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High Comedy: Comedians Divulge Their Best Cannabis Tales

It’s hardly a secret that comedians tend to tell the best stories — they’re detailed, engaging, and hilarious. Even better than a run-of-the-mill funny tale? An amusing retelling of a time when cannabis consumption went a little overboard. Below, we tracked a few of our favorite comedians to reveal the the best-for-us but worst-for-them memories of consuming just a bit too much. To make it even better, try some giggle-inducing strains before diving in.

Note: Not all language will be SFW, so pop your headphones in if you’re in public before pressing play.

Bill Burr Eats 2.5 Pot Brownies on a Plane

Bill Burr is one of my favorite comedians, so of course his story on eating 2.5 pot brownies makes me laugh so hard I cry (whether I smoked beforehand or not). His retelling of airplane travel whilst high out of his mind is true comedy gold.

Louis C.K.: ‘This is Stronger Than the 70s’

If Bill Burr is my number one, Louis CK would be a close second. Joking about the differences in 70s cannabis and the beefed-up strains of today, he recounts a memory of an after-show puff and pass that took him just a bit by surprise.

Dave Chappelle’s ‘White Friend Chip’

Dave Chappelle’s comedy is classic, and the voice he does for his friend “Chip” is spot on. In this piece, Chappelle tells a story of hanging out with his “white friend Chip” and what goes down when they partake together.

Katt Williams Smokes with Snoop

Katt Williams had the opportunity to do something most of us only dream about: smoke with Snoop. He talks to his audience about the time he hung out with Snoop Dogg and “hit some weed” with the cannabis master. You’ll have to watch the video to find out what happened.

Cheech and Chong Recall the Good Old Days

Of course, Cheech and Chong are the original cannabis comedians. In this video they reminisce on the pot of yesteryear and how it compares to today in their own inimitable Cheech and Chong way.


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Check Out These Gorgeous Photos of 5 Real Cannabis Weddings

As cannabis establishes itself as a mainstream lifestyle commodity, more couples than ever are choosing to incorporate cannabis into their weddings. Whether it’s a dab bar at the reception, flower and glass pieces set out after dinner, or petite potted cannabis plants for guests to take home (in states where legal, of course), the five couples below, all featured on weed wedding website Love and Marij, did a beautiful job of using cannabis to make the best day of their lives even better. Scroll down and be inspired!

Whitney and John: Flower, Friends, and Family

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Jessica Hill Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Jessica Hill Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Jessica Hill Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Jessica Hill Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Jessica Hill Photography)

Lauren and Brad: Blunts, Seedlings, and Smiles

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Alison Vagnini Weddings)

5 Real Marijuana Weddings in Photos(Alison Vagnini Weddings)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Alison Vagnini Weddings)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Alison Vagnini Weddings)

5 Real Marijuana Weddings in Photos(Alison Vagnini Weddings)

Kelly and Chris: Irreverent Vibes and Canna-Bouquets

5 Real Marijuana Weddings in Photos(Pasiflora Photography)

5 Real Marijuana Weddings in Photos(Pasiflora Photography)

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5 Real Marijuana Weddings in Photos(Pasiflora Photography)

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Pasiflora Photography)

Maria and Eric: Rustic Romance and Hemp Berry Smoothies

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Lollylah Wedding Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Lollylah Wedding Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Lollylah Wedding Photography)

5 Real Weed Weddings in Photos(Lollylah Wedding Photography)

Courtney and Shayan: Elegant Outdoor Colors and Décor

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Letitia Smith/White Light Exposure)

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Letitia Smith/White Light Exposure)

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Letitia Smith/White Light Exposure)

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Letitia Smith/White Light Exposure)

5 Real Cannabis Weddings in Photos(Letitia Smith/White Light Exposure)

Planning a cannabis-infused wedding? Share your ideas and inspiration in the comments!


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The Curious Trend of Celebrities Quitting Cannabis

A curious new trend is sweeping through Hollywood and it’s catching some of us by surprise. Several prominent canna-friendly celebrities have come forward to admit that they are giving up the plant.

