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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Keywords: [“video”,”music”,”download”]
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

Overtoke TV News for 09-04-2018

“Road Trip” – Gabriel Iglesias- (From Hot & Fluffy comedy special)

Radical Acts: The Art of Cheech Marin

Cheech Marin was from a quick-witted family where you had to be on stage to get a word in at the dinner table. Cheech remembers South Central as being easier for him, racially, in a Biography Channel documentary about his life. Father Oscar respected his adult son’s right to make the decision for himself, and Cheech was later granted immunity from federal prosecution and returned to LA. The dope comedy and films of Cheech and Chong that rode a rocket to fame in the 1960s and ’70s, by the 1980s, had played out. Knowing this helps put what would come later into perspective, as Cheech relied on his analytical mind, rapid-fire consciousness, and spirit of personal revolution, to re-find his audience and step from being a performer in a role to that of a guide and leader amidst a complex social and cultural environment. 

Born in East LA, is a parable about immigration that nails our current discourse and policies because that’s what Cheech saw around him. It is this inequity that sparked a response from the largest and, as Cheech says, wealthiest generation. Cheech came into the studio at High Times Magazine to be interviewed by David Burkart on a variety of topics. These short video clips provide an insightful understanding of the thought process of Cheech Marin, the man, and the artist, though the art of his own making. Cheech Marin, the artist, teaches us more radical acts, remaining faithful to the craft, and to the inner journey, from a time when many, not just a few, were shot down cold in the streets. 

Here we might see in the same frame, Cheech’s escape from stereotypes, labels, typecasting, racial conflicts, cultural restraints, political myopia, the country as a whole, the fog of war, stoner roles, the cops, and finally, as understood through his works and time. Cheech Marin’s cultural legacy is to be included. It may be reviewed and enjoyed through his personal collection and long embrace of Chicano art, documenting the cultural perspective of Americans as a movement and as peoples, at The Cheech Marin Center of the Riverside Art Museum. 

Keywords: [“Cheech”,”Marin”,”time”]
Source: http://www.marijuanadrugfacts.com/marijuana-facts/radical-acts-the-art-of…

How much marijuana can you possess in Massachusetts? Here are the restrictions.

After the passage of a November ballot measure, recreational marijuana is now legal in Massachusetts. While state lawmakers voted to delay the opening of recreational marijuana stores until June 2018 – which still makes it technically illegal to sell marijuana – possessing, consuming and growing marijuana is now allowed under state law. Here’s what you need to know about the law’s limitations, as specified in the text of the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, before enjoying the benefits of the new law. According to the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, it is now legal for residents aged 21 and over to possess, use, purchase, process and manufacture up to one ounce of marijuana. Residents, the law states, can possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana in their personal residence; however, any amount over one ounce must be secured by a lock. 

The law also allows residents to assist other adults over the age of 21 with marijuana purchase, manufacture, use or possession, and also makes it legal for a Massachusetts resident to give away or transfer up to one ounce of marijuana to another adult. Once Massachusetts residents have their legal marijuana there are some restrictions on where they can use it. The law also specifies that individuals cannot consume or hold marijuana and marijuana accessories on public or private school property where children attend preschool, kindergarten or grades 1-12, or on the property of a correctional facility. The law also has strict restrictions on marijuana usage and motor vehicles. Massachusetts cannabis enthusiasts who choose to grow their own plants will also face restrictions under the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. 

Residents can have up to six marijuana plants for personal use at their primary residence, the law dictates, but a household cannot grow more than 12 total marijuana plants at once. In total, residents may possess up to 10 ounces of marijuana and any marijuana that is cultivated by the plants on their premises at their primary residence. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”law”,”any”]
Source: https://mic.com/articles/165415/how-much-marijuana-can-you-possess…

Marijuana businesses to go before Planning Board

FITCHBURG – Five marijuana businesses looking for approval to sell, cultivate, or process in the city will go before the Planning Board Tuesday night. The public hearings will take place at 6 p.m. at the Fitchburg Fire Department headquarters community room at 33 North St. Existing medical dispensaries Revolutionary Clinics on Oakhill Road and Garden Remedies on Airport Road are seeking site plan review to cultivate and process recreational marijuana. It has one floor to grow medical marijuana and another with a commercial kitchen to manufacture marijuana products. 

