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Massachusetts and Medical Marijuana: The FAQs

Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask.

By CARLY CARIOLI AND VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  November 16, 2012
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Everything you want to know about Massachusetts and medical marijuana but were afraid to ask

Here in Massachusetts and around the country, it's been a celebratory few weeks as marijuana prohibitions have gone up in smoke. But f or doctors, black marketeers, and the entrepreneurs who will soon form Massachusetts's first legal marijuana economy,
Haze of Glory
By VALERIE VANDE PANNE  |  November 16, 2012
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Take a hit

Compromises must be made.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  September 21, 2012
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The planet known as California

More future adventures with Karl.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  September 14, 2012
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Review: Ted

Seth MacFarlane is making his big-screen debut with yet another dope and his talking teddy bear.
Dumbing down Family Guy 's Brian for the big screen
By ANNE LEWINSON  |  June 29, 2012
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Sleep | Dopesmoker [re-issue]

In the early-'90s metal drought, a strange strain developed through the cracks in the pavement, as downtuned strings, sluggish tempos, and vintage amplification led to the blossoming of stoner rock.
Southern Lord (2012)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 08, 2012


Short Take: High School

Review: High School

A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner, High School is just as inane and ignorant as the Reefer Madness -style films it aims to satirize.
Inane and ignorant
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  June 08, 2012
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Smoking Weed on the Weekends Is Mandatory in the Year 2312

That shape-shifting JFK hologram sure is pushy!
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By KARL STEVENS  |  May 18, 2012
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Herbal bliss at your doorstep

You squint through the peephole: your expected visitor appears trustworthy enough, with a tech-chic denim-and-boots look. It's not like he's up to anything too sketchy — just trying to match you with a weed vaporizer fit for your lifestyle — so you invit
Breath of a Salesman
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 27, 2012
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Review: Jeff, Who Lives at Home

The title slacker (Jason Segel) in the Duplass Brothers' meditation on fate and fatuity is obsessed with M. Night Shyamalan's Signs , and the filmmakers' gentle irony about his bad taste exemplifies their empathy and tonal skill.
Skillful contrivance
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 16, 2012
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The Big Hurt: This week in image problems

Poor Biebs. He just wants to be the wholesome kid next door, but with his 18th birthday creeping up, America's youth-stealing culture just can't wait to liquor him up and lay him.
Bieber's adulthood, Manson and Trent's arson, Snoop's weed, Adele's weight, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé's baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 20, 2012


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Photos: Tree play the 22nd Annual Freedom Rally

Tree play the Freedom Rally main stage on September 17, 2011.
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By ARIEL SHEARER  |  September 23, 2011
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Review: Our Idiot Brother

Homeless and bounced from one sister's house to the next, will Ned and his simplicity serve as a touchstone of truth for these miserable women?
Jesse Peretz's obnoxious comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 26, 2011
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Are Civil (Liberties) Unions America's Best Hope?

Ron Paul and Barney Frank make odd bedfellows, but one hopes theirs is more than a one-night-stand.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY A. SILVERGLATE AND DANIEL R. SCHWARTZ  |  July 15, 2011

Pot legalization bill release set for tomorrow at 10 am


Representative Diane Russell, a Democrat from Portland, will release An Act to Legalize and Tax Marijuana at Portland City Hall at 10 am tomorrow. The...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  April 19, 2011
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Reefer medness

In the five years since the General Assembly approved Rhode Island's medical marijuana law, licensed smokers have operated in a sort of smoke-filled netherworld.
For five years, Rhode Island's medical marijuana movement has been a grassroots affair. For better or worse, it's about to go mainstream
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 11, 2011


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Here comes Weeda Claus

And the Smoke Encircled His head Like a Wreath
And the Smoke Encircled His head Like a Wreath
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 11, 2010
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Higher yearning: Best Coast

The day after a Best Coast gig in Minneapolis last week, a reviewer for the City Pages alt-weekly bemoaned the fact that the Los Angeles trio took a whole two hours — two hours! — to hit the stage after doors opened.
'60s garage sound gone to pot
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  September 24, 2010
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Firing up that shitty weed

Right on cue.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  April 30, 2010
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Here it is again

Almost dawn, and I'm wide awake
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By KARL STEVENS  |  February 26, 2010


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I Can't Win

C'mon, there was no passion anymore.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  January 22, 2010
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Coolzey | The Honey

Coolzey is not the next big thing. Or even the next medium thing.
Public School Records (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 15, 2010

Good weed

Thank you for the article “A Weed Grows in Boston.”
Letters to the Boston editor, December 25, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 25, 2009
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Burrito, Reviews, MRTPQ and WTF x 2!


Info Burrito, Fletcher Reviews (without Fletcher), MRTPQ and WTF Line Pts. 1 & 2 are all in today's Sandbox Podcast!Listen here! Put us on your...
By Charlie  |  September 29, 2009
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Burrito, Special Edvice, Steve DeOssi, Ed's Impressions and WTF


Info Burrito, Special Edvice, Steve DeOssi, Ed's Terrible Impressions, Freedom Fest and WTF! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  September 21, 2009


Power puffs

Regarding “ Weed Picking Up Speed ”: if health outcomes determined drug laws instead of cultural norms, marijuana would be legal. Unlike alcohol, marijuana has never been shown to cause an overdose death, nor does it share the addictive properties of tob
Letters to the Boston editor, July 24, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  July 24, 2009
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Return of the big fatty

It's nice to know that Michael Phelps isn't the only prominent athlete getting the shaft lately for sparking up.
The sumos get stoned . . . again. Plus, an early leader in the 2009 Justin Miller-Award race.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 11, 2009
Keith Orr, weed, Pop Trash and WTF?

Keith Orr, weed, Pop Trash and WTF?


Keith Orr of One In Ten sits in for Fletcher and we talk about drugs, review Pop Trash and check the WTF Line. Today's Not-So-Hidden...
By Charlie  |  July 09, 2008
You're in trouble! Right, right!

You're in trouble! Right, right!


Enjoy this video of Amy Winehouse smoking weed outside of her apartment.  Apparently someone is in trouble.   HERE!
By Fletcher  |  April 21, 2008