Produced by Michael Zaytsev and High NY, the NYC Cannabis Film Festival consisted of 15 shorts and two features, along with plenty of pizza and medicated popcorn.
Due to "violent crime and gang activity," the U.S. State Department warns people from traveling to five Mexican states (Colima, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas) and suggests people reconsider visiting 11 others.
The hot Netflix series "Murder Mountain" takes viewers to California's Humboldt County, where marijuana cultivation is a way of life. When a grower is killed, locals team up to find out whodunit.
In 2018, there were 20 celebrities busted for marijuana or other illegal drugs, including seven current or former NFL players, Daz Dillnger, Lenny Dykstra, Artrie Lange and San Penn's son Hopper.
In 2018, more than 70 popular musicians passed away, including Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, the Cranberries' Dolores O'Riordan, the Temptations' Dennis Edwards, Jefferson Airplane's Marty Balin, the Buzzcocks' Pete Shelley, Hugh Masekela, Charles Neville, Avicii, Roy Hargrove, Cecil Taylor, John Perry Barlow and Edwin Hawkins.
As usual, there were plenty of films that featured marijuana and other drugs this year, from stoner comedies ("Super Troopers 2") to dank dramas ("White Boy Rick") to enlightening documentaries ("Weed the People"). Here are our Top 30.
We've got Phish CDs, "The Big Lebowski" 20th Anniversary edition, Hemplogy pet treats, Irie CBD pain cream, AccuVape's Dragon X portable vape, Tribe Toke's Flip Battery, Jane West's glass collection, "Freedom Leaf" subscriptions and Cheech & Chong and Marijuana Policy Project t-shirts. It's never late to purchase these items.
The Jewish holiday Hanukkah begins Sunday night and continues for eight days. Abby Dorsey (a.k.a. MC Flow) sends up the festive occasion with her rap song, "Pot in the Latkes," about cannabis-infused potato pancakes. Also watch Adam Sandler's "The Chanukah Song" and the lighting of the cannabis menorah.