Overtoke TV News for 11-14-2018

Buying Weed (Stand Up Comedy)

How the Legal Marijuana Industry Is Helping Grow Denver’s Comedy Scene

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. 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. Josiah Hesse is an entertainment and pop culture journalist in Denver, Colorado whose work has appeared in Westword, Out Front Colorado, and comedy blogs LaughSpin, Splitsider and The Spit Take. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”show”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://www.vulture.com/2014/06/how-the-legal-marijuana-industry-is-helping-grow-denvers-comedy-scene.html

Danny McBride’s religious comedy ‘The Righteous Gemstones’ ordered by HBO

Oct. 3 – Danny McBride’s new comedy project about a televangelist family, titled The Righteous Gemstones, has received a series order from HBO. John Goodman will star in the series as Eli, the patriarch of the Gemstone family who has built an empire through his ministry and television show. McBride, who created the series will be seen as Eli’s oldest son Jesse who is expected to take his father’s place and who hopes to modernize the ministry. Edi Patterson and Adam Devine will star as Eli’s other children, Judy and Kelvin, respectively. The Gemstone family is described as having a long history of deviance, greed and charitable work, all done in the name of Jesus Christ. 

McBride posted on Instagram Tuesday a family photo of the Gemstones featuring himself, Goodman, Patterson and Devine. McBride is executive producing the show alongside Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz and Greg Alan Williams round out the rest of the cast. The Righteous Gemstones is McBride’s third series at HBO following Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals. 

Keywords: [“Gemstone”,”series”,”McBride”]
Source: https://www.upi.com/Danny-McBrides-The-Righteous-Gemstones-ordered-by-HBO/7141538568581/

Doug Benson, marijuana’s favorite comic, to play Charleston Comedy Festival

Doug Benson, marijuana’s favorite comic, to play Charleston Comedy Festival High on life Posted by Elizabeth Pandolfi on Mon, Nov 24, 2014. At 3:12 PM Stoners rejoice: Doug Benson will be doing a show at the Charleston Comedy Festival on Jan. 16 at the Sottile Theatre. Benson is the guy behind Super High Me, a documentary in which he abstains from marijuana smoking for 30 days, then smokes or consumes it for 30 days straight, charting the effects on his health. He’s also the creator and performer of the show The Marijuana-Logues, has a new Netflix comedy special out called The Doug Dynasty, and is the creator of The Benson Interruption, a TV show and podcast in which he interrupts other comedians while they tell their jokes. 

Keywords: [“Benson”,”show”,”Comedy”]
Source: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/CultureShock/archives/2014/11/24/doug-benson-marijuanas-favorite-comic-to-play-charleston-comedy-festival

Mike Tyson is pitching a TV comedy about his life as a ganjapreneur

Boxing legend Mike Tyson is shopping around a new TV show loosely based on his own life as a marijuana grower. According to Page Six, Tyson Ranch merch will make cameos on the show, thwarting the ban on advertising pot products. If it wasn’t already clear, Tyson is a big marijuana proponent, dropping truth bombs about how the majority of pro athletes use some form of cannabis for pain relief and anxiety. Tyson’s business partner Rob Hickman said he expects the show to be on air within five months. TheFreshToast.com, a U.S. 

lifestyle site, that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”marijuana”,”show”]
Source: https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/mike-tyson-is-pitching-a-tv-comedy-about-his-life-as-a-ganjapreneur

Can Mike Tyson Interest You in His Marijuana Farm TV Show?

Take whatever you associate with Mike Tyson and toss it out wild into the marijuana fields like the rich, hearty manure it is. That’s probably not how marijuana is grown, but if Tyson succeeds in getting his new TV show made, you’ll find out for sure one way or another. According to Page Six, Mike Tyson is reportedly shopping around a scripted comedy series based on his life as as a burgeoning weed magnate, entitled, of course, Rolling With The Punches. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”Mike”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.vulture.com/2018/10/can-mike-tyson-interest-you-in-his-marijuana-farm-tv-show.html

Overtoke TV News for 11-06-2018

Robin Williams – Alcohol and Marijuana – Live Stand Up Comedy

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. 

Keywords: [“weed”,”smoke”,”think”]
Source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43ej5n/now-that-weed-is-legal-in-canada-we-asked-college-students-if-its-still-cool

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. 

Keywords: [“Film”,”Culture”,”Festival”]
Source: https://www.lctix.com/cannabus-culture-film-festival

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. 

Keywords: [“candy”,”edible”,”kids”]
Source: https://www.10news.com/news/doctors-warn-parents-about-marijuana-mixed-in-with-halloween-candy

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. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”drug”,”Code”]
Source: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/nicknames-for-weed-698267/

Overtoke TV News for 11-01-2018

Bill Engvall – We Got The Stone Show 2018 – Best Stand Up Comedy Show Of 2018

Exploring Stand Up Comedy And Cannabis

Maybe stoners enjoy stand up comedy shows because they’re easy to locate and generally inexpensive. A stand up comedy show is the perfect place to get high and laugh along with hundreds of people. With weed-induced euphoria and laughter’s contagious nature, combining stand up comedy and cannabis makes sense. Stand up comedy routines are easy to watch, which is always a good thing when you’re too stoned to function. When you consider that many common stoner hobbies are sedentary, the connection between stand up comedy and cannabis becomes even more clear. 

