Here comes the most creative pun ever: The Weediculous Comedy Tour has a higher goal. (Yes, that just happened.) Its four stand-up comedians — Dan Madonia, Dustin Kaufman, Jessica Michelle Singleton and Omid Singh — aren't just touring the country for the inevitable fame and fortune. They're doing it, as described in their April Kickstarter campaign that raised $5,115, to create a documentary that "educate[s] viewers on the positive reasons for legalizing marijuana."
Judging by the video that accompanies the project, the four are well-versed on the topic. But in case you need a taste of the goodness, here's a Twitter sampling. @JMScomedy: "If I ever get breast cancer I hope it's not in my good titty." @DanMadonia: "I don't smoke weed, I destroy evidence." @Brownman3000: "I'm half Danish/half Croissant." And the @DustinKaufman account was suspended as of press time.
So if you're convinced, hit Club 710 (1677 Jet Wing Drive, facebook.com/weediculouscomedytour) at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 18. Tickets are $20 for the general public and, understandably, do not mandate a minimum drink order.
The less heralded portion of Amendment 64 got its day in the sun when, on May 13, 40-year-old Springfield farmer Ryan Loflin became the first U.S. industrial-hemp farmer since the 1950s, reported the Denver Post. A native of the southeast Colorado city, Loflin is "leasing 60 acres of his father's alfalfa farm to plant the crop and install a press to squeeze the oil from hemp seeds," wrote Steve Raabe. "He'll have a jump on other farmers, with 400 starter plants already growing at an indoor facility prior to transplanting them in the field."
In a related move, Westword reported May 10 that hemp-cultivation-regulation effort Senate Bill 241 passed the Legislature. "Now all it needs is the governor's signature before a nine-member committee can begin assisting the Department of Agriculture in developing a process that will allow the good people of Colorado to engage in widespread planting," wrote Melanie Asmar.
Pot = porn?
In addition to our coverage of recent marijuana laws, here, comes this tidbit: House Bill 1317 includes a baffling provision that "magazines whose primary focus is marijuana or marijuana businesses" be either only sold in dispensaries, or behind the counter elsewhere.
The Denver Post's editorial board was livid. "This topsy turvy result not only defies normal logic, it defies established First Amendment law as well," it wrote on May 13. Accordingly, dailycaller.com reports that Denver attorney David Lane, representing the Daily Doobie and Hemp Connoisseur, is considering a lawsuit.