Overtoke TV News for 08-28-2018

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What Is the Best Way to Smoke Weed?

Stoners have argued and debated about the best way to smoke weed for decades. Everyone should now how to roll a decent joint, even if they don’t smoke. Knowing how to roll a joint is a life skill, like knowing how to change a tire or how to poach an egg. Pipes are probably the most convenient way to smoke marijuana. A good hit from a clean pipe is my preferred method for fancy-pants weed tasting. 

My friend Michael Backes, author of Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana recommends a good hit from a clean glass pipe. One good inhale and exhale should give you exactly what you need. The nicotine from the cigar wrapper and the THC from the cannabis combine to give an intense high. Blunts aren’t for everyone, and be careful that you don;t develop a nicotine addiction to go along with your cannabis habit. Maybe people claim that a good vape gives the best flavor, but I feel like the high from a vaporized cannabis is not the same as the high from incinerating the whole flower. 

Ngaio Bealum is a writer, comedian, cannabis activist, and a decent juggler. You can catch him on the road and MCing the International Cannabis Business Conference. 

Keywords: [“Cannabis”,”joint”,”smoke”]
Source: http://marijuanapolitics.com/best-way-smoke-weed

California marijuana CEO resigns following #PermitPatty controversy

The CEO of a California marijuana company resigned abruptly Tuesday after several days of controversy spawned by a viral video in which she appeared to be calling police to report an 8-year-old girl who was selling bottled water without a permit in San Francisco. TreatWell, based in San Francisco, manufactures marijuana tinctures for humans and pets. Ettel sparked a national firestorm last week when she allegedly threatened to call authorities on Erin Austin and her daughter Jordan because the girl was selling water without a permit to people on their way to a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T Park. Some of the criticism surrounding Ettel stemmed from the fact she is white and the girl is African-American. The hashtag #PermitPatty began trending on Twitter over the weekend as a nickname for Ettel, and she garnered criticism from nearly every corner of the country. 

Ettel was even lampooned by Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. TreatWell was also dropped by multiple California retailers, and it was unclear whether the company would be able to survive the controversy. 

Keywords: [“Ettel”,”TreatWell”,”company”]
Source: https://mjbizdaily.com/embattled-california-cannabis-ceo-resigns…

RTD to double trains on G-line tracks between Denver and Arvada as testing ramps up

Residents of the west Denver suburbs will notice more trains on the tracks for RTD’s yet-to-open G-line beginning Thursday as the transit district moves into the next phase of testing. The commuter rail line, which will provide service from downtown Denver to Arvada, Wheat Ridge and parts of Adams County, has now been federally approved to carry six trains for up to 10 hours a day, RTD said in a news release. The trains will run along the 11.2-mile train line roughly every 15 minutes between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m., according to RTD. The new testing doubles the amount of trains and the frequency with which they run over the previous phase that began July 20. 

The district is ramping up to a full service day’s worth of testing, a period of 21 consecutive hours. The public is asked to abide by proper safety protocols around the tracks. The G-line was originally expected to open in fall 2016 but safety concerns have repeatedly delayed it. 

Keywords: [“train”,”testing”,”RTD”]
Source: https://www.denverpost.com/2018/08/02/rtd-g-line-trains-between…

Does Marijuana Cause Permanent Brain Damage in Adults?

Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. You don’t know, until you put it to the test. For a few hours after smoking, one’s learning, memory, and attention may also be impaired. The same with cognitive impairments-gone within a month or two after stopping, unless they started regularly using as a teen. Those with the most persistent cannabis use starting as an adolescent may end up losing up to eight IQ points-significantly more than if they started as an adult, and even if they then quit, starting that young appears to cause permanent brain damage. 

Sounds like if you start using as an adult there don’t seem to be any irreversible neurological problems-unless, perhaps, you smoke like 16 joints a day. In 2017, a study was published on extreme chronic and heavy cannabis use, and their poor brains really did seem to go to pot. This was at 10 times the average daily dose in Colorado-for example, a total lifetime consumption of around 75,000 joints. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”brain”,”start”]
Source: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Marijuana-Cause-Permanent…

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: https://www.newsweek.com/cheech-marin-tommy-chong-marijuana-899060

Overtoke TV News for 03-11-2018

Lin Shaye on Dr. 420 (The Medical Marijuana Comedy)