People consume cannabis recreationally for the same reason they watch stand up comedy: to be entertained! Stand up comedy shows allow stoners to enjoy all the benefits of having a really funny friend without having to respond/keep up with the conversation. Whether or not cannabis makes stand up comedy more enjoyable is entirely subjective. Weed is a mood enhancer that promotes laughter, and one could argue that stand up comedy does the same thing. Edibles are great for stand up shows since they last longer than other methods of cannabis consumption, and are generally stronger too. 

If you take too much and really don’t want to go out in public, it’s still possible to enjoy stand up comedy and cannabis in the comfort of your own home. Just smoke a joint, press play, and decide if stand up comedy and cannabis are connected for yourself. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”stand”,”Cannabis”]
Source: https://cbdmagnates.com/2018/10/19/exploring-stand-up-comedy-and-cannabis/

Elon Musk smokes marijuana live on web show

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has smoked marijuana live on the web during a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan. Mr Rogan offered his guest the drug, which is legal in California, as the pair discussed tech innovation and the public’s perception of Mr Musk. The business leader made the comments in an interview with the New York Times. His controversial plans regarding Tesla’s ownership were dropped about two weeks later. During the podcast, Mr Rogan offered Mr Musk a joint, which he said contained a mix of tobacco and marijuana – dried leaves and flowering parts of the female cannabis plant. 

Of 50 US sates, recreational cannabis remains illegal in 41 – but it was legalised in California, where the podcast was filmed, in January. The pair also enjoyed whiskey during the podcast recording. During their conversation, Mr Musk talked about his health and his management of Tesla – which he said was the most challenging of his various businesses and projects. To close the podcast, Mr Musk was asked if he had any concluding remarks. 

Keywords: [“Musk”,”podcast”,”during”]
Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45445554

Barbra Streisand tells of high times with Peter Sellers

Story HighlightsBarbra Streisand explained how she smoked pot with British legend Peter Sellers. Streisand also went on a desert roadtrip with young Marlon Brando. LOS ANGELES – Even at 70, Barbra Streisand still knows how to surprise a crowd. During an audience Q&A on Sunday for her film The Guilt Trip, the legendary singer and actress explained how she once smoked marijuana with British comedy legend Peter Sellers. Streisand was nearly as shocking when she talked about an early road-trip partner – young Marlon Brando. 

Keywords: [“Streisand”,”Brando”,”explains”]
Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2012/12/03/barbra-streisand-pot-marijuana-high-peter-sellers/1743345/

2018 Toronto Cannabis Comedy Festival – Toronto’s Highest Comedy Show

Come Party at Toronto’s Largest Cannabis Legalization Party! Join over 500 stoners for a night of Laughter, Food, and Dancing. There will be no boring industry talks at our event! We got some of Canada’s best Stoner comics Featured from this years Just for Laughs, Comedy Network, and JFL 42 tapings. This is a 19+ Event Plus we go some of the best food vendors in the city to satisfy all your munchie needs. 

We also got the cities most LIT DJ’s for an awesome dance party after the show. 

Keywords: [“Stoner”,”Party”,”Beaver”]
Source: https://cannabiscomedyfestival.ca/

Can Mike Tyson Interest You in His Marijuana Farm TV Show?

Take whatever you associate with Mike Tyson and toss it out wild into the marijuana fields like the rich, hearty manure it is. That’s probably not how marijuana is grown, but if Tyson succeeds in getting his new TV show made, you’ll find out for sure one way or another. According to Page Six, Mike Tyson is reportedly shopping around a scripted comedy series based on his life as as a burgeoning weed magnate, entitled, of course, Rolling With The Punches. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”Mike”,”marijuana”]
Source: http://www.vulture.com/2018/10/can-mike-tyson-interest-you-in-his-marijuana-farm-tv-show.html

Mike Tyson Is Making a Scripted Comedy Series Based on His Life on a Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson is working on a TV series based on his own life, not as a boxer, but as a marijuana grower on his real-life weed farm. It’s a scripted comedy – which he will star in. Tyson and Hickman have produced a sizzle reel and partnered with Joe Roth’s production company on the project. They have yet to decide whether they will shop the scripted series to networks or take less traditional approach when launching it. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”project”,”boxer”]
Source: https://www.thewrap.com/mike-tyson-marijuana-farm-comedy-series-rolling-with-the-punches-rob-hickman/

Lemonhaze Presents: The Cannabis Convention & Comedy Festival Tacoma, WA

With an expected audience of 5000 industry members ranging from producers to processors and retailers as well as ancillary support businesses. The Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention will host the majority of the licensed marijuana companies in Washington State. This will be a major networking opportunity for all attendees, exhibitors and sponsors. 

