Overtoke TV News for 08-12-2018

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NZ On Air: History of Kiwi comedy, Patrick Gower’s look at marijuana among the projects funded

A history of New Zealand comedy, a Stuff Circuit interactive documentary series and a two-part Patrick Gower investigation into marijuana are among the Kiwi factual projects which have received funding in the latest round of handouts from NZ On Air. The independent broadcast funding agency announced a $9m investment in 24 new projects on Monday, amounting to more than 7600 minutes of content. Among the most eye-catching were Funny As: The Story of New Zealand Comedy, a series chronicling what has made Kiwis laugh throughout the years, destined for TVNZ1, and Three’s Patrick Gower: The High Road. The latter will explore the opportunities for New Zealand if marijuana was legalised, with Gower looking at the overseas experience, exploring the pros and cons of legalising marijuana for recreational, as well as medicinal, use. MediaWorks chief content officer Andrew Szusterman said with marijuana use likely to be legalised here in the future they felt it was important for New Zealand society to explore how such a decision has impacted other communities. 

For his own part, Newshub’s national correspondent Gower said while he always had his doubts that marijuana wasn’t good for anything more than people getting stoned, every day there seemed to be headline from somewhere in the world proving him wrong. Ironically, The High Road comes hot on the heels of another similarly themed two-part documentary In Pot Pursuit which screened on TVNZ earlier this month. It will be distributed on Stuff and will also screen on Māori Television. Prime will screen Recovery 29, a documentary about the potential re-entry to the Pike River Mine, while The Coconet. Tv’s Talune: Ship of Death will be aiming to enlighten younger generations about the story of a New Zealand ship that arrived in Samoa in 1918 carrying an influenza strain that wiped out a quarter of the Samoan population. 

Newly funded lifestyle series include Māori Television’s Pio Terei-hosted Off the Grid and a six-part show following New Zealand NBA star Steven Adams’ Kiwi-based basketball camps, a TVNZ medical information series The Check Up and one on teenagers at a high school teen pregnancy unit, which will also air on the state broadcaster. Existing shows funded for another series include Anika Moa: Unleashed, Prime’s Making New Zealand, reality competition Design Junkies and long-running rural lifestyle series Country Calendar. NZ On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson says the 24 funded projects demonstrated the wealth and diversity of ideas of content creators. 

Keywords: [“New”,”series”,”Zealand”]
Source: https://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/tv-radio/105690804/nz-on-air-history-of-kiwi-comedy-patrick-gowers-look-at-marijuana-among-the-projects-funded

Cannabis cruising: five weed-friendly places to get stoned in the Big Smoke

The good news is that this situation has a built-in solution: there are many lounges and cannabis-friendly businesses already operating that allow customers to consume weed. They do have some things in common, like ID-ing and prohibiting tobacco use, alcohol use and cannabis sales. The Hotbox has knowledgeable, friendly staff to answer any questions you may have and a range of events, including Nintendo competitions, live music and comedy shows. Owner and long-time cannabis activist Abi Roach, who spoke at the Municipal Licensing and Standards committee last month, isn’t nervous about the future – she believes councillors are actually beginning to come around on weed lounges. On October 2, Ward 20 Councillor Joe Cressy was able to push a motion through the Board of Health to re-open the issue of cannabis lounges, albeit through a back door. 

People who want to learn more about cannabis concentrates and dabbing can do so here with the proper accessories. Owner Joanne Baker is adamant about putting comedy at the forefront of her business and keeps a fresh lineup of big names coming through her doors. Special rules Bring your own bud for the class offering; be quiet and respectful. Before students at this airy space get down to downward dog, they can take cannabis-infused tea or puff on cannabis using a top-of-the-line vaporizer that creates an environment with nearly no haze or smell. Students are asked to donate sativa or more uplifting strains of cannabis for a communal puff before class to help stimulate focus and energy. 

Ganja Yoga student Antuanette-Gomez says she got hooked after her first class – but not to the cannabis she was already used to consuming. Owner Lu Pancini has been teaching yoga for 12 years and tells NOW she is proud of her family-run business, which also offers Thai Yoga Massage, Thai Massage School and Yoga School. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”own”,”smoke”]
Source: https://nowtoronto.com/lifestyle/cannabis/five-weed-friendly-places-to-get-stoned-in-toronto/

America’s marijuana policy isn’t funny. It’s racist.

When NBC’s Meet the Press over the weekend held a roundtable about the New York Times Editorial Board’s decision to endorse marijuana legalization, participants seemed to take the issue very lightly – regularly making jokes between a few serious policy points. The chuckles are typical in conversations about marijuana policy. Hillary Clinton got in some jokes about marijuana before answering a similar question at a CNN-hosted town hall in the spring. It’s easy to joke about marijuana policy when the idea of legalization feels more like a new freedom, which might be the case for whiter and wealthier populations. Poorer populations, marijuana policy is much closer to a civil rights issue. 

Marijuana isn’t just a drug that they would like to be able to use and carry out in the open. Marijuana criminalization has historically been used to harass and arrest people in minority and poor communities at hugely disproportionate rates. A 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties Union found that, even though white and black people use pot at similar rates, black people are 3.7 times more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession. New York decriminalized marijuana in 1977, but as of 2012 had one of the highest arrest rates for pot possession. The problem: New York law allows arrests for marijuana that’s within public view. 

Police officers in New York City regularly used this exception to arrest people, particularly minorities, by getting them to empty their pockets during stop-and-frisk searches and expose marijuana that would otherwise have remained hidden. Because for a large chunk of the US population, marijuana policy is simply no joking matter. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”arrest”,”pot”]
Source: https://www.vox.com/2014/7/31/5952169/marijuana-legalization-jokes-racism

Overtoke TV News for 08-11-2018

DUKE AND CAT SHOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA COMEDY SKIT FROM 1/2010

7 celebrities looking to cash in on the cannabis industry

As one half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong, Tommy Chong lampooned countless stoner stereotypes in a series of successful films and comedy albums. He also spent some time in prison more than a decade ago for selling marijuana pipes and bongs online. Now, Chong – who recently competed on the reality show Dancing with the Stars – is back in the pot business with Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe, a line of dry clothing wipes meant to eliminate the odor of marijuana or tobacco smoke from smokers’ clothes. There could be more coming from Chong, who is reportedly developing his own branded cannabis strain. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”Smoke”,”comedy”]
Source: http://fortune.com/2015/01/26/celebrities-weed-brands

GrowLife Inc. Stock Quote

GrowLife, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of area lighting poles to distributors throughout the United States. The firm provides legal products to the urban gardening market in retail, in business to business transactions, and direct to consumers. It includes the online distribution hub greners, the pioneering grow light product line stealth grow LED. The company was founded on August 6, 2012 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.. 

