Top Shelf Picks: The Favorite Strains Of Our Favorite Rappers

 
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The world of weed is as extensive and diverse as the world of hip-hop. Hundreds of new strains are developed each year and for decades people have attempted to fuse their favorite strains together to create their own personal blend. All in all, strain matters. There are a lot of factors that go into picking your passion. This week, we’ve looked into some of our favorite rappers and what strains they love to puff the most.


Hailing from sunny California, is the “King of Weed,” Schoolboy Q. The rapper’s home state is most accommodating when it comes to providing a high quality variety of strains to select. Schoolboy dropped a verse, or two, in regards to his love for "OG Kush". Although, his standalone strain, “Soul Assassin OG,” with it’s citrusy aromas is a surefire knockout when it comes to clearing your headspace.


Next on our list is the suavest in the room, Ty Dolla $ign. Ty is known for having that immaculate rasp in his voice when he sings; perhaps we can thank his affiliation with weed for his unique sound. Admittedly, Ty burns through almost an ounce every day or two. Recently, he has taken a liking to a strain that tests up to 20% THC called, “King Louis XIII OG Kush”, a spicy-sweet aroma known to help with insomnia, which explains why Ty always seems too sleepy.


Of course we have to add Harlem-rapper and Cinematic signee, Smoke DZA. According to Dza, "OG Kush" is the wave when it comes to top tier bud, DZA boasts that it’s the most potent strain he’s come across. While it can help with minor health problems such as migraines and ADHD, DZA has explained that plainly put, he just loves it.


Famed Def Squad emcee and Newark native, Redman, has always been known to spark one up. Redman tends to stick to sativa-dominants because it’s always good to stay on your toes in the big city. "Blue Dream," a hybrid between "Haze" and "Blueberry" genetics seems to be Redman’s favorite go to strain.


Since the early 2000’s Tunechi has been known extensively for his smoking habits. We’ve always wondered what the famed New Orleans emcee is smoking on? There have been several occasions that the rapper’s made a shoutout to "Grape Kush", a hybrid coined by DJ Short. "Grape Kush" has a lot of different characteristics but most notably euphoric head effects and productive energy.


Shout out Atlanta’s own emcee Killer Mike! Known for his political activism and his work as one half of the rap duo Run The Jewels alongside Brooklyn’s El-P. While Mike continues to give valuable insight into the world of politics, he's also an avid weed smoker and advocates for legalization. Depending on the country he’s in, Killer Mike is known to either toke up on "Jack Herer" in Canada (sativa-dominant strain) or he’ll kick back in Atlanta with his hometown favorite, "Sour Diesel."

Our Favorite Celebs Who Are Unlikely Weed Enthusiasts

 
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Over the past several years we've seen many A-list celebs cozying up to cannabis culture. As the weed industry continues to grow, the famed and fortuned have expressed their love of our favorite flower. We already know the cannabis figureheads in their own right: Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Seth Rogen and Wiz Khalifa among others - now shifting focus on the subtle celebrity members of the pot community that you might not know about? We’ve compiled a small list of our favorites.


First we’d like to tip our hats to the man who made it possible for the majority of you to read this article on your phones or computers, the late-great Steve Jobs. While Jobs has been quoted regarding his use of LSD as a young man, citing it as "one of the most important things" he ever did in his life. Steve was also known for his affinity for pot brownies and an occasional toke up in his early years. There have been a number of articles written to date that question whether weed and LSD contributed to his astounding success.


Hollywood is where you’ll find more big screen stars such as cannabis connoisseur, Whoopi Goldberg, and space cowboy, Matthew McConaughey. Our favorite celebrity with a plethora of weed tales is Hollywood’s favorite Texan, Woody Harrelson. Woody said in an interview with Vulture that he had given up smoking weed for good after years of “partying too hard” we’re still happy to say that Woody’s still a member of The Smokers Club.


Honorable mention goes to America’s golden boy Brad Pitt. There are lengthy accounts of Pitt’s relationship with weed, the actor says he’s always had an intense affair with Mary Jane. While never being known for smoking on set, Pitt’s co-workers and co-stars have admitted countlessly to sharing a joint or two with the actor - who is a self-proclaimed “artist” when it comes to rolling up. While he’s recently tuned down his affiliation with the drug because of his kids. We’ll certainly always anticipate to see a slightly glaze over Pitt’s ever-squinty eyes.


Another low-key weed fanatic who is best known for her groundbreaking musical career is unconventional songstress, Lady Gaga. Gaga once said that she has to be high, to be creative. According to sources, Gaga smoked up to 15 joints a day - you go, Gaga! In an interview with Elvis Duran on the Z100 Morning Show, Gaga mentioned a point in time where she was completely addicted to marijuana. Perhaps something that attributes to her often genius performances and visual experimentation, Gaga is absolutely gaga for ganja.


Even talk show host Andy Cohen has relentlessly boasted about his marijuana memories. Andy was once quoted that he smoked weed with Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin.


Last but not certainly not least, our favorite pair of under-the-radar stoners that have made themselves a true household name: Ben and Jerry. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield have created nothing short of an empire with their frozen treats. It doesn’t surprise us to learn that the duo grew up selling weed in Queens - if that isn’t already reason enough to love them. Since the cannabis industry has continued to spread across the company, we’re all anxiously awaiting our ice cream edibles, which the pair have confessed to being very open to making.

How CBD Has Made It’s Way Into The Medical Market and Reestablished Weed’s Relationship With All of Our Parents

 
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We’ve come a long way since the War on Drugs. We now have California dispensaries providing a delivery service that operates with the same comfort and ease as UberEats. It’s even more mind-boggling to think that your favorite buds are just a few taps of your screen away. With that being said, it’s time to let a whole lot of people out of jail for petty weed crimes.



New York and other major cities have yet to take full flight into the cannabis industry, they have lots of room for improvement when it comes to the weed, but what about CBD?


Cannabidiol or CBD, is the second most significant ingredient in the chemical makeup of what we know as marijuana. It’s counterpart THC, is known for inducing traditional symptoms of being high - from the munchies to the giggles. However, CBD demonstrates none of the qualities of weed that could lead to any abuse or dependance. CBD has made its way into boutiques and pop-ups around the country, making itself known for its medical benefits and appeal to audiences that wouldn’t typically be considered the “stoner” crowd. It’s known to alleviate pain and can be sold in the form of creams or tinctures, while also proving mentally beneficial when consumed regularly as we would normal weed. Parents and grandparents have flocked to stores to see if the newest CBD creams can help treat arthritis or take a trip down memory lane.


