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REEFER MADNESS: Old Hollywood Stars Who Danced With Mary Jane!


REEFER MADNESS: Old Hollywood Stars Who Danced With Mary Jane!


April 21, 2016

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It’s no secret that the world was a little less productive than normal yesterday. April 20th – or, 4/20–  has quickly become the poster-boy of counter-culture Holidays. One that is so widely known, Canada chose yesterday to announce they would be legalizing marijuana in spring of 2017.  Yep, this was an official announcement.

But as modern as pot-culture seems to be – that isn’t quite the case. We’re going back before teenagers hid behind portables, before hippies sat in friend circles. Many of your favourite stars of yesteryear were chummy with the friendly stranger – some even caught red-handed, and charged criminally with the substance. Check out our list of stars below!


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Bing Crosby

Famous, Fifties Crooner Bing Grosby was secretly packing his pipe with wacky tobbacy, it seems. Crosby was introduced with the herbal remedy way back in the 20’s (before it was made illegal in 1927) by jazz legend Louis Armstrong. A Pocketful of Dreams quotes Bing’s eldest son, Gary, as saying “If you look at the way he sang and the way he walked and talked, you could make a pretty good case for somebody who was loaded. Gary also explained how sometimes, when marijuana was mentioned to Crosby,  “…he’d get a smile on his face. He’d kind of think about it and there’d be that little smile.”

Crosby was reluctant to publicly admit whether he continued to use cannabis, he wasn’t one to shy away from telling the media he thought it should be legalized. In numerous interviews during the 1960s-70s, he was forthright in saying the plants’ use should be decriminalized.



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Marilyn Monroe

After  a  video surfaced  in 2009, showing the Hollywood starlet purportedly smoking marijuana with friends in a New Jersey home, the world speculated if Marilyn truly participated in a puff puff pass. The film, which was shot in 1958 or 1959, shows Monroe sitting on a couch with what looks to be a joint in her hand. After a cut, the person sitting next to Monroe passes her the alleged joint from which she inhales.

While impossible to say for certain that she’s smoking marijuana in the clip, it certainly does look like it – Marilyn is all grins and giggles throughout the video.




Tony Curtis

Famous Fifties Heartthrob and father of actress Jamie Lee Curtis was no stranger to the green herb. He was famously arrested for possession of cannabis at London’s Heathrow Airport in 1970.  And, in an interview with People magazine in 1980, he reminisced: “I used to smoke marijuana, years ago.”



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Fred Astaire

The Famous Feet of famous actor and dancer Fred Astaire may have been fuelled by a little green plant, it seems. Actress Petula Clarke, who appeared alongside Astaire in the 1968 film Finian’s Rainbow, outed the actor in 2012. In an interview with the BBC, she said ‘…there was a lot of flower power going on!’ when asked about drug use between her and her co-stars.



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Ava Gardner

It was revealed in the book Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations, that the sultry starlet was no stranger to Mary Jane’s advances.  Ava is quoted as saying, “I adored him. He was outrageous,” of Robert Mitchum, who turned her on to marijuana on the set of “My Forbidden Past” in 1951. “[I]n front of reporters, he’d call to his makeup man: ‘Hey, bring me some of that good shit, man.’..”



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Dalton Trumbo

Oscar winning Screen-writer Dalton Trumbo is more famous for being blacklisted than being a pot head. But he was outed in an October 2007 article in the New Yorker by Steve Martin, who says that he saw Trumbo “…sorting the seeds and stems from a brick of pot..” during the 1970s while he was dating Trumbo’s daughter Mitzi.

Ever Wondered Why 420 Is Every Stoner’s Favourite Number? Here’s The Interesting Story Behind It

 420 is the fabled code for weed among potheads – a universal, unofficially recognised number for the use and enjoyment of marijuana. Hidden in tattoos, wrapped in T-shirt designs, this cannabis code is often slipped into popular movies, television shows and mainstream settings. For instance, some of the clocks in the movie Pulp Fiction are set to 4.20.

As a matter of fact, April 20 (4/20) is observed as the unofficial day to celebrate cannabis. 

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

However, the origin of 420 revolves around more myths than facts. There are a lot of crazy stories about the origins of 420.

It is not the number of active chemical compounds in cannabis because there are reportedly 315 chemicals in it.

Source: www.washingtontimes.com

Nor is it a police code for marijuana violations (in America) or a reference to a Bob Dylan song, Rainy Day Women #12 & 35.

Source: www.bobdylan.com

And it is certainly not the day Bob Marley died, nor is it the day he was born. In addition, it is not the date that Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, or Janis Joplin died.

Source: http://www.pigeonsandplanes.com

But why the number 420? Where did it actually come from? The term, although, known worldwide, apparently has more simple origins.

In the 1971, a group of five friends at San Rafael High School who called themselves the “Waldos” coined the term “420” to mean various things in regards to marijuana. However, the actual reason the Waldos used the number is because 4:20 was the time they would meet each day to go looking for a legendary lost marijuana crop near the Point Reyes Coast Guard Station.

Source: http://www.sfevergreen.com

It turns out that 60s American rock band, Grateful Dead, is also involved. One of the Waldos’ brothers was the friend of the band’s and another’s father did their real estate. This gained the young men access to the band’s inner circle, thus making their catchphrase popular among the members and their fans.

Source: en.wikipedia.org

The Waldos even had an original 420 flag, emblazoned with a large cannabis leaf – indicating a meaning behind 420. It was made by a friend of The Waldos in the school arts & crafts class and styled in batik print.

