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That One Time Alex Trebek Got High For Multiple Days From Hash Brownies…

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Mon, May, 18th 2015 by THCFinder
 
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I am a very big fan of the show Jeopardy!, which of course is hosted by Alex Trebek. My great grandparents got me hooked on the show a long time ago when I was just a little kid. I think we have all seen the show at one time or another, and tried to show how smart we were by seeing if we could get the answers right. My great grandparents were very much products of their generation, and did not support sensible marijuana laws. So I was quite pleased when I saw that Alex Trebek admitted to using marijuana, and from what it sounds like, had quite the experience. Per High Times:

Alex Trebek went on Howard Stern’s radio show for the first time ever this week and ended up discussing his few dalliances with drugs.

The Jeopardy! host explained that he had tried smoking marijuana to help with arthritis in his shoulder, but it didn’t work for him, so he quit. He also admitted to trying cocaine once with his accountant.

But the best story he told involved accidentally eating some hash brownies.

“I went to this party at a home in Malibu and I didn’t know the people who were hosting the party and they had hash brownies,” Trebek said. ”I love chocolate, and I ate four or five hash brownies. The party was on a Friday night… I didn’t leave their home until Monday morning.”

From what it sounds like, Alex did not have the best experience. With that being said, his story highlights two things. Number one, no one should go from zero to hero when it comes to marijuana, especially with edibles. Consume responsibly, and know your limit, as with anything else. The second thing is that Mr. Trebek is yet another example of someone who has consumed marijuana that a lot of people wouldn’t have expected. I’d be very curious to hear what my great grandparents would have to say if they were here. Even if Alex didn’t have the best experience, he was ultimately fine, which is something that I don’t think he could say had he binged on some other legal substances that are generally accepted culturally in America.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/that-one-time-alex-trebek-got-high-for-multiple-days-from-hash-brownies/


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Morgan Freeman Shoots Straight: On Legalizing Marijuana and His Escape From New York

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, May, 8th 2015 by THCFinder

You’ve all heard the voice—at once authoritative and passive, weaving every soothing syllable into an epic yarn. It’s guided you through forbidding prisons, alien invasions, and the icy plains of Antarctica. That the voice is attached to an equally arresting, freewheeling persona has the cumulative effect of, to quote hisShawshank Redemption character, making him seem “like a man in a park without a care or a worry in the world.”

It’s a testament to his acting ability, as these days Morgan Freeman, the Oscar-winning film legend, is in a great deal of pain.

Seven years ago, he was driving across Mississippi when his vehicle, a 1997 Nissan Maxima, skidded off the highway, flipping over several times. Freeman was rescued using the Jaws of Life and medevaced to a nearby hospital in Memphis. His left shoulder, arm, and elbow were shattered, and doctors operated for four hours to repair the nerves in his arm. He still hasn’t regained the full use of his left hand and wears a yellow compression glove to prevent blood pooling.

I ask him about his stance on the legalization of marijuana, since he’s a longtime user. “They used to say, ‘You smoke that stuff, boy, you get hooked!” says a chuckling Freeman. “My first wife got me into it many years ago. How do I take it? However it comes! I’ll eat it, drink it, smoke it, snort it! This movement is really a long time coming, and it’s getting legs—longer legs. Now, the thrust is understanding that alcohol has no real medicinal use. Maybe if you have one drink it’ll quiet you down, but two or three and you’re fucked.”

He pauses, and points to the glove-aid jutting out from his left suit sleeve. “Marijuana has many useful uses,” he says. “I have fibromyalgia pain in this arm, and the only thing that offers any relief is marijuana. They’re talking about kids who have grand mal seizures, and they’ve discovered that marijuana eases that down to where these children can have a life. That right there, to me, says, ‘Legalize it across the board!’”

Read More:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/05/06/morgan-freeman-shoots-straight-on-legalizing-marijuana-and-his-escape-from-new-york.html


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Snoop Dogg-Backed Weed Delivery Is Coming To Los Angeles.