There are shops like ‘Hidden Hemp”, located In Park Slope, Brooklyn where you can walk in with very little trouble and leave with up to an ounce of high-grade CBD weed. On the flip side, there are adults that have passed their blaze-phase who could use CBD stores to tap back into that 1980’s nostalgia - this one’s for you Dad.



CBD has provided more practical applications from: substance abuse treatment, cancer-related alleviation, acne reduction, and heart pain. CBD has introduced a new frontier within the medical field and is a fantastic way for people of all ages to experience the medical benefits of the plant with a 420 feel. From creams and concentrate, to flowers and lubricants, CBD has managed to find a myriad of practical applications for everyone to enjoy and we hope to see the market continue to flourish.



To read more about CBD and THC’s introduction into the sex market, check out last week’s article!

Halloween’s Just Around The Corner… Here’s How A Stoner Does It

 
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Fall is weed lovers season. Notably for beautifully colored leaves decorating the streets, cooler temperatures, and Halloween is right around the corner. More importantly, for one night only, we dress up in badass outfits and parade our otherwise spiritless streets, collecting absurd amounts of free candy. Make this a night to celebrate for the rest of your life with our list of costumes, products, and pass times for all you spooky stoners out there.

There’s no such thing as Halloween without a costume. For years we’ve seen some potheads go above and beyond wrapping themselves in earth-toned blankets, wearing a green hat, and calling it a day. Although, that is an awesome blunt costume, here are some of our more creative favorites for stoner-themed Halloween getups:

The Zig-Zag Man - If you’ve got a beard, or means of acquiring a fake one, you’re still pretty much golden. Toss on a bright orange beanie and roll up a doink and you’ll immediately bear a striking resemblance to our furry friend on the cover of Zig-Zag rolling papers.

The Dude - Boxers? Check. White tee? Check. Sandals? Check. Bathrobe? Alright, maybe you need to go buy a bathrobe - but Jeff Bridges aka "The Dude" from 1998 film The Big Lebowski is just about the easiest costume you can throw together. Especially if you’re looking to pay homage to one of the biggest pot figureheads in pop culture… or I guess, "pot culture".

Pothead - If dad jokes were a costume, they’d be this one. Fetch a medium-sized pot from your kitchen and plop it on your head sideways like a douchey baseball cap. Voila! You’re a pothead and it’s perfect.

Jay & Silent Bob - This one’s for all the couples out there, and it doesn’t take much. One of you wears yellow, and hopefully has blonde hair, and the other one completely shuts up for the rest of the night. Boom. Jay & Silent Bob, known for their signature stoner roles in just about any of Kevin Smith’s films. The couple are an easy duo to play and a surefire way to strike up half of a conversation at just about any Halloween party.



Now that you’ve got your costume figured out, let’s make your Halloween more 420-friendly with a cannabis twist:

 
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Here’s our list of 5 strains for you try out this Halloween season:

Ghost OG - An indica dominant strain with hints of Afghan Kush.

Black Widow - A sativa dominant strain to creatively stimulate and relax the brain.

Zombie Kush - Lavender Kush and Amnesia mix with Bubba Kush to create this indica.

Jack The Ripper - A powerful Lemon Haze sativa named after the famed killer.

Durban Poison - An intense body-high, this sativa is known to give people the creeps.

 
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Pumpkin Bong!

Last but not least, we’re going to teach you how to make your very own pumpkin bong! Once you’ve picked your poison and acquired a pumpkin, all you really need is a drill bit and whatever stem piece you want to use for your pipe.

First, carve out a narrow hole through the center of your pumpkin for your stem to fit nice and tightly. Then, carve out a smaller hole for your carb on the side of the pumpkin that also goes through to the middle.

Next, you need to create a hole suitable for a mouthpiece of sorts. Once your stem is in place, you can take whatever weed you’ve got and fire up!

And there you have it! You’re dressed, you’ve got some kickass weed, and a festive means of smoking it. Now you’re ready for a night of trick-or-treating and a quick trip to the haunted house provided sativas haven't worn off.



Happy Halloween!

As Application Season Approaches… Here Are The Top 5 Colleges For Weed Lovers

 
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Now that weed has been decriminalized in most states, recreational pot use tell's a different story in every major city in the US. Rules and regulations tend to vary when it comes to where you can fire up a joint. The attitude towards weed on college campuses, tends to be more relaxed than it would be anywhere else - that is, unless you’re using a smoke buddy to take low profile rips in your freshman-year dorm room; in which case, let’s hope your RA is feeling 420-friendly. We’ve decided to compile a list of our top five most accommodating campuses for stoners across the America. 


Ithaca College

Holding a #5 spot on our list is the beautiful Ithaca College. Ithaca is a private liberal arts college in upstate New York founded in 1892 by William Egbert, initially to serve as a college for music. The school sits on the side of an ineffably scenic range of mountains that pepper the sides of Cayuga Lake. While the school seems slightly overshadowed by its neighbor, Cornell University, we find that the grand majority of smaller schools that neighbor more prestigious counterparts tend to be made up of wonderfully friendly and increasingly stoned student bodies that just can’t stop making shit out of metal - just take a look at RISD. While New York has only recently began permitting medicinal use of marijuana, the attitude towards stoners has remained fairly lenient across the state and Ithaca College is a perfectly tranquil place to test that theory. Whether it’s a walk by the waterfalls or post-triple-decker sundae from Purity Ice Cream, there’s always been a good time for a joint in Ithaca, New York. 


McGill University

We must travel across the border for our #4 spot, and not the one that Trump is losing his shit about. After Drake, we anticipated Canada’s next big thing - who knew it’d be McGill University, a public research university in Montreal. McGill is mostly recognized as a top tier party school. Attendance has sky-rocketed - with a drinking age of 18 and a recent legalization of recreational marijuana. Soon dispensaries will scatter across Canada’s major cities and while climate change slowly brings Canadian temperatures down to an unprecedented low, McGill may eventually bump up to our #3 spot.


UC Santa Cruz

Standing strong in our #3 spot we will appropriately take things to sunny California and give a shout out to UC Santa Cruz. There isn’t much to say about why this school is an optimal choice for dedicated potheads other than the fact that they host the largest cannabis testing facility in the entire world, SC Labs. Oh yeah, their mascot is also a 6 ft tall banana slug. Apart from that, the campus hosts renowned 420 festivities and for the most part, you can expect similar festivities on just about any day of any month at this public research college on central California's coast.


