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Higher Educaion……. Man


I am guessing this is their valedictorian.

Well what else is new? According to popular culture, college and marijuana go together like Bert and Ernie. But not like this. Now there is a college that embraces learning as well as the green stuff ( no, besides Hampshire College). Here the ‘Oaksterdam University’ in Oakland, California (home of the original Black Panthers, and no that is not a football team), provides classes in everything marijuana, from law, to history, to growing, and so-called ‘distribution’. Wonder what a PHD from here could do for you.

Raw Story:

A private San Francisco area university dedicated to the study of the cannabis industry is giving a whole new meaning to higher education.

At Oaksterdam University — so called after the nickname locals have given to Oakland — students learn how to grow, harvest and cook marijuana, as well as dispense it to others.

The goal, say administrators, is to educate consumers about the benefits of the mind-altering plant and encourage graduates to start their own dispensaries in California, even though possession remains prohibited under federal law.

The university, which is modeled on a similar school in Amsterdam, opened in November and has recently begun offering classes in Los Angeles.

On a recent day, a group of students gathered in a former pharmacy in downtown Oakland for a class that included topics such as the politics of marijuana, horticulture and bud tending.

No word if there are dormitories (if there are they are probably located in the Haight Ashbury district). Tuition is the amazingly low (and here it sounds like appropriate fee of $250 ( and not to mention most likely a bag of your best weed from your stash), and if you sign up for the July 31st semester class you get a free hoodie. But hurry up and sign up now, for if you wait you may forget to enroll.


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Mary-Ann, Not so Innocent Anymore


“Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells, better known as ‘Mary Ann’, faces charges of reckless driving, after Mary Jane was found in Mary-Ann’s car.

Dawn Wells, known for her role as Mary-Ann, the nymphet innocent sexpot and ship wrecked survivor on the classic tv series “Gilligan’s Island”, has been charged with reckless driving.

The charges stem from an incident back in October, when the 69 year old former TV actress, was pulled over by Idaho police when she driving and her car was seen swerving along the road.

When she was pulled over, she failed a sobriety test, and a number of smoked marijuana cigarettes and a pair of small cases commonly used to house marijuana were discovered in her car.

Welles explained that the marijuana was left behind by a hitchhiker, whom she had picked up. She was then placed under arrest.

In February she pled guilty to the single charge of reckless driving, in exchange for having two drug related charges and a charge of driving under the influence in exchange for her guilty plea.

Welles has been ordered to pay a fine of $410.50,six months probation, and five days in jail.

MY TAKE: Interestingly enough Welles isn’t the first cast member of Gilligan’s Island to find themselves in trouble with the law on marijuana related charges. At one point Gilligan himself (actor Bob Denver) faced drug charges in 1998, when he was found to have recieved a package of marajuana in a mailing that was allegedly connected to Wells.

No word yet on whether Mrs Howel has ever been strung out on bennies or whether Ginger had ever been in rehab.


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Mary-Ann, Not so Innocent Anymore


“Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells, better known as ‘Mary Ann’, faces charges of reckless driving, after Mary Jane was found in Mary-Ann’s car.

Dawn Wells, known for her role as Mary-Ann, the nymphet innocent sexpot and ship wrecked survivor on the classic tv series “Gilligan’s Island”, has been charged with reckless driving.

The charges stem from an incident back in October, when the 69 year old former TV actress, was pulled over by Idaho police when she driving and her car was seen swerving along the road.

When she was pulled over, she failed a sobriety test, and a number of smoked marijuana cigarettes and a pair of small cases commonly used to house marijuana were discovered in her car.

Welles explained that the marijuana was left behind by a hitchhiker, whom she had picked up. She was then placed under arrest.

In February she pled guilty to the single charge of reckless driving, in exchange for having two drug related charges and a charge of driving under the influence in exchange for her guilty plea.

Welles has been ordered to pay a fine of $410.50,six months probation, and five days in jail.

MY TAKE: Interestingly enough Welles isn’t the first cast member of Gilligan’s Island to find themselves in trouble with the law on marijuana related charges. At one point Gilligan himself (actor Bob Denver) faced drug charges in 1998, when he was found to have recieved a package of marajuana in a mailing that was allegedly connected to Wells.

No word yet on whether Mrs Howel has ever been strung out on bennies or whether Ginger had ever been in rehab.


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This Date in History Calendar- March 11


One of the hospitals that would arise from the Spanish Flu Pandemic (the Influenza pandemic). The first documented sighting in the U.S happened on this date in 1918.

Courtesy: Hippy.com, wikipedia, History Channel

1824: The U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs is established.

1888: An estimated 400 people are killed and commerce is halted in the Great Blizzard of 88, which strikes the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

1917: During World War I, Anglo-Indian forces seize Baghdad.

1918: The capital of Russia is moved from Petrograd to Moscow by the Bolshevik Government.

1918: first documented case of the Spanish flu arises in Kansas.

1926: Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy is born.

1941: The Lend Lease Act is signed into law.

1959: Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” makes it Broadway debut in New York City.

1966: Counter Culture icon Timothy Leary is sentenced to 30 years in a Texas prison.

1985: Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power as the new Soviet leader.


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This Date in History Calendar- March 11


One of the hospitals that would arise from the Spanish Flu Pandemic (the Influenza pandemic). The first documented sighting in the U.S happened on this date in 1918.

Courtesy: Hippy.com, wikipedia, History Channel

1824: The U.S Bureau of Indian Affairs is established.

1888: An estimated 400 people are killed and commerce is halted in the Great Blizzard of 88, which strikes the eastern seaboard of the U.S.

1917: During World War I, Anglo-Indian forces seize Baghdad.

1918: The capital of Russia is moved from Petrograd to Moscow by the Bolshevik Government.

1918: first documented case of the Spanish flu arises in Kansas.

1926: Civil Rights leader Ralph Abernathy is born.

1941: The Lend Lease Act is signed into law.

1959: Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” makes it Broadway debut in New York City.

1966: Counter Culture icon Timothy Leary is sentenced to 30 years in a Texas prison.

1985: Mikhail Gorbachev ascends to power as the new Soviet leader.


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Timothy Leary speaks from the Grave

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Timothy Leary speaks from the Grave

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