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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The possible future Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has his own knock-off Zig-Zag rolling paper brand until Mar. 21. Toronto's Vapor Central has been asked to stop selling them.
Reviewed: The Crafty from Storz & Bickel (of Volcano fame), Atmos' Boss and Arizer's Air Portable.
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.