Evergreen College

Narrowing down our #2 spot took a lot of thought and for the most part if we could mash Reed, Lewis & Clark, Bennington, Hampshire, Evergreen and the University of Oregon together into one big ball of love and happiness. Although, we’d probably just end up with 3 days of peace and music. However, seeing as Matt Groening cites Evergreen as everything we have to blame for the creation of 'The Simpsons' they’re definitely taking the cake with this one. While the school also boasts more obscure alumni such as Macklemore, who’s mostly just known for robbing Kendrick Lamar of grammy awards, it’s renowned across the country for having a progressive agenda and flexibility when it comes to allowing students to design their own schedule and curriculum. Oh, did we mention that at Evergreen there are no grades?


CU Boulder

Standing tall at #1, it's safe to say that if you plan on living four years of college, the University of Colorado, Boulder is most definitely the place to be. Cozied in between the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is widely considered one of the most ideal destinations for weed smokers in America. According to students, campus police have gone to unimaginably uncool measures to deter students from smoking weed on every square inch of campus, even hosing down quads with awful-smelling fertilizer to discourage students from putting down a picnic blanket and busting out a bong. With the third highest number of dispensaries out of any state in the US, coming across weed in Colorado is as easy as it is to find White Claw in a conservative Northeastern sorority house. Campus police attempt to ensure things don’t out of hand on Boulder’s soil but there are an infinite number of impossibly beautiful spots to smoke that are just a short walk away. Boulder, Colorado remains the one of the most beautiful places in the world to smoke weed as easily as it is to obtain

Top 5 Rappers Who Made a Business Out of Their Love for Mary Jane

 
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Over the years, hip-hop and weed have maintained a tight-knit relationship. Be it through their lyrics, music videos, or even more under-the-radar signature details such as Wayne’s infamous lighter-flick, rappers have almost always had something to say about their experiences with weed. While some big names in the rap world, such as Kendrick Lamar, have made it a point to steer clear of marijuana throughout their career, there’s still a definite impact that smoking culture has made on all realms of hip-hop and Schoolboy Q can certainly make up for the lack of smoke on the TDE tour bus. Other rappers, have melded their relationship with weed with entrepreneurship and turned their lifestyle into a business. Here are our top five picks for the rappers who went above and beyond for the culture and made a name for themselves in the marijuana industry. 

SNOOP DOGG

This list couldn’t be started more appropriately than with the California mogul and rap superstar Snoop Dogg! Snoop’s relationship with music began in 1992 when he received a cosign from NWA-alumni Dr. Dre, just Dre’s debut solo album The Chronic would be released. Snoop is easily the most notable stoner in the rap world. Whether it was a plethora of 90’s stoner flicks including a cameo in Dave Chappelle’s legendary Half Baked, or his legal cannabis service, Leafs by Snoop, he found a way to make his love for the buds part of his life as a businessman and personality outside of hip-hop. Snoop continues to spread love with a cloud of smoke around him consistently to this day, and has even lit one up on the grounds of the White House.  


2CHAINZ

Atlanta Native 2Chainz , a household name in the hip-hop industry since the early 2000’s. 2 CHAINZ has long since gained a reputation for being one of the biggest smokers in the rap game. Beyond his music career, 2Chainz stars in a number of small web-series, the most notable of which is GQ and Viceland’s Most Expensivest, in which 2Chainz can be seen very high, trying ridiculously expensive things. 2Chainz, like other artists on this list, also managed to create a space for himself in the cannabis industry with his own venture, Gas Cannabis Co. Partnering with company Green Street Agency, which also boasts deals with artists such as Dr. Dre, 2Chainz worked diligently with a team to create what he thought was the ultimate smorgasbord of weed treats for his fans and weed lovers alike. 


SMOKE DZA

Next on the list is none other than the Harlem hero himself, Cinematic-signee and co-founder of Smoker’s Club, Smoke DZA. Born to Guayanese immigrants in New York City, DZA realized his passion for music at a young age, and the love for weed shortly followed. After being discovered by Johnny Shipes and signing to Cinematic Music Group in 2002, DZA quickly made an impact on hip-hop in New York and across the country collaborating with notable smoke-friendly artists such as Schoolboy Q, Curren$y and Action Bronson. A big part of the East Coast movement, and an inspiration to the conscious wave of rap that would soon follow with acts like Pro Era and Flatbush zombies, DZA and Shipes created Smokers Club and swiftly rose to the top of a cultural movement. The two also managed to put together the Smokers Club Festival, held in Long Beach, which boasted acts ranging from Kid Cudi to Mac Miller to 2Chainz, who may or may not be next on this list. 


WIZ KHALIFA

Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa has inspired an entire generation of young people to pursue their own dreams within the cannabis industry. 

has always been one of the most notable figureheads in the industry when it comes to their relationship with marijuana. Dishing out feel-good songs, party anthems and smoke soundtracks since the early 2000’s. Wiz has also embarked on other ventures including a partnership with RAW Rolling Papers and a myriad of different 420-inspired projects. His website includes a “420 Drop” and “Smoke Essentials”, and also boasts a strain bred specifically for him, called Khalifa Kush. Wiz remains one of the few that we can expect to see smoking anywhere.


JAY Z


Last on this list is given to the man who managed to not only turn his love for weed into a business, but essentially his love for just about anything. “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, mannnnnn.” said Jay-Z on Kanye West’s Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix). The Brooklyn-based superstar and husband to Beyonce has since become hip-hop’s first billionaire, created thousands of jobs and established himself as one of the most inspiring and noteworthy figures in modern music and business. His role in the world of weed came later, but a rapper as reputable as Hov deserves the recognition for his endeavors. Jay teamed up with California-based cannabis company Caliva in an attempt to expand the horizons of cannabis and its applications, as well as to help people benefitted by recreational use. The rapper continues to expand his business ventures, and we’re glad he’s decided to dip his toes into the cannabis culture.

THC Has Made It’s Way Into the Sex Market 

 
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In recent years, cannabis and hemp products have made an unprecedented mark on our country’s economics and like never before, new uses are being found for weed every single day. Initially, the market for recreational legal weed began in the medical field, but has slowly and surely moved on to more hedonistic applications. In recent years the number of lubricants and aphrodisiacs being made that are infused with THC and CBD has spiked tremendously, and weed has officially made its way to the bedroom. There are a number of different companies that offer top-shelf products to spice things up between you and your partner, but the most reliable and efficient ones are hardest to find. To help you out, here are some of our personal favorites.

