Marijuana

David Brooks’ and Ruth Marcus’ Anti-Weed Columns Condensed for Maximum Stoner Hilarity

I imagine the editorial meeting (or assignment email) went something like this: “All right, baby boomers! Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana, and Colorado’s putting it on sale Jan. 1. So, who’s going to suck it up and write the anti-pot column?” David Brooks and Ruth Marcus evidently drew the short straws at the New York Times and Washington Post (respectively), each 50-something writer filing an anti-legalization screed made highly awkward by the fact that both have done their share of toking in this lifetime. Since their hypocritical, poorly supported, and logically suspect rants basically refute themselves, we figured our time would be better spent condensing each article into a string of contradictory statements for maximum absurdity and amusement. You decide what kind of deadly poison you want to welcome into your body while laughing at what some might call Brooks’ and Marcus’ stoner logic. … Read More

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Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga: A Tale of Two Pot Smokers

Twenty-Year-Old American Woman Smokes Marijuana in Amsterdam. It doesn’t exactly sound like front-page news, but boy is the media going nuts over the fact that Miley Cyrus puffed on a joint during her performance at Sunday’s MTV Europe Music Awards. Here are some of the actual headlines: “What a Dope! Miley Cyrus Puffs Marijuana Onstage at MTV EMAs in Amsterdam”; “Miley Cyrus shocks yet again as she lets it all hang out and smokes ‘joint’ on stage at MTV Europe Music Awards”; “Pothead Miley Cyrus Lights Up Marijuana Joint Onstage.”  … Read More

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A Brief Survey of Artists Under the Influence

We’ve made an exasperated plea to musicians to stop singing about drugs. Still, we don’t expect the eternal fascination artists seem to have with substance experimentation to end any time soon — especially if one artist’s cocaine sculpture is any indication. We spotted the snowy white creation on Lost at E Minor earlier this week (featured after the jump). It felt like the appropriate time to revisit a few narcotically inclined artworks — those created under the influence and several inspired by drug culture and its icons. Feel free to mention your personal favorites, below. … Read More

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2 Chainz Nabbed At LAX With Promethazine and Pot

Don’t carry it in your socks. Don’t carry it in your wallet. Don’t carry it in a deodorant stick. And if… Read More

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Cool Video Illustrates What Marijuana Does to Your Brain

Ever wonder why marijuana makes users so fixated on individual ideas, no matter how banal? Learn the scientific answer to that and discover what smoking a joint does to your brain in this fascinating video from Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE. If that awful “this is your brain on drugs” commercial with the splattered egg in a frying pan is the closest you’ve ever gotten to understanding the neurological affects of illegal substances, you’ll definitely want to watch. And after you do, be sure to check out the rest of cool and practical videos at AsapSCIENCE’s YouTube page, including tips for curing hangovers and “The Scientific Power of Music.” Whether or not you artificially stimulate your neurotransmitters beforehand is completely up to you. … Read More

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Required 4/20 Reading: Famous Authors Pick Their Favorite Stoner Lit

In the spirit of 4/20, we’ve rounded up a variety of reading recommendations from authors whose credentials include (but certainly aren’t limited to): Rolling Stone writer, history professor, botanist, pot psychologist, sex columnist, memoirist, short story writer, novelist, and a guy who recorded everything his dad said on Twitter and turned it into a #1 New York Times bestseller. Click through for their personal recommendations on reading material to compliment an “already confused and heightened state of mind,” or (warning!) keep you parked on a bus bench in front of Dairy Queen for two hours. If you’re especially susceptible to DQ marijuana time-warp scenarios, or if you don’t choose to observe this national holiday, there is suggested reading here that will allow you to experience “how awful it is to be high around cool people you don’t really know” without actually having to do so.

As many of the authors point out, smoking isn’t exactly conducive to reading, but there is no denying the lasting appeal of drug experiences — both as writing material and to individual book fiends, conjuring memories of reading on the porch for summer days without end and (failed) experimentation with The Anarchist Cookbook. If you have your own recommendations (or cautionary tales), or have ever tried to smoke the inside of a banana peel, we invite you, as always, to share in the comments. … Read More

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Photos of a Northern California Marijuana Harvest

Autumn is a time to celebrate the year’s agricultural bounty, but not every new crop belongs on your great aunt’s Thanksgiving table — marijuana, for instance. For his Harvest series, which we spotted at White Zine, photographer Mathieu Young documented the weed-harvesting process at a Northern California farm. The resulting photos provide a fascinating glimpse at how marijuana is grown, cut, and packaged, before it ever reaches the hands of dealers or dispensaries, while the bandannas that obscure workers’ faces from the camera remind us of how risky and illegal their occupation remains. See a selection of the most striking images from Harvest after the jump, and then visit Young’s website to see the rest of the series and learn more about his work. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we listened to “Wild Man,” a song off of Kate Bush’s first studio album in six years. We learned the back stories behind some of the worst album covers in music history. We laughed out loud while reading the Guardian’s roundup of Woody Allen’s best jokes. We… Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Last night, Justin Timberlake visited Jimmy Fallon to promote Friends With Benefits, and the pair used it as an excuse to debut the second installment of their incredibly awesome collaboration, “The History of Rap.” Watch them pay homage to House of Pain, 50 Cent, Outkast, and plenty of other hip-hop favorites, here.… Read More

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Was Shakespeare Literature's Original Pothead?

Anyone who’s a fan of comedy or Tool or found themselves in a side room at a party thrown by their college’s “stoner frat” has probably heard the Bill Hicks bit that reminds us, “The musicians who made all that great music that’s enhanced your lives throughout the years were real fuckin’ high on drugs.”… Read More

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