“So, this is kind of a random question…”
I nodded my head at the man across from me. I was in the kitchen of a fellow parent from my child’s school. I had come to pick my son up from a playdate, and found myself hanging around making small talk while the kids finished up playing. Between multiple playdates and a few shared meals, we had become friendly with this family and had reached the level of Facebook friends and random text exchanges. I was curious what his random question could entail.
“Do you … well … do you know where I could get some pot?” Keep reading »
Fiona Apple is a real “Criminal” now: she was arrested for possession of hash in Texas and is currently being held in a local jail. According to TMZ, her tour bus was stopped at a border in Sierra Blanca and authorities found hash inside. Hash, for those of you who live a sheltered life, is a very potent form of canabis that gets you hiiiiiiiiigh as a kite and totally explains why she filmed that music video with an octopus on her head. Anyway, Fiona was busted at the same border stop where Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg have also been arrested for drug possession. What an illustrious group you have joined, Fiona. I eagerly await the angry songs this incident will inspire. [Pitchfork, TMZ] [Photo: Splash News]
Happy 4/20! There are lots of famous stoners, and unlike Miley Cyrus, many of them don’t give a crap who knows that they love to smoke weed. Recently, some new pics of Rihanna smoking a joint at Coachella surfaced. They are hardly the first photos of the pop star getting stoned, but MTV tweeted that her “marijuana photos from Coachella spark[ed] controversy.” Rihanna tweeted back that she “ran out of f**ks to give.” That’s what pot will do to you. But seriously, she’s officially our favorite celebrity pot head. Reason #1: She doesn’t care what we think. Click through for more reasons. [Buzzfeed]
She’s just being Miley, y’all. A super chill, relaxed, munchie-having Miley, that’s all. At her recent birthday party, hosted by Kelly Osbourne of all people, Miley was caught on tape announcing that she’s a “huge stoner” and “smokes a lot of f**kin’ weed,” after a Bob Marley birthday cake was unveiled. Cue the outraged parents declaring Miley an unsuitable role model for their children! Personally, I am not very moved. Don’t most teens/early-twentysomethings, have a stoner period at some point? I did. I turned out alright didn’t I? Not that I’m encouraging the use and abuse of illegal drugs, of course, but something tells me that Miley isn’t actually the “huge” stoner she claims to be. If you feel the need to talk about it, you’re probably not. [Buzzfeed]
Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh.
Parents around the country are reportedly upset with “pothead” lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post, the lollipops sell for about a dollar and the ringpops sell for about three for $1.50. But, in an egregious example of false advertising, “pothead” candy doesn’t contain any THC. Instead, the packaging just shows a stoner-looking dude flashing a peace sign and the word “Legalize.” So, you know, the kids think it’s the cat’s pajamas.
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It must be all those pot brownies and long nights spent playing video games. According to a new study, pot smokers are less likely to be obese than their non-toking peers. No, like seriously. A researcher at Louis Mourier Hospital in France was so surprised by her initial finding that she went back to the drawing board and tried again with a second sample, this time one that surveyed more than 41,000 people, but she still found the exact same thing. Overall, while 22 to 25 percent of the general population is obese, for self-reported pot smokers, it’s only 16 to 17 percent. And of people who report smoking pot at least three times a week, only 14 percent were obese. We are waiting for the diet industry to catch wind of this one. [Newser, LiveScience]
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