Monthly Archives: March 2011

Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) – Legalize It. Don’t Criticize It.

Some big news for potheads out of Colorado (well, DC, really): House Representative Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, spoke out for marijuana legalization at an industry event at the National Press Club. This Raw Story article provides the following quotes from Representative Polis: Ending the failed policy of prohibition with regard to marijuana will […]

March 31

Wiz Khalifa – Damn It Feels Good To Be A Taylor (music video)

So have you picked up your copy of Rolling Papers yet? Just got mine yesterday – walked 3.3 miles from my hotel to a Best Buy so I could pick it up for $7.99. I’m waiting to give it a listen, though, until I’m back home. Want to be in the proper, uh, environment, if […]

March 30

Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On (music video)

If you haven’t picked up Lupe Fiasco’s new record – Lasers – you should add it to your to do list. A lot of great tracks on Lasers, including this one – The Show Goes On. I usually find his verses pretty inspiring, like this one from The Show Goes on: Yeah, yeah, the world […]

ACLU: “Mississippi’s drug policy is wrongheaded and wasteful”

Anyone who has taken even a casual look at the War on Drugs here in the States should know that it is inherently racist. It’s not so much a War on Drugs as it is a War on Poor People. African-Americans have traditionally taken the brunt of the drug war on the chin – look […]

March 29

Elvis Costello plays Tennessee Jed on Spectacle

Got my tickets to see Elvis Costello at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Monday, June 20th. Totally excited about it! Will post a review here after the show. In honor of this impending engagement, I’m posting one of my favorite performances from his Spectacle show on Sundance. Here he does a cover of the […]

March 29

Pharoahe Monch – Push (music video)

I’ve been checking out a lot of Pharoahe Monch, in anticipation of his new record, W.A.R. This song, Push, is from his first album, Desire, which was released in 2007. It grabs you with that catchy horn hook, and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind for the past few days. A brilliant […]

National Cancer Institute: Marijuana Can Help Cancer Patients

According to a story at the Washington Independent, the National Cancer Institute is now saying marijuana has medicinal benefits for cancer patients. It’s the first federal agency to do so, though 15 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. Here’s the defining passage from the entry on Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The potential benefits […]