Overtoke TV News for 10-22-2018

Weed is finally legal on October 17th! | 22 Minutes

A stoner looks at 80: Comedian, marijuana advocate Tommy Chong reflects on his career

LOS ANGELES – Yeah man, Tommy Chong says he always knew he’d live to see the day marijuana legalization would be sweeping the country. Not even in 2003 when Chong was imprisoned for nine months for conspiring to distribute handcrafted artisanal bongs the government declared drug paraphernalia. So much so that when the High Priest of Stoner Comedy turns 80 on Thursday – that’s right, 80 – he expects his Chong’s Choice brand of marijuana, available in legal dispensaries in several states, will be consumed in abundance at the parties his family is planning. Not that he was ever a heavy pot user, Chong says, just a consistent connoisseur. When no other hits followed, Motown dropped the group, and the Canadian-born Chong returned to Vancouver, British Columbia, where he ran a pair of strip clubs with his brother. 

Motown had helped Chong obtain a green card, and the two headed to fame and fortune in Los Angeles. On a recent early morning, Chong answers the door for a photo shoot at his longtime home in the hills overlooking L.A.’s wealthy Brentwood section, arriving in gray jeans, sandals and a black T-shirt advertising the name of a Colorado cannabis dispensary he recently visited. As a photographer sets up, Chong polishes off a breakfast of oatmeal topped with sliced banana. Chong, whose father emigrated from China before World War II, mostly identifies culturally as Chinese, although he’s equally proud of his Scotch, Irish and Native American ancestry from his mother’s side. More than just a stoner comedian, he’s been a passionate marijuana advocate for decades. 

Before the pair’s bitter 1980s breakup, Cheech and Chong dominated comedy for 15 years. Those efforts generally ended in angry, insult-laden exchanges until 10 years ago when Paris Chong intervened. 

Keywords: [“Chong”,”years”,”Marin”]
Source: http://www.chroniclet.com/national-news/2018/05/24/A-stoner-looks-at-80-Comedian-marijuana-advocate-Tommy-Chong-reflects.html

Stoner Flicks: These Are The 21 Greatest ’90s Movies Inspired By Weed

Today, new stoner comedies pop up in DVD rental boxes and on streaming video services with the ubiquity of medical dispensaries in just-legalized shopping districts. In retrospect, the ten years when alternative rock reigned and hip-hop soared-each fueled by weed fumes-also produced the stoner movie classics we talk about most when we talk about stoner movie classics. Director Richard Linklatter guides a soon-to-be all-star cast through the last day of high school in 1976. Doobs blaze in the Austin heat while a killer stoner rock soundtrack intoxicates all involved, end-to-end. As outrageous as the situations around our high heroes get, they never lose their hip-hop cool. 

Their slapstick marijuana misadventures prove riotously funny, as do cameos by Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Tommy Chong, Tracy Morgan, and Bob Saget. Jeff Bridges as The Dude may stand as stoner cinema’s single most towering toke-it-up icon. The Coen brothers’ brilliantly pot-bent take on LA film noir also makes clear how marijuana makes even the most crackpot capers come off as plausible-and hilarious. The director debuts himself as Silent Bob opposite Jason Mewes as his perma-stoned best bud, Jay, in the first of many big-screen crack-ups. What makes it stoner gold is Brad Pitt as Floyd, a high AF laid-back charmer forever clutching the sweet bong he crafted from a bear-shaped honey jar. 

Billy Bob Thornton is a blast as a Northern California weed harvester whose simple operation explodes into comedic chaos after his big boss gets knocked off by the mob. Chong, sans Cheech, wrote, directed, and starred in this trippy road romp. 

