Steve Kerr, head coach of the Golden State Warriors, is in the headlines this week after publically admitting to using marijuana for pain relief following two back surgeries. Kerr's comments on medical marijuana add life to a debate that the NBA and NFL don't seem to want to have right now. Both leagues forbid athletes from using marijuana, even if it is for medicinal purposes.
Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel was recently announced as the next host of the Academy Awards when they air on ABC in February.
Cannabis can do many amazing things; so many that more are being discovered all the time. This is not only true when it comes to humans, but animals as well. In fact, it was long assumed that cannabis could do nothing for pets and was even harmful to them. And while it’s true that THC can be toxic to some pets at certain levels, there is still a lot the cannabis plant can do for your pet.
In a first step towards federal cannabis legalization, a small beer producer from Aurora, CO has received federal formula approval for an extract-infused beer from the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Dad and Dudes Breweria is still waiting for final label approval, but has been sitting on the federal approval of its recipe since June. While beer has been made using hemp seeds for years, this brew is different as it contains cannabinoids.
WEED IDENTIFICATION, AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
WEEd Notification User applicationS or WEEnus is a smartphone application ready to revolutionize the cannabis industry forever. Primed for launch in the U.S. on April 20th this year (cannabis' informal public holiday), WEEnus has had rave reviews in cannabis heavy markets such as Bangkok and Amsterdam.
The federal government is catching up with Colorado when it comes to financial policy surrounding marijuana. As of now, federal regulations against money laundering have prevented banks from servicing legal weed businesses in Colorado, forcing them to deal in cash and opening them up to issues with theft, income tax, and overly militarized security. However, Attorney General Eric Holder said that new regulations will be issued that allow banks to service state-sanctioned marijuana businesses.
Well, it seems the stars are aligning for the upcoming Super Bowl. This will be one to "try to" remember, one for the books (if you didn't already tear out the page and roll a fatty). This, my friends, will be for all the munchies!... I mean marbles. Get to Safeway and stock up, the winner of this matchup is gonna need the highest tolerance.
The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that would make it legal to sell weed to adults 21 and over and regulate the market as they do for alcohol. The bill must still pass in the house one more time and then the state senate before marijuana is actually legalized in New Hampshire, but hey, this is a big step in the right direction, and the majority of New Hampshire residents agree.
Well, it looks like that day is finally here! Let us meddling kids get medicated and leave us alone. Hopefully officers of the law everywhere will have more time to pursue more pressing matters. Trust us when we say we never wanted to be in your way.
You had to know this was coming! I could not stop laughing. Those of us who are truly acquainted with our herbal female friend know she could never and would never harm us in such a way. I remember my first overdose on weed... I fell asleep laughing and woke up smiling.
Come 2014, Volkswagen will stop production on the classic VW Bus utlizied by stoners for the past 60+ years. Apparently it no longer meets safety regulations with its lack of air bags and other "essential safety features." Our hearts go out to hippies everywhere who suffer this loss, especially a certain mystery-solving dog and his stoner pals. Get sentimental and check out our homage to the bus.
Lines, lines, lines. Looks like we passed the law, now our government needs to catch up! All this red tape lawmakers are having legal marijuana distributers jump through in Colorado is sure to create a line at the counters. As if we needed anything else to keep us from our most favorite pastime of the year! There simply aren't enough storefronts opening for the demand, and everyone will feel the pressure.
Santa Rosa hosted the 10th annual Emerald Cup this weekend where more than 250 entries of organic, outdoor flower were sampled and judged by a team of experts. Check out the winners here and read about the heavily attended contest. Even Jefferson Starship was there!
Top 10 Flowers:
1 - Darin’s Lemon Skunk - DNA Lemon Skunk Clone
There's nothing in this world quite like carving through fresh powder like a warm knife through butter. Put a couple of puffs in the air to keep the demons at bay, then press play on your new mix and off you go. It's poetic to be out there; man and nature in pure bliss. But how are our friends at Colorado's ski resorts not sharing this same fantasy? Well, I'm sure we can respect their wishes...
The late chairman of Progressive Insurance hired a team before his death to draft an initiative that would legalize one ounce of marijuana and four plants for personal use. Check out The Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act; it's well written, easy to understand, and makes a good case. It also explains why Progressive's spokeswoman Flo is always in such a good mood.
When it comes to drug testing, the majority of both political parties support testing Congress, while more Republicans want to test people receiving government benefits, such as welfare. Here at TheNug, we think Congress could use more politicians who appreciate weed, so leave 'em alone with the drug tests. Now if the test excluded marijuana, I know I'd be interested to see which representatives are having a little too much fun up on Capitol Hill.
