WATCH: Giant Inflatable Joints Marched Around City Hall

As part of a massive pro-marijuana legalization protest on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, protesters today marched two giant inflatable joints around City Hall and down Broad Street. Above, we caught the giant joint going around our city’s house of government. Burn one down! Read more »

Growing Industrial Hemp is Now Legal in Pennsylvania

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Governor Tom Wolf signed legislation on Wednesday that legalized the growth and production of industrial hemp – for some.

Hemp can now be grown for research purposes, meaning the law mostly applies to the Agriculture Department and colleges and universities. Through a pilot program, those who are registered can grow and market the product. The law’s newly created Hemp Research Board will oversee operations and monitor regulations and guidelines.

The legislation‘s sponsor, Representative Russ Diamond, said Pennsylvania was once a leading producer of industrial hemp. Hemp can be used for many purposes, including medicine, clothing, food and building materials.

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Get Ready: There’s a 51-Foot Joint Coming to the DNC

Get ready for a little puff, puff, pass.

A 51-foot joint will make an appearance in Philly for the Democratic National Convention next week.

No, it doesn’t actually contain marijuana – just a lot of air. The giant joint has circulated at past events in New York City and Washington, D.C.

DCMJ, an organization pushing for marijuana legalization, will lead the joint-centered march. It’s expected to start sometime after noon on July 25th, according to PhillyVoice. Volunteers will help carry the joint to the convention, and activists will support it on the return journey.

According to the Associated Press, the Secret Service flagged and restricted the whereabouts of the joint during a protest held at the White House in April. We’ll see if it sparks any controversy next week.

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Univesity of Delaware Student Charged with Pot-Laced Goodies Business



A University of Delaware student is facing multiple drug charges after being accused of manufacturing and selling food laced with marijuana, including treats that bear a strong resemblance to Froot Loops and bunny-shaped gummies.

Dylan Nunn, 22, a hotel and restaurant management and entrepreneurial minor (hmm…) is alleged to have run a home shop in his Newark, Delaware, apartment called “The Bakery” where he concocted and sold the pot-infused food.

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New Poll: Toomey-McGinty Race Is Essentially Tied

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Katie McGinty photo by Donald Derosa, used under a Creative Commons license

A new poll from Quinnipiac University says that the Senate race in Pennsylvania is very much like the presidential one here: A dead heat.

Sen. Pat Toomey gets 45 percent of the vote in the new poll, while Katie McGinty gets 44 percent. Much like the poll Quinnipiac took of Trump/Clinton, men back the Republican candidate (53–36 percent), while women say they’re going to vote for McGinty (51-38). The pollsters interviewed 1,077 Pennsylvania voters and say the poll has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points. Read more »

This Man Tried to Smoke Up Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda’s

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Justin Bieber at Johnny Brenda’s on Sunday night. (Photo: Mike Donovan)

When Noah Suzuki got the text, he knew he and his friends needed to get to Johnny Brenda’s immediately.

Suzuki, 24, was with his co-workers from the West Philly Han Dynasty. They had been doing karaoke at Bob & Barbara’s on Sunday night, and Suzuki got a text from his younger sister. She’d been a Justin Bieber fan since he was just a kid singing covers on YouTube.

“When he was a YouTube pop star sensation, my sister was in middle school,” Suzuki says. “And she was going to see him at tennis matches and mall shows. Indie Justin Bieber. She saw him, like, 35 times.”

And she’d texted Suzuki on Sunday night to tell him that Justin Bieber was at Johnny Brenda’s in Fishtown. He recounts the text: “Fucking call me, you need to go to Johnny Brenda’s and coax Justin Bieber to our house. This is not a drill.” Read more »

Elderly Pottstown Woman Nabbed After Fleeing Pot Conviction 30 Years Ago

Pottstown fugitive Janet Harden in her new mugshot photo.

Pottstown fugitive Janet Harden in her new mugshot photo.

1.7 grams of marijuana is not a lot of pot. If you’re a conservative roller, you might get two decent-sized joints out of such a paltry stash, but one Pottstown woman finds herself in a heap of trouble 30 years after she fled a conviction for smuggling that amount of the drug into a local jail. Read more »

The Checkup: How Your GrubHub Addiction Could Be Good for You — Really!

• In amazing news from the world of science: A new study found that when we order food through a digital platform, we are less likely to make unhealthy choices, as opposed to when we order directly from a human. So if you eat out all the time anyway (which, let’s face it, a lot of us do), you might as well take the talk-free, healthier route and order through GrubHub. And don’t you dare feel guilty about it! [Science of Us]
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Governor Tom Wolf Legalizes Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

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In a move that’s been in the works for some time, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf  announced yesterday that medical marijuana is now legal in the state. The Pa. House of Representatives passed a bill legalizing medicinal pot back in March, the Senate passed it last week, and Wolf has now made good on his promise to approve it once it reached his desk.

“I am proud to sign this bill that will provide long overdue medical relief to patients and families who could benefit from this treatment,” Wolf said in a statement. “I applaud members of both parties in the House and Senate who have come together to help patients who have run out of medical options and want to thank the thousands of advocates who have fought tirelessly for this cause.”

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