It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 17, 2014 — St. Patrick’s Day, friends, so we’d like to say “KISS ME, I’M HIGH-RISH” to our readers — and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
CLASSIC COLBERT. When Stephen Colbert talks, fans and politicians on both side of the aisle listen — and laugh. (Remember when he interviewed me?) And so when Colbert had something to say about all the legal marijuana taxes and fees in the state of Colorado’s coffers, we had to post that video of comedy gold, right? Watch it here.
STEVIE WONDER, THE STRAIN. Very superstitious, naming a strain of weed after one of the most all-time beloved names in R&B. So of course our pot critic Brittany Driver had to listen to lil’ Stevie while she smoked a lil’ Stevie. Her review.
FBI IS INCONSISTENT WITH POT POLICY IN COLORADO, WASHINGTON. While the FBI ran background checks for some inside the state of Colorado, it’s refusing to do so in the state of Washington — “a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that’s long been illegal under federal law.” Read more.
PANIC ON THE BEACH. Jam band fans know what kicks off tonight on the beaches of the Dominican Republic: Panic en la Playa Tres, a four-night bash featuring namesake jammers Widespread Panic. So why are fans bringing capes, koozies, yoga mats and fanny packs to the beach? Check out our guide.