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Tue, April, 28th 2015 by THCFinder

While riding Uber, a thought may have crossed your mind. Why not combine a weed delivery with vehicles and drivers flexible enough to serve all kinds of destinations? Snoop Dogg and others are aiming to make that dream come true.

The rap star is now a contributing investor in new delivery service, Eaze, which has already launched in San Francisco and is coming to Los Angeles soon. Dogg's Casa Verde Ventures is dropping a cool $10 million for a “Series A” funding round of the company, which plans to give medicinal marijuana users the ultimate quick connection to dispensaries to ease their pain. Other investors include DCM Ventures, Fresh VC and 500 Startups.

This investment will help provide up to 50 new staff and is being added to the initial $1.5 million startup so that the San Francisco-based company may continue expanding into other markets. Currently, Eaze serves 34 cities, according to a February press release.

CEO and Eaze founder Kevin McCarty says the company works only with dispensaries that offer top quality products. Delivery time is said to be a mere 10 to 15 minutes.

Dogg isn’t the only musician to position himself in the game. Weed fans can also look forward to checking out Willie’s Reserve, a marijuana brand launched by Willie Nelson, and may have to pop by a new medical marijuana dispensary in the OC opened by the Cypress Hill’s B-Real.

Source:http://www.laweekly.com/music/snoop-dogg-backed-weed-delivery-is-coming-to-los-angeles-5520707


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Tommy Chong Gives Mayor ‘Key To The World’ – A Marijuana Joint

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, April, 8th 2015 by THCFinder
 
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(photo by Rick Thompson, The Compassion Chronicles)

During an April 3 appearance in Hazel Park, Michigan, actor/comedian Tommy Chong was handed a key to the city by the mayor, and he returned the favor by offering her the “key to the world”- a marijuana joint.

Chong was in the state for an appearance at the Hash Bash and Monroe Street Fair celebrations on April 5.

Mayor Janice Pairsi handed Chong the key to the city in a ceremony held outside a popular local retail store, surrounded by media and fans. He took the key, pulled a joint from his pocket and said, “Now I’m going to give you the key to the world- marijuana.”

The gesture was received with laughter and applause, especially from the Mayor. She took the marijuana cigarette from the celebrity before posing for pictures with Chong and the symbolic city key. The duo were standing with City Manager Ed Klobucher and Councilman Andy LeCureaux , in front of a Hazel Park fire truck, when the exchange happened.

Hazel Park legalized the possession and use of marijuana by adults 21 years of age and older on private property during the 2014 election cycle.

The famed icon of marijuana pop culture was a big draw to this small, ultra-urban community. Hundreds of people formed twin lines reaching around the BDT’s Pipe and Tobacco Shop waiting for a Tommy Chong signature on their t-shirts and memorabilia. BDT’s has been a mainstay in the Hazel Park community for decades; they’ve franchised to other metro Detroit cities in recent years, and were the primary sponsors of Chong’s visit during Hash Bash weekend.

Chong delivered a memorable speech the following day at the annual marijuana protest. He wowed the crowd with humor and activism and delivered lines like “all marijuana use is medical.” The star of movies like Up in Smoke and Nice Dreams  is also famous for beating prostate cancer with cannabis medicines and for a stint in federal prison for selling marijuana paraphernalia on the Internet.

Source:http://www.theweedblog.com/tommy-chong-gives-mayor-key-to-the-world-a-marijuana-joint/


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Pot group opts out of enlisting Tommy Chong for lobby fight

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Wed, April, 1st 2015 by THCFinder

The national trade association for marijuana wants to keep  “Cheech and Chong” out of the fight for legalized weed on Capitol Hill.

In an email to Tommy Chong’s representative and supporter obtained by The Hill, Aaron Smith, co-founder and executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) said the group “is here to break 'stoner' stereotypes rather than reinforce them and Tommy's character (very brilliantly) embodies that stereotype."

