The first ever marijuana commercial will hit television networks everywhere over the next couple months! Okay, by everywhere, we really mean just a few states. And by “first ever,” we mean “first ever that isn’t a political ad.” But hey, it’s a start.
Surprisingly, though, this marijuana ad isn’t about legalization. It’s by MarijuanaDoctors.com, a company that connects people seeking medical marijuana with doctors who can provide them with prescriptions.
The commercial goes a little something like this…
Enter a street dealer pushing sketchy-looking sushi, hanging from strings inside of his trenchcoat.
“Yo, you want sushi? I got sushi. I got the best sushi….I got the finest sashimi this area’s seen in years.”
Cut to the female narrator, who asks the question, “You wouldn’t buy your sushi from this guy, so why would you
Is legislative change possible here in the great state of Texas, even without our governor backing us? Maybe the answer is “yes” after all.
Please join us in welcoming the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) to Texas! The MPP will be setting up shop in Austin this month, giving themselves five years to legalize marijuana here. They’ve helped pass similar laws in 19 other states, and we’re looking forward to seeing what they can do right here in our hometowns.
What kind of plan does the MPP have up its sleeve? They aren’t being too specific, but did share that they hope to start by passing medical marijuana laws and then eventually more flexible laws where adults 21 and over would be able to buy the drug in smaller amounts. They will work in a step-by-step fashion, aiming to pass legislation over the course of elections in 2015, 2017, and
After last night’s ceremonies, we’ve got the Academy Awards on the brain. Matthew McConaughey stole the show with his moving speech, and it reminded us of that time before his big comeback (you know, before True Detective, Dallas Buyers Club, Magic Mike, and all the other non rom-coms) when he was found dancing around naked and playing bongo drums in his Austin, Texas home. He was charged with possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and resisting transportation. Oh, Matthew. We’re glad you’ve learned to handle your weed since then.
We’re sure there are plenty of Oscar-nominated celebs who enjoy toking every now and then. Who might they be?
“Don’t let Bill O’Reilly or Nancy Grace tell you [marijuana] is a gateway drug. Everybody knows the gateway drug of Texas is beer!”
You know him as an American country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, and former columnist for Texas Monthly who fits the bill of a Will Rogers or a Mark Twain. He’s Richard Samet “Kinky” Friedman and he’s running for the office of Texas Agricultural Commissioner in an attempt to “sew the seeds of change” by ending the prohibition on pot and hemp in the great state of Texas.
It seems like most people aren’t taking his candidacy seriously, but his response?
“I’m dead serious about this run and about pushing for legalization. Marijuana is at the heart of a crucial matrix that, if we can get it straightened out and in motion, will become a great economic