Posts Tagged: pot

Ask Not What Pot Legalization Can Do For You

Jamelle Bouie at Slate responds to the (still-drug-testin') New York Times Legalize It Project with the proposal that pot legalization is an important opportunity to economically remedy the racist social costs of the drug war:

From 2001 to 2010, according to a 2013 report from the American Civil Liberties Union, blacks and whites had roughly equal rates of marijuana use, with small variations from year to year. Among young people ages 18 to 25, usage rates were higher for whites, and overall, more blacks than whites say they’ve never tried marijuana.

Nevertheless, blacks are 3.73 times more likely than whites to be arrested for [...]


My Experience Working at a Marijuana Dispensary

I'm a terrible waitress. I know this because I’ve been fired from every waitressing job I’ve ever had, and this is not a great thing if you’re an unemployed actor who needs a rent-paying gig that offers both flexibility (for auditions) and enough cash to keep you afloat (between acting jobs). It was 2006, and I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. But then a major TV network flew me from New York to Los Angeles to screen test for a sit-com pilot, and I landed at LAX with $500 to my name and a certainty that THIS was the gig that would finally put me on [...]


A Majority of Americans All of a Sudden Like, "Hey, Weed's Pretty Cool"

Via Slate, a new Gallup poll about marijuana, a potent street drug often referred to as "the devil's harvest":

For the first time, a clear majority of Americans (58%) say the drug should be legalized. This is in sharp contrast to the time Gallup first asked the question in 1969, when only 12% favored legalization.

Additionally, the viperous Weed Mania induced by regular marijuana usage may be having an effect on the general population much like the Truth Serums of wizardly yore:

A sizable percentage of Americans (38%) this year admitted to having tried the drug, which may be a contributing factor to [...]


Happy 4/20, Brah

Marijuana is a hot topic today for some reason. We'll join in to remind you of this 2010 New York Times story about the inner workings of legal pot dispensaries. Or how about the history of marijuana laws in the US? Or ladies who might be fun to meet at a party? And Floyd. And croissants. And scene.