Keywords: [“grow”,”business”,”product”]
Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/phot

Bill Engvall releases new comedy special, ‘Just Sell Him For Parts’

As of 2017, the special is also available to download on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play. It’s also available on-demand for Comcast, Dish and Playstation Vue subscribers. Speaking with the Rockford Register Star, Engvall explained the thought behind his new special’s title. Shot on the stage at the beautiful Coronado Theater in Rockford, Ill., Engvall showcases his iconic brand of observational satire that is as relatable as it is laugh out loud funny. 

Keywords: [“Engvall”,”available”,”special”]
Source: http://billengvall.com/engvall-new-comedy-special-just-sell-him-for-parts

Northern Lights Theatre Pub

Sensory Sensitive Showsto be announcedTickets are only $4.00. Movies starting before 4:00 PM.All ages allowed, bar is closed. Movies starting at or between 4:00 – 6:30PM.Minors under 21 allowed with a parent. Movies starting after 6:30 PM.Adults age 21 or older only. Thursdays – Theatre #3 is open to all ages, all night. 

No alcohol will be allowed in Theater #3 or the front half of the lobby. 

Keywords: [“allowed”,”age”,”starting”]
Source: http://www.northernlightstheatrepub.com

17 Stoner Shows Disguised As Children’s Programs

These are the ingredients for a solid children’s TV show, destined to entice and hopefully teach them something about the alphabet or sharing. They also happen to be what makes for an ideal stoner show. Co-eds holed up in college dorm rooms, teenagers giggling along with their little cousins and millenials taking in the nostalgic montage of their ’90s childhood have become equally addicted to the TV shows designed for kids. 

Keywords: [“show”]
Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/stoner-shows_n_4911838.html

Today’s gossip is tomorrow’s news

Amid Donald Trump’s spasmodic summer, one member of his campaign has received a growing amount of positive-or at least not explicitly negative-press: Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Today Esquire has published a long and excellent profile with lots of good dirt, all about who is this smiling fellow who through his narrow greed and ambition has sold out his faith for a suicide ride on the Trump train. 

Keywords: [“Trump”]
Source: http://gawker.com

Watch South Park Season 14 Episode 03

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Keywords: [“JavaScript”,”Please”,”browser”]
Source: https://www.hulu.com/watch/249975

The restaurant continues to have long lines after his visit. Some consider it the Italian equivalent of macaroni and cheese – a simple crowd-pleaser. Jiro, with only 10 counter seats, serves an omakase tasting menu. Eating sushi with his father, Pierre, was one of Bourdain’s fond food memories. Don’t miss: The illegal delicacy Axe ate on ‘Billions’ is a real thing – here’s the story behind it. 

Keywords: [“Jiro”,”Bourdain”,”time”]
Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/22/anthony-bourdains-favorite-foods.html

THYROID CANCER & cannabis studies completed

Provided a careful history is obtained, 5-10% of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer will have a positive family history. Occasionally individuals develop lymphoma of the thyroid gland or with metastasis from other cancer types. Is a rare tumor, arising not from the follicular cells that produce the thyroid hormone but from C-cells which are also present in the thyroid. 

Keywords: [“Thyroid”,”Cancer”,”history”]
Source: http://calgarycmmc.com/cancerthyroid.htm

Washington DC Marijuana Cannabis Events

Honey Glazed Thursdayz Hosted by Trichome Honey Concepts Welcome to Honey Glazed! We are back better than ever with our brand new event on thursdays, Honey Glazed. Puff N Paint July 8 2018 This is the painting experience for the creative souls at heart. Pole-n-Puff July 8 2018 Pole-n-Puff is a workshop to introduce ladies to the basics of pole dance in a safe environment. 

Keywords: [“Honey”,”Glazed”,”Pole-n-Puff”]
Source: http://marijuanas.org

Season 14, Episode 3: Medicinal Fried Chicken

The new state law in Colorado says it’s ok to smoke marijuana if you have a doctor’s note. So Randy decides he’s going to be the first in line for some, except without anything wrong with him, he’s turned away and must come up with a medical malady to get his hands on the drug. Cartman will do anything to get his beloved fried chicken restaurant back. 

Keywords: [“anything”,”he's”]
Source: http://www.tv.com/shows/south-park/medicinal-fried-chicken-1336186

Marijuana Events in Boston and Massachusetts

In order to fully understand the cannabis industry, one should fully immerse themselves in the culture. Thankfully, we are continuously updating our list of marijuana-related events in Massachusetts, so be sure to check back for the latest happenings across the state. From meet-ups to networking events, go ahead and dive right in! 

Keywords: [“events”,”fully”]
Source: https://potguide.com/massachusetts/marijuana-events

Overtoke TV News for 08-05-2018

22 Minutes: Marijuana Tax

Search marijuana beats

GenYoutube is a fast Youtube video downloader service. Now download videos in all formats from Youtube using GenYoutube video downloader. Using GenYoutube you can download any type of videos from the Youtube. Using it you can search the videos also and can play them too before downloading. You can even search the episodes and movies and download them. 

Search results can the sorted on the basis of relevance, view count, title, rating and publish date. Now you can download songs, movies, episodes, trailers, clips or any Youtube video without visitng the Youtube site with hassle free controls and beautiful responsive UI. Currently It supports 55 formats of video downloads. GenYoutube provides Youtube video downloads in mp4, webm, m4a, 3gp and 3D formats which ranges from mobile friendly to HDTV resolution. It can download Vevo videos, age-restricted videos, region protected videos. 

It also supports new formats which recently Youtube rolled out. GenYoutube is based on super fast script which can handle a number of downloads simultaneously. So enjoy downloading videos from Youtube using GenYoutube and showcase, watch and listen to the ocean of never ending digital video download stream. 

