Comedian Brian Simpson Doesn’t Want To Kill It

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Brian Simpson had a unique journey to the stage: He was a foster child and served in the Marine Corps. Over ten years ago, he attended a comedy show in San Diego that was so bad it convinced him to give it a go. Now, the host of the podcast BS with Brian Simpson is…

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Burning Treez Lights Up Southern California

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Adelanto Stadium in Southern California was completely hotboxed on August 26 and 27 for the inaugural Burning Treez festival, presented by Cannexs. It was a celebration of hip-hop, sports, and most of all—the leafy green herb. The event headliners were Ludacris, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Xzibit, Too $hort, Kurupt, as well as many other artists…

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Survey Says Americans Are Choosing Pot Over Cigarettes

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More Americans are smoking marijuana than cigarettes, according to a new survey, marking a milestone shift in consumer habits in the United States. The data, compiled as part of Gallup’s annual “Consumption Survey” and released last week, showed that only 11% of Americans reported themselves as cigarette smokers––a new low since the pollster first started…

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Student Loan Forgiveness Limited By the War on Drugs

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President Joseph Biden last week announced a long-awaited plan to forgive student loan debt, saying the move will provide needed relief and narrow the racial wealth gap. But vestiges of the failed War on Drugs are likely to block the aid from many people who need it most, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. The…

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Psychedelic Advocate Facing Charges Calls for Help, Law Reform in New York

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Friday, June 10, psychedelic advocate Aaron Genuth was arrested in Ulster County by New York State Police officers. He is facing serious charges for allegedly possessing several psychedelics including LSD, MDMA, ketamine, and psilocybin. Genuth is calling upon the psychedelic community for help. Genuth’s vehicle was impounded, and beyond the severe charges he’s facing, he…

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From the Archives: Michael R. Aldrich (1998)

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By Gregory Daurer Michael R. Aldrich has planted the seeds of many great ideas. A longtime teacher and historian to America’s cannabis movement Aldrich presented the first conference dedicated to legalizing marijuana. He was instrumental in organizing 1972’s California Marijuana Initiative and 1996’s Proposition 215. Aldrich gave Jack Herer a packet of hemp rolling papers…

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Cannabis in Competition

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Judging the High Times Cannabis Cup People’s Choice Edition is a rare opportunity to be directly involved in the outcome of the ultimate quest for the dankest, most flavor-packed flower strains and concentrates. Each cannabis tournament has its respective perks, and there are many events to choose from. But the High Times Cannabis Cup, launched…

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Nicole Byer Laughs at Her Own Jokes—and You Can’t Blame Her

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Comedian is just one of Nicole Byer’s many gigs. She’s an author, actress, reality show host, and co-hosts four podcasts, including Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byer. When we spoke with her, mostly about her last special ‘cause it’s great, she talked to us about her experience of building an hour of material,…

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A Brief Interview With Prof. Yimin Yang, Discoverer of Ancient Chinese Cannabis

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Circa-Millions of Years Ago Talk about a long growing season, Cannabis has been growing wild on our planet provenly, for millions of years and cultivated for perhaps many thousands. Cannabis sativa belongs to a narrow group of flowering plants (cannabaceae) to include Hops and a handful of others. Originating in Central Asia, cannabis became embedded…

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Sleep Releases Vinyl With Weed Fan Leaves Pressed Into It

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You might be cool, but you’ve never been “released an album with weed leaves pressed into it” cool. A new edition of Sleep’s third album Dopesmoker will do just that, featuring fan leaves pressed into the vinyl, and metalheads everywhere are rejoicing. New Musical Express magazine reports that with the help of Jack White’s Third…

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