The Best Goodwill Donation Ever
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The Best Goodwill Donation Ever

No way I'd turn it in.

Every day, countless items are donated to Goodwill, to be resold for a lower price to those that can afford the items.

Drugs, on the other hand, work in the exact opposite way. Which is why when a cooler was donated to Goodwill, people were shocked with just how generous the donation was!

Can you blame the cop for being that happy? He knows damn well that he's confiscating that for "investigation"... one which will require him to determine just exactly what type of weed it is, working up close and personal with it.

Also, how on EARTH do you turn this in? It's literally Christmas Day, The Fourth of July, and April 20th all packed up for you with no cost. Shit, you could even give your friends birthday gifts with this, and still have enough for yourself to last the next __________ (insert time based off of how much you smoke).

Am I wrong for this? No shot! It's not like Goodwill can flip it for another few pounds, and start their own side hustle.

Note to self: Weedwill in Colorado. You sell weed that's already been vaporized for a lower price. If anyone steals this idea, I'm coming for you.

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Perfect Things to Do When You're High

May or may not involve food.

Chances are, while you're in college someone is going offer you a puff of marijuana. If no one offers this to you, you're probably not hanging out with the right people.

I'm kidding. Be a good friend to your buddies whether they smoke weed or not. Trust me, it's easy to get away from your sense of self when you get to college, and being a good friend is really important.

Anyway, you can be a good friend to your non-stoner friends and still befriend stoners. What will you and your stoner friends do once you're high? Read on to find out.

Don't eat at all. (Just kidding, go to the dining hall immediately.)
Seriously. Go to your dining hall. We're talking about the unlimited supply of already-paid-for, buffet-style food.

What could be better for a high college student than rows and rows of pizza, prepared hot meals, soups, sandwiches, and French fries? Nothing. The answer is nothing.

Roll in with your crew of high friends, grab a huge, round table, and have at it.

Warning: you may experience anxiety when exposed to so many non-high people, like for instance the person you hooked up with last weekend who keeps trying to force eye contact from across the room.

Just remember that you don't look out of the ordinary; you're experiencing time much slower than everyone else, and no one is judging you. They're too busy worrying whether you're judging them.

Play with puppies.
Quick, hit up your friend who has a puppy/dog/whatever and see if they will let you play with their dog. There is literally nothing more fun than playing with a puppy while high. Their cuteness, playfulness, and puppy-ness is magnified. Once you get your hands on that little ball of fur, your mood will soar. Nothing can make a high college student happier than puppies - not even the dining hall.

Go to the movies.
Preferably, a 3D IMAX movie. Nothing can make the plot of a movie pop like some marijuana. Even if you're too high, all you have to do while you're in a movie is sit there and not talk. It's the perfect activity.

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Presidential Candidates on the Issue: Marijuana

It's not the only issue, but it is an important one.

Marijuana criminalization didn't start due to fear that weed caused health problems, increased crime, or was a gateway drug. It started because Mexican immigrants brought marijuana with them when they came to America, and making marijuana illegal was a convenient excuse to search and deport Mexican immigrants.

It's evolved into a much more complicated -still involving many racial and socioeconomic issues-but people are beginning to question whether we really have reasonable cause to deem marijuana illegal.

So what's the future for ganja in America? That'll probably depend in part on who our next president is, so here are the stances of current candidates on the issue:

Donald Trump: He seems a little confused about his marijuana stance, but so far, he has said, "I think it's bad and I feel strongly about it," but he wants it to be a state issue. As for medical marijuana, he's behind that, saying, "Medical marijuana is another thing," and 84 percent of Americans agee.

Ted Cruz: His stance is basically the same as Trump's. He's against it, but believes states have the right to decide.

He admits to having smoked marijuana, though, which makes me question whether he thinks he deserves jail time or fines, or just the other people who smoke.

He also (jokingly) offered the GOP debate moderator pot brownies, to which the moderator did not seem opposed.

John Kasich: He wants to lead the next War on Drugs (because we know that worked the first time). He says, "In my state and across this country, if I happened to be president, I would lead a significant campaign down at the grassroots level to stomp these drugs out of our country."

He's even tougher than Trump and Cruz, opposing medical marijuana because there are other ways to treat pain. Has he smoked pot before? Yeah. But that's different.

Hillary Clinton: She supports medical marijuana, opposes imprisonment of marijuana users, and supports state rights to choose their drug policies. She would also reclassify marijuana as a level II drug rather than a level I, making it much easier for researchers to get approval to study it.

And let's be honest-cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin. Even the Drug Enforcement Administration Chief agrees. So why is she still uncertain about her stance on marijuana? She wants the facts. She's waiting to see what happens in the states that have legalized recreational marijuana and she wants to see more research on medical marijuana.

Bernie Sanders: He's taking it a step further than Hillary. He'd remove marijuana from the list of scheduled drugs completely. He'd vote for legalizing marijuana. He supports letting states regulate it locally, just like alcohol. And he'd also stop jailing marijuana users.

