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Facebook shows how AI bans the only thing people actually want more of on Facebook: Weed

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Mike Schroepfer knows a dank nug when he sees one.  The chief technology officer at Facebook took the stage on the second day of the social media company's annual developer conference in San Jose to talk about machine learning, marijuana, and making sure you don't get your grubby little hands on any of that sticky icky. That's right, the greatest minds in the Valley are spending their most productive years making sure you can't buy THC Rice Krispies treats via their "private social platform."  SEE ALSO: Facebook wants you to forget about its Clear History feature Of course, this being F8, Schroepfer was making a larger point about how the service's artificial intelligence tools have improved in their ability to identify and remove content that violates Facebook's policies. Content, he expl

If you've thought about driving while high, let this hilarious video convince you it's not worth it

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When it comes to drug use, some public service announcements try scaremongering or preachiness, or a combination of both, to make their case. (Remember the sizzling egg in a pan from "this is your brain on drugs"?)  But a new PSA about driving while high skips right over fear and goes straight to humor. The video's hero, a young man first seen smiling in a haze of smoke, is asked to chop a pineapple by his girlfriend. He imagines the dangerous hijinks that would ensue and politely replies, "Nope, I'm high. How 'bout I wash off the grapes?" He comes to a similar conclusion when she proposes driving to get tacos and he can't even catch the car keys she tosses his way.  Read more...More about Marijuana, Psa, Ad Council, Social Good, and Health Source: Marshable

Seth Rogen reveals how often he's high while filming, and oh boy

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It's no secret that Seth Rogen likes to smoke weed. But, precisely how often is he high when filming movie scenes?  The answer? All the time. Like, literally 100 percent of the time.  "I smoke weed all day every day of my life," Rogen told Stephen Colbert.  Obviously the question Colbert then asked was: "Have you ever performed or like, acted high?" "For the last 20 years exclusively," Rogen replied.  Essentially, if you're watching a scene with Seth Rogen acting in it, there's a "100 percent" chance he's acting while high, he says.  Good to know! Read more... More about Stephen Colbert, Weed, Seth Rogen, Culture, and Drugs Source: Marshable

4/20 isn't just a 'stoner' holiday. It's an opportunity for activism.

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At my college, 4/20 was marijuana Christmas. Every year at that time, people would go outside, put on their worst possible pants, turn up the jam band radio stations (String Cheese Incident, baby!!!), and smoke up. As much as I loved seeing my fellow classmates roll down grassy hills, the 4/20 of 2019 has become more than a traditional stoner's holiday. It's also an incredible opportunity to advocate on behalf of legal marijuana, whether for medical or recreational purposes. Want proof? Just browse through some of the material under the #Happy420 Twitter hashtag. With multiple Democratic presidential candidates now pushing for the full or partial legalization of marijuana, 2019 has already been a banner year for the legal weed movement. Read more...More about Marijuana, Culture, Marijuana ...

This pricey CBD sheet mask is a fun skincare one-off

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Beboe Therapies High-Potency CBD Face Mask $78 for 5 View Product The Good Pleasant • botanical smell • Easy to use • Immediate glow-y results The Bad Expensive • Curls at the sides during use The Bottom Line This CBD mask is fun as a luxurious one-off, but its high price makes it difficult to incorporate into a regular skincare routine. 👑 Mashable Score 3.25 ✨Aesthetic 4.0 💅Easy to use 4.0 🎯Delivers on promise 3.0 💵 Bang for the Buck 2.0 The internet is so full of CBD content these days that Lord Jones peppermint tincture is practically oozing from its pores. Now, the (non-psychoactive) cannabinoid is increasingly showing up in beauty products, including mascara, serums, and body soaps. Read more...More about Reviews, Cannabis, Skinc

Is it OK to be 420 friendly on main?

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It's 4/20 baby!!! It's Saturday, you're lit, brain perfectly calibrated to toasted, sparking your joy, blowing smoke rings so on point it feels criminal not to share on your Instagram story. But something stops you from posting. And it probably sounds like the voice of your D.A.R.E. teacher yelling about how posting pictures of pot online can get you arrested and ruin your career. "Even if you just post one picture, it comes back," said Anjela, who is very much not a D.A.R.E. teacher. Preferring to keep her full name separate from her online weed-sona, she's better known as Koala Puffs, a weedfluencer with over half a million Instagram followers.  Read more...More about Twitter, Marijuana, Culture, Elon Musk, and Social Media Source: Marshable

Make your own weed butter with the Levo I — on sale for the first time ever

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Been thinking about making your own CBD gummies? It's easier than you think. The Levo I is a DIY oil and herb infuser that sits right on the counter. (When your mom comes over, she'll just think it's a coffee maker). And it's never been on sale — until now.  Using code MASHABLE10, you can save 10% with and get it for just $134. That's over $200 less than its big brother, the Levo II. The code only works through April 30, and a sale probably won't happen again any time soon — so be quick. (You can thank the power of 420 for this deal.) Of course, it's not just for edibles and other weed-enhanced goodies. The team at Levo has compiled a list of their best recipes, from plant-based mac and cheese and peanut butter dog treats to DIY lip balm and exfoliating coffee body scrub. If you've always