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Cheech and Chong Company To Hire a California Lobbyist

June 20, 2024 · High Times

A company created by Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong—the iconic comedy duo known as Cheech and Chong—filed to hire a lobbyist in order to get involved with the lawmaking process in Sacramento, California.  Marin, 79, and Chong, 86, are moving their interests into California politics as it impacts businesses they own. CBS News reports that Cheech and Chong’s Global Holdings Company recently registered with the California Secretary of State. The company filed with the state of California on June 1 to register with Secretary of… Read more.

Fab 5 Freddy: This Joint Is Jumpin’

June 12, 2024 · Cannabis Now

“Fab? Yeah, he used to get weed from Ricky Powell,” Saes says. I smile, struck with a welcome sense of the familiar. I’m talking with legendary New York City weed delivery service pioneer Mike Saes—also known as “El Saeso”—and I can faintly hear the sounds of Manhattan taxi cabs whizzing by him as I listen intently. I hit up Saes in anticipation of connecting with the one and only Fab 5 Freddy (otherwise known as Fredrick Braithwaite) for some insider… Read more.

Comedy, Cannabis, Compassion

June 9, 2024 · High Times

On an overcast Tuesday evening at the end of September, hundreds of Amy Sedaris fans stood in line outside the Union Square Travel Agency—the third legal cannabis dispensary to open in Manhattan—for a chance to meet Sedaris, whose resume includes roles in Strangers with Candy, BoJack Horseman, and The Mandalorian. Fans braved the clouds and light rain in a line that stretched around the block, to purchase their cannabis from the dispensary’s first celebrity guest “travel agent,”—what the store calls their budtenders. The Union Square… Read more.

Jelly Roll Says ‘Marijuana Has Kept Me Sober’

May 30, 2024 · High Times

In an interview with Taste of Country published on May 24, Grammy Award-nominated country artist Jason “Jelly Roll” DeFord said that he smokes weed to stay away from hard drugs that he’s used in the past—namely opioids and benzodiazepines. Given his past as an addict and his role in speaking against the use of fentanyl sweeping the country, the interview quickly shifted on the topic of drugs. But Jelly Roll doesn’t see weed the same way as hard drugs which can tear… Read more.

Happy 86th Birthday, Tommy Chong!

May 26, 2024 · CelebStoner

Hey, man, it's Tommy Chong's 86th birthday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the stoner funnyman: 1. He was born in Calgary.  2. His middle name is Kin. 3. He first smoked pot when a jazz musician gave him a joint. 4. He played guitar in the Motown band Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers. 5. He met his comedy partner Cheech Marin in Vancouver when Cheech was defecting from the U.S. draft. 6. He's eight years older than Cheech. 7. He's… Read more.

On Mothers & Marijuana: 7 Celebrities Talk About Smoking While Parenting

May 12, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Mothers are increasingly leading cannabis reform efforts in the United States. Across the country, mothers have pushed forward laws — even in conservative states — allowing for the use of THC or CBD for children with severe epilepsy and other illnesses. One such “she-ro” is Heather Shuker of the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society, who began as an advocate for her daughter Hannah after cannabis drastically reduced the number of seizures she suffered. California Senator Dianne Feinstein, who just reversed her longstanding policy of… Read more.

Cheech & Chong Launch New Mobile Video Game

May 8, 2024 · MG Magazine

The iconic comedy duo with a cannabis licensing empire launched a new mobile video game this week, adding to the brand’s expanding lineup of product launches for 2024 with new consumer goods, infused beverages, and dispensaries.  The release of Cheech & Chong’s Kush Kingdom marks the second collaboration between the cannabis industry veterans and East Side Games Group. In 2020, the team launched Cheech & Chong Bud Farm. It’s earned an iOS store rating of 4.8/5 stars in the U.S.… Read more.

EXCLUSIVE: Xzibit’s Dream Sesh Is With Cheech & Chong and Willie Nelson (Together)

May 1, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Xzibit just made history opening the first and only licensed cannabis store and delivery service in Bel-Air. Aptly titled Xzibit’s West Coast Cannabis (XWCC), this new retail store sits beautifully at 641 N Sepulveda Blvd in Los Angeles, taking over the second floor in true West Coast fashion. For those who aren’t familiar, Xzibit first dominated the rap game, best known for his timeless hits “X,” “Get Your Walk On,” “My Name” featuring Snoop Dogg and Eminem… and let’s not… Read more.

75 Things You Need to Know About Willie Nelson on His 91st Birthday

April 29, 2024 · CelebStoner

On his 91st birthday, here are 75 things you need to know about Willie Nelson. 1. He born was in Abbott, Texas on Apr. 29, 1933. 2. Because he was born close to midnight, his birth date is often cited as April 30. 3. His middle name is Hugh. 4. His parents were named Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson. 5. He and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents, Alfred and Nancy Nelson. 6. He excelled in sports at Abbott High School. 7. He got his… Read more.

DC’s National Cannabis Festival Celebrates Legal Weed

April 25, 2024 · Cannabis Now

No two people have the same story about the origins of how “420” and cannabis came to be correlated. Some say it’s police code for “marijuana consumption in progress,” others say it’s just some high school folklore: a group of students—stoners for the sake of staying on brand—in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood would meet up  at 4:20pm at the football bleachers and smoke a joint together. It started happening daily, more people started to join and talk about it, and… Read more.

Royal Queen Seeds Celebrates 420 With Mike Tyson in NYC

April 21, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Royal Queen Seeds, one of the largest and most trusted cannabis seed banks in the world, celebrated 420 with a 20-story advertisement in Times Square, marking New York’s move toward legal and regulated home cultivation of cannabis for all adults. The 200-foot-tall One Times Square Billboard, which historically counts down to New Years, encouraged New Yorkers to grow their own cannabis and included a countdown to 4:20 p.m., which was celebrated with Royal Queen Seeds’ latest US cannabis seed partner, TYSON… Read more.

The Top 15 Celebrity Cannabis Brands – April 2024

April 16, 2024 · CelebStoner

Hoodie Analytics tracks more than 9,000 cannabis brands. The Top 15 list below is based on sales figures for celebrity cannabis brands. The listings includes states the brands are located in and a general sales figure. These numbers are from March 2024. Here are the current Top 15 Celebrity Cannabis Brands: 1. Cookies AZ, BC, CA, CO, IL, MA, MD, MI, MO, NV, NY ON, OR, WA ~ $12m; last month #1 (The above number includes brand sales only; it does not… Read more.