The company went before the Planning Board a few weeks ago to receive approval to grow on the upper floors of its industrial space, O’Hara said. Garden Remedies has been producing medical marijuana in the city since 2016. He said it received board approval before the city had a medical marijuana ordinance. The board will also consider special permits and site plan review for Colonial Cannabis to open an adult-use retail store on Water Street and medical cultivation and processing businesses for Cypress Tree Management on Westminster Street and Native Sun Wellness on Industrial Road. Special permit approval requires a two-thirds vote from the board, O’Hara said. 

Boston-based Cypress Tree Management has plans for a nearly 50,000 square-foot facility at 431 Westminster St., he said. If the businesses receive approval from the Planning Board, O’Hara said, they will be able to move forward with building plans. To open, the businesses will need certification or licensing from the state Department of Public Health for medical marijuana or the Cannabis Control Commission for the sale of recreational marijuana. O’Hara said the Planning Board has already reviewed and approved at least six applicants with marijuana businesses. Applicants have told him that Fitchburg seems to be a good place for the marijuana business. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”plan”,”Board”]
Source: http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/news/ci_32082059

Overtoke TV News for 09-03-2018

Stand up comedy- marijuana

Marijuana-based businesses continue development – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Marijuana-based businesses in Southern Nevada are continuing to expand in the region as the gates to recreational sales opened less than a year ago. Another facility being built in Las Vegas is by Canadian-based Marapharm Ventures Inc. The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Marapharm Las Vegas LLC, is constructing on a 7-acre site in Apex Industrial Park that will contain a roughly more than 300,000-square-foot project for the cultivation and production of recreational marijuana. Klassen said the company sees Las Vegas as a massive market, comparing his native Canada’s population of about 36 million spread across hundreds of miles versus the more than 40 million tourists who come to the Strip. Riana Durrett, executive director of the Nevada Dispensary Association, said the survey was based on property improvements since the medical marijuana program began in Nevada. 

Findley estimates there could be as much as 1 million to 2 million square feet of space under development in the Southern Nevada region for facilities being used for the medical and recreational marijuana demand in the region. Most of the local operators were anticipating that recreational marijuana would become legal in the state according to Jack, which it did in the 2016 election cycle. Jack is projecting a higher growth rate for development in the local area compared with other markets that have had recreational in place for some time. Marijuana Business Daily reports that compounded annual sales growth is expected to increase by 14 percent to 25 percent over the next five years on a nationwide basis. Projections from Marijuana Business Daily show 2018’s national recreational and medical marijuana sales to range from $6.7 billion to $8.8 billion. 

In early January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding guidance set during the Obama years that kept a policy of not interfering with state marijuana laws. Sessions has been an opponent of marijuana operations. In March, Congress gave protections to medical marijuana, extending provisions that doesn’t allow Sessions to use funding to go after states with legalized medical marijuana in a $1.3 trillion spending bill that funds the government through September. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”recreational”,”million”]
Source: https://www.reviewjournal.com/homes/resale-news/marijuana-based…

Monday in Marijuana

We’re still monitoring the fallout of last week’s momentous decision that signaled the end of the federal prohibition on medical marijuana, a stipulation buried deep in the 1,603 page bipartisan federal spending package, and it seems as if the news has barely stirred a ripple in the pond for the reefer madness set. The families of those suffering from ailments that could be relieved by marijuana are wondering exactly what the hold up is. Colorado continues to be the epicenter for the legalization movement. Instead of government money being spent to investigate the negative effects of marijuana, an $8M research grant was awarded by the Colorado Board of Health to look at whether the plant can truly help with epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. With a locally-based economy booming, teen use of cannabis dropping, and crime rates falling, and governments reaping a windfall of tax profits throughout Colorado, neighboring states have finally decided that enough was enough. 

Two teenagers from Gaylesville, Alabama were arrested last week on felony possession of marijuana as they worked off a cruel case of the munchies in a Waffle House. File under parliamentary governmental systems: the editor of a popular marijuana news website in Israel is running for Knesset with a predictable agenda. In Canada, the Conservative government lost its latest appeal aimed at preventing medical marijuana users from growing their own, because you know, what the hell and how dare they and everything. The court passed down an unanimous decision, which prevented medical users from buying their drugs off the streets from young kids who hang out in Waffle Houses, or Tim Hortons, as the case may be. The epileptics of Brazil are slowly succeeding in making their own case that some future politicians will sue over, seeking the legalization of medical pot. 

