Overtoke TV News for 09-30-2018

Marijuana Diet

Denver’s Best Comedy Shows and Funny Things to Do in Denver: June 2018

While genuine patriotic feeling may be in short supply on the eve of Independence Day, comedy keeps the fireworks going all month long in Denver this July. Keep reading for the ten best comedy shows in the Denver area circa July 2018. Matt Besser Friday, July 6, 8 p.m.Oriental Theater In a rare example of a pipe dream coming true, Matt Besser is bringing his 420 Comedy Show through the Centennial State, much to the delight of pot-humor enthusiasts. A co-founder of the game-changing Upright Citizens Brigade improv theatre, Besser and his performance philosophy have permeated the industry to the point that nearly every comedy show on TV has at least one UCB alumnus in its cast. Besser has amassed an impressive on-screen résumé in his own right, stealing scenes on shows like Parks & Recreation and Modern Family and films like Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. 

Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking GameSaturday, July 7, 7 p.m.The Comedy RoomRoomFittingly for a show dedicated to boozy overindulgence, Designated Drunkard forgot its own anniversary and has subsequently never gotten around to celebrating a year of rib-tickling and liver-pickling comedy drinking games. On Thursday, July 12, Alexander will be joined by local standups Charlie McMullen, Mo Vida and Anthony Crawford for a cavalcade of chuckles to cap off a week’s worth of shows in our state, including a headlining engagement at Loonies in Colorado Springs. A finalist on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, Wood first rose to prominence on radio thanks to his facility with the lost art of prank phone calls before going on to appear on shows like Sullivan & Son, Conan and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and releasing his first one-hour special Father Figure, on Netflix. Recently named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling show This Is Not Happening, Wood’s ascendant career means locals shouldn’t miss this opportunity to see him in a comedy-club setting. Be sure to check the Arts & Culture section next week for Westword’s interview with Roy Wood Jr. 

DeRay DavisJuly 13 to 15, showtimes varyDenver Improv A Denver Improv favorite, DeRay Davis is a South Chicago-hewn comedian, actor and television presenter whose wry smirk and acute timing have charmed audiences on programs like Showtime at the Apollo, Wild N’ Out, All Def Comedy and Comics Unleashed. In partnership with the Boulder Comedy Show, Hiker brings his drunken dick-joke duel to the Bohemian Biergarten with former champions Sam Tallent and Christie Buchele vying for the belt. A twenty-year veteran of the stage and mic, Gulman has earned the rare distinction of having appeared on every late-night comedy program, recorded five standup albums and two specials for Comedy Central. 

Keywords: [“Show”,”comedy”,”July”]
Source: https://www.westword.com/arts/denvers-best-comedy-shows-and-funny-things-to-do-in-denver-june-2018-10472624

John Cleese caught talking about ‘marijuana caravans’ live on GMB

Monty Python actor John Cleese was caught in the act on live TV this morning. It all unfolded during John’s interview with hosts Charlotte Hawkins and Ben Shephard, who tried to start their segment but the actor was completely unaware they had returned from the advert break and were live on-air. John completely missed the cue and is heard saying: ‘There’s this extraordinary caravan which is powered almost entirely by marijuana or something. In the midst of uneasy laughter, Ben joked: ‘That’s how we should start an interview at all times. Realising what had happened, John suddenly broke into an awkward smile and swivelled around in his chair, almost like a school kid who’d been caught talking about something naughty. 

Seriously, we need to know more about those marijuana caravans, John. Reacting to John’s gaffe, a viewer tweeted: ‘You need your own whole show interview – 5 minutes wasn’t nearly enough. The trio managed to gloss over the awkward moment but not for long as the comedian later launched into a tirade about his plans to leave the ‘corrupt’ UK. Not holding back, John ranted: ‘I’m going to buzz off in November because I’m fed up of the corruption in this country. ‘In particular, with just how awful the newspapers are and the way they censor news so people in England don’t know certain things, particularly anything critical of them. ‘I don’t think you can run a democracy until you have reasonably reliable information out there to help people make up their mind how they’re going to vote. MORE: John Cleese is leaving the UK in November because he’s ‘fed up of corruption and awful newspapers’. 

MORE: John Cleese shocks R4 listeners with homophobic slur and explains why he’s ‘fed up’ with Britain. 

Keywords: [“John”,”caravan”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/28/john-cleese-caught-talking-about-marijuana-caravans-on-gmb-in-awkward-live-gaffe-7987837/

Revolutionary Clinics Offers Marijuana-Themed Comedy

Medical marijuana dispensaries are still new to Somerville, and Revolutionary Clinics-recently opened in East Somerville-is aiming to make getting educated fun. The dispensary hosts patient education nights every Thursday, and this week is hosting a free, marijuana-themed comedy show featuring comedians from Greater Boston. He’s been doing comedy since 1994, and got involved with ImprovBoston when he moved to the area in 2014. The show will feature storytelling and stand-up comedy. The performers-Laura Clark, Lauren Brown, Alan Richardson, Pamela Ross, and Wes Hazard-will share funny stories about their experiences with marijuana. 