California Issues Mandatory Recall of Mike Tyson Cannabis Product

April 15, 2024 · Ganjapreneur

Last week, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) issued a mandatory recall for a Mike Tyson-branded product, Tyson Undisputed Cannabis Flower, due to contamination with Aspergillus sp., a type of mold. The recall, published on April 9, affects multiple products sold after August 24, 2023, including the TOAD and TADPOLES batches, distributed across several counties including Alameda, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The flower was grown by manufacturer Northern Emeralds, who also partnered with rapper Future for a product collaboration last year. This incident… Read more.

Cleotrapa, Ice Spice’s ‘Baddie Friend’ Is Our New Stoner Bestie

April 6, 2024 · High Times

Navigating through all of the new rap artists emerging out of NYC can be tough. Finding someone who is fresh, interesting, and likes to get stoned might even be a mission. Lucky for me, I stumbled upon Cleotrapa.  Cleo being from Staten Island, which happens to be my hometown, made the assignment even more intriguing. Pair that with the fact that she’s Ice Spice‘s “baddie friend” who’s been by her side in most of the snippets and videos that have stacked up… Read more.

Restaurant Denies Service to Rapper for Smelling Like Pot, Sparking National Debate in South Africa

March 29, 2024 · High Times

Should restaurant patrons who smell like weed be denied service at a restaurant? That’s the question South Africans are asking after one of the country’s top rappers was denied service along with two friends.  South African rapper Emtee was denied service, along with two fellow rappers, from a branch of Mike’s Kitchen in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier this month after the restaurant complained that they smelled like weed. (Personal cannabis use at home is decriminalized and medical use is legal in South Africa.) The… Read more.

Gavin Rossdale Shows How Celebrity Weed Features Should Be Done

March 28, 2024 ·

Since breaking through with Sixteen Stone in 1994, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale has been a music industry mainstay. The debut album peaked at #4 on the Billboard charts, leading to successful albums and side projects over the next three decades. The band’s debut release, known for hits like “Machinehead” and “Glycerine,” solidified Bush’s 90s legacy. They continued with chart-topping releases, including 1996’s follow-up Razorblade Suitcase, and maintained momentum through the 2000s. Their latest album, The Art of Survival, released in 2022.  The combined endeavors created a lasting… Read more.

Cheech & Chong Light Up Austin for Documentary Film Screening at SXSW

March 18, 2024 · CelebStoner

Cheech & Chong brought their zany act to Austin last week for the premiere of Cheech and Chong's Last Movie, a documentary by David Bushell, at the SXSW Film & TV Festival. The fun began Monday night, March 11, when the duo made a surprise appearance at C-Boys Heart and Soul, a club on S. Congress Ave. Tommy Chong strapped on a guitar and Cheech Marin belted out his famous song from Next Movie, "Mexican Americans," certainly appropriate for the location.  The next day, March 12, the movie… Read more.

Elizabeth Warren Reveals Her ‘Dream Blunt Rotation’

February 22, 2024 · High Times

On Monday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) joined the Pod Save America podcast and revealed who her “dream blunt rotation” would be when asked. It was hypothetical, as she doesn’t smoke, and the senator kept things positive in her responses. In what they called a special President’s Day edition episode Feb. 19, Pod Save America co-host Jon Favreau (the former Barack Obama staffer, not the MCU actor) asked her about her push to deschedule pot, and also who she’s most and least likely… Read more.

Exclusive: Bliss From SoCal Cannabis Collab

February 13, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Reggae and cannabis have an undeniable synergy that’s been enjoyed by music and weed lovers for generations. The laid-back rhythms and soulful melodies of reggae music elevate and enhance our sensory experiences, transporting us from ripping homemade bongs in college dorm rooms to smoking blunts of the finest Caribbean green on a beach in Jamaica. But it goes deeper than that. Cannabis holds a sacred significance for Rastafarians, who incorporate the plant into their spiritual rituals. You could go so far… Read more.

Snoop Dogg Says He Has ‘Nothing But Love for Donald Trump’ Because He Paroled His Friend

February 1, 2024 · CelebStoner

Nearly seven years after then Pres. Donald Trump tweeted about Snoop Dogg's "failing career," the rapper now says in a new interview, "I have nothing but love for Donald Trump." Snoop added: "Donald Trump? He ain't done nothing wrong to me. He has done only great things for me. He pardoned Michael Harris." Who Is Michael Harris? Michael "Harry-O" Harris co-founded Death Row Records with Suge Knight in 1991. It's the West Coast hip-hop label that introduced Dr. Dre and Snoop to the world.… Read more.

Blink-182’s Drummer Travis Barker Releases Mini Barkies Prerolls As Part of His New Cannabis Brand

January 23, 2024 · CelebStoner

Like many celebs, Travis Barker has made the transition from CBD to THC with his new start-up. The Blink-182 drummer is launching Barker Canna Co. just three years after he announced Barker Wellness. While the latter focused on CBD, his new venture includes everyone's favorite cannabinoid.  Barker tells Leafly: "My journey with cannabis started when I was really young, long before Blink-182. Initially, it was about having a good time, but over the decades my relationship with cannabis has evolved to be much more… Read more.

Snoop Dogg ‘Giving Up Smoke’ Campaign Backfires, CEO Out at Solo Stove

January 15, 2024 · CelebStoner

John Merris thought he had a brilliant idea: Snoop Dogg shilling for Solo Brands' smokeless fire pit. As the company CEO he reached out to Snoop's brand manager with the idea. "We think it'd be really fun if we got Snoop to endorse it and say he went smokeless," Merris pitched Nick Adler. Snoop liked the Solo Stove idea and said it was up to his attorneys, who appoved the campaign. On Nov. 16, Snoop announced to the world via social… Read more.

MLK & Marijuana: How the Civil Rights Leader’s Work Informs the Push for Legal Pot

January 15, 2024 · Cannabis Now

Martin Luther King Jr. might have turned 95 years old this month if he had not been felled by an assassin’s bullet on April 4, 1968. It is, of course, impossible to know what the United States would look like today if he had lived — or what he would think about the political dilemmas of our own time. Yet there are certain obvious parallels between his time and ours. The country continues to be bitterly divided along political lines.… Read more.

Acute Effects of Ketamine – What Does That Mean and Why Did Matthew Perry, Star of Friends, Die from It?

December 21, 2023 · Cannabis.net

Matthew Perry, renowned for his role in "Friends" and publicly addressing his prolonged struggles with substance abuse, passed away at the age of 54. The Los Angeles County medical examiner's office, in an autopsy report released on Friday, identified the primary cause of Perry's death as the "acute effects" of ketamine, a potent anesthetic with psychedelic properties. Perry was discovered unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles residence on October 28. The autopsy report listed additional factors contributing… Read more.

