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Last night Gawker published a story called, simply, "Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smokes Crack." The tale is pretty crazy--and Rob Ford, if you know anything about him, is pretty crazy--so follow along. Gawker editor John Cook received a tip that a group of prominent Toronto drug dealers had a cellphone video of the mayor smoking crack, and made him come to a housing development on the outskirts of town to watch it.This is what he saw:Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, is the only person visible in the frame. Prior to the trip, I spent a lot of time looking
Legend has it, a 31-year-old member of the Warlocks motorcycle club, in the span of a few minutes Tuesday: A. snorted meth, B. smoked weed, C. tattooed himself, D. shot his girlfriend in the head, E. told her he loved her. He claims it was an accident; police say it was not. Either way, says outspoken Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood, "He won't be riding his motorcycle for a while." Michael DeLuca's girlfriend, 19, is in critical condition. [Daily News]
Sorry if this post is a little late. I’ve been spending all my free time recently getting stoned and not finding a job. The good news is, though, that a bunch of other Pennsylvanians are in the exact same position, apparently much preferring a fleeting toke of some ganj over something trivial like, oh, full-time employment. But what’s even better for all of us lazy Keystone State druggies is that we don’t have to blame our shortcomings on the marijuanas; Tom “The Jobs Are There” Corbett will do it for us. And for himself, but that’s beside the point—our low jobs numbers just can’t be Tommy’s fault.
Given the way things have been going lately, you might figure that the 42-year-old War on Drugs, hallelujah, is over. Nationally, we’ve seen a rebirth of the psychedelic movement, a shift in public perception of marijuana, and, as proven by the High Times Cannabis Cup, weed is very much legal in Colorado (and Washington). Even in Philly, we’ve got hundreds of people toking up at the Liberty Bell at each Smokedown Prohibition with little to no trouble, despite the efforts of whiney YouTube users armed with iPhones alone—not to mention that whole de-facto marijuana decriminalization thing.
Reason reports:The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. ruled today in favor of the DEA's decision to keep marijuana a Schedule I drug--a classification for substances that are highly addictive and have no widely accepted medical benefits."On the merits, the question before the court is not whether marijuana could have some medical benefits," reads the court's ruling in Americans for Safe Access v. Drug Enforcement Administration. Rather, the court was tasked with deciding whether the DEA was following its own rules in refusing to initiate reschedule proceedings for marijuana.What's this mean? Well, anybody who hoped that
If you're a fan of the Phillies—or really, of any other baseball team—you probably love Jim Thome.In this era of widespread cynicism about sports, there aren't a lot of things that just about everyone feels good about, but Thome is one of them. In a 22-year career, the slugger hit 612 home runs, which is seventh all-time. His career on-base percentage is .402 and his career slugging percentage is .554.The slugger has a special place in Phillies fans hearts, as in 2003, he was the first major free agent to sign with the team in the Citizens Bank Park era.
It sounds like the kind of country club that exists only in the stoned imaginations of Cheech & Chong, but apparently it's real: Barry Russo is suing the Copper Hill Country Club in New Jersey, claiming some members there of serving him a pot-laced brownie. Russo, 68, is a diabetic, and went to the hospital complaining of dizziness and numbness—so it's possible that the "brownie" and not the "pot" part of this story is where things went wrong. Nonetheless, this story makes me fantasize about other upper-class locales in need of drug-laced pastries! Can we get some pot crumpets served