The Best Gifts for the Stoner in Your Life Who Refuses to Grow Up

Andy Cush · 12/08/14 12:53PM

Stoners, though an affable bunch, have regrettable taste in just about everything. It's a trope as old as thyme rolled in cigarette paper and sold as a joint, and it's true: the outside world only knows about drug rugs, mushroom posters, and the Disco Biscuits because poor weed-smoking saps actually buy into those things. How are you supposed to get your blazed-out buddies gifts befitting reasonable adult humans this holiday season without totally alienating them?

Washington State Needs a Gnar Czar

Max Rivlin-Nadler · 02/03/13 09:40AM

After voting to legalize the sale of the dankest of herbs last November, Washington State is looking to fill the position of Marijuana Consultant. Qualifications for the job include: three years of experience, knowledge of demand cycles of marijuana, as well as a commitment to product quality control and, of course, testing. The starting pay is $100,000 (or 5,000 White Castle Crave Cases).

How Street View will harsh on your Humboldt buzz

Jackson West · 08/25/08 02:00PM

Google's Street View drivers on contract have photographed more than just estates in Sonoma's wine country. They've also snapped shots of stretches of private roads in Humboldt County — nearly a quarter of a mile past "no trespassing" signs, according to one complainant. That particular area of California long ago cut down the profitably harvestable timber and has turned to cannabis cultivation. It provides the state, and the nation, with some of the most carefully bioengineered marijuana strains known to humanity.You can thank local botanists who fly under the radar of law enforcement. Grow operations are packed tightly into indoor and outdoor spaces, which Google's all-seeing eye-level cameras could easily betray. So if your dealer's supplier goes down thanks to a Street View intrusion — lawful or otherwise — which brand ought to feel the wrath of your pointlessly paranoid post-analysis? (Photo by Miss Gong & The Flickers)