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From the Archives: 9 Tons of Pot (1974)

By Rod De Remer Regular newspaper readers probably remember that spectacular bust last year of a barge with nine tons of pot aboard. It was the first in a series of setbacks for major dealers. So what happened to the poor bastards whose boats were loaded to the gunwhales with Jamaican and whose heads were… Keep Reading

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Student Loan Forgiveness Limited By the War on Drugs

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… Keep Reading

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From Prison to the Legal Cannabis Industry: Conbud Creates Opportunities for the Formerly Incarcerated

When New York state lawmakers legalized recreational pot last year, they were intent on including measures that would ensure those negatively impacted by the War on Drugs and members of underserved communities would have a path into the emerging legal cannabis industry. Under these so-called social equity provisions, half of all licenses for marijuana businesses… Keep Reading

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Brand Spotlight: The Bulldog

Those who have ventured to Amsterdam’s cannabis scene at any point in the last half century have probably encountered one of the most emblematic companies in the 50-year-old, strange, half-legal industry in Holland that is now on its way to revolutionizing the entire conversation, globally.  Namely, The Bulldog “coffeeshop.” The Bulldog has almost certainly been… Keep Reading

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Rick and Morty Just Ended its Most Disappointing Season Yet

I’m neither the first nor the last person to tell you that the fifth season of Rick and Morty—which concluded with an hour-long special episode last Sunday—is the most disappointing one to date. It has also produced some of the most controversial episodes in a catalog that also includes “Claw and Hoarder.”  “Rickdependence Spray,” a… Keep Reading

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Jon’s Stone-Cold Quarantine Cop List: 13th Edition

Number 13! Not going to lie, I never expected my attention (or anyone else’s) to last so long that I’d ever be at the 13th edition of my Quarantine Cop List, so pardon me for a moment while I relish in the irony of the old adage that stoners don’t get anything done… Apparently they… Keep Reading

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