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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

We finally have a handy donation button that you will notice on the right hand side of your screen. If you have found any of this information useful or interesting, please consider helping us out. As you might have noticed there are no advertisers on Stoner Culture, and there is no plugging or shilling of any products. We feel that without the distraction of sponsor demands and advertising rules we are able to provide much more objective and helpful content (not that we haven’t considered it).

Thanks for reading and I hope you have found something entertaining or useful on our site. Of course, if you’re broke and you’d just like to say hi, feel free to shoot me an email at lotus@stonerculture.com I’d be happy to hear from ya.

Lotus

Happy 420, Internet!

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Just got back from the Marley Fest on Auditorium shores, downtown Austin. Checked out the unveiling of the new Willie Nelson statue as well! Enjoy these shitty cell-phone pics of my endeavors:

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Lotus Vaporizer: Future of Portable Vaping?

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

All the new toys

All right, before I get into anything about this vaporizer, I need to remark on its name. This vape is labeled the Lotus Vaporizer; my favorite car is a Lotus, and I am known as Lotus. If that’s not the best coincidence ever, I don’t know what is. So when I heard that I would be reviewing a vaporizer with that title, I was very excited. I was also immediately aware that this type of bias could negatively affect readers who have no affiliation to the word “lotus,” so I made sure to include a number of neutral participants to provide their own insight. Ok, now let’s jump right in…
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SOPA/PIPA… Sopapilla?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

No, it’s not a delicious fried pastry, it’s the product of American politicians doing what they do best: pandering to overfunded lobbyists and being malicious douche bags. Needless to say, Stoner Culture would most likely not exist at all if SOPA (House Bill 3261) or PIPA were to pass. You can also say goodbye to all your other favorite drug resources as well! Erowid, Bluelight, TCC, DMT Nexus, Opiophile, etc etc. I don’t think a single one of them would exist.

If either SOPA or PIPA pass, dark times will lie ahead for the drug enthusiasts of America. We will no longer have access to the resources that have helped make us responsible and safety-conscious drug users.

Us stoners have a reputation of being so-called “slacktivists” – only complaining about problems without taking any action or offering up solutions. So let’s change that image! Go here: http://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml and tell your representative to vote against SOPA and PIPA as hard as they can. Remind them that as their constituent, they are working for you, more than they’re working for any lobby group or PAC.

Update: It looks like something happened! Google has reported 4.5 million signatures on their petition to stop SOPA/PIPA, and millions of others have signed at Avaaz, Fight for the Future, and the White House petition sites. An impressive number of websites blacked out their content, or publicly protested yesterday. Wikipedia, Craigslist, Mozilla Firefox, Reddit, Wired, Cracked, Ars Technica and Google (and a long list of 10,000 less prominent sites) went completely black yesterday, or joined the virtual rebellion by posting up messages and selectively censoring their sites.

In the most satisfying news, it would also appear that at least 10 senators have withdrawn support for SOPA. Three House Reps who initially co-sponsored the bill have backed out, weakening support at the very base. Politicians from all walks of life, including republicans from the deep South, withdrew their support. It may have taken the entire internet rising up, but it proves that – if nothing else – they aren’t completely bought out just yet.

Lotus

Friendly Reminder to Stand Up for Your Rights… With Video!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

Never open the door for police. These guys made a great decision and served a wonderful example for Americans everywhere. There is absolutely no reason for the police to need to enter this home, but for some reason they are adamant about getting inside. Remember, the police have absolutely no right to enter your home with two exceptions: 1) they have a search warrant and 2) they hear a crime being committed, also known as exigent circumstance.

Whoever that officer was clearly just wanted to jerk off his dick of power, since the citizen had the “upper hand” by having the door closed. By gaining entry, the cop was able to exercise his power as an authority figure, and the citizen opened himself up to a world of potential trouble. Fortunately the officer meant no ill in this instance, but the moral stands: never open the door for the cops.

“It has nothing to do with being a man, it has to do with being a citizen.” Absolutely goddamn right.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAEq0l7bxTw&feature=youtu.be

Breaking Tolerance

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Just how much time should pass for a solid tolerance break? I’ve heard this question many a time in my days of stonering, and as with all things drug, there’s no concrete answer. Naturally, the variance will be vast between a daily wake-and-baker and the weekend warrior. But that’s not to say we can’t have a general rule of thumb to follow…

For most people, about a week will suffice to accomplish the majority of the intended task. While cannabis does not entirely leave the system for multiple weeks, a majority of it will be gone in just 7 days. In this time, any residual effects from daily smoking should have passed, and you’ll feel fresh and alert.
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Dank Texas Weed

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

I’ve recently remembered I own a camera. In light of this discovery, I’d like to share with you some wonderful images. There will be another gallery coming very soon, which should blow this one out of the water… In the mean time, enjoy 🙂

Lotus

Message from the Writing Staff of “The Wire”

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

In this passionate open letter to Americans, writing staff of “The Wire” point out some of the obvious flaws with the drug war, and make a suggestion of what the average, broke, well-meaning American can do to help. The authors do suggest that perhaps the role of TV writer is not the best suited for social commentary. I wholeheartedly disagree. If there is a better suited role than the most universal form of American entertainment to shed light on an issue, I’d love to hear it. Obviously this can go wrong, in the form of Fox News, for example, but when it goes right, I’ll be damned if it isn’t spectacular.

As an avid “The Wire” enthusiast, I was excited to read this. It wasn’t too surprising, however, given the nature of the show, to learn of their opinions on the matter. Regardless, I think it could be a very beneficial, and perhaps enlightening, read to the less “involved” in our culture.

Without further ado: The Wire’s War on the Drug War

Stoner Profile: The Office

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

We are a humble, home-grown blog which aims to improve the quality of information regarding the Earth’s favorite pastimes. Comprised of a small but powerful group of somewhat unidentified contributors, the StonerCulture world is one of magic, mystique and adventure.

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A Non-Comprehensive Guide to Recreational Psychoactive Substances, or, a list of drugs.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

There is a lot of information to sift through in regards to recreational drugs. Whether it’s from the DEA, MADD, your drug dealer, or a random website you stumble across, there tends to be quite a bit of bias in the answers you find. I’m going to try to accomplish the impossible: an unbiased guide to drugs!

I am inevitably going to fail, as I am admittedly extremely biased towards the responsible use of drugs. I believe that almost any drug can be used responsibly, and if everyone was thoroughly educated on them, it would be much more common that people could do so. Drug education could also have loads of other positive effects, of course, including a reduced stigma, further research, and better addiction assistance, but that’s another topic entirely.

So without further delay, let’s begin!

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