 

1906’s High Love, labeled “Sex Chocolate Beans” look like something you could buy next to the cash register at Starbucks. Dosed with 100 MG of THC and CBD each, these small aphrodisiacs are said to increase both libido and arousal between lovers and are one of the few edible sexy-supplements on the market. 

 

CBD Daily, Privy Peach and Foria are all companies that produce lubricants and sprays with a CBD/THC base that has been said to help you and your partner feel more physically present. CBD/THC based products can increase blood flow and enhance sensual amplification. Interestingly enough, it can also help women who tend to feel pain during intercourse.

 

Some companies have taken a more traditional route of cannabis intake by developing vape pens that are meant for the bedroom. Dosist, a cannabis-based health and wellness company has released a “Passion Pen”, meant to increase your connection with your partner and allow for a more relaxed experience while getting it on. 

Astounding numbers of THC/CBD based products have been released in recent years and continues to grow. Weed has already made a name for itself in the kitchen, and most definitely on the couch with our buddies. We’re pleased to announce that marijuana has found a place in the bedroom too. Make your kinks more chronic with some of the products we have listed! Even outside of sexual application, there are a plethora of revolutionary new applications of marijuana making their way onto the scene, such as Whoopi Goldberg’s medical cannabis product-line designed specifically to help relieve menstrual discomfort. As the uses of THC and CBD continue to grow, we hope to continue to see weed making its way into people’s everyday lives as a means of relief and relaxation.

Canada Takes The Lead With Weed... Again.

 
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In Fall of 2018, residents of Ontario, Canada were given the green light to light their green anywhere you could smoke tobacco in the province. Public spaces including parks, sidewalks and even designated rooms in hotels and inns became 420-friendly as long as smokers were abiding by the same limitations and legalities that were implemented for cigarette and vape smokers. Setting an example and leading the stride in terms of marijuana laws in major cities, Ontario demonstrates a means of permitting as well as promoting marijuana use be it medical or recreational among its citizens and sets strict guidelines to keep the substance away from school grounds, play areas and public buildings. Limitations were also set to make sure that smokers could light one up in private homes and residential vehicles/boats so long as they were not being actively operated.

This year, Ontario has taken this motion to the next step, as many of its citizens had previously relied on the internet, purchasing their buds online via the Ontario Cannabis Store. In the past few months legal dispensaries have been established across the province to make the process of acquiring marijuana substantially more ergonomic and efficient for consumers. The “West Coast Cure” seems to be spreading to the North with haste, and hopefully that influence will continue to move down to the United States’ major cities to change societal standards with regards to our favorite little plant.

OFFICE PICKS: 30 Dope Songs About Weed

Kaya - Bob Marley 


The most to-the-point ode to bud known to man, the king of reggae uses his smooth and distinctive song-writing style to create an atmosphere that praises the benefits of marijuana on our bodies and minds. Rain pounding on the window pane, bathing in a tranquil-state of comfort and euphoria with the help of our favorite little plant, the setting he creates is one that is later referenced in some of our favorite songs, “Rollin’ marijuana that’s a cheap vacation” says Frank Ocean on his song Nights. A timeless Marley track, Kaya leaves us all wanting some of what he’s having. 

 
 


Vibe - Mick Jenkins 


The 2014 was a good year for Mick Jenkins, and thanks to his summer project The Water(s), it was an even better year for weed-smokers. A thought-provoking album packed to the brim with vibes for your smoke session, the project is everything you need alongside a blunt and an iced tea - or as Mick might prefer, just some water. The standout track for the smokers was of course, Vibe, and even off a sober listen Mick lets you dip your toes in what it feels like to be as faded as the man himself, and in response to his infectious hook: Yes, Mick, we can feel this. 

 
 


Ashtray - Smoke Dza (ft. Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q)


As far as hip-hop’s kings of bud go, Smoke Dza has built a small empire with both his music and his smoke. The NYC rapper and entrepreneur has produced countless bangers paying homage to the gas, but the standout track comes off his 2012 second studio-album, Rugby Thompson. Ashtray, which features fellow artist and weed-enthusiast Schoolboy Q, as well as Domo Genesis, goes back to the basics and tapping into the raw, down to business element of a smoker life. The track shows us all what it’s like to be sitting in the whip with some of the biggest smokers in the game, and Dza assures you that all of his cars have gas in their ashtray. 

 
 


High - Freddie Gibbs (ft. Danny Brown)


In 2014, Freddie Gibbs received critical acclaim for his album Pinata, produced by Madlib. Featuring a score of smokers, the likes of which include Mac Miller, Casey Veggies, Earl Sweatshirt, Meechy Darko and more, the album is a work of art sure to give you something to smoke about. Our pick from this project is the appropriately titled High featuring Danny Brown. Using the perfectly-manipulated sample from Freda Payne’s I Get High (On Your Memory), the song moves through narratives surrounding weed and the tricks of its trade to produce a seamless lounge hip-hop hit. 

 
 


James Joint - Rihanna


The Barbadian-songstress and entrepreneur was recently deemed the wealthiest female artist in the industry, and clearly being a prolific smoker hasn’t slowed her down throughout her process. Her 2016 album Anti received widespread praise and delved into all kinds of different contemporary themes, one of which was the ethereal James Joint, put together with frequent SZA-collaborator James Faunterloy. “I’d rather be smoking weed, whenever we breathe”, RiRi makes it clear that she’s passionate about her buds, and creates a smooth blend of love and smoke to fuel a hazy late night romance. 

 
 


What A Job - Devin the Dude (ft. Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000)


Taking it back a little further, this track comes from a classic big three of 90’s hip-hop as Devin the Dude teams up with none other than Snoop Dog and Andre 3000. This song makes the list for its incorporation of smoking with the art of making music itself, as the hook explains the creative process for a number of musicians and rappers: “Rollin' up another swisha, listenin' to the beat again, drankin' but we concentratin', smoke another sweet again, steadily rewindin', trying to make some hot shit, oh, what a job this is.” Each emcee takes their turn delivering over the instrumental, and their chemistry supplies some old school bars about their smoke and creative culture. The track comes from the aptly named project Waitin’ to Inhale, which also featured more modern giants of the weed culture, such as Lil Wayne. 