Source: http://www.420waldos.com

Convinced? No?

Many of their personal letters to each other have been preserved as documents referring to ‘Waldo’ and using ‘420’ in cannabis context from early 1970s.

In this one, Waldo Dave refers to his/Waldo association with the Grateful Dead and signs off with a little 420 reference. 

Source: http://www.420waldos.com

So, there you have it, the whole story behind how “420” became synonymous with the culture of “pot”.

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Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)

Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)
Cannabis Stash (2700 Years Old)

The world’s oldest weed stash was found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert in 2008.

Nearly two pounds of the still-green plant material was found. A barrage of tests proved the marijuana possessed potent psychoactive properties and casts doubt on the theory that the ancients only grew the plant for hemp in order to make clothing, rope and other objects.

Yes, they used it for getting high too.

The stash was found lightly pounded in a wooden bowl in a leather basket near the head of a blue-eyed Caucasian man who died when he was about 45. Researchers believe he was a shaman from the Gushi people, who spoke a now-extinct language called Tocharian that was similar to Celtic.

What is still in question is how the marijuana was administered, since no pipes or other objects associated with smoking were found in the grave. It is currently believed it was ingested orally or fumigated. (Source)

The same creators of “Grandmas Smoking Weed For The First Time” have released another epic video, this time featuring three cops.



Credit: hauraki.co.nz

If there’s anything you watch today, let it be this.

Not too long ago a video featuring three grandmas smoking pot for the first time went viral, and now the same creators who produced that sensation are back with something that might even be better. Not only is the following video entertaining, it’s incredibly informative.

All three of these retired officers (whom haven’t smoked since before being an officer) speak about their thoughts on the legalization of marijuana. One even says that while on the force, he never busted anyone for possession of pot. He states that he threw a lot of stashes away in front of those with possession, as he felt that to be a better deterrent for smokers than any criminal proceedings.

As you’ll see below, all three ex-cops seem to have enjoyed their experience. One’s headache even receded after smoking! Unanimously, they all agree they would partake again.


Man Wearing ‘Seriously I Have Drugs’ Shirt Arrested on Drug Charges


Man Wearing ‘Seriously I Have Drugs’ Shirt Arrested on Drug Charges

Pasco County Sheriff’s Office via 97X WXLP

Florida man, John Balmer, was arrested at a Kmart in Hudson, Florida, on Monday.

During his arrest, police noticed Balmer’s shirt, which read: “Who needs drugs” in all caps. Underneath that, it read: “No, Seriously, I have drugs”.

And seriously, he did, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. They then posted a photo of Balmer in the shirt on their Facebook page. 

According to FOX 13 in Tampa Bay, Balmer tried handing a bag containing a “green leafy substance” to another Kmart customer once he saw police enter the store.

That super smart person decided not to take the suspicious object from a stranger.

Balmer then walked to the register, put the baggy on the ground, and paid for his items.

The deputy checked the bag and found marijuana and methamphetamine. The witness confirmed it was the bag Balmer tried to hand off, according to the report.

Balmer was arrested and booked on charges of possession of meth and marijuana.

Maybe he’ll get a new shirt, “Who needs jail” and under it “No seriously, I’m in jail.”

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the united states of weed

the united states of weed

The United States
of Weed


With a slew of polls now showing that most Americans think pot should be taxed and regulated like alcohol, it’s likely only a matter of time before legalization sweeps the nation.

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The Culture High

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Check out “The Culture High – Trailer” by Adam Scorgie on Vimeo.

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Journeying across the North American landscape, The Culture High is the riveting story that tears into the very fiber of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing pot laws. With budgets to fight the war reaching billions and arrests for simple possession sky rocketing to nearly a million annually, the debate over marijuana’s legality has reached epic proportions. Utilizing the quirky yet profound nature of its predecessor, The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, The Culture High raises the stakes with some of todays biggest names, unprecedented access to footage previously unobtainable, and incredibly moving testimonials from both sides of the spectrum. Top celebrities, former undercover agents, university professors and a slew of unforgettable characters from all points of view come together for an amusing yet insightful portrait of cannabis prohibition and the grasp it has on society as a whole. The Culture High will strip search the oddity of human nature and dare to ask the question: What exactly is going on here?

Drug Suspect Brought 50 Grams Of Pot To Court


Drug Suspect Brought 50 Grams Of Pot To Court: Cops

Posted: 10/03/2014 1:09 pm EDT Updated: 10/03/2014 1:59 pm ED
 Let’s be blunt: If you’re appearing in court on a drug charge, it might be a good idea to leave your marijuana at home.

Police for the New Jersey Port Authority said Richard Thompson didn’t do that.

Investigators allege he had 50 grams of pot in his backpack when he showed up at the Fort Lee Municipal Court Thursday morning.

Thompson, 32, of Stamford, Connecticut, was arrested in May at the George Washington Bridge on charges of driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and having marijuana in his car, NJ.comreports.

He was in court to answer to those charges, and went through the normal security screenings.

While he was being searched, officials allegedly found 50 grams of marijuana,two packages of rolling papers and an unrolled cigar wrapper commonly re-used to smoke marijuana, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo told NorthJersey.com.

Thompson was arrested on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges. The arresting officer, Steve Pisciotta, is the same cop who arrested Thompson on marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges back in May, according to the Cliffview Pilot.


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