Keywords: [“Stoner”,”high”,”movie”]
Source: https://www.elitedaily.com/envision/stoner-flicks-21-greatest-90s-movies-inspired-weed/1390724

Who is Joe Rogan? Comedian revealed after Elon Musk smokes weed on his podcast show

Elon Musk created quite a stir when he appeared on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night, smoking weed and sipping whiskey. Joe and Elon also shared some whiskey before the controversial tech genius launched into a tirade about a past meeting he took with President Obama. Joe has been criticized for having Elon on the podcast and the behaviour the two exhibited during their chat. Elon recently falsely claimed he was privatizing Tesla in a deal with Saudi Arabia and doubled down on calling a Thai rescue diver a pedophile. ‘Black kids are still being arrested for smoking weed in many of America’s cities, but Elon Musk and Joe Rogan are sitting here smoking blunts on camera in California. Another said: ‘By ignoring every Elon Musk controversy, Joe Rogan is implicitly saying they don’t matter. 

Elon Musk appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Thursday. During the interview, Elon smoked marijuana and drank whiskey while talking about Tesla, his other projects, personal and business connections and his childhood. For much of the interview, Elon appeared to be rambling. The company has lost a quarter of its value since August 7, the same day Elon tweeted that he’d arranged funding to privatize Tesla. Elon and Joe also discussed the threat of artificial intelligence. 

Elon Musk’s net worth is reportedly about $19billion. 

Keywords: [“Elon”,”Joe”,”Tesla”]
Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6143949/Who-Joe-Rogan-Comedian-revealed-Elon-Musk-smokes-weed-podcast-show.html

Here Are The 11 Stages People Who Can’t Handle Weed Go Through When They Get High

I’ve tried, many times, and every time, I end up regretting it with every part of my soul. If you’re like me, you might be able to relate to the stages I’ve gone every time I’ve ever been high. LIL DICKY – TOO HIGH / YOUTUBE. They’re having the time of their life, in fact. CYRIAK / YOUTUBE. 

But I realize I’m way higher than I originally thought. UGLY BETTY / ABC. Yeah, it’s just weed, but I see and hear things that aren’t there when I’m high. Stage 4: Someone tries to talk to me and it goes terribly. MODERN FAMILY / ABC. 

Please go away stoned feeling. Stage 6: Mid freakout, my friends realize I’m not okay. MAD MEN / AMC. Anxiety is at an all time high and I can’t even remember what I was thinking about two minutes ago. Stage 7: Now I believe all conspiracies I’ve ever heard. 

Parks And Recreation / NBC. Life hack: curling up can protect you from bears and bad highs. I can feel my senses returning to me and the fear and anxiety are washed away and I feel like I’m finally crawling out of the pit of despair. 

Keywords: [“high”,”feel”,”Stage”]
Source: https://wearemitu.com/comedy/confession-i-cant-smoke-weed-without-it-turning-me-into-a-horrible-pile-of-anxiety/

Overtoke TV News for 03-26-2018

News, Tips and Tutorials for Cannabis Consumers

This film isn’t the standard slapstick marijuana humor many have come to expect from weed related flicks, however the writing is great and it also treats marijuana in a realistic way. This film has the feeling that it was written, directed, and acted by a bunch of stoners. Only Quentin Tarantino could possibly write a film where an actor of Robert Deniro’s caliber would agree to take bong hits almost continuously throughout. This film has so many nods to 70s stars it is a must see for any stoners with a penchant for 70s nostalgia. Upon watching this film you know that whoever wrote it had to have been stoned out of their minds because of its randomness. The is about as perfect as a marijuana film can get. Written and directed by the academy award winning Cohen brothers, this film introduces us to one of the best pothead characters of all time, The Dude. So I must admit it is hard to rate films on a list but Dazed and Confused sucessfully integrates everything that is consistent with a great pot movie. Milla Jovovich is ridiculously hot, Matthew McConaughey is super cool, and Wiley Wiggins gives an excellent performance as a young somewhat naive boy coming of age in the late 70s. There are so many memorable moments in this film it’s hard to list them all, but I think there is a little bit of something for all us pot smokers to remember about our own adolescence. Top Ten lists can include TEN films ????. The Wackness.

