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7 Adventures I Had As The World’s Biggest Pot Smuggler

7 Adventures I Had As The World's Biggest Pot Smuggler

Nowadays, America grows her own weed, and The Man eases up more and more on the pot industry every year. Last week we got the lowdown on the strange and sometimes dangerous world of legal marijuana in 2014, but if you want to know how we got here, you need to talk to somebody from back in the day. In the 1970s, there were no dispensaries in California, much less legal recreational shops. There was, however, Brian O’Dea and his merry band of pot smugglers.

We talked with Brian to find out just how he rose to become one of the continent’s leading drug importers, and how it all went cock-bendingly wrong in the end. Here’s what he had to say. Read more on Cracked…

6 Surprising Realities Of The Legal Weed Industry

6 Surprising Realities Of The Legal Weed Industry

Pot is more popular and more legal than it’s ever been. Well, at least since lawmakers first started using it as an excuse to arrest Mexicans. It’s been outright legalized in Washington, Colorado, and the city of Portland, Maine. Meanwhile, legions of legal medical growers across California and 22 other states have helped turn weed into America’s biggest cash crop. Cracked wanted the lowdown on getting high the respectable way, so we sent a “reporter” up to America’s Drug Basket: Northern California. He (or she) “researched” several legal grow operations and spoke with people at every level of the industry. The Nacho per diem alone nearly broke our budget, so we sure hope this is good. Read more on Cracked…

Morning Quickies: Behold Miley Cyrus’ 5-Foot Bong

  • It’s still a work in progress. [Instagram.com/MileyCyrus]
  • Christian Bale and his model wife, Sibi, have welcomed their second child, a son. Congrats! [People]
  • Mischa Barton is being sued for blowing off a film to party in Europe instead. [TMZ]
  • The longtime announcer of “Saturday Night Live,” Don Pardo, died yesterday at 96. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Amanda Bynes’s Mom: No Mental Illness, Blame It All On Marijuana!

  • Amanda Bynes’s mother issued a statement to US Weekly denying that her daughter suffers from mental illness and instead, blames all of Amanda’s problems on pot: “Amanda has no mental illness whatsoever. She has never been diagnosed as schizophrenic or bipolar. She is very sorry for all the hurtful tweets, statements and actions that occurred while she was under the influence of marijuana.” The family lawyer also told US Weekly that Bynes is on “zero medication.” I don’t know what the real story is, obviously, but “just pot” doesn’t make people attempt to start fires, throw bongs out of windows, and run around town in crazy wigs while tweeting nonsense. Whatever Amanda’s issue is, I hope it is being treated somehow. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

Colorado Teen Jumps To His Death After Eating Marijuana Cookie

Colorado Teen Jumps To His Death After Eating Marijuana Cookie

For the first time since Colorado legalized weed for recreational use, a coroner has listed “marijuana intoxication” as a contributor to a death. Wyoming student Levy Thamba was in Denver on spring break with three friends when he jumped to his death from a Holiday Inn balcony after eating a marijuana cookie, reports the Denver Post. His friends told investigators he “exhibited hostile behavior” after eating the cookie, and though initial attempts to calm him down seemed to work, he ended up leaping from the balcony, USA Today reports. Read more on Newser…

Colorado Girl Scouts Put The Kibosh On Selling Cookies Outside Of Pot Shops

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Last week, clever California Girl Scout made bank after she set up shop outside of a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. The enterprising 13-year-old sold 117 boxes in two hours, both to neighbors and customers of the cannabis club. Tragically, Girl Scouts in Colorado won’t have a similar circumstance to exploit — even though their state recently legalized marijuana — because they want kiddies to stay away from the pot clubs. In a statement on their Facebook page, the Girl Scouts of Colorado warned scouts that cookie sales are not permitted outside “adult establishments,” which includes pot dispensaries. Strip clubs, bars, liquor stores and casinos as also verboten. “We recognize these are legitimate businesses, but we don’t feel they are an appropriate place for girls to be selling cookies in Colorado,” they wrote. [I wonder if they know that there is apparently a strain of marijuana named after their delectable treats? -- Amelia] Keep reading »

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