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Neil Young Gets US Citizenship

Neil Young Gets US Citizenship

We reported a month ago that Neil Young was expressing concern that his well-publicized marijuana use was causing delays in his application to become an American citizen. We are happy to now report that on Wednesday His application was finalized. At a ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center Young finally became a US citizen. 

As his marijuana use was threatening to block his application for dual nationality the Canadian rocker wrote on his website that he was experiencing difficulties. Now he has shared his delight on his website with his many fans. 

Neil Young in Trump Spat

Young had expressed his desire to gain dual nationality in order to exercise his right to vote and to use his vote to kick President Trump out of office. Initially, his application was blocked by a mandate from then U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions stated at the time, “Any applicant who is involved in certain marijuana-related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.”

Young’s opinion of President Trump is well documented. He was publicly critical of the President over his poor response to the California Wildfires in 2018. Then he very publicly banned the Trump Administration from using his anthem song “Rockin’ in The Free World” at their rallies. 

Neil Young Film Archive News

Taking a year out from touring to focus on film releases of his archive, Young has not released any tour dates for 2020 at this point. 

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Cannabis Cooking Show Series 1: a Huge Netflix Hit

Cannabis Cooking takes yet another huge step into the mainstream with an amazing new Netflix series. With $10,000 prize money at stake for the winner of each episode, the new 6 part cooking competition is attracting big audience numbers. As the show says in its introduction, there is a revolution taking cooking by storm, and it is all because of the star ingredient, cannabis. 

In each episode, three top cannabis chefs compete to provide a fabulous three-course cannabis-infused meal for the judges. It takes cannabis cooking to a whole new level and brings it fully into the mainstream. Their kitchens are fully stocked with traditional ingredients but also a whole array of cannabis edibles.

Cannabis Cooking Judged by Experts

The judges are singer and culinary expert Kelis and Portland Oregan’s best-known cannabis chef Leather Storrs. In each 30 minute episode, they are joined by celebrity guest tasters. It’s fun and games all the way and the judges soon get into the spirit of things. 

The Netflix show is a face-paced wise-cracking ride through cannabis edibles and as you can imagine the judges get as baked as some of the dishes. As the loaded Appetizers, Mains and Desserts appear the judges and guests get high on excitement and of course the food itself. 

Episode 1 Grilled Backyard BBQ

cannabis cooking

Celebrity panel: Ricki Lake, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jo Koy and Elle King

Chefs: Amanda Jackson, Nate Santana, Cynthia Sestito

40 years of experience between them, it’s Long Beach CA, meets Californian Skateboard cook and experience New York State old hand. The larger than life chefs really bounce off each other as the competition hots up. 

Episode 2 Global Eats

cannabis cooking

Celebrity panel: Bria Vinaite, Ha Ha Davis, Sabrina Jalees, and Flula Borg.

Chefs: Brendan Darby, Harold Sims, Melissa Parks 

This is Mexican food versus, African Michelin star quality versus European cuisine. CBD laden cooking and terrific global THC infused specialties. The Chefs present amazing tacos, soups, and dishes to delight the judges. 

Episode 3 I Do Cannabis

Celebrity panel: Michael Voltaggio, El-P, Emily Panic, and Too $hort

Chefs: Stacy Primack, Lauren Williams, Coreen Carroll

Incredible wedding theme cannabis-infused dishes from the amazing chefs. 

A Cannabis Technology Company expert takes on an ex-football player and DC. Chef and German-born cookbook author.

Episode 4 Futurist Food

Celebrity panel: Nate Robinson, Megan Gailey, Clayton English, and John Salley

Chefs: Chris Yang, Heather Feher, Brooke Egger

A fine dining restaurant owner and chef does battle with a newbie cannabis chef and a very experienced, grower, edible maker, delivery driver, and chef. In this episode, the chefs give us a glimpse into what the future of cannabis cooking might just be like.  

Episode 5 High Holidays

Celebrity panel: Alaska Thunderfuck, Amanda Seales, James Jones, and Michael Rapaport.

Chefs: Liv Vasquez, Derek Upton, Patrick Mulcahy

A chef who travels around the States running pop-ups that educate people on Cannabis in food, an ex session drummer turned cook and a Boston based stoner restaurateur and dinner party host. The chefs had to choose a holiday and go for it. We ended up with Ramadan, Thanksgiving, and a whole selection of other holidays. Enjoy those traditional holidays while getting as high as a kite. 

Episode 6 Comfort Food To High Cuisine

Celebrity panel: Jeff Dye, Mike E. Winfield, Brooks Wheelan, and Jade Catta Preta.

Chefs: Danielle Bruno, Matthew Chase, Manny Mendoza

Orange County chef Danielle brings her bubbly personality to the table to take on Manny a cannabis events runner from Chicago and Californian cannabis chef and ex-con Matthew. This is probably the toughest brief of the 6 episodes and it is fascinating to see how the chefs handle it. 

The overall feel of the show is fun, but don’t be fooled, these guys re seriously good chefs and anyone watching will be interested to try some of these amazing looking marijuana-infused meals. The show definitely takes cannabis cooking to a whole new level. 

I think if they really want to sell the idea of both cannabis in food and the show itself, Netflix will need to try and temp some A-listers onto the show for a possible series 2. Very few of the 24 celebrities on show across the 6 episodes will mean anything to anyone outside of the American bubble. 

That being said, it’s a great idea and a fun show which gets cannabis edibles in front of a new and growing audience. 

Check out the show on Netflix 

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Celebrities Celebrate 4/20 Day in Their Own Ways

4/20 Day humor from Miley

Celebrities around the world have been celebrating 4/20 day in their own inimitable ways. From Miley Cyrus to Don Cheadle, Celebs have been tweeting messages and sending best wishes to each other. As the World accepts cannabis as a lifestyle choice more and more celebrities are completely open about their love of the weed. 

4/20 Tweets

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Miley Cyrus

4/20 Day humor from Miley

Patricia Arquette

Don Cheadle

Ice Cube

Even Netflix Joined in

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High Times Hemp Cup 2020 winners

High Times Hemp Cup

Let’s have some good news for a change eh? The High Times Website posted the winners in its highly prized Hemp Cup for 2020. This is a spin-off of their Cannabis Cup which is arguably the most prestigious awards ceremony in the Cannabis industry.

Hemp Cup Categories

The Cup has 8 different categories and the winners,  runners up and third place get mentioned in all of them. From Best Flower right through to Pet Products all aspects of Hemp use are covered. 

Get the full list of winners on the High Times website

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