Shock PSA on NBC's 'The Carmichael Show' Encourages Drug Use

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July 12th, 2017 10:54 PM
Wednesday’s episode of NBC’s The Carmichael Show, “Intervention,” ended with the star of the show giving a PSA encouraging people to “use substances, don’t abuse substances,” then lighting up a blunt.

A Conservative Mom Breaks the Pot Taboo

June 1st, 2017 12:29 PM
Let's talk about marijuana. Specifically, let's talk about how and why I came to be one of the countless parents across America (and around the world) who have let their chronically ill children try it. A groundbreaking new study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine reported on the health benefits of cannabidiol for children with epilepsy.

High Times Magazine Oddly Silent on Hillary Giving Thumbs Down to Pot

October 13th, 2016 2:20 PM
Sometimes you learn more about a periodical by what is not published in it than by what is published. And in the case of High Times magazine what do we learn by the fact that all the marijuana oriented publications available on the Web, except High Times, have published stories about the revelation released by Wikileaks on Monday that Hillary Clinton during a private talk to bankers gave a most…
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CBS Cheers Pot Legalization After Warning of Dangers

July 12th, 2016 11:56 AM
It’s hard to tell if CBS is in or out when it comes to the legalization of marijuana. Tuesday's segment on CBS This Morning painted a pretty rosy picture of the California initiative to legalize recreational pot. Opinions of the ethics of pot legalization aside, the piece only provided one example of negative criticism of the initiative if passed, and quickly glanced over that in order…
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NBC NN Touts OH Pot Measure Before Vote; Ignores It After It Fails

November 5th, 2015 1:17 AM
After heavily promoting on Tuesday the Ohio ballot initiative to legalize marijuana before the polls closed, NBC Nightly News offered an about-face of sorts on Wednesday and refused to acknowledge the fact that measure was soundly defeated. Hailing it as “high stakes” in the Buckeye State, anchor Lester Holt hyped in a tease on Tuesday’s newscast: “Legalized pot on…
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O’Donnell on Obama’s Memoir: ‘Finest Literary Work Ever' by a POTUS

February 4th, 2015 1:28 AM
While discussing answers by former and likely future presidential candidates on whether they have ever used drugs, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell invoked President Barack Obama’s book Dreams From My Father on Tuesday to provide Obama’s answer to the question in what became a gushing tribute that included a nearly three minute reading from the book. O’Donnell…
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ABC Finds Pot-Smoking Colorado Drivers Are Causing More Fatal Crashes

September 12th, 2014 3:59 PM
Thursday night’s edition of ABC World News Tonight with David Muir included a report from ABC News correspondent Clayton Sandell on the growing problem in Colorado with law enforcement encountering motorists that are driving while high on marijuana in the time since the state legalized its recreational use after voters approved it in 2012. However, at the end of his report, Sandell…

NBC's Lauer Frets Over Media 'Sending Mixed Messages On Drugs to Our K

August 15th, 2014 10:38 AM
In an interview with the director of a Boston drug rehabilitation center on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer worried about the impact media coverage of legalized marijuana was having on America's youth: "You know, if you're a teenager, a young adult, and you're watching the news and you're hearing more and more stories about the legalization of marijuana...and…

ABC Promotes Legalized Pot in ‘the Land of Starbucks’; CBS Mention

July 8th, 2014 3:15 PM
Reporting on the news Tuesday that recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington state, ABC news correspondent Neal Karlinsky filed a story to ABC’s Good Morning America that stands as the latest pro-marijuana story out of many over the last few months across the networks. Reporting from a pot shop in Seattle, he gushed that Tuesday was “bound to be an interesting day.”…

CBS, NBC Push Puff Pieces on Pot, Dream of ‘Light Up and Write Up

July 7th, 2014 5:15 PM
On Monday, all three broadcast network morning news shows gave mention to the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Washington state with sales set to begin on Tuesday. In particular, CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today devoted entire segments to the drug and not only were both stories positive, a statement from the former President of Drug Watch International on Today was the…

How Can You Tell? Maureen Dowd Writes Column About Her Crazy Pot-Candy

June 4th, 2014 11:30 AM
Dan Rather loves telling people about the time he tried heroin...for journalism. Now liberal New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wrote in a Tuesday column about traveling to Colorado to experience the progressive new world of legalized pot. Suffice it to say, her experience was, well, quite the adventure. Dowd detailed how she inhaled a pot-filled candy bar, and the resulting psychological…

After Promoting Colorado's 'Costco of Weed,' NBC Notices Surge in Ston

March 10th, 2014 12:53 PM
While NBC eagerly touted Colorado legalizing marijuana at the start of the year, even promoting one Denver store that hoped to become the "Costco of weed," on Monday's Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer finally noticed a downside to legalized drug use: "More than half of Colorado's 61 arrests made in January for impaired driving involved someone who was high." […

Dude! Bill Press Admits He Was Pothead While Working for Gov. Jerry Br

March 4th, 2014 4:52 PM
Radio libtalker Bill Press did much yesterday to explain why he more than occasionally comes across as addled. Then again, it's probably only his politics responsible for conveying that impression. In what is unlikely to come as a shock to his former boss, Press said there were "potheads" who worked in the state bureaucracy for California Gov. Jerry Brown, and that Press was…