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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Spicer Says Press Will Decide Where Trump Donates His Salary

Can you say, "Planned Parenthood"?

During the election campaign, Donald Trump insisted that he would not accept a salary if he were elected. Once he won the presidency, he again repeated the claim.

However, according to federal law, the president must be given monthly payments totaling at $400,000. Therefore, instead of keeping the money he is required to be paid, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump will donate his salary at the end of the year to a charity.

The charity has not yet been decided, so Spicer called on journalists to help determine where the donation should go at the end of the year.

"The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps determine where it should go," Spicer said on the Monday, March 13 briefing, resulting in laughs from the press.

There has been no remark or proof of this donation from President Trump yet.

Journalists are taking up Spicer's offer on Twitter and are proposing possible charities, such as Planned Parenthood, Fisher House, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.


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Colorado Pulls In Half A Billion In Weed Revenue

I can't even conceptualize a thousand dollars let alone a billion.

Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana use (!!!), just pulled in half a BILLION dollars in tax revenue off of the market. The revenue has increased exponentially over the last few years, showing the increasing significance of the market itself. How'd you like to have half a bill in your pocket?

But the revenue hasn't solely come from recreational, it comes from medical as well. The coolest thing about the tax on weed is that they've put most of the money towards improving public schools and smaller portions towards drug treatment and educational programs. Gotta love stoners tax dollars being put to work.

So Colorado really has its shit together. I mean seriously, weed was being bought and sold regardless of its legality, so their legislators took advantage of that untapped market and are now using it to better their society. I wonder how long it'll take for the rest of the states to hop on the bandwagon.

Whose packing their bags and coming to Colorado with me?


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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 starting 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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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 agree.

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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Stan Wawrinka Made This Kid's Entire Month

Gotta love it.

After a week in which the worst side of sports was front and center, the French Open has given us a few doses of the lighter side to remind us why we watch these games in the first place.

For one, the story of Albert Ramos-Vinolas playing the best tournament of his life (so far) and making it through to the quarterfinals is inspiring and exciting on its own. Who doesn't love an unranked underdog? It's like March Madness all over again.

And the latest wellspring of tennis-centric happiness came this morning, during a medical break in the Sunday's match between Stan Wawrinka and Viktor Troicki.

While Troicki was being tended to on the sidelines, Wawrinka didn't want to lose his rhythm, so he invited a ball boy onto the court and rallied with him.

The crowd at Rolland Garros ate it up, and the ball boy, while clearly trying to play it cool, probably had his day made courtesy of the No. 4 men's tennis player in the world.

For those who don't connect with tennis, think about playing your favorite sport with its fourth-best competitor. Say, playing a game of H-O-R-S-E with Kawhi Leonard, a game of catch with Jose Altuve, or running routes for Ben Roethlisberger.

Yeah, that'd be pretty freaking cool. Thanks, Stan, for making this moment and reminding us why we love sports.