Shavo Odadjian, ROCKSTAR

November 28, 2023 · Cannabis Now

The first time I had a conversation with Shavo Odadjian, the indefatigable leader of legendary heavy metal band System Of A Down, I was struck by how easygoing he was, something I didn’t expect, frankly. If you didn’t know that this slight of-frame husband (to Sonia) and dad of three residing in the Los Angeles suburbs was, in fact, a Grammy-winning, killer bassist and legit rock star, you wouldn’t have a clue. Odadjian is a soft-spoken, super funny, good-vibes-only dude… Read more.

Willie Nelson, Mike Tyson Step into Michigan Market as Celebrity Brands Bloom

November 23, 2023 · Green Market Report

What’s in a name? An aging hippie from Texas hill country and a mainstay in the “Outlaw Country” music synonymous with weed culture is, perhaps to no surprise, a growing cannabis brand name in Michigan. Willie’s Reserve, a marijuana licensing company started by singer and songwriter Willie Nelson in 2015, is among the latest celebrity brands to grace Michigan dispensaries — when they can keep it on the shelves. Green Stem, a dispensary in Niles in Southwest Michigan, sold out… Read more.

Snoop Dogg’s ‘Giving Up Smoke’ Stunt Promotes Smokefree Firepit

November 21, 2023 · CelebStoner

Snoop Dogg's "giving up smoke" post on November 16 was just a ruse to promote the smokeless firepit, Solo Stove. In another social media post this morning, the rapper explained: "I have an announcement: I'm giving up smoke. I know what you're thinking: 'Snoop, smoke is kind of your whole thing.' But I'm done with it. Done with the carpet and the clothes smellin' all sticky icky. I'm going smokeless. Solo Smoke fix fire. They take out the smoke." He added… Read more.

Snoop Dogg Announces He’s Quitting Smoking Pot

November 20, 2023 · High Times

On Thursday, “Stoner of the Century” Snoop Dogg, 52, announced that he’s quitting smoking pot in a post that practically broke the internet. After trying weed in “the seventies” to smoking blunts and copious amounts of bud for a solid 30 years—his name became synonymous with the plant, and he’s grown close to High Times Magazine. Most people received his message warmly, and wished him on his new journey. “After much consideration & conversation with my family, I’ve decided to give up… Read more.

Celebrities on Ayahuasca: André 3000, Jim Belushi, Chelsea Handler, Sting and More

November 18, 2023 · CelebStoner

Add OutKast's André 3000 to the ever-growing list of celebrities who've used the South American hallucinogen known as ayahausca. During a three-day retreat in Hawaii, the rapper says he "turned into a panther. "I was doing like GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR – like, that kind of thing.... Yeah, it was just interesting because my mouth actually shaped like a panther." What Is Ayahuasca? Enthnobotanist Peter Gorman told CelebStoner in 2020: "Ayahuasca is a traditional tool for divination used throughout much of the Amazon jungle, particularly in the… Read more.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s Acid Trip Featured in New Biopic

November 17, 2023 · CelebStoner

Little-known fact about Elvis Presley: He once took LSD. In Sofia Coppola's new film Priscilla, about Presley's wife, there's a psychedelic scene during which the couple consumes sugar cubes dosed with liquid acid. This follows a series of scenes where the Presleys (played by Cailee Spaeny and Jacob Elordi) both pop amphetamine and powerful sleeping pills like Placidyl. Since Priscilla was just a teenager, she didn't know what Elvis was giving her. There's not one scene in the movie where Elvis is not on… Read more.

Burna Boy Turned Down $5M Dubai Gig Because He Can’t Smoke Weed There

November 6, 2023 · High Times

Nigerian-born artist Burna Boy, 32, revealed that he turned down a $5 million offer to perform in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) because smoking cannabis is banned in the city, and the punishments are severe.  Per the local law, attempting to enter Dubai with cannabis can result in a five-year sentence, and if you’re caught smoking weed there, you might face a minimum of three months behind bars, and you’ll possibly be deported once you’re released. Before changes were made… Read more.

Dave Matthews Inducts Willie Nelson Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Several Weed References

November 4, 2023 · CelebStoner

Two minutes into his induction speech for Willie Nelson at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2023 ceremony at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on November 3, Dave Matthews pointed out: "You know what? Willie likes to smoke weed!" After lengthy applause, the DMB frontman continued: "One time Willie smoked in the White House... It was with Jimmy Carter's son. I like to think if Jimmy Carter had been elected for a second term, then weed would've been legal in the mid-'80s."… Read more.

Willie Nelson’s Cannabis Arrives at Dispensaries in Michigan

November 3, 2023 · Hight Times

Country cannabis outlaw and icon Willie Nelson entered the Michigan cannabis market, debuting his cannabis brand in the state last week. Michigan is the eighth state so far to sell flower from the singer-songwriter’s exclusive cannabis brand, Willie’s Reserve, which will be available at all Puff locations and several other dispensaries across the state.  Nelson has earned his name in the cannabis world after decades of support. Now at 90 years old, Nelson has attributed cannabis—a secret to a long life—as a… Read more.

Jennifer Lawrence Smokes Weed in Third Consecutive Movie

October 27, 2023 · CelebStoner

J-Law is on a roll.  Actress Jennifer Lawrence has smoked weed in her last three movies. In her latest, the raunchy comedy No Hard Feelings, her character Maddie hits a joint in an early scene while hanging out with friends at the beach. She passes it to Jim (Ebon Moss-Bachrach). It's the only cannabis use or reference in the movie, which is now streaming at Netflix. Down on her luck, Maddie agrees to coax a shy teenager (Andrew Barth Feldman) out of… Read more.

Jimmy Kimmel Proclaims October 20—Snoop Dogg’s Birthday And Midpoint To 4/20—As New Marijuana Holiday Called ‘DoggFather’s Day’

October 20, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Recognizing Snoop Dogg’s “significant contributions to the popularization of marijuana,” comedian and late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel proclaimed the rapper’s birthday of October 20—this Friday—to be the “new high holiday” of DoggFather’s Day. In a mock-proclamation unveiled on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night, Kimmel noted that “Mr. Dogg’s birthday falls on the exact midpoint to 4/20—a coincidence that is totally tripping me out right now.” Explaining the origin of the celebration to Snoop, Kimmel said half-birthdays are big in… Read more.

