Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But what if host Neil deGrasse Tyson took a few bong rips before jetting of in his Spaceship of the Imagination” to show us how ”fucking rad space is”? It might look something like this. [TIME]
Last night, MTV held their Euro version of the VMAs, called the EMAs — the purpose of which I don’t understand, as the same damn people win — in Amsterdam. After Miley Cyrus won the award for Best Video, for the Terry Richardson-directed “Wrecking Ball,” she celebrated by lighting a joint on stage. Because it’s Amsterdam! And Miley is in her “Look at meeeeee! I’m so craaaaazy and edddddgyyyyy and I smoke WEEEEEED” phase of life, which I also went through around the same age so I can’t hate too much. Anyway, unless Miley is smoking 15 joints a day like Lady Gaga, I am not impressed.
“I was smoking 15 joints a day. No tobacco. A day. It was a habit that eventually occurred when the pain got so bad with the hip. I was just numbing, numbing, numbing myself and then sleeping it off and then getting on stage, killing it in pain, then getting off and smoking, smoking, smoking, not knowing what the pain was. … It wasn’t until I was with Marina and she said, ‘Okay you’re coming to my house, no television, no computer, no marijuana, no nothing, no food. For three days, art only. You eat only art. I cold-turkeyed. For weeks and weeks, I didn’t smoke at all.”
Perhaps kicked is the wrong word. Lady Gaga explained in a new interview with Attitude how she was able to significantly decrease her pot use after she developed a MAJOR habit following an injury. (She still smokes “for fun.”) What an interesting and unique approach! Of course neither Lady Gaga nor Marina Abramovic would follow the usual 12 Steps. Eating art is so much more expressive. By “eating” I assume Gaga means she and Marina made art, became one with it, so to speak, rather than actually ingesting paint and canvas and whatever else. Check out the video above for the full scoop on Lady Gaga and Marina Abramovic’s guide to breaking up with Mary Jane. [Celebuzz]
“Weed is the best drug on earth … One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon … Hollywood is a coke town, but weed is so much better. And Molly, too. Those are happy drugs — social drugs. They make you want to be with friends. You’re out in the open. You’re not in a bathroom … I really don’t like coke. It’s so gross and so dark. It’s like, what are you, from the ’90s? Ew.”
–Miley Cyrus ranks her drugs of choice in her Rolling Stone interview. I have a couple of thoughts on Miley’s drug commentary. Firstly, I want to know what kind of weed she’s smoking that’s making her tongue so dirty. Secondly, cocaine is so ’80s, meth is so ’90s. [US Weekly]
Here are some things that stoners might need: Netflix Instant (specifically, every season of “Law & Order: SVU”), a soft blanket, assorted snacks, a nap, a dog to pet, definitely a glass of water. But … a stoner awards ceremony? Isn’t that a little … ambitious? I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Alas, the weird world of Reddit and its stoner subreddit, r/trees, has decided to inaugurate The Munchies, “an annual feel good event for 4/20.” No word yet on what the categories will entail, but they’ll all be user-submitted and then voted upon. And if you have any questions about this event’s legitimacy, consider this: the whole thing is endorsed by legendary pothead Snoop
Dogg Lion himself, and he’ll even be there to announce the winners by video on — yup — 4/20. I’ll be tuning in… that is, if I’m not too faded to remember. [Betabeat] [Photo of a guy smoking weed from Shutterstock]
“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 »
Hey stoners, guess what? That’s right: in Washington and Colorado, marijuana is now completely legal for recreational use by legal adults (that means anyone over the age of 21). You jealous? I am, but I guess I’ll get over it. While we wait for the other 48 states to come around (or is it 49? Puerto Rico, are you there?), let’s celebrate this very small victory with a selection of eight classy, subtle products, from bougie candles to a soothing body cream, that are either made from or inspired by Cannabis sativa. And please, for the love of god, leave your Bob Marley shirt at home.
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]
There’s a strong chance that I’m speaking (a couple of years) too soon, but I think we may have finally reached a point in society wherein smoking, ingesting, or otherwise making use of the good leaf doesn’t carry nearly the same stigma as, say, snorting a line of cocaine. As far as substances go, pot is relatively harmless, and by relatively I mean almost entirely. It may not exactly be conducive to productivity and acting as a contributing member of society, but you never — never! — hear of anyone dying or becoming ill from marijuana use or overuse (provided that it is, in fact, marijuana and not that K2 “spice” shit Demi Moore was caught smoking on). Besides the obvious detriment of smoking anything, weed used in a sensible manner has no side effects aside from OD’ing on snacks and “Workaholics” marathons (source: a series of credible clinical trials). Keep reading »
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]