Woody Harrelson shocked the cannabis circuit this week when he told Vulture during an interview that after 30 years of using cannabis, he hasn’t touched it in over a year. His explanation was that he wanted to be more moderate, after “30 solid years of just partying.”

Indeed, he’s not the only one who has gone public with giving up cannabis. Pete Davidson, a comedian, Saturday Night Live cast member, and vocal cannabis supporter, took some time off from the show to get sober from everything, including cannabis. In an open note on Instagram, he wrote, “I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in eight years.”

Davidson’s cannabis cessation is more surprising than Harrelson’s because he was using cannabis to help cope with Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with at 18 years old.

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Both Harrelson and Davidson have plenty in common, even starring in a cannabis-inspired SNL sketch in 2015 about New York City’s new cannabis possession policy. These two are certainly not the first, nor will they be the last, to give up cannabis for personal reasons.

Paul McCartney and Mark Wahlberg both gave up smoking cannabis, citing family as their motivation. Wahlberg became concerned when his daughter asked what the smell of cannabis was. He replied that it was a skunk, and her retort made him reconsider his choices: “Sometimes Daddy smells like that!”

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Method Man slowed his cannabis consumption significantly in 2011, but for him it was an image issue. “I don’t want that every time you hear Method Man’s name you associate it with getting high,” he said, “because there’s so much more to me that that. I’m not actually distancing myself from my marijuana culture people, but it’s not in the forefront anymore. It comes to a point where no matter where you go, they’re always thinking you’re high. And I’m not always high. I mean, right now, I’m sober as a priest.”

Natalie Portman admitted that during her college days, she used cannabis almost every day, but has since quit. “I love stoner comedies. I smoked weed in college, but I haven’t smoked in years,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. I can’t do that anymore.”

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During Lady Gaga’s Born This Way tour in 2012, she had a hip injury that was exacerbated by the rigorous schedule and physical demands of touring and performing. At night, she smoked up to 15 joints at a time to help deal with the pain. After the tour ended and she had hip surgery, she worked with Marina Abramovich, a famous performance artist, to help quit her cannabis habit.

Neil Young enjoyed the green herb for nearly 40 years during his career, but after suffering a stroke in 2005, he quit drinking and smoking any mind-altering substances for his health. “I did it for 40 years,” the singer told the New York Times. “Now I want to see what it’s like to not do it. It’s just a different perspective.”

CeeLo Green quit using cannabis in 2010 after he experienced a bad cannabis-induced anxiety attack. “I never got comfortable with it again,” he said.

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Mark Foster of the band Foster the People quit smoking cannabis, but when he met Snoop Dogg, he told him, “I quit smoking, but I’d have a blunt with you now if I had the chance.” Surprisingly, Snoop reinforced his decision, saying, “You know what, brother, sometimes you gotta slow down and focus on your shit.”

Have you ever taken a tolerance break or decided to quit cannabis altogether? What inspired your decision?


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Watch This: That One Time Zach Galifianakis Smoked a ‘Joint’ on Real Time

Taken from an episode of Real Time With Bill Maher that aired in November 2010, Zach Galifianakis and a table of panelists are discussing CA Prop 19, which would have legalized cannabis in California. Everyone’s putting in their two cents about the issue and doing their best to one-up each other when, out of nowhere, like the man of principle he is, Zach G. whips out a joint and lights it on national television.

…Or at least it appears he does, but after I did my googles, I saw that he in fact did not have a real “marijuana cigarette,” as the other side calls it. Apparently it was just cloves or something, but that does not change the intention. The message was clear. Zach, I too hope to one day live in a world where the host and guests of TV shows can light up whenever they so choose. I’d actually get cable back for that. (Maybe. I don’t know. Nah, probably not.)

Also, I’d like to give a shout out to the woman in the red-orange jacket. She’s obviously down for the movement as well because she couldn’t stop laughing at everything, which makes me think that she miiiiight’ve been a little high herself. (Allegedly.) You can also tell that she definitely would’ve smoked that joint had it been the Real Deal Holyfield. Either way, salute that woman.

