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.”
——> Got suggestions for movies or shows? E-mail Dignan

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…”

pineapple legalization

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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Nov
16

Alcohol vs. Marijuana

“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…”

Prohibition in 1874 was started by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and a party of hyper conservatives aimed at social cleansing. Unfortunately for them, people realized the necessity for substances that lull the mind out of the rigors it experiences everyday. In juxtaposition, marijuana is put into the same light, as a useless substance that can only lead to savage, heathen, primitivism in the eyes of this church throttled propagation machine we call the “United” States. Prohibition didn’t work then and it will not work now.

alcohol versus marijuana

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Dec
01

John Boone, “Godfather of Grass”

“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”

godfatherofgrass

This man, who can readily be mistaken for Santa, is John Robert Boone. He is known by many as the “Godfather of Grass” and ran what is considered by federal prosecutors as the largest domestic marijuana syndicate in American history. He apparently controlled over twenty-nine cannabis farms across nine states in the 80’s before he was busted and charged for growing over 182 tons of grass. He was sentenced and served ten years for his lead in the organization.

At his 1988 trial, “With the poverty at home, marijuana is sometimes one of the things that puts bread on the table,” Boone said. “We were working with our hands on earth God gave us.”

More recently, Boone has been on the run since 2008 when over 2,400 plants where found on his residence in Kentucky. If caught, he would face life in prison. Pretty harsh sentence for a growing some plants. Luckily, federal agents are having no luck finding Boone as other local residents and farmers refuse to give up information.
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Nov
03

Prop 19, Not a Failure

“Laws are changing everything around us as well as the world that cannabis lives in. Sometimes it is time to sit down the bowl and really focus on the issues. Well then pick it back up, politics is stressful…”

saul crying

The picture above is basically how all Stoners feel after hearing the news that Prop 19 did not pass, well at least that is how I feel. The final results in the polls revealed 53.8% against and 46.2% for the proposition and it leads us to ask ourselves… Where did we go wrong? Was it not enough campaigning? Was it lack of presence of voters? No. It was older people:

old people giving the bird

Yes, older people (specifically 30+) seem to have ruined Prop 19 for all of us who can clearly see the perils of the drug war and prohibition. It seems that the propaganda carried against cannabis has ingrained itself into the minds of older voters so much that it has led them (as the polls show) to aggressively Vote No against Prop 19 in all brackets outside of 18-24. Instead of getting upset, we should look back on the effort made and rejoice as legalization is undoubtedly a topic that is resonating in everyone’s minds, whether they voted yes or no. That is politics though, the older/elite voters can sway anything in the direction that they want… well until 2012.

huge blunt kid

In 2012, there will be multiple states (California, Colorado to name a couple) which will be picking up the initiative to get cannabis legalized and frankly that is all we can look to now. It may seem like a long time, 2 years, but I say fuck it… who cares …. celebrate today as if Prop 19 just passed wherever you are. Grab a bowl, a bong, a blunt, or whatever you have access to and spark it up. Let’s get started on our campaign for 2012… nobody can stop this high from coming.

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