In technology news, pot culture has completely colonized Instagram. At least ten million weed-related photos are searchable on the red-hot photo-sharing social network , used by more than two hundred million people.
Stoners say the service feels anonymous and fosters community engagement. Marketers say instagram branding strategies can make or break a product’s launch.
Football season is upon us — and that means another season of radically unjust marijuana policies. The NFL doles out harsher penalties for hitting a bong, than hitting your wife. Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, recently knocked out his partner in an elevator — an incident caught on tape.
Here’s something to numb the pain after you crap out in Vegas. Weed. The state of Nevada rolls out its first round of sixty-six medical marijuana dispensaries this year with full-on legalization on the 2016 ballot. This month, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol got started on the 2016 race. Their first ad campaign targets bathrooms in Las Vegas bars and restaurants .
The Washington D.C. City Council loosened its weed laws this month. The move comes in response to the massive disparity of pot arrests between blacks and whites. Despite using at similar rates, blacks account for ninety one percent of pot arrests in the District, and are eight times more likely to be arrested for weed than whites. Possession of under an ounce of weed is now equal to a twenty five dollar traffic ticket.