Marijuana Culture and the Arts.

A wedding bouquet of peonies and cannabis buds. Image via BudsandBlossomsco.com
 
There’s at least one noticeable advantage to cannabis-friendly weddings: more mellow brides.

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British-American author Lesley Hazleton discusses the subject of infinity last week during a lecture, presented by the Goodship Academy of Higher Education, at the Cloud Room on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Image: Sy Bean / The Seattle Times/Seattle Times
 
A lofty lecture series for stoned people aims to shatter some stereotypes, but also raises the question: Are people really more creative and open-minded when high?

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Oscar Pascual ~ SFgate.com ~

 
An emerging group of modern chefs are creating bold new dishes infused with marijuana, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it yourself.

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Santa Cruz 4/20 celebration at Porter Meadow on UCSC Campus. Image: Sroalf via Wikimedia Commons
 
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

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Pueblo County Courthouse, Pueblo, CO. Image: Billy Hathorn via Wikimedia Commons
Kristen Wyatt ~ Associated Press ~
 
DENVER (AP) -- Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

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University of Denver Professor Andrew Matranga. Photo credit: CBS

Britt Moreno ~ CBS Denver ~

The college course is called Cannabis Journalism: reporting and covering the new normal.

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William Shakespeare sought inspiration by smoking weed in the sort of pipe commonly referred to as a "bong", a South African scientist has claimed.

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Reefer Madness, also titled A Burning Question in some prints, was a 1930s propaganda film intended to spook parents about drug use. Image via BU.

Rich Barlow ~ BU Today ~

Boston University course surveys America’s pot policy through the decades.

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Hemp-based foods products of Azienda Agricola Fiore Marzio ILario are seen in this handout photograph taken in London July 20, 2015.  Reuters/Stefano Fumagalli/Handout via Reuters
Pamela Barbaglia ~Reuters ~
 
Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?

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Image of a rural California outdoor marijuana grow facility.
 
Two diverse shows attempt to document a shift in how we think about pot, how it is becoming a part of our everyday lives, shedding its stigma, normalizing.

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"Puff, puff, pass" and beyond. Talking marijuana manners with Lizzie Post and others in these weird, post-legalization times

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Image of Quinoa Detox Salad With Hemp Hearts
Amie Valpone ~ Huffington Post ~
 
Culinary Nutrition Expert; Editor-in-Chief, TheHealthyApple.com

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Business Insider ~
 
"The Culture High" is a feature-length crowd-funded documentary that analyzes modern day marijuana prohibition and reveals the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and oppose the existing marijuana laws.

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David Knowles ~ Bloomberg
 
If it's good for man, why not man's best friend? 

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Image of Cannabis Beer from Oskar Blues Brewery
Jessica Sidman ~ Washington City Paper ~
 
DC Brau is looking to make a political statement with a new beer collaboration with Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery.

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