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Merry prankster changed famed Hollywood sign to read 'Hollyweed'

Merry prankster changed famed Hollywood sign to read 'Hollyweed'

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UPDATE (1:45 p.m. ET): The tarps have been removed and the sign is back to its boring old self. A prankster in Hollywood must be pretty excited about the state's legalization of marijuana, as they altered the world-famous Hollywood sign to read "Hollyweed."  SEE ALSO: The 9 need-to-know takeaways from your 2017 Golden Globe nominees The incident happened overnight Saturday night into early Sunday morning. I wonder if Snoop Dogg and his crew were behind the Hollyweed sign? pic.twitter.com/2dHAXFBCy3 — Eric Aldridge (@ealdridge1389) January 1, 2017 Sgt. Juneau of the Los Angeles Police Department's Security Services Division told NBC Los Angeles that the vandal, a lone man, was able to alter the two "Os" in the sign using tarps. A closeup photo of the sign showed the tarps used by the DIY
This secretary has no idea that she has a weed pipe on her desk

This secretary has no idea that she has a weed pipe on her desk

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Glass pipes used to smoke cannabis are works of art worthy of being on display. Though sometimes their beauty can distract people from realizing what they're truly intended for. A Twitter user named Ellie was recently visiting her primary care doctor in Greensboro, North Carolina, for a check up when she noticed something peculiar on the secretary's desk.  Image: suppliedIt's a little hard to notice but if you zoom in on the cute glass elephant figurine on her desk you'll notice it's definitely a weed pipe. Image: SUPPLIEDAnd to be fair it's actually a pretty sweet pipe. The mouthpiece is the elephant's trunk and the chamber (where you put the weed) is located on its back.   Read more...More about Marijuana, Funny, Watercooler, and Pics Source: Marshable
Steelers kicker given 'random' drug test after making 6 field goals

Steelers kicker given 'random' drug test after making 6 field goals

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The NFL randomly selected Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell for a drug test on Wednesday morning, but oh, does the timing seem far from "random." Responsible for 18 of his team's 24 points on Sunday, Steelers kicker Chris Boswell pretty much "put the team on his back," as they say. His six field goals mark a career best, which makes this "random" drug test suspiciously not random. SEE ALSO: The real story behind this viral NBA video Boswell tweeted the note taped to his locker, and seemed pretty skeptical.  "Random" drug test 🤔😴 pic.twitter.com/GaZ5lOfb0e — Chris Boswell (@WizardOfBoz09) December 21, 2016 Read more... More about Marijuana, Nfl, Football, Entertainment, and Sports Source: Marshable
Bernie Sanders Urges Federal Regulators to Ease Up on Pot Banking Policies

Bernie Sanders Urges Federal Regulators to Ease Up on Pot Banking Policies

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Photo by JONATHAN ALCORN/AFP/Getty Images Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders along with several other U.S. senators are urging the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to take action to ensure that vendors and suppliers working with legal marijuana businesses do not have their banking services taken away. “The majority of legal marijuana businesses, and businesses that provide services to them, are all but barred from participating in the financial system,” the senators wrote in a letter to FinCEN. “As a result, many legal businesses are forced to operate in cash, which jeopardizes community safety.” The current policy “creates a huge target for criminals,” said the bipartisan group, which included senators Elizabeth Warren (
Weed lovers will find this Reddit gift exchange mixup hilarious

Weed lovers will find this Reddit gift exchange mixup hilarious

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If you're a true Redditor, you know that the r/trees subreddit has nothing to do with oaks, douglas firs or maples. It's a decoy name for people who love a different kind of plant — marijuana, to be exact. One Redditor who participated in the website's annual holiday gift exchange clearly wasn't up to speed. After reading that their exchange partner PaltryPenguinu likes r/trees, the Redditor decided to gift him with a Bonsai tree. SEE ALSO: Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen's mom PaltryPenguin shared a photo of the tree and book he received. Image: PALTRYPENGUIN/REDDIT Read more...More about Christmas, Holidays 2016, Holidays, Secret Santa, and Gift Exchange Source: Marshable
New Marijuana Laws Set For Massachusetts

New Marijuana Laws Set For Massachusetts

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Adults in Massachusetts will be able to puff-puff-pass as they please when the state’s new law recreational marijuana law goes into full effect Thursday. The Question 4 ballot measure passed with 53.6 percent of the vote on Election Day, legally regulating marijuana in a manner similar to the state’s approach to alcoholic beverages. Despite reports of Beacon Hill leaders requesting to make changes to the law, officials were intending to move forward with the legalization process and allow adults to use and grow a certain amount of marijuana beginning Thursday. Lawmakers who oppose the law have been working to implement a larger tax on marijuana sales. However, Question 4’s initial draft already included a 3.75 percent excise tax on retail marijuana along with the creation of a re
Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui arrested for possession of marijuana

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui arrested for possession of marijuana

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Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui was arrested for possession of marijuana.  TMZ reports that the singer was caught with what appeared to be a bag of weed in her carry-on luggage during a secondary search at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. SEE ALSO: Fifth Harmony confess their most embarrassing on-stage moments Fifth Harmony performed in Washington D.C. as part of the Jingle Ball tour on Dec. 12. The band was en route to play a show in Brazil tonight and has made no announcements about a change of plans.  Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Virginia punishable by a $500 fine or 30 days in jail.  Read more...More about Arrest, Celebrities, Pop Star, Fifth Harmony, and Marijuana Source: Marshable
Colorado sold an absurd amount of weed in 2016

Colorado sold an absurd amount of weed in 2016

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Colorado's cannabis enthusiasts are celebrating after a milestone was announced on Monday. In the first 10 months of 2016, the state sold more than $1 billion of recreational and medical cannabis and cannabis-related products, according to data released by the state's Department of Revenue. That is a monstrous amount of weed.  The record number is up from 2015's total annual marijuana revenue of $996 million.  SEE ALSO: Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen's mom Industry attorney Vincente Sederberg told the Cannabist that he believes sales will cross $1.3 billion in 2016. Read more...More about Colorado, Marijuana, Weed, Watercooler, and Conversations Source: Marshable
Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen's mom

Weed dealer makes a smooth save after accidentally texting a teen's mom

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Never, ever switch phone numbers with your mom. A 15-year-old named Christian recently got himself in a sticky icky situation after swapping phone numbers with his mother. Someone didn't get the memo, and unfortunately, that someone was his weed dealer. Christian's sister Anna tweeted out a photo of the exchange, which as an older, wiser sister, she found pretty hilarious. my mom and my little brother switched phones and my mom received this text and I am crying lmaooo pic.twitter.com/eO1PdsvXUw — a nna (@anna5skin) December 2, 2016 "Need bud?" the text said. Christian's mom replied explaining the mishap, but needed some clarification.  Read more...More about Funny, Teen, Marijuana, Watercooler, and Conversations Source: Marshable
This smart home appliance will make it easier to grow weed at home

This smart home appliance will make it easier to grow weed at home

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As cannabis use becomes normalized, the tech industry is finally starting to innovate the seed to weed growing process. A venture capital-backed company called LEAF just announced a new "Plug-N-Plant" grow system on Wednesday, making it easier for consumers to grow their own pesticide-free pot at home without having to maintain it like you would growing it the old fashioned way.  Image: LEAFRecreational marijuana use is now legal in eight states and Washington, D.C., thanks to the recent election, and medical cannabis is allowed in some form in 29 states, returning cannabis as a major cash crop for the United States. In many of these areas and all states where cannabis has been legalized, you're allowed to grow your own pot for your own personal use, but growing weed has its fair sha