David Peel

RIP David Peel, Godfather King of Weed Punk Music

Last week, David Peel, the irrepressible and quintessential street musician, died in New York after a heart attack. He was 74. David Peel was famous — at least in certain street, musical, and marijuana circles (pass to the left in his honor) — chiefly as the composer and performer of the doggerel ditty I Like […]

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Cannabis Wins Big On Election Night

Beyond my wildest dreams. California passed Prop 64 and now we have full legal recreational marijuana, literally as of today (stores won’t open until January 2018 though)! Adults over 21 can now legally possess up to an ounce of flower and 8 grams of concentrate. But that’s not all. Nevada also legalized recreational cannabis, and […]

Why You Must Vote Yes on California Prop 64

The realization came to me while I was thinking about a completely different proposition on the ballot this year. We were getting all sorts of mailers about how, if 56 is passed, it’s going to take money from starving children, ruin Christmas forever, and worse…make “special interests” RICH. My first instinct was outrage, and if it […]

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong: The Beyond Chronic Interview

Interview by Old Hippie Introduction, Research, Hyperlinks, and Annotations by David Fiedler Tommy Chong has been around so long that he’s a cannabis icon, not just to baby boomers who fondly remember the Cheech and Chong albums and movies, but also to the zillions of fans of That 70s Show, where he starred as Leo […]

The Incredible Vanishing Marijuana Stigma

So many people keep talking about the “social stigma against marijuana” as if it’s still 1969 or something. They’re wrong. Even though Life magazine had a ground-breaking cover story on it back then (October 31, 1969: 12 million Americans have tried it…should it be legalized?), and even though marijuana was almost legalized during the Carter […]

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Pharma Futility and the American Health System

Felicity had an interesting encounter with our dysfunctional health system recently. If you’re not from the United States, you may be befuddled by this story because it couldn’t possibly be true. If you do live in the U.S., you will probably sigh in commiseration or cynically say, “Well, of course! Everyone is used to this! […]