Many of you out there know that I worked for High Times for nearly 20 years, from 1988 to 2007. Towards the end of my run with Trans High Corp. (the parent company), I hatched the idea for CelebStoner.com. That was in 2006.
Vaping is a healthier alternative to traditional forms of marijuana smoking. That’s one of the reasons it's become a mainstream activity. Another is celebs—from Willie Nelson to The Weeknd—advocating their use.
Two years ago, during a visit to Willie Nelson's bus, I asked the legendary singer if he'd back Hillary Clinton's 2016 run for president. "I'd support her in anything she does," he said at the time. But Nelson has yet to officially endorse Clinton.
Willie Nelson's long-awaited branded marijuana products, under the name Willie's Reserve, will debut this month and in August in Colorado and Washington legal-weed stores. To hype the roll-out, he's performing concerts in each state.
Out of the 59 applicants in Hawaii for eight dispensary and cultivation licenses, actor Woody Harrelson wasn't among the eight selected by the Aloha State's health department. The noted hemp activist, who lives on Maui, was hoping to open stores on Oahu in Honolulu County.
One of America's most beloved entertainers, Willie Nelson, turns 83 today. He's been writing songs and performing for seven decades, and is the greatest Top CelebStoner for his unbridled marijuana advocacy.
Chelsea Handler is now on Netflix. Four episodes are available, including "Chelsea Does Drugs," in which she smokes pot with Willie Nelson and experiments with ayahuasca in Peru.
At last night's Democratic candidates' debate, Bernie Sanders made the only reference to marijuana, and it was a powerful one.
The first celebrity to bring his or her branded marijuana strains to the market in 2016 is none other than CelebStoner of the Year Tommy Chong.
Cannabis was in the headlines this year, but a lot of the news was negative, like the defeat of Issue 3 in Ohio, the increase in arrests and the continuation of player suspensions for pot in the NFL. The good news? Bernie Sanders took a stand against prohibition, Jamaica and Delaware removed penalties for possession, and DEA head Michele Leonhart was ousted.