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Best of 2021: The CelebStoner Top 21

Here's CelebStoner's Best of 2021 list...

 

Album: "Algorithm"

via Def Jam

Snoop Dogg's latest features his update of "No Bammer Weed" and includes guests like Method Man, Redman and Jane Hancock ("Like My Weed").

 

Athlete: Sha'Carri Richardson

Shar’Carri Richardson on the track

Track star Sha'Carri Richardson was banned from competing in the Summer Games after failing a drug test for THC during the Olympics trials. "Don't judge because I'm human," she said at the time. "I just run a little faster."

 

Book: "Cannabis Grower's Handbook"

Ed Rosenthal and his "Cannabis Grower’s Guide"

This tome from "The Guru of Ganja" Ed Rosenthal is his life's work compiled in 738 pages.

 

Brand: Cookies

Berner and one of the new Cookies stores in Kalamazoo, MI

Berner's Cookies stores are everywhere, from California to Massachusetts. Now, that's our kind of MSO.

 

Bust: Fetty Wap 

Fetty Wap’s mug shot

Of the 11 celebrity busts this year, Fetty Wap's was the most unusual. Federal agents were waiting for him as he arrived to perform at the Rolling Loud festival in New York in October. Charged with distributing and possessing a large amount of controlled substances (heroin, fentanyl, cocaine), he was released on $500,000 bond.

 

CelebStoner: Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence in "Dont Look Up" and with a joint in Hawaii.

Not only does Jennifer Lawrence light up in Don't Look Up, she smoked before acting in a scene with Meryl Streep to get into her stony astronomer chartacter.

 

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Dispensary: Fluent

One of Fluent’s medical strains

Primarily based in Florida with nearly 30 stores, Fluent is giving Trulieve a run for the cannabis money with their craft flower and inclusive corporate culture.

 

Documentary: "Lady Buds"

A female cultivator in "Lady Buds"

Chris J. Russo's film arrived as Califiornia growers are fighting for their lives in a difficult legal market. She profiles seven women in cannabis.

 

Edible: Infused Seltzers

The popular Cann seltzers

Everyone's drinking them and celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Rosario Dawson are investing in infused seltzer companies like Cann. 

 

Events: MJBizCon/MJ Unpacked

MJBizCon 2021 (image via Mg Magazine)

It was the week that was in Las Vegas in October when the two mega shows took place back to back, with more than 20,000 attending. 

 

Movies: "The Matrix Resurrections"/"Dune"

Neo (Keanu Reeves) contemplates which pill to take in "The Matrix Resurrections."

Coming to theaters and Netflix on Dec. 22, this fourth Matrix chapter promises to be a stunning as its predecessors. The remake of Dune was also cause for cinematic joy. 

 

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News Story: New York Legalizes It!

Senataor Chuck Schumer spoke at the NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally exactly one month after legalization passed in New York. (CelebStoner photo)

In March, New York joined the other states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. It happened as then Governor Andrew Cuomo was being charged with sexual harassment. It was the perfect storm

 

Passings: DMX/Charlie Watts/Eddy Lepp

DMX 1970-2021

The hip-hop world lost one of its leaders in DMX and rock fans lamented the passing of the great Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts. In the cannabis community, longtime activist Eddy Lepp succumbed to cancer.

 

Podcast: "Psychoactive"

Ethan Nadelmann hosts "Psychoactive."

Former Drug Policy Alliance director Ethan Nadelman interviews all the important players in cannabis, psychedelics and harm reduction via this podcast on iHeartRadio.

 

Popular Post: Spencer Boston

Spencer Boston’s mug shot and him lighting a joint in court.

Spencer Boston caught people's attention in 2020 when the Tennessee stoner lit up in court to protest his marijuana bust. In 2021, he died in a car accident almost a year after his court stunt. RIP Spencer.

 

Product: Dogwalkers

These mini-joints are perfect for a walk around the block with Phido. They're currently available at shops in Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada and Virginia. 

 

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Psychedelic: Ketamine

The Ketamine molecule

After years of being used in clubs, ketamine is being harnessed to therapeutically battle depression, PTSD and other mental problems. K-clinics are opening all over the country. 

 

Song: "Stoned at the Nail Salon"

Lorde live and with her fennel pipe

This number from Lorde appears on her album, Solar Power. She also smoked out of a fennel pipe in the "Solar Power" video. 

 

Strain: Ice Cream Cake

The top strain of 2021

According to Leafly, Ice Cream Ice Cream Cake (Wedding Cake x Gelato #33) ranks as the No. 1 harvest strain of 2021. This heavyweight helps with with pain, sleep and anxiety.

 

Trend: Prerolls

Torpedo’s infused preroll

Prerolled joints shaped like spliffs or cones have become as ubiquitous as vape pens a few years ago. They can be simple joints or encrustred with kif and other concentrates that go for hefty prices like $59 each. 

 

TV Show: "The Freak Brothers"

The Freak Brothers: Franklin, Phineas and Freddy (image via Tubi)

This flashback to the '70s comic strip on Tubi features Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman and Tiffany Haddish voicing the main characters. It's a hoot.

 

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.