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Drink your Greens with the Stoners 4 Jesus Diet

By David Jenison
Deb Button of Stoners 4 Jesus had a come-to-ganja moment a few years ago when she parted ways with the traditional Christian church and its views on cannabis. She now hosts the weekly Stoner Jesus Bible Study in Centennial, Colorado and discusses the role the plant can have in spiritual...
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Check Out What Ron English Just Did on the Mexican Border

By David Jenison
The Texas-Mexico border now has its very own Trump art! “I was trying to come up with the perfect Trump image that said it all,” explained Ron English in a phone interview earlier today, “and I thought this one really did say it all. The image represents Trump’s...
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Electronic Music Icon Jean-Michel Jarre Talks Resistance

By David Jenison
Oxygène, Jean-Michel Jarre’s groundbreaking electronic album, will celebrate its 40th anniversary in December. Originally passed over by several record companies and panned by many journalists, the wildly successful Oxygène flew in the face of trendy British punk and...
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Task Force Seeks to Stop Monopolistic Legislation in Los Angeles

By David Jenison
The celebration probably did not compare to Times Square after World War II ended, but citizens across the country let out a collective cheer when the government repealed alcohol prohibition in 1933. Now imagine if, in the midst of this celebration, a lawmaker said, “You know what would...
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USA Today Says Smugglers Are Taking Cannabis into California… from Wyoming?

By David Jenison
When it comes to news reports that paint cannabis in a negative light, readers commonly see information that seems a bit off. Case in point, a USA Today graphic this week showed that people were smuggling cannabis from Wyoming and into states like California, Arizona, Florida, Minnesota and...
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Marijuana: What's In a Name?

By David Jenison
Few people know more about the geographical history of cannabis than Dr. Barney Warf, a professor in the Geography and Atmospheric Science department at the University of Kansas. Historians know that cannabis flooded the southwestern states in the early 20th century when the Mexican revolution...
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The Early Colonists Encouraged Slaves to Smoke

By David Jenison
University of Kansas professor Dr. Barney Warf authored the acclaimed study “High Points: A Geographical History of Cannabis,” which Geographical Review published in 2014. Dr. Warf noted in the study that Portuguese and British authorities actually encouraged slaves to smoke...
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Sorry Allen Iverson, But This AI Invention Is the Real Answer

By David Jenison
Legend has it that Allen Iverson (or his mother) once lost a car in a parking lot and opted to buy a new one rather than keep looking. We don’t want to perpetuate stoner stereotypes, but it is no surprise the NBA legend once got popped for cannabis possession. Still, there is a new AI in...
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Joss Stone Calls Out England over Prohibition

By David Jenison
British artist Joss Stone has not made a splash on the radio waves in recent years, but she did just become a topic of conversation in the U.K. battle over cannabis. Published last Friday, the “You Had Me” singer spoke with The Guardian about her battles with her strict conservative...
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Matthew Grabelsky Explains his Surreal Take on the NYC Subway

By David Jenison
New Girl star Max Greenfield once said, “I always feel like people in general are much weirder and insane than anybody really wants to admit. How dare somebody watch anything and go, 'That's not real!' Go on the subway. For five minutes." Artist Matthew Grabelsky would seem to agree. Many...
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Infamous Santa Ana Cops Fired!

By David Jenison
Santa Ana police officers Jorge Arroyo, Matthew Sontag and Nicole “Kick Her in Her Fucking Nub” Quijas have all be fired, aacording to The Orange County Register this past week. Per the report, the department released Quijas and Sontag on May 6, and in a move that...
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StopPot2016 Propaganda: Alcohol Is Safer than Cannabis

By David Jenison
In an interview with Reason TV, Roger Morgan declared, “I have probably studied more research than most people on earth about marijuana.” Have you now? PRØHBTD previously covered the Reefer Madman behind StopPot2016 by highlighting 21 of his more crazy-ass claims, but some...
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Oyster? Sushi Rice? Kyle Schutte Revolutionizes Ice Cream

By David Jenison
In 2014, Hatfield’s restaurant in Los Angeles announced it would close. Hearing the news, Chef Kyle Schutte considered taking over the space and renaming it McCoy’s, a sly reference to the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud in the late 19th century. This creative idea epitomizes the...
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Step Inside the Surreal World of Jota Leal

By David Jenison
The artistic works of Jota Leal are fun, imaginative and playful, but there is no denying that certain portraits seem forged in the hallucinatory images of an LSD-fueled, pop-culture binge. In real life, the Venezuela-born artist does not drink or consume any drugs, but his eye for the...
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Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters #FBF Interview

By David Jenison
A dozen years ago, Foo Fighters scored their highest album debut to date when the double-disc In Your Honor bowed in at the number two spot. Coldplay bested them for the pole position, but the band at least finished ahead of the Backstreet Boys. Among the notable singles, the album featured...
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The Elephant in the Room: Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition

By David Jenison
“My husband was the most conservative man I have ever known,” says Ann Lee, the 85-year-old great-grandmother behind Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition (RAMP). “He cast his first vote for Wendell Willkie. Do you know who that is? Franklin Roosevelt ran for president...
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Eric Yahnker Wants to Make Art Great Again

By David Jenison
Precious Patriotism perfectly epitomizes the talents of artist Eric Yahnker. The piece, created with charcoal and graphite on paper, depicts the Lord of the Rings character Sméagol wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat from the Donald Trump campaign. In doing so, the Los...
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Indie Rock Band Cayucas Go Bigger than Bigfoot

By David Jenison
Bigfoot was a big debut for Cayucas, but the indie pop-rockers came back stronger with their 2015 follow-up, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon. The Golden State band—led by twin brothers Zach and Ben Yudin—brought more energy for round two with surf guitar-driven tracks like “Moony Eyed...
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Like a Boss: Girl Scout Slings Cookies at Dispensary

By David Jenison
In many parts of the U.S., Girl Scout Cookies went on sale this month to raise money for local Scout groups. The tradition, which celebrates its centennial anniversary next year, is a big deal with 194 million boxes sold in 2015. With the new season upon us, we flashback to 2014 to remember a...
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Jlin Introduces Dark Energy to Electronic Music

By David Jenison
Jlin is an electronic music artist who finds that her brightest works come from a dark place. This light from the darkness is what motivated the title of her 2015 debut, Dark Energy, which followed up her breakout track “Erotic Heat” from a few years earlier. Jlin hails from Gary,...
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Cannabis Edibles Have Serious Competition in China

By David Jenison
Happy Chinese New Year! Per the nation’s 12-year zodiac cycle, February 8 begins the Year of the Monkey, which is rather ironic considering a recent bit of Chinese news. “Monkey on the back” is slang for opiate/heroin addiction, and nearly three dozen restaurants in China...
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Clark Fox: Revolution Through Art

By David Jenison
Clark V. Fox is a revolutionary. In casual conversation, he might hide this fact with his friendly and soft-spoken manner, but he is a counterculture subversive who creates and supports art that challenges the government, capitalism, consumerism and the media machine that whitewashes them...
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Law Enforcement Just Lost Its Cash Cow

By David Jenison
In 2014, U.S. attorneys seized $4.5 billion in assets through forfeiture laws, while burglary crimes resulted in $3.9 billion in losses. In other words, law enforcement now nabs more from U.S. citizens than thieves do. Fortunately, a new directive from the Department of Justice (DOJ) takes the...
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Germans Getting in the Ganja Game

By David Jenison
According to media reports, the German government plans to set up an agency to regulate the cultivation and pricing of medical cannabis. The bill, which was submitted by the federal health ministry, reportedly awaits approval from the chancellor’s office. In 2011, Chancellor Angela...
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Put the Horror Back in Halloween with THE HIVE

By David Jenison
What do the horror films Halloween, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Night of the Living Dead, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dawn of the Dead, The Evil Dead 2, The Blair Witch Project and Friday the 13th all have in common? Each of these all-time classics was an independent film. Innovative writers...
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A 14-Year-Old Might Get Five Years for Cannabis

By David Jenison
Apparently it’s a hard knocks life for teen cannabis smokers in Idaho. As reported by the Lewiston Tribune in the Gem State, a prosecutor recently charged three teens—ages 14, 15 and 17—with felonies for cannabis possession. In the past, this misdemeanor offense would net...
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This Is the "Favorite Sport of New Zealand Stoners"

By David Jenison
Abe Gray, curator of the Whakamana Cannabis Museum in New Zealand, previously spoke with PRØHBTD about all things cannabis in Kiwi country. Whakamana once featured a Cannabis Cricket exhibit that documented the longstanding association between the plant and cricket players. The Cricket World...
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Does Cannabis Make You Fat? 

By David Jenison
Unless munching on potato chips has become a new diet fad, we might have to rethink the stereotype that puffing on cannabis makes you fat. Most people believe the plant stimulates the appetite, a biological effect colloquially described as the munchies, which certainly benefits cancer patients...
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This Might Be the Lamest Invention Ever

By David Jenison
The prohibitionists will apparently spare no expense in their war against cannabis. Fatal Vision—the company behind such products as the DIES (Danger In Every Step) Activity Mat and the Turn ‘n’ Learn Classroom Challenge—has created the Marijuana Simulation Experience goggles. The...
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Did Chris Christie Support Medical Cannabis?

By David Jenison
In last week’s GOP debate, New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie reiterated his staunch opposition to cannabis legalization. However, he surprisingly mentioned his “support” for medical cannabis in the Garden State. As Christie said in the...
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Cheech & Chong Day

By David Jenison
In 1972, Mayor John Gatti of San Antonio declared August 11 to be Cheech & Chong Day. Cheech is from Los Angeles, and Chong is from Canada, but the Texan city clearly wanted something to remember besides The Alamo. The comedy duo arrived in San Antonio for the celebration, and the mayor...