Drug Dealer Connected to Michael K. Williams Death Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

October 12, 2023 · High Times

A convicted fentanyl dealer and member of a New York City drug ring blamed for the overdose death of actor Michael K Williams has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.  According to an article by the Associated Press, Luis Cruz was one member of a four-man team convicted of selling fentanyl-laced heroin to Williams, who played Omar Little on HBO’s The Wire as well as other roles throughout his career. Williams overdosed in his Brooklyn apartment in September of 2021 after… Read more.

CBoD: Sports Great Jackson’s Promise Nutraceuticals Partners with Massage Heights

October 7, 2023 · CelebStoner

In 2021, former MLB and NFL star Bo Jackson founded the CBD company Promise Nutraceuticals. Their only product is Promise Drops, a 6,000 mg CBD tincture. (It was formerly called Hero Brand.) At the time, Jackson said: "Promise Nutraceuticals is not about numbers on a balance sheet. We are a cause-driven company... dedicated to improving lives and helping others." Two years later Promise has partnered with Texas-based Massage Heights, which has 115 locations nationwide. While Jackson didn't mention Massage Heights in the press… Read more.

Rapper Phix Signs On With Gelato Cannabis

October 7, 2023 · Green Market Report

Texas-based rapper Phix is the latest rapper to align himself with a cannabis brand. The performer who swiftly rose to prominence after the Deer Alcohol Challenge with Dax Shepard helped him amass 1.9 million Tik Tok followers and nearly one million Spotify monthly listeners. Gelato Cannabis said that Phix is the first rapper to officially partner with them as a brand spokesperson. After performing during the Gelato-sponsored official Hall of Flowers afterparty, After Dark, in May 2023, Phix and Gelato’s founders,… Read more.

High Hospitality: How to Host the Perfect Cannabis Party

October 4, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Whether you love her, hate her or hate to love her, you’ve got to admit that when Kim Kardashian makes a move, the world watches. So when the social media starlet announced that her fourth baby shower would be “CBD-themed,” with A-listers like Paris Hilton, Chrissy Teigen and, of course, the entire Kardashian clan blissing out with a sound bath and making custom CBD bath salts, cannabidiol had officially gone mainstream. With millions of fans watching along on Instagram, it’s… Read more.

Ed Sherran on Getting High with Snoop Dogg, Russell Crowe and, Inadvertently, Burna Boy

October 4, 2023 · CelebStoner

Ed Sherran shares a few good backstage smoking stories on the latest episode the Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend podcast. The British pop singer, who's not much of a toker, dishes on his favorite celebrity stoners. His attitude is "when in Rome..." Snoop Dogg and Russell Crowe  "I was in Melbourne recently. I was with my wife and my mother-in-law and Snoop Dogg was playing. I was like, We've got to go. I guess he plays in England but it's never when… Read more.

Future’s Monster Kush First Evol Strain To Enter Nevada Market

September 27, 2023 · High Times

Future’s cannabis brand Evol is now available in Nevada in partnership with cultivator Redwood Cultivation, a Sept. 22 announcement reads. After first being announced last April, then conquering California, Nevada marks the next strategic step in expanding Evol to the next state on the list. As of last Friday, adults in Nevada can purchase eighths of premium pre-packaged Monster Kush, the first product to roll out, with more products from Evol by Future and Redwood Cultivation that will follow in the months ahead. “Millions of people… Read more.

Method Man’s Tical Official Makes New York Debut

September 15, 2023 · Cannabis Now

If someone would’ve told us that everyone’s favorite rapper lately—and one of the founding members of legendary East Coast hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan—would build an empire entirely separate from his storied music career while maintaining his status as one of the greats of the genre, we would’ve said that they’re crazy. But it’s true. Method Man, the gravelly-voiced MC from New York’s Staten Island—who made a career synonymous with cannabis use or “TICAL” as he has affectionally dubbed it—has… Read more.

Women of Influence: Laganja Estranja

September 7, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Jay Jackson, who’s also known as Laganja Estranja, rose to fame as the undeniable breakout star on season six of the Emmy-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race. The world-renowned choreographer and artist is a fierce cannabis and LGBTQ+ advocate who champions diversity and representation for the cannabis industry’s queer community. Estranja came out as transgender in 2021 and says she’s using her platform to educate the industry. “The reason we have medical marijuana is because of the queer community,” Estranja says. “I… Read more.

Little Richard on Drugs: ‘They Shoulda Called Me Little Cocaine’

September 6, 2023 · CelebStoner

The back-to-back Little Richard documentaries – PBS' Little Richard: The King and Queen of Rock & Roll (2022) and Lisa Cortes' Little Richard: I Am Everything (2023) – confirm the singer's place in the creation of rock & roll in the '50s with a major focus on his gayness. But not much is said about Richard's prodigious drug use. In this famous clip from 1981, the singer revealed: "I started with a little bit of marijuana. Somebody said, 'Try it, you'll like it, a… Read more.

Allen Iverson to Introduce Viola to Philadelphia This Weekend

September 2, 2023 · Green Market Report

Viola is coming to Pennsylvania. The city of brotherly love will welcome former NBA stars Al Harrington, who is Viola’s CEO, and Allen Iverson on Saturday, Sept. 2 for the launch of their cannabis strain “Iverson ’01.” The launch event is part of Viola’s introduction to the state market and will be held at Green Thumb Industry’s new Northeast Philadelphia RISE dispensary location. Having Iverson as a business partner in New Jersey and now Pennsylvania has created an “unbelievable turnout,”… Read more.

Busted for a Gram and a Gun: Texas Police Nab Cowboys’ Lineman Sam Williams

August 27, 2023 · CelebStoner

Celebrities don't get arrested for marijuana like they used to. These days celeb weed busts mostly happen in states that have yet to legalize cannabis for adult or medical use. Case in point: Dallas Cowboys' troubled defensive lineman Sam Williams who on August 20 was charged with possession of a controlled substance (cannabis) and the unlawful carrying of a weapon in Frisco, TX. Texas is a fully prohibited state (only CBD is legal). It's unclear how the arrest went down, though it most likely was… Read more.

GOP Presidential Candidate Ramaswamy Talks Marijuana Legalization In Chat With Joint-Smoking Bill Maher

August 22, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy reiterated his support for federal marijuana legalization in an interview that aired on Sunday, saying the current state–federal conflict on cannabis is “a farce” that allows governments to unfairly target people. Appearing on the podcast Club Random with Bill Maher, who smoked a joint during the conversation, Ramaswamy said the gap between state and federal marijuana laws is “a joke” that “undermines the rule of law.” “I think we should align the federal law with… Read more.

Tiffany & Co.

