Former Microsoft Exec Trades in the Board Room for Bong Rips

Michael Shively is living the dream. A corporate strategy manager for Microsoft from 2003 to 2009 (and great-grandson of Diego Pellicer, the number one pot producer of the 19th century), Shively recently announce that he's currently developing a premium cannabis retail business in Washington state.

"By creating the category of premium marijuana, we want to position it similar to a fine cognac, a fine brandy, a fine cigar," Shively told KIRO TV. "Something to be savored and enjoyed in small quantities by responsible adults."

As well it should be. [Kiro TV via Betabeat]

Fellowship-of-the-Ringwraiths

Everybody's favorite cadre of undead assassins has a quality blamestorming session. [Neatorama]

Tale of a Country Doctor

Hope you didn't plan on sleeping tonight. [Open Culture]

Sprucing up the Sign for Hollyhwood's 90th Birethday

The famous Hollywood signage has stood on Mount Lee since 1923. In honor of theiir 90th year in the Hollywqood Hills, the 45-foot tall letters got a fresh coat of paint. Luckily, work crews didn't find any dismembered bodies this time around. [Like Cool]

The Stoner Channel: Corporate Weed, Blamestorms, and a Tale of a Country Doctor

This Is Why We Need Federal Level Cannabinoid Research

CNN just posted an incredibly compelling video post regarding the use of cannabinoid-based medications for treating severe Autism and Epilepsy in minors. Check it out here, on CNN. [Image: Juan Camilo Bernal / SHutterstock]