Mar
19

Old Man Been Smoking Weed Since 1936

"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)."
Brett Froomer 98 year old man smoking weed
In the short film below called, "A Stoner's Life" by Brett Froomer in 2011, a 98-year-old man says he has been smoking weed since 1936. In fact, he titles himself the "oldest pot smoker in America." Am I surprised to see another old person who smokes marijuana habitually? No. Even Tommy Chong at the ripe old age of 75 continues to thrive despite his diagnosis of prostate cancer in 2012, which he addressed with an effective hemp oil treatment. If all of those archaic smear campaigns had any validity, he would have croaked long ago. Cannabis is good for arthritis, it keeps the mood light, and it rejuvenates mundane experiences. Trust me, if I make it to the age of 98, I am going to need a bowl to put up with life's monotony. However, there are a few downsides for septuagenarians and above, as marijuana tends to increase heart rate and blood pressure, making some seniors susceptible to heart attacks. Before Jack Herer's death in 2010 at the age of 70, he experienced multiple heart attacks, and one cannot dismiss the fact that marijuana might have been related in his heart complications. Although, people are multifarious beings, so there could have been a number of heterogeneous factors at play in his situation. In addition, the pharmaceutical industry corrals older people with piles of prescriptions, so the effect of marijuana on those drugs could be drawn into question as well. Personally, I find daily pill regimens to be abhorred, but we sadly live in a society that frowns upon natural holistic remedies and healthy living habits.

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Jul
24

Harm-Reduction Approach

"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..."
High Enough to Ride
Back in late 2010 we wrote an article on a young child who turned in their parents for smoking pot under the instruction of the D.A.R.E program. In that situation, the officers replied to the incident by saying "That's what they're told to do, to make us aware." In some of the most recent scholarship by David J. Hanson, Ph.D., he notes that D.A.R.E has been used in up to 80% of the continental United States as well as within other countries to teach over 36 million children across the world "to just say no." He declares D.A.R.E. to be a "counterproductive, program" that chews up over a billion dollars in US funds, even when such authorities as the U.S. General Accounting Office, the U.S. Surgeon General, the National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Education have discovered the program to be an ineffective abomination of the political-legal system against drug abuse. In fact, Tana Dineen, a local Houston columnist, found that the D.A.R.E program had raised drug usage by 29% during its occupation instead of lowering it, and this is the state of affairs across the whole continental United States.
Homer marijuana
Pot is inter tangled within this discussion, as D.A.R.E. propagates an agenda which designates any drug as harmful, hazardous, and life-ending, when in fact cannabis has been proven to be one of the safest substances a person can consume. For this reason among others, Ayelet Waldman, author of the book Bad Mother, has made it her responsibility to reveal the blemishes related to the D.A.R.E. program in order to derive a new approach to teaching children about drug use. On June 16th at Books Inc. in San Francisco California, she gave a speech on what she named the Harm-Reduction Approach. This idea proposes teaching kids about the world, a landscape littered with drug use, in a way that distinguishes between what is truly harmful and what is not on a physiological basis. For Waldman, this means drawing a difference between drugs such as weed and methamphetamine or heroin, substances that deteriorate the human body over time and frequency of use. I applaud Waldman for attempting to restructure the pedagogical framework of drug education among youth as their perspective has a profound influence on drug laws as well as the social construction of stigmas related to certain drugs. Below I have posted an excerpt from the aforementioned speech she gave, so take a look and see if it is something you support, I know I do.

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Feb
20

Jesus Loved the Weed

"Hippies and flower children of the 60's would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being "Groovy" or "Far out". We feel the same way. It doesn't matter if it's guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us ...well... Far out man." ----> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan
Jesus Weed
People have been consuming weed since the beginning of time, and we do not plan on stopping any time soon. Who is to say that Jesus did not smoke weed? IF anything, it is much more likely that he toked up than not. Besides, advocating for peace and the elation of the pauper is much easier when mellowed out. The band Black Shirley, ran by a guy named Cracka Smile, gives proof for this passion by offering a video depicting a modern Stoner Jesus in the video for the song "The Holy Cow" (Jesus Smoked Weed).

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Feb
06

Happy Birthday Bob Marley

"Hippies and flower children of the 60's would always describe one sick beat of any nature as being "Groovy" or "Far out". We feel the same way. It doesn't matter if it's guitar, bass, violin, piano, ukulele, anything! This is the beats that intoxicate our brains, blow our minds, and really send us ...well... Far out man." ----> Got suggestions for music? E-mail Dignan
Bob Marley cupcakes
Bob Marley, born on February 6th 1945, would have been 67 years of age today in 2012 if he did not fall to illness from a Melanoma infected toe in May of 1981. Regardless, his legacy lives through stoners who toke up in his name on days such as this. Personally, I could not imagine my evolution into the stoner culture without being introduced to some reggae and Bob Marley. His achievements included Band of the Year in 1976 by Rolling Stone Magazine, a Peace Medal of the Third World from the United Nations in 1978, a Jamaican Order of Merit in 1981, and posthumously he was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob Marley was a testament to our culture, he stood for ganja, accepting it as a spiritual and essential part of his life, while spreading the idea that stoners are not attached to some apathetic stigma. Bob Marley brought people together when he was alive, and he continues to follow the same pursuit in death. We miss you Bob Marley, and I recommend we all toke up in his memory. Go out today, share some weed with a friend in need, and spread the word about Bob Marley. In short, stir it up.
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Mar
17

St Patrick’s Weed

"Sir Smoke-a-Lot's Selections is a new category dedicated to the creative cultivators who generate strains that are simply out of this world. Sir Smoke-a-Lot smokes only the best, therefore we should follow his example by looking for the best the world has to offer. Just as he went from Samson's kind bud to the experimental medicinal Smiley Face, we will vacillate from popularized mainstream strains to medical grade to the finest homegrown around in search of true dank."
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What better way to celebrate this fine St. Patrick's Day than to roll up a nice fatty and smoke the true green weed that represents the chronicles of Ireland. In fact, the main ingredient used to give beer its flavor is not very different from our favorite, Cannabis. Hops or Humulus lupulus are female flower clusters (dioceses flowers in fact) that when put into the right concoction of wheat, barley, etc... creates what we know today to be beer. Yes beer, the same chemical that was put through prohibition in the 1920's and that is legal today (especially today), is almost the same exact herb as that of cannabis. If we were to look at plant divisions then hops and cannabis are a short toss apart. Both are in the Class: Magnoliopsida, the Order: Rosales, Family: Cannabaceae... so in short, we are looking at two sisters who have tremendous potentials. If only... For your pleasure though, I have placed some of the finest pictures of green in order to keep the Leprechaun's out of your stash.
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