Dates for 2nd Annual Astronomicon Announced! Web Store Launched!

Episode 37 of Ashtrays And Action Figures just aired, and they announced the OFFICIAL DATES for the 2nd Annual Astronomicon!

Yes, the event that just ended 10 days ago has already been booked for next year!  It’s taking place from February 8th-10th 2019 at the Wyndham Garden Sterling Heights!

I may have missed this year’s due to some weather bones, but you can bet that I’ll be there next year!  Look for Astronomicon.com to be updated VERY SOON with more details, hotel discount code, and more!

Speaking of Astronomicon.com, they have also added a webstore with some of the odds and ends that were left over at the first annual convention!  Miss your chance to get a hat, beanie, hoodie, or other collectible?  Click the pic below and get your shoppin’ on!

Click to visit the Astronomicon Webstore!



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Canadian Police Apologize For Telling Kids ‘Doobies Make Boobies’

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While police officers can be multi-faceted, they’re not typically considered medical experts, especially when it comes to cannabis. Such a notion was exemplified in Aurora, Canada over the weekend, when the York Regional Police Service gave some questionable advice to some Catholic high school students. Their words of wisdom? “Doobies make boobies.”

Do Doobies Make Boobies?

No, they do not. And the York Regional Police Service acknowledged as much on Tuesday when they took to Twitter to apologize for their department’s lack of research.

On February 16th, Canadian police attended a drug awareness panel at the York Catholic District School Board headquarters in Aurora, where they answered questions about Canada’s pending legalization of cannabis.  According to reports, Nigel Cole, a school resource officer, gave his take on cannabis during the question and answer portion of the session.

“You have peer pressure and drug dealers telling you about the great effects of marijuana, but I’m here to tell you there are some very negative effects,” argued Nigel Cole, the school’s resource officer.

“There are studies that marijuana lowers your testosterone—we call it ‘doobies make boobies.’ We’re finding 60 per cent of 14-year-olds are developing ‘boobies.’”

In addition to his ‘doobies make boobies’ remark, Cole also served up some other questionable cannabis factoids, including its adverse effects on motorists.

Cole remarked that driving under the influence of cannabis is actually more dangerous than driving drunk.

“Studies have shown half a joint is equivalent to seven alcoholic beverages,” Cole allegedly said. “You will not be able to walk a straight line. You will not be able to touch your finger to your nose. It’s incredible how much marijuana—and all drugs—impact your ability to operate a motor vehicle.”

Doctors Weigh In

Following the poll, several doctors panned Cole’s remarks regarding the mental and physical effects of cannabis.

Dr. Ian Mitchell, a physician at Royal Inland Hospital, told Global News Radio that Cole’s repertoire of cannabis knowledge is severely off-base.

“This is just urban mythology that has been repeated and repeated onwards,” Mitchell said.“It’s really irresponsible for police officers to be telling youth this and not having someone else to be able to correct this information.”

Also taking issue with Cole’s comments was Dr. John Harrison, the chief scientific officer of a Toronto-based holistic wellness team. Harrison admitted that cannabis consumption could impact hormones, but that doesn’t equate to growing breasts in men.

He pointed to simple common sense as his main point of contention.

“Marijuana does impact hormones but by no means does it give anyone breasts. That’s what you call knowledge going the wrong way. There’s no scientific basis that I know of,” Harrison said to The Star.

“Millions of men smoke marijuana and you don’t see millions of men walking around with pronounced breast tissue. The comment defies common sense.”

Harrison also appeared similarly befuddled regarding Cole’s questionable statistics about cannabis and alcohol, and he claimed there was no scientific evidence to back up his claims.

“Any average person that has seven drinks is legally intoxicated,” Harrison said. “There are lots of factors that go into how much marijuana is etching your lungs.

No amount of THC can intoxicate you like alcohol because the compounds are different. Anyone who has taken in cannabis use will tell you that half a joint does not equal seven drinks.”

Final Hit: Canadian Police Apologize For Telling Kids ‘Doobies Make Boobies’

As Canada prepares for their legalization of recreational cannabis, which is already behind schedule, it’s important for lawmakers and officials to educate the population about responsible cannabis consumption.

However, providing the community with false facts is only hindering the progressive approach to marijuana legalization.

But give credit to the YRP, who quickly tried to rectify the situation as best as possible.

