Friday, June 6, 2014

Need Something To Do Friday?

Posted By on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Today is National Donut Day. Today is also a day in the five year old Hemp History Week (coincidence?). After you grab a donut, head downtown to the capitol building for a movie. 

Indie Hemp Works is hosting a screening of a new documentary titled Bringing It Home. Just in case anyone is confused, this is about hemp and has nothing to do with baseball. For more information, visit 

3 p.m. FREE. Idaho State Capitol Building, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, 208-433-9705, 
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Monday, October 1, 2012

Slideshow: Idaho HOPE Fest Promotes Cannabis Education

Posted By on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 11:27 AM


There was plenty of green grass at the second annual Idaho Hemp Offers People Everything Fest in Ann Morrison Park Sept. 30.

"We are here to promote education of the cannabis plant," said Lindsey Rinehart, an organizer for the event.

Several dozen people attended the event sponsored by the Idaho chapter of Moms for Marijuana and Idaho NORML, which seeks to "advocate for the end of the federal government's war on cannabis consumers and promote the re-legalization of industrial hemp," according to its website.

The event featured various live entertainers, vendors and informational speakers who spoke on the history, politics and culture of cannabis. Signatures were collected for the Compassionate Idaho Citizens Initiative, which strives to legalize medicinal marijuana.

Rinehart made it clear that the event was not intended to be a party or a place for people to openly smoke marijuana.

"They would be asked by our security to put it out immediately, because that would take away from our message," she said.

Click here for a photo slideshow of the event.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Study Links Pot Smoking and Testicular Cancer

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Young men who routinely smoke marijuana might just have something more serious than the possibility of being snagged by the cops to worry about—a new study has linked smoking pot with an increased risk of developing a particularly nasty form of testicular cancer.

An NBC news story reports that the study published online earlier today in CANCER, an American Cancer Society publication, links marijuana smoking with an increased rate of developing non-seminoma tumors in men as young as their teen through their mid-30s. In fact, they were twice as likely to develop the form of cancer.

The study, conducted by scientists at the University of Southern California, states that:

"The group that is at risk for developing these tumors is overwhelmingly young men. They should be looking and paying attention to changes in their testicles anyway."

While it's still a relatively low likelihood of developing this particular form of cancer, maybe male pot smokers will have second thoughts next time they're craving a little weed—thoughts about their cajones, that is.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Slideshow: The Idaho HOPE Hemp Festival Rolls into Julia Davis Park

Posted By on Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Julia Davis Park looked pretty green on Sunday, Sept. 25, during a festival held to educate folks about marijuana. Hundreds turned out for Idaho H.O.P.E. Fest (Hemp Offers People Everything), Boise's first hemp festival. It featured live bands, DJs, guest speakers and educational exhibitions.

"The purpose is to educate people that hemp does offer people everything," said Sarah Caldwell, event coordinator. "The turnout is better than I expected."

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

For Sale: Bong Lamp

Posted By on Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 3:24 PM

So a team of BW staffers has landed in Berkeley, Calif., for the weekend to better our alt-weekly skills and just before we lay our heads down to sleep each night in a very charming little boutique hotel in the center of all the action, we reach over to dim the light on a most curious piece of furniture:


Yes, it's a bong lamp. And the very charming little boutique hotel sells this custom-made ... ahem, piece ... for $275 if you're ready for a bong that you don't have to hide under the couch.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Sarah Silverman" second season re-starts soon

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 11:24 AM

The first season of the Sarah Silverman Program was possibly an introduction for many to Silverman. A thin, youngish woman, Silverman (played by Silverman) displays the worldliness of a 9-year-old, the narcissism of Paris Hilton and the mouth of a sailor. Season two of the Comedy Central series continues Wednesday, Oct. 8 with two premieres: "High, It's Sarah" in which Sarah tries marijuana for the first time and discovers that pot highs can lead to deep lows--and the kidnapping of a captain of industry (played by guest star Garry Marshall); and in the second premiere, "The Mongolian Beef," Sarah learns that a longtime family prejudice against Mongolians may be short-sighted.

Brian Posehn and Steve Agee--who play Brian and Steve, respectively--are back as Sarah's "big, gay, orange neighbors," Laura Silverman (played by Laura Silverman) returns as Sarah's sweet, long-suffering sibling who is often responsible for bailing her sister out when Sarah's right/wrong switch is in the OFF position.
If Strangers With Candy and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia had a baby and it was adopted by the kids of South Park, the result might be The Sarah Silverman Program.

Atkins out (of breath from laughing)

(The second season of "The Sarah Silverman Program." continues on Comedy Central Wed., Oct. 8 and Thurs., Oct. 9; season two, volume one is available on DVD Tues., Oct. 14.)

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