Hollywood has a checkered history of covering mental health and substance abuse, reaching bottom with Nightmare on Elm Street. A young Johnny Depp played the killer as a schizophrenic, imprinting that image of mental illness on millions. To counteract such stigma, the Entertainment Industry Counci ... More >>
Tommy ChongBy Michael Goldstein Tommy Chong is perhaps the biggest celebrity on this list, as a longtime comedian, movie star and half of the still-working duo Cheech & Chong. He is both a hero, as a longtime marijuana advocate, and a martyr, as a veteran of nine months in federal prison for ru ... More >>
By Michael Goldstein From papers to pipes, bongs to bowls, filter tips to vaporizers, what are the latest in smoking accessories? Undoubtedly the most iconic way to consume marijuana is by smoking a marijuana cigarette. But no one ever says that. They say, "smoking a joint." Or a blunt. Or a fatty. ... More >>
"I'm a travel writer, and for me, high is a place"
Weed lawyers Allison Margolin and Daniel Perlman explain the rules for drivers
As Michael Goldstein reports in "Parks Agency Money Grab" in the print L.A. Weekly, the Santa Monica Mountains, a free Los Angeles treasure beloved by hikers and dog-walkers, are not as free as they seem. Seven "stop sign cameras" have been placed by the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Autho ... More >>