August 14, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Leading Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Cannabis, the most highly anticipated celebrity launch of the year, is Tiffany Chin. Of Course She is. When the world’s most famous hip-hop star and successful businessman, actor and cannabis activist personally taps you to launch his highly anticipated new brand, chances are it’s because you’re the best. And make no mistake, Tiffany Chin is precisely that. Ask Snoop about his head of cannabis ventures at his new Death Row Cannabis brand.  Chin’s career took… Read more.

Jesse Ventura Considering Launching Cannabis Brand in Minnesota

August 9, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

During a cannabis expo in late July, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura said he is interested in launching a cannabis brand. Ventura, a former professional wrestler, actor, military veteran, and longtime cannabis advocate, said he wants “to be the first major politician in America who puts his likeness, face and everything behind cannabis.”  Ventura testified in front of lawmakers as they considered the bill to legalize cannabis, which ultimately passed. Provisions of the law took effect August 1, but retail sales… Read more.

Celebs Turn Up the Heat at CHAMPS Summer 2023 Trade Show

August 6, 2023 · Cannabis Now

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas—unless it’s brokering new partnerships and strengthening business relationships. That’s because one thing that Las Vegas does well is host tradeshows. The city makes it easy to attend, entertain and network—and the CHAMPS Summer 2023 trade show was no exception. From July 19-22, the Cannabis Now team descended on the sprawling cannabis counter-culture business event that serves North America’s headshops to shake hands, close business deals and do the thing we do best: Help our clients… Read more.

Seth Rogen Says No to Edibles in Interview with Bill Gates

August 4, 2023 · CelebStoner

As the first guests on Unconfuse Me with Bill Gates, Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren Miller Rogen discuss Hilarity for Charity, their fundraising organization that focuses on Alzheimer's. But the conversation gets really interesting when Gates asks the Rogens about pot. They discuss Houseplant, edibles, alcohol, the lack of government research and whether cannabis can help patients with dementia. Read the transcript below. BILL GATES: So when you first met Seth, were you surprised by how much weed he smoked?… Read more.

Cresco and Columbia Care call off $2 billion cannabis megamerger; Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs deal also scratched

August 1, 2023 · Yahoo!Finance

Chicago-based Cresco Labs and Columbia Care called off their $2 billion cannabis megamerger Monday, citing “evolving” market conditions that include falling stock prices, tightening credit and flattening industry sales. The companies also scratched the $185 million sale of cannabis facilities in Illinois, New York and Massachusetts to rapper/producer Sean “Diddy” Combs, which were part of required antitrust divestitures for the merger. “In light of the evolving landscape in the cannabis industry, we believe the decision to terminate the planned transaction… Read more.

LA’s Celebrity Cannabis Party Scene Is a Vibe

July 30, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Living in California, everybody wanna visit for women, weed and weather From all around the world for the women, weed and weather Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 collab with Dr. Dre, “The Recipe,” perfectly describes the vibe when it comes to Los Angeles, coolest city in the Golden State, mecca for the world’s best cannabis. In recent years, Los Angeles has transformed itself to become SoCal’s go-to hub for all things cannabis culture, as more and more celebrities are getting into the… Read more.

Cannabis Aided Sinéad O’Connor During Her Difficult Life

July 28, 2023 · CelebStoner

Sinéad O'Connor used to duck into her backyard to have a toke of weed. "The kids don't know I smoke dope," she told the Irish Examiner in 2012 about her four children. "I just sneak down to the garden... and don't get arrested." O'Connor's relationship with marijuana dated back to 1976 when she was a teenager. "I smoke dope quite a bit and that really does help," she was quoted as saying in Icons of Rock, "when I'm actually writing because it opens… Read more.

Kevin Durant says ‘everybody does’ cannabis in NBA

July 27, 2023 · AOL

Basketball star Kevin Durant has said the NBA commissioner could smell cannabis on him as he lobbied to end the league's ban on the drug. "He smelled it when I walked in, so I didn't really have to say much, you know what I'm saying?" Durant said in an interview. The 34-year-old added that the drug is so commonly used in the league "it's like wine at this point". NBA players are no longer prohibited from using cannabis. The league… Read more.

How Cheech and Chong are bringing medical marijuana to Mississippi

July 27, 2023 · Yahoo!Finance

Cheech and Chong's Cannabis Co. and Southern Sky Brands of Mississippi are teaming together and have announced a partnership aimed at expanding access to medical cannabis products in Mississippi. Cheech and Chong, the duo that became famous in the 1970s and 1980s for their stand-up comedy and movies centering around cannabis and counterculture fun, have found a new love as they market and sell cannabis products throughout the nation. "This partnership is all about the patients. We want to ensure… Read more.

Tony Bennett Called for Drug Legalization in 2012 After Whitney Houston Died

July 24, 2023 · CelebStoner

Most musicians drink and use drugs. It's a given and even impacted pop singer Tony Bennett, who passed away on July 20 at 96. In the late '70s, after a couple of decades of hitmaking and building his reputation as a Sinatra-style crooner, Bennett went into debt and an extended period of drug use. “I owed something like $1.2 million, which was a fortune in those days," he said in 2011. "At least half of it was in back taxes I couldn’t afford… Read more.

Leafly Sued by Photographer for Using Tupac, Snoop Dogg Photos

July 24, 2023 · Green Market Report

The photographer is asking for legal fees and damages - to be determined by the court - to be covered. The online dispensary locator app Leafly (OTC: LFLY) is in hot water for using a photographer’s images of rappers Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. Photographer T. Eric Monroe, whose work has been featured in publications such as Thrasher and XXL Magazine, claims Leafly Holdings unlawfully published and displayed Monroe’s original photography on its website leafly.com. In addition to helping consumers locate dispensaries, Leafly offers… Read more.

Week in review: Supermodel Gigi Hadid Arrested for Cannabis Possession

July 23, 2023 · Cannabis Now

In this week’s cannabis news round-up, supermodel Gigi Hadid was arrested and pleaded guilty to cannabis possession; Philip Morris to acquire Israeli firm for up to $650M; Ukraine takes first step towards medical cannabis; and Berner teams up with the Last Prisoner project for Release Papers. Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Classic Gigi Hadid Arrested for Cannabis Possession in Cayman Islands Gigi Hadid’s recent trip to the Cayman Islands took an unexpected turn when Customs & Border Control agents discovered… Read more.

Fetterman Shows Support For Wiz Khalifa As Rapper Gets ‘Stoned AF’ On Marijuana And Psilocybin To Throw Opening Pitch At MLB Game

July 21, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) tacitly endorsed rapper Wiz Khalifa’s plan to get “stoned af” on marijuana before throwing the ceremonial first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game this week. But the artist’s plans apparently involved cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms. Khalifa first said that he planned to get high before the game on Monday, and Fetterman quoted the tweet with a photo of him holding up his flag that says “It’s 420 Somewhere.” The senator has been known to use flags to promote his… Read more.