Keywords: [“download”,”video”,”Youtube”]
Source: https://www.genyoutube.net/search.php?q=marijuana+beats

Search Reggae marijuana

GenYoutube is a fast Youtube video downloader service. Now download videos in all formats from Youtube using GenYoutube video downloader. Using GenYoutube you can download any type of videos from the Youtube. Using it you can search the videos also and can play them too before downloading. You can even search the episodes and movies and download them. 

Search results can the sorted on the basis of relevance, view count, title, rating and publish date. Now you can download songs, movies, episodes, trailers, clips or any Youtube video without visitng the Youtube site with hassle free controls and beautiful responsive UI. Currently It supports 55 formats of video downloads. GenYoutube provides Youtube video downloads in mp4, webm, m4a, 3gp and 3D formats which ranges from mobile friendly to HDTV resolution. It can download Vevo videos, age-restricted videos, region protected videos. 

It also supports new formats which recently Youtube rolled out. GenYoutube is based on super fast script which can handle a number of downloads simultaneously. So enjoy downloading videos from Youtube using GenYoutube and showcase, watch and listen to the ocean of never ending digital video download stream. 

Keywords: [“download”,”video”,”Youtube”]
Source: https://www.genyoutube.net/search.php?q=Reggae+marijuana

Real American History

American History is littered with death and lies, but the real version is simple and hilarious. Your marijuana prophet High Nostradamus lays down the truth as the flag is covered with blood. The history you know is a lie! Your marijuana prophet High Nostradamus shares the REAL American History, from our bloody beginnings to the Native American slaughter fest and our big FU to Russia which led to the Cold War. Usually he sees the future, but today High Nostradamus shares the truth about the past! 

With help from cannabis, your marijuana prophet sees all, past and future. The battles never stopped and the real American History is littered with misdeeds and deception. Now you know, because your Marijuana Prophet is here. High Nostradamus shares the truth of what was and what will be. High Nostradamus has the future in the palm of his hand, shared via the sweet smell of marijuana! 

Today he sees the real American History. High Nostradamus is all about the funny and strange, so screw it! Laugh and enjoy as he goes a little bit crazy. Check out all the great comedy webisodes from Pillow Talk TV here on BuzzChomp. Pillow Talk TV comedy web series are always live on BuzzChomp Digital Network. 

Keywords: [“High”,”Nostradamus”,”American”]
Source: https://www.buzzchomp.com/real-american-history-marijuana-prophet…

Grab your bong and rolling papers as we attempt to recall The Best Stoner Movies of All Time. Stoner movies have made a market of their own beginning in the 1970’s when the original stoner flick hit the big screen. The 1978 pot-loving film Up in Smoke has transitioned from a weeded up memory to a now High Times classic. Sure, more brainless blunt smoking comedies have hit the scene since. Just when we thought James Franco couldn’t outshine himself as the quintessential pothead in Pineapple Express, he makes a comeback in the 2013 film This is the End. 

This apocalyptic 420 style story has constant hilarious energy between a large crew of self-indulgent LA actors. After getting super high, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel hit up an eccentric James Franco house party. Here Seth struggles to merge his old and new friends as the world goes to complete shit. An enormous hell hole swallows most of the party, leaving the survivors to fight over weed, a milky way, and who’s allowed to jizz in Franco’s place. The fourth in the franchise, titled Last Friday, is in the works for a 2018 release. 

So if you have the time, get your munchies ready and watch through these all-time best stoner movies. 

Keywords: [“movie”,”Stoner”,”Time”]
Source: https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/best-stoner-movies-of-all-time

Top Documentary Films

Marijuana has moved out of the back alleys and into the open. In some states it’s legal to grow, to sell, to smoke and marijuana could be legalized in a city near you. They live in Colorado, one of two states where it’s legal to smoke pot medically and recreationally. Medical dispensaries are everywhere; people are smoking in private clubs and public festivals. Just decades ago marijuana was a legitimate medication also called cannabis, prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacies, but that all changed in 1930. 

For Harry Anslinger, the United States first drug czar, public enemy number one, you guessed it, was marijuana. He got the anti marijuana message out through news reports and then came the film Reefer Madness portraying the users of marijuana as unproductive, and crazed. Marijuana then became illegal in 1937 and by 1970 it was a Schedule I controlled substance. The government was saying it had no medicinal value and had a high potential for abuse. Marijuana is made up of two ingredients: THC which is the psychoactive part that makes you high, and CBD, also called cannabidiol, that scientists think it modulates the electrical and chemical activity in the brain. 

Keywords: [“Marijuana”,”Medical”,”smoke”]
Source: https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/weed

Overtoke TV News for 08-01-2018

Roseanne’s Marijuana Episode Part 2

More Parents Smoking Marijuana Around Children, Study Says « CBS Denver

NEW YORK – As regulations crack down on the dangers of cigarette smoke, a new study is warning that many parents are undoing all of this progress by exposing their children to secondhand marijuana smoke. A study says more parents are smoking marijuana around their children. Researchers point to the decriminalization of marijuana for the change. The study warns that children are being exposed to more secondhand smoke because of higher marijuana use. According to researchers from Columbia University, the number of cigarette-smoking parents who said they used marijuana increased from 11 percent in 2002 to over 17 percent in 2015. 

Researchers found that tobacco cigarette use has fallen by seven percent during the decade-long survey. Some of the credit for the decline likely goes to stricter laws on cigarettes, which have reduced the places smokers can light up and cut down on nicotine within the products. The study adds that as tobacco laws increase, states have loosened the laws governing marijuana use. Dr. Karen Wilson says the ability for more parents to smoke pot legally could create a dangerous environment for children breathing in secondhand smoke. 

Whether marijuana smoke is as addictive as tobacco smoke may be up for debate, but the damage from inhaling it has already been studied. A recent study by biologist Matthew Springer found that marijuana smoke is three times worse for the arterial walls than cigarette smoke. 

Keywords: [“smoke”,”marijuana”,”study”]
Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/05/16/parents-smoke-marijuana-children

The Inner Monologue of a Guy Smoking Weed for the First Time

Every time a group of men under the age of 25 gathers for long periods of time, you can bet your last two cents that one of them will be smoking weed. Whether it’s a road trip, a concert, or a day spent playing Halo 3, someone is eventually going to bust out the green. Most of your group is used to this, but there’s always the odd time a fresh face appears who may not be as chronic-minded as the rest of you, so you, being the good host that you are, decide to let the newbie take a hit of the bong, just so he doesn’t feel left out. The following is exactly what’s going through his mind as he smokes weed for the first time. Huh, I thought it would look more like those leaves I’ve seen on Dr. 

