Posts Tagged ‘pot’
Hermit-like funnyman Dave Chappelle gave an impromptu performace in Portland, Oregon’s pioneer square in the early hours of yesterday morning. While thousands of people showed up to see Dave’s secret performance he was not prepared for the turnout. Chappelle had only planned for a very small amount of people to show up and had only bought a sound system that would allow his voice to be heard for the first few rows of the thousands of people that packed the square. Chappelle though, who refused to disappoint did stay for two hours and entertained the huge crowd to the best of his ability given the sound system. Chappelle also apologized for his lack of audio, citing the fact that he didn’t think he was still famous….well let’s see….he did have probably the biggest show on comedy central behind south park and a $50 million contract and then you just kind of disappeard, so fuck yes you’re still famous. In the video clip above, you can notice Dave mention that he smells “reffer” and then someone in the crowd offers him some and he politely declined, quoting an old Nancy Reagan after school special and simply saying no….I’d like to believe that had cameras not been plastered on him 24/7 he would’ve certainly accepted the herbal refreshment being offered, after all he is the creator of one of the greatest stoner movies ever, Half Baked….tokes for Chappelle and maybe a show in the tri-state area sometime soon???
Finally, a pro-marijuana group other than Norml has embraced TV advertising by releasing a commercial urging California residents to consider taxing and regulating the sale of cannabis. The commericail which was sponsored & created by the Marijuana Policy Project and in the 30 second advert a crazy eyed nice middle aged lady reminds viewers that CA is deep in debt and the millions of marijuana consumers are willing to pay taxes on a substance that is less harmful than alcohol. The commercial is also already being met with opposition and some TV stations in California won’t run the advertisement. I’m definately blowing smoke all around for this commercial and its’ step in the right direction.
Fox news is on the rampage once again…
Spreading biased opinions and conservative propaganda is not their only specialty. It seems as though Fox news has mastered the art of boldface lying. In an article currently featured on their site, they claim that researchers at the University of Leicester in England have “convincing evidence” (how the fuck do you measure convincing evidence or produce it for that matter) that marijuana smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer. That’s funny because marijuana has never been directly related to any instances of cancer in any medical studies or records , because had that been true, your televisions would be flooded with ads very similar to those against tobacco. (which indeed does lead to cancer)
It’s apparent that Harry Anslinger has come back from the dead and is now doing stories for Fox News because this is nothing more than an extension of reefer madness and it’s ingorant stereotypical views.
The scientists claim that a “new method” has allowed them to discover that cannabis smoke damages DNA. Well let’s see….”convincing evidence” is nothing more than a nice way of saying “maybe” and since they don’t go into detail or even give a “lamens term” explanation about what the “new method” is that they used to come to these conclusions, i’m gonna go ahead and draw an intelligent conclusion…BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT, BULLSHIT…check out “the hidden truth” or Norml for the truth on marijuana