Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

feature: swing of spring

Check out my new piece on spring trends at Pot Couture. In short: socks + sandals, hand-dyed backpacks, snazzy candles, and felted fedoras.

Above image from Free People.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

home of the free

Speaking of picking your battles, you're a staunch proponent of legalizing pot. Why are you so out in front of the issue?
Partly because it has been beneficial in my life, partly because I believe in freedom. What could be more private than what goes on inside your mind? You should be allowed to manipulate that as an adult any way you want. Is it one of our top 10 problems, to legalize pot? No, but ending the drug war would be a great way to save a metric fuckton of money. -Bill Maher
From Bill Maher on Palin, Pot and Patriotism in Rolling Stone (28 April 2011)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

everything in its place

the sweet smell of common sense

I either hate this or love this. I haven't decided yet.

Are the most sensible people in the country congregated in Massachusetts? I say yes, given its commitment to decriminalize marijuana on multiple fronts. This time around Massachusetts' highest court has ruled that the smell of marijuana no longer justifies police to order someone from his or her car.
"Without at least some other additional fact to bolster a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, the odor of burnt marijuana alone cannot reasonably provide suspicion of criminal activity to justify an exit order."
This comes in light of the state's 2008 decision to decriminalize possession of less than one ounce of the green. Three cheers for the most liberal state in the country! Read the article at Reuters.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

feature: fall '11 fashion week street style

New piece up on Pot Couture, street style from Fall 2011 Fashion Week. Am I late? Kind of. But there's a good reasoning, read about it here.

Photos from Elle.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

enlightenment, haha

Rappers and pot aficionados Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg are teaming up for a stoner comedy called, well, High School. What's it all about? "It's about pot, of course. It's about me and him being cool and smoking a lot of weed." And there you go. Simple as it should be. Check out his interview - joint in hand - at Rolling Stone.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Joints for Japan

Shaun Gindi runs two medicinal marijuana dispensaries in Colorado. As he saw the relentless devastation that Japan has had to endure, he decided to do something about it. He plans to donate all of the revenue (yes, 100%) from the sale of hand-rolled joints to the Red Cross.

Joints for Japan... another example of marijuana culture doing good.

Read the entire story at CNN.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

doobie of destiny

The Simpsons, Season 22, Episode 16, "A Midsummer's Nice Dream" (Hulu)

The latest episode of The Simpsons guest stars Cheech and Chong, and as expected is full of weed humor. ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

feature: fall '11 rtw fashion week

Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Pot Couture is one of my go-to sites. In fact, I only ever have to type "p" in the address bar to get there, as it never seizes to be the first site to come up in my history. So I'm very excited to announce that I will begin contributing to Pot Couture in a regular fashion - horrible, uninspired pun intended.

Check out my feature on the Fall 2011 RTW collections here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

those high school kids

The New York Times discusses a study published in The Journal of Addiction Medicine, which surveyed over 4,000 high school students in Connecticut about their marijuana use. I guess some of the findings are interesting, but does one really care that Caucasian girls are more likely to have tried pot than Asian-American girls? Probably not.

Here are the highlights:
The most likely users were 11th and 12th graders, as well as teenagers who had average grades in the B to C range or lower. Teenagers in single-parent households were more likely to report marijuana use than those in two-parent homes.
Not surprisingly, various risky behaviors like gambling, drinking, fighting, steroid use and smoking cigarettes were all associated with higher risk for using marijuana. Depression and self-harm behaviors like cutting were also associated with marijuana use.
The anti-pot rhetoric is pretty solid, won't you say? "Not surprisingly"? "High risk"? And that subtle jab at single-parent households? Sorry, too many question marks.

Read the entire article for kicks here.