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Booze Replaces Pot as New Gateway Drug

For years, cannabis has been seen as the first stepping stone on the path to unbridled substance abuse, the story going that after marijuana got […]

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Talking to Your Kids About Pot Shouldn’t Be Difficult

We can officially count cannabis as another item on the long list of topics that parents find difficult to discuss with their children, at least […]

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The Government Is Watching You Tweet

As a country, we are now more concerned with guarding utility and government computer systems against hackers than we are with real-world troubles like terrorism, […]

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How Much THC Does it Take to Make a DUI?

Last March, Max Drosi, 28, of Miami, blew a red light on 8th and Washington in the Italian Market, plowing his rented Chevy Impala into […]

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Blame Jerry Falwell for Millennials’ Rejection of Religion

“He is purple—the gay-pride color,” wrote fundamentalist Baptist pastor Jerry Falwell in an issue of his National Liberty Journal back in 1999. “And his antenna […]

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Obama’s Weed Wars: Stoner on Stoner Crime

We’ve known from the start that there’s a former stoner in the White House, we just didn’t know to what extent he had stoned. But […]

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What You Should Know About Bath Salts

With Rudy Eugene’s vicious attack last week on Miami-area homeless man Ronald Poppo making national headlines, a class of designer drugs known as “bath salts” […]

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How to Work Around Comcast’s File-Sharing Crackdown

If you can’t get the Feds to do it, you’d better do it yourself. Starting July 1st, major American Internet service providers will become copyright […]

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Fixed-Gear Bikes Will Make You Love Your Commute

Last week while riding to work from my South Philly hovel, my trouser leg wound itself around my bike’s chain ring, tearing my pants and […]

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Psychedelics Are the New Pot

Cannabis has passed the tipping point toward widespread social acceptance (and probable legalization). Even prominent judges in states where marijuana is illegal are coming out […]

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Yarnbombing: Street Art Even a Suburban Mom Could Love

She’s put a blazing pink sweater on the Rocky statue, sewed über-fuzzy seat covers onto the El and covered a Girard payphone with a multicolored […]

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Tattoos Losing Rebel Status Is a Good Thing

My neighbor Joe, a longtime driver for Tastykake, isn’t a fan of tattoos. “I don’t get it,” he says. “They look cluttered and used to […]

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4/20 Roundup: Best (Definitely Tobacco) Pipes by Philly Glass Artists

More than a few things can go wrong when you’re swinging a ball of 2,000-degree glass around. Hot glass rods (or worse, flames) to the […]