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Candyland: Canadian Cannabis (Documentary)

Weed soda, chronic cookies and chocolates. Ah yes, sounds like some mighty tasty medicines those Canadians are getting a good dose of up there. New Prime Minister Justin Trudeau bringing in a new cool, a breath of fresh… well hazy… air to the country’s marijuana legalization conversation. See VICE’s Damian Abraham get up there and get into the mix; taking his lumps and the ‘medicine’ to get the story on Canada’s weed dispensaries and candy shops.

Toronto is currently in a gray area in terms of its marijuana dispensary boom. Since Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was elected in 2015, promising to legalize weed, entrepreneurs have been illegally opening up shop all over the city. Although there’s no guarantee that Trudeau’s plan for legal marijuana will include storefront businesses, these operations are opening almost daily. While the shops specialize in selling weed for medical marijuana patients — more and more customers are coming through the doors of their local dispensary looking for marijuana edibles, which only a select number of federally regulated manufacturers are licensed to produce.

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Comedy: Ice Cube & Kevin Hart Help Conan’s Intern Get Ready For Her Driver License Test (Video)

HILARIOUS! Sure Ice Cube and Kevin Hart have their upcoming “Ride Along 2” movie to promote (in theaters January 15, 2016), but why not “ride along” (ha!) with their homie Conan O’Brien? He could use some help schooling Diana Chang on maneuvering in these streets… not being no punk… cutting off and cussing out drivers (offensive driving)… throwing batteries and pennies at ’em… wilding out on them po-po’s… picking up pinatas, scoring weed and scarfing chicken…

You know, some real drivers’ education and sh!t. Hahaaaaaaa!

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Marijuana Stories: Meet The Real Nancy Botwin From ‘Weeds’ (Video)

Well, well… Dr. Dina (former D.A.R.E. kid, ha!)… has been taking care of her patients with recommendations of medical marijuana – patients like Snoop Dogg – waaaaay before Showtime put out the show ‘Weeds.’

‘Weeds,’ Showtime’s highest-rated television show, is the story of a single mom who starts an illegal weed business to provide for her family. With marijuana now being largely legal in Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, Showtime’s crime sitcom no longer seems like outlandish fiction. In this episode, VICE tracks down a real-life Nancy Botwin—Dr. Dina, medical weed consultant to stars like Snoop Dogg and 2 Chainz.

Talk about art imitating life! Click play and check out the incredible story of how medical ‘Mary J’ came to spread across the area in Cali. VICE’s Gianna Toboni reports.

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