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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Marijuana and How it Affects the Average College Student

Some scientific ish.

Marijuana is the single most common illicit drug used in the United States, and college kids are part of this trend.

According to a study from from the University of Michigan, Monitoring the Future, college students smoke weed at a higher rate than at any time in the past 35 years, and smoking weed has now surpassed daily cigarette smoking.

So we know college kids love being high, but why?

Let's start with the chemical in marijuana that sparks the psychological effects of smoking, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Putting it simply, it's what gets you high.

According to the Potency Monitoring Project, the average THC content in marijuana has skyrocketed since the 1970s. In 1972, the average THC content in marijuana was less than 1 percent. In the 1990s, that percentage moved up to around 3-4 percent, and today, the average THC content in marijuana is at 13 percent.

With marijuana being EXTREMELY strong today, the effects it has on the human body are much more apparent than they ever were in the past. Let's start with the effect marijuana has on a person's brain and body, and how all of those effects play a huge role in college students everyday life.

First, how marijuana affects the human brain. I'm about to get all scientific up in here, so bear with me. According to drugabuse.gov "When marijuana is smoked, THC and other chemicals in the plant pass from the lungs into the bloodstream, which rapidly carries them throughout the body and to the brain."

When the THC chemicals reach the brain, it stimulates the brain's cells to release the chemical known as dopamine. By getting to those cells and producing more dopamine than you would normally experience at one time, you will then feel a feeling of ~euphoria~, also known as the feeling of being high.

Remember, marijuana reaches the same pleasure centers in the brain that are targeted by heroin, cocaine and alcohol, and it can affect the brain in different ways, all depending on quantity, THC content, and how it is consumed.

So what does this have to do with college students?

Think about all the stress associated with classes, a social life, and finances. Smoking weed can help alleviate these daily stresses.

Plus, they have time. College students only go to class on an average of 25 hours a week. What else are they going to do with all that extra time?

But most college students probably don't exactly know what is happening in their brain or body when they smoke weed. And quite frankly, it could be harmful to their futures and/or mental well-being.

There are four functions of the human brain that are affected while being high. The first being your mental state. This means that smoking COULD bring on anxiety, paranoia or lethargy. So, for some college students, smoking weed isn't a fun past-time because they react badly to being high. It makes them worried, and makes them think about too many things at once, bringing on anxiety and fear.

For the college students who do enjoy the feeling of being high, smoking weed actually helps the student with anxiety or paranoia. Because with no parents around, and a huge exam that needs to be studied for, a quick joint could be the perfect pastime that'd help to relieve the stress for a couple hours.

The second brain function that is affected by inhaling THC is a person's short term memory. This is a huge side effect that could really hurt a college student's grades. For normal users, this can really make studying for an important test difficult.

While memory impairment is a downside for most marijuana users, THC can help some people forget bad memories. Which could be a reason that some kids smoke so much. It sounds like bullshit, but for many, smoking weed is therapeutic and takes a lot of pain away from past experiences.

The third brain function affected is ocular pressure. In simpler terms, this is why people's eyes get so red and bloodshot when they are high. Smoking pot will make your eyes extremely dry, creating redness and itchiness. This is a very normal problem that occurs in pot smokers, and can't really be avoided. Walking around campus, it's usually pretty easy to spot the kids who are high, because of their eyes. Unless, of course, they use eye drops.

Reasoning is the last brain function that is affected by smoking weed. This means that smoking weed affects a person's attention span to a great extent. This is what makes being productive extremely hard for college students who smoke. So many kids in college will wake up, realize they don't have class, and smoke a bong. While this may seem like the life, it also alters that person's productivity in a huge way.

So how does all this really affect college students? Well, their grades for one.

Students who use marijuana are less likely to spend any more than two hours per day in studies and typically carry a B average or less. And while a B average isn't the worst thing in the world, the grades can get worse and worse the longer one stays a consistent pot smoker. But I mean, it's so easy in college. Kids just don't realize that it not only affects that day, but their future as well.

Smoking weed can also affect college students from a physical perspective. According to webmb.com, "No matter how it gets into your system, it affects almost every organ in your body, and your nervous system and immune system, too." The effects of being high normally last for 3-4 hours. The most common physical effects of marijuana, according to webmd.com, are:

-Dizziness

-Shallow breathing

-Red eyes and dilated pupils

-Dry mouth

-Increased appetite

-Slowed reaction time

But one of the biggest effects that smoking pot has on a person, is increased appetite, also known as the munchies.

But how does this actually work? According to smithsonianmag.com, "THC appears to increase our sensitivity to scents and flavors by using naturally occurring neural networks to convince the brain that it's starving." For college kids, this benefit can make eating an enjoyable activity. A big reason as to why people eat more after smoking weed, is simply because one can smell and taste food much more intensely. But for regular smokers, the munchies can speed up weight gain and can really hurt a person physically.

The munchies truly hurt a lot of college students. Everyone is aware of the freshman 15. Most of the extra eating comes with drunk eating, and drinking tons and tons of alcohol. But during the day when there's nothing to do, college students smoke. And this is another huge reason as to why kids gain so much weight in college.

So the science behind smoking weed can get a little boring, but for so many college students, all of these facts and effects are unknown. It's also difficult to really know how smoking weed affects college students, since research is limited due to the fact that marijuana is still illegal in most states. While 20 states and the District have made medical marijuana legal, it remains among the most tightly controlled substances under federal law. For scientists, that means extra steps to obtain, transport and secure the drug -- delays they say can slow down their research by months or even years.

But what does the future look like for these college students who smoke regularly?

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High There! The Puff Puff Pass Playlist

Let freedom (blow) rings.

Whether you're the group stoner or you want to try out weed for the first time, this is the playlist for you. Get high with a little help from your friends and expand your mind. Allow your heightened senses to feel the music and get lost in the beat. Trust me, this playlist is a good highdea (at least better than combining Snyder's Buffalo Wing Pretzels with vanilla ice cream when you have the munchies...you can also trust me on this).

Side note: I was sorry to hear Arizona voted recreational cannabis down. But, let's be honest, you have an outrageous amount of babes at all of your colleges. You can't have all the nice things in the world.