No matter how you slice the pie this year, we in the cannabis culture know how difficult and stressfull this time of year can be in regards to traveling and medicating.
Everyone who's ever smoked knows marijuana can help you sleep--it can even help you pass out on the couch with your hand in a bag of Doritos--but a new study has come out that goes into detail as to why.
A new study says that over-the-counter painkillers may decrease some of marijuana's side effects that have kept it from being taken seriously in the medical world: memory loss and learning problems. I wish I had known this back in college.
"Too stoned to remember why you walked into the kitchen? Try popping an Advil.
Recently, federal attorneys dismissed four multimillion-dollar cases against landlords who leased space to dispensaries in Southern California.
Here's your Nug round up of available jobs for November! Earn that paper!
1. Painter- Publish Date: 09-02-2013 06:54:44 | Contact name: Zane Payne | Location: Usa | Place: Greensboro area mayodan and madison
2. Care Giver- Publish Date: 11-11-2013 08:45:48 | Contact name: julie richardson | Location: Flint | Place: flint
We find out another NFL player smokes weed and the world collectively gasps. While stories of football players getting busted on possession of marijuana are becoming more and more common, what's fun about this one is that one officer insinuated Snelling pulled a Super Troopers and tried to eat his weed. I wonder if the shnozberries tasted like shnozberries...
A high-ranking prision official from New Hampshire lets it be known that he is for marijuana legalization.
"A prison official in New Hampshire is calling for marijuana legalization, Vermont Public Radio reports.
During Sam Hurd's heyday as an NFL wide receiver and marijuana supplier to his Dallas Cowboys teammates, he says he was a cannabis connoisseur who only smoked "the loudest weed in California". Unfortunately for Hurd, we doubt he's getting much of that Cali green in his prison cell in Texas.
Four people have been arrested for the kidnapping, torture, and castration of a Southern California medical marijuana dispensary owner. The suspects drove the victim into the Las Vegas desert and tortured him with a blow torch before cutting off his penis and driving off with it so it could never be reattached. The dispensary owner luckily survived this heinous crime that's another tragic product of the War On Drugs.
Lady Gaga says she's finally approaching sobriety after a "brain-numbing" addiction to marijuana. Her life became a cycle of "sleep, sing, smoke", and while that doesn't sound so bad to us here at TheNug, good for Gaga for knowing her limits.
"Lady Gaga says she is now the "soberest" she's been in the last five years -- and by that she means she is no longer smoking 15 joints a day.
How crazy is this? We may never know what's really happening behind closed doors and who they are targeting in the war on marijuana. Even worse, the lies keep piling up with no answers.
Were you under the impression that the beer and cannabis industries don't get along? Well, think again. As a connoisseur of both, I am certainly glad to see everyone playing nice.
To all my IBS brothers and sisters, smoke a bowl and bring on the Indian food, hot sauce, and T-Bell!
Portland, Maine, became the first East Coast city to legalize recreational marijuana Tuesday, and lobster came one step closer to becoming endangered.
Denver leaders are backing away from a plan to re-criminalize smoking some pot in one’s own back yard.
I wonder if I can trade in those plane tickets to Hawaii I just bought... Anybody else wana go?
Uruguay Will Sell Legal Marijuana For $1 Per Gram, Official Says
An anti-drug group targeted toward youths in Portland, Oregon, is protesting ads on public buses that feature photos of adults explaining why they prefer weed over alcohol in support of an upcoming ballot question seeking to legalize recreational marijuana use. We say keep Portland weird and let the campaign run, it's not like kids walking down the street don't see recreational marijuana use firsthand, might as well hear people's reasons for smoking. And hey, ever heard of free speech?
After eight seasons, now we know the fate of Dexter and Debra Morgan. Neither outcome was predictable in Sunday night’s poignant and surprising finale “Remember the Monsters?” Below showrunner Scott Buck and longtime executive producer Sara Colleton take our questions about the final episode, defend the creative choices made during season 8 and answer a couple questions about that rumored spin-off.
Smoking pot in sports has long been a heated debate, with the naysayers winning for the better part of my memory. Tim Lincecum took the San Francisco Giants to a World Series championship higher than a motherf*&ker for heaven's sake, and now that he has been fined and forced to quit...