Keywords: [“Convention”,”Cannabis”,”Lemonhaze”]
Source: http://prcarlington.com/event/lemonhaze-presents-the-cannabis-convention-comedy-festival-tacoma-wa/

Mike Tyson Is Making a Scripted Comedy Series Based on His Life on a Marijuana Farm

Mike Tyson is working on a TV series based on his own life, not as a boxer, but as a marijuana grower on his real-life weed farm. It’s a scripted comedy – which he will star in. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”series”,”project”]
Source: https://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Mike-Tyson-Is-Making-a-Scripted-Comedy-Series-13345399.php

Overtoke TV News for 10-30-2018

Medical Marijuana (Stand Up Comedy)

4/20 Roundup: How Brands Are Marking Marijuana’s Increasingly Mainstream Holiday – Adweek

The origin story has gone from urban legend to the Oxford dictionary: A group of high school stoners in Northern California in the ’70s birthed the concept of 4/20, and their friendship with the Grateful Dead helped turn an afternoon burnout activity into a legitimate movement. Now 4/20 is an unofficial national holiday, gathering steam as states across the country continue to legalize marijuana for recreational sales. There aren’t any Hallmark cards to commemorate it but there are plenty of ways to celebrate, from the High Times Cannabis Cup to the Mile High Block Party and Snoop Dogg’s Wellness Retreat to far too many Cheech & Chong movie marathons to count. More than 10,000 Mary Jane-loving people are expected to gather in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Pepsi, HBO, Denny’s, Carl’s Jr, Ben & Jerry’s and plenty of other marketers have used their social channels to reefer, um, refer to cannabis culture. 

MedMen, the largest marijuana retailer in Southern California, recently launched its most extensive ad campaign ever, and other endemic brands are predictably hot boxing the holiday. Lyft and Fox Searchlight have launched a joint promotion for Super Troopers 2, the follow-up to the goofball cop comedy from 2001 that went from micro-budget release to sleeper hit to cult classic. The new flick, a U.S.-versus-Canada border romp with plenty of ugly American references, opens Friday and comes from the original team, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, with partial funding from an Indiegogo campaign. Lyft plucked all the main characters, who return as hapless Vermont State Troopers, for a shenanigan-filled PSA about driving while high. In markets where recreational sales are legal, Lyft created out-of-home ads and wild postings, and there’s in-car swag like stickers, buttons and safety guides. 

An in-app takeover allows users to opt into Super Troopers mode for Easter eggs and movie character cameos. TBS. On a more sober note, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee spent time this week promoting its #ReeferSanity grassroots program, aiming to pressure lawmakers into allowing U.S. veterans access to medical marijuana. 

Keywords: [“high”,”Lyft”,”movie”]
Source: https://www.adweek.com/creativity/4-20-roundup-how-brands-are-marking-marijuanas-increasingly-mainstream-holiday/

elon musk: Elon Musk smokes weed, drinks whiskey on California comedian’s show

Elon Musk sipped whiskey and smoked marijuana during a 2 1/2-hour podcast with California comedian Joe Rogan that touched upon everything from flame throwers and artificial intelligence to the end of the universe. Musk, 47, took one drag from what Rogan described as a joint containing tobacco mixed with marijuana, which is legal in California. A Tesla spokesperson in Germany wasn’t immediately available to comment. The spot on one of the most popular podcasts in the U.S. marks Musk’s first appearance in a public forum since he stunned the financial world last month with his short-lived effort to take Tesla private. 

Just 17 days after tweeting that he had the funding and investor support secured to buy out some stockholders at $420 a share, the billionaire scrapped the idea without having made a formal proposal to the board. Along the way, Musk drew a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission, which already had been scrutinizing the public pronouncements he’s made regarding manufacturing goals and sales targets. Tesla and its CEO are now also facing a litany of lawsuits claiming market manipulation, including one filed Thursday by Andrew Left, the founder of Citron Research and prominent short seller. The episode also raised concern about Musk’s health. The chairman and CEO of both Tesla and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., among other companies, gave an emotional interview to the New York Times in which he said friends were concerned about exhaustion. 

The newspaper said two people familiar with the electric-car maker’s board expressed concern about his workload and use of the prescription sleeping drug Ambien. Musk also told Rogan that running Tesla is the hardest of his several endeavors, describing the hardships of heading an auto manufacturer. 

Keywords: [“Musk”,”Tesla”,”concern”]
Source: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/panache/elon-musk-smokes-weed-drinks-whiskey-on-california-comedians-show/articleshow/65718057.cms

Ohio: Attend The Compassionate Alternatives Comedy Benefit – Weed News

Below is an event that I came across that sounds very cool. Compassionate Alternatives mission is to inform and empower patients, parents, caregivers, and medical professionals about the truths, science, and potential of medical cannabis. They develop and produce seminars and other educational programs to help parents, patients, caregivers, and other medical professionals understand the science and potential therapeutic benefits of medical cannabis. Visit compassionatealternatives.org to learn more. The event will begin with ticket complimentary refreshments and discussion about the benefits of cannabis medicine with Compassionate Alternatives. 

CA will talk about their progress and mission they’ve been building in Ohio. The comedy entertainment will begin with Adam Smith hosting comedians Jordan Tolford, Gilli, Brooke Huffer, JR Junior, and headliner Brian Doney. This will be one of Brian Doney’s last performances before moving to New York! We’ll be wrapping things up with a jam session with Christian Foster. Grab a drink an kick back to some Fingerstyle jazz guitar after a fun evening with stand-up comedy and Compassionate Alternatives. 

Have a great evening of entertainment while supporting a great cause! 

