legalize it

POYO? That’s not how you spell POLLO! What is that brown stuff? Are these corn or flour tortillas?


Smoking cannabis became a regular form of medication for me when I was 15 years old. That was in 1977. Back then the U.S.A. was still reeling from the Vietnam War, Watergate and something the media referred to as “The Generation Gap” (we called it arguing with our parents).

These were trying, confusing times (much like now), and for a teenaged Chicano in East L.A. who had to deal with the added effects of institutionalized rascism (big white cops called us “Pancho” and beat us with gusto) it was sometimes overwhelming. Getting numb helped me cope.

Almost every adult I knew medicated on something. [Mas…]

Two top Israeli bands — HaDag Nahash (snake fish) and Infected Mushroom — have One Love: Marijuana. In Legal Eyes, an animated, live-action mashup, they invoke marijuana mavens Snoop Dogg*, Bob Marley*, and Barack Obama.* [NSFW adult lyrics, “drug” use.]

* Animated versions of.


saddarensq(PNS reporting from MILWAUKEE) Local cat made good Daren the Lion, long-time spokescritter for the D.A.R.E. anti-drug education program, has resigned and moved to Colorado, PNS learned Monday.

“He’s fallen off the catnip wagon,” one area family member told PNS. “He’s all about the ‘flowers’ now.” [Mas…]