Social media can be one of the best ways to market your business. Unless, of course, your business is completely illegal.
A Las Vegas man was arrested Friday after he led police straight to his marijuana grow operation by posting weekly grow reports on YouTube.
Miley Cyrus has been quiet lately — a little too quiet. This time last year, she was twerking with a giant finger and somehow getting blamed for Robin Thicke’s aura of scuzziness. What’s she doing now? What’s on her mind?
Thankfully, an Australian TV show creatively named Sunday Night had a chance to catch up with her. And one thing she’s probably not doing is Googling herself. She reportedly told the interviewer that social media was worse for your health than marijuana.
High people come up with the best ideas. Or so they tell themselves. When they’re high.
And now, a startup competition is giving the stoned and sober alike the chance to win cash for their ideas — if they stand a chance as viable startups.
Crime and Punishment
Getting high means a lot of things to a lot of people: taking Planet Earth more seriously than usual; insisting you can see in 3D for the first time; communicating with your dog on a spiritual level; being about 90 percent sure that you’re peeing your pants.
Now, getting high can mean a new thing: finding friends online. A new website, PuffPuffChat, purports to bring together stoners from around the world, like a ChatRoulette for people who want to discuss the flavor bouquet of a Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme.
Rise of the Drones
No matter how many criminals tweet themselves into jail cells, criminals and drug dealers still take to social networking to advertise their services. Finding drug dealers on Instagram is as easy as finding semi-nude starlets or “fitspiration” quotes — you just punch in a hashtag like #kush4sale, and you’ll get a pile of listings Read More
It's the Cops!
Criminal gangs in the UK’s Shropshire county are using drones to locate marijuana farms, and then blackmailing the farms’ owners or straight up stealing their weed, ITProPortal reports.
It’s a tactic that law enforcement authorities worldwide have been employing for years — using thermal imaging to detect possible locations of grow houses. Marijuana requires hot temperatures and hydroponic lamps to grow, meaning that grow houses generally emit a ton of heat, and show up on cops’ thermal cameras.
Here’s a life hack: Maybe don’t talk about your dope smoking on social media? Teens are apparently yammering about their Silk Road purchases on Tumblr, but even that’s not as bad as the Canadian man who tried using Twitter to order up some weed, as though it were Seamless for drugs.
City News Toronto reports:
If you think you look cool puffing on a metal approximation of a cigarette, then prepare to have your mind blown: you could actually be getting stoned while looking that chill. Wow, have you been missing out.
TechCrunch points us to a delightful discovery: “Marijuana Majority,” a cunningly named campaign that attempts to convince the American public that tokers aren’t all lazy longhairs and shiftless teenagers and rakish rappers, thereby making it safe for average Joes to come out in favor of decriminalization. On the website, you’ll find a long list of prominent individuals of all stripes who’ve expressed some kind of support for legalizing it.
It comes complete with ready-t0-share image macros, which you can post to your Facebook wall like a little thinking-of-you card for the stoners in your life.