Hi if you’re a narc or a square please kindly X out of this post and read this instead, but for the rest of you, relax! It’s Friday! And Sunday is egg-laying rabbit day or something, but it’s also 4/20, that most highest of holidays. Let us take a moment to acquaint you with your 4/20 spirit guides for this year’s holiday, the ladies of Broad City. Not only are Abbi and Ilana, the two young New Yorkers on the show, unabashed stoners, they’re lady bro stoners, the likes of which have never been seen on TV before.
We live in a golden age of sorts for enjoyers of the scourge known as marijuana. Police just laugh at you when they catch you smoking it (if you’re white, anyway), and if it’s stronger than it was the the 60s like your parents keep saying, well who cares? Just means you can smoke less of it, and therefore buy less, saving money. And while users are having a great time, it sounds like dealers might be too, if a recent HuffPo profile of a pot dealer is to be believed. (more…)
Good news everyone pot enthusiasts! While we can’t condone the deplorable practice of getting potted up with your friends or innocent young women you’re drawing into your reefer life, we also can’t say we’re fans of a system that throws people in jail and gives them a criminal record for it. Mike Bloomberg isn’t a fan either, and used his State of the City address, currently going on now, to announce the city’s new position on pot possession. In short, you won’t be going to jail anymore. (more…)
It was with great pride and a little bit of shame that we watched the historic electoral victories for legal pot in Washington and Colorado. Pride because at least someone got it, and shame because it should have been New York. To be fair, that’s what we think for every progressive victory. But now Brooklyn has the opportunity to at least inch things in the right direction by electing a district attorney who promises to prosecute any marijuana possession case under 25 grams as violations and not as crimes. (more…)
If you were to try to break some minor laws in New York City such as, oh I don’t know, sipping an adult beverage outside, or puffing on a bit of the longbottom leaf, or relieving your bodily fluids in the open air, you ought to check this map first. The New York World has dissected the so-called “pink slip” summons (those for minor infractions) from 2011 to show the biggest hot spots. Williamsburg had a lot of summonses for for pot possession (you guys…), although not as many as Sheepshead Bay, and way more than Bed-Stuy. You can look up where you’re most likely to get busted for drinking in public too, but if you are getting caught doing that, you are a rookie who should be hazed until you learn better. (more…)
We assure you that this is not a late April Fool’s Day joke or satirical fake product commentary on our over-medicated society. It is a very real thing you can buy for just $5 from Walgreens and it’s called Zzzquil Nighttime Sleep-Aid Liquid. You guys, IT’S ACTUALLY CALLED ZZZQUIL! The active ingredient is diphenhydramine, the same thing you find in Tylenol PM, Sudafed and Benadryl, except without all those pesky cold and flu fighting ingredients. Cheaper than drugs! (more…)
Wait, do you mean do I spend too much money on drugs? I don’t know, maybe? What do you consider too much? Aren’t caffeine and alcohol considered drugs anyway? Who’s asking?? Back off, I know my rights man! Ok, bring the vibe back around … So today is the high holidays, and if you don’t know what that means, just stop reading and go about your day, jump street. Below we’ve listed a bunch of things going on today, including stuff to do when you’re in the mellow mood, plus some freebies and deals on munchies.
But in order to scrape some sort of journalistic merit to this day before everyone starts dancing in circles in the park, let’s talk for serious for a second: how much money do you spend on drugs? Drugs of any kind, that is, and you’re welcome to argue whether alcohol is a drug (it is). How do you justify it when you’ve barely got enough money to make rent? Do these question make you paranoid? Don’t worry, you can be anonymous in the comments. (more…)
A little while back, we ran the numbers on Rx meds at a few major pharmacies around the borough, and we learned a couple things: First, we found out who had the best prices; and second, we learned prescription drugs can actually be cheaper without that fancy PPO. You just had to know where to look. Well, now, thanks to a new NYC program, you needn’t bother to look much at all. Because for the last few months, the city’s been handing out the BigAppleRX card, a free ticket to discounted drugs all over the place that gives you 53 percent off generics and 15 percent off brand names. (more…)
It’s that time of year again, when the subway becomes a moving, underground Petri dish and every headache is just a warm-up for the Flu. If you’re uninsured, you’re probably resigned to the age-old combo of Emergen-C and chicken soup. And you lucky few, the insured, you probably think you’re sitting pretty. (A co-pay’s a co-pay, right?) Well… here’s the dirty little secret of the prescription-filling world: Drugs can cost less without insurance. You could be paying that rock-steady $25 co-pay all for a scrip that’s $4-a-month without your fancy PPO. We were recently hit with this startling fact and wondered just how much pill prices can vary without the insurance card. (more…)
We all have mornings when we can’t tell the razor blade from the handle. And that lumpy palm-full of conditioner is never a pleasant surprise. The stuff behind your mirror can turn, whether it’s meant to be brushed, rubbed, swallowed or whatever. And pricey replacements should be a last resort. Since we’re into making things last lately, here are a few ways to prolong your pills, to stretch your shaver a bit further—how to get more from your medicine cabinet. (more…)