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Facebook, Weeds & Marijuana

Like most marijuana growers, I was ecstatic when I heard in 2005 that Showtime was debuting a television show called Weeds centered on a suburban mom who sold and grew marijuana. Now here we are in the seventh season, and so much has changed for Weeds, not all of it for the better. But first […]

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Cannabis Comic Tony Camin

As the co-creator and performer of The Marijuana-Logues, you can imagine just how much of a pot enthusiast Tony Camin is in life and on stage. “I got hit with a ruler first day of kindergarten—for smoking pot,” Camin once joked during a set, “because if you bring it, you need to bring enough for […]

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Cannabis Comic Rory Scovel Interview

Some comedians are so charming and disarming that they get away with some of the most shocking material. Rory Scovel considers comedy to be all about the element of surprise, whether he delivers the punch line as himself, as his sassy, lisping Southerner character, or as his macho Southern coach character. “I have the same […]

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Cannabis Comic Ngaio Bealum Interview

When it comes to medical marijuana, Ngaio Bealum’s name is right up there with Doug Benson as far as comedians popularly associated with the blessed herb. This Sacramento native has hosted events for High Times and Hempfest, and in the daylight hours, Bealum serves as the editor of the monthly West Coast Cannabis magazine. A […]

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Cannabis Comic Ari Shaffir Loves LA’s Dispensary Scene

If there’s one reason standup comedian and actor Ari Shaffir loves dispensaries—aside from the delicious Medical Marijuana—it’s the incredible sense of community he feels while interacting with the other patients. “I like the people you meet at dispensaries, and how it brings people together. It’s the only time I’ll talk to Black people is in […]

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Cannabis Comic Doug Benson Takes His Medicine

Arguably America’s most famous stoner comedian, Doug Benson has turned the glorious weed into a business. He was even dubbed Stoner of the Year by High Times in 2006. You can call Benson a stoner but you can’t accuse him of being a slacker. “People say pot smokers are lazy. I disagree. I’m a multi-tasking […]

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