Posts Tagged ‘Weed’

NASA discovers new planet covered with marijuana

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

NASA has announced this morning that they have discovered a planet completely covered with marijuana, a discovery that has completely taken scientists by surprise. Planet X637Z-43, discovered using NASA’s Kepler satellite, would also allegedly be one of the very few planets potentially habitable according to NASA experts, who have detected sufficient levels of oxygen and

Source: NASA discovers new planet covered with marijuana

First Marijuana Vending Machines Go Live In Seattle

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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Weed history is being made in Seattle: the first vending machines to dispense marijuana flower buds debuted Tuesday.

The machines, called ZaZZZ, are being placed in medical pot dispensaries, which helps to verify customer’s age and identity since medical marijuana cards are required to enter the centers, said Greg Patrick, a spokesman for the maker of ZaZZZ, American Green.

Though vending machines appeared for the first time in Colorado last year, those sold only edibles, or cannabis-infused foods, and not the plant’s flower buds that are so often associated with smoking pot.

“It’s historic, there’s just no other way to state it. We saw the repeal of prohibition in the early 20th century and the mark that made on our country and the companies that did it right,” Patrick said. “We’re in that stage. This will only happen once in our country’s history, the repeal of this prohibition.”

The machines have a touchscreen where buyers can make orders, play video games and read medical information about the products. They swipe their medical marijuana IDs or driver’s licenses to make sure they can legally purchase the goods and must pay in cash or bitcoin since the federal government doesn’t allow debit or credit cards to be used in the sale of marijuana.

Like machines that dispense soda or snacks, ZaZZZ intends to speed up the distribution for those who don’t want to wait in a line at the dispensary.

Former employees of NYC restaurant suing for allowing rappers to smoke weed

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

A lot music artists are known for having a penchant for taking tokes of the marijuana smoke. One upscale New York City eatery is being sued by four former employees because of their relaxed views on weed.

According to legal documents, Philippe Chow‘s Philippe is known as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city. They’ve served guests including RihannaKanye West, and Jay-Z. Celebrities love the spot for the cuisine and their private basement dining area. The employees suing the restaurant say the owners of the establishment constantly allow rappers to light up whenever they eat in the basement “which exposed them to smoke from a harmful and illegal substance.”

One employee alleged the owners of Philippe fired him after he made a complaint about not being able to breathe while serving high-end patrons in the basement. He also cited the fact he made a grievance about going home to his wife and child smelling of the herbal medicine. The other employees claim they saw a severe reduction of shifts because they joined a separate lawsuit where they claimed they weren’t being tipped out properly and weren’t being paid for working overtime. All four of the plaintiffs are suing for unspecified damages.

#EPIC FAIL FILES: Man pocket dials 911 ….. during a discussion about weed (they can hear him now)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

COVINGTON, LA (AP) – A Covington man was arrested after he accidentally pocket-dialed 9-1-1, allowing police to overhear a conversation about smoking marijuana.

Officers said they listened as 21-year-old Jared Schlore argued with his girlfriend.  As the dispute escalated, police reported hearing discussions about marijuana.

Police traced the phone to a parked vehicle near Louisiana Highway 25.

Officers arrived while the dispatcher continued to listen to the conversation and update police. When police found the pair in a pick-up truck, the dispatcher could hear the officers’ voices onthe phone.

Police said that confirmed Schlore was the unintentional caller.  Police said they found marijuana and pipes in the vehicle.

Schlore was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Men Caught Smoking Weed During Traffic Stop

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Moral of This Story? At least wait until the cops leave before smoking

The only excuse The Heat Magazine can think of to explain this story is that these two were high.

Vermont State Police stopped a car being driven eratically.  After pulling over the vehicle just after midnight, they discovered that its driver, 30-year old Scott Patterson, appeared intoxicated.  He was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.  His blood alcohol content was reportedly 0.187 percent.   But the story gets better.

Police allowed Patterson’s 3 passengers to wait for a ride to pick them up and while doing so, noticed that 2 of the 3 passengers, 30-year old Kris Richards and 31-year old Jason Beyor, were smoking marijuana. Beyor was issued a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court on suspicion of possessing marijuana.