Week in Review: Celebrity Cannabis Brands Dominate California Market

July 16, 2023 · Cannabis Now

In this week’s cannabis news round-up, data shows celebrity cannabis brands are outselling traditional brands in California; Maryland’s booming cannabis market is poised to reach billion-dollar status; Maine reports record-breaking adult-use cannabis sales in June; and Scotland pushes for drug decriminalization, but the British government rejected the proposal. Data Shows Celebrity Cannabis Brands Outshine Traditional Brands New data suggests that celebrity cannabis brands are making a big impact in the California market and outperforming traditional brands, according to insights from cannabis analytics provider… Read more.

Celebrity marijuana brands outperform traditional brands, data suggests

July 13, 2023 · MJ Biz Daily

It’s no secret that celebrity-backed marijuana brands – such as actor Seth Rogan’s Houseplant or rapper Wiz Khalifa’s Khalifa Kush – can leverage legions of fans and social media followers to attract consumer attention and buzz. An MJBizDaily comparative analysis of recent retail sales data suggests these inherent characteristics and others, such as promotional events and partnerships, also help drive consumer purchases. Celebrity brands in the California market – including Cann, Houseplant and Mirayo by Santana – outsold traditional marijuana brands by… Read more.

Arts District Cannabis Reopens in Los Angeles

June 28, 2023 · Cannabis Now

Located in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District, the impossibly popular Coast to Coast Cannabis dispensary will open its doors at 542 Alameda Street, on July 1, as the newly relaunched Arts District Cannabis.  The rebranded dispensary will officially reopen its doors hoping to bridge the gap between cannabis and art, using its platform to feature local, rising artists and creatives. The space was originally the Cirrus Gallery, which art dealer and publisher Jean Robert Milant opened in 1970.… Read more.

Rapper Wyclef Jean Talks Cannabis, Psychedelics And Hip-Hop: ‘They Were Counter-Culture For A Long Time’

June 19, 2023 · Benzinga

“My mind is constantly racing every second, a new thought or a new idea. Sometimes it feels like a million voices at once, but I have learned... cannabis helps calm the voices down and I get more focused,” says the Grammy-winning musician and producer Wyclef Jean in an exclusive interview. The artist shared his thoughts on cannabis, its connection to hip-hop culture and his own journey with the plant during an interview before performing at The Grass Is Greener Gathering in Hadley,… Read more.

Illinois’ First Music Concert Allowing Onsite Cannabis Consumption, The Miracle In Mundelein, Unveils Details + Lineup

Illinois is about to witness a groundbreaking moment with the announcement of the inaugural The Miracle In Mundelein, the state’s first-ever music concert allowing onsite cannabis consumption. Presented by RYTHM Premium Cannabis, Sacred Rose, and Dayglo Presents, The Miracle In Mundelein is set to merge the realms of music and cannabis culture on Saturday, Sept. 9, and Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, just outside of Chicago, across the street from RISE Mundelein in Mundelein, Ill. The innovative event, also simply referred… Read more.

‘Spark in the Park’ festival brings cannabis, Method Man and Redman to Ypsilanti

June 8, 2023 · M Live

Scents of cannabis and sounds of hip-hop will fill Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park this weekend with the arrival of the first Spark in the Park music festival. Staples of 90′s and 2000s hip-hop including Method Man and Redman and B-Real are slated to headline the festival, which takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 in Riverside Park, located at 2 E. Cross St. The lineup is rounded out with a range of hip-hop… Read more.

Happy B-Real Day to Cypress Hill Frontman

June 3, 2023 · Celeb Stoner

Cypress Hill's B-Real turns 53 today. Born on June 2, 1970 in South Gate, California to a Cuban mother and Mexican father, B-Real (his real name is Louis Freeze) grew up in South Central Los Angeles. As a teenager, he joined he Bloods and was shot in 1987, puncturing his lung. Leaving the gang life behind, B-Real began rapping with his friend Mellow Man Ace, the younger brother of Senen "Sen Dog" Reyes. After Reyes met New York transplant Lawrence "DJ Muggs" Muggerud,… Read more.

HIGH LIFE I was an NFL legend and Heisman Trophy winner – now I have a VERY different day-to-day job away from the field

May 29, 2023 · The Sun

RICKY Williams used to plow through defenders on the field now he's trying to use his platform to change the narrative around his new career.  The former 1998 Heisman Trophy winner has taken the name to a new level and opened up Highsman, a multi-state cannabis lifestyle brand. Williams attended the University of Texas and was a standout player for the program. He was a two-time All-American, the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, and finished third in the NCAA Division I records for career… Read more.

Hulk Hogan Launching Cannabis And Mushrooms Brand, Says CBD Makes Him Feel 25 Again

May 25, 2023 · Yahoo!Entertainment

Hulk Hogan is following Ric Flair and Mike Tyson into the cannabis business, brother. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan was a recent guest on TMZ Sports to discuss a wide variety of subjects. When talking about all of the injuries he’s been through in his career, Hogan revealed that CBD and THC have him feeling better than he’s felt in a very long time. “I always joke about I didn’t get the memo that this stuff was ‘fake’ and after the 10 back… Read more.

Happy 85th Birthday, Tommy Chong!

May 24, 2023 · CelebStoner

Hey, man, it's Tommy Chong's 85th birthday. Here are 10 things you may not know about the stoner funnyman: 1. He was born in Calgary.  2. His middle name is Kin. 3. He first smoked pot when a jazz musician gave him a joint. 4. He played guitar in the Motown band Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers. 5. He met his comedy partner Cheech Marin in Vancouver when he was defecting from the U.S. draft. 6. He's eight years older than Cheech. 7. He's… Read more.

From Miley Cyrus To Justin Timberlake: Six Ex-Disney Stars Talk Cannabis Use

May 19, 2023 · Yahoo!Finance

urious to learn how our beloved Disney movie stars and entertainers have used cannabis to tackle their career and personal challenges? Whether they are actors or singers who made their mark as teenage idols or have since evolved into accomplished artists, here’s a list of those who voiced their support for cannabis over the years. Miley Cyrus Destiny Hope Cyrus who legally changed her name to Miley Ray Cyrus in 2008, was the face of Disney Channel's “Hannah Montana” from 2006 to 2011. And fun fact: Dolly Parton is… Read more.

