It was the highest of times and the lowest of times for Tommy Chong in 2015. While he continued to expand his empire of cannabis products and endorsements, the legendary funnyman fought off another round of cancer with the help of marijuana and surgery. He's our CelebStoner of the Year.
While there wasn't one clear stoner movie favorite in 2015, there were plenty – from "American Ultra" to "Trainwreck" – to choose from.
The State of New South Wales in Australia is under fire for its series of "Stoner Sloth" anti-drug ads, depicting a sloth as a human who's unable to complete basic tasks like passing a salt shaker at a dinner table with its huge claws.
British singer Nellie McKay has a new cause: cannabis. She dresses up in a a pot leaf outfit, goes greenface and even raps in her holiday season video, "Weed (That's All I Want for Christmas)."
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.
Harborside Health Center co-owner Steve DeAngelo brought his book tour to New York Dec. 17 where he did a reading from "The Cannabis Manifesto" at a HighNY-sponsored event.
From the 2013 Broadway production "A Night with Janis Joplin" to Amy Berg's new documentary, "Janis: Little Girl Blue," Janis Joplin continues to be a subject of fascination 45 years after her death at the age of 27.
Bronx-born hip-hop legend KRS-One's 12th album, "Now Hear This," features the song "Drugs Won." "It's crazy how the East Coast considers herb the enemy," he raps. "While every corner in L.A. is a dispensary."
It's three strikes and you're benched in the NBA when it comes to using illegal substances, including cannabis. For Hornet forward Al Jefferson, his third violation has resulted in a five-game suspension, announced Dec. 9.
While the world celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday (Dec 12), it begs the question: Did Ol' Blue Eyes ever smoke the green? When he really had the chance during the marriage to his pot-smoking wife Mia Farrow in the '60s, Sinatra reportedly preferred to get drunk instead.