Archive for the ‘Stoner Links’ Category

Why Marijuana Is Not A Drug

Friday, May 21st, 2010

This article at the Huffington Post helps to remind us again (as if we’d forgotten) that something is wrong with the way pot’s scheduled:

Why marijuana is not a drug

I’d say it’s a good read if you feel the need to argue with someone anti-pot and want to be informed on the issues. If you like Stoner Culture and you want to see more posts please leave a comment!

Is Pot Good For You?

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Sounds like some bullshit, right? Wrong. The title of this post is the title of a rational and well-balanced article written for Time Magazine. The article considers the health effects, both positive and negative, of marijuana and manages to paint our good herb with a light mostly positive. It’s time for change. Remember, if you live in California then there is currently a bill in queue that would legalize and tax marijuana. Look down a few posts for more details.

The Psychedelic Review

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Have you ever heard of those mythical publications out of the sixties where spacey LSD-dosing scientists and essayists talk about drugs in the most official way possible? I had too, and today I found a glorious archive containing every volume of the ’60s publication The Psychedelic Review. Choice articles (PDF) include “The Pharmacology of Psychedelic Drugs,” “Four Psilocybin Experiences,” as well as “LSD and Sexuality.” The last one has a pretty trippy drawing on the last page, and in fact, most of the later issues are filled with all kinds of trippy content. Anyway, this place is awesome so go check it out. Leave any comments you may have below.

High Satisfaction: Munchies Gone Overboard

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

If you’re like me, you have probably already decided that the above image represents food in its most highly developed form. If Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs can be applied to our kitchen creations—and I firmly believe it can—then this dish represents what is produced after we have moved beyond mere sustenance, nutrition and other such petty health concerns. Oh, yes. It is exactly this sort of gross excess that High Satisfaction, a stoner website about elaborate munchies, specializes in. The site’s author seems to possess a particular penchant for ice cream and chocolate, two things that nearly every stoner capable eating them loves.

If you just want to get high from your food, we’ve got that covered.

Trichromes: A Field Guide

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

From the Bluelight forums: A quick summary of trichromes. This is a great read, even if you’re stoned (it’s short). There are even a couple of cool macro shots to keep you entertained. Thanks go to zephyr from our own forums for originally bringing this to light here on Stoner Culture. Comment below if you found this interesting.

The One-Man Drug Company

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I first came across this article a while ago, but the contents remain fresh in my mind. This is one story that you’ll want to read all the way though. The One-Man Drug Company profiles a young white coke dealer as he makes a living (about $5000 a week, tax free) the hard way in Manhattan.

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From the article:

Every day he tells himself the same thing. You are doing nothing wrong. It plays through his mind on repeat, keeping his nerves in check. You have no reason to worry. Tonight, a Friday, he is walking down a cobblestone street in Soho, hands wedged in his leather jacket, his posture slump-shouldered, as if he’s curling in on himself. In his right-hand pocket, there is a plastic bag containing numerous smaller plastic bags—“tickets,” he calls them—filled with either a gram or gram and three quarters of cocaine. The smaller ones he calls “chiquitas.” They cost $60. The big ones, known simply as “big ones,” go for $100. He is heading to see a customer, a twiggy, doe-eyed woman who asked to meet outside an art gallery. He thumbs through the Baggies, able to gauge the weight with his fingertips, and secures her order in his fist, all the while humming along to the voice in his head.

Stoner Profile: Lotus

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Listed below are links to all the entries Lotus has made to stonerculture.com. Lotus is a consistent contributor to the blog. He is a daily smoker, and uses the occasional psychedelic. Dank is the product of choice for Lotus, and he refuses to buy otherwise. His hobbies include much more than just drugs, however, and encompass music, cooking, racing, and many things in between. You’ll see these and other hobbies appear and intertwine in some of his writings. If you want, you can follow Lotus on twitter (not that he ever updates)! Exciting new development! The staff of stoner culture entered the year 1999, and we all have e-mails! To e-mail Lotus, simply type lotus@stonerculture.com into your mail client’s “To” field, and click send! Body and/or Subject text optional!
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The Best Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: XaoS

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Do you want to create crazy fractals like this, or this? The answer, of course, is yes. You, as a marijuana smoker, are guaranteed to love this program. Combine with music for a better time.

Download Links:

Max OS X
Windows
Linux (source)

We Have A Forum

Monday, October 20th, 2008

It’s true. There is a forum. That link on the right that says “Forum (beta)“? Try giving it a click. You might find interaction with other stoners (other people!) interesting. Give it a shot.

Leave comments or suggestions below.

Edit: It’s not true, we do not have a forum. The last one was overrun by spam-bots, and had gotten completely out of hand so it was deleted. We hope to again have a forum, at some point in the future.

Think Marijuana Smoking Causes Lung Cancer? Read These.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

I found these two studies a while back while I was searching for evidence of a link between marijuana smoking and lung cancer. Basically, the concept is that even though smoke in general is carcinogenic, the cannabinoids in marijuana exert various protective effects and inhibit tumor growth. If you know of any additional studies which—with sound methodology—either affirm or negate what I have posted, please share them by commenting below.

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The Association Between Marijuana Smoking and Lung Cancer | (PDF)

Marijuana Use and the Risk of Lung and Upper Aerodigestive Tract Cancers: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control Study | (PDF)