A new Denver-based dating Android app wants stoners to find true love.
If there is one thing worth leaving your house for on a day so cold that Boston Public Schools are actually closed, it is a bar full of women talking about the growing cannabis industry. That is exactly what is happening tonight from 6:30-9pm at The Point, on Hanover Street in Boston, as the first meeting of the Women Grow Boston Chapter takes place. The group is a national network of female entrepreneurs working in the cannabis industry. Women Grow co-founder Jane West says she hopes young, professionals, who are curious will attend. Admit it, you’re curious already. More
Florida man John Balmer has a few problems. Besides apparently owning a wardrobe comprised entirely of Hot Topic shirts, Balmer was also recently arrested for meth possession while wearing this all-too-appropriate shirt. More
As the slow process toward licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts continues, one medical marijuana activist is facing an investigation of his Allston cannabis shop — though he claims it is 100% legal. More
Washington state has legalized recreational use of marijuana, meaning videos like this one are finally possible. Three grandmothers smoking bongs and vaporizers; playing Jenga and Cards Against Humanity; and having a great time while doing it. More
Fresh on the heels of Boston approving its first medical marijuana dispensary, Maine police arrested a Boston man with a veritable mobile marijuana dispensary in the trunk of his car. More
It’s been 14 years since one-hit wonder Afroman released “Because I Got High,” a catchy stoner anthem about the trials and tribulations of one man messing up his entire life by smoking up too much. This time around, though, instead of caring about nothing, Afroman cares about everything — especially the many benefits of marijuana legalization.
First things first: Mayor Marty Walsh would rather fight one horse-sized duck than 100 duck-sized horses.
Now that that’s out of the way, we can delve a little deeper into what the new mayor had to say during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session he hosted Thursday on Reddit, specifically his response to a question regarding his concerns over medical marijuana dispensaries sprouting up in the Hub. More
Probably not, but it sure seems like it. Massachusetts’ medical marijuana dispensary program was approved by voters in 2012 and allowed for 35 dispensaries statewide to be regulated by the Department of Public Health. Late last month, the department released its list of the first 20 dispensaries awarded “provisional status,” including locations in Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, and two in Boston. Now, the DPH has released all 100 dispensary applications, along with what seem to be “scorecards” for each proposed location. There’s something a bit fishy about these scores though, according to MuckRock, a public records investigation site that specializes in obtaining government documents and data. More
It’s been a while since politicians talked seriously about the priorities of young people. It’s unfair: campaigns rely on us to sign petitions, like pages on Facebook, and knock on doors in New Hampshire, but none of that translates into us being considered a viable political constituency. The reason is we don’t vote. And because we don’t vote, we don’t get to sit at the big boy’s table.
But what happens if an issue comes along that has the possibility of capturing young people’s attention, and in the process, turns us into a powerful voting bloc? Friday, the state awarded the first 20 licenses to open medical marijuana dispensaries, the next big step in Massachusetts’ flirtation with full-on legalization. And now, the pro-weed lobbying groups are preparing for their push to get a ballot question on the issue by 2016. The next two years will be interesting, as America’s quintessential nanny-state will have to look itself in the mirror and decide if it will abide legal, recreational marijuana use. Whether or not that happens will depend largely on the youth vote. More