Keywords: [“medical”,”Alternatives”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://www.weednews.co/ohio-attend-the-compassionate-alternatives-comedy-benefit/

‘It’s Simple. I’m Playing A Retired Boxer Who Is Growing Marijuana,’ Mike Tyson Shops New Comedy TV Series

It might be too early to judge, but Mike Tyson’s new cannabis-themed show sounds a lot like ‘Disjointed’ 2.0. The former heavy-weight boxing champion says he is shopping around a new TV series. The show is called ‘Rolling With the Punches,’ and will be loosely based on Tyson’s own experiences a a marijuana grower and marketer, with Iron Mike himself in the leading role. The show will be shot and set on Tyson Ranch, a marijuana resort launched by the famed boxer back in June. Rob Hickman, Tyson’s business partner, says former 20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios exec Joe Roth is producing the show, which should begin airing this spring. 

Hopefully the show is picked up by somebody who isn’t Netflix, since their track record with cannabis centrist programming hasn’t been very good. 

Keywords: [“Tyson”,”show”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.civilized.life/articles/its-simple-im-playing-a-retired-boxer-who-is-growing-marijuana-mike-tyson-shops-new-comedy-tv-series/

Overtoke TV News for 10-01-2018

The Cosby Show: Clair finds Marijuana in Theo’s book (Part1)

Chapter 4, Verse 20: Stand-up Comedian ‘Valley Jesus’ Experiences a Marijuana Epiphany

Talmo got started in comedy when he moved to Los Angeles in 2010. Looking at Talmo, you’d think one of two things – this guy definitely looks like Jesus and this dude has got to be a stoner. Even though Talmo was around weed in the L.A. comedy scene, he always stuck to booze. Until recently, you could go to the Valley and there’d be a strong a chance that you’d find Talmo performing, running a show or hosting a mic – and always with a drink in his hand. 

Comedy as Talmo knew it came to a screeching halt when he became ill and was diagnosed with cancer on Friday the 13th – April 13, 2018. Later Talmo chalked it up to his bad diet and thought changing his eating habits would help. Prior to this, Talmo’s attitude toward marijuana had slowly been softening over the years. His doctor also said that he wanted Talmo to get immediate relief from marijuana that wouldn’t be possible with typical antidepressants, which take weeks or sometimes months to kick in. Talmo said the depression that comes from cancer and chemo is the darkest he’s ever experienced in his life, and weed has been the only thing to help him get through the day. 

Talmo said he now sees weed as a healthful alternative to drinking, particularly as he realized that with weed, he wasn’t going to end up with terrible hangovers and alcohol’s negative long-term effects. Talmo plans to make a book out of this experience from the beginning of his journey up until when his doctor tells him that he’s cancer-free. Talmo’s goal is to have it completed by the time he goes into remission to signify the end of a chapter. 

Keywords: [“Talmo”,”comedy”,”life”]
Source: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/09/chapter-4-verse-20-stand-up-comedian-valley-jesus-experiences-a-marijuana-epiphany/

Comedian Dan Soder On How ‘Budtenders’ Are Like Weed’s Evil Mixologists

We’re featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival and Moontower Comedy Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up, Dan Soder, a stand-up comedian who’s a regular on MTV’s The Guy Code, Conan and other fine comedy resources. Well you know, like Aziz Ansari and other – That’s that fancy, high-falutin’ tuxedo comedy. Well one of the things I wanted to ask you about is, while you don’t have to be totally into the whole food thing, it’s kind of a funny premise to talk about dating and restaurants. Well I think that’s the most decent place to take a person if you’re trying to mash privates. 

It’s not what you order, it’s how you treat the waiter. These are all things your mother should have taught you. I mean life on the road is – everyone thinks it’s – it’s not glamorous! So I’ve watched it go from me having to buy weed in a Taco Bell parking lot to being able to walk into a store. It’s kind of intense – Well you’re into food. 

Would that be a thing for you, if someone was like – we’ve got a cilantro, weed-infused aioli. The next thing I know You’re crying in your hotel bathroom, wondering why you’re dad didn’t hug you enough. 

Keywords: [“thing”,”Food”,”Well”]
Source: http://www.foodrepublic.com/2014/06/17/comedian-dan-soder-on-how-budtenders-are-like-weeds-evil-mixologists/

Margaret Zhao is a self-healing comedy survivor-and funny. By Paul Kilduff

Even for the toughest cookie, the challenge Margaret Zhao faced, China’s Cultural Revolution of 1966, seemed overwhelming. Because her family had been business owners during the communist takeover of China after WWII, they lost everything and were forced to work as farmers. After moving to Orange County in 1989 and working as a teacher of tai chi and other healing arts, Zhao discovered she had a knack for stand-up comedy. Now living in Pleasanton, Zhao does comedy gigs and also holds a free weekly class on self-healing at the Life Renewing Center in Pleasanton. Margaret Zhao: I was officially discriminated against by the schools, by the teachers, and by the society as an outcast. 

After the elimination of classification, my family became equal. Only 6 percent of the students could be accepted that year because China was just beginning to be equal. Very few people, even family members, knew that I was marrying a foreigner. I said, ‘Wow, I’m very funny at what I say. ‘ So then people start to realize I was really funny. I said, ‘I’m told I’m really funny; I would like to see if I can do stand-up comedy. 

I’m a teacher of healing art, and it’s really powerful, and also it’s very simple. 

