Today, New York City’s new marijuana laws for marijuana have taken effect. No longer will simple possession cost you a trip to the big house. Rather, possession of up to 25 grams of marijuana will be punishable by written citations starting at $100 for the first offense.
Funny or Die put their own unique spin on the ticketing system, producing this gag marijuana citation. Have a good laugh at some of the required fields of this written ticket, including “level of chilling.”
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A new online challenge has marijuana users lighting up on camera in public. The goal of the challenge is to smoke weed in at the most absurd of public locations and catch it on film, all without being nabbed by security. Whether it’s on the bus, in the airport or at the local shopping mall, smokers are starting to light up to get their few minutes of Youtube fame.
Urban dictionary site’s smokin’ loud as high grade marijuana, but this challenge has smoker’s lighting up that high grade in places like Walmart.
Similar to the ice bucket challenge, the social aspect of this challenge has the propensity to become viral among smokers who have the guts to light up in public. However, there is no underlying good to society coming from the challenge and it remains illegal even in states where marijuana is legal.
Although we must admit the video did get a chuckle from our staff, we don’t condone this behavior as it hinders the efficacy of legalization, and certainly would offend those who don’t want to be around the drug or have children in their presence.
People passing by Spa Beach in St. Petersburg, Florida caught a sneak peak at the filming for what will be a public service announcement encouraging voters to approve Amendment 2, the bill that legalizes medical marijuana for Floridians suffering from severe medical conditions.
The flashing was organized by a woman named Diane Matteson who has dedicated much of her time in the last ten years to researching marijuana therapy, treatments, and the plant’s healing relationship with cancer. As a result of all of her studying, she is an advocate for the medicinal uses of marijuana.
A drone video taped the event from start to finish. To prepare, these ladies assisted one another in taping bumper stickers to their breasts that scream the slogan “Vote Yes on 2 Nov 4!” Once ready, in an organized fashion, the ladies counted down until removing their tops while loudly shouting the bumper sticker slogan in unison.
This event was also used as a tool to spark the topic of medical marijuana and Amendment 2 for Floridians to ponder and discuss. These women all have personal experiences with cancer and cannabis, and they believe so strongly in the cause that they were willing to bare it all to America just to raise awareness.
Below, are more photos taken during the flashing:
photo credit: Melanie Michael, WTSP 10 News
The local police chief has been challenged to a duel at high noon today in Portland, Maine. This duel is not a quick draw pistol showdown. Yet, still in the spirit of the wild west, instead, this is a battle of truth and safety. One opponent will be armed with marijuana flowers ready to be smoked, while the other will be armed with a bottle of booze and a shot glass.
David Boyer (pictured left), Political Director, Marijuana Policy Project Maine, has challenged local Chief of Police, Edward Googins (pictured right), South Portland Police Department, to go hit for shot to determine which is safer, cannabis or alcohol.
This challenge was proposed by marijuana advocate, Boyer, because of some ludicrous statements Chief Googins has made to the press. One such statement made by Googins, has been recorded at least twice,
“Claims that marijuana is safer than alcohol are so bogus it’s not even funny.”
To which Boyer responded,
“It is one thing for Chief Googins to speak out against the initiative, but it’s another for him to speak out against science. It’s on par with a government official announcing broccoli is not healthier than cheeseburgers.”
Boyer chose today for the duel because he and Googins are already scheduled to have a debate this evening at South Portland High School. Chief Googins has not yet agreed to the hit for shot duel, but Boyer will be waiting at the gazebo in Mill Creek Park at noon today, hoping that the chief will rise to the occasion to prove it.
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