Keywords: [“film”,”marijuana”,”stoned”]
Source: http://endo.tv/742/films-2/top-ten-best-marijuana-movies

marijuana legal

It is perfectly legal in this smoky room for medical marijuana patients to burn, eat, rub, filter and roll marijuana. The pot in the cafe is brought in by patients or donated by growers. The cafe has farmer’s markets of donated weed-laden goodies, a weekly comedy show and even an employees’ night. The rest of the evening will be spent alternatively cringing and clapping at the cluster of medical marijuana users who make it their business to be at the cafe when karaoke kicks off at 7 p.m. From table to table, the stories pour out of them. If there is a point to the Cannabis Cafe, it is to give people who smoke pot a place to do it together. Marijuana at the Cannabis Cafe is a sleep aid, an appetite stimulator and a headache reliever. Toward the back of the cafe on a couch dug into a little nook under a billiard lamp, Joe Winn, 30, leans into a bong, takes a giant drag, holds it and exhales. The impetus for starting the cafe was President Barack Obama’s 2009 pledge to soften the federal stance on medical marijuana. A year ago, owner Madeline Martinez brought in a pair of local police officers to tour the cafe as a sign that the place was more than a marijuana speakeasy. Melody Reid, one of the few in the cafe who chose not to sing, says she would frequent bars in her younger days before thyroid cancer and a gastric pacemaker, and that she grew tired of the constant pick-up attempts by stumbling drunks.

Keywords: [“Cafe”,”marijuana”,”stage”]
Source: https://valetudocafe.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana-legal

marijuana

The perennial debate about the classification of drugs has again turned to the status of cannabis. Certainly in a culture exercised by scrutinising the effects of illegal substances we seemingly need frequent reminders that the three biggest legal drugs are certainly no less harmful. A March 2007 study in the journal Lancet has found that both tobacco and alcohol are more harmful as drugs than is cannabis. The inconsistency lies in the fact that demonstrably far more dangerous drugs than cannabis are legally available. Responsible use entails consideration of the set and setting in which the drug is taken. Cannabis is a universally acknowledged social drug of no lower standing than alcohol, and which frequently is set in a context of social etiquette and communion with fellow users. Certainly it is true that innumerable millions use the drug without moving onto heroin or cocaine or esctasy or LSD. It should arouse the public’s suspicion that a legal drug of alcohol’s destructive potency is legal, but marijuana is not. Prevalence of drug misuse by 16 to 24 year olds in the previous year, 2004/05, England and Wales. According to Home Office statistics for 2000, when cannabis was a Class B drug, police seizures in the UK numbered 91,000 – that’s 95% of the entire category. It’s legalisation could open the door to standardised, tested and regulated quality products, just as is the case for the legal drugs.

Keywords: [“drug”,”cannabis”,”fine”]
Source: https://bluerat.wordpress.com/category/marijuana

marijuana – IMPROV IS A CULT!

I have learned that it doesn’t matter where the improv is happening, whether it is a new group of beginners, or the old tried and true institutions of improv, the method of controlling people is eerily similar to how Scientology and other cults control their followers. In a sense you are lost when you enter an improv school – just like any other lost person who walks into a cult. Group thought is part of what makes improv work, and not work at the same time. PART 4: RACISM AND IMPROV. There is a uniformity in thought in improv. Most people involved in Improv will say they are against these things and they will hold symposiums where they pretend that they care about the issue, often putting the perpetrators into positions where they are expected to speak as authorities on the subject. So if improv has been historically dominated by white males then you can just imagine what comes out of mouths unfiltered when five white people are on stage with one visible minority. The company claims to prefer improv couples who meet at the theater so they can all work together. IMPROV IS A CULT! CONCLUSION. After some very intense introspection I can only conclude that improv and improvisational comedy is a cult. If you are interested in studying improv or comedy I would certainly suggest that it is worth taking some courses. Other than the main company that supports improv there are other improv theaters.

Keywords: [“improv”,”theater”,”people”]
Source: https://improvcult.wordpress.com/tag/marijuana