Keywords: [“China”,”family”,”Really”]
Source: http://themonthly.com/kilduff1809.html

Marijuana Advice, episode #331 of improv4humans with Matt Besser on Earwolf

Professor Rich Fulcher joins Matt Besser for the pilot episode of the new podcast, Marijuana Advice. They take listener calls about all things marijuana, from what the future of the cannabis industry looks like to the dangers of driving high to the best weed for an amazing sexual experience. Plus, they give tips on the best way to combat paranoia as well as how to get your pot brownies to kick in faster. This episode is sponsored by NBC’s A.P. Bio, SeatGeek, and Warby Parker. 

Keywords: [“best”,”Marijuana”,”episode”]
Source: https://www.earwolf.com/episode/marijuana-advice/

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 09-08-2018

Legalizing Marijuana in Canada | RON JAMES

Is it legal to mail marijuana between states? Here’s what federal and state laws say.

Mailing pot across state lines is an incredibly bad idea, according to Erik Altieri, executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Under the Controlled Substances Act – which was signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970 to regulate the manufacture, possession and use of certain drugs – marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug. Drug trafficking penalties vary depending on the schedule of the drug being trafficked and the amount. For less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, the maximum penalty for the first offense is up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000 for a single individual. For the second offense, the maximum penalty doubles: up to 10 years behind bars and a fine not to exceed $500,000. 

The DEA lists penalties for more serious crimes on its website. These penalties can apply to both sender and recipient. Marijuana is also the most commonly seized drug by postal inspectors. In fiscal year 2014, inspectors seized 39,301 pounds of marijuana. That number dropped to 34,305 in 2015, the first full fiscal year for which medical marijuana was legal in Colorado and Washington. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”drug”,”state”]
Source: https://mic.com/articles/168186/is-it-legal-to-mail-marijuana…

Canadian Cannabis Industry & Legalization

420 Intel Canada is your leading news source for the Canadian cannabis industry. Canadian pot companies are already worth billions of dollars and with imminent country-wide legalization, the Canadian cannabis industry will see an unprecedented amount of growth. 420 Intel Canada is the Canadian Industry news outlet that will keep you updated on how these Canadian developments in recreational and medical marijuana will impact the country and the world. Our commitment is to bring you the most important cannabis news stories from across Canada every day of the week. Marijuana industry news is a constant endeavor with new developments each day. For marijuana news across the True North, 420 Intel Canada promises to bring you quality, Canadian, cannabis industry news. 

You can get 420 Intel news delivered directly to your inbox by signing up for our daily marijuana news, ensuring you’re always kept up to date on the ever-changing cannabis industry. 

Keywords: [“new”,”industry”,”Canadian”]
Source: https://420intel.ca

Jersey City to Decriminalize Marijuana

Marijuana laws in Jersey City go up in smoke as of Thursday, July 19, as Mayor Steven Fulop and Chief Prosecutor Jake Hudnut direct all Jersey City prosecutors to cease prosecuting marijuana possession cases before the municipal courts. Jersey City will be the first in New Jersey to put forward a policy to address decriminalization on a local level, in the hopes of guiding other towns across the state to enact similar changes to outdated marijuana policies. As the state continues to pass around various versions of a marijuana decriminalization program, Jersey City simply took it upon themselves to spark their own effort. According to the City, there are more than 25,000 arrests for marijuana possession each year in New Jersey-and it is estimated that prosecution following these arrests has cost the state well more than $1 billion each decade in policing, court operations, probation, and jailing. 

Keywords: [“City”,”Jersey”,”Marijuana”]
Source: http://hmag.com/jersey-city-decriminalize-marijuana

[VIDEO] ‘Disjointed’ Gets Premiere Date

Cough-cough-cough Kathy Bates and Netflix sure know how to celebrate 4/20. The streaming service announced a premiere date for the Emmy-winning actress’ new weed-themed comedy Disjointed on Thursday – aka April 20, the highest of high holidays. The first season will premiere on Friday, August 25, with Bates starring as Ruth, the owner of a L.A. marijuana dispensary. Sitcom guru Chuck Lorre is onboard as a co-creator and executive producer. 

Netflix also released a brief teaser for Disjointed -which you can watch above – with Bates in full hippie earth-mother mode, sporting long gray hair and a flowing robe. Press PLAY on the video above for a first look at Disjointed, then drop your thoughts in a comment below. 

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”Disjointed”,”Bates”]
Source: https://tvline.com/2017/04/20/disjointed-netflix-premiere-date…

6-10-2014 Vice Magazine publishes excellent article including Weed Media. 4-20-2014 Legal Green in Denver!Weed Media in association with Weed Cup, and Comedy Road trip present: Legal Green in Denver, one night at the Oriental theater in Denver CO. with Billy Anderson, Aaron Kirby, Robert Lacky and Derek Sheen! Music by the talented DJ Andre Orcutt. 4-2014 Weed Media Publishing is alive!We have expanded our services to include printing for the industry at competitive rates. 1-27-2014 MMJ Business Daily article with our CEOA simple tidbit of advise to get going with Web and marketing in the marijuana industry. 