This weed-loving blogger has a bone to pick with celebrity smokers who do nothing for the cause of legalization. Using your celebrity to get out of a possesion charge is great for you, but what about the everyday person who has no national recognition to fall back on?
Contributed by Smell the Truth Cannabis Blog and Website
California’s law enforcement leaders have again killed a bill to more tightly regulate medical marijuana in the Golden State.
SEATTLE, WA — Seattle Hempfest 2013 saw hundreds of thousands of pot smokers cram into one of Seattle’s skinniest parks on some of the city’s hottest summer days and, according to the Seattle Police Department, the event took place without incident and without arrest.
Former Seattle Chief of Police Norm Stamper argues that marijuana is safer than alcohol in his foreword to the just-released, 2nd edition of ‘Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving
Energized by a White House memo that allows Colorado and Washington to tax and regulate legal pot, California lawmakers are making a last-ditch effort this week to toughen the state’s medical marijuana regulations and hopefully end the almost two year-long federal crackdown on state-legal medi-pot business. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) gutted and amended a bill (AB 604) Friday so that it would help clarify California’s opaque medical marijuana rules.
A new study suggests it's not pot that's rotting your brain, but other factors such as socioeconomic status and how long you were breastfed as an infant.
Google gave a $240,000 grant to a medical marijuana organization in Michigan. The company, Michigan Compassion, is the first marijuana-related organization to receive money from Google, but will not be the last... At least not in legalized states.
Thanks to feminism, women can now walk around topless in the state of New York.
The average person inputs a password 39 times a day, with power users typing that string of letters and numbers up to 100 times a day, Motorola’s head of Advanced Technology & Projects Regina Dugan revealed at the All Things D conference this week.
So Venezuela has a TP shortage. It happen's to the best of us. To get the real poop, see TheNug's photo montage of the issue as it unfolds. Or read below for the article as told by some dude at The Guardian. Hey wasn't that a Whitney Houston movie? The Guardian? Whatever ...
The Guardian: Venezuela Toilet Paper Shortage Sends Ordinary Lives Around The Bend
It turns out that all those late-night munchies don't make you fat after all. Weed is actually "good" for you. Duh... We knew that already. But now science has confirmed it.
A recent study from the University of Nebraska, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center followed 4,600 adults to test the concept that weed makes you fat. Study participants were tested for various measures of blood sugar, including fasting insulin and glucose levels, insulin resistance, cholesterol levels, and waist circumference...
Scientists at Oxford University have found that storing fat in your bottom, rather than stomach, cuts levels of ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raises the ‘good’ HDL cholesterol that protects against hardening of the arteries.
Their review, published in the International Journal of Obesity, showed the benefits of an ample derriere extend even to cutting the risk of diabetes. Professor Jimmy Bell, head of metabolic and molecular imaging at Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust, explains: ‘Fat comes in “good” and “bad” forms.
Weed-related articles are ubiqitous now, popping up on mainstream sites and in mainstream print publications on a daily basis.
It is undeniable, the business of pot is here to stay.
So, while TheNug's primary objective is to focus on the everyday experiences of weed, and women, we sometimes like to keep you informed on business-related items.
Here are a few nugs you might be interested in.
Thanks to "Dabbing," It Is Possible to Overdose on Marijuana
By Chris Roberts, SF Weekly.
"Marijuana is perfectly safe" is one of the marijuana legalization movement's most widely accepted (and most important) truisms.
Comical estimations of what would constitute a "lethal dose" -- such as orally consuming more marijuana than the stomach can physically hold -- lead to the also-accepted truism that it's impossible to overdose on marijuana.
That may not be true.
Following the legalization of weed in Colorado, a company called My 420 Tours is offering tours of the Rocky Mountain State centered around cannabis to celebrate our favorite holiday, April 20th. The tours include marijuana-themed events, seminars, cooking classes, and concerts and hooks participants up with weed-friendly hotels. Sign us up!
In this article Beau Kilmer (USA Today) explains some of the more basic overall concerns that will have to be delved into very deeply if pot is to attain its freedom once again.
Remember those hauntingly handsome gents that used to live up above you in your apartment building? You know, the ones that used to stomp on you, have late night parties, bum your cigarettes, flirt incessantly with your girlfriends, and keep you up at all hours with the headboards banging?
Smell The Truth Media, a blog published by Hearst Media and SFGate.com has published a list of the top 10 strains of 2012. Have a look and tell us what you think. Was your favorite strain included or not? And what about concentrates ... where is that list? Maybe we should start one of our own. What do you think? Leave your comments below.