On February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos face off in the Super Bowl, while representing the two most progressive marijuana law reform regions in the country. The match-up has led to no small amount of joking, puns, and more. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart had the first crack at it Monday night on Comedy Central, but focused on the fake Velveeta shortage and porcine diarrhea virus. Gross.
The award-winning, immensely popular SPARC dispensary in San Francisco is in the middle of their 12 Days of Christmas Winter Madness sale, and we’re getting reports the deals are awesome-sauce.
A grower for Oakland’s Harborside Health Center bested 260 other growers to win first place in Northern California’s premier pot competition — The Emerald Cup.
Billed as the "only outdoor organic medical cannabis competition in the world," The Emerald Cup drew 130 entrants from the pot-growing epicenter in Northern California known as the Emerald Triangle, as well as 130 entrants from further south.
The 7th annual Patients’ Choice San Francisco - a medical weed contest and celebration - is shaping up in the Bay Area this week. The deadline for dispensaries to enter strains and products to win one of sixteen awards was Tuesday. Judge’s Packets filled with samples from contestants are nearly sold out at $300. They ship tomorrow and are quite the bargain.
With such a vast imbalance between state and federal marijuana laws, filmmaker JoAnn Schuch decided to take the issue head-on in her new documentary, Tricky Bidness.
The film explores the state legality of medical marijuana in contrast to the illegal grow houses set up in the Humboldt County's town of Arcata. Known as the American homeland of marijuana production, Humboldt County is a perfect microcosm for every decriminalized state's struggle to maintain its laws in opposition to the federal stance against legalization.
Bestselling author Michael Castleman - a Bay Area resident since 1975 - released a new murder mystery this week titled Killer Weed, and he's signing copies next Wednesday at the Diesel book store in Oakland.
"Killer Weed hooked me on page one and I savored the references to San Francisco in the 1960s. A fascinating story with a strong ending,” stated Grace Slick, vocalist for Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship.
Woah, heady Piper 'Salt' is on the front page of the Wall Street Journal. Ana Campoy from the Journal writes today that glass pipe blowers, or pipers, are getting more respect than ever before with the legalization of marijuana.
Twenty-thousand-dollar pieces, international recognition, museum exhibits - "These pipers are not just a bunch of dumb stoners," said piper Ryan Harris. "We know our art."
Mainstream glass artist Robert Mikelsen is piping under the name RAM.
Northern California's Tolkien-esque gathering of hairy hill people and their fragrant psychedelic herb will move further south than ever before this year to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, the Emerald Cup organizers report.
The 10th annual Emerald Cup — billed as the world's only outdoor organic cannabis competition — will be held Dec. 14-15 at the spacious Sonoma County Fairgrounds, according to Cup founder Tim Blake.
The major, new open-world video game "Grand Theft Auto V," which will be released by Rockstar Games September 17, is a "sprawling, satirical re-imagining of modern Southern California" according to gameplay footage released today online.
And of course, no sprawling, satirical re-imagining of modern SoCal would be complete without a medical marijuana dispensary. At minute 2:03 of the video, we see a character exit a shady Venice Beach "pipe shop" — which are notorious for their lax observance of state law — with some type of drink, which likely confers increased health upon the character.
Berkeley Patients Group, as well as new Oakland dispensary Magnolia Wellness, took home top honors Sunday night at the fourth annual High Times Medical Cannabis Cup San Francisco, held at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond.
The beloved, besieged Berkeley dispensary took home a first place trophy in the Best Indica category for Girl Scout Cookies, which patients report using for stress. GSC is a vanilla and mint-smelling combination of OG Kush, Cherry Pie, and Durban Poison launched at The Hemp Center in San Francisco.