High Yoga in the Park! Follow Me Around Vlog

Follow myself and one of my best friends around the Emerald City!

We peruse the Pike Place Market, where you can find fresh produce and flowers daily, delicious specialty items, fun home goods and much more.

After all that calf work, a sesh and some sunset yoga was much needed. Hang out with us at Gas Works as we light up and explore!

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Protesters Toke Up in Front of White House

Protesters Toke Up in Front of White House

On Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in front of the White House to protest the Federal government’s classification marijuana as Schedule 1 drug, which puts it into the same class as heroin, LSD, ecstasy, and peyote.

In this instance, the phrase “took to the streets” is even more literal than it might initially appear. Because of the way boundaries are drawn in our nation’s capital, the streets belong to the the District of Columbia—which has decriminalized marijuana—while the sidewalks fall under the control of the Feds, which most definitely has not.

So when they toked up, as the Cannabist reports, at a few minutes shy of 4:20PM, it was far safer to stay on the pavement, so as to not stray in federal jurisdiction. And while two people, out of the 100 or so estimated to be in attendance, were cited for smoking in public, no arrests were made.

Marijuana’s categorization as a Schedule 1 drug has long been criticized. According to the government, for example, marijuana is actually more dangerous than cocaine. Think about that for a second: Uncle Sam wants you to believe that Rick James—you know, burning people he kidnapped with a crack pipe Rick James—was better off than Willie Nelson, who’s almost certainly going to appear on a stamp. It’s bullshit.

In related news, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently announced his support for removing marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act entirely. Speaking to supporters in Madison, Wisconsin, the adorable gravely voiced politician and possible Muppet said:

“We can argue about the science and the pluses and minuses about marijuana, but everybody knows marijuana is not a killer drug like heroin. It should not be a federal crime.”

While it’s unlikely legislators at the federal level will make sweeping changes to the law any time soon, it’s encouraging to see marijuana reform getting progressively more coverage. The future looks green indeed. Stay tuned.

[ via the Cannabist, image credit Jose Luis Magana, Associated Press ]

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Cops Pull 400 Weeds Thinking They’re Actual Weed

Here’s a heartwarming story to start off the week.

After getting a report from a teen who believed a large patch of plants in a local park were marijuana, Officers in Corpus Christi, Texas got down to business, and spent several hours pulling them up. According to to the description on Y0uTubeofficers only abandoned the task after the sun went down, but they still managed to remove around 400 before calling it quits for the night. The plan was to return in the morning to finish the job.

The only problem? What authorities thought was a large, hidden-in-plain site grow operation was actually just a bunch of naturally occurring horse mint, which isn’t illegal, doesn’t get you high, and really doesn’t even look all that much like marijuana.

Why they got so far into the job without actually checking to confirm the what the news video describing the incident hilariously refers to as “suspicious plants” were actually pot remains unclear, and we’re sure it’ll be quite some time before anyone involved will be able to live down this colossal waste of time.

While it’s highly unlikely, Price of Weed likes to imagine a theory on Reddit, which speculates the the kid who reported the plants was actually contracted to pull the horse mint, and actually Tom Sawyered the cops into doing the heavy lifting. Another potential scenario we like to envision happening? An enterprising grower going back and planting actual weed plants in the same park. Because even if it got reported, the cops would likely blow it off, not wanting to get burned twice.

Again, it’s not liable to happen, but we can dream.

[ YouTube via Reddit ]

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How-To: Take a Dab! + Basics, Hacks, & Splurges

 

What is a dab? What do I need to take one?

If you’ve ever asked yourself either of these questions, you’ve come to the right place. In this video, you can see exactly what a dab looks like

Breaking dabbing techniques into categories makes them easier to understand! I demonstrate the “necessities”, “hacks”, and “splurge-worthy” of set-ups.

Hoping to provide more educational videos like this in the future.

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Vermont Governor: ‘Enlightened States’ Legalize Marijuana

Vermont Governor: 'Enlightened States' Legalize Marijuana

In every state where medical or recreational marijuana use has been legalized, it’s all come from the people, via ballot initiatives. No legislatures have been proactive. Because while many politicians are willing to admit America’s drug policy is broken, few have the balls to actually do something about it.

But Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin does.

In a new interview with Time magazine, Shumlin says states which have legalized recreational use “enlightened,” and is pushing for Vermont’s legislature to cut to the chase and legalize it already. This is the next logical step, he says, because the state has already decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of weed.

“We decriminalized an ounce or less, so you virtually get less of a criminal penalty for buying [small amounts of] pot than you do speeding on the highway. Although we wish you wouldn’t smoke pot, just like we wish you wouldn’t drink too much, we’re going to let you do it without getting in trouble with the law—but you still have to go buy it from a drug dealer?”

Of course, any action from the legislature is likely to be far from perfect. Shumlin specifically calls out edibles and smoking lounges as things he doesn’t want to see—at least initially—in the Green Mountain State. And the restrictions around all aspects of marijuana use will likely be tougher than they are in states where the laws have been changed as result of a grassroots movement.

Also, it would be nice to see politicians, including Shumlin, to stop calling the War on Drugs a “failure,” or at least called out for doing so. Because that’s a bullshit dodge, and a props up the right-wing narrative that Nixon’s sinister program was designed to protect citizens from dangerous substances, and not, as we now know, put black people and hippies in prison.

But it’s a bold step in the right direction. Read the entire interview at Time.

[ via Time ]

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