He says, "We have a criminal justice system that lets CEOs on Wall Street walk away, and yet we are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana." That's accurate. He doesn't like smoking weed, which he's done twice, but he's nice about it. "It's not my thing, but it is the thing of a whole lot of people."

Voting for the candidate you agree with on drug reform is one way to make sure your voice is heard. Many states are probably going to propose cannabis legalization/regulation/decriminalization laws on the ballot too, so that's yet another way you can take action.

Over and over, we're being told that candidates' drug policies are not a good reason to vote for them, but I'd disagree. It's certainly not the only issue, but it is an important one.

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Whoopi Goldberg Is About To Change The Menstrual Cramp Game Forever

Whoopi is out to cure cramps.

Will Smith. Macaulay Culkin. Whoopi Goldberg. These are just three of the actors that typify the 90's, and saved my childhood from boredom. Whoopi is back saving people again, although this time she's saving women from the terrors of period pains.

Whoopi has teamed up with Maya Elisabeth, a "canna-businesswoman", to create products infused with marijuana to cure cramps. These will include bath soaks, creams, edibles, and tinctures. The company is called Whoopi & Maya.

Whoopi told Glamouri magazine, "I have a daughter and two granddaughters who inherited my horrific menstrual cramps. Being a pot smoker for years, I talked to a lot of men in the marijuana business about developing something for period relief, and they always came back with 'That's too niche a market.'"

The world's population is about 7.4 billion. Let's assume half are women. So approximately 3.5 billion people in the world is a "niche market"?!

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Goldberg said she wanted to create a product for women that was "discreet, provided relief, and wouldn't leave you glued to your couch."

"For me, I feel like if you don't want to get high high, this is a product specifically just to get rid of discomfort," she stated. "Smoking a joint is fine, but most people can't smoke a joint and go to work."

"This, you can put it in your purse," Goldberg continued. "You can put the rub on your lower stomach and lower back at work, and then when you get home you can get in the tub for a soak or make tea, and it allows you to continue to work throughout the day."

This product, however, will only be available in California due to federal laws on marijuana. Get it together, America.

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When A Chronic Weed Smoker Puts Down the Bong

It's no longer about getting by, it's about trying to take on the whole world and succeed.

Most of us either smoke, have smoked, or know someone who smokes marijuana. With the push for marijuana legalization, it seems like the general sentiment is weed isn't as bad as we all thought. Plus, no one has ever died from smoking weed. Sure, there are still some dangers to smoking, but there are also a lot of dangers associated with binge drinking (which as college students, we all do a lot of), but it's not talked about by the media nearly as much as pot.

I'm young and I'm in college. Now is the time to get my degree and have some good ol' fun in the process. Weed is fun af, but what happens when occasional use turns to chronic abuse? When an occasional blunt with a group of friends turns to smoking multiple times a day? And what happens when you try to stop this type of abuse?

Here's my story.

We've all heard of the functional stoner. The one who is always high, yet manages to get all of their work done, and live a good life. This was me. And yeah there really isn't too much wrong with living this life. If it's not broken, don't fix it, amiright?

But I found myself wanting more from life. I found being stoned out of my mind listening to music while on the couch all day wasn't the answer to achieving my life goals.

So I decided to take a break from smoking. And let me tell you, it was hard.

First off, weed is psychologically addictive. So if you smoke every day, then quit suddenly, you literally crave weed. This can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, weird eating and sleeping habits, irritability, and mood swings.

The first few days I found myself nervously sitting around trying to think of how to spend my time now that it wasn't occupied by smoking. The first few days are a total and complete bitch. But it does get better.

After about a week, I noticed I stopped thinking about smoking as much. Many of the weird physical withdrawal symptoms were gone. I still felt a little weird when all my friends were sitting around smoking. But, I started to find power in the word no. Being asked if I wanted to hit the blunt and politely responding no made me feel good.

And as time passed I noticed improvements in my short and long term memories. My daily energy level improved. I didn't have a nasty cough all the time. My mood became a lot more stable and positive. It all seemed worth it.

Being off weed for a while is like staring a whole new life. With my head out of the 420blazeit cloud, I see life so much clearer. I'm organized. I'm more productive. I have a lot more money now that it isn't all being blown on weed.

Being a functional stoner was cool. I could be high and have fun, and still get my stuff done. But now, in my new clear-headed state, it's no longer about getting by. It's about trying to take on the whole world and succeed. I finally feel like I'm moving toward my goals in life.

The point is this: I'm not trying to bash weed. But I just want you to know what life can be like if you put the bong down. The occasional joint with friends is always fun. Every now and again, I'll say yes to it after a long productive day. But one thing I've learned from my past chronic and dependent use is that being high all the time was no way for me to live my life as I start to really become an adult.

Weed is tight. Weed is great... in moderation.

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Are You a Stoner? (Quiz)

Ah college, the perfect time to become a total stoner.

There is nothing better than smoking weed in college. But why? Because there are absolutely zero parents around to get you in trouble. The reason that smoking in high school was such a schlep is because you'd always have to sneak around and pray to god you didn't get caught. Without parents, becoming a pot-head just seems too easy. But how big of a stoner are you really? Take this quiz to find out.