Bottom line: Zach Galifianakis proves that not all heroes wear capes; some wear satchels and baby backpacks.

Zach Galifianakis lights up on Real Time


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This Kickstarter Campaign Wants to Build a Cannabis Island Paradise

Ever consider owning your own little slice of paradise surrounded by breezy palm trees and like-minded people? Well, look no further than Ganjaland – a self-described “cannabis themed crowdfunding project” dedicated to making that slice of paradise a reality. The campaign hit Kickstarter on March 10, and from now through May 9, you can invest in this private island dedicated to relaxation and — though it isn’t specified, but we assume — open cannabis consumption.

This faraway passion project imagined by one ‘Jesse Ferrell’ touches on the dream of nearly every cannabis consumer: a chill and open space of acceptance and community where cannabis is as freely available as the sea breeze. Though we can’t pinpoint where exactly this island will be (near Vanuatu, the video claims) or even much of the planning for this project other than “send money,” it’s a lovely concept. Besides, the video promises that “your money is safe” and “full transparency [is] guaranteed.”

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Kickstarter pledges will gain you certain privileges once this enigmatic idea potentially becomes a real-life island. Donations from a dollar and up will grant you “Instant Carma” ($5), advertising space in Ganjaland ($100), or a 10-night stay in Ganjaland ($420), while donations reaching $10,000 and above grant you “permanent citizenship” and the opportunity to star in the Ganjaland Reality TV Show that we’re sure will become a reality itself and keep mainlanders on the edge of their seats. So far, the campaign has only raised $120 of its $50,000 goal, but no matter — there are still several weeks to go.

The exact step-by-step guide to how this project will come to fruition is a mystery to all but the creator (and we do not suggest investing until you have all the facts yourself), however it would be quite the stunning endeavor if completed. So, if you do decide to take the leap, and all ends well and good, keep us in mind while you sip on those cannabis-infused cocktails whilst soaking up the sun on one of the island’s many beaches. To learn more about this project and for your own enjoyment, follow Ganjaland on Facebook and watch the utterly inexplicable “Ganjaland Explained” video below.


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Snoop Dogg’s New Video Features Cannabis, Clowns, and Trump

Snoop Dogg is taking aim at the latest administration–literally, and it’s gotten the attention of everyone from Marco Rubio all the way up to the President of the United States.

In the video for Snoop’s remix of “Lavender,” from the jazz group BADBADNOTGOOD, uses a running theme of clowns in clown makeup, but also takes on much more serious social issues. Snoop Dogg is featured prominently in the video, and it’s clear he’s got a bone to pick with recent developments in the US.

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In one of the year’s most controversial music video moments, Snoop Dogg holds up a gun to an orange-pancake-faced clown by the name of Ronald Klump, and pulls the trigger. A flag with the word “BANG” pops out, its style mirroring classic prank guns.

No surprise that it caught the eye of President Trump, who tweeted:

The video, however, goes much deeper than just criticism of the nation’s president. The lyrics also tackle the issue of a racist drug war “from a black man’s point of view.”

We watch a morbid scene of a clown on his way to work with a joint in his hand. The cannabis catches the attention of a face-painted clown cop, who pulls him over. As the driver tries to explain himself, he opens his briefcase to reveal a gun. The driver immediately puts his hands up, but to no avail. The officer fires anyway, and the gruesome scene becomes almost farcical as glitter sprays from the chest of the victim while an onlooker records the entire encounter with his cell phone camera. Snoop’s lyrics emphasize the helplessness of witnesses: “It’s all on camera and they still don’t believe you.”

The scenario, acted out in clown face, is far too familiar. Recent police-involved shooting deaths are fresh in American memory, and cannabis often pointed to as a scapegoat. Michael Brown’s past marijuana use was presented to the media as justification for his shooting in the weeks following his death, and more recently, Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed due in part to the suspicion of cannabis being in his possession.

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The theme of cannabis runs deep through this video. Snoop watches the news with a blunt in hand and an array of joints by his side. We see Klump outside, smoking what appears to be a cigar or blunt. As he crushes it underfoot, Snoop takes aim and fires the prank gun.

