Feb
20

The Flower PSA

"Half-baked is one if not the greatest Stoner movies of all time and we believe this category is best summed up by the great, talented, and verbose Jon Stewart. Enhancement Smoker (Jon Stewart): 'Did you ever see Scent of a Woman?' Scarface: 'Yup.' Enhancement Smoker: 'You ever seen Scent of a Woman... on weed? That's the way to see it. It's just wacked.' This category attempts to capture the Enhancement essence, not necessarily ratings or anything like that, but movies, shows, or videos... well... high."
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What is cannabis but a harmless flower? This is the question the Public Service Announcement above called "The Flower," created by Blackmustache studios in collaboration with music and sound designer Ion Furjani, asks in order to change the perspective on marijuana prohibition. The video begins in a vibrant and colorful Utopia, where upon finding a flower that when inhaled alters people to happier states of mind, a gentleman shares the flower with the people of his sunny world. Upon distributing the flower, some people accept its abilities, some are unaffected, and others simply pass it along to another recipient without complaint. Industrialization of the flower occurs. They grow the flowers on farms, cut them into bunches, package, and sell them at retail prices for everyone to enjoy. Not only does the businessman benefit, but the manufacturer does as well. Couples do not quarrel as much with the flower, patients are given alternative and holistic flowers for their ailments, and profit from taxes creates a thriving government, which in turn proliferates a shining society.

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Feb
15

Blumenauer for Rescheduling Cannabis

"Everything around us is changing... laws, society, personal idiosyncrasies, as well as the realm that cannabis resides. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues... well then pick it back up because politics are stressful..."
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Recently, as of February 12th, 18 bipartisan congressmen underneath the direction of Representative Earl Blumenauer, the Democratic candidate for the House from Oregon, submitted a succinct petition to Barack Obama and the White House calling for Obama to direct Attorney General Eric Holder to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act to a less severe and non-threatening level as per 21 U.S.C. ยง 811. At its current level, the federal sanction of cannabis as a Schedule I substance lumps marijuana into the same category as heroin, LSD, and other intense hallucinogenic, psychotropic drugs, which are not considered to have any recognized medicinal benefits, regardless of the myriad of favorable studies in a variety of states and nations. Essentially, rescheduling can occur through a variety of forms including the Attorney General, a unilateral executive decision, or legislation through Congress, and this letter attempts to cater to all of these methods.

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Feb
14

A High Valentine’s Day

"Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (...sometimes)."
This video has been removed by NBC and Hulu, we will get it back up as soon as possible. Every February 14th seems to bring the same monotonous Valentine's Day regularities such as last-minute chocolates, a smorgasbord of random cheap flowers, some 2-bit mushy non-plot-driven movie, or a forced romantic dinner amongst a crowd of raving "lovers" braying about mediocrity. In the video above entitled, "Some Dumb Little Thing From CVS," SNL spoofs Valentine's Day by spearheading some of the selective treasures found at CVS including Mylar singing balloons, Ninja Turtles' chocolates (though I do love the Turtles...), and bumblebee bears with the tags "bee mine." Therefore, Stoners should lead the way in recapturing the meaningful mood and essence of Valentine's Day by injecting the best dioecious flower around, marijuana.

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Feb
12

Grandpa Smoking Weed

"Why make a category for everything? The world lives on the brink of destruction, people are as apathetic as ever, and chronological whimsical forms of the structure are the things that are keeping us down. Fuck the system, Fuck the structure, and BY GOD here at Stoner Schematics we say FUCK Categories (...sometimes)."
Above is a snippet from season 1, episode 4 of Weed Wars, a series shown on the Discovery Channel between December 1st and December 22nd of 2011. In the video, Larry Savage, a recently retired Californian at the age of 65, attempts to use medicinal marijuana for the first time as a replacement for his host of pharmaceutical medicines for back pain, anxiety, rage, depression, and high blood pressure. As a typical retired American, Larry has two kids, four grand kids, and has been married for over 41 years; but, he turned to cannabis as an escape from mediocrity, as a rabbit hole to explore the world through the tunnels of a new perspective. While it takes him a bit to get a hang of lighting a bowl for the first time, somewhat like the opening scene in Planet of the Apes, he certainly begins to understand the benefits associated with smoking marijuana when it hits him. Fittingly, Larry finishes the interview by saying, "You're in a cast iron suit and now you've got to break out." Hopefully, we can all draw on Larry's words, which seem to sum up our own struggles with the Looking Glass self.
what to do when you are not stoned

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Feb
05

Cannabis and the Lungs

"It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (...and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds... this is Stoner Art."
marijuana lungs
One of the most common misconceptions still portrayed by the general, misinformed public is that marijuana has similar effects to tobacco inhalation on the human lungs. I am sure we all have heard someone stupendously try to say one joint of marijuana is equivalent to the effects of a cigar or five cigarettes on the lungs in terms of damage. However, numerous peer-reviewed, scholarly studies have disproved this nonsense, while many have actually found the medicinal benefits of cannabis to be quite spectacular for people experiencing asthma and even lung cancer. In a study by Donald P Tashkin called, "Effects of Marijuana Smoking on the Lung," he concludes "habitual use of marijuana alone does not appear to lead to significant abnormalities in lung function." In addition, Tashkin dismisses the possibility of cannabis causing more severe lung diseases by saying there is "no clear link to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." The following video actually shows the residue left over from smoking marijuana, and many of you might find it quite surprising.

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