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The best short-ass movies on Prime Video for when you need fast and fun entertainment

The best short-ass movies on Prime Video for when you need fast and fun entertainment

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These days, every time you click the play button on a movie or head to the theater, you're in for the long haul. Need a pee break in the middle of Dune? Better hope you're streaming, or you'll miss something important. Do your eyes hurt halfway through The Irishman? Sucks to suck; pay attention. Are you falling asleep during The Northman? That's what you get for turning 30. Pete Davidson was right: what happened to all the short-ass movies? Well, we found 'em. The best short-ass movies (under 90 minutes) on Amazon Prime Video. Now, you can enjoy a movie without having to dedicate legit hours of your life that you can't get back. You are welcome.1. Shrek Credit: Dreamworks A meme-worthy masterpiece still celebrated 20 ...

From the Archives: Black Sheep on Dope (1982)

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It all began the night the moonmen landed. I was lying on my rack, considering the night’s entertainment options. Crabby could “borrow” the sergeant major’s car again. We could all drop acid, drive up to Disneyland and harass the boots on their first liberty from Camp Pendleton. We could pull up alongside a cadence-calling detail of uniformed gyrenes, lean out the windows and taunt them with such epithets as “Baby killers!” “Murderers!” until they charged after the car down Anaheim Boulevard screaming: “Faggots!” “Hippies!” That was a goof, sure. But it was old hat. We could smoke-bomb the mess hall again. Or we could revive last month’s officer-impersonation craze. Here’s a playback from that scam: “MP shack, Pfc. Jones speaking, sir.” “Pfc. Jones,” I said from a pay phone on bas

6 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

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As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running out of gas, losing a wallet, finally getting to the final destination just to discover that it's closed ... Technology can help. For nearly every stressor that pops up around summer travel, there's an app to help travelers smooth things out. But as for dealing with a dead relative in the back seat? No app for that. Yet. Credit: Mashable composite, Luke Pamer SEE ALSO: The 10 world landmarks that have to be on your bucket list SidekixSidekix is the travel app for perambulators.Users tell

Japanese Ministry of Health to Discuss Medical Cannabis Legalization

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A Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare panel met on May 25 to begin discussions regarding lifting the ban on medical cannabis to benefit patients who suffer from refractory epilepsy. As reported by The Asahi Shimbun, the ministry may revise the current law sometime this summer. Japanese law currently prohibits any possession or cultivation of any part of cannabis, including “the spikes, leaves, roots and ungrown stalk of the cannabis plant.” The Asahi Shimbun references that of the “Group of Seven,” or the seven countries with the most advanced economies, which includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Of these, Japan currently has one of the strictest approaches to cannabis regulation and prohibition. In August 2021, the Ja

Stop complaining about the price of weed. Please.

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Dog, we gotta stop complaining about the price of good weed. It’s killing the value we hold for a plant that was never meant to be cheap. People have dedicated their lives to making sure the world has this medicine. But seeing $3 1g joints and $15 eighths the first time we walked into a dispensary warped shoppers’ minds into thinking the legal industry was here to give us the world’s best cannabis for a couple pennies and a compliment. We developed an entitlement to low prices, versus an appreciation for high quality. Now, as a result, the OG growers that truly know how to produce that top tier stick ‘n stank are being forced to compete in a race to the bottom with corporations that put out some of the most regular degular, cardboard-tasting, no terps, no punch, having ass weed ever. It

Oregon Unveils Rules For New Psilocybin Therapy Program

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Regulators in Oregon have released the first round of rules governing the state’s new voter-approved psilocybin therapy program. The rules, released last week by the Oregon Health Authority, detail various manufacturing requirements and safety procedures, as well as the permissible types of psilocybin products. According to The Oregonian, those are “just the first set of rules for a program set to go into effect in January 2023,” while “rest of the rules will be considered in the fall and adopted by Dec. 31.” Oregon Psilocybin Services, a division within the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division’s Center for Health Protection charged with implementing the new law, provide some context on the new rules in a letter to the public last week. The agency said that it “receiv

Cannabis Reform Bill in South Africa Under Criticism from Unions and Rastas

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It was all supposed to be so easy. The national strategy for the commercialization of the South African cannabis industry was published last year. This February, the president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said in his state of the nation address that development of the hemp and cannabis sector was a major priority for the country because of the economic engine it represents—including creating an estimated 130,000 new jobs. According to Ramaphosa, “We are streamlining the regulatory processes so the hemp and cannabis sector can thrive like it is in other countries such as Lesotho,” he said. “Our people in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and elsewhere are ready to farm with this age-old commodity and bring it to market.” Imagine if President Joe Biden said the same thing? However

New Jersey Recreational Pot Sales Hit $24 Million in the First Month

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New Jersey state officials announced this week that purchases of recreational cannabis hit $24 million in the first month of sales, despite only a dozen stores being licensed to sell adult-use cannabis. The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission, the state’s marijuana regulatory agency, also revealed on Tuesday that six more dispensaries will be authorized to sell recreational cannabis soon, increasing the number of retailers statewide by half. “It’s really only a beginning, and I think it shows that there’s a lot of growth left in this market,” said Jeff Brown, the commission’s executive director. New Jersey voters approved a referendum to legalize recreational cannabis in 2020, and state lawmakers approved legislation to regulate the state’s adult-use market in August 2021. On A

HHC, THC-O, and THC-P: New Compounds in Cannabis

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Remember when the only compound we associated with the hemp plant was cannabidiol (CBD)? While CBD remains a mainstay of countless people’s daily routines, the industry has evolved exponentially in the last several years, and the result has been a market and brands such as Binoid that now offers a wide array of cannabinoids that are both federally legal and rich in must-try properties, with many of them being delightfully psychoactive. Binoid is one of the best brands in the new Delta 8 cannabinoid space. Make sure to check them out and use our code HIGHTIMES25 for 25% off your order and fast, free shipping to the entire United States. Now, let’s shed light on some of these newer cannabinoids and what they can offer. Courtesy of Binoid Where do all of These Awesomely New Cannabino
'Harry's House' finds a home on TikTok

'Harry's House' finds a home on TikTok

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The world is on fire. So much so that TikTok can sometimes feel like an alternate reality. The trends keep trending. The algorithm never stops churning out content onto our feeds. This week, we are all in Harry's House. Harry Styles's latest album is all my FYP can talk about. But he wasn't the only musician going viral on the app; Halsey's exposé of  the music industry’s obsession with TikTok marketing also struck a nerve with users on the platform. But before we get into this week's TikTok trends, this is your reminder to call your senators.Harry's House (Glee Version) On May 20, Harry Styles released his third solo album, Harry's House, and it has since found a home on TikTok. Between thirsty fan edits and track rankings, the 13 tracks on Harry's House are unavoidable on the app. And so