A famous anti-drug ad on TV in the 1980s used an egg sizzling in a frying pan to warn viewers: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nowadays, the man who voiced the commercial supports legalization of marijuana in California. Actor John Roselius told Rooster magazine he has already voted in favor of Proposition 64.
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Temple University will offer a Marijuana 101 course next year, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The course was created by Linn Washington, a professor in the the Temple School of Media and Communication, and Chris Goldstein, a writer and marijuana activist. It is designed to cover all the basics of marijuana, including history, agriculture and pop culture.
The hip hop artist and activist Prince Ea educates a President Obama impersonator on marijuana policy in his remake of the video for “Why Weed Should Be Legal,” released June 27, 2016. In a blog post of the same day, Tony Newman, director of media relations at the Drug Policy Alliance, wrote, “This epic 10-minute video is both a history lesson and an advocacy tool…”
New York Magazine’s pop culture blog Vulture.com has just completed Stoner Week, a celebration of the myriad ways marijuana has worked itself into entertainment culture. It’s an in-depth, decades-spanning look at the evolution of marijuana in music, television and film.
“All for One” is Addey Lane’s pro-Cannabis movement song kick starting awareness to the fight to legalize cannabis/hemp in pop culture.
Aside from their celebrated music, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have one major thing in common: marijuana. You probably already knew that, but do you know how burning one down can aid their creative process?