From the Archives: I Was a Teenage Acid Exploitation Flick Fiend (1986)

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By Roger Berrian “TONIGHT!” roared the ad, “You are invited to a PILL PARTY. You will experience every jolt, every jar of a psychedelic circus… The Beatniks… Sickniks… and ACID HEADS… Their ecstasies, their agonies, and their BIZARRE SENSUALITIES…You will be hurled into their debauched dreams and frenzied fantasies!” Sort of whets the appetite, doesn’t…

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Cannabis YouTuber Chrissy Harless’s Channel Deleted Without Explanation

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According to an interview on April 5 with WeedTube Co-founder Arend Richard, creating cannabis video content is Chrissy Harless’s livelihood. “It is my [sole] income. It is my business. HarlessMediaGroupLLC. It is… the way that my husband is now at home working with us. How we are able to spend more time with our kids…

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Yaadcore on New Video, Cannabis in Jamaica, and Psychedelic Inspiration

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Today Yaadcore, along with Jah9 and Subatomic Sound System, announced the music video for “Police in Helicopter,” a re-imagining of John Holt’s defiantly political 1982 ganja-themed jam. The track is on Yaadcore’s recently-released debut album, Reggaeland (12 Yaad/Delicious Vinyl Island), and was originally released in April 2021 as a one-off single on Houston, Texas-based Yard…

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U.S. Reclassifies Brittney Griner As ‘Wrongfully Detained’

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The United States government now considers women’s basketball star Brittney Griner to be “wrongfully detained” by Russia, according to a report on Tuesday by ESPN.  Citing “sources familiar with her case,” ESPN noted that the new designation by the U.S. represents “a significant shift in how officials will try to get her home.”  As a…

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Seth Rogen Provides an Inside Look at Houseplant Headquarters

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Seth Rogen recently invited Architectural Digest to present a tour of the Houseplant headquarters’ interior décor and operations. Architectural Digest often explores the personal living spaces of celebrities, such as Cara Delevingne, Serena Williams, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, and Binging with Babish, to name a few. Architectural Digest’s tour of Houseplant, which went live…

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Why Are So Many Americans in Legal States Still Dying From Alcohol-Related Causes?

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Throughout the past decade, the phrase “Cannabis is Safer Than Alcohol” has become the official slogan for why the average stoner should damn well be able to appreciate the same freedom as those who enjoy a stiff drink. After all, pot is arguably less risky than the sauce Americans pour down their gullets during sporting…

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Jon’s Stone-Cold Cop List #23: The Greatest Ever

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I’m late again. This was slated to rock at the end of April but you know, 4/20 happens. It’s worth noting that NYC was incredible, and I already miss the city. Washington Square Park was a zoo, you literally couldn’t fit any more people in it, trappers from both coasts were everywhere, and none of…

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From the Archives: “I Want to Be Alone” (1976)

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By David Rensin “Life is pretty dull if we have no surprises.” – Dr. John C. Lilly “Me? I love tanks.” – General George Patton The mouth of the tank lay open before me. Naked and expectant. I stepped into the warm salty water. I stretched out as the lid was fixed behind me, and…

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From the Archives: Toward a Green Economy (1991)

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The nationwide popularity of the Earth Week 1990 festivities showed the concern that Americans feel about the continuing degradation of the global environment. The twentieth anniversary celebration of the original Earth Day focused on ways that individual citizens can reduce waste and retard pollution. From coast to coast, a plethora of multimedia displays demonstrated the…

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Finding 420

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It’s around 10:30 a.m. on an otherwise average Wednesday in San Rafael, California. I’ve arrived at San Rafael High School to see the Louis Pasteur statue where a group of high school friends in the early ’70s smoked weed. I wander tentatively on the high school campus among the students with backpacks rushing to class.…

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