“One of the officers provided some information that wasn’t correct,”Const. Marina Orlovski admitted. “We understand that we made some mistakes in our comments and that we’re trying to correct that as far as the information that is getting out.”

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1WorldMag.com shows Enasnmi

A website called 1WorldMag.com started an event called Sucka Free Sundayz!  It happens at Sampan Grill in Olympia, Washington, and our Juggalo homies Enasnimi were featured there, and given a nice write-up on the site!

If you’re unfamiliar with Enasnimi, this is a good place to start!

From 1WorldMag.com:

Enasnimi

Our second week’s winners were off the hook!!!  Enasnimi, Rap group from Olympia WA shared their substance, with impeccable timing, and chemistry. Brothers “C Daddy Sickness” & “Rellik Tha Holy 1” started rapping together in 2007. In 2010 Enasnimi was formed with the release of their first album Toxic Symphony, followed by a second album released in 2012 I Got Ya Back, The Mixxxtape Vol 1.  Joining artists “Big Hoodoo” & “DJ Clay” from Psychopathic Records for a national tour in 2014 proved to be beneficial, editing and directing a music video for “DJ Clay.” They have gone on to perform in several music festivals including, Gathering of the Juggalos, Cloneapalooza, WickedFest, as well as shows that they have personally put on. Check out the dope cypher series they created, inviting talented artists from the Pacific Northwest to gather and showcase their skills. Northwest Cypher Parts 1&2, is directed and edited by them as well can be found on YouTube. You will not be disappointed.

https://youtu.be/-WXFBwTKnk8

https://youtu.be/Z4EeR1dVSR0

Props to our homies from Enasnimi on the write-up!  Make sure to find out more about them at Facebook.com/EnasnimiIminsane!



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Illegal Immigrant Found In Walls Of UK Marijuana Grow

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One of the perils of marijuana prohibition is cannabis growers often take drastic measures to produce black-market pot. Laws against marijuana do not prevent criminal organizations from supplying cannabis enthusiasts with the weed they need. But sometimes these shifty operations can result in the destruction of property and lives. Often it is illegal immigrants who suffer. Like this illegal immigrant found in walls of UK marijuana grow.

Rented House Destroyed By Illegal Marijuana Cultivation

report from the UK media indicates that an illegal cannabis operation may have just landed an illegal immigrant from Vietnam in some trouble with the law. Anh Hoang, 29, was discovered hiding in the wall of a rental house used to grow weed.

The man sought refuge inside the structure during a raid to keep from going to jail. But his hide-and-seek game was not as strong as his green thumb. Police say he had 75 plants, which could have put a “significant” amount of black market bud on the streets.

It was in the Wolverhampton Crown Court earlier this week that prosecutor David Bennett detailed the indiscretions of Hoang. He testified that the rental property suffered extensive damage as a result of marijuana cultivation.

Bennett then explained how the owner of the property has suffered emotional stress. The destruction made by the illicit cannabis farm was significant.

But Hoang may not have acted alone. Court records indicate that a female rented the Dudley property some time ago. There is speculation that this person may be part of a large illegal cannabis operation.

Hoang, who the court referred to as the “gardener,” was simply responsible for the crop. But this activity caused “substantial” damage to the home, prosecutor Bennett told the judge.

Judge Comes Down Hard on Illegal Immigrant

Unfortunately, the situation did not bode well for Hoang. The man confessed to manufacturing the controlled substance. It is not immediately clear whether he provided the court with information linking the marijuana grow with a criminal organization.

What is clear, however, is that Judge Dean Kershaw did not show Hoang any mercy. He was given 10 months in jail.

The judge told Hoang that he could be deported before he finishes his sentence.

“You knew full well what you were doing,” the judge told Hoang. “You have smoked cannabis so you knew exactly what it was you were growing. These plants could have produced a significant quantity of the drug.”

Final Hit: Illegal Immigrant Found In Walls Of UK Marijuana Grow

As far as the owner of the rented property, she loses out. The judge said “I cannot make an order for the unfortunate lady whose house has been ruined.”

All the landlord can do is file suit against the person named on the lease. But the chances of that shaking out in her favor are slim.

The UK Parliament is set to discuss marijuana legalization later this week. Many cannabis advocates say that imposing a taxed and regulated market is the only way to prevent illegal pot grows.

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