It becomes clear in the next shot that Klump is fine, albeit wrapped in chains, watching Snoop and one of his clowns pass a joint amongst each other, occasionally reaching for the joint they pass.

Whatever the underlying message is meant to be in either the lyrics or the video for “Lavender,” the intention is clear: Snoop Dogg is fed up with the federal administration.


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The Trouble With Tribble: Inside the Mind of a Unique Glass Artist and Cannabis Advocate

Winner of the High Times Cannabis Cup for Best Glass on three separate occasions, Scott Tribble (AKA Scoz of Scoz Glass) lives and breathes functional glass art. Since 2000, Scoz has been creating unique glass sculptures, pipes, bongs, and marbles. Most well-known for his sparkling dragon creations and mammoth “Skulliosis” piece, his fans can’t get enough of his talent and vivid imagination.

Now living in Issaquah, WA (a stone’s throw away from Seattle), Scoz set up shop in his own garage in order to stay closer to home and look after Musket and Ned, his two trail running coon hounds. We got a chance to speak to Scoz about his glassblowing work, inspirations, and life as a successful glass artist.

Be sure to follow Scott’s work on Instagram, Facebook, and his website.

(Courtesy of Scott Tribble)(Instagram: @scozglass)

Leafly: When were you first introduced to glass blowing?

Scoz: I was always into sculpting with clay and was also intrigued by glass blowing. After high school, I began researching glass blowing and discovered lamp working. I liked that you could have a home studio, so I decided to go that route. I met a guy who was a pipe maker and he showed me a few things and I taught myself from there. Not too long after that I met J-Red (J-Red Glass) while snowboarding at Stevens Pass and learned he was a glass blower too, so we started working together and it just advanced from there

What’s the biggest challenge in designing and creating pieces meant for cannabis consumption? 

My pieces are mostly sculptural, so the hardest part is making sure it functions well while still looking how I want it to look.

(Instagram: @scozglass)(Instagram: @scozglass)

Who are your top glass art inspirations?

Nature, movies, and art in other media are my main inspirations.

Who, if anyone, have you collaborated with recently?

I collaborate with Doc (Doc Glass) regularly as he is my shop mate. Also, JDZ recently came over and we made “The Forest Spirit Dragon”.

(Instagram: @scozglass)(Instagram: @scozglass)

If you consume, how has cannabis contributed to your creativity when developing designs and ideas?

I’ve always felt that it enhances my creativity, so I do get stoned sometimes when designing a piece.

What has been your proudest moment since you started creating up until now?

Honestly I think my proudest moment was Skulliosis–it’s massive!! It was seven years ago now, but still a big highlight of my career.

(Instagram: @scozglass)Skulliosis (Instagram: @scozglass)

Where do you see glass art going within the cannabis industry now that more states are beginning to legalize and there has been a greater positive movement?

Just hoping it continues to grow and expand!


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The High Score: Zelda, Breath of the Wild Game Review

Title: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Available On: Nintendo Switch and Wii U

Price: $59.99

Product Pairing: Dutchy’s Blackberry Kush (vape pen cartridge) and Gaga Peanut Butter Cups (10mg)

Summary: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will trap you for hours on end in one of the most stunning artistic simulations known to modern day gamers. With dreamlike world-building, imaginative character designs, awe-inspiring landscapes, an astounding orchestral soundtrack, and seemingly boundless map (think nine Skyrims), this game is destined to be played with an edible or a big bowl of your favorite strain.

Three, Two, One Blast Off

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The feeling of holding Zelda: Breath of the Wild in my hands cannot easily be described. The Zelda franchise is one that I grew up with, playing every major title since A Link to the Past. Over the decades, the widely worshipped Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword would amount to what might just be Nintendo’s magnum opus: Breath of the Wild.

Filling my lungs with bated breath and Dutchy’s Blackberry Kush, the opening cinematics came on. I unwrapped an infused peanut cup while an ethereal voice broke from the darkness: “Wake up, Link.”

