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Police Find 10lb’s Of Weed in Fashion Photographer’s Apartment


Busted: Jennifer Tzar has been charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuanaBusted: Jennifer Tzar has been charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana

A fashion photographer whose work has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine was arrested after fire marshals allegedly stumbled on a 10-pound stash of marijuana while investigating a fire in her SoHo apartment building.

Jennifer Tzar, 44, was charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

She has shot the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Snoop Dogg for Spin and Rolling Stone and her work has also appeared in LIFE magazine.

Fire marshals searched her apartment as they looked for a cause of the three-alarm blaze on Friday.

Police say the drugs were stuffed into 13 plastic bags and one jar inside the apartment.

The stash has a street value of $500 an ounce, sources said, making the seizure worth an estimated $80,000.

Tzar, 44, was arrested at the scene, police said.

The blaze left six families homeless, the New York Daily News reports.

Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries, and one woman who lives in the building was hospitalized, said fire officials.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

Cuffed: Police officers lead Jennifer Tzar away from her apartment and off to the police stationCuffed: Police officers lead Jennifer Tzar away from her apartment and off to the police station

Tzar’s website lists her photography as ‘Offbeat and arresting…in the realm of magical realism, project defiance and individuality.’

She was unavailable for comment on Monday.

The Buildings Department ruled the 106-year-old building unsafe for residents – and declared a “full vacate” order.

Raging: The building in the SoHo area of New York had to be evacuated as fire crews fought the blaze

Raging: The building in the SoHo area of New York had to be evacuated as fire crews fought the blaze

Trendy part of town: The building in SoHo,New York, before the fire

Trendy part of town: The building in SoHo,New York, before the fire

‘There was a lot of smoke in the middle of the night, and then I saw flames inside the courtyard,’ said Natalie Swan, an actress and resident for 30 years.

‘They broke into my apartment, broke the door down. I’m in shock.’

Ken Huebner, 54, a long-time resident, said he had been out there for hours with his son and dog.

‘I’m exhausted. I’ve been up since yesterday,’ he said. ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do, honestly. Let’s hope for the best.’

Guerilla Union Is Way More Then Just A Concert Promotion Organization

Guerilla Union

By Alex Distefano

Formed in 1998, Guerilla Union began as a concert promotion company, but it has since evolved into much more. The company is the driving force behind such massive hip-hop events as Spring Gathering, Rock the Bells, Paid Dues and Cypress Hill’s Smokeout. Guerilla Union has also ventured into the world of fashion, technology, media, independent art and medicinal marijuana advocacy, proving that hard work combined with a DIY grassroots ethic can lead to success in multiple arenas, Guerilla Union founder Chang Weisberg recently spoke with CULTURE about the lineup for the 8th annual Rock the Bells, his passion for hip-hop music in a live setting, his promotion work and his latest take on marijuana.


Tell readers the origins of Guerilla Union.

Well, at first it was all about concert promoting. I’ve been doing it with a lot of cool people for many years. It involved putting together concerts featuring all kinds of music, and we also dealt with clothing and merchandise. In ’98, we formed [Guerilla Union]; and subsequently it was the same year that we started the Cypress Hill Smokeout festival. Now we are involved in tons; from the Dragon Fest to Paid Dues—an independent hip-hop festival—and, of course, Rock the Bells, which is huge. It took a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely paid off. We’re just happy to be one of the most recognized promoters in the U.S, with the magnitude of work we do . . . But we just took what Lollapalooza was doing to the next level and kept it going. I love what Perry Farrell did, and I look up to him. We are fortunate to work with such great artists like Cypress Hill and Snoop Dogg and many more.


Tell us about this year’s Rock the Bells. Can you give us the scoop on any surprise guests?

Well this year we have another amazing show. I think there are 10 records being performed in their entirety, which is always cool. I’m looking forward to all of them really; Nas doing Illmatic and Lauren Hill performing the Miseducation album; Cypress Hill’s Black Sunday. And in particular, I’m looking forward to seeing Mobb Deep play The Infamous and Souls of Mischief play 93 ’Til Infinity.Those are a little more obscure, but that’s just my opinion.