Dre albums; this stuff just looks like little nuggets. Holy shit look at that stucco ceiling, it’s got like faces in it. I should say something, I’ve been quiet for like 20 minutes looking at this ceiling. Okay well let’s take a walk to see what this guy has in his kitchen. I’ve been leaning on this kitchen counter for like 5 minutes, the nachos are starting to mock me from the bowl. 

WAIT! Why haven’t I ever seen this before, raw nachos are just chips! Note to self: tell everyone you know about the nacho fraud. I should see what everyone else is doing, maybe they want some nachos. I really think weed makes me smarter, I just talked in-depth to that guy about how Iron Man could totally beat up Batman in a fight. 

Keywords: [“look”,”weed”,”Nacho”]
Source: http://www.pointsincase.com/articles/inner-monologue-guy-smoking-weed…

So your done doing your very first harvest on your produce, you harvested all of your buds and now you are all left with a huge pile of leaves. There are a few ways you could use your cannabis leaves after your harvesting of buds is done. If you want to smoke your leaves yes you can, it can give you a slight buzz but wont get you that mind bending experience like buds can do. The problem with leaves is that you cant just get rid of them for they have little THC left in them too, they are too precious just to throw away. So thinking of alternative ways to get rid of the leaves from your harvest is to make extra money out of your leaves. 

One good way to do this is to make cannabutter out of your leaves. Of course your leaves, mash your leaves into small bits as you place your butter into your pan. Let it sit beside the butter as it melts and let the THCs transfer from the leaves to the butter, just let it simmer for about thirty minutes. After you have done this you can now use a sieve in get those green bits out of your butter, or you can just leave them be. After youre done with the combining of leaves and butter, let it sit for an hour before using it. 

On the other hand you can always make hash from your cured leaves and make extra bucks from pure resin. There are a dozen ways on how to use your cannabis leaves just after harvesting, just look on the right places to have guides on what to do. 

Keywords: [“leave”,”hash”,”butter”]
Source: https://www.growingmarijuana.com/leaf.php

Best Weed Movies of All Time

Today, stoner movies is a separate subgenre in cinematography. The image of cannabis culture differs from movie to movie-sometimes stoners are represented in a positive way, sometimes they are shown comically. Either way, many movies that revolve around people smoking weed are funny and professionally made. Reefer Madness may be the first movie to not only picture the use of marijuana but to be also completely dedicated to this topic. The movie tells us a story of innocent teenagers, marijuana dealers, crazy parties with jazz music, and, of course, reefers-weed cigarettes. 

Though the movie’s depiction of the cannabis community may be highly exaggerated and shown only from a stereotypical perspective, Reefer Madness is a movie that every cannabis enthusiast should watch. It is a movie where academics and weed are combined in 90 minutes of fun. Alongside the famous comedy actors, the movie stars Snoop Dogg as a scavenger smoker. Harold & Kumar is not just a stoner movie that you can watch once and forget about. Despite the ongoing debates about the quality of the movie, the series has been a financial success. 

This duo is famous for their hippie movies and stand-up routine. The duo starred in more than nine movies that were recognized as the most iconic stoner comedies including Up in Smoke, Cheech&Chong’s Next Move, Nice Dreams, Cheech&Chong’s Animated Movie, and many others. 

Keywords: [“movie”,”weed”,”smoke”]
Source: https://weedinfocus.com/best-weed-movies-of-all-time

Overtoke TV News for 07-29-2018

Bill Hicks – Mandatory Marijuana

5 Reasons to Be Careful When Consuming Marijuana Edibles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney John Morgan

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

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

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

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

Overtoke TV News for 07-19-2018

Canada Votes to Legalize Marijuana, Trump Jr.’s Nickname – Monologue

StoptheDrugWar.org

Oklahoma voters pass a very progressive medical marijuana initiative, legalizers win the Democratic gubernatorial nominations in Colorado and Maryland, Maine passes a major medical marijuana overhaul, and, with rightists now in power in Washington and Bogota, it looks like a new drug war is looming in Colombia. Colorado US Rep. Jared Polis, a leading congressional proponent of marijuana legalization, won the nomination in his state, while former NAACP head Ben Jealous, who has also called for marijuana legalization, won the nomination in Maryland. Orlando attorney John Morgan, the man behind the state’s successful 2016 medical marijuana initiative, now says he wants to put a legalization initiative on the 2020 ballot. More than half of Texas registered voters polled in the newest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll support legalizing marijuana. 

Another 31% would support legalizing medical marijuana, leaving only 16% against legalizing marijuana in any form. The legislature has passed a sweeping overhaul of the state’s medical marijuana program. The bill removes current qualifying conditions and allows doctors to recommend medical marijuana for any ailment and allows caregivers to expand their operations in exchange for tighter regulations. Voters in Oklahoma approved a remarkably progressive medical marijuana initiative by a healthy margin of 56% to 43%. The initiative, State Question 778, allows registered patients to possess up to three ounces of marijuana anywhere and up to eight ounces at home. 

What is most striking about Question 778 is that it does not restrict access to medical marijuana to a list of qualifying conditions. The advocacy group Harm Reduction Ohio is accusing the state Health Department of using a bureaucratic delaying tactic to prevent needle exchange programs from accessing any of the funds the state is expected to receive for HIV prevention. Surrounding states submitted the necessary paperwork in 2016, he noted. In its 2018 World Drug Report released Tuesday, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime reported that both cocaine and opium supplies were at their highest ever recorded levels last year. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”medical”,”state”]
Source: https://stopthedrugwar.org/taxonomy/term/6/regulatemarijuana.org?…

ChrisWeigant.com » Marijuana Grows Up

That’s a weak attempt at a punny metaphor for which I apologize, but its deeper meaning is that marijuana is actually outgrowing such cheap jokes and entering the realm where it demands to be taken seriously – especially by politicians. Marijuana is now the nation’s fastest-growing industry. The legal marijuana industry brought in $2.4 billion last year, so it’s certainly no longer any sort of laughing matter. The report projects a marijuana industry that could be more valuable than the entire organic food industry – that is, if the legalization trend continues to the point that all 50 states legalize recreational marijuana. The total market value of all states legalizing marijuana would top $36.8 billion – more than $3 billion larger than the organic food industry. 

