Obama Gets More Positive On Legal Marijuana

President Obama Isn't Scared Of Weed

President Obama Isn’t Scared Of Weed

President Obama was interviewed by Vice recently and took further steps toward siding with full legalization.  Or, if you’re biased about the issue, the President clearly supports full legalization!

Ok, so his remarks were more nuanced, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Obama believes it’s inevitable that legalization at the federal level should come some day as more States legalize it locally.  Here are some of his remarks:

“We may be able to make some progress on the decriminalization side,” said Obama. “At a certain point, if enough states end up decriminalizing, then Congress may then reschedule marijuana.”

When one says things like “we should be able to make some progress” that sounds like someone is taking sides on the issue.  You have to commend him for not playing politics in the issue.  Most weak politicians wouldn’t go near the topic in case they upset their constituents.  Oh, right, that pretty much drives all their lame decisions.

Alien Marijuana Coming Our Way?

An Alien Takes A Toke

An Alien Takes A Toke

A college kid from England (okay, he’s a Physics student at Oxford) thinks it may not be long before Alien Marijuana is grown on Mars.  According to Ryan MacDonald, the hydroponics system on the spacecraft could grow interplanetary weed.  MacDonald is a finalist for Mars One mission, which plans on sending a team to Mars.

Wait, before we go any further, there is a hydroponic system on spacecrafts?  How does that even work without gravity?  Certainly would help pass the time up there we suppose.

A Boing Boing blogger tweeted how difficult it would be to spend so much time in space without any weed and MacDonald’s response was swift.  “You’d be amazed at what can be done with the hydroponics bay,” he replied.

Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars.  The group plans to spend 4 people to Mars every two years beginning in 2024.  The group plans to beginning building on Mars in 2018 with unmanned flights.

Ummmmm, pretty cool right?

Cannabis Medicine Taken From School Kid By School

Would you talk back to this teacher?

Would you talk back to this teacher?

According to ABC 7, a 14 year old Jefferson County resident had his cannabis medicine confiscated by his school since it broke federal law. Jack Splitt uses cannabis medicine in the form of oil to treat severe cerebral palsy and dystonia.  He is accompanied by a nurse at school everyday given the severity of his condition.

But, on Monday school officials took Jack’s cannabis medicine citing federal laws that prohibit marijuana use.  “It scares me to death that medicine can be taken away from him, medicine that saves his life,” Jack’s Mom Stacey said.  Without his medicine Jack can’t breathe or walk and succumbs to intense violent muscle spasms.

There is no indication if the Splitt’s will challenge the school about his inability to carry his cannabis medicine on his person.  Perhaps Jack will find a different school that is more understanding.  Maybe he’ll do like half the other school kids in the country and take his medicine behind the bleachers out of sight from his teachers.

Some may find it strange that a state that recently legalized recreational marijuana and medicinal marijuana years ago would be so strict with a clearly disabled kid who benefits from edible marijuana.  But, Colorado is a very conservative State that didn’t pass legalization overwhelmingly.  There are many conservative religious folk in Colorado who oppose the law and believe it could hurt the State’s reputation.

We scratch our heads whenever an event like this happens because the medicine Jack was using didn’t even have enough THC to get him high.  Often its not the THC part of the plant that helps with seizures and other ailments.  According to Jack’s Mom Stacey “Even if my 9-year-old drank a whole bottle of (Jack’s) CBD, his cannabis oil, he wouldn’t get high.”

We can’t imagine this ignorance on the part of the school could last very long…..

 

Cannabis Cup 2015 In Denver – Check Out The Best Concerts To See In Denver

Cannabis Cup 2015 Comes To Denver On 4/20

Cannabis Cup 2015 Comes To Denver On 4/20

Cannabis Cup 2015 is underway and many eyes are looking toward Denver 4/18-4/20 as the marquee Cannabis Cup 2015 event of the year.  There are bound to be countless booths and presentations and then the fun stuff – the awards and networking.  But, there are plenty of other things to do during Cannabis Cup 2015 – like concerts!

Lat year featured Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa and this year there is even more to choose from.

Denver is a great place to catch a live show, from a small seedy venue downtown to Red Rocks in the foothills of the Rockies.  During Cannabis Cup 2015 there are going to be plenty of great acts to check out.  Here is a list of our 5 favorites:

1)  The Disco Biscuits, Red Rocks 4/17/15: Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann of The Grateful Dead join these jam band stalwarts who never disappoint.

2) Matisyahu, Fillmore, 4/20/2015: How did this Brooklyn born orthodox Jew become a pioneer in reggae rap?  He’s sickly talented that’s how.  Check him out and you’ll be downloading all his stuff from iTunes the next day.

3) Snoop Dogg, Soja, NAS, Red Rocks 4/18/15: We saw Snoop at Red Rocks last year and have to admit he was a little flat (didn’t really see the energy).  But, everyone is allowed a rough day and we’re looking forward to Snoop redeeming himself this year.

4) Arcade Fire, Pepsi Center, 4/23/15: Ok, so this one is not on during the Cannabis Cup, but if you can wait three days this show will be more than worth it.  One of the most robust live bands we’ve seen and the authentic energy is infectious.  Years of touring later and this act still loves what it does.

