Saturday will automatically become law. House Bill 672 by Rep. Rodney Lyons, D-Harvey, which the governor has already signed into law, also adds autism to the list of conditions covered. Supporters of James’ bill to add PTSD have said the medicine could be especially helpful to veterans and combat the nation’s opiod crisis. Rep. 

Kenny Cox, D-Natchitoches, is a military veteran whose son is also a veteran. 

Keywords: [“Bill”,”sign”,”James”]
Source: https://indykush.com/medical-marijuana-to-expand-in-louisiana

New York State To Take Another Look Into Legalizing Marijuana « CBS New York

With Massachusetts legalizing marijuana and New Jersey considering it, Cuomo may have a change of mind to avoid losing revenue to neighboring states, reports CBS2’s Marcia Kramer. Last month New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to expand his state’s classifications of medical-use marijuana. Murphy had made legalizing marijuana part of his campaign for office, including legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey. In an odd twist, the governor is getting support from New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. 

Both de Blasio and his wife have copped to smoking weed when they were younger, but the mayor is still on the fence when it comes to making it legal. NYPD Chief of Detectives Bob Boyce was asked Friday about McCray’s position. Many people Kramer spoke with Friday were admittedly on the fence. Marijuana became a billion dollar business after Colorado legalized weed, bringing in hundreds of millions in new tax revenue. New York’s study is expected to be completely by fall. 

Keywords: [“NEW”,”marijuana”,”legalize”]
Source: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/04/06/new-york-legalizing-marijuana

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Source: http://ew.com/article/2014/09/23/new-girl-exclusive-video-nick-stoned…

Cheech and Chong Say ‘Pot’s Over’ Now That Republicans Like John Boehner Are Supporting Marijuana Reform

The age of marijuana’s rebellious and cool status is officially over, according to Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong. It all started when late-night host Colbert asked Marin and Chong what they thought about the push for legalized pot now that Republicans like former House Speaker John Beohner-a longtime opponent of marijuana reform-were starting to support pot’s legalization. The company grows and sells legal marijuana and services 11 states. According to 68-year-old Boehner, he decided to join the company in effort to get veterans legal access to the drug. Although Beohner’s newfound acceptance of marijuana raised eyebrows, his sentiments regarding the medical value of the plant falls in line with a growing number of Americans who believe patients and adults should be able to legally consume cannabis. 

A Pew Research Center report in January found 61 percent of U.S. adults were in favor of legal marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”pot”,”Marin”]
Source: http://www.newsweek.com/cheech-marin-tommy-chong-marijuana-899060

Canada Senate Gives Approval to Marijuana Legalization – Cannabistical: of or concerning cannabis.

A bill to legalize marijuana, proposed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, has been passed by the Senate through its third and final reading. The legislation – C-45 – has already been passed by the House of Commons, but will go back for one final vote on Senate amendments before being sent to the Governor General for Royal Assent. Once the law takes effect, the possession and cultivation of personal amounts of marijuana will be legal for those 18 and older. The law authorizes licensed marijuana businesses to sell marijuana and marijuana products, and also allows online sales. Passage of the law makes Canada the second country, following Uruguay, to officially legalize marijuana. 

A C.D. Howe Institute report released last year found that legal marijuana will bring Canada around $675 million in annual tax revenue. >View original articleAuthor: Anthony Martinelli. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”law”,”Canada”]
Source: http://cannabistical.com/canada-senate-gives-approval-to-marijuana…

Grasgeflüster

A widow discovers after her husband’s suicide that he has mortgaged everything they own and the banks are ready to foreclose. Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Enter her gardener, who is struggling to make a few marijuana plants grow in a hidden location and suggests that she use her green house to help grow the plants and sell them to make the money both need. What he doesn’t know is that his girl friend is pregnant and thus fears that they will be busted for growing marijuana. While supposedly working, the whole village is well aware of the endeavor and is hoping for their success. 

