This bong is so rad.
How do we make one or get one?
Stoner friends are the best. If you have no bud, they might have some and come and blaze with you. You laugh together, cry together, and cough up smoke together. Finding new smoking buddies makes me very excited but you have to be careful trying to find new friends who smoke because afterall, it is illegal and all.
Have you ever been suspicious of a co-worker or friend being a stoner but you weren’t sure? Here are 42.0 ways for you to find out if you potentially have a new smoking buddy or not. These are not all true for every smoker so they won’t always apply but many of them apply to many smokers.
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I’ve been a part of the marijuana movement since I started working for High Times in 1989. Though High Times is predominately run by a number of women at the top, the magazine is a boy’s club, edited primarily by men. High Times caters to a predominately male readership. That’s why the magazine has featured photo spreads of Playmates, Penthouse Pets and porn stars. It’s a men’s magazine first, and the editors and bosses know how to play to their crowd.
While I worked at High Times (I left in 2007), several editors pursued these photo shoots, steering the magazine perilously in the porn direction. It all started with Jenna Jameson in 2001 for a “Pot & Sex” issue. The porn star was on top of her world at the time and the issue flew off newsstands.
High Times is no different than most publishing companies. When something works, the bosses say, “Do that again.” So the chase was on to find more Jennas. From that point, there was run of cheesecake covers – from Stoner Girls Next Door to Jenna (again) to more recent Miss High Times winners to yet another porn star, Tera Patrick. Do stoners really want porn with their pot?
I fought the good battle there and lost. When I was co-editor from 2004-2006, the dreaded sex issue came up. On one side of the editorial board, it was decided to pursue Jenna. On the other side, a few staffers contacted Penthouse. I stood in the middle. When push came to shove, I chose the Jenna cover.
I’m not a prude, I just don’t think it’s appropriate to fill up a pot magazine with images strictly for male readers, essentially turning off the female base. The few women on the staff would occasionally suggest that a sexy guy should be on the cover. Never happened. I’d regularly hear from women in the movement who’d distanced themselves from the magazine because of the racy content.
Another issue has long been the use of scantily-clad women in advertisements. Take a look at most marijuana mags and websites and you’ll inevitably be confronted by objectionable ads, like the legalbuds.com banners or the BC Bud Depot two-page spreads. These are tacky trade-magazine ads that diminish the overall quality of any publication that accepts them. But they also pay the bills.
Now that I’m a website publisher, I encounter the same issues High Times faces, just on a smaller scale. We’ve built CelebStoner as a counter to High Times and Skunk – a sexist-free environment where readers don’t have to be worried about being offended by salacious ads and editorial content. We’ve rejected numerous ad banners that were deemed offensive. High Times doesn’t turn any advertiser away.
Elsewhere on the web, you’ll find plenty of “buds & babes” sites, such as 420girls.com, Girls4ganja.com, ganjaporn.com, hailmaryjane.com and so on, featuring women smoking pot with little or no clothes on. Clearly, these are men’s sites. Just like with porn, if women allow themselves to be photographed nude for the purpose of male and (and certainly in some case) female arousal, that’s their choice. Let’s assume no one is being forced to do anything. The same goes for so-called bud babes. Still, these sites demean women who otherwise would not be featured if they didn’t play the part of sexy sirens.
Been to a cannabis trade show lately? The floors are crawling with barely-clothed women pitching products. People shrug and say that’s what happens at trade shows, but why does that have to be the case at our shows? Are we not different and better? At KushCon II in December, the NORML Woman’s Alliance (NWA) made a stink about the woman in question and a dress code was hastily ordered (and of course not followed).
These issues sparked the forming of the NWA last year. Women in the movement are tired of being harassed, bullied, taken for granted and advantage of, not considered for leadership positions, and objectified. The NWA got together for a tasteful photo shoot to show how they want to be seen – as elegant, powerful woman, not cheesecake girls flaunting their assets.
When I heard the MPP was returning to the Playboy Mansion for another one of their big fundraisers, I called for a boycott. At first, people wondered why. I reminded them that the organization’s co-founder and executive director Rob Kampia was suspended last year for having sex with a drunk female subordinate employee after work and other charges of sexual harassment. Many of the MPP’s most prominent employees quit in the wake of the scandal. In my opinion, Kampia should have been fired and replaced by a woman. Instead, he was reinstated after a three-month benching.
The MPP skipped the Playboy event in 2010 for obvious reasons, but apparently now it’s okay to head back to the Mansion. People sure have short memories.
This promises to be Kampia’s coming-out party. But it would be like giving a recently-stopped cigarette smoker a case of Camels. For someone who’s described himself as “hypersexualized” and went through many sessions of therapy, the Playboy Mansion is the last place he and his organization should be raising money.
I’m hoping that the cannabis community will support this event only if the MPP relocates it to another venue. If not – and if people show up in droves at the Playboy Mansion on July 7 – then we have a bigger problem than I ever imagined.
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The deadline for entering in this contest has arrived, and we’ll now begin taking votes from the public in order to select who will be crowned the first ever Miss Medical Marijuana ambassador, in this Spring 2011 contest. There are some very beautiful women that have participated and we’d like to thank everyone in advance for their support.
This is the first contest we’ve held at PENCIL METHOD since our inception. We are very eager to provide the winners with prizes and see how this contest will help us bring our cause to those who wouldn’t have necessarily been informed about the importance of our cause had it not been for the beautiful women that have taken the chance in submitting their contest entries.
Now that we have all of our contestants, we’ll need you to vote for who you think should be crowned Miss Medical Marijuana, a good will ambassador for our cause. In order to vote, you’ll need to be a registered user on our web site (registration is free and takes less than 10 seconds to complete – CLICK HERE TO BECOME A REGISTERED USER). All you need to do is choose your favorite lady from the voting poll below. Only one vote will be allowed per member, and cheating attempts will not be counted in the end. Voting begins April 1st, 2011 at 1:00 AM and will end April 20th, 2011 at 1:00 AM as well.
The winners will be expected to promote our cause in a wholesome and responsible way. This contest is about promoting the marijuana legalization movement and spreading valuable knowledge to the general public. Please do your part and tell all your friends and loved ones about this contest and our web site. Winners will be officially announced during the afternoon of April 20th, 2011.
Less than two months after the competition was initially announced, online interest for the Miss Medical Marijuana competition has surpassed what anyone at the popular Marijuana news magazine even thought was possible. The contest is taking place as part of ongoing efforts by the Marijuana Legalization movement to gain mainstream support for the cause.