Coffee and Weed!

I don’t drink coffee. But, the appeal of cannabis and coffee is abundantly clear from Amsterdam to Oaksterdam.
NORML supporters, professional comedians and apparent wake-n-bakers Rob Cantrell and Arj Barker sing the praises of one of the world’s most beloved, but largely undisclosed ‘drug’ combination, in their new high-definition video ‘Coffee and Weed!‘ [Warning: adult language and imagery is employed]:

Notice some of the interesting cameos from notable Brooklynites! This song is from Rob’s new album ‘Stay on the grass!

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  1. Don’t think you read what I wrote NORML. Sigh …
    [Editor’s note: Your complaints have been duly noted, but that does not mean that NORML is going to take the blog down.]

  2. Why is this on NORML? Post this idiocy on youtube where it belong.
    Having this on NORML’s homepage does nothing but weaken the image of the organization and all who fight for sensible cannabis policy.
    Let’s change stereotypes not reinforce absurd ones.
    [Editor’s note:The video is already on Youtube….Did you read any previous blog comments before asking a redundant question? Idiocy to some, brilliant to others. Can’t please all the people all of the time…]

  3. Thing is though, and I realize taste is subjective, but the video really isn’t all that funny or clever. It’s very amateur, which only makes it embarrassing to watch, rather than funny. Without the funny, it’s just something you don’t want to see.

  4. By the way, in response to the “Editor’s notes” stressing that NORML covers cannabis culture as well as reform: that may be true (although remind me again what NORML stands for…?)
    But how can you honestly not understand that posting things like this on the HOME PAGE undermines your image. I’m pro-cannabis, I check the NORML site every day, and if this forces ME to question the integrity of NORML… just imagine what impression you’re sending to average people who see Rob Campia combating mis-information on MSNBC, then visit NORML only to find low brow, uncensored stoner humor.
    Know your audience. I remember a wedding where the best man gave a speech about the groom getting drunk and urinating in a jar of change. Sure, that may be a laugh-riot for his friends, but to everyone else in the room that guy looked like an absolute moron.
    Don’t be that guy.
    This video is funny and no doubt took a lot of effort, but post it where it belongs, in a forum or on a culture page or on youtube. etc. etc. Not along side articles about 9 year old’s fight for the right to use medicine responsibly.
    [Editor’s note: After 39 years, NORML knows its audience. Unlike Kampia’s organization, which is a anti-marijuana use/pro-reform organization, NORML actually supports cannabis culture and celebrates the responsible adult use of cannabis–even culture that some people don’t like.]

  5. RE: [Editor’s note: The video was not intended to help marijuana law reform…it is humor.]
    Wow, very interesting… Not intended to help? Humor? Well, the problem is that its humor that HURTS.
    With that attitude you’ll never have prohibition repealed. NORML stands for the National Organization for the REFORM OF MARIJUANA LAWS… this video does not help, it HURTS the very purpose of this organization. You self-admittedly stated that this video is not intended to help marijuana law reform… excuse me, but isn’t that what NORML is supposed to be doing?
    Nothing wrong with joking and levity… BUT certainly NOT at the expense of your cause. You mentioned earlier about politicians sitting around on a Sunday looking at NORML’s website. Well, MAYBE? How do you know? Why take a stupid chance by posting a mediocre video stereotyping the typical stoner? Lighten up? That’s what every smoker will be doing, but ILLEGALLY because of prohibition, a reality for which you admit this video will not help.
    For everyone saying “all work and no play, etc” just remember everytime you light up, you are breaking the law and can be convicted and thrown in prison because of prohibition. In prison you won’t be waking and baking…
    [Editor’s note: Thanks for your opinion. But that is what it is, your personal opinion. BTW, over 75 million Americans live in a state where it is no longer a crime to ‘light up’ because of changes in medical cannabis laws (there are 24/7 cannabis vending machines in some places in CA); 120 million citizens live in states where cannabis is decriminalized. Part of NORML’s longstanding advocacy is, like prior civil rights organizations’ struggles, has as one of its components: Fun. Yes, fun.
    Why?
    No organization does more heavy lifting, retail ‘pot’ politics and assisting the victims of cannabis prohibition than NORML, but that does not mean always being super serious-minded, reserved or excessively or affectedly prim and proper, all of the time–which is a prescription for burnout. This is why NORML can have Bill Maher and an economics professor speak in the same hour at a NORML conference, because the organization is mature enough to be both serious and embracive of ever-changing, and never uniformly popular ‘popular’ culture.]