Brian Borncamp contributed this thoughtful article to us last week, which imagines a future economy on Buffalo’s East Side featuring good pal cannabis. By all intents and purposes, the marijuana biz is a slow train coming, laden with long-term and localized economic benefits that far outweigh the negative effects, and Borncamp’s piece is a slice of that future. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Colorado”,”medical”]
Source: http://www.dailypublic.com/articles/12222014/monday-marijuana

7 Comedians Who Enjoy Marijuana

Although weed can definitely highlight what’s weird about your surrounding or amplify already-comedic situations, it can’t instill a fully-developed sense of humor. Doug Benson’s comedy career revolves almost entirely around his love of cannabis. Benson created the 2008 documentary Super High Me, a druggy take on Morgan Spurlock’s McDonald’s exposé Super Size Me, in which Benson smokes weed in huge quantities every day for a month. Like a trippy version of Mike Nichols and Elaine May, collaborators Kate Berlant and John Early showcase a weird brand of character-based comedy in seemingly improvised skits like Family Dinner and Reunion. Berlant and Early’s deadpan comedy is deeply rooted in the same pseudo-intellectual and fame-obsessed millennial culture that it satirizes, making for an especially meta comedy experience. 

Each of the two wrote and starred in full episodes of the 2016 Netflix original comedy The Characters – Early’s episode totally nails some cringe-worthy identities like a self-absorbed yuppie party host and a sassy but depressed Christian comedienne. Dave Chappelle staked a claim to stoner fandom early on in his career, having written, produced, and starred in the 1998 cannabis classic Half Baked. Chappelle briefly bowed out of the spotlight after Chappelle’s Show was canceled in 2006 and now lives a low-key life with his family in suburban Ohio. A recent GQ interview with Chappelle yields some other great nuggets: he may have bought weed from Idris Elba back in the day, and once requested permission to smoke weed onstage from crack-smoking Toronto mayor Rob Ford. Jason Segel doesn’t just play a cannabis enthusiast on TV. 

He’s well known for his love of weed, and has made a name for himself as a leading man in comedies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Jeff, Who Lives At Home, blending bumbling antics with undeniable sincerity. George Carlin is one of the first and arguably best full-fledged observational comedians. Carlin’s countercultural humor was at least partially fueled by cannabis: in a retrospective interview with Jon Stewart, he claimed to. 

Keywords: [“comedy”,”weed”,”smoke”]
Source: https://thestash.wikileaf.com/7-comedians-who-enjoy-marijuana

Overtoke TV News for 09-02-2018


If Jeff Sessions Got Caught With Marijuana: Stoner Comedy

VIPblog2009

December 2 – More on MarilynWhile CNN aired a story neglecting to mention marijuana, other outlets have uncovered more about Marilyn Monroe’s alleged marijuana use, uncovered in a home movie made in the late 1950s. July 9, 2009 – Ads Call for Legal Pot in CAThe Marijuana Policy Project has launched a TV ad campaign in support of legalizing marijuana to help solve California’s budget crisis. Over the objections of her own Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Smith announced in a May 2008 speech to Parliament that her government would seek to reclassify marijuana as a Class B drug, four years after Tony Blair’s government downgraded it to Class C. The NORML blog picked up on the news that Smith lied about increased potency of marijuana when she successfully pushed for harsher laws. Geraldo Rivera, who smoked pot on camera in 1974 will reportedly resume his research on Fox’s Geraldo at Large tonight Rivera interviewed VIP Rob Van Dam for a recent story on marijuana legalization and noted in another that VIP Montel Williams lobbied New Jersey for a medical marijuana law. 

The Mayor of Castro Street: The Life & Times of Harvey Milk by Randy Shilts confirms that, as in the movie, Milk swore off marijuana as he took the public stage, but remained allied with marijuana activist Dennis Peron while Republicans were hammering away against the three G’s: gays, grass and Godlessness. Because of law enforcement taken against people that have used marijuana for medicinal purposes, DiMaria would not say when she used marijuana or how she obtained it, but she did say it was medically beneficial to her. Marijuana reformers won’t be so celebratory this year, since on April 17 U.S. government lawyers said its prosecution of medical marijuana club operator Charles Lynch was consistent with DOJ policy, despite recent pronouncements to the contrary. After Califano said more teens are in treatment for today’s super-strong marijuana, Rebagliati said he thought marijuana was the safer choice than alcohol or tobacco, that it was fat free and didn’t make you feel bad the next day. 