As a result, NCIA has decided not sign the actor and marijuana activist as the group's celebrity advocate for it’s legislative push known as Lobby Days, scheduled for the end of April.

“We decided that a celebrity presence would ultimately distract from the overall mission, which is for members of Congress and their staffs to meet some of the thousands of small business owners who make up the legal cannabis industry,” NCIA Spokeswoman Taylor West said in an email Tuesday. “When a celebrity joins in, even with the best of intentions, it unfortunately pulls the attention away from the broader membership and our message that these are everyday businesspeople who deserve to be treated fairly.”

West went on to say that NCIA has the “utmost respect” for Chong’s long history as a marijuana advocate.

“Ultimately, our goal with Lobby Days is to shine a light on our overall membership, whose work to build a responsible industry often doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and give them a chance to have their stories heard on Capitol Hill,” she said.

Peter O’Neil, CEO of the C and C Cannabis Co. in Seattle, said the company has pulled its membership from NCIA over the decision to drop Chong.

O’Neil said he thinks Smith sold the D.C. media and elected officials short.

“They understand that Tommy is an entertainer who has also been an advocate for cannabis for over 30+ years,” he said. “If his presence gets more folks to start the conversation about making cannabis legal at the federal level, creating a new green industry that creates jobs and tax dollars then that is great.” 

In his email, Smith said he’s concerned about advertisement on youtube that never aired, which shows Chong smoking while driving and nodding off at the wheel.

“This sort of message is exactly the opposite of what we are trying to do with our efforts to legitimize the industry by showing it in a positive and responsible light,” Smith wrote. “Further, promotional advertising like this is actually a violation of our member code of conduct.”

In an email, Chong’s representative Jon-Paul Cowen, of Chong & Chong Entertainment, said “there are no issues on this end and we all still share many of the same goals with NCIA.”

“We were invited to participate in Lobby Days by one of NCIA’s members who apparently did not vet it with his superiors,” he said. “For our part, we were simply going there to show our support as we all want legalization to happen in 2016. “ 

Source:http://thehill.com/regulation/237501-cheech-chong-image-not-right-for-lobby-fight-marijuana-group-says


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Willie Nelson plans to open marijuana dispensaries across the United States

Category: Celebrities | Posted on Fri, March, 27th 2015 by THCFinder

Ask Willie Nelson about his love of marijuana and he will likely direct you to his memoir, the awesomely titled Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings From the Road. That, or he’ll delightfully tell you about that one time he smoked pot on the roof of the White House. Soon enough, the legendary singer-songwriter will have something new to boast about: his very own brand of weed.

Yes, after being a longtime proponent and enthusiast of marijuana, Nelson is looking to get into the business of actually selling it. The product is called Willie’s Reserve, and it could be available to the public as early as 2016. It will also be distributed through physical stores, which Nelson and his family hope to open up across the US in states that’ve legalized marijuana. (For reference, Colorado’s estimated legal weed market is expected to reach $1 billion next year. Whew.)

According to an interview with Willie’s Reserve spokesperson Michael Bowman, the business is not just some fun, hobby-type venture, but “a culmination of Willie’s vision, and his whole life.” He adds:

Willie has spent a lifetime in support of cannabis, both the industrial hemp side and the marijuana side. He wants it to be something that’s reflective of his passion. Ultimately, it’s his. But it was developed by his family, and their focus on environmental and social issues, and in particular this crazy war on drugs, and trying to be a bright light amongst this trail as we’re trying to extract ourselves from the goo of prohibition.

Really he wants it, at the end of the day, to envelop what his personal morals and convictions are. So from the store itself to how they’ll work with suppliers and how things are operated, it’s going to be very reflective of Willie’s life.

Read More: http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/03/willie-nelson-plans-to-open-marijuana-dispensaries-across-the-united-states/


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