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Link awakens—looking like he just took the biggest dab of his life–and emerges from a cave where he’d been cryogenically hibernating for exactly one century, losing all of his memories in the process.

The game wastes no time cutting to its mic-drop moment. A landscape that I can only describe as watercolors over reality breaks out like a sunrise. The expansive view of rolling hills, cloud-cloaked mountains, and trees swaying the breeze will force some sort of audible cry out of its beholder.

Immersion and Atmosphere

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Score: 10/10

Breath of the Wild is easily the most visually stunning game in my collection, second only to a Skyrim modified purely with graphic overhauls and immersion enhancements. However, in an age where many producers aim for digital mimicries of our real world, BOTW sidesteps; it instead pioneers an almost comic-like art style with bright colors and shading steeped in watercolor.

Despite its somewhat cartoonish animation style, there’s no shortage of realistic detail to get lost in. The length of shadows change depending on the sun’s position in the sky; blades of grass sway with the wind’s direction; and clouds in the sky cast shadowed nuances on the ground below, again, depending on the sun’s position. This level of detail is meant for gamers as thoroughly baked as we, my friends.

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In earlier Zelda games, kingdom of Hyrule always had fairly strict geographic boundaries and linear plot lines that gave the world somewhat of a ceiling. But with BOTW, that ceiling just got a whole lot higher. You can haul through the game’s main quest in 30 to 50 hours, but if you’re the type of person to stop and smell the flowers (and I mean every single beautifully designed flower in Hyrule), you may find your play time inching toward the 100-hour mark, maybe more depending on how many edibles you took.

My favorite part of playing this game while high was the early days, the simpler times of leisurely strolling about the low-level regions, collecting apples for my pony and mushrooms for my skewer recipes, and drinking in the multi-toned skies of sunset and sunrise without fear of getting utterly annihilated by a Guardian or Lynel (and here’s a summary of how that will go).

Gameplay 

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Score: 8/10

I know I said this game was a destined companion for cannabis, but if your skill does not grow proportionately alongside the game’s difficulty, you will swear and curse your way through multi-button commands and timing-based combat. The fast-paced combat forces you to play your controller like an instrument, hitting the right button at the right time for the right effect. Having tried and failed at every instrument under the sun, you can imagine the colorful profanity that gushes out of me every time I’m faced with the oh-so familiar words: GAME OVER.

A few puffs from my vape pen sharpened my concentration, but too much and I found my brain constantly mixing up buttons, constantly pausing to think, Uhhhhhh what was the fast-command for changing arrows? However, as you master the controls, you will have an absolute heyday launching bomb arrows midair from your paraglider, surfing down mountains on your shield, and leaping off the head of one enemy to jab another.

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Here’s where cannabis really helped me: shrines. Much of the game is comprised of visiting scattered outposts that test different abilities from combat to puzzle-solving. I love the way cannabis allows you to approach problems and puzzles with a creative edge–that can really help if you get stuck.

Although BOTW introduces some challenging gameplay, I’m learning that game overs are no stranger to most players, whether sober or stoned, skilled or stumbling. Still, the eventual difficulty of BOTW may come as a frustration to those who find cooking cakes and paragliding through the Hylian foothills more enjoyable than battling ancient artifacts who count down to your death with timed explosive lasers. 

Characters and Plot

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Score: 10/10

If there’s one thing Legend of Zelda games do best, it’s character design. From hilarious to elegant, strange to epic, adorable to creepy, the inhabitants of Hyrule often look like they walked straight out of someone’s fever dream. The cast of characters served up in Breath of the Wild are just as amazingly colorful, featuring an androgynous Link, cryptic Sheikah monks, the Great Fairy reimagined, and parrots playing the accordion. Stoned or not, these characters will inspire any creative with a penchant for the unusual.

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The plot has yet to fully unfold for me, but so far, the theme of time travel and forgotten pasts has me drawing theories the whole way. Early on in the game, Link must start collecting memories using photographs, traveling near and far to re-live them. It’s a trip, especially after puffing on this Blackberry Kush for hours and hours (…and hours and hours).