5) Leftover Salmon, Cervantes, 4/20/2015: For jam band fans new to the scene these guys may sound a little tired, but for old schoolers a Leftover Salmon show never disappoints.

Snoop Dogg Cannabis Fund Should Invest In Dankster

Wouldn't You Want To Partner With This Guy?

Wouldn’t You Want To Partner With This Guy?

According to TechCrunch, a Snoop Dogg cannabis fund will invest in cannabis startups.  The round has not been completed and there are few details, beyond the fact that he wants to raise funds, about how much has been raised.

Before we go on, let’s state the obvious.  What better Company for the original OG to invest in than Dankster?  Is Snoop Dogg a true Dankster?  We’ll find out soon…..

In particular, the snoop dogg cannabis fund would be a perfect catalyst for our upcoming video platform Dankster TV, where we’ll produce the best cannabis programming around.

Back to the news – Snoop is looking to raise about $25M in conjunction with his agency for the snoop dogg cannabis fund.  It’s unclear which agency is representing him on this venture, but we believe it is likely WME, which has significant expertise in bridging the gap between the digital and entertainment industries.

We think this is a great idea and a natural fit.  There will undoubtedly be a ton of cannabis companies looking to license the Snoop Dogg brand and align themselves with him in some form.  Snoop will surely get attractive licensing deals in the industry, but why not double down with an equity investment or even seed your own Company?

There is no word on what kind of cannabis companies Snoop the snoop dogg cannabis fund is looking to invest in.  The obvious ones, to us, are cannabis brands that he can license his name to (Snoop Kush for example).  Web companies that focus on the cannabis industry could also scal bigger and quicker than cannabis production companies.  We’ll have to stay tuned to that.

Hey Snoop, invest in Dankster.  We would make great partners. It’s a no brainer bro!!

Why Are Pot Prices In Downtown Denver So Much Higher Than Outside Downtown?

Some Dispensaries Are Looking To Maximize That Profit!

Some Dispensaries Are Looking To Maximize That Profit!

We’ve been hearing from an increasing number of readers that prices for weed in dispensaries located directly in downtown Denver can be as much as double those of dispensaries just a few blocks away.  In some cases it will cost you as much as $140 for a quarter of weed that isn’t even top shelf?

What gives?

Sure, higher rent must have something to do with it, but prices vary so much between dispensaries located not that far from downtown that part of it is likely driven by profit margins.  It makes sense – buyers pay for the convenience of not having to go very far from downtown to buy their weed.  And if you also think about the clientele in the downtown area its probably more “weekend warriors” or business people with families that probably smoke less than, say, the average UC Boulder college student.

Still, double the price just a few blocks away?  We can’t imagine that’s going to last much longer.

Colorado May Take Away Your Pot Candies

potgummiesIf you’re a fan of all things edible and live in Colorado you better start stocking up on those candies, brownies, tootsie rolls, whatever edible you fancy.  That’s because  the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is basically looking to ban all edibles in Colorado.

The agency cites data that indicates that potent edibles are increasingly getting into the hands of children.  Since legalization 9 children have been admitted to the emergency room after mistakenly eating pot edibles.

Honestly, it’s hard to argue with the argument.  Edibles are great, especially for medical users, but selling them as gummy bears or brownies makes it too easy for children to mistake them for sweets.  Maybe the best way to ingest edibles is by pill or something kids do not crave.

 

This Is The Coolest Halloween Costume We’ve Seen Yet

This year we’re guessing there will be a lot of marijuana themed Halloween costumes given all that’s happened with the legalize marijuana movement this year.  Here at Dankster we’re trying to figure out the best costume for “reefer madness.”  An insane guy with a leaf wrapped around him?  No….

Anyway, we’ll figure it out.  But here’s to the most well-planned and funniest costume we’ve seen.  The only question we have is, how do the two people on the end get through doorways?

Who Wouldn't Let These Guys Into Their Party?

Who Wouldn’t Let These Guys Into Their Party?

What’s With The Whole Glass Face Bong Thing?

Glass Face Bong On Display

Glass Face Bong On Display

We’re not sure how long people have been making and using glass face bongs (or mask bongs, whatever you want to call them), but it seems like we’ve been hearing more and more about them recently.  Basically a glass face bong is a glass mask that straps around your face with an opening to your mouth and one to light the weed.

This is probably the most intricate glass face bong we’ve seen.  It certainly looks like it would be fun to try a couple times because who wouldn’t want to tap into their inner space man while sucking down some Kush?

Still, it just seems a bit much to us.  Whatever happended to kicking back and enjoying a nice, good ol fashioned joint?

If you want to see how a regular glass bong is made, check out this clip:

Colorado Police Worried Kids Will Be Given Edibles On Halloween

Colorado police are worried those adorable sour gummy bear edibles will be given to kids on Halloween – either accidentally or intentionally.  With parents hiding bags of gummies and sucking candies in their cupboards it makes sense to us that there should be some extra precautions.

Here’s to hoping Colorado residents will be extra careful and no “pranksters” show up.  It doesn’t help legalization proponents when kids start accidentally eating edibles.  And, more importantly, how would you like to see your kid accidentally eat a cheebah chew?

Check out the video: