Thursday, February 21Urban Hippie

Author: Jack Morse

So your parents want to get high. Here are 8 YouTube videos that can help.

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows.  So your parents want to get stoned. First of all, and let's all say it together, hell yeah.  However, and this is the tricky part, it's been a while since they've smoked marijuana — if they ever smoked at all — and the weed landscape has changed radically over the last few decades. Thankfully, you, their loving child, are 100 percent here for them. It's time to answer the call and help your parents get appropriately ripped.   Read more...More about Marijuana, Weed, High Tech High, Watercooler, and Other Source: Marshable
These stoner hackers want machine learning to save us from sick weed

These stoner hackers want machine learning to save us from sick weed

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Nothing harshes a good mellow like sick buds. Thankfully, there may one day be an app for that.  Hidden from the hazy Friday afternoon of Las Vegas, tucked away in the basement of the Flamingo casino, a group of likeminded hackers and security researchers gathered to explore "DIY cannabis tech" at DEF CON's Cannabis Village. One researcher in particular, Harry Moreno, told the rather laid-back crowd that he believed that machine learning could one day solve a huge problem for home-grow enthusiasts: determining whether or not, and in what capacity, a marijuana plant is sick. SEE ALSO: The hackers just arrived, and they're already breaking Vegas Read more...More about Marijuana, Machine Learning, Def Con, Tech, and Cybersecurity Source: Marshable
Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

Holding weed? Your Uber driver can get you banned from the app

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Your Uber driver is not your friend. In fact, they may very well be narcing on you right now — and you could get banned from the ride-hail app as a result. The company's Community Guidelines strictly prohibit "bringing open containers of alcohol or drugs into the car," and that apparently includes weed. Marijuana, of course, is recreationally legal in nine states and the District of Columbia, but that doesn't mean Uber is cool with it.  SEE ALSO: Uber employees 'really enjoyed' London play about Travis Kalanick One rider found that out the hard way after he got a notification from the company threatening "permanent account deactivation." The offense? Allegedly bringing some drugs into the vehicle. Read more...More about Uber, Marijuana, Weed, Ride Hailing Apps, and Tech Source: Marsh
Seattle reminds us it's past time to throw out old marijuana convictions

Seattle reminds us it's past time to throw out old marijuana convictions

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Seattle is leading the way.  The city is on the verge of tossing out old convictions for marijuana possession, and with legalization spreading across the country it's past time other cities and states follow suit.  SEE ALSO: America's favorite hypocrite John Boehner will now lobby for marijuana According to The Hill, officials are looking to vacate old possession charges which have dogged 542 people over the years. In a statement, Seattle's Mayor spoke to the necessity of trying to undue the damage wrought by years of failed policy.  “Vacating charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession is a necessary step to correct the injustices of what was a failed war on drugs, which disproportionately affected communities of color in Seattle,” wrote Mayor Jenny Durkan. Read more...More about Mariju