Marijuana, Inc. A Hit Just when the economy has become the overriding issue in politics, the economic arguments for marijuana legalization are gaining traction. John Updike – Did Rabbit RunUPDATE 1/8/2011 – Dr. Lester Grinspoon informs me that although John Updike nearly admitted to smoking in his fiction, he adamantly denied smoking marijuana when asked by Dr. Grinspoon to join his marijuana uses blog. 

Swiss Marijuana field spotted through Google EarthSwiss authorities announced on Jan. 30 that they had found a large marijuana plantation while using Google Earth, the extremely popular free satellite mapping software. Medical Marijuana Raids Continue According to California NORML, the DEA yesterday conducted its first medical marijuana raid under the Obama administration. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”smoke”,”pot”]
Source: http://www.veryimportantpotheads.com/blog2009.html

Movies about marijuana

Our site provides an introduction only information about movies, we recommend to download them from the Internet or to buy DVDs. Homegrown Director: Stephen GyllenhaalRelease Year: 1998Genres: comedy, crime Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch, Jon Bon Jovi, Ryan Phillippe, John Lithgow, Matt Ross, Jamie Lee Curtis, Judge Reinhold, /Jon TenneyRuntime: 102 minProduction Co: Lakeshore InternationalCountry: USA. Synopsis: Life is good for Jack, Carter and Harlan, three inept ne’r-do-wells who help run master dope-grower Malcoms flourishing marijuana plantation somewhere in northern California. Then Malcom is suddenly bumped off by a mysterious assailant, after a moment of panic, the naive trio decide to take over the business themselves. Their lazy days on the dope farm have ill prepared them for the high-stakes game of finding buyers for millions of dollars of contraband. 

As they plunge into a shadowy new world of duplicity, double-dealing and danger, they soon find that they have gotten in way, way over their heads. In the late 1980s, they find out that a secret war is about to start in the US, and decided to return to New York to tell someone about it. What they find when they return is that all of their fellow hippies have become rich yuppies, like everyone else, and that no one wants to save the world anymore – they just want to buy it. Our Rating: 6/10. Cheech and Chong: Get Out of My Room Director: Tommy ChongRelease Year: 1985Genres: comedyCast: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Runtime: 53 minProduction Co: Koo Koo BananaCountry: USA. 

Synopsis: A mock documentary filmed mostly in and around LA with interviews of Cheech and Chong interspersed between four videos of songs from their last album. Synopsis: Horsemouth sets himself up in business selling records but when gangsters steal his bike things start to turn nasty. Synopsis: With dreams of becoming a successful Reggae singer, a young Jamaican man finds corruption from his record producers and the drug pushers they’re connected to. Our Rating: 7/10. Marihuana – The Devil’s Weed Director: Dwain EsperRelease Year: 1936Genres: drama, comedyCast: Harley Wood, Hugh McArthur, Pat Carlyle, Paul Ellis, Dorothy DehnRuntime: 57 minProduction Co: Roadshow Attractions Inc.Country: USA. 

Synopsis: A young girl named Burma attends a beach party with her boyfriend and after she smokes marijuana with a bunch of other girls, she gets pregnant and another girl drowns while skinny dipping in the ocean. During a drug deal her boyfriend is killed leaving Burma to fend for herself. Burma then becomes a major narcotics pusher in her own right after giving up her baby for adoption. 

Keywords: [“find”,”Synopsis”,”out”]
Source: http://www.cannabismoon.com/en/films/cannabis2.html

Overtoke TV News for 08-31-2018

Tom Segura: Completely Normal – The First 48

The Tragedy of Stoner Comedy

Fourteen states have effectively decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, and on June 4 Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Police Department announced plans to follow suit in NYC. As marijuana goes mainstream, its media portrayal has likewise softened. In the film, marijuana transforms seemingly normal, upstanding American youth into maniacs similar to the opium fiends of earlier stereotypes. Drugs were everywhere: on the strip, where people dropped microtabs of acid and then painted themselves blue; in middle schools, where young pushers did the work of the Fagin-esque masterminds of the marijuana trade; and in middle-class homes, where the sharing of one joint led a young Don and Betty Draper-esque couple to neglect its newborn in a bathtub with a running faucet, where the tot ineluctably drowned. Their straggly long hair, stoner talk, and constant fiending for the demon weed established the stereotype that prevails, in various permutations, to this day. 