Wonderland: John Mayer & Friends Perform for Yellowstone

May 15, 2023 · Cannabis Now

I missed the abrupt breeze that tends to grace these parts as I stood in line on that hot August afternoon, waiting to enter Pine Creek Lodge, a relatively intimate music venue nestled beneath the Absaroka Mountain Range in Montana’s Paradise Valley. The lack of shade didn’t stop the excited crowd from mingling, one of my favorite parts of a live music experience. Once the line started moving, I had the pleasure of meeting people from other states, many of… Read more.

Dr. Phil’s ‘Moms on Mushrooms’ episode shows psilocybin is becoming more mainstream: report

May 14, 2023 · Raw Story

A Dr. Phil episode that features mothers touting the benefits of magic mushrooms shows that psilocybin is becoming more mainstream, SFGate reports. “Moms on Mushrooms”: A Growing Trend?, which aired May 4, shows two mothers who claim the use of magic mushrooms has benefited their mental health and made them parents. “I’m not as reactive,” Tracey Tee said. “I think before I speak. I don’t get as upset. ... It just softens everything and allows me to be more present, more present with… Read more.

Drew Barrymore Named Best Host by MTV for Her Daytime Show

May 9, 2023 · CelebStoner

Drew Barrymore won the Best Host trophy at the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards on May 7. The CelebStoner has helmed The Drew Barrymore Show on CBS for the last three years. "Thank you for letting me in," she said in her video acceptance speech, "to get eyeball to eyeball... thank you from us and me." Her druggy upbringing in the legendary Barrymore family is well documented. Drew started drinking and smoking at a very young age. Coke came next and then rehab. But she never… Read more.

A sprouting business: former Saints running back Ricky Williams on how cannabis can help NFL players get thru mental and physical challenges of the game

May 9, 2023 · WGNO

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and former Saint Ricky Williams is weighing in, on how cannabis can help NFL players deal with stress both mental and physical. Williams owns a cannabis business. He spoke with WGNO Sports Monday about his business, Highsman, its success, and his brief three turbulent years with the New Orleans Saints. Williams’ best year with the Saints was 2001, when he rushed for 1.245 yards and and added 60 receptions. He was traded after the… Read more.

TSUMo Cannabis Snacks Celebrate AAPI with Good Fortune Bundles

May 6, 2023 · Green Market Report

Every sale of the Good Fortune Bundle results in a contribution to AACE. Sweet-flavored edibles have dominated the infused food categories for the cannabis industry, but savory snacks are slowly gaining fans. According to BDSA, edibles were responsible for 12.1% of all U.S. cannabis sales by September 2022. Candy topped demand, for 73% of edibles sales in 2022, while “other edibles” – which includes savory snacks – commands less than 1%. It’s a small category, but it has also grown 414% year-over-year. That… Read more.

Willie Nelson to Become Third-Ever Country Musician Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

May 4, 2023 · CelebStoner

Willie Nelson will be inducted into the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame this year along with George Michael, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Rage Against the Machine, the Spinners and Kate Bush. Congrats especially to the Red Headed Stranger! Founded in 1983, the RRHOF is finally getting around to acknowledged the impact of country performers in popular American music. Johnny Cash was inducted in 1992 and Dolly Parton in 2022. At first Parton asked to be taken off the ballot, but then thought… Read more.

Rapper Wyclef Jean On Weed, Psychedelics And Creativity: ‘POC Who Were Incarcerated Due To Cannabis Deserve A Seat At The Table’

May 2, 2023 · Forbes

“My mind is constantly racing every second, a new thought or a new idea. Sometimes it feels like a million voices at once, but I have learned... cannabis helps calm the voices down and I get more focused,” says the Grammy-winning musician and producer Wyclef Jean in an exclusive interview. The artist shared his thoughts on cannabis, its connection to hip-hop culture and his own journey with the plant during an interview before performing at The Grass Is Greener Gathering… Read more.

I went to Willie Nelson’s 90th birthday concert and left with a lot of weed wisdom

April 30, 2023 · Los Angeles Times

From the moment the two-day, star-studded “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90” birthday bash at the Hollywood Bowl was announced, it promised to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the cross-generational cannabis crowd to convene and pay tribute to a longtime advocate of the herb. Organizers seemed to recognize this too, with plant-friendly performers including Snoop Dogg and Billy Strings on the bill (the latter having just released a weed-centric duet with Nelson called “California Sober”) and not one but two different… Read more.

75 Things You Need to Know About Willie Nelson on His 90th Birthday

April 30, 2023 · CelebStoner

On his 90th birthday, here are 75 things you need to know about Willie Nelson. 1. He born was in Abbott, Texas on Apr. 29, 1933. 2. Because he was born close to midnight, his birth date is often cited as April 30. 3. His middle name is Hugh. 4. His parents were named Myrle Marie and Ira Doyle Nelson. 5. He and his sister Bobbie were raised by their grandparents, Alfred and Nancy Nelson. 6. He excelled in sports at Abbott High School. 7. He got his… Read more.

Vermont grower to be exclusive supplier for Ben Cohen’s line of cannabis products

April 26, 2023 · Yahoo!News

Lee Stowell worked on Wall Street selling high yield junk bonds for 25 years before deciding to return to her native Vermont with her six children in March 2020 to take over a medical cannabis operation in Brandon, called Grassroots Vermont. "I wanted to get back to Vermont," Stowell said in a recent interview. "I built my house 15 years ago, but I didn't move up here permanently until Covid hit." Stowell built her house on Goodsell Point on Lake Champlain… Read more.

Where’s Snoop’s BIC EZ Reach Lighter? Where’s Willie Nelson?

April 20, 2023 · Muse by CLIO

Add Martha Stewart and it's cannabis celebrity overload When Snoop Dogg's BIC EZ Reach lighter and Martha Stewart's favorite scented candle go missing, who's your prime suspect? Spoiler: It's Willie Nelson! BIC launched its first official campaign for 4/20, although we all know this brand leans heavily into the market and embraces the many uses for its popular lighter. When Snoop's unable to find his fave lighter, he video calls Willie, to find the beloved octogenarian denying knowledge of its… Read more.

Brands, Celebs And Organizations Celebrate The Marijuana Holiday 4/20 With New Campaigns And Products

April 20, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

It’s that time of year again—the unofficial marijuana holiday 4/20. And as has become tradition, a lot of brands, celebrities and organizations are leveraging the occasion to promote cannabis-themed campaigns and products. There are some of the usual suspects—like Jack in the Box, Weedmaps and Ben and Jerry’s—as well as general mainstream brands like Red Lobster that are getting in on the cannabis culture festivities. With more states moving to legalize marijuana, and markets expanding across the country, it seems that… Read more.

