Free medical marijuana offered to victims of Northern California's Valley Fire


Two medical marijuana product companies are offering free weed to folks impacted by the catastrophic Valley fire. Recipients must present a valid medical marijuana prescription at one of 5 dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol or Lake County.

SFist shares:

The giveaway has been going on since Thursday and runs through October 7, and the two companies, Care By Design and AbsoluteXtracts, will be giving out the products via five dispensaries in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Lake County, according to a joint statement.
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That Arctic doomsday seed vault? There's backup copies of cannabis in there, too. Lots.


This week, the "doomsday seed vault" (as it's known in headlines, anyway) made the news because scientists made the first "withdrawal" from the remote arctic store. But there's another reason to be excited about the underground vault on Norway's Svalbard archipelago. Weed! And when shit gets real, we're gonna need it. Read the rest

Hungry deer caught munching marijuana plants at Oregon farm

Oh, deer.
Oh, deer. Someone has a bad case of the munchies.

Help Wanted: Cannabis critic


The Oregonian, Portland's daily newspaper, is seeking a professional marijuana critic. Read the rest

Shakespeare probably smoked weed, scientists say


Several pipes excavated from William Shakespeare's garden contained cannabis, report scientists who used gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to analyze the items. Read the rest

Solution to synthetic marijuana killing people might be to legalize actual pot which does not

Philip Montgomery for The New York Times
Just sayin'.

Astonishing smokable blunt sculptures


Highly creative blunt sculptures as seen on ValleyRecreational420's Instagram account. Read the rest

Raided Santa Ana pot shop sues police, says mayor solicits bribes from marijuana dispensaries

The suit charges Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido with soliciting bribes for preferential treatment.

CA police raid medical weed dispensary, eat edibles, destroy cameras [UPDATED]

They ordered customers on the ground, made fun of a disabled (amputee) worker, then gorged on edibles.

Come to this Colorado resort and enjoy a hassle free Rocky Mountain High


Shall we have a Boing Boing meetup at this bud and breakfast resort? Read the rest

Cannabis for kids


National Geographic shares the stories of children who seek relief from cancer and epilepsy through the use of cannabidiol (CBD) oil with little to none of marijuana's psychoactive component THC. Read the rest

Holy smoke: IRS awards cannabis church tax-exempt status


The IRS has incorporated an Indianapolis marijuana-smoking church as a tax-exempt religious organization. Donors to the church can now deduct contributions on their taxes.

"We got the approval back in less than 30 days," said church founder Bill Levin. “Somebody at the IRS loves us."

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Hunter-gather cannabis use linked to fewer internal parasites


Researchers at Washington State University found that Aka people of the Congo basin who smoke cannabis have "significantly lower rate" of parasitic worm infection compared to non-cannabis users. Read the rest

National Geographic loves weed so much, they're devoting an entire print issue to it

This is not a photoshop.

This is not a photoshop.

The high times, they are a-changing: editors of National Geographic chose cannabis as the theme of their next print issue.

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Baby Jesus bong


The most high.

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