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U.S.: 'Almost Legal With Tommy Chong' Features Legendary Actor In New Series

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FilmOn Networks on Wednesday announced a new comedy series hosted by the legendary Cheech & Chong star, Tommy Chong, "Almost Legal With Tommy Chong."

The iconic actor, best-selling author, and Grammy-winning comedian will host an interview and sketch comedy show co-produced by FilmOn Networks and title sponsor WeedMaps. The series will be distributed by FilmOn.com, and air on FOTV over Dish Network.

"Almost Legal with Tommy Chong" is an irreverent take on the traditional late night talk show with celebrity interviews, sketch comedy and musical acts—he’s called it “a stoner’s version of Jon Stewart.” Chong will address, “anything that affects the pot smoker’s status in any way, negative or positive,” and that includes his own battle with cancer and salvation through medical marijuana.

Confirmed guests include Danny Trejo, Steve-O, Andy Milonakis, Garfunkel and Oates, Chef Roy Choi, Hannibal Buress and select guests provided by WeedMaps, such as major marijuana attorney Linda Held.

The show is written by veterans from "The Whitest Kids U’Kno" and "Late World with Zach Galifianakis." Chong’s production company Chongson is also co-producing. The series is directed by Tommy’s son, Paris Chong, executive produced by Eli Graham, written by Sam Brown, Joe Wagner, Kyle Williams and Eddie Ifft, and shot in Los Angeles.

U.S.: New Stoner Web Series "Cinedopes" Re-Launches Tuesday

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Attention Comedy Fans! "Cindeopes" is an irreverent comedy that follows the hilarious struggles of Tim, a dime bag weed dealer/failed filmmaker who inherits a movie theater run by an eclectic mix of morons and deviants, and it re-launches on Tuesday, July 14.

Tim, played by "Cinedopes" creator/writer Brian Drolet (MTVs Disaster Date and The Hills), partners with his life-long buddy and neurotic, aspiring lawyer, Blake, played by Writer/Co-Executive Producer Ben Gleib (GSNs Idiotest, The Book of Life, Chelsea Lately).

Tim and Blake decide to get with the times and leave the illegal weed business behind by converting their new indie theater into the world’s first cinema/marijuana dispensary.

"Cinedopes is a cannabis and movie lover’s dream come true; it’s the first time audiences can toke up, hit the concessions stand and thoroughly enjoy their cinematic experience," according to a press release from Stoned Girls. "Packed with movie references, quotes and parodies, any fan of film will enjoy this series.

U.S.: Drug Policy Alliance Releases Footage Featuring Everyday People Using Marijuana

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New Open-License Footage Shatters Stereotypes and Captures the Responsible, Modern-Day Marijuana Consumer

B-Roll Project Follows DPA Stock Photo Series Depicting Regular People Using Marijuana

To combat the predominant, stereotypic images of people who use marijuana, and to encourage news outlets to use images that accurately reflect modern-day marijuana consumers, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is releasing free, open-license B-roll footage for editorial use.

The footage was shot in Portland, Oregon, and features a diverse group in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, doing a variety of activities, such as playing a board game, socializing at home, or purchasing marijuana at a licensed dispensary. The footage shows people consuming marijuana from joints, bubblers, vaporizers, pens and tinctures.

“We’ve all seen it before, a serious news story about marijuana policy that cuts away to footage of a young guy covered in tie-dye and marijuana leaves who looks more or less like a cannabis cartoon,” said Sharda Sekaran, managing director of communications for the DPA. “It’s goofy, awkward, distracting and doesn’t reflect the average marijuana consumer, who more than likely looks like a normal person you might see at a bank, supermarket or office. We’re hoping media will use this free video footage, or at the very least think twice about running stereotypical stoner images for their marijuana stories.”

U.S.: Survey Reveals Best Cities For Single Stoners

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As the debate to legalize marijuana continues to ignite throughout the nation, it seems many more singles are opening their hearts to a partner who enjoys lighting up.

Dating-site WhatsYourPrice.com asked its members if they would date someone who smoked weed. Approximately 57 percent of the more than 90,000 respondents said yes.

The site then ranked the top 10 cities where singles were most open to dating a person who appreciated a bit of bud. Rankings are based on the percentage of respondents who were in favor of dating a person who smokes marijuana. Results reveal America’s top “420 Friendly Cities.”

Top 420 Friendly Cities

1 - Portland - 93%
2 - New York - 90%
3 - Las Vegas - 87%
4 - Denver - 86%
5 - San Francisco - 83%
6 - Seattle - 79%
7 - Los Angeles - 73%
8 - Miami - 68%
9 - Chicago - 64%
10 - Boston - 62%

According to results of the survey, Portlanders were quite blunt about their acceptance of a partner who smokes weed, with 93 percent of respondents from the city claiming the habit is not a dating deal breaker.

“Although the debate over marijuana legalization has been sweeping the nation, smoking is not equally accepted by everyone,” said Brandon Wade, CEO and founder of WhatsYourPrice.com. “Singles who appreciate this type of lifestyle might want to venture out to one of these cities to find a partner who is well suited for them.”

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