Keywords: [“print”,”too”,”Media”]
Source: http://marijuanamarketing.us/press

Comedy Central auf Twitter: “Oklahoma legalized medical marijuana. Oh, what a beautiful feelin’. “

Willkommen! Auf deiner Timeline findest du in Echtzeit die Informationen, die dir wichtig sind. Sage viel mit einem Klick Wenn du einen Tweet siehst, den du magst, dann klicke das Herz und zeige damit dem Verfasser, dass dir der Tweet gefällt. Erfahre das Neueste Erhalte einen aktuellen Überblick, worüber sich andere zur Zeit unterhalten. Erhalte noch mehr interessante Infos Folge mehr Accounts, um sofort Updates zu Themen zu bekommen, die dir wichtig sind. 

Verpasse niemals einen Moment Lass dir keine der besten Geschichten entgehen, während sie passieren. 

Keywords: [“dir”,”einen”,”Tweet”]
Source: https://twitter.com/comedycentral/status/1012071839802253314

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Source: http://www.wapzet.com/…/04WatKTJppjOncA/öppet-arkiv-marijuana.html

Overtoke TV News for 09-07-2018

Davidbilla comedy – Marijuana or Mara onan

Growing marijuana 101: How your pot is being produced ahead of legalization

With recreational marijuana legalization around the corner, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. The world’s biggest medical marijuana producer gave Global News a behind the scene look to show us how they are prepping for the big day. Mom plants are grown from seeds and they give life to hundreds of other marijuana plants. As they grow, clippings of the mom plant are dipped in a rooting solution and planted in small soil pods. High humidity, instead of watering, allows the clone plants to slowly absorb small drops of water. 

The plant’s genetic make-up acts as its blueprint, but its environment plays a major role, too. Depending on the plant, you can have pot that keeps you awake or have pot that makes you relax and sleepy. Once the flowers have matured, the plants are then harvested and sent to the trimming room. Once it’s legalized, it’s expected there will be a big demand for legal pot, so Canopy Growth has three eight-hour shifts, producing five- to 10-gram packages, or filling bottles and soft gel tablets with oil. Justin Trudeau promised that recreational marijuana legalization would come Oct. 17. 

Canopy Growth isn’t the only producer getting ready. Producers across the country are working at full throttle, producing millions of dollars’ worth of pot to meet the new demand. 

Keywords: [“plant”,”produce”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://globalnews.ca/news/4374319/growing-marijuana-canada…

Working to Reform Marijuana Laws

For the past 12 years, Chong’s partner has been his wife, Shelby, a comedienne in her own right. For one thing, Cheech and Chong never danced salsa, merenge and tango. After the duo split up, Chong directed and appeared in Far Out Man and Best Buds. Chong has continued to be active in the film and TV industry, not only as an actor but frequently as writer, director and producer. His detention caused an uproar among his fans and sparked a Free Tommy Chong! 

movement. AKA Tommy Chong – a documentary written and directed by filmmaker Josh Gilbert about the legal battle and jail time – premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Stan Chong bought a $500 house in Dog Patch and raised his family on $50 a week. Chong started playing guitar at age 11, and when he was 18 formed Canada’s first R&B band called The Shades. Chong went on to form Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers, which became Motown’s first racially mixed band. 

Shortly after Chong left the Vancouvers, he met Cheech Marin in 1969. Chong became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in the late 1980s. Chong has five children: actress Rae Dawn and actress/producer Robbi Keene from his first marriage; actress/comedienne Precious Burger and sons Paris and Gilbran, both musicians, from his marriage to Shelby. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”Tommy”,”Cheech”]
Source: http://norml.org/advisory-board/item/tommy-chong

How to Act High

To prepare for a role in which you must act high, there are certain steps to pull off the performance, beginning with research. While acting high you could find it difficult to pour a cup of coffee. Practice getting into the high character by play acting with a partner, making up only one or a few lines at a time. It doesn’t matter where the story leads you, the important part is you act high the whole time, according to the bio you previously wrote about your character. Entertain yourself while practicing for the role of a marijuana user by playing a game while acting high. 

Watch relevant examples of thespians acting high for a role. The best way to learn how to act high is to watch other actors do it. You can best prepare to act high by recording your sessions. If you live in a place where marijuana use is legal, you can see how to act high firsthand by watching others smoke the plant or ingest it through edibles. Prepare for your role by keeping a notebook during your high experience to later remember your thoughts while high and by recording the session to later watch your behaviors and mannerisms. 

Someone might want to act high for a play, a prank, or some other kind of performance. Deliberately acting high should be saved for acting roles, not everyday life. 

Keywords: [“High”,”act”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.wikihow.com/Act-High

Marijuana Today Daily News – Giantweed

Rerolled on giantweed from a mjtodaydaily.com. N.J. won’t prosecute many weed cases until September. If you live in the golden state, swing over to Eaze.com to see if they are active in your area. With deliveries taking place in less than an hour, it’s never been easier to get legal California marijuana delivery. 

Of course, if you don’t live where Eaze delivers, you can still benefit from all the useful bits of industry insight and analysis they’ve developed using their properly aggregate and anonymized sales data stream. Marijuana testing lab not among 7 licenses before Cannabis Control Commission. Sweet Leaf granted temporary reprieve from destroying its Denver cannabis. Check out our other projects: Marijuana Today- Our flagship title, a weekly podcast examining the world of marijuana business and activism with some of the smartest people in the industry and movement. Marijuana Media Connect- A service that connects industry insiders in the legal marijuana industry with journalists, bloggers, and writers in need of expert sources for their stories. 

