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Everyone celebrates April 20th in their own way. Joints, bongs, edibles: take your pick (or don't at all, we won't judge!). No matter your fancy, while weed is decriminalized in NYC, it's still not always the most straightforward to get your hands on. In honor of the 4/20 holiday, we're sharing a personal essay from one of our community members.     Sitting in a bar in Park Slope the first week I moved here, I was...
From Cheech and Chong to Dazed and Confused to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the stoner film is a vaunted subgenre in American cinema. It gets a proper celebration later this month, when the first-ever New York City Cannabis Film Festival comes to Williamsburg.  Organized by marijuana aficionado meetup group High NY, the festival will screen eight films at the Wythe Hotel on September 26th, starting, obviously, at 4:20pm. They're not all films about weed, per se, but films that...
Last week, the city seized 2,000 bags of synthetic weed, known as K2, from two Harlem bodegas. It's only the latest in a string of recent incidents that reflect the fast citywide spread of a drug that's far more dangerous than its natural counterpart. You can't overdose on natural marijuana, but that's not true of K2. Sold for as little as $2 a packet and sometimes called "Spice" or "Mr. Big Shot," it's usually laced with a potpourri...
If you're anything like me and you never trusted this whole "don't worry, marijuana is like totally OK now" spiel various high-ups in the city were feeding us, your paranoia was not unfounded. As quickly as Police Commissioner Bratton was able to publicly say marijuana is, like, totally a non-issue and should be treated as such by law enforcement, he's gone back on his initial shift in attitude. This marks the emergence of a...

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