Why the Women of Broad City are the Stoner Heroines We’ve Been Waiting For

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When the cultural history of marijuana is recounted, the women of Broad City will be ranked alongside Willie Nelson, Dennis Peron, Bob Marley, and Jeffrey Lebowski as some of its most groundbreaking and influential 420 icons. Lead characters Abbi Abrams and Ilana Wexler (played by the show’s creators, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) have given…

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Amir K. Went All-In on His Dreams and is Now One of L.A.’s Adored Comedians

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A black snap-back hat and a black hooded sweatshirt are part of Amir K’s signature style and current wardrobe as he welcomes me into his home office. Outfitted with acoustic foam and haphazard recording equipment, he’s appropriately named the space “placebo studios.” The outside rain makes it surprisingly cozy.  [Laughs] “We got a candle, we…

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10 Video Games to Play High as Hell in 2019

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There’s nothing in this massive universe like smoking a bowl and melting into the couch with a captivating game at your fingertips. The holidays just passed, which means millions of people have new games they’re battling through to conquer. The only problem is that once the game’s over, you need a new one to fill…

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Book Review: “Where There’s Smoke” Will Light a Fire in You

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“There is nothing inherently ecological about the cannabis plant. The environmental problems associated with cannabis are problems of social policy. The ecological impacts are the result of prohibitionist policy regimes that began in the early part of the 20th Century.” Dr. Anthony Silvaggio, author of two chapters in Where There’s Smoke: The Environmental Science, Public…

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Antonio Bascaro: Father. War Hero. Longest Living Pot Prisoner

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As we put to rest 2018, Antonio Bascaro—the longest-serving non-violent federal cannabis prisoner—endured his last Christmas behind bars. After nearly 39 years in prison, he is finally scheduled to be released in June of 2019. Bascaro, an 84-year-old Cuban war hero, has suffered in prison since 1980 for conspiracy to import and distribute cannabis. Prior…

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10 Movies To Look Forward To During the First Half of 2019

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The pop-culture sphere may still be buzzing about last year’s films in the buildup to award season, but stoners are already looking forward to the next batch of entertaining movies they get to see in theaters. From action-packed thrillers to stoner comedies, 2019 looks like it will be stacked full of enjoyable titles for moviegoers…

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Canadian Citizen Sentenced to Death in China for Alleged Role in Drug Ring

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A Canadian citizen has been sentenced to death by a Chinese court for his alleged role in a drug ring that attempted to export methamphetamine to Australia. The Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in China’s northeast province of Liaoning handed down the death sentence against Robert Lloyd Schellenberg of Abbotsford, B.C. in a hastily staged retrial of an earlier conviction…

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Man Leaves Two Pounds of Pot in Uber, is Arrested Trying to Retrieve It

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A Pennsylvania man who left two pounds of pot in an Uber driver’s vehicle was arrested by police when he tried to retrieve the weed. Malik Mollett, 21, was arrested by undercover state troopers on January 9, according to media reports. Mollett had hailed a Uber near Pittsburgh late last month, but at the end of…

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Toronto’s Cannabis Retail Lottery Winners

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Unless you’ve been in a stoned perma-haze this past month, you’ll know that the government of Ontario completed its lottery selection for retail cannabis licenses today. Toronto will see five cannabis shops open their doors this coming April, with an additional six in the GTA. Toronto Winners: Heather Conlon 398788 SEYEDARASH SEYEDAMERI 425239 Colin Campbell 399836…

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Toronto man loses driver’s licence after disclosing marijuana use to doctor

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A Toronto man lost his Ontario driver’s licence after admitting to a doctor he smokes marijuana on a daily basis. The man, age 53, provided part of his medical file and other information to Global News for examination but asked not to be publicly identified out of concern for his employment.

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