 
 


Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath


While the world of weed is mostly predominant in the hip-hop industry, sometimes you’ve gotta hand it to rock and roll. The 1970’s take a dub with this Black Sabbath tribute to the “sweet leaf”. The song comes off of their ‘71 album Master of Reality, the band assures their listeners that soon, the world will love the leaf as much as they do. Their frontman Ozzy Osbourne delivers powerful vocals over a classic distortion-heavy orchestration of guitar riffs and drum fills, and lets it be known that he’s learned a lot since he met his first spliff. 

 
 


Smoke Again - Chance the Rapper (ft. Ab-Soul) 


This list wouldn’t be complete without something off of Chance The Rapper’s acclaimed mixtape, Acid Rap. Reaching Billboard status solely as a result of illegal downloads, the project boasts an insane lineup of features and dives into the many trials and tribulations of love, drugs and hip-hop. Our favorite pick on behalf of the buds is the immaculate Smoke Again which features TDE-member Ab-Soul. The track gives a lyrical narrative taking us through the “highs” and lows of the lifestyle, and overall Chance and Ab deliver a feel-good banger with this standout song. 

 
 


America’s Most Blunted - Madvillain, Quasimoto


A jaw-dropping combination of creatives, America’s Most Blunted is a show of strength from both the legendary wordsmith himself, MF DOOM, alongside the other half of the Madvillain duo, Madlib, who takes matters into his own hands as his alter-ego Quasimoto. Madlib uses upwards of 17 samples to make the beat, and the two emcees perform immaculately to make a bone-tickling ode to weed. It’s safe to say the duo created their 2004 project Madvillainy, in all of its glory, in a cloud of thick smoke. 

 
 


Weed Song - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony


One of the more explicit, unapologetic tribute songs to Mary Jane, Weed Song by the Cleveland-based conglomerate Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is one of the most classic songs on this list. The 11th song off their 2000 project BTNHResurrection, chock-full of songs that would fit songs that would fit nicely on this list, even Krayzie Bone says himself, “I been high since the last song (off that la, la, la, la, la, la, la).” The track is a perfect soundtrack to a few blunts on the couch, and is appropriately named. Bizzy Bone says later in verse 2, “I never been in High Times.” Well Bizzy, you made it to Smoker’s Club. 

 
 


Keep Floatin’ - Mac Miller (ft. Wiz Khalifa)


Two dons of the Pittsburgh rap scene and smokers who weren’t afraid to let everyone know it, the late-great Mac Miller and cannabis entrepreneur Wiz Khalifa team up for a touching tribute to toking, Keep Floatin’. With a psychedelic beat and an atmospheric blend of vocals, among younger smokers this song is solidified in the soundtrack of teenage years blowing down with the homies. Mac and Wiz are two artists that are essential to this list, and after his demise in 2018, this song gives everyone a moment to tip their hat to Easy Mac the next time they light one up to this 2011 classic. 

 
 

 1993 - (with J. Cole, Cozz & EARTHGANG ft. Smino & Buddy)


A revolutionary project for hip-hop, Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III became one of the first collaborative projects to hit #1 on the Billboard charts, boasting 34 artists and 27 producers. This track in particular pays homage to the ganja with an anthem easy to yell along with. California rapper Buddy begins to set the tone at the beginning of the song: “Since 1993, I been smoking weed… ask about me.” Cole, JID, Smino and more followup with lyrics that swim through the ins and outs of getting baked beyond belief at a house party. All in all, the Dreamers made the cut with this fun-loving project, filled with some of our favorite emcees of the new-school. 

 
 


Let’s Go Get Stoned - Sublime


Many would argue that this list couldn’t be complete without Sublime. A ska-punk band from Long Beach, California, the group has a number of songs that show love to the sweet leaf. Smoke Two Joints, Garden Grove, The Ballad of Johnny Butt and This Joint are just some of many. The one we picked for this list, however, is the aptly named Let’s Go Get Stoned. Fueled by the California sun and the lax vibes of the West Coast, this track is less direct with its lyrics when it comes to hailing the gas, but gives the listener an idea of how many situations can call for toke. “If I was a roach on a tree, tell me would you smoke me?” says the lead singer, Bradley Nowell, as this unrequited love story begs for a spliff to subdue the stress. 

 
 


The Dope Man - Cam’ron, Jim Jones 


Bringing it back to the classics, this recreation of N.W.A.’s Dopeman beat makes for a G-funk inspired tale of weed on the West coast. On the infectious hook, Jim Jones delivers, “We ride in that East side, so roll my weed high.” Then, using effortless old but gold wordplay and rhyme scheme, Killa Cam then uses his verses to take us through the many ins and outs of living a dopeman’s life, and how he’s sure that O’s can make the coast float. It’s a Cali-inspired fired-up frenzy from the two New York natives.  

 
 


Smoke Out - BBG Baby Joe 


A surely up and coming presence in both the worlds of weed and music, and showing up for the South in more ways than one, BBG Baby Joe teamed up with us at Smoker’s Club to bring you a hyphy track to blaze one to. Equipped with appropriate visuals, Baby Joe and his entourage give a proper insight to the life inside a cloud of smoke. “We gon’ call this bitch the smoke out, we got backwoods in the fuckin’ growhouse!” exclaims Baby Joe as he turns up on the hook and gives everyone a little more energy while they fire up their next woods. 

 
 


IN2 - Abby Jasmine 


One for the books from the Trap Mom herself, Abby Jasmine is never afraid to let you know about how close she is with her backwoods. In this song, dedicated to the feelings that come with being on tour and the role that smoke plays in calming you down on the back of that bus. Abby keeps it 100 with us, letting us know that while she’s been on tour she’s been rolling and smoking much more than usual. Abby is one of the queens of the underground weed-world and lets us know how serious she is on a number of her tracks, on her hit song No Hook she boasts: “I just rolled an eighth in a woods and I don’t think I’m gonna pass it!” 

 
 


Ashtray - MobSquad Nard (ft. Big K.R.I.T.) 


“On a bad day everything clean but the ashtray…” sums up this song concisely, and proves extremely relatable as a bad day can tend to be filled with smoke. Cinematic Music Group’s own MobSquad Nard teams up with the sultan of the South himself, Mississippi rapper Big K.R.I.T. In short, this track is one of many hip-hop joints that gives praise to the ashtray, but stood out to us for the chemistry these emcees bring and the ever so accurate depiction of what your ashtray might look like on a shitty day. 