  6. You folks will like this little bit of information out of wonderful backward uneducated Kansas. When a Kansas National Guard officers was recently asked about her sworn oath to uphold the United States Constitution she said, I quote, “the Constitution is whatever the President says it is.”
    It is unclear if the people of America truly understand the construction and reasoning that the founding fathers put into Constitution. The great risk to themselves and loses of family that the fathers endured to bring this important concept of liberty to life. They never wanted the American people to loose what the American Revolution had won, an idea of liberty. That their risk and loses would bring about a Nation of freeman. That these American would have the liberty to decided their own faiths, find their own happiness as long as it didn’t step upon the toes of others equally enjoying their liberty. That as American grew and went into the future it would expand the concept of Liberty and freedom.
    But instead American has narrowed liberty to the definition of a few. Freedom is something we American give lip service to. Those who were elected to be our voice in Government have silence us. Those who were to protect us from any and all injustice now pursuit us as perps and criminals. Those who were in charge of protecting our rights and securing us from our government wayward actions now persecute for attempting or being at our liberty.
    Liberty lies or dies with us. If we do not take our liberties as our inalienable rights to do so it shall be no more. If none of our branches of government will not respect or protect the people then we are left with a jury of our peers. I ask now that my Nation of Peers whom may end up on my jury at my persecution for being at my liberty to practice Jury Lawlessness and nullify the law. I ask that if my brothers or sisters be persecuted before the government comes for me, that you folks grant them the same Jury Nullification I seek. I ask that you folks be the last defense set in place by our founding fathers. I ask that you folks send a clear message to our Government that regardless of what they do we the People will no longer recognize their cannabis laws. If they can not respect our repeated request to do the right thing, to act justly then we the people will nullify their legislation at the jury level.
    Please learn your rights and please do not remain silent anymore. Stand and use Jury Nullification to end this Constructive Fraud before us.

  7. I think it is sad to promote caffeine, especially in children. It is a psychoactive stimulant with similar effect like that of cocaine and results in 2000 death a year from overdosing know as caffeinism. Caffeinism effects include nervousness, irritability, anxiety, tremulousness, muscle twitching (hyperreflexia), insomnia, headaches, respiratory alkalosis, and heart palpitations. It also increases the heart rate, blood flow, respiratory rate, and metabolic rate. It is also a diuretic and can lead to peptic ulcers, erosive esophagitis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, raise intraocular pressure, anxiety and sleep disorders. Caffeine is also addictive and has withdrawal symptoms including headache, fatigue, irritability, depression, and poor concentration that can last up to a week. It can be used as a natural pesticide.
    I think I would much rather smoke a joint.

  8. RE: [Editor’s note: Thanks for your opinion. But that is what it is, your personal opinion. BTW, over 75 million Americans live in a state where it is no longer a crime to ‘light up’ because of changes in medical cannabis laws (there are 24/7 cannabis vending machines in some places in CA); 120 million citizens live in states where cannabis is decriminalized. Part of NORML’s longstanding advocacy is, like prior civil rights organizations’ struggles, has as one of its components: Fun. Yes, fun.
    Why?
    No organization does more heavy lifting, retail ‘pot’ politics and assisting the victims of cannabis prohibition than NORML, but that does not mean always being super serious-minded, reserved or excessively or affectedly prim and proper, all of the time–which is a prescription for burnout. This is why NORML can have Bill Maher and an economics professor speak in the same hour at a NORML conference, because the organization is mature enough to be both serious and embracive of ever-changing, and never uniformly popular ‘popular’ culture.]
    The problem IS that it IS a crime to light up! Even in states where medical marijuana is “tolerated”, it is still a FEDERAL offense to sell, buy or smoke marijuana. Even in California under Obama’s admninistration no less, Compassionate Care Clinics are being raided under Federal Law.
    I applaud NORML’s efforts for what you say above is true, EXCEPT that this humor is NOT funny to begin with AND it DOES hurt your image. Compare the wake n’ bake comments to the ones that are bringing to light this video and how it hurts your image… there’s a difference… there’s an intelligent and responsible argument for taking this video down. Humor should not be paramount over prime objective.
    Like I said, nothing wrong with humor, but it is possible to be humorous WITHOUT damaging your reputation. And PLEASE do not compare Bill Maher to these clowns… Even Bill Maher would agree that this video HURTS the cause. Bill Maher uses intelligence in his humor to make a point to further the cause. This nonsense you call humor does absolutely NOTHING for the cause.
    You also mention that this video is idiocy to some and brilliant to others? Brilliant to whom? What brilliance? Please explain the brilliance of this video…
    [Editor’s note: Again, thanks for your personal opinion and ability to channel celebrity thinking….If NORML’s 39-year reputation is in critical jeopardy over the posting of a humorous, prohibition-mocking video from two popular comedians is a major problem in your eyes, don’t visit NORML’s webpage. Go and visit any of the other dozens of other cannabis-related webpages, commercial or non-profit.]