ACLU Defends Afroman In Lawsuit From Police Who Are Upset He Used Footage Of Their Marijuana Raid On His Home In Music Video

April 20, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with the organization’s Ohio chapter, has filed a proposed amicus brief supporting Afroman in a civil lawsuit brought against him by seven police officers who are upset the hip hop artist used footage of their marijuana raid on his home in a music video. Afroman, whose real name is Joseph E. Foreman, was sued last month by members of the Adams County, Ohio Sheriff’s Office who conducted a 2022 search of his house… Read more.

Snoop Dogg Applauds NBA For New Marijuana Policy, Saying Players Should Have Opioid Alternative

April 18, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

Marijuana icon Snoop Dogg is applauding the National Basketball Association (NBA) over reports that it plans to drop cannabis like it’s hot from the league’s banned substances list for players. The rapper weighed in on the policy change during an appearance on EPSN’s “Stephen A’s World” last week. He said that he supported the reform based on the “medical side of it, the health benefits and how it could actually help ease the opioids and all the pills that they’ve been given… Read more.

Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck Partners with Coyote Cannabis

April 18, 2023 · CelebStoner

Inspectah Deck (nee Jason Hunter) is the latest Wu-Tang Clan member to have a cannabis brand. He's teamed up with Massachusetts craft hash rosin producer Coyote Cannabis. Deck tells the Grow Bud Yourself podcast: "I met a great cannabis lawyer, Blake Mensing. He wanted to get me more into the business. I'm not normally into the vape pens, the oils and waxes that are out there. He convinced me to try some shatter. I was impressed with the quality of it. A lot of the market… Read more.

Cypress Hill’s B Real Unveils Latin Lingo Cannabis Strain In Florida

April 16, 2023 · the Dales Report

Dr. Greenthumb’s brand, headed by rapper B Real, has just launched a new cannabis strain in Florida. Known as “Latin Lingo,” the strain pays homage to Cypress Hill’s 1992 single of the same name. It is described as a mix of sweet fruit and old-school gas, featuring Jet Fuel Gelato and a lemon cherry cross. The launch represents B Real’s first foray into the Florida cannabis market, highlighting his roots and close ties to the state’s large Hispanic and Latino population. The… Read more.

‘Papi Cannabis’ seeks to hit a home run in Maine

April 13, 2023 · News Center Maine

David Ortiz is probably best known around New England for hitting home runs for the Boston Red Sox. But the MLB Hall of Famer will soon be known by some Mainers for his cannabis company. 'Papi Cannabis' recently launched products in Massachusetts, and starting Thursday, they will be on sale in Maine. Ortiz partnered with JAR Cannabis to help the expansion into Vacationland. "It was a little bit surreal the way the whole process started," JAR Co-Founder Joel Pepin said. “Even if… Read more.

My Dad Was Timothy Leary, 60s Drug Icon

April 6, 2023 · Vice

What would you do if Nixon called your father the “the most dangerous man in America”? Tough question – but it’s one of many that stalked Zach Leary, now 49, as he grew up in the shadow of his dad, Timothy Leary (AKA the “Pied Piper of the psychedelic 60s”). Over the years, he tried to get away from his father’s towering legacy and forge his own path. He had big shoes to fill: Leary Sr. inspired the Beatles, got fired… Read more.

Jim Belushi Excited About Season 3 of ‘Growing Belushi’

April 4, 2023 · Celebstoner

Jim Belushi can't wait for the Apr. 5 Season 3 premiere of Growing Belushi on Discovery+. The network planned for an earlier rollout in February, but then decided to wait until April - the month of the 4/20 stoner holiday. Season 2 ended with a fire on the Belushi's Farm property in Medford, OR. Belushi tells CelebStoner: "This time we did six episodes . It was a 30% jump from Season 2. Discovery has only had four shows in… Read more.

Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founder Launches Nonprofit Cannabis Brand

March 28, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream co-founder Ben Cohen has launched a cannabis brand called Ben’s Best Blnz, or B3, and the company’s profits will be used for social benefit, according to a Fast Company report. The product line includes low-THC products including pre-rolls and vape options.   B3 is a registered non-profit and 80% of the company’s profits will be administered in partnership with NuProject as grants to Black cannabis entrepreneurs. Another 10% will go to the Last Prisoner Project, and 10% will be donated to the Vermont… Read more.

Cannabis Brand News: Rick Ross, Ben Cohen, Cookies, Cheech’s Stash and Monogram

March 27, 2023 · CelebStoner

Both noted for their cannabis advocacy, rapper Rick Ross and entrepreneur Ben Cohen have announced new cannabis ventures and brands. Rick Ross Rick Ross is teaming up with High Tolerance Los Angeles on the launch of the Collins Ave strain, named for the popular strip in Miami Beach. Raised in Florida, Ross' debut album in 2006 was titled Port of Miami. "High Tolerance is the best flower for all the ones who like to blow that good gas," he tells TMZ. "This is… Read more.

Afroman Sued By Police For Using Raid Footage In Music Videos, Social Media

March 23, 2023 · Ganjapreneur

Seven police officers with the Adams County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio are suing the rapper Afroman, legal name Joseph Foreman, over his use of home security footage from a raid they carried out at his house last September, FOX19 reports. The plaintiffs claim that Afroman has illegally profited off footage that shows their faces without consent in music videos and to generate social media engagement, which has resulted in “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation.” The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs are… Read more.

Allen Iverson: ‘Cannabis Changed My Thought Process, I Believe In Plant Medicine’

March 18, 2023 · Benzinga

“I started smoking cannabis in college. During my sophomore year,” discloses NBA legend Allen Iverson. “Entering my rookie year, I got a hold of something quite strong, and that changed my thought process around smoking.” Now a weed connoisseur, Iverson has joined forces with Al Harrington’s Viola Brands to launch a line of cannabis products and merchandise under The Iverson Collection name. But it wasn’t always smooth sailing in the marijuana world for Iverson. In fact, the athlete was arrested for pot possession back in 1997.… Read more.

Seth Rogen Has Never Tried to Get Steven Spielberg Stoned

March 16, 2023 · CelebStoner

The stoniest moment at the recent Oscars occurred when host Jimmy Kimmel teased Seth Rogen, who was sitting in the audience with his wife Lauren Miller, right behind director Steven Spielberg and his wife Kate Capshaw. "Seth, what are you on now? Be honest" Rogen shrugged. "Nothing? Mushrooms, right? Did you give one to Steven? Give him one. Let's see what happens. Maybe he'll make something crazy." Kimmel then zeroed in on Spielberg, who claims to have never smoked pot. "I find hard… Read more.