While the performance will focus more on anecdotes than straight information, Fear says that comedy is a great way to communicate about marijuana. The show is free and there’s free parking available. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”marijuana”,”People”]
Source: https://scoutsomerville.com/revolutionary-clinics-offers-marijuana-themed-comedy/

Overtoke TV News for 07-29-2018

Bill Hicks – Mandatory Marijuana

5 Reasons to Be Careful When Consuming Marijuana Edibles

Vaporizing is on the rise, but the real competition for smoked buds is marijuana edibles. Edibles make up an ever-increasing proportion of marijuana sales in legal states and medical marijuana states, and at this point, the market appears insatiable. Back in the day, edibles basically meant creating marijuana butter and using it in your recipes, and your pot cookies tasted like weed. Unlike smoked marijuana, whose effects are almost instantaneous, allowing users to stop when they feel high enough, edibles take between a half hour and an hour to take effect. Here, thanks to the Cannabist, are five reasons edibles can be unpredictable, especially when compared to smoked buds. 

Eating edibles isn’t the same thing as smoking buds. Edibles are generally made from undifferentiated trim. Growers know their buds are more valuable in the smoking market than as ingredients for edibles, but edibles makers know there is still enough THC in the plant waste to produce edibles with psychoactive effects. Some edibles makers use whole buds instead of trim; that’s like the difference between a fine Scotch grown with high-quality grain and rot-gut vodka made out of cheap potatoes. Although it’s been more than 20 years since Brownie Mary began handing out pot brownies to AIDS patients in San Francisco, the science around edibles is seriously lagging. 

While research on marijuana in general has been restricted by the government, research on edibles faces the same bureaucratic challenges and has only just begun. There is little scientific basis for any specific claims made by edibles purveyors. 

Keywords: [“edibles”,”smoke”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.alternet.org/drugs/five-reasons-careful-marijuana-edibles

Southern University get $7 million in grants to develop medical marijuana program

Southern University and A&M College will be the first HBCU in the nation to offer a medical marijuana program. It’s an achievement that the Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based university is proud to attain and marks a significant shift in how pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products are perceived as it gains more acceptance worldwide. Southern University and A&M College will partner with Advanced Biomedics, a Louisiana-based company specializing in pharmaceutical-grade marijuana products. The school has plans to build a facility for their cannabis research on a 176-acre plot of land in Baker, Louisiana. The Southern University Agricultural Center is currently waiting for background checks to be completed from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry which is part of their accrediding process. 

Louisiana marijuana dispensaries will get the benefit of receiving their product from Southern University, starting in early 2019. According to reports, the Agricultural Research Center will receive $6 million, and Southern U will receive a $1 million signing bonus with each contract renewal. The Advanced Biomedics contract will renew its agreement for two consecutive five-year periods. According to reports, the school currently focuses on livestock, farming research and community education. Louisiana State University is another public university that will take part in cannabis research. 

Pharmaceutical grade cannabis has been found to help glaucoma, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, Parkinson’s disease and many other ailments. 

Keywords: [“University”,”Southern”,”research”]
Source: https://thegrio.com/2018/06/06/southern-university-7-million…

Colorado State Patrol seizes 123 lbs of pot in 1-76 bust

STERLING – The Colorado State Patrol arrested two people and seized 123 pounds of marijuana in two related traffic stops on Monday. This is the fifth major marijuana arrest made by the CSP on I-76 between Fort Morgan and Sterling since Feb. 10. Criminal activity was suspected and both vehicles were asked for consent to search. The search revealed 123 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle as well as a handgun. Upon further investigation, CSP troopers found that Nichols was the registered owner of the Lexus Basnett was driving. 

Each vehicle had a two-way radio set up inside and tuned to the same channel. According to the CSP it appears that Nichols’ vehicle was being used as a decoy with the purpose of alerting Basnett, the driver of the Lexus loaded with the drugs, of any law enforcement activity and also to distract law enforcement if needed. Both parties were booked into the Logan County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Since Feb. 10, five felony marijuana arrests have been made by the CSP on I-76 between Fort Morgan and Sterling. After a search of the vehicle a duffle bag containing 10.44 pounds of marijuana was found. 

After detecting a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle the driver was patted down and.9 grams of methamphetamine, a meth pipe and a marijuana pipe were found. A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered 6.95 pounds of compressed marijuana and another 3.07 ounces of loose marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”vehicle”,”drive”]
Source: http://www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-local_news/ci_17462147

Attorney John Morgan

In 1971, he and his family moved to Orlando, Florida, where John attended high school. John enrolled in the University of Florida and became a member of Alpha Tau Omega. John graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1983. By 1988, John had founded Morgan & Morgan under the belief that the firm would represent the people, not the powerful. To this day, John has run the firm by that code, promising never to take a case representing an insurance carrier or large company. 

John has lectured across the country on the practice of law. John is currently on the board of trustees for the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Lawyers from across the country have read the books and continue to reach out to John for further guidance and advice. In 2013, John and Ultima made a generous donation that helped the organization fund and open the Morgan & Morgan, P.A. Hunger Relief Center. 

In 2013, John announced his support of the campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Florida for use by the state’s seriously ill. According to John, the deeply personal cause was a step to not only provide safer pain relief and treatment methods for those with legitimate diseases, but also to help end the rampant problem of prescription drug abuse in Florida. In addition to his financial contributions, John was the public face of the effort, openly recruiting volunteers to collect the thousands of signatures needed to place the initiative on Florida’s November 2016 general election ballot. 

Keywords: [“John”,”Florida”,”Morgan”]
Source: https://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/john-morgan