 
 



Serving O’s - Slayter 


Not the most recent track by the Dyckman-native and Cinematic signee Slayter, this gem took some time to dig up. A real vibe off of one of his early projects, Real N***** Get Lonely, Serving O’s is a picture perfect look at Slayer’s relationship with his gas. “I been smokin’, servin’, O’s…” says the rapper in a galvanizing hook that gives a swing to this track showing up for the plugs in uptown New York. 

 
 


Brown Sugar - D’Angelo


An extraordinarily well-known track that’s lesser known as an ode to reefer, this track appears to be about a woman until you read the lyrics carefully and pay attention. Born in Richmond, VA, D’Angelo has produced countless hits chock-full of suave soul and impressive vocals. Brown Sugar is a song off of his debut studio-album of the same name, and the singer personifies his weed to fit the description of a girl who gives him “love” that’s so powerful it gets him high. A pretty epic description for a nicely-pearled spliff, D’Angelo drops a hint that he keeps his tree close. 

 
 


Bomb Intro/Pass That Dutch - Missy Elliot 


Showing up for the ladies once more, Missy delivers this track with the same power as fronto hitting the back of your throat. Dutches have been a signature means of smoking for years and were popularized in the 80’s by Musical Youth’s hit song, Pass The Dutchie. “Listen up everyone! We have been just informed that there's an unknown virus that's attacking all clubs… Symptoms have been said to be, heaving breathing, wild dancing, coughing…”, from the very beginning of the song Missy lets us know what we’re getting ourselves into, and on Pass The Dutch she sets the tone for the rest of her 2003 project, This Is Not A Test!

 
 


Stoned On The Ocean - Curren$y 


One of the original members of Young Money Entertainment, a label founded by fellow weed-connoisseur Lil Wayne, Curren$y is a New Orleans rapper who’s proved himself to be one of the biggest names in the rap game that’s turned their love for weed into an enterprise beyond just music. Spitta Andretti himself serves up summer feels with this track, Stoned On The Ocean, sure to add some new waves to your next summertime cyphers. Sampling Telegram by Eleanore Mill, the track shows off immaculate production that compliments the emcees flow like fronto and raw papers. 

 
 



Stoner - Young Thug


One of the new-school stoner anthems, appropriately named Stoner by the Atlanta-legend Young Thug is a shout out to a lifestyle that’s encompassed a plethora of new age rappers. Bending the rules of trap and adding his own signature twist to anything he hops on, Stoner is Thugga’s debut commercial single and garnered major attention among music communities as well as blow a cloud of potent smoke across the continent.  

 
 


How High - Redman and Method Man 


Newark and Staten Island aren’t known for producing the best of the best, but Redman and Method Man are some very major exceptions to that notion. Undoubtedly one of the most classic records for stoners of all time, How High is a 1995 single produced by Erick Sermon marked a new beginning for the two rappers as a duo. The hook pays some homage to the psychedelic lyrics of rock legend Jimi Hendrix as it echoes in our heads, “How high? So high that I can kiss the sky…” Throw this in your smoke playlist for some gold-school energy to sprinkle into your next blunt. 

 
 


Girl Blunt - Leikeli47


A hidden gem in the realm of songs that raise a toast to a good smoke, Bed Stuy-native and up and coming rapper Leikeli47 puts one in the air for the girls in the house with this hit song off of her 2018 album Acrylic. A powerful anthem for the women who like their L’s pearled to perfection, her infectious hook is an easy one to scream along with. “This shit is a girl blunt! I only smoke girl blunts!” makes you never want to roll one up with the boys ever again. 

 
 


Good Times (I Get High) - Styles P 


Renowned for his work alongside childhood friends Jadakiss and Sheek Louch, Styles P is a New York-based rapper and businessman whose debut solo-single entitled Good Times (I Get High), produced by Swizz Beats, is dedicated to the rapper’s heavy smoking. Sampling the same song as Freddie Gibbs’ High, Freda Payne’s I Get High (Off Your Memory), the track is suitable for just about any moment you’d want to rollup, and will surely take you to new heights

 
 

High All The Time - 50 Cent 


“I don't need Dom Perignon, I don't need Cris, Tanqueray and Alize, I don't need shit n*gga, I'm high all the time, I smoke that good shit.” 50 doesn’t need to say much more to help us understand that his smoking habit trumps all when it comes to his vices. He explains that fine champagne and fancy liquor don’t matter without his buds, and proves to be one of the songs that the legendary 2003 album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ couldn’t exist without. While the rapper later admitted to not smoking weed as much as the song suggests, we appreciate him showing some love for the culture and after all, it’s the thought that counts. Thanks, Fiddy. 

 
 



Palm Trees - Flatbush Zombies 


If the Beast Coast didn’t make their way into this list in some way shape or form, we didn’t do our jobs right. The psychedelic collective comprised of a plethora of Brooklyn emcees, Flatbush Zombies makeup a sizable portion of the conglomerate. The second single released off the 2013 album BetterOffDEAD, Palm Trees is an ethereal tribute to kush and with one of the best hooks from the trio to date, it lets us all know where Meechy Darko’s hands have been: “So much grams, unzip the bag, dip in my hand, then I palm trees…” 

 
 


Crumblin’ Erb - Outkast 


A smoke-friendly chorus with verses that subtly speak on the state of the world, Andre 3000 and Big Boi speak directly to American youth with this record and insist that everyone should be sooner sitting back and lighting up an L than trying to kill each other. Trying to ease hip-hops emphasis off of gang violence and onwards to peace, Outkast clearly believe that a well-flexed smoke is a pivotal part of everyone calming down and enjoying the finer things in life. Off of their 1994 project Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik this song is part of a much larger repertoire of songs to match your high times that the duo have delivered. 

 
 


Hits From The Bong - Cypress Hill 


One of the older songs on the list, Hits From The Bong comes off of Cypress Hill’s second studio album Black Sunday, released in 1993. Steering away from the frequent banter about blunts and spliffs, the crew kicks it old school and gives some well-deserved praise to a good old-fashioned hit from the bong. Delivered alongside crossover hits like Insane In The Brain, this album is a definite soundtrack for any and all weed-related activities. 

