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Many people think pot should be legal but don't want to smoke it themselves.; Credit: Flickr/trawin

Is Weed Addictive? A Marijuana Anonymous Member Speaks Out

With the tide of public opinion rapidly turning against the dangers of reefer madness, you’d be hard-pressed to find an Angeleno who considers marijuana to be the deadly gateway drug portrayed in D.A.R.E. class and alarmist after-school specials. And yet there are many people in our fair city who, while......
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Why Did the Feds Just Legalize Cannabis on Native American Lands?

Last Thursday, the Department of Justice released a three-page memo announcing that the federal government will not prosecute Native Americans growing and selling marijuana on tribal lands, even in states where the drug is illegal. So will dispensaries become the new casinos? Probably not. Many tribal leaders, including Executive Director......
Tommy Chong; Credit: Photo by Timothy Norris

Tommy Chong's Pot Products Will Soon Be Everywhere

Now that the era of cannabis prohibition is finally coming to a close, the famous stoners of bygone eras are stepping away from their bongs, wandering out of their man caves and looking to cash in. Bob Marley's descendants may be trying to brand a strain of weed named after......
Note: You will definitely not get high from rubbing the Spliffin vape pen provocatively over your lips.; Credit: Photo by Neave Bozorgi

Spliffin Makes a Bid for Swankiest Vape Pen in Town

Several of our most trusted budtenders have been abuzz recently about a new vaporizer pen called Spliffin. Developed by a 32-year-old Pasadena native named Sergio, who has spent much of the past decade building out cannabis grow rooms, Spliffin cartridges contain solvent-free wax and come in a variety of strains......
Sara O'Donnell in her kitchen; Credit: Simone Paz

L.A.'s BDSM Power Couple, and Their Sex Dungeon

Nina Hartley and Ernest Greene never have sex in the bedroom. Their MacArthur Park loft has seen more than its fair share of intertwined naked bodies in the 15 years that the veteran porn star and the legendary bondage filmmaker have lived, swung and shot here, but the bed is......
Doom; Credit: World Downfall Photography

Instagram Account @elderlywhodab Proves You're Never Too Old to Get High

Sometimes the juxtaposition of old and new can be utterly hilarious. Case in point? The recently popular Instagram account @elderlywhodab, which, at nearly 6,500 followers, is well on its way to becoming a cult favorite in the cannabis world. Almost every day, it features user-submitted photographs and videos of the......
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Move Over, Wine Snobs: Here Come the Weed Snobs

With all this talk of weed being the new wine, you're probably wondering how long it'll be before you're sitting in a dank lounge somewhere, sniffing a bowl of high-grade cannabis and desperately searching for something intelligent to say to your more cultured pothead companion. Sure, you can mumble about......
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Nestdrop App Will Soon Deliver Weed Along With Your Booze

Too lazy to get off the couch to pick up your pot? Soon, you’ll be able to order your weed with the tap of a finger. The app Nestdrop, which already delivers alcohol on demand, is expanding to marijuana with a soft launch in L.A. at the end of October......