As happens when actors embrace caricature roles, both were typecast to such a degree that the stoner aesthetic took over their careers. Of late, the stoner comedy has become more realistic. The movie blended stoner stereotypes and broad humor with blood, gore, and violence. More than likely, the stoner comedies of the future will continue to play up the humor while conveniently overlooking the tragedy at the heart of American marijuana prohibition. Jails, especially in the South, have many occupants who are there simply for possession of marijuana. 

Whatever the case, there will be no stoner comedy that deals with the harm inflicted on a family when an adult male breadwinner is sent to state prison for what is essentially a victimless crime. Marijuana prohibition has been the gateway to an exponential expansion of the prison-industrial complex, but that’s a reality silver-screen fantasies will not touch. As with romantic comedies, which give us a skewed view of love, the stoner genre is riddled with distortions and misrepresentations-a bad trip worthy of the worst directors in Hollywood. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”stoner”,”film”]
Source: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-tragedy-of-stoner-comedy/

Interview: Elizabeth Ho talks Netflix’s cannabis comedy ‘Disjointed’

Currently starring in the Netflix Cannabis Comedy ‘Disjointed’, Elizabeth talks marijuana and working with Kathy BatesInterview by Adam Crookes. When I was first attending USC, my main goal was to just get myself to Los Angeles; I was using the university as an excuse to move down there. The plan I’d hatched in my brain was to pursue an acting career, strike it famous in a year, and leave Uni.Since fame did not immediately find me during my freshman year, I found myself at a loss and really facing reality for the first time in my life. I’d always been successful in achieving my goals, and I realized this Hollywood nut was on a whole new level of figuring out how to crack. I felt like I was living a double life: trying to balance the wishes of my family to be a business major while also trying to pursue my own creative ambitions. 

I hadn’t anticipated actually sticking with being a business major. I ended up taking a year off in between my freshman and sophomore year because I was so unhappy. Auditioning never fails to be a nerve-wracking process, even for those actors who’ve been doing it for their entire lives! Lucky for me, the material was fun and engaging. Working with Kathy Bates is a dream come true for me, and yes, I’m a huge fan of her work! 

This woman is a legend and rightfully so. I am beyond lucky to work with her on a daily basis. She taught us how that works: from the day-to-day store activities, to how the plants needed to look during each stage of their growth. You can catch Elizabeth Ho on ‘Disjointed’ on NETFLIX.. 

Keywords: [“work”,”audition”,”Disjointed”]
Source: https://medium.com/@CROOKES/interview-elizabeth-ho-talks-netflixs-cannabis-comedy-disjointed-crookes-magazine-4784df920ec0

Ngaio Bealum praised, but reviews criticize Netflix weed-cooking show

The latest Sacramento-area figure to bring his talents and expert opinion to a national audience is comedian and local columnist Ngaio Bealum. A week later, several reviews are in, and many of them are lukewarm on the execution of what was a mostly promising premise: Chefs competing head-to-head to see who can create the best edibles. The first season of the series contains 12 episodes, none longer than 15 minutes. Bealum, who performs marijuana-inspired comedy routines in Sacramento and the Bay Area and also writes a column for the Sacramento News and Review, serves as the program’s culinary weed expert. The show’s main host is YouTube personality Josh Levya. 

A glance at more in-depth write-ups by many national news outlets turns up mostly negative reviews, with a few common criticisms. Here’s a quick, THC-free taste of what some reviewers have said about Netflix’s first weed-based cooking show and Bealum’s role as a panel expert. Shapiro charged that the show lacked appeal to the average viewer, and that it does a poor job of explaining things like the differences between cannabis strains or the creation of weed oil. In her view, Bealum and the gang use too much jargon that only stoners or those in the weed industry will understand. Astre agrees that the stakes are pretty low – there are no cash prizes – but she also sees little harm done by the show, as much as it may be lacking in its execution of the concept. 

Keywords: [“show”,”cooking”,”High”]
Source: https://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/california-weed/article214083234.html