In conclusion–if it isn’t already overwhelmingly obvious–Breath of the Wild is a must-have game for, well, really anyone. Having played sober, donked into the galaxies, and everywhere in between, I can say that this game’s highly immersive qualities are wildly enhanced by a good, long-lasting edible. But grab your comfiest chair, because you’ll likely be here about as long as Link spent incubating in his tomb of time before emerging into one of the greatest games introduced to mankind so far.


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Why a Good Smoke Session Is the Ultimate Bonding Experience

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of a single better way to bond with someone than smoking with them. And I tried. I really did. I sat here and ate an entire bowl of white cheddar mac and I tried. But it couldn’t because there is nothing. Not a happy hour/brunch/dinner, not a jog around the park, not even a drunken game of Never-Have-I-Ever (although this runs a very close second).

Point blank, there is not a single thing in the entire Milky Way Galaxy that is more effective in breaking down communication barriers than grinding a little cannabis, tossing it into your preferred device, and passing it amongst some folks you don’t know that well. Or folks you do know that well. Either way, I guarantee it’ll bring you all closer as a family.

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How do I know? Because roughly 74% of my very best friends are people I met in college on some “You smoke? Hell yeah. Shiiidd, match sum’n then” type introduction. Or they’re people I met in a mega sesh through mutual friends that turned into a spinoff show. Either way, all it took were a couple blunts and some high-pothetical situations to realize I was amongst safe company. From that safe company bred real friendships, and it’s all because of the bonding powers of a good session. If you’ve never indulged with someone you don’t know that well, I highly suggest it. Nothing brings people together like cannabis.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. You Make Friends That Enjoy Cannabis

I mean, sure, in your realm of the world everyone might smoke, but in the grand scheme, there are still a lot of people that don’t. So when you run into someone one that does, y’all are automatically closer. It’s almost like that scene in Step Brothers. You really might have just become best friends with someone because the very first thing you’ll say is, “No way, we should blaze some time.” (Or some variation of that. I prefer “Smoke sum’n then!”) It’s not only direct, but it encourages immediate action. Off that knowledge alone, you’re automatically willing to kick it with that person because chances are you all have more than just cannabis in common.

2. You May Get to Experience a New Piece or Strain

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to someone’s crib to smoke and they’ve pulled out some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious-ass bong or pipe. It’s incredible. I remember the first time someone pulled out a gas mask and I was like, “Oh you think I’m weak? Gimme that damn gas mask.” Next thing I knew, I was face down on the kitchen floor because the tile was cool and calming. Do you know how high you have for that to happen? Level 6. At the very least, level 6. This is all because I was smoking with someone I hadn’t before.

In addition to a foreign piece, you might also get to try some foreign buds. That’s the real pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. One of the very first times I smoked with my boy, he pulled out some kind of cannabis called Earth and to this day, I’ve never hit a more potent strain. I honestly don’t even know if that’s what it was really called. But regardless, that was the densest, most fire strain I’ve smoked and I’ll never forget it. Earth is the one that got away.

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3. The Conversations

All of my deepest conversations have come when I was high. There’s just nothing I like better than getting stoned and talking about life’s most burning can’t-stop-won’t-stop questions. Things like: Is honey mustard actually a better chicken dipping sauce than ranch? Who even decided ranch should be the primary dipping sauce? Was it white people? Probably. It’s always white people. Or better yet, it was probably black people and then white people stole it. Just like Jack Daniel’s.

Recently, Arian Foster took to Twitter to debate with people if he could defeat a wolf one-on-one. I’m not saying he was high, I’m just saying there’s a chance he was. When you’re pondering situations about which wild animals you could defeat in battle, there’s a chance. And what better place to discuss it with also-high individuals than Twitter? Nowhere, I say. Nowhere.

Bottom line, no matter what silly-ass thing you have on your mind, a session with someone is the perfect time to get it off of your chest. Especially since they’ll probably have the perfect high-ass response for your high-ass statements.