 
 


I Got 5 on It - Luniz


Arguably the most well-known song on this list, the premise of this 1995 banger centers itself around one of the most relatable elements of smoking when you don’t have much to work with. “I got 5 on it, let’s go half on a sack”, the Oakland-duo Luniz describes a place we’ve all been, and this song solidified itself as one of the most famous cannabis-anthems of all time once it topped the charts in multiple countries around the world. Popularized again in the 2018 Jordan Peele film Us, the song proves that it’ll always make its way into pop culture whether it’s through TV, film or atop a giant cloud of smoke. 

 
 






































Denver Dispensary Hosts First Ever "Dab Olympics"

 
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Giving a whole new meaning to “carrying the torch”, Denver, CO cannabis dispensary The Dab makes history with the conception of the first ever “Dab Olympics”. Winners take home hash instead of medals in this daring competition where participants get to show off their lungs of steel. Held on July 10th (“710”, or “OIL” spelled upside down) the dab olympics host games that range from playful to downright painful, as contestants might participate in an innocent “Defective Lid Toss”, which involves tossing a dud concentrate container lid at a target, or the “Phelps Lung Capacity Challenge”, which speaks for itself as a ruthless test of smoker’s strength. Approximately 650 tickets were sold to the event, and sponsors supplied prizes (mostly concentrate-related) to the winners of each competition. After hours of games and challenges the day proved successful, and here at Smoker’s Club we like to wonder who we could send over that would reign supreme over any and all contestants… Perhaps there’s a Dab Olympics for the rap world soon to come.

 
 

Jay-Z Decides to Climb Aboard the Cannabis Industry as a Chief Brand Strategist

 
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“I felt so inspired by what my teacher said, 

She said I’d either be dead or a reefer head”

- Jay-Z 


As the cannabis industry continues to reach new heights, Hova himself has decided to dive into the business. Recently named hip-hop’s first billionaire, Jay seems to know what he’s doing when it comes to his money moves, and has teamed up with the California-based cannabis company Caliva. “Anything I do, I want to do correctly and at the highest level. With all the potential in the cannabis industry, Caliva’s expertise and ethos makes them the best partner for this endeavor. We want to create something amazing, have fun in the process, do good and bring people along the way.”, said the famed Brooklyn MC with regards to his most recent venture. Hov isn’t the first celeb to turn their love for weed into a business, but sets an example that others will be sure to follow as the business of buds continues to expand. 


America Spent the Same Amount of Money on Cannabis and Taco Bell Last Year

 
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“Nobody knows this, but the first actual purchase, after I signed my deal and called my bank account ...was Taco Bell.” - Logic 


Tacos are a food that Americans have a longstanding relationship with. Perfect for any scenario, from a nice date night to a smoke sesh, companies like Taco Bell have made billions over the years. Additionally, most any stoner can tell you about how much they enjoy tacos with a sunny afternoon smoke - the two go together like Em and Dre, or like smoke and Dza! Ironically, in recent years, the cannabis industry has come head-to-head with their counterpart as Americans spent a whopping $10.4 billion on weed last year - just about as much as they dropped on Taco Bell. Only two years ago the cannabis industry stood atop a sales total of $6.4 billion, and its steady ascent ensures that it’ll be overtaking Burger King before your next roll-up. 

Weed Rather Not Have You Back, Miley

 
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So, apparently Miley wants back into hip-hop AND weed culture. 

After announcing she was working with Mike WiLL Made-It again for her upcoming album, essentially ending her hip-hop boycott, she also announced the end of her moratorium on marijuana. 

 "We toke a little. Every now and then, you know," Miley told U.K.'s The Sun. "My mom got me back on it. When I'm just working I don't think I function at my highest, most intelligent, most being-able-to-be-as-aware-and-as-present, so I don't smoke when I work." 

Oh my god, after reading that quote, I need to smoke. Good lord Miley you’re unbearable.

 
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She continued talking about her cancelled cannabis cessation with Andy Cohen in a subsequent interview.

"My mom is gonna kill me, but yeah, my mom smokes a lot of weed, " Miley revealed. "No, she probably won't care. She's gonna be like, 'Well, I've been wanting to do a weed company, so you've got me started. I'll get you in, don't worry.'" 

"My dad's got a farm, and she's like, 'Yeah, I'm just gonna quit everything,'" the 26-year-old singer added. "She's my manager, so if my mom quits everything, that's quitting me to go, like, home and grow weed. That doesn't sound like the best idea." 

 
 

Honestly, it makes complete sense that someone who dips their toes into hip-hop culture for revenue reasons every half-decade and trashes it when she doesn’t need it anymore would also be part of a family that only wants to be involved with weed when they can cash in on it.

Well, weed doesn’t want you back, Miley. Yes, I’m speaking on behalf of weed, we spend quite a bit of time together. We don’t need you or your mom, and while we hope Mike WiLL is securing a hefty fucking bag for his work with you, we also could care less about your re-entry into rap. 

FREEWAVE Season is Approaching as Lucki Drops New Single

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It's been a couple of years since Chicago underground legend Lucki has ridden the Freewave, but the third installment is almost here. Freewave 1 and 2 are easily among Lucki's strongest work, and FW3 will act as his full-length follow-up to 2017's flawless Watch My Back project. Needless to say, fans are chomping at the bit.

 
 

Right at the close of 2018, Lucki finally fed them, releasing a new Chase the Money-produced single called "More Than Ever" across all streaming platforms. Lucki alternates between sounding like the angel and devil on your shoulder, which ultimately makes him so damn relatable. As Lucki's fanbase grows and other artists grow envious of his unique ability to connect on an emotional level with the listener, it will be interesting to hear how many jack his undeniably 1of1 style and delivery, similarly to what happened with fellow Chicagoan Valee.

If "More Than Ever" wasn't enough, the sinister sipper teased fans with a new Lonewolf-directed video for a possible second single called "Politics."

Flying Dog's Newest Craft Brew Ditches Alcohol for Weed

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As attempts by Big Alcohol to thwart widespread cannabis legalization have continued to fail, major alcohol companies and distributors have decided that they might as well try to grab their piece of the marijuana market share by developing infused products of their own.

But even smaller craft breweries are chomping at the bit to get in on the weed boom. Flying Dog Brewery, based in Maryland, tentatively entered into a partnership with Green Leaf Medical Cannabis to develop their new Hop Chronic IPA, which will be brewed with THC rather than alcohol. While Maryland state cannabis regulators must still approve production of the new infused beverage, there are plenty of similar products popping up from other breweries around the country and politicians won’t be able to hold them back for too long.