Spring Gathering 2011

Tell readers about the recent Spring Gathering Music Festival and Medical Marijuana Expo in San Bernardino. Did you encounter any problems with law enforcement?

It was different in that people with doctor’s notes could legally use marijuana at the show . . . There were no incidents at the concert. This type thing would not have happened two years ago.


I heard that you have a NorCal medical marijuana and music event planned for the future. Can you tell us more?

We are currently making the plans to hold two events in the next 12 months up north. The first one will be in the Bay Area this fall. It’s not solidified yet, but its well on its way. This is something we’re very excited about as well; and Northern California is so much further ahead with the acceptance of medical marijuana and use in general, so we’re going to set our sights high.


Guerilla Warfare

Guerilla Union head honcho Chang Weisberg isn’t shy about his canna-activist views. The more-than-a-concert-promoter maintains that the medical marijuana movement will eventually lead to full legalization. “We are in prohibition now, just as was once the case with alcohol,” he says. “But the hypocrisy is clear: alcohol and tobacco cause more of a serious health threat than marijuana ever will. These drugs kill. Yet marijuana doesn’t. But the fight goes on. Marijuana will not go away.”


Article from Culture Magazine and republished with special permission

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa starring in Stoner Movie “High School”

Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg Starring in Stoner Movie “High School”

This is an interview of Wiz Khalifa from Rolling Stone Magazine. Khalifa is going to be starring in a new Stoner Movie with Snoop Dogg, and the two have also put together a soundtrack packed with collaborations.Wiz Khalifa says the movie is about having fun, getting high and enlightening their audience by “laying some game” on them.

I don’t think I need to say how awesome this movie is going to be, but I will. Wiz Khalifa is the new king of stoner entertainers, and Snoop Dogg is the one passing him the crown. The two together is the stuff of cannabis entertainment legend. Ever since Kid Cudi gave up pot, there’s been a whole in my heart, this movie and soundtrack just about fills it up.
First seen by Baked Life on stoner blog Rhaine or Shine.


Check out the Wiz Khalifa interview right here:

In this interview shot backstage at SXSW, rapper Wiz Khalifa talks to Rolling Stone about High School, the stoner comedy he’s making with Snoop Dogg, and the movie’s soundtrack, which will be a full-album collaboration between the two rappers. “It’s about pot, of course,” the rapper says. “But it’s also a spin-off of us being cool in the industry, and smoking a lot of weed.”

Fatty Foods Trigger Natural Marijuana-Like High in the Body

Study: Eating Fatty Foods Triggers Natural Marijuana-Like High in Body

By Gustavo Arellano Tue., Jul. 5 2011 at 9:30 AM
Dos Chinos fries INSANITY…

You eat one French fry, you need another. And another. Soon, the basket of fried sticks is gone–then, you start picking away at your friend’s fries. Same thing happens with chips and any fatty foods: the munchies.

It’s not because you’re fat, tubby. It’s all a part of nature, and you really can’t help yourself: the consumption of such foods leads to the release of marijuana-like chemicals that you naturally want more of, according to an amazing study just released by researchers at UC Irvine.

“UC Irvine researchers Daniele Piomelli, Nicholas DiPatrizio and colleagues found that fats in these foods make them nearly irresistible and trigger a surprising biological mechanism that likely drives our gluttonous behavior,” read UCI’s press release. “The apparent culprit? Natural marijuana-like chemicals in the body called endocannabinoids.”

Endo? Didn’t Snoop already sing about this?

Piomelli and pals found that sugar and proteins don’t trigger the same reaction, showing you’re better off eating a shitload of chocolate than a basket of Fritos. Based on this, the crew thinks a drug can get developed to block the endocannabinoids and beat obesity once and for all. The full study is in this week’s issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences–look it up!

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Spring Gathering 2011

Saturday June 11, 2011 All Day
NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA, US  (map)

Spring Gathering Music Festival & Marijuana Expo

NOS Event Center – San Bernardino, California







Song of the Day

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa – That Good

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