Spring brings showers and flowers, new TV shows and old. A couple of popular series, "Mad Men" and "Californication," made last laps, while many others returned for new seasons.
Bob Weir's much publicized fall at a Furthur show in April 2013 fueled questions about his health. Now he's cancelled all summer tour dates. "I'm doing fine," Weir says. "Taking some time off, which I haven’t done in 50 years."
There are now 10 states that have legalized marijuana recreationally (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 15 more with decriminalization laws and 46 with medical-marijuana laws.
From June to September, weekend-long music festivals feature major headliners and mid-level acts on multiple stages. While most are jamband-oriented, reggae and EDM fests are popular as well.
We test-toke two Atmos pens and one each from Delta 9, Square Smoke and White Rhino. Three are compatible with dried marijuana and two are portable dabbers for oil and wax.
Mark A. R. Kleiman's company, BOTEC Analysis, has been hired by Washington's Liquor Control Board to help the state draft rules and regulations for its legal marijuana system.
Since 1969, Willie Nelson has played one guitar, and one guitar only - a Martin N-20 he named Trigger after Roy Rogers' horse. "I figured," Nelson says, "this is my horse." Watch Rolling Stone's video tribute to Trigger.
In her new magazine "Goop," Gwyneth Paltrow says about marijuana, "I've tried it, and yes I inhaled!" She joins Amanda Seyfried, Kelly Clarkson, Jane Fonda and Stevie Nicks on this list.
Persil ProClean's Super Bowl LII ad, Quiznos' Burning Man parody, Ben & Jerry's 420 BRRR-ito, Testament's Chuck Billy for Lord Vapor Pens, Jeff Goldblum for Apartments.com, Waka Flocka Flame for Pine Brothers, Stephen Colbert for Wonderful Pistachios and Taco Bell's Slippery Slope.
Now that Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana, Pres. Obama is softening up about pot. He made light of his college use at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.