  9. Interesting video.
    Not really because it’s funny. I mean, it AMUSES me, but I don’t find myself rolling off my seat in hilarity. Guess its not my style? either way, that’s not whats interesting anyway.
    I think the greatest thing about this video is it’s existence. think about it, everyone who’s lamenting that NORML is making themselves look like fools (shame on you BTW).
    Why is it great? despite 70+ years of prohibition, lies, misinformation, scare tactics, and anti-drug education, you can still find (seemingly professionally produced as well) a light hearted take on what is a popular activity; despite everything previously stated. I think the screamers are forgetting how innocent a “weed and coffee” mix is, relatively speaking in comparison to accepted intoxicants.
    They are also forgetting how truly NORMAL (tehehe) the use of cannabis is in this country, and around the world, despite worldwide prohibition. Am I right mr editor? would love to see an answer~
    “Some have said that it is not the business of private men to meddle with government–a bold and dishonest saying, which is fit to come from no mouth but that of a tyrant or a slave. To say that private men have nothing to do with government is to say that private men have nothing to do with their own happiness or misery; that people ought not to concern themselves whether they be naked or clothed, fed or starved, DECEIVED OR INSTRUCTED, protected or destroyed.”
    –Cato the Elder–

  10. To the person (or people), that think that a politician will find this and use it to aid in their fight to continue prohibition….Really? Don’t you think that anyone who’s opinion is swayed by this silly video is probably going to side with the politician anyway? I mean, I don’t think that anyone that has even the slightest bit of intelligence is going to be on the fence and then see this and decide “that’s enough, this madness has to stop!” Besides, let the politicians come to the site and point the video out. That will then cause a lot of people to visit this site (who would usually just listen to propaganda), and enable them to find truth in all the scientific studies and opinions posted here by reputable people. Why don’t you take all that energy you’re using on fighting with people who are on the same side as you, and make a video that will aid in the fight?

  11. Calm down peeps, it’s just a video… I am feeling you, I am feeling you
    So flustered
    So angry
    Damn that rap music!!!
    I hope the bad people do not use this to further their cruel prohibition.
    PS I thought I saw Bill Maher doing a cameo in the background?

  12. all you hippys just let people do what they want yall tell this man not to post this video but then yall get all pissed off at paypal for refusing to do business with yall. get your mind right yea i smoke and choke. i laughed at the video

  13. Jeremie (61) said, “Besides, let the politicians come to the site and point the video out.”
    That’s EXACTLY the problem. The POLITICIANS are who decide whether or not marijuana should be legalized/decriminalized. So if you show POLITICIANS a relatively unfunny video about irresponsible stoners whether you like it or not, it will bias their minds towards prohibition. It doesn’t matter if more people come to this site to find out the “Truth”. That’s nice, but its the POLITICIANS, NOT other website visitors who make the decisions.
    I’m complaining, because I CARE about this issue. If a politician can’t be convinced that marijuana can be smoked in a responsible way, then they won’t vote in favor of legalization/decriminalization. Its great that there are a number of states with laws regarding medical marijuana, BUT it is still illegal in the FEDERAL law’s eyes… AND no state has laws regarding “recreational” marijuana. So we have a very long way to go. Perception is critically important, and this kind of irresponsible behaviour is unnecessary and very risky. Why take the chance?
    I have nothing against humor, but in its proper venue… A High Times magazine, a comedy club, a fundraiser event, Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, etc… BUT for NORML??? National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws… this organization’s name says it all… this video contradicts its very name.
    [Editor’s note: Citizens are who decide what the policies are with elected policy makers serving as proxies. What there needs to be is a large increase in the percentage of cannabis consumers who’re actually involved in their own liberation to put the needed lobbying pressure on their elected politicos. Publishing a webpage that embraces cannabis culture, as well as the constitution, law, science, politics, health, commerce, etc…is part of NORML’s overall public outreach efforts.]

  14. Also, I may add that I fail to see anywhere that NORML’s objective is to support stoner culture… in the FAQ section, NORML’s objectives are:
    What does NORML do?
    “NORML lobbies Congress and state legislatures for more rational and cost- effective marijuana policies. We provide expert witnesses for legislative hearings in support of marijuana reform legislation and to provide testimony to assist defendants charged with marijuana offenses. NORML also serves as a marijuana-law reform advocate with the media nationwide, publishes a periodic newsletter, and maintains a comprehensive web site, which includes a 50-state legislative tracking system, where visitors can inform themselves about the issue and send a free fax or an e-mail to their state and federal elected officials. In addition, we maintain a legal committee comprised of 350 criminal defense attorneys nationwide who specialize in the defense of individuals charged with marijuana-related offenses.
    Because NORML lobbies state and federal elected officials, contributions to the organization are not tax deductible.”
    I’ll agree that reforming the laws DOES help everyone who smokes marijuana, including the stoner stereotype that this video portrays, BUT lets get marijuana legalized FIRST instead of shooting the movement in the foot.
    [Editor’s note: Stop beating this dead string…the video is not a policy statement, it is humorous satire. Whether you like it or not, NORML works with stoners, hippies, dweebs, rednecks, weirdos, nerds, goth, preppies, rockers, hip-hoppers, Rastas, etc….it, and no drug policy reform organization, can pretend it can turn away citizen-supporters, even if every component of their advocacy does not float everyone’s boat.]

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