State-level gains on marijuana reform are one thing, but the real battles which remain are going to have to be fought at the federal level. The biggest political step that still needs to be taken on the national level is completely divorcing marijuana from the rest of the ill-fated Drug War. While marijuana activists were amused that last year’s Super Bowl was played between the two teams from fully-legal recreational states, this year it is even more impressive that ex-stars of the N.F.L. are now publicly calling for the league to change their own rather Draconian attitudes towards marijuana use by their players. Marijuana may not be sold everywhere in the country, but then neither is alcohol. 

In a nod to the N.F.L. players’ column, I can end here by defining the ultimate measure of when marijuana will be fully normalized in American society: when an advertisement for weed airs during the Super Bowl. The marijuana industry is growing so fast that such a thing may become reality a lot sooner than anyone might now predict. The marijuana industry is indeed growing up, and eventually it’s going to want a seat at the biggest advertising table the country has to offer. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”State”,”industry”]
Source: http://www.chrisweigant.com/2015/01/26/marijuana-grows-up

Campus enforcement of marijuana use remains disjointed – The Stanford Daily

Over a year after California legalized marijuana consumption, campus enforcement of recreational marijuana use remains murky. Smoking marijuana in public remains illegal under California law, and official University policy continues. Ralph Castro, director of the Office of Alcohol Policy and Education, explained that repercussions for marijuana use on campus can differ depending on where the incident took place. On the other hand, smoking in public areas can lead to police citations on top of Stanford sanctions, even if individuals holds a medical marijuana license. These verbal warnings do not enter students’ criminal records but may be relayed to the University staff during meetings between the administration and the police, said Lt. 

Jon Hernandez, who oversees the Records and Investigative Services Division of Stanford Public Safety Department. Though Stanford prohibits marijuana use on University property, residential staff do not always follow policy to the letter. Only 12 students were cited for marijuana consumption last year, compared to 29 percent of students who self-reported smoking marijuana within the last 30 days in a 2016 OAPE survey. Student residential staff are contractually obligated to alert professional staff about students who violate the policy, but some Resident Fellows and student staff have gotten around the rules by advising students to smoke marijuana where they are less likely to get caught. Student staff members’ jurisdiction ends at 30 feet beyond the dorm – a fact that some houses take advantage of when communicating marijuana policy to residents. 

Most students The Daily spoke to were unaware or undeterred by the University’s ban on marijuana use. Of the 30 students interviewed in December 2017, two assumed that marijuana is officially permitted on campus since it was legalized in California. As Stanford and local lawmakers continue to grapple with the implications of marijuana legalization, students seem largely unbothered by official regulations. 

Keywords: [“student”,”marijuana”,”smoke”]
Source: https://www.stanforddaily.com/2018/05/14/campus-enforcement-of…

Overtoke TV News for 07-15-2018

Weed (Kelsey Cook)

Ngaio Bealum, a cannabis comedian from Sacramento, reflects on the passage of Proposition 64 in California

During a recent lunch hour at midtown’s Hook & Ladder, exactly one week after Proposition 64 was passed by California voters, Sacramento’s leading cannabis celebrity reached into the pocket of his sports coat, pulled out a small baggie filled with Red Diesel marijuana buds, and slapped it defiantly on the table. Bealum, 48, long had hoped for days like this, when a person could show off his or her weed in public like a prized bottle of wine and not fear punishment. Bealum’s likeness, with his signature Sherlock Holmes pipe and graying dreadlocks, even has been licensed for strains sold by the Natural Cannabis Company. Ngaio riffs on pot in ways that focus on the topical and the personal, such as parenthood while being a cannabis activist. 64, which legalized the recreational use of marijuana in California, despite some push back within the cannabis community. In particular, some pot farmers feared the measure’s passage would put them out of business due to increased taxes and regulations and pave the way for corporations with deep pockets to corner the market. 

Bealum, a cannabis activist since 1990, was sold on the decriminalization aspects of Prop. Bealum says he’s appeared in court twice over pot-related matters, including an arrest in Washington before the state approved recreational use in 2012. Despite the momentum for marijuana in the 2016 elections, with eight states passing recreational or medical marijuana use initiatives, Bealum remains nervous over the future of legalization. Though marijuana is now decriminalized in 29 states and Washington, D.C., cannabis remains illegal under federal law. On election night, as Donald Trump was elected as 45th president of the United States, Bealum responded to a tweet that questioned if pro-marijuana measures would remain under a Trump administration. 

For now, Bealum’s on a roll playing the cannabis circuit and says opportunities appear to be increasing in the wake of Prop. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Bealum”,”cannabis”]
Source: https://www.sacbee.com/entertainment/article115446308.html

From the moment Dave Chapelle abandoned his hit TV series, having walked away from a deal worth $50 million, fans have been waiting for his return to television. Yes, Dave Chappelle is back, making his return to the screen with what is a pair of blistering, never-before-aired specials from his personal vault. In a special two-show event, the comedy legend returns to burn up the stage with sly digs, edgy commentary, and unfiltered hilarity. While he has been missed from screens, don’t think that Chappelle hasn’t been working, ’cause he hasn’t stopped. The only difference is, he hasn’t been featured in television or movies, having chosen to go back to his roots performing at some of the most iconic comedy venues in the country. 

If you’ve already mainlined each, don’t despair, as there’s one more special to be screened. The third, which is currently unnamed, will screen at a later date. While it’s not known how much exactly he got paid, the deal – inked in the fall of 2016 – was said to be worth more than the one he walked away from, back in 2004. Another interesting fact is that even though The Age of Spin is the first in the lineup, it was actually recorded a year after Deep in the Heart of Texas, despite the former being the first to be ordered by Netflix. As you’d expect from Chappelle, it’s never just an ordinary routine, with some one-man sketches proving that Dave has still got it. 

With the topics ranging from the times he met O.J. Simpson – four times, no less – to Paula Deen and even how the success of Kevin Hart affected him, it seems to be the Dave Chappelle of old. 