When the plants come in, Grace takes the crop to London and tries to sell it to a ruthless, but charming drug dealer. 

Keywords: [“plants”,”grow”,”sell”]
Source: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195234

Overtoke TV News for 04-03-2018

Top Comedy Movies List, Best Comedy Movies of All Time by FilmCrave

Little do they know that they will encounter many stupid obsticles, and must complete the tasks at hands to find it. Actors: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, Gary Cole.Plot: Peter Gibbons hates his job, but a botched hypnotherapy session has him seeing things in a new way. He owns the school, he is funny, witty and charming. Plot: Young Dr. Frankenstein inherits his grandfather’s castle – along with a few employees. Plot: A man needs to sort out his life: with his girlfriend, his mother and step-father, his job and his best friend. As the night goes on the two find themselves having separation anxiety and getting laid takes a backseat to finding each other. Actors: Steve Carrell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd.Plot: When a group of employees find out their 40-year old co-worker is still a virgin, they band together to help him with this problem. Plot: Ron Burgundy is a chauvinistic local news anchor that gets into a hilarious feud when the station pairs him up with a female anchor. Plot: When the crew and many passengers of an airliner fall sick, it’s up to an ex-war pilot to land them safely. Plot: A slob of a man with the same name as a more wealthier person is mistaken and has his rug taken from him.

Keywords: [“Plot”,”find”,”Actors”]
Source: http://www.filmcrave.com/list_genre_movie.php?genre=Comedy

reviewsfromtheabyss

This stoner film classic is a movie I’ve been aware of for a while and have watched at least a dozen times on Comedy Central. This outlandishly dull/dark comedy film with its underlying marijuana jokes and hilarious insults, this movie kicks a lot of ass. This film incorporates the great tribute to the comedic road-trip and ridiculous occurrences and molds these two concepts into one great head trip of druggie proportions. At the same time, it works for non-stoners like myself, with its hilarious actors. Despite seeing it so many times, the movie just gets better with age, like a fine wine. I tip my hat Thomas Haden Church the director and writer and 2-part actor in this film for the ages. There are some hilarious not well known actors in this film. Charlie Finn plays Kevin Haub, confused and slightly retarded friend of the Murphys who battles the entire movie with the idea that he might be gay. Rip must be a natural comedic actor, because ever since Dodgeball, I’ve seen him in EVERYTHING. With such a great cast and such a simple idea, this movie is definitely worth a few views. With the pursuit of a dream and some major bones, this film brings the American West into perspective painted on a faux-highway of gold bricks.

Keywords: [“film”,”movie”,”actor”]
Source: https://reviewsfromtheabyss.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana-jokes

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Barberio arrested for Marijuana

BOONTON TOWNSHIP – James R. Barberio, 22, Lake Hiawatha, was arrested and charged with 2C:35-10A(4) possession of less than 50 grams of Marijuana, 2C:36-2 use or possession with intent to use and 39:3:33 display of unclear or indistinct license plates on Friday, December 22 at 10:24 p.m. by Detective Christopher Chicoris of the Boonton Township Police Department. James further informed me that he had smoked the marijuana inside his vehicle. Moments later, Sergeant Cacciabeve arrived on scene. Barberio was advised of his mandatory court date at the Boonton Township Municipal Court on January 10, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. Boonton Township Municipal Court prosecutor is Doug Cabana. Cabana is the former Parsippany-Troy Hills Municipal Prosecutor, appointed by former Mayor James R. Barberio, until December 31, 2017 when the new administration did not reappoint Cabana. Parsippany Focus reached out to Boonton Township Court Administrator & Violations Clerk, Joan Egan, for additional information on the outcome of the case, or to find out if the case was sent to a different Court that would not have a conflict. She did not return our calls as of the time this story was published.

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”vehicle”,”James”]
Source: http://parsippanyfocus.com/2018/01/11/barberio-arrested-for-marijuana