Rerolled on Giantweed from mjtodaydaily.com. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”industry”,”Connect”]
Source: https://www.giantweed.com/wednesday-july-25-2018-headlines…

Overtoke TV News for 09-06-2018

A Sea of Green (Marijuana Crime Drama/Full Movie)

Medical Marijuana: The Evidence Providence, Rhode Island Motif Magazine

The use of marijuana for medicinal purposes has a long history. Marijuana tea was prescribed in ancient China as early as 2700BC and the plant’s use for medicinal purposes spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. The Food and Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Agency have classified marijuana as a schedule I substance. The FDA has approved two drugs that contain a synthetic version of a substance contained in marijuana and one drug that contains a substance that mimics the action of a compound found in marijuana. The FDA has not approved marijuana itself as a safe and effective drug for any indication. 

Despite the FDA classification, multiple reviews of medical literature suggest marijuana may be effective in treating other diseases. A clinical review from June 2015 published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed 28 randomized clinical trials that investigated the effectiveness of marijuana in the treatment of chronic pain, neuropathic pain and spasticity due to multiple sclerosis. Several of the trials had positive results and suggest that marijuana and cannabinoids may have some benefit in treating these conditions. A number of major medical associations have weighed in on the potential of marijuana for medical use. They do not advocate for the use of medical marijuana for neurological disorders at this time, citing the need for more research. 

Many doctors are now advocating for the use of medical marijuana when indicated. He did caution that there is still much we do not know about marijuana and echoed the call for more research. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”medical”,”research”]
Source: http://motifri.com/medical-marijuana-the-evidence

Great but Forgotten: Firesign Theater

The record supplying the music was done, and I put another one one. They were a group of four writers/performers who started out doing radio plays and quickly graduated to records. They were as big a revolution in comedy as Monty Python’s Flying Circus, who were starting out around the same time. The group took its name from astrology – all four members were Fire Signs* – with a nod to the old Fireside Theater radio show. They took the conventions of radio drama and added psychedelic sensibilities and wove it all into a dense collection of comic brilliance. 

They would stop to listen if they had said thing on the other side of the record, and one half of a phone conversation on one album would have the other half showing up on another. They started out in radio on the west coast, but were signed with Columbia Records, and put out their first album, Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him in 1968. The Further Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye is a parody of radio detective shows, with the hero meeting a Peter Lorre type mysterious man. The next album, I Think We’re All Bozos on This Bus was a slight dropoff. Their next album, Not Insane was a disappointment, and they never really recovered, even though they did some good work afterwards. 

The group remains together today, doing live shows of their work, and the various permutations also released albums over the years. For their first three albums, they put forth a brand of comedy that was all their own. 

Keywords: [“album”,”show”,”radio”]
Source: http://greatbutforgotten.blogspot.com/2010/11/firesign-theater-comedy.html

Grow house and dispensary tours in CO

People once thought of Colorado as cowboys and ski resorts, today it’s big, bushy green plants and clouds of cannabis smoke. Kavasutra – Denver provides area residents with an island atmosphere without…. About marijuana tours in Colorado. Colorado’s legal marijuana scene has grown rapidly in the last couple decades. Colorado followed four years later in November 2000. 

In January 2014, Colorado and Washington became the first two states to begin openly selling marijuana on a recreational level. Colorado’s economy boomed, especially in terms of real estate, with everyone wanting to come and see if they could strike it rich in the new industry. All the national exposure Colorado got in the media, sent others flocking here, many not caring at all about cannabis, only everything else the wonderful state offered. Commercial marijuana tours soon followed, guiding the new wave of green tourists behind the scenes. There are now numerous companies offering a range of experiences, from tours of cultivation facilities to cannabis cooking classes and CBD infused massages. 

If you want to discover what’s leading the development of Colorado’s future, be sure to reserve your spot on a marijuana tour. Toke A Look Inside Denver’s Top Cannabis Tours – Colorado has long been a 420 friendly state, with its laid back culture and progressive attitude. Few were surprised it became one of the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana. 

Keywords: [“Colorado”,”marijuana”,”state”]
Source: https://www.uncovercolorado.com/marijuana-tours

Stoner comedies like Half-Baked and Friday have some distinct similarities to Atlanta. In a few short episodes, Atlanta has already shown itself to be far deeper than your average stoner comedy with its unique style and grander cultural aspirations. The distinct humor of stoner comedies comes from two places. Uses both of these stoner comedy tools to its advantage. The plotting of Atlanta also feels of a piece with stoner comedies. 

The first character we meet besides Earn is Vanessa, the mother of Earn’s child and the person with the unenviable duty of nagging him into responsibility. Though Vanessa has far more dimension than the average stoner comedy girlfriend, like many nagging girlfriends before her, she is here to tell Peter Pan to grow up. We also get moments with Earn’s parents to set up the age-old conflict in stoner comedy-the family that wants our hero to grow up versus the friends who want our hero to smoke up. Though Atlanta uses all of these stoner comedy tropes, this series goes further. The absurd fever dreams of stoner comedy are usually used just for laughs. 