Keywords: [“screen”,”Chappelle”,”Dave”]
Source: https://herb.co/marijuana/news/dave-chapelle-netflix-show/

5 Best Cannabis Inspired Comedy Skits

Weed and laughter often walk hand in hand with one another. Some comedians have capitalized on this phenomena by introducing marijuana related material into their comedic skits. Everyone who smokes weed likely has a story about a time they got too high or had a thought provoking moment. The following skits showcase these scenarios by way of the comedic geniuses of today and the past. Todd Glass begins by touching on the legal comparisons between weed and alcohol. 

He’s essentially saying that he views weed and alcohol as equals, except one’s legal and the other isn’t. Williams’ skit makes a couple of bold claims: almost everyone should smoke weed and that weed isn’t a drug. His argument for weed not being a drug is that it’s natural and you can’t overdose on it even though you might think your friend is dead after smoking too much. The irony of this statement is that he’s smoking a cigarette as he makes these claims. 1 Louis C.K. Louis C.K. 

is arguably the funniest comedian alive today. Louis recalls a time when he smoked weed with young fans in a parking lot after one of his shows. Unbeknownst to him, the weed of today is much stronger than it was during his childhood. 

Keywords: [“Weed”,”smoke”,”comedian”]
Source: https://www.findclearchoice.com/cannabis-inspired-comedy/

Overtoke TV News for 07-06-2018

Death Prophecy | Marijuana Prophet | Pillow Talk TV comedy web series

A: Licensed medical marijuana dispensaries that have state and local approval can start selling their products as recreational starting Saturday. In February, the city enacted a six-month moratorium on recreational marijuana licenses, meaning the five medical dispensaries within Henderson’s city limits will have to wait a while longer before joining the market. A: Only adults 21 and older and medical marijuana cardholders can purchase marijuana. A: There is no difference between medical and recreational marijuana in Nevada. Recreational marijuana is subject to a 10 percent special sales tax, with those revenues rebuilding the state’s rainy day fund. 

A: You can carry up to an ounce of marijuana and ounce of concentrate, and that’s the same amount you’ll legally be able to buy. Edibles tend to produce a longer and stronger high than smoked marijuana, and new packaging laws in Nevada reflect that potency. Marijuana use is banned on the Strip and on all gaming properties in the state. Tourists can’t smoke marijuana in hotel rooms or anywhere on resorts’ grounds. Not even passengers can smoke or consume marijuana in a vehicle under Nevada law. 

A: A judge ruled that liquor distributors should have exclusive rights to transport marijuana from cultivation facilities to dispensaries. For reference, an ounce of dried marijuana flower produces about 40 to 60 cigarettes, depending on your rolling preference. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”Recreational”,”ounce”]
Source: http://420superfans.com

Is Smoking Weed Around Dogs Dangerous?

It started when I wrote a few blog posts about what to do if your dog breaks into a stash of marijuana. At around the same time, I also composed a comprehensive website with 100 articles on dog and cat diseases, syndromes and treatments. I talk about canine marijuana intoxication in a straightforward and nonjudgemental way; this has unfortunately led some folks to the misconception that I endorse getting dogs stoned. The good news is that, unless an animal is confined in a room with extreme amounts of smoke, inhaling secondhand marijuana smoke is not likely to lead to intoxication. The bigger concern here is the smoke itself. 

Dogs have exquisitely sensitive lungs, and smoke can damage them. If the dog is around smoking – whether that’s weed or cigarettes – every day, his respiratory function can be compromised. On the other hand, if the person doing the smoking does not go overboard, doesn’t smoke every day and keeps a window open while smoking, it is not likely that much harm will come to the dog – from the smoke at least. Bear in mind that although I’ve never seen a dog die from marijuana intoxication, I have seen dogs die as a direct result of their owners getting stoned. The owner’s boyfriend got stoned and decided to hang out on his apartment building’s roof with the dog. 

Remember that situations involving dogs and marijuana can end poorly. Please don’t smoke anything around your dog. 

Keywords: [“dog”,”smoke”,”marijuana”]
Source: https://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/dog-health-marijuana-smoke

Bill de Blasio announces new NYC marijuana enforcement policy

Starting on September 1, a new marijuana enforcement policy will go into effect in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced on Tuesday that the NYPD will issue summonses rather than arrest most New Yorkers caught smoking weed in public. Exceptions, as CBS reports, would include people on parole or probation, those with existing criminal warrants or a recent documented history of violence, people without identification, and those whose smoking constitutes a public safety risk, like people smoking behind the wheel of a car. De Blasio called for the change in policy in May as part of taking steps towards the likely eventual legalization of marijuana in the city, and in reaction to data around the arrest rates of people of color for marijuana charges in white vs minority neighborhoods. He says he expects to reduce arrests by 10,000 per year as a result. 

Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says a report recommending the legalization of marijuana in the state is nearing completion. If the governor backs the report’s recommendation, it would complete an extraordinary shift for the Democrat. It also would put him on the same page as Cynthia Nixon, the actress and activist who is challenging Cuomo for the Democratic nomination from the political left. It would align New York with a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”new”,”people”]
Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/bill-de-blasio-announces-new-nyc-marijuana…

Families Coping With Autism Claim Medical Marijuana Is Lifesaver « CBS Denver

DENVER- A bill has passed a Colorado House committee that would legalize the use of medical marijuana for those with autism. With a quick spray,10-year-old Vincent takes his medical marijuana. A video posted by the group Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism shows a girl named Kara hitting her head repeatedly against a car seat. Once she is given the marijuana she appears much calmer. So too with Vincent, who legally qualifies for medical marijuana now in Colorado because of the seizures he suffers from epilepsy. 

He was at the state Capitol with others on behalf of a bill that would make marijuana legal for all who have autism. The Walkers moved to Colorado from Texas to take advantage of medical marijuana. Scott Walker is a big advocate of the push to legalize medical pot for autism. Vincent’s cannabis includes a small amount of the psychoactive compound THC. They say his seizures are gone. 

Scott said Vincent was saying phrases he never said in Texas. Given what we know about the harmful effects of marijuana use on brain development, sanctioning the use of medical marijuana for autism and autism spectrum disorders could be particularly harmful to children. Finally, the constitution explicitly directs rule-making authority to the department and the Board of Health to determine what medical conditions are appropriate for medical marijuana treatment. 

