I like to say I discovered 420, because it's true. It happened at a Grateful Dead show in Oakland in 1990 when I was working for High Times.
Like New York and Minnesota, Louisiana now has a medical marijuana law in place that bans smoking. It only allows for the use of cannabis oil for a number of conditions. Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the bill today.
Turn the word OIL in caps upside down and you've got 710, the date for the latest stoner holiday. You know about 420. Well, today is National Dab Day. All you need to celebrate is some sticky concentrated marijuana and a smoking rig.
Stephen Colbert's first-ever marijuana segment on "The Late Show" zeroed in on the effort to legalize pot in Ohio. "This is a big deal," he said. "You expect the Mary Jane to be legal in Oregon or Washington or Colorado. But Ohio?"
The Illinois legislature passed a bill that would reduce the penalty for possessing 15 grams or less of marijuana to a ticket and a max $125 fine. But Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill on Aug. 14 and sent it back to Springfield with changes.
Fare Thee Well - the boisterous three-day celebration of all things Grateful Dead held in Chicago this past weekend - apparently went well for weed smokers. Only one arrest was made and two other tickets were written for possessing less than 15 grams of pot.
The main boulevards in Kazakhstan's capitol of Astana are covered with cannabis. In addition, thousands of acres of wild weed sprout annually in the Central Asia nation's Chu Valley.
The Illinois legislature has passed a bill that reduces the penalty for possessing 15 grams or less of marijuana to a ticket and a $125 fine, if found guilty. It's up to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign it into law.
Pres. Obama's new Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, appears to support the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes. "My position is we have to see what the science tells us about the efficacy of marijuana," he says.
The International Cannabis Business Conference is holding its latest seminar at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco on Feb. 15-16. The opening day keynote will be delivered by Columbia University Prof. Carl Hart, who previews his speech in an exclusive interview with CelebStoner.