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 >>
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If the spread of marriage equality wasn't enough good news for you, recreational use of marijua ... More >>
America's stoner-in-chief, Tommy Chong, announced over the weekend that he has prostate cancer -- and that he believes the disease took hold when he was in federal prison 8 years ago for distributing his namesake bongs to a conservative state.
The longtime Angeleno and father of actress Rae Dawn Ch ... More >>
SmokeOut for Safe Access Rally
Los Angeles City Hall
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Around 4:20 yesterday afternoon about 150 people marched in protest to recent federal threats to medicinal marijuana. The event was organized by Americans for Safe Access, the Music & Medicine Project and B-Re ... More >>
Downtown L.A. will be smelling quite skunky this afternoon.
That's because the "Smokeout For Safe Access Rally" featuring Cypress Hill, Tommy Chong, Kottonmouth Kings and more is set to hit the area (and we do mean "hit") starting at 4 p.m.
The event aims to protest both a proposed L.A. city ban o ... More >>
DEAIt's a miracle.Marijuana might still be a federal outlaw. But it's so mainstream that one of the country's biggest gardening concerns, Scotts Miracle-Gro, wants in on the action.
Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn told the Wall Street Journal that he wants a piece of the medical marijuana cultivatio ... More >>
Tommy Chong: Gray-haired convict.What's wrong with adults these days?
While young people are busy overachieving and pioneering the over-4 grade point average, people over 40 are "being arrested for felonies in droves" in California, largely the result of alleged drug abuse.
This according t ... More >>
A big Latino group on Friday endorsed the legalization of marijuana: Surprised?Updated again after the jump with some debate about whether the endorsement is official. First posted Friday at 1:17 p.m.
Surprise surprise. Latinos are getting behind the California ballot initiative to legalize ... More >>
Breaking! Snoop Dogg came out Monday in favor of Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization initiative on the November California ballot.
This news is roughly as shocking as Tommy Chong's endorsement.
As noted by Celebstoner, Snoop told George Lopez on his TV show last night that "I real ... More >>
That's a microphone, not a smoking device.In a bit of news about as surprising as a bag of coke allegedly falling out of Paris Hilton's bag -- it wasn't hers, she swears -- Tommy Chong has come out in favor of Proposition 19, California's marijuana legalization initiative on the ballot this f ... More >>
Margaret Cho's sassy humor often veers on the nasty, even the scandalous, but what's really shocking about her new CD, Cho Dependent, out next week, isn't the explicitness of tunes like "Your Dick," "My Puss," and "Gimme Your Seed," or even the super-stellar list of musicians who join her on each tr ... More >>
U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionLet me see that bong ba-bong bong bong.The man cannot be fooled: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach announced Thursday they seized a bong-load of paraphernalia that was shipped to the U.S. from China disgui ... More >>
As the county deals with an outbreak of swine flu, a lack of emergency rooms and a battered property tax base, the Board of Supervisors has been busy naming astronaut Buzz Aldrin Los Angeles' "consul general to the Moon."â€‹Good work. If ever Roman Polanski escapes to the lunar republic we have some ... More >>