Keywords: [“marijuana”,”medical”,”autism”]
Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2018/04/06/autism-medical-marijuana-state-capitol

Overtoke TV News for 06-29-2018

Regina Hall Accidentally Ate Marijuana

Long-lost, local stoner-comedy ‘Arnold’s Wrecking Co.’ resurfaces in Marijuana Film Marathon

Philadelphian Steven E. de Souza made his name in Hollywood with screenplays for 48 Hrs., Die Hard, Commando and many more big-budget hits. When he was just trying to launch his film career back in 1972, he made a little 16mm pot-com called Arnold’s Wrecking Co., starring Mike Renshaw, who would later become a reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times. In honor of the 4/20 National Marijuana Holiday Arnold’s will have its small-screen premiere at 7:20 p.m. on shoutfactorytvlive.com and on Pluto TV, CH 515. 

Starring Renshaw, de Souza and Eddie Henderson, Arnold’s Wrecking Co. tells the tale of a student who tries pot for the first time, loves it and decides to distribute it, much to the aggravation of the police and the mafia. 

Keywords: [“time”,”Arnold's”,”Renshaw”]
Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/movies/Long-lost-local-stoner-comedy-Arnolds-Wrecking-Co-resurfaces-in-Marijuana-Film-Marathon-.html

[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-kathy-bates-marijuana-comedy-video/

Watch John Oliver Blaze Through the Problems with Marijuana Legalization :: Comedy :: Video :: John Oliver :: Paste

The issue of marijuana is like Mark Wahlberg being seen as a serious actor. That’s part of the central thesis of John Oliver’s latest piece on marijuana legalization; it’s something we’ve all grown to accept, but is still fraught with problems. In the case of Wahlberg, it’s films such as Transformers. For legalization, it’s a matter of new state laws about weed use being in serious conflict with existing federal laws about everything from shipping to paying employees of legal dispensaries, to individuals with disabilities being able to use marijuana. Many of those federal laws are decades old and were less strictly enforced under President Obama’s tenure. 

Keywords: [“laws”,”such”,”Oliver”]
Source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/04/watch-john-oliver-blaze-through-the-problems-with.html

Martha Stewart smoked weed with Snoop Dogg at Bieber roast, Jeff Ross says

Martha Stewart let comedian Jeff Ross shotgun marijuana smoke, courtesy of Snoop Dogg, into her mouth behind the scenes at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, the comedian told Conan O’Brien Tuesday. 73, didn’t actually smoke the weed directly, Mr. Ross said. Ms. Stewart, who had Snoop bake brownies on her show over a decade ago and invited him back to make mashed potatoes in 2008, gave a shoutout to her longtime friend during the roast, which aired March 30. The Washington Times Comment PolicyThe Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. 

Keywords: [“Snoop”,”smoke”,”Roast”]
Source: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/4/martha-stewart-smoked-weed-with-snoop-dogg-at-bieb/

Marijuana

First the East Village got the city’s first kava bar and now comes its first hemp bar. A large dark blue banner hangs just outside Brooklyn Dark Hemp Bar, amidst all the head shops on St. Marks Place. Earlier today, we found owner Lev Kelman setting out free samples of his ubiquitous Brooklyn Dark. Next to him, a coffee and espresso machine was primed and ready. 

Hemp chocolate brownies, pastries, and cookies were laid out on baking sheets in a small showcase on top of the counter. A few hemp t-shirts were displayed on a red brick wall. 

Keywords: [“hemp”,”dark”,”bar”]
Source: http://bedfordandbowery.com/tag/marijuana/

Joe’s on Weed Street – Joe’s specializes in sports, live music and private parties

Joe’s is a 20,000 square foot warehouse-style venue located near Lincoln Park in Chicago. Joe’s specializes in sports, live music and private parties. Joe’s features five party rooms, each offering a unique experience. Whatever you’re looking for, Joe’s has it!Live Music. With over 120 plasma televisions and high definition projector screens, Joe’s is sure to have your game on TV! 

There is no better or bigger place in Chicago to catch all the NFL, NCAA, NBA or NHL action. With 14 satellites, we can show all the games at the same time. 

Keywords: [“Joe's”,”game”,”party”]
Source: https://joesbar.com/

Chuck Lorre-Kathy Bates Pot Comedy ‘Disjointed’ Ordered by Netflix – Variety

The multi-camera comedy stars Kathy Bates as a lifelong marijuana-legalization advocate who realizes her dream of running a pot dispensary in Los Angeles. Lorre and David Javerbaum serve as writers and executive producers on the series, which received a 20-episode season-one order, from Chuck Lorre Productions and Warner Bros. Netflix has found success with its recent push into multi-camera comedies. 

Keywords: [“Lorre”,”series”,”work”]
Source: https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/chuck-lorre-kathy-bates-marijuana-comedy-disjointed-ordered-to-series-netflix-1201813796/

OTTAWA, ON-Trudeau’s press conference regarding the Liberal marijuana bill expected to be tabled this Thursday could have gone much better, according to sources. The prime minister surprised onlookers and the assembled press by responding to the very first question by demanding to know whether the reporter was a cop. Trudeau then laughed for upwards of five full seconds. 

Keywords: [“cool”,”Trudeau”,”guys”]
Source: https://www.cbc.ca/comedy/trudeau-opens-marijuana-press-conference-by-demanding-to-know-if-reporter-is-a-cop-1.4067753

Review: Kathy Bates stars in Netflix’s new pot comedy, “Disjointed”

Starring Kathy Bates as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, the owner of a Los Angeles cannabis shop known as Ruth’s Alternative Caring, she’s a lifelong advocate for use of the weed. 

Keywords: [“Ruth”,”dropped”,”out”]
Source: https://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/08/29/review-netflix-disjointed-kathy-bates-2017/156830/

Funny or Die: Randy Wants To Try Marijuana

Funny or Die takes comedian Randy Liedtke on a journey many people would love to re-live, their first time smoking pot. Randy addresses every first-time stoner’s questions. 

