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The Greatest Fictional Stoners on Novels You’ll Ever Meet

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Authors who have fictional novels often rely on the political climate of the times to tell their stories. Other times, these writers also draw from their personal experiences growing up, channelling these into their stories and telling their experiences from another person’s point of view. While some of these writers are known to use cannabis or CBD oil during their writing process, there are little to no information on the characters written inside of these pages? Do they reflect the author’s sentiments regarding CBD hemp oil? How do these protagonists use weed in their day to day lives?

If you are interested in learning more about fictional stoners and what they do, read this article and find out. Who knows, you can learn about new fictional stoners that might make a huge impact on your life.

Yunior de Las Casas

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

In Junot Diaz’s award-winning novel, Yunior de Las Casas takes center stage as a present figure in the life of Oscar Wao. He is considered as an embodiment of masculinity, often going lengths to prove his strength and machismo. One of the ways he shows his identity is through smoking weed. For him, taking pure cannabidiol allows him to focus on the lives of the people around him. As a matter of fact, taking weed is one of the ways he shares a part of his life and experiences with the main protagonist, Oscar.

Gnossos Papadopoulos

Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Fariña

Hipsters who are looking for an alternative lifestyle to what has been presented to them might identify with the character of Gnossos Papadopoulos. With college life being known for its wild parties, the protagonist comes out as a reflection of many readers: individuals raring to find their selves and their sense of spirituality, only to come out more jaded and cynical than ever before. For those who want to reminisce about their college selves, be our guest. To make this read more enjoyable, having a CBD disposable vape pen might be handy to invoke memories and events of the past.

Mr. Nostalgia

Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon

Despite being a minor character in the novel, Mr. Nostalgia perfectly encapsulates what it means to pay homage to the past. In fact, he is a character who is a fan of smoking weed a take pride in peddling sports cards and other memorabilia found in old television shows and films. He is perhaps the character who shows what it means to the past. If you are having a hard time moving on from everything that is happening in your life, maybe reading this novel will help you achieve the closure you have been looking for. While you are it, using your CBD vape pen can help you recreate a sense of your past.

Detective Larry Portello

Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Detectives are usually known as individuals who take their work seriously, and Detective Larry “Doc” Portello is no different. However, his approach towards his detective work can be considered unorthodox, often smoking a joint even while on the clock. While going on his journey, Doc encounters a series of mysterious events, unfolding right before his very eyes. If you are interested in reading thrilling mysteries, this might just be the book for you.

Reading these novels will certainly take you on a new ride. More than this, taking the time to get to know these characters will not only help you make a new friend, it will also help you open up more worlds than you already know of.

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Cannabis-Inspired Artist, Model, and Photographer Emily Eizen [VIDEO]

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Colorful, trippy, and feminine, Emily Eizen’s artwork is inspired by cannabis, and the early days of the psychedelic, marijuana counterculture. See how she’s she’s infusing her unique, playful style into the image of cannabis, and changing the culture along with it.

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How to make a CBD latte: Wild & the Moon’s secret recipe [VIDEO]

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The vegan food joint known and loved by Parisians, Wild & the Moon has opened up its secret recipe book for Vogue Paris to show us how to make their CBD latte ‘Hollyweed’ made with vegan milk. Follow this recipe step by step and enjoy the relaxing properties of this yummy food trend.

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Rey Rey Rodriguez: Entrepreneur, Visual Artist and Cannabis Advocate

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An interview with The Mind of Rey Rey® founder, Rey Rey Rodriguez.

When did you first try cannabis?

I was 13 years old the first time I tried cannabis.  I smoked socially throughout high school, stopped around the age of 19, and then picked it back up in my late 20’s.

What inspired you to smoke?

I always had an admiration for the plant.  Everyone I idolized as a kid, and the people I admire today are all considered potheads. I grew up watching Cheech & Chong’s films, and all my favorite musicians from the 60s till today, as well as my favorite athletes, public figures, and celebrities (Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Mike Tyson, Dave Chappelle, Michael Phelps, Cypress Hill, Snoop, Dre, Biggie, Pac, Nick & Nate Diaz, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo and more) were / are all advocates of the herb.

Two of my favorite podcasts are B Real’s “Smokebox” and Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’,” where the hosts interview their guests while smoking.  One of my favorite events to watch is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition called, “High Rollerz,” where the competitors smoke before they compete at the highest level.

No one can say that cannabis is a lazy or unintelligent person’s drug anymore.

What about cannabis do you like or enjoy?

I smoke / vape both Sativa and Indica, which affect me in two completely different ways.

Sativa clears my mind, allowing me to be present and to focus on whatever the current task at hand is.  Whether I’m working, reading, studying, practicing, or doing something else that requires concentration, it allows me to be more present and to dissect, observe, and problem solve better. 

Rey Rey Rodriguez working after smoking Sativa


The intensity in which I interpret information heightens, and I find myself, breaking down art, music, movies, body movement, meditation and even memories on a deeper level. My imagination and ideas are more vivid. For me, sativa is good for any physical or mental activity.

I use indica for rest, relaxation, to calm the body and mind when it’s time to wind down, and to fall asleep.  This one helps clear my mind from any worry and stress.  It zones me out, I become one with my mattress and pillow, making my body feel weightless, and filling me with a cooling effect from the darkness as I lay there with my eyes closed.  Indica is perfect when you’re ready to knock out.

Rey Rey Rodriguez napping after smoking indica


What would you say to those that still think cannabis is a dangerous drug?

I don’t think it’s for everyone but, the days of “Reefer Madness” and everyone assuming that pot will make us dumb, slow, brain dead, or will lead us to crack and heroin are behind us.  Cannabis is legal throughout the US in most states either for recreational or medicinal purposes.  Cancer, mental health, athletic recovery, brain trauma, and many other conditions are being treated with cannabis.  I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, OCD, and ADHD.  I’m not sure if that doctor diagnosed me correctly, but I do know that his recommendation for all of those conditions was marijuana. 

Is there anything you’d recommend to those wanting to learn more about cannabis?

Anyone can do a Google search for most questions.  I like to refer those interested in current information on all things cannabis to visit High Times Magazine’s website.  And anyone that would like to learn a bit of the plant’s history and about the negative propaganda that led to it becoming illegal, should read Jack Herer’s book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”  

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