4. It Can Be Therapeutic

You’re so judgment-free, man. You can say the dumbest shit, you can do the dumbest shit (safely, please), and your group just rolls with it. I once looked for my phone for 37 minutes before realizing it was in my hand, and that was after I had my friend call it. He also didn’t realize it was in my hand. You know how high you two have to be for something dumb like that to occur? Again: level 6. At the very least, level 6.

But that’s the type of stuff I’m talking about. In the moments of smoking with someone, you can be your absolute self without any worries. Sessions are true safe spaces, and that’s why they can be also be therapeutic. Because not only is the aforementioned dumb shit accepted, the realest shit is also permissible.

For example, when I get high with certain friends, we always end up talking about life. I get mad aware of myself during these times, which usually results in me popping off a quick seven minute rant about my dreams and the frustrations of not being a billionaire at age 27. I’m kind of like the Kanye of wanting more, minus the already having more.

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In turn, this causes my friends to rant about the things that frustrate them in life. For some, it’s the frustration of working a dead-end job while they try to build a music career. For others, it’s the anger caused by how much sleep their newborn baby ISN’T allowing them. Regardless of whatever’s eating someone, a good session is the perfect time to release those feelings.

There have even been times when my friends and I have used a session to mourn. A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine passed away. My homeboy came by the house and it was the first time we’d seen each other since the news broke. We hadn’t really processed it and both tried to avoid it, but in the end we did what we do: get high and talk about it. Next thing I know, we’re mid-extendo blunt, he’s crying a little bit, I’ve got the Will Smith single-tear-rolling-down-the-cheek thing going, and we’re dealing with the acceptance of death over some Cherry Pie. You should’ve been there. It was a beautiful scene.


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Watch This: Spiders (Fake) Try Different Drugs, Weave Wacky Webs

I don’t know how I found this video, but I’m glad I did because it’s so damn funny to me. Who even thinks of some shit like this? The internet. That’s who. And I’m forever grateful because this entire thing is about life in Corporate America. Each spider represents a certain type of co-worker and as soon as I take this hit of AK-47, I’ll tell you who’s who.

Editor’s note: Yes, this video is a joke. Nobody got a bunch of spiders high to see what sort of webs they’d weave (to my knowledge, anyway).

LSD Spider

LSD Spider is the young co-worker that realizes the soul-suck of a trash job in Corporate America isn’t worth it. So LSD Spider takes its checks, stacks them for a little bit, then dips out like the finesse king he is. Because if you look at the video, you’ll notice that LSD Spider took one hit, said, “Man, fuck this web building (Microsoft Excel) shit,” and dipped smooth out.

Caffeine Spider

This is the co-worker who’s always stressed out and shit. It’s like damn bro/broette, you’re really over there spazzing about this job like quitting isn’t an option? Your spazzy nature is mad unproductive, just like Caffeine Spider, who drank its coffee and couldn’t stop spinning for hours. It’s honestly ruining THC Spider’s vibe, but he’s so chill that it’s all funny to him.

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THC Spider

This is your co-worker that does enough work just to get by. He clearly doesn’t care about the job, but he stays because the checks come easy. He just chills on his hammock (cubicle) all day and surfs the internet. Might even write an article for Leafly. THC Spider lives so freely that if the storm of HR were to come, he might be screwed. But by that point, he’ll be out of there, just like LSD Spider. Because if he’s not, he’ll eventually become Crack-Cocaine Spider’s bitch. THC Spider ain’t nobody’s bitch.

Alcohol Spider

This is your boss. He’s got all the money and the best life, the wife and kids, all of that shit. But deep down he’s messed up. Something’s going on. Because you smell whiskey on his breath every day and he somehow hasn’t noticed that mouth wash actually heightens the smell of cigarettes on his breath.

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Crack-Cocaine Spider

This is that snake ass co-worker that you know has it out for you. He plays all nice and acts friendly, but you know he’s watching your moves and waiting for you to slip up so he can snitch about a fireable offense that opens up your spot. So you beware of him, because like this video, he’ll fuck you over at any given opportunity. And he’ll probably get that opportunity. He’ll do enough snake-ish things and suck up enough to get that promotion above THC Spider and be in the position to do so. Don’t get finessed, THC Spiders.


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