So far in 2017, several well-known musicians have passed away, including jazz singer Al Jarreau and drummers Butch Trucks (Allman Brothers), Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown), Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) and Jaki Liebezeit (Can).
The International Cannabis Business Conference returned to San Francisco for the third year in a row with another star-studded lineup on Feb. 17. Rocker turned radio and TV host Henry Rollins, former NBA star John Salley and California's "Cannabis Czar" Lori Ajax, were among the speakers.
Willie Nelson won his second Grammy ever for "Summertime: Willie Nelson sings Gershwin" and Ziggy Marley picked up his eighth in the Best Reggae Album category at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards given out Feb. 12.
New York governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Cuomo thinks marijuana should remain illegal in New York State because it "leads to other drugs and there's a lot of truth to proof that that's true."
Ultra-conservative Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the country's next Attorney General by the Senate in a 52-47 vote on Feb. 8. Sessions is noted for saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."
Bob Marley was born 72 years ago on Feb. 6, 1945. We remember the Tuff Gong's great spirit, incredible reggae music and devotion to ganja with this medley of "War" and "No More Trouble."
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's TMobile Super Bowl spot was definitely the stoniest commerical of the night. It referenced a "bag," a "pot" and a "can of this" (get it?).
Roseanne Barr's proposed Santa Ana dispensary, Roseannne's Joint, has gone up in smoke. "It didn't work out for me and the investor," she now says, referring to CalCann Holdings' Aaron Herzberg.
The druggy saga "Moonlight" has garnered eight Academy Award noms. Other CelebStoner Oscar faves include Viggo Mortensen (Best Actor for "Captain Fantastic"), Jeff Bridges (Best Supporting Actor for "Hell or High Water") and Netflix's "13th" (Best Documentary).
Green Bay receiver Geronimo Allison was arrested for marijuana possession in September. The charge was filed in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in December, but was revealed several days before the Packers met the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs on Jan. 15.