So far in 2018, Aretha Franklin, the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, the Temptations' Dennis Edwards, Hugh Masekela, Art Neville, Avicii, John Perry Barlow, Edwin Hawkins and numerous other musicians have passed away.
In 2017, there were 22 celebrities busted for marijuana or other illegal drugs. So far in 2018, there have been 17, including six current or former NFL players, Lenny Dykstra and San Penn's son Hopper.
Now that we have Trump in the White House, the rats are coming out of their holes and looking for places in the new legal cannabis space. That includes Roger Stone, John Boehner, Mike Tyson and Charlie Sheen.
On Sept. 29 in Pawtucket, RI, Recovery Fest 2018, a "drug and alcohol-free music festival," will feature Macklemore and Fitz and the Tantrums, guest speakers, recovery meetings and a job fair. No vaping allowed.
In 1988, I started working for High Times. That lasted nearly 20 years. After leaving HT, I founded CelebStoner. A few years after that I was hired to edit Freedom Leaf. Not bad for a music journalist who started getting stoned in high school.
Check out our exclusive video premiere of Lowdown Brass Band's "We Just Want To Be (The Graduate ReMix)."
Bill Maher is too controversial for the Television Academy, which hands out the annual Emmy awards. For this year's nominations, announced today, Maher's show "Real Time" didn't receive one.
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, the stars of Comedy Central's "Broad City," are lending their support for Cynthia Nixon's campaign to upset incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo in November by giving away a signed bong to one loyal supporter of the actress-turned-politician.