Andrew Garfield gets deep with Lynn Hirschberg, from praying for a full year to prep for his role in Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” to realizing it really is a small world on a stoned trip to Disneyland.
On Nov. 28, 2016, rapper and entrepreneur Percy Robert Miller, better known as Master P, announced the launch of Master P’s Trees, the rapper’s brand of legal cannabis flowers, edibles and “liquid gold” vape oil.
On Nov. 23, 2016, OrganiGram Holdings Inc. (TSXV:OGI), a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada, announced that the company had been chosen by Trailer Park Boys, a Nova Scotia-based Netflix original series, as its exclusive marijuana producer, business partner and brand developer.
As The World of Cannabis takes over Las Vegas next week, Marijuana Investor Summit will hold the Cannabis Industry Awards on the evening of Nov. 15, 2016, at the Rain Nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort.
A strain of marijuana that the iconic singer began developing before his death in April of 2016 is set to hit the market in the coming months.
On Aug. 22, 2016, “Cannabis Moms Club,” a web series created by Quiet Duke, a female comedy troupe, premiered on WhoHaha, Elizabeth Banks’ platform for comediennes.
In Chelsea’s America, money would be used for a “higher” purpose. As in, it would be made of marijuana and you could smoke it. She would also (mostly) replace those dead presidents.
On Aug. 15, 2016, Tweed Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation (TSXV:CGC), is hosting the Front Yard Shindig, a free concert with multiple artists scheduled to perform on Tweed’s front yard in Smith Falls, Ontario.
On July 22, 2016, Mirth Provisions, maker of cannabis-infused beverages in the state of Washington, released what the company is calling “the world’s first-ever cannabis product commercial.”
On July 21, 2016, Willie Nelson announced that Willie’s Reserve, the country singer’s premium cannabis brand, is making its debut at select stores in the state of Washington this month, with Colorado following in August.
Somewhere in the coniferous forests of British Columbia, there’s a compound covered in Bob Marley posters, tiki masks, and more concentrated weed paraphernalia and idolatry than any other place in the world.
High Maintenance tease from Janky Clown Productions on Vimeo.
On May 10, 2016, Dead & Company, a band including surviving members of the Grateful Dead and guitarist John Mayer, performed on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and used the opportunity to advocate for the legalization of marijuana.
On May 5, 2016, Honolulu Civil Beat released an interview with Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong, with the comedic duo discussing marijuana legalization and Donald Trump. Cheech and Chong were in Honolulu as a part of their national tour.
Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne will headline a free music festival at Civic Center Park on May 21, 2016, as part of the rescheduled Denver Annual 420 Rally. “On April 16, a significant snowstorm hit Denver and forced us to postpone what was slated to be the largest 420 event in the world,” said Santino Walter, Producer of 420 Rally.
On April 20, 2016, Trollstation, a web-comedy group, released “420 London High Hotbox,” a video that documents the group boarding a pod on the Coca-Cola London Eye, the largest cantilevered observation wheel in the world, and hotboxing it to film a music video during the wheel’s 30-minute rotation.
On April 23, 2016, National Cannabis Festival will celebrate legalization progress in Washington, D.C., at RFK Stadium from 12-8 p.m, with a day full of music, policy, advocacy, education and entrepreneurship.
On Feb. 12, 2016, on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” host Bill Maher directed his “New Rules” editorial segment to proponents of marijuana legalization, reminding them that legalization is not guaranteed, even if it is recreationally legal in four states.
On Feb. 1, 2016, TEDx released “Stoners coming out – beyond the marijuana monster myths,” a talk given by writer David Schmader at TEDxRainier, a community-based event licensed by TED, on Nov. 21, 2015, in Seattle, Washington.
Actor, writer and director Kevin Smith, creator of films like “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Dogma,” is no stranger to finding the humor in marijuana and cannabis culture, and has just finished production on “Hollyweed,” a half-hour comedy set in a Los Angeles dispensary. Smith wrote, directed, and stars in the project.
On Jan. 18, 2016, Ghostface Killah, co-founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, released a video to promote Wu-Goo, the rapper’s branded cannabis concentrate available in California.
On March 3, 2016, Zep Again and House of Floyd will share the stage in the Grand Ballroom following The Great Marijuana Debate, moderated by ProCon.org, kicking off the three-day Marijuana Investor Summit in San Francisco.
Chuck Lorre, the big shot co-creator and executive producer behind shows like “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike and Molly,” and “Mom,” is apparently shopping around a new multi-camera sitcom set at a Colorado marijuana dispensary, according to Deadline.
In a new, wide-ranging interview with Billboard, Zayn Malik, the “Bradford Bad Boy” who rocked tumblr by quitting pop group One Direction last year, expressed his devotion to sativa.
