DTC Brands Doing Incredible Numbers on Shopify, Says COO

Direct to consumer brands are doing incredible numbers on Shopify, says Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein. He says that Kylie Jenner has generated almost a billion dollars in sales on the platform and many other influencers such as Kanye West, Drake, and most recently Tom Brady and also doing very well.

Cannabis Triple Venti at Starbucks?

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says that cannabis-infused beverages are not on the roadmap. However, he seems open to that possibility in the future. “You can’t get a cannabis triple venti today. There are a lot of issues that we would have to think through on that. Right now that’s not on the roadmap. But we are mindful of the trends.”

Even Just on the Medical Side, There’s Big Business in Pot

There’s a big business to be built just on the medical side of legal marijuana says legendary technology investor Geoff Lewis. Lewis was an early investor in Tilray which recently had a hugely successful IPO of which he was pleasantly surprised.

Morgan Freeman Says: Legalize It, Sonny!

Morgan Freeman is saying what everybody else has been thinking: Marijuana is illegal, federally. Alcohol is not. And one of those is bullshit. The Daily Beast spoke to Morgan Freeman recently and the topic of his marijuana use came up.…

Roseanne Barr Losing Her Eyesight, Touts Benefits of Marijuana

Roseanne Barr of the hit TV sitcom Roseanne and a judge on last season’s Last Comic Standing, is going blind. The 62-year-old announced at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday that “her vision is closing in.” “I have macular degeneration…

Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

Young Alexis Bortell is taking on Texas in her bid to legalize medical marijuana. The 9-year-old from Dallas started having seizures at the age of 7 and was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors initially prescribed medication but it didn’t…

Willie Nelson Pot Stores Will Be “the Anti-Walmart”

Willie Nelson smokes pot. Well technically, Willie Nelson probably vapes pot more often nowadays. That’s what he was doing when James Joiner sat down with him during the SXSW madness in Austin. Joiner filed his story about Willie Nelson’s huge…

Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27…

Kathy Bates Outs Susan Sarandon As A Pothead On TV

On the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live, Kathy Bates was asked a series of tricky questions and may have bitten off more than she could chew. One of the questions Bates was asked by host Andy Cohen caused…

Jackie Chan Wants Media To Stop Making False Reports About His Imprisoned Son

At a press conference for his new movie Skiptrace, Jackie Chan was recently asked about his son Jaycee Chan, who was arrested on drug charges by the Chinese government in August. The elder Chan told reporters on Thursday, October 23,…

Marijuana Legalization: Seattle Pot Shops in Standoff Over Shutdown

Whenever marijuana is legalized in any form, anywhere, there is a bit of red tape that has to be handled. Heretofore, there were no forms, staffing, website sections, and other such trappings to handle the subject. Now a bureaucracy has…

Ebola.com Sold for Over $200K to Russian Weed Company

Ebola.com, a domain which, at this point, can only boast a few Ebola-related articles and a couple of ads, was just sold for over $200,000 in cash and stock. Just last week, a man named Jon Schultz announced that he…

Halloween Candy: Marijuana Candies Cause Concern This Year

Halloween is an odd celebration. Parents warn children 364 days a year about the dangers of “taking candy from strangers,” then drive them around to do that very thing one day out of that year. And for decades, parents have…

Sarah Silverman Reportedly Brings Pot to Emmys

It’s hard to make it through any awards show without someone making a goof, whether it is Jennifer Lawrence tripping or someone’s nipple popping out in a wardrobe malfunction, and last night’s 2014 Emmys was no exception. This time the…

Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested by Chinese Government

Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan’s son, most recently made headlines indirectly when his father stated that he was to receive none of his $130 million inheritance. Jackie Chan stated that “If he is capable, he can make his own money,. If…

Justin Bieber Lucks Out With FAA

Justin Bieber has been dealt a ‘get out of jail free’ pass–at least by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration has closed its investigation into what happened on the private jet the As Long As You Love me singer and…

Amanda Bynes Stays Out Of Trouble, Gets Bong-Tossing Case Dismissed

On Monday, Amanda Bynes’ bong-tossing case was dismissed. The judge’s ruling was based on Bynes’ compliance with counseling sessions twice a week and staying out of trouble for six months. Last year, Bynes was charged with marijuana possession and reckless…

Maureen Dowd’s Paranoid Pot Ramblings, at Your Fingertips, for Just $6 per Month

Yes, I’m kind of mixing a couple of stories here, but two interesting things happened today in New York Times land. First, the venerable newspaper launched a new digital subscription for Opinions only, and second, columnist Maureen Dowd got really,…

Weed Fairy Visits Seattle, Spreads 50 Nuggets

The Weed Fairy visited Seattle last weekend and gave away free weed to keep everyone’s spirits high. The fairy tweeted a photo of her note with the caption, “Seattle, I just hit you up. Weed’s everywhere in Capitol Hill. Have…

Wiz Khalifa Arrested For Marijuana Possession

Wiz Khalifa was taken into custody on Saturday after a TSA offer at El Paso Airport found half of a gram of marijuana on the rapper. Wiz had just finished headlining the Neon Desert Music Festival in downtown El Paso…