The Highlarious Comedy Festival – The Original Cannabis Comedy Festival

Come for the Ganja geek out with jokes about everything NERD.9pm – Lady Bits with Lisa WallenLady Bits features the amazing female comedians of The Highlarious Comedy Festival. Spotlighting some of the funniest stand-up comedians in the country. 10pm – Lit Up! Roast BattleComics go head to head and line for line in this barbaric, no holds barred battle of wits and hits. 8pm – Jazzed Up Jokes Stand Up Show.High energy humor, come blow off the steam of a work with with the best of straight up stand up in the festival!9pm – The Dope Show with Tyler SmithThe Dope Show is a comedy showcase where comedians tell jokes, toke, & then joke some more.10pm – Minority Retort. Showcasing People of Color in the Northwest, this festival edition features some of the funniest, most talented comedians of the festival. 11pm – Bong WaterThe dirtiest, nastiest, dankest jokes of the festival. 8pm – Weeding Out The StonedWeeding Out The Stoned is the game show of sobriety tests. They are all stoned except for one and it’s up to all of us to administer sobriety tests to eliminate stoners and leave the sober. 9pm – LGBTHCSome of the best LGBTQIA+/Queer comedians in the country are performing at the festival. Have fun, shout out and get involved! Don’t be mean though, no bullies allowed!11pm – Comics Sans PantsComics fighting against the tyranny of pants! Come see comedians bare it all on stage with the final, wildest show of the festival!

Keywords: [“joke”,”comedians”,”Festival”]
Source: https://highlariouscomedy.com/

The Weed Show: Cannabis Comedy for Marijuana Connoisseurs by TheWeedShow.com on Apple Podcasts

What a week for Cannabis! On this show Chris reviews all the states that have recently legalized recreational and medicinal weed. 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… Free. The Weed Show Podcast Episode 36:Chris uncovers the not so secret plans of Walgreens to treat cannabis like a medicine. Cannabis is kosher! Barcelona gets a new Hash museum and former quarterback Jake Plummer officially endorses cannabis for medical use. New rules for the NFL. Cannabis will be coverd under workers comp for New Mexico, and chris reviews Strawberry Fire. Happy 4/20! Chris and Dru travel to the first leagl cannabis cup ever! Free. Fight the Power… with Cannabis! Maryland, Indiana, Kansas- Breaking cannabis news-Knowing your rights- Cat drama and vegetable gardens at the Doobie Den. OMFG Legal Weed! Chris and Dru celebrate colorado’s legalization of cannabis.

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

Disjointed Review-Netflix: You Need to Be High for Kathy Bates Comedy

Fans of equally elementary wordplay are probably sold, but not so fast – the new Netflix comedy unveils a harsh buzz upon further pun-vestigation. Enough joints to keep you really baked for five hours. Ruth and Travis are running a cannabis dispensary in California as the legal disbursement of marijuana is booming. Joining them are three budtenders – Pete, Olivia, and Jenny – and a security guard named Carter, all of whom offer quirky character traits that skew between tolerable and agonizing. At its core, this is a multi-cam comedy of the CBS variety, and seeing all the loosely justified interstitials is jarring at first. Black-and-white ads and pop star dream sequences are a welcome distraction from an otherwise ordinary sitcom – though Bates dropping F-bombs is rather fun – but like a weak strain of Ruth’s cheapest product, the effect fades quickly. There is a small bright spot, highlighted in the episodes given to critics, and that’s Carter’s transformation. An army veteran still coping with PTSD, Carter doesn’t want to start smoking pot. Carter’s work environment and its inhabitants eventually tout weed’s medicinal benefits well enough for him to sample Ruth’s edibles. If viewers are high enough to think the laugh-track supported sitcom is just another one of the show’s parodies, rather than its core story, perhaps all these muddled blades will come together for an easy burn.

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”Disjointed”,”Joint”]
Source: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/08/disjointed-review-netflix-kathy-bates-need-to-be-high-comedy-1201868788/

Pot legalization baked into this year’s Sketchfest comedy

SF Sketchfest is back with the keyed-up fanaticism of a major comic book convention, only beefed up to last half a month and dedicated to comedy instead. The celebration spans 17 days in January, with a seemingly unending bill of performances, film screenings, podcast recordings, game shows, tributes and even debates to attend. This year’s Sketchfest will be the first held under California’s new legal marijuana laws, allowing San Francisco to finally embrace two core parts of the city’s identity – comedy and cannabis. The proliferation of pot means that it’s not just for the hard-core stoner anymore. Patton Oswalt, who is scheduled to appear at a Sketchfest event for children called Story Pirates, is a comedian who used to bring up the topic of pot in his stand-up comedy, although he hasn’t smoked for about 20 years now. On the other end of the spectrum is Ngaio Bealum, a Bay Area comedian and cannabis journalist who not only prefers performing stoned, but also enjoys writing his jokes while high. As use may vary for performers, the same goes for audiences. A standard drunken comedy audience might be more engaging if not somewhat menacing, whereas a high crowd may end up too passive. Cannabis can loosen inhibitions and make comedy funnier in moderation, so enjoy California’s legal weed responsibly while taking in any of SF Sketchfest’s multitude of events.

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”perform”]
Source: https://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Pot-legalization-baked-into-this-year-s-10823037.php