Keywords: [“Randy”,”time”,”first”]
Source: https://www.pot.tv/video/2018/03/17/funny-die-randy-wants-try-marijuana/

Overtoke TV News for 06-28-2018

Ari Shaffir I Marijuana I Netflix HD

Cannabis Situational Comedy: Netflix’s “Disjointed” Spoiler-Free Review

If you haven’t already seen the promos or missed the trailers in between your favorite Netflix shows, Disjointed is the streaming giant’s new cannabis sitcom. While marijuana has played a key role in successful TV comedies, no one has dared to make it the focus of a live thirty-minute sitcom. Cannabis, even medical, as the driving force is a bold choice that could limit viewership. Co-created by series hit maker Chuck Lorre, the show centers around a veteran cannabis advocate named Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, played by Academy Award winner Kathy Bates, who opens her own L.A. medical marijuana dispensary. 

The first two episodes are saturated with surface level one-liners, most of which involved weed. I imagine writing these two was hard since there’s lots of cannabis education that must be setup for the audience to understand the story. Cannabis patients will recognize the dispensary’s stocked with familiar, carefully placed brand name products-Kiva bars, VCC Cannabis Quencher, Honey Pot honey-though so far only flower has been mentioned. The live laughter seems unnecessary and over-the-top, making the comedy feel forced, though probably not to a cannabis newbie. Plays on lots of marijuana stereotypes, with each character representing a different cannabis user. 

Ruth is the older hippie who also claims to be a shaman; Travis is a millennial eager to make it big in the industry; Jenny is the token Asian; Olivia is the small town girl afraid to get too comfortable with weed for fear it’ll lead to harder drugs; Carter is the war vet dealing with mental issues but resistant to cannabis; and Pete is the young hippie who treats his plants like kids. The two represent marijuana in the new age and their wacky personalities and cluelessness make for some well built jokes. The laugh track feels a bit juvenile, some of the jokes are layups and every marijuana stereotype is played out, but the acting, particularly by Kathy Bates, has its moments. 

Keywords: [“cannabis”,”marijuana”,”episode”]
Source: http://blog.getnugg.com/disjointed-show-review/

Cannabis Comedy for Marijuana Fans by TheWeedShow.com on Apple Podcasts

Chris debunks some cannabis propaganda from UK. Bud of the Week is Chernobyl Romulan. A bill proposed in congress may legalize Cannabis at the federal level! Chris breaks the dab rig. A Cannabis Church in Denver! 

Holy buds! Chris discuss the new Elevation Ministries location in Denver. Marc Emery arrested! Blame Canada! Chris discuss the recent raid on Cannabis Culture and the Prince of Pot. 

The Oregon Cannabis Market is collapsing! Chris discusses how overregulation is undermining legalization. Chris discovers Discount Tires hates Cannabis and freedom! New legalization propositions are being voted on in November. The U.S. 

Drug Czar Admits Government Didn’t Want Marijuana Considered Medicine, and an 81 yr old was raided in Massachusetts over one cannabis plant. Two dozen people were treated for eating too much cannabis at a concert last week and a new study aims to examine whole-plant Marijuana as a treatment for sports injuries. Tennessee political candidate has 180 marijuana plants ; 420 cannabis rally; Artificial Intelligence; Bud of the week; A political candidate running in Tennessee found with 180 cannabis plants. Denver cracks down public weed smoking, NYC council Marijuana statement, The UN has a cannabis problem with Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, & Washington DC, 420 Flo Review. Happy 4/20! 

Chris and Dru travel to the first leagl cannabis cup ever! Free. Fight the Power… with Cannabis! Weed voting, Maryland Marijuana Bill, 420 Propaganda alert! 

Know your THC rights! Maryland, Indiana, Kansas- Breaking cannabis news-Knowing your rights- Cat drama and vegetable gardens at the Doobie Den. 

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

Cheech & Chong Can’t Stand Marijuana-Hater Jeff Sessions: ‘I Can’t Sleep at Night, Man!’

The duo Cheech & Chong-comprised of Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong-were among the first comics to attain rock star status due to their embrace of the ’70s counterculture movement, as well as their feature film debut, Up in Smoke. After releasing a half-dozen movies, several hit comedy albums, splitting acrimoniously in the ’80s, and reuniting in the ’90s, Cheech & Chong are still at it, bringing the laughs to fans across the country. Cheech: It’s making a great comeback around the world. Cheech: Probably not, unless they made it on a phone in order to save money. Chong: One time we had smoked before a scene and were in the car with the fumes waiting for someone to yell action. 

There are conflicting stories about whether you were smoking weed or rolled-up lettuce during the making of the film. Chong: We were smoking a mixture of Indian herbs and lettuce in the big joints. We never smoked weed during a scene but did before filming. Cheech: I’d definitely want Paul McCartney because he’s the only Beatle that I’ve never met. Cheech: The Big Lebowski versus Cheech & Chong in a grudge match! 

Cheech: Tell him the truth, man! The statue of limitations is over. Cheech: Watching him flip out when we did strange accents when we did off-camera readings with other actors. 

Keywords: [“Cheech”,”Smoke”,”Chong”]
Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheech-and-chong-cant-stand-marijuana-hater-jeff-sessions-i-cant-sleep-at-night-man

Amazon Sets ‘Budding Prospects’ Pot Comedy Pilot Starring Will Sasso

Amazon s joining the hot trend of marijuana-themed shows with Budding Prospect, a 1980s comedy from Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff, which has tapped Will Sasso as one of the leads. Written by Melissa Axelrod based on the TC Boyle novel of the same name and to be directed by Zwigoff, Budding Prospect is set in 1983 San Francisco. Three hapless city boys move to the country to grow marijuana. Sasso will play one of the three leads, Gesh, a big, unruly guy who is smarter than he seems. Zwigoff and Axelrod executive produce with Vincent Landay. 

MadTV alum Sasso, repped by D2 Management, APA, and attorney Jonathan Moonves, is filming Super Trooper 2. Budding Prospects is looking to join several pot-themed scripted comedy series, HBO’s High Maintenance, Netflix’s upcoming Chuck Lorre sitcom Disjointed, and MTV’s Mary + Jane. Amazon’s current pilot slate includes I Love Dick, which is nearing a series pickup, Jean-Claude Van Johnson, The Tick, and The Legend of Master Legend. 

Keywords: [“Sasso”,”Zwigoff”,”Prospect”]
Source: https://deadline.com/2016/09/amazon-budding-prospects-comedy-pilot-starring-will-sasso-terry-zwigoff-1201826515/