After the bus incident, Earn sees a dog that he later sees before the gas station shootout, and we something about the dog resonates with us, we see Earn in the stray dog’s eyes. The various conversations that pop up as Earn waits at the police station in episode two address various issues in the criminal justice system. 

Keywords: [“stoner”,”comedy”,”Earn”]
Source: https://merryjane.com/culture/donald-glover-atlanta-stoner-comedy

Overtoke TV News for 09-05-2018

Medical Marijuana Is Not Compassionate Comedy

Report: 1 in 5 Mass. adults use marijuana

BOSTON – About 21 percent of adults in Massachusetts have used marijuana in the last 30 days, and of those who have consumed the drug, about a third reported having driven under the influence, according to a new Department of Public Health report. The study found that more than half of adults in Massachusetts perceive marijuana to have slight or no risks, and more than half of marijuana users consume it for non-medical purposes. The DPH reported that 26 percent of men and 17 percent of women have used marijuana in the last month, a total of roughly 21 percent of adults in the state. The study, required by the marijuana law legislators put on the books a year ago, began in early 2017 and found that the rate of marijuana use is greatest among people aged 18 to 25. DPH said baseline data suggest that about 7 percent of all adults drove under the influence of marijuana in the past 30 days and that about 12 percent of all adults rode with a driver who was under the influence of marijuana. 

Nearly 35 percent of adults who reported using marijuana in the past 30 days also reported driving under the influence of marijuana, DPH said. There is currently no roadside test, similar to a breathalyzer test for alcohol, for law enforcement to check for marijuana impairment. Legal non-medical marijuana sales were expected to start July 1 in Massachusetts, but that target will not be met. The Cannabis Control Commission meets Monday and is expected to license the state’s first retail marijuana shop. In total, 3,022 individuals responded to the survey, DPH said. 

About 71 percent of the state’s marijuana users are white, 12 percent are Hispanic, 7 percent are black and 3 percent are Asian, the report found. The report said white non-Hispanic men and people between ages 18 and 20 have the highest prevalence of marijuana use. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”percent”,”report”]
Source: http://www.lowellsun.com/…/ci_31978132/report-1-5-mass-adults-use-marijuana

Marijuana-friendly campuses? I don’t think so

In the run-up to the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada on Oct. 17, 2018, many universities and colleges are still in a wait-and-see position concerning marijuana use on campus. TRU’s 20-person Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, of which I am a member, unanimously voted on March 5, 2018, to ban all smoking of marijuana products on campus – for health and safety reasons. Pro-marijuana smokers on the TRU committee argued that marijuana smoke is no different than cigarette smoke and that smoking areas designated for cigarette smoke should also be used for marijuana. Naïve bystanders cannot tell the potency of the marijuana smoked just by smell alone. Most animal studies demonstrate the ease with which such second- hand marijuana smoke can negatively affect behaviour. 

Very few know that marijuana smoke has 300 to 500 per cent more carcinogens than tobacco smoke. Marijuana has been linked to addiction, drops in grades, slips and falls and car accidents. The JOHSC at Thompson Rivers University is considering individual ingestion of medical marijuana – via brownies, gummy bears or pills – on campus because the consumption of such medicinal products doesn’t negatively impact others directly. Marijuana is an intoxicant and therefore is analogous to drinking alcohol on campus. Smoking marijuana should therefore fall under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act Section 40, 1996, chapter 267. 

As TRU did not allow the open consumption of alcohol in public places on campus, neither would it allow marijuana to be smoked on campus. Marijuana has been linked to impaired motor co-ordination, altered judgment and risky sexual behaviour. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”smoke”,”university”]
Source: http://theconversation.com/marijuana-friendly-campuses-i-dont-think-so-100650

High Maintenance Archives

Joel Fernando, a Brooklyn filmmaker with hipster hair and bright red aviators, pitched his marijuana venture at a popular Colorado Springs coffee shop, reports Rebecca Celli of The Colorado Independent. Fernando’s plan is two-fold: to start up a major pot production operation in Colorado and to chronicle his process for a new web series, to be distributed by Slate this January,. The series will explore Fernando’s business endeavor through numerous short documentary installments. Each episode will be less than 10 minutes, and will feature people and policies central to Colorado’s budding marijuana economy. Fernando is not the first aspiring marijuana entrepreneur to drive cross-country on a whim. 

He’s also not the first young urban filmmaker to create a pot-oriented web series. If New York is the fifth character in Sex and the City, then pot is the third in the YouTube web series turned half-hour-long Comedy Central show, Broad City. The series, which follows the female twenty-somethings in New York City trope, is known for its crude humor and memorable scenes of pot-smoking through Skype. The episodes of High Maintenance, the most intricate rendition of the pot web series trend, are the well-crafted vignettes of diverse New Yorkers – middle-aged bird watchers, Passover seder-goers, couch surfers, a cross-dressing father – all subtly bound together by the narrative of a nameless pot delivery man. The best web series sell out, or at least begin to sell. 

Slate, the distributor of Fernando’s series, publishes stories commenting on all of these shows. As for Joel Fernando, his upcoming series will be free and relatively unpublicized. 

Keywords: [“series”,”marijuana”,”Fernando”]
Source: https://marijuana.heraldtribune.com/tag/high-maintenance