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Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipes Ad

In a send-up Matthew McConaughey's Lincoln ad, Tommy Chong takes a lonely drive, just him and a joint. Until that bull shows up on the road. It's a clever campaign to promote one of the pot-comic's latest endeavors: Tommy Chong's Smoke Swipes.

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The Top 10 Marijuana News Stories of 2014

It was another fabulous year for pot legalization, decrim and medical marijuana. The New York Times came over to our side, Maureen Dowd got stoned, weed arrests continued to go down and Tommy Chong danced with the stars.

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Michael Keaton Flies High in 'Birdman'

Winner of the Golden Globe and Spirit Award for Best Actor for "Birdman," Michael Keaton plays a schizophrenic theater director who, at one point, tokes a joint after a tense argument with his daughter.

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'Saturday Night Live' Memories

During the "Saturday Night Live" 40th Anniversary show on Feb. 15, Tina Fey joked on "Weekend Update," "Also joining us, one of the show's original producers: cocaine." I once did coke with original cast member Garrett Morris and interviewed John Belushi.

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DC Bans Pot Clubs, Activists Threaten Protest

A battle is shaping up in Washington, DC over the City Council's decision to ban marijuana use in bars and at private events. Initiative 71 supporters say they may protest the decision with a massive smoke-out on Apr. 20.

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Where Not to Go in Mexico: The 16 Most Dangerous States

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.

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Speedball Caused Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death

Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment with a needle in his arm on Feb. 2. The eclectic actor co-starred in "The Big Lebowski" and 60 other films. He was 46.

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'The Interview' Gets Limited Release

More than 300 indie theaters stepped up and started showing "The Interview" on Christmas Day. The controversial comedy earned $1 million at the box office after one day in theaters.

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