Of Course Humboldt Has a Cannabis Parade

Humboldt is the symbolic capital of California’s world famous Emerald Triangle, so it’s not too surprising that there’s a small town Main Street parade there celebrating cannabis.

Small-town America lives for the parade — the time-honored tradition of stepping out and strutting down Main Street for all to see: Summer isn’t summer without the Fourth of July parade, and in hamlets with a strong connection to the land, it isn’t really fall without harvest festival parades.

California’s agricultural towns see parades celebrating grapes, beans, garlic, artichokes and paganism. But California has legalized recreational marijuana for all adults 21 and over, so in the corners of the state where the marijuana plant is the local economic driver, there is also much to celebrate.

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Toasted Tweets | Aug. 16, 2017

It’s all the rage, have you heard? Moms smoke pot now. Yeah, like no doi! Many of our moms have at least experimented with it because pot is super-mellow, and is easy to get your hands on. And it’s fun and (relatively) inexpensive. Now, with legalization, moms are struggling to smoke with the same rights as all. Dig into the conversation via our collection of Toasted Tweets. But definitely get high first, because this shit is wild, funny, weird, interesting and goes deep.

“Moms who smoke pot. Their controversial story tonight!” Are you covering “moms who have wine with dinner”? No? Then stfu.

— Susan Arendt 🃏 (@SusanArendt) August 1, 2017

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Chai Havdalah: Food, Music, Judaism & Weed

A party environment introduces the benefits of cannabis to the Jewish community.

After being in Los Angeles for a year, cannabis events became a routine part of my life; however, it soon became clear that most of these parties were lacking something: they were too dark, too noisy, and with little to no food or entertainment. I realized the cannabis community had not figured out how to throw a “mainstream event.” They were stuck in the mindset that cannabis was still an underground thing and the parties reflected that. If the cannabis industry is ever going to lose its stigma then it must present itself in a more welcoming fashion to attract people who aren’t already active in the community. Thinking about what was missing from the cannabis party scene led me create WeedBar LA, an events company specializing in premier cannabis experiences.

For our first event, I wanted to do something personal, so I decided to incorporate all my favorite things: food, music, Judaism and weed. My faith is an important part of my identity and I knew that I would be doing a mitzvah (a good deed for you goyim) if I could introduce the benefits of cannabis to other Jews. A party to commemorate Havdalah, the end of the Jewish Sabbath, would be the perfect blend of everything that I hold dear. Thus Chai (pronounced high) Havdalah was born! After all, what could be better for a stereotypically neurotic community than a 200 mg infused cannabis challah?

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NBA Commissioner Says He’s Open to Medical Pot

With states all across the nation climbing out of the pit of pot prohibition, it should come as no surprise that professional sports leagues are now starting to discuss the possibility of revising their drug policies.

Although the majority of the debate is, so far, focused on how cannabis medicine might be used as an alternative to opioid medications for players in the NFL, it was recently revealed that the arena of professional basketball is, too, giving this treatment option some consideration.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who has not exactly been in support of changing the NBA’s drug policy with respect to marijuana, is apparently loosening his stance on the concept of players using the herb as a substitute to dangerous prescription drugs.

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LISTEN: “Ways To Get Stoned” with The Habit

With a name inspired by their addiction to weed, Seattle’s flagship comedy outfit The Habit drops a weekly “Fantasy Drafts” podcast – but instead of drafting football players, they pick abstract concepts like Mythical Creatures, Ways To Die, and Breakfast Cereal Mascots.

Ep 0019: Ways To Get Stoned Fantasy Draft

More an excuse for these journeymen intellibros to riff off each other’s rapier wits, their latest “Ways To Get Stoned” features the comedians getting progressively higher throughout the episode. With a special guest appearance by The Empire Strikes Back’s Billy Dee Williams, the draft reaches a fever pitch with discussion of Honey Bear stopping 9-11, and their mutual hatred of vaporizers.

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The Ultimate Stoner Dorm Room Guide

It’s back to school time, and for many, it’s the beginning of college: college campuses will soon be swarming with new freshmen to get in everyone’s way and see how far they can push the rules. One of those rules is smoking in dorms—while we don’t condone the practice, we know you’re going to anyway.

So, to keep you safe (and make you a little cooler to new friends), here’s our list of what you need to toke in your dorm room

1. Smell-Proof Container for Bud

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Stoner Sex: Rekindling Old Flames, Suicidal Thoughts, Jealousy & Period Sex

Dear Hyapatia,

I love my girlfriend very much, and sex with her is some of the best sex I have ever had. She is wild and passionate all in one. I don’t want to be gross or anything, but my girlfriend wants to have sex at all times… if you know what I mean. I personally do not like to have sex when it is “that time of the month.” She takes this personally. I have tried to explain that I have never enjoyed that with any of my girlfriends. She understands that but wants our relationship to be different. I just don’t want to and don’t think I physically would be able to even if I tried. Why is she so hung up on this? — Kyle

Dear Kyle,

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Every Famous Astrophysicist Agrees: Marijuana Should Be Legalized

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There aren’t very many famous scientists in the world—for some reason, celebrity and peer-reviewed research don’t go hand-in-hand—but where popular culture and rational inquiry intersect, the resulting Venn diagram is pro-marijuana.

On Monday, prominent astrophysicist (and Twitter personality) Neil deGrasse Tyson joined the ranks of learned academics to endorse cannabis legalization. Who knew—there isn’t an intellectually honest argument in support of drug prohibition and the carceral state to be had.

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Weediquette 101: How to Be a Good Pot Citizen

Rolling Stone recently published a Miss Manners-style guide to pot-smoking etiquette, with the goal of banishing stereotypes and instructing the growing subculture to be responsible, polite and conscientious consumers.

“Whether you’re livening up a dinner party with some gourmet infused cookies or scoring some unlabeled bud from your dealer for your friend’s mom, it is important to consider how to be a good weed citizen,” wrote Amanda Chicago Lewis.

How to best live openly as an ethical stoner, says Lewis, is to keep in mind how “your behavior affects other people, and how can you better educate those around you.”

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