Posts Tagged ‘legalization’

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10 Shocking Reasons to End the Drug War

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Instant viral hit…

 

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Okay, so I have a little place in my heart for Jennifer Aniston and crazy stoner comedies… but–

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We’re the Millers wasn’t terrible.  It wasn’t very good either.  It hit the formula points, and it had enough laughs to keep it moving along.  Its 47% Tomatometer reading is probably just about right.

I’d hoped for more depth, the kind which is regularly seen pretty much all over television these days, but I’m hoping in the wrong medium it seems.  One dimensional Mexican drug lords, stupid Keystone Cop action, gratuitous hateful family that comes together, and it can really start to grate in retrospect.

I’d take any two half-decent episodes of Weeds instead, truthfully.  Not that Weeds has its shit together.  They often scrape the barrel for laughs and twists, but it just feels more real, more enjoyable, less manipulative of the audience, less couched in mainstream culture moralizing for starts.  Weeds doesn’t have to explain where its coming from, unlike this film which apparently has to appeal to middle Amerika.  It’s a different sensibility.

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We’re the Millers arrived on DVD this week, and so I’m going to run out and check out The World’s End, which may have a lot more promise and has now also arrived at the local Red Box.

 

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“The War on Drugs was the biggest swindle I’ve ever seen, globally.”
-Neill Franklin, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

 

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Should be out on newsstands right now.

Be sure to pick up this month’s High Times for my in-depth interview with Olympic gold medal winning snowboarder Ross Rebagliati.  Ross became the most famous guy in North America when the Olympic committee stripped his medal away in the 1998 Winter Games.  That’s a hell of a story.  Now Ross is back and opening up medical marijuana cafés in Canada.

 

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‘PRINCETON, NJ — Sixty-four percent of Americans are against the federal government’s taking steps to enforce federal anti-marijuana laws in states where marijuana is legal.” –USA Today (Today, not yesteryear)