According to a 2017 study conducted by researchers at UConn and Georgia State University, cannabis legalization was causing up to a 15 percent decline in alcohol sales in some states.

 
 

In response to the possible changing of the guards when it comes to America’s true pastime, alcohol companies like Constellation Brands, the Fortune 500 behemoth behind brands like Corona, have been investing hundreds of millions of dollars into the cannabis industry.

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, right?

Wednesday Watchlist: New Videos from Rico Nasty, Lucki, Shoreline Mafia and More

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There's so much great new music right now that we couldn't keep it to just one for today's post. It's the middle of the week, hump day if you will, so the least we can do is provide you a soundtrack to carry you through until the weekend. So, spark one if you got one and hit play on this new fire.

Rico Nasty took the world by storm with her Nasty project last year, and she's maintaining momentum in 2k19 as well, as reports are that she and Kenny Beats have completed an entire collaborative tape together that we'll hear soon. For now, enjoy the Zach Fox-directed vide..err, Powerpoint presentation for Rico and Kenny's slap, "Sandy."

Speaking of Kenny Beats and Zach Fox, the highly anticipated video for their song "Square Up" dropped as well, and it's a motivational anthem for anyone who's sick of taking other people's shit. If you're hashtag DONE, then this should be on repeat.


Lucki's long-awaited Freewave 3 dropped a few days ago and the reviews are stellar so far. As usual, the Chicago underground star delivered a complete body of work, with longtime fans and new listeners alike unable to pick a consensus favorite song -- a great problem to have. Check out the album's opening track "Politics" and its accompanying Lonewolf-directed visuals.


California collective Shoreline Mafia experienced a meteoric rise last year, and they don't seem to be slowing down at all. Two of the four members, OhGeesy and Fenix Flexin, apply "Pressure" to the competition and doubters on their new single and video, which you can watch below.


Finally, fans have been loving Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa's 2009 album, the perfect blend of nostalgia and shiny new instant classics from the seasoned vets. While the longtime friends are crossing the country on tour, check out the visuals for "Forever Ball" off the new album and cop tickets to go see them live before they're all sold out.

New Haven's Myke Green Turns Up the Heat on "Grease"

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New Haven, Connecticut is traditionally known for world-class pizza, prestigious Yale University, and being a quick train ride from the Big Apple. But the city's exploding music scene is garnering a lot more attention than it has in the past -- and not just in CT, either.

Myke Green is one of the artists leading the pack for a burgeoning new epicenter of hip-hop in New England. The versatile vocalist can bar you up or croon you down, and with assistance from frequent collaborators like phenom producer Ian French and fellow artist Smilelilcrybaby, the future seems bright for Green and his city.

Gearing up to release his highly anticipated Deadboy project, Mykey has been letting loose a string of new singles and videos. The latest is "Grease," a quick masterclass in melody that will have you running it back for multiple listens, especially in the whip. The song features production from Purps of 808 Mafia and the video was shot by Al20cal. 

Former Blink-182 Frontman Tom DeLonge Used to Go on Baked Bigfoot Searches

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Remember Blink-182, the band who made a killing writing infectious pop-punk before splintering into a thousand side projects and continuing on without Tom DeLonge, the enigmatic singer-songwriter whose real passion was aliens all along?

Yeah, me too, they were great.

After Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba replaced DeLonge in Blink so they could go on to fulfill their Vegas residency destiny, Tom was free to pursue his Moby Dick -- but in this case, Moby Dick is the vast list of arguably fake creatures in the paranormal universe instead of a big ass whale.

Blink drummer Travis Barker went on The Joe Rogan Experience recently and told Rogan that DeLonge used to routinely go out on Bigfoot hunts while stopped in various cities on tour. The drumming legend also recalled that he and Tom would sit around searching the sky for UFOs (unidentified flying objects for all the non-believers out there).

“We used to get loaded and just look out the bus window [for UFOs],” Barker told Rogan. “and I used to do it with him — it was kind of a bonding experience.”

You should listen to the whole interview, but you can pick up the DeLonge conspiracy talk at 1:20:45 in the following video.

“He would even go as far as when we were on tour [to be] like, ‘Let’s go and fucking look for Bigfoot,’ Travis explained. “He would assemble a crew and they would go do it.”

I’ll give DeLonge aliens because they’re super real, but I don’t know about Bigfoot. That’s where it starts to look like the former rockstar is rebooting The X Files just for fun and casting himself as Mulder. 

“He never got me on one of those trips because that was just too fairytale for me,” added Barker. 

People are always saying stoners just sit on the couch all day. Here’s yet another example of why that’s bullshit, Tom DeLonge was out there getting baked and going on spirited hikes across the country. An inspiration, really.

Weed Website Offers Free Donations to Federal Employees Affected by Shutdown

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Many federal employees have been going through hell the past month or so during the government shutdown as they figure out how to get by while not getting paid.

Without steady paychecks, things like paying rent, buying groceries, and keeping the cellphone on become much more difficult, especially when you didn't see the wage stoppage coming.

Thankfully, a helping hand is reaching out to those affected in California. A website called BudTrader.com is offering to donate free cannabis products to government employees feeling the effects of the furlough. This generous campaign solves two issues, as it will be another bill that many California residents don't have to pay if they usually spend money on marijuana anyway, and it will drastically reduce their stress levels as they continue to weather the storm.

Though the 35-day government shutdown has ended with a temporary agreement to fund it again, the possibility of it closing again is still a clear and present danger, meaning California federal employees may need re-leaf once again.

There Are a Ton of New Emojis Coming But Still No Weed One

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Every year, the Unicode Consortium releases a batch update to their collection of emojis that dictate how the world texts for the next year. And every year, every stoner worldwide waits with bated breath to see if this is the year we finally get an official weed emoji. Well, this isn't our year... again.

If we've learned anything in the past few years as a culture, it's that representation matters. And frankly, I can't be the only one sick of using a maple leaf or a cloud of smoke to alert my friends that I'm burning down a blunt. We need a set of emojis of our own.

The 2019 release includes 230 new additions to the emoji library, including a waffle, a guide dog, butter, and a sloth, among many others.

I will say, there a few new emojis that stoners can add to their arsenal of slick animated weed metaphors. The new set of emojis includes a skunk and an onion, both of which could come in handy, I guess.

There's always next year.