On Jan. 6, 2016, MassRoots (OTCQB: MSRT) announced that it will be featured in the History channel’s documentary, “The Marijuana Revolution,” premiering on Jan. 11, 2016, at 9 p.m. EST.
Want to find a place to celebrate the New Year with canna-friends, celebrating the new freedoms and greater legalization that 2016 is sure to bring?
Since 1977, fans of “Star Wars” looking to fill their lives with as much branded merchandise as possible have had little trouble doing so, with characters adorning everything from bed sheets to cleaning products. While none of the following strains are officially endorsed or approved by the people behind “Star Wars,” they do exist.
The story seems to have originated with 18karatreggae.com, which quoted the singer of hits like “Umbrella” and “Disturbia” as saying “MaRihanna by Rihanna is truly the first mainstream cannabis brand in the world and proud to be a pioneer … .”
“The Scientist,” released on July 29, 2015, and recently screened in the United States, is a documentary film about one of the most important modern medical pioneers in the field of cannabis research.
Comedian Ron White, best known for being the one guy from the Blue Collar Comedy tour that people who don’t like the Blue Collar Comedy Tour will admit they like, has filed the necessary paperwork to enter the current presidential race as an independent, and widespread legalization of marijuana is one of his chief concerns.
Canadian rhythm and blues star The Weeknd has joined with high-end vaporizer brand PAX to release a product called The Madness Fall Tour Limited Edition PAX, to be sold along with other, more traditional merchandise.
Cincinnati native Nick Lachey has been a musician as part of boy band 98 Degrees, the star of multiple reality shows, a restaurateur, a TV host, and probably some other stuff—and if the citizens of Ohio pass a proposed marijuana legalization bill on Nov. 3, 2015, he’ll be able to add marijuana kingpin to his resume.
In an absolutely revolting and completely surprising turn of events, former One Direction member Zayn Malik is now a burgeoning bad boy, having recently posted two moody, monochrome pictures of himself smoking what appears to be marijuana to his Instagram account.
The Truth Initiative seems peeved to have paid to run two anti-smoking ads during the MTV VMAs on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2015.
In the cannabis market, entrepreneurs also face the challenge of myriad regulations in a quickly changing market. But the cannapreneurial journey itself, win or lose, is being embraced by media companies.
In a new interview with Mojo Magazine, 71-year-old Rolling Stone guitarist Keith Richards has bravely admitted to using marijuana recreationally.
Susan Sarandon, Jane Fonda, Stevie Nicks, Kelly Clarkson, and Melissa Etheridge are among the famous women who love cannabis and don’t mind saying so. Sarandon responded to a shout out in A$AP Rocky and Action Bronson’s new single “1Train” this week by tweeting the two rappers with an invitation to “blaze one.”
While you may have plans to get through the classics this summer, cannabis industry hopefuls should consider adding these five new books to their summer reading lists.
Colorado sports fans beware: two local sports talk radio stations have switched format to cover marijuana. The first to make the switch is K-HIGH in Colorado Springs, a former Fox Sports affiliate found at 1580 on your AM dial. Hot on K-HIGH’s tracks is Denver’s Smokin 94.1.
Thanks to a new licensing agreement, opportunities abound to consume Jimi Hendrix in a new whole fashion. Nutritional High, a Toronto producer and distributor of cannabis-based edibles and oils, announced this week that it has entered into a partnership with Purple Haze Properties.
A curiously high number of culture and news sources have reported a story, apparently originating in Newsday, that The Who front man Roger Daltrey paused in the midst of a performance at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, on May 20, 2015.
On Friday, May , 15, 2015, television and lifestyle icon Oprah Winfrey appeared on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” to say goodbye to the legendary comedian as he prepares to retire next week and discuss, amongst other things, smoking marijuana.
International action star Jackie Chan and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman have come out on opposite sides of the marijuana debate in the last few weeks.
The Oscar winner sat down to discuss his new film 5 Flights Up, why he left the Big Apple, and how marijuana is the only thing that can help ease his pain.
Stevie Wonder and his harmonica have a guest spot on “California Roll,” a marijuana-minded track on Snoop Dogg’s latest album, “Bush.”
Cable network HBO has picked up the popular web series “High Maintenance” for a six episode season, and will also make the previous 19 episodes of the series—which previously aired on Vimeo—available via its HBO GO streaming service.
The recent announcement of Willie’s Reserve, singer Willie Nelson’s new branded marijuana strain and dispensary chain, garnered a lot of attention for the legal cannabis industry last week, but Nelson isn’t the only—or first—celebrity to get into the pot game.
O.penVAPE’s recent sponsorship of an eight-city tour with Keller Williams and The Motet should remind marketers that the jam band scene is just as fertile for developing brand loyalty.