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Tommy Chong, the Comeback Stoner

Tommy Chong

Never count Tommy Chong out. The stonier half of America’s stoniest movie duo has had it, lost it, had it, and lost it again. Yet he’s still going strong. For evidence, look to the 2016 presidential campaign. Chong stars in a viral video endorsing Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Democratic candidate and proponent of legalization, calling Sanders the nation’s next ...

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Cannabis Cup Winners 2016

2016 Cannabis Cup Winners

It’s been a pretty good year for grass in California so far, and February was no exception. The High Times Cannabis Cup rolled into Southern California this month, and the results are in: As always, weed came out on top. Of course, the awards were a bit more specific than that. So here’s a breakdown of some of the many ...

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Meet California’s New Marijuana Czar

Lori-Ajax

Medical marijuana regulation is taking effect in California, and with it comes Lori Ajax, the state’s new “weed czar.” Ajax could soon become the deputy director of the new Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation thanks to rules signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown late last year. Surprisingly, she is a Republican. Brown nominated Ajax for the job in February, ...

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Oakland Company Announces THC Breathalyzer

Marijuana Smoker

A California company could be the first to develop a breathalyzer device that measures marijuana intoxication in motorists. Hound Labs Inc., based in Oakland, is working with researchers at the University of California, Berkley to design a workable breathalyzer that could measure THC levels. Hound Labs isn’t the only company racing to produce such a device, but they say they ...

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California Is Looking for a Weed Czar

Marijuana plant

Wanted: a professional candidate with a graduate degree, lobbying experience, and at least a passing interest in marijuana law. Also required, strong communication skills and the innate ability to manage large government agencies under the skeptical eye of the public. The State of California is looking for a marijuana czar, a man or woman to run the new state Bureau ...

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