Medical marijuana ads are providing much-needed revenue to alt-weeklies across America. Good news financially—and journalistically. What do publishers say? "The joke around here is that it's a budding business." Hahaha. Mercy. Okay, you got us. [NYT]
Has any legal drug mecca fallen out of favor as quickly as the city of Los Angeles? Just last year, it had 600 legal weed spots. A government crackdown cut that to less than 200. And now, it gets worse!
Rock star adman Alex Bogusky abruptly retired from advertising this summer, saying he wanted to pursue other, more righteous initiatives. Has Burger King's greatest pitchman really had a change of heart? Or is his narcissistic personality disorder acting up again?
In a bid to reassert itself as the dominant force in American life, Capitalism today announced that it plans to immediately counteract the coolness of the legalization of medical marijuana by poisoning it with the awfulness of factory farming.
After indicating earlier this year that it would create a new category specifically for medical marijuana trademarks, the US Patent and Trademark Office has now reversed itself. Which is good, because, dude. You cannot trademark "Maui Wowie." Come on, dude.
As the weeded citizenry hoped, the DC City Council yesterday legalized medical marijuana in the District. Let chiefas ring, from Hobart Street to Georgetown! Alas—across the country, the weedheads of Los Angeles were simultaneously receiving terrible news.
The whole hallucinogens-as-medicine thing is back! Scientist are conducting very strict scientific tests on psychedelic drugs as a treatment for depression. Allow us to save the doctors some trouble. We present our own research findings on this important topic below.
As if men didn't have enough to worry about, with all the sports viewing: prepare for "the biggest array of product launches for men in nearly a decade and maybe ever." Translation, fellas: corporate America's comin' fer yer balls.
California researchers spent $8.7 million on this: "Four [studies] showed that cannabis can significantly relieve neuropathic pain and one found that vaporizers are an effective way to use marijuana." We'll conservatively estimate $8.6 million as weed expenses. [LAT]
After a shining moment as one big weed spot, the L.A. City Council has voted to cut the number of medical marijuana dispensaries there by more than 90%. The government, dude. This is quite an inconvenience for smokin' commuters. [AP]
Here's a story on how doctors are hesitant to prescribe marijuana because they don't have enough scientific information about it, and here's a story about how the government refuses to approve studies of marijuana's medical properties. Hmm. [Pic via]
New Jersey, a small state hidden under New York City, appears ready to legalize medical marijuana. Maybe before the end of the year! About time. The West Coast is kicking the East Coast's ass at legal weed.
Kudos to the Washington Post for its Style section feature today on Med Grow Cannabis College. Who ever heard of such a thing?! Wait. The New York Times had it when? Saturday? This past Saturday? Fucking fuckity fuck.
Dude, the government lets cigarettes be legal even though they kill like thousands of people. But weed is illegal. And now, dude, cloves are illegal. Cloves! The taste proves they're not killing you! Clove-smoking hippies are fighting back. With cloves!
With the inevitable recession-inspired legalization of marijuana in mind, Print magazine asked some design shops to propose packaging ideas for legal weed. And they agreed, because they love drugs! Click through for a good one, and a bad one.
As the ranks of America's idle funemployed swell, many are asking themselves, "Dude, what am I gonna do with myself?" Their answer, increasingly: "I am gonna have a yoga party all day every day, in exchange for room and board."