LeBron James Officially Announces Return To Cleveland Cavaliers


“In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have. I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.”

“I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

But this is not about the roster or the organization. I feel my calling here goes above basketball. I have a responsibility to lead, in more ways than one, and I take that very seriously. My presence can make a difference in Miami, but I think it can mean more where I’m from. I want kids in Northeast Ohio, like the hundreds of Akron third-graders I sponsor through my foundation, to realize that there’s no better place to grow up. Maybe some of them will come home after college and start a family or open a business. That would make me smile. Our community, which has struggled so much, needs all the talent it can get.”

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The Real Planet of the Apes (Documentary)


Our crew traveled to remote Liberia to discover ‘Monkey Island,’ an area inhabited solely by former lab tested chimpanzees who survived disease and two civil wars. We go to the island, interview the locals and meet the scientists involved in the testing facility 25 years ago.

This documentary is a Motherboard production, made possible by 20th Century Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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2014 Bay Area Medical Cannabis Cup Results


Here are all the winners from the HIGH TIMES Bay Area Medical Cannabis Cup – June 28-29, 2014.

Best Booth
1st Place – Vader Extracts
2nd Place – CLOUD PENZ
3rd Place – Nexus Glass

Best Product
2nd Place – Oil Slick by Oil Slick
3rd Place – Cloud V by Cloud V

Best Glass
1st Place – Hitman x Mr. Gray Torch by Hitman Glass
2nd Place – Nexus Glass by Nexus Glass
3rd Place – Pulse Glass by Pulse Glass

Best Medical Topical
Fire & Ice – Eden’s Elixirs

Best Edibles
1st Place – Artisanal Cannabis Macarons – Madame Munchie
2nd Place – Hazelnug & Grub – Organicares Collective
3rd Place – Jambo – Jambo Direct

High CBD Award
Flowers – Great White – Alpha Medic
Edibles – Medibrothers and MTG Medi-Chew High CBD – Medibrothers & MTG Seeds
Concentrates – Charlotte’s Web – P.E.A.C.E. Plant Essentials And Cannabis Extracts

Best Non-Solvent Hash
1st Place – Kottonmouth Kush x Strawberry Cough Ice Water Hash – Medibrothers
2nd Place – HGH Extractions Goji OG Solventless – Delta Health Center
3rd Place – BAMF Private Reserve Cookies – BAMF Extractions

Best Concentrate
1st Place – Hell Raiser OG – TLC Collective / Gold Coast Extracts
2nd Place – XJ-13 Lemonhead – Alternative Herbal Health Services / Prime Extractions
3rd Place – J-1 – Nectar’s

Best Sativa
1st Place – Cracker Jack – Santa Cruz Mountain Naturals
2nd Place – Silver Haze – MedMar Healing Center
3rd Place – Tangerine Haze – Heirloom Genetics

Best Indica
1st Place – Chem Scout – IC Collective
2nd Place – Paris OG – California Naturals
3rd Place – XXX OG Kush – Life Is Good Healing

Best Hybrid
1st Place – Thin Mint Cookies – Gold Coast Collection
2nd Place – Kush Company OG Kush – Wellness Earth Energy Dispensary – W.E.E.D Studio City
3rd Place – Deathstar – San Jose Patients Group


Via Hightimes

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Most Expensive Cars Ever Sold At Auction


Sold for: $29.7 million
Sold by: Bonham’s
When and where: July, 2013 in Chichester, U.K.
This Mercedes-Benz race car sold at an auction in England last Summer for the highest price ever paid for any car at a public auction. It was part of a group of racecars that won 9 World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races in 1954 and ’55. Driven by the legendary Argentinian-born driver Juan Manuel Fangio, this car, in particular, won two of those races.

Prices paid for collectible cars at auction have been going up and up. Last year, the total money paid at auctions for classic cars topped $1 billion for the first time, according to the classic car insurers at Hagerty Insurance. In fact, most of the top 10 collector car auction sales of all times happened within the last few years.


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Chuck D Shares Personal Letter From 2pac


legendary Chuck D decided to share a personal letter 2pac wrote to him back in 1995 when he was incarcerated on Twitter. The Letter touches on how Chuck D influenced him, He also asked Chuck to get on a song with him and said he had a role for him in an upcoming movie. He mentioned his bail had just been granted and that he just signed to Death Row Records, so the music was coming.



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Starbucks prices for drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents next week



Starbucks is raising prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents starting next week, and customers can also soon expect to pay $1 more for the packaged coffee it sells in supermarkets.

The Seattle-based chain also raised prices on some of the drinks sold in its cafes a year ago. The latest hikes don’t seem to be driven purely by the surging bean costs that have pressured other coffee sellers to raise prices, however, since Starbucks has said it already locked in its coffee contracts for the rest of this fiscal year and much of the next.

Starbucks Corp. said the price increases in its cafes will kick in Tuesday and vary depending on the region.

Prices for medium and large brewed coffees, which are known as Grande and Venti, respectively, will go up between 10 cents and 15 cents in most U.S. markets, the company said.

Certain drinks, such as tall brewed coffees and Frappuccinos, won’t see higher prices in most places, the company said. Tall brewed coffees were among the drinks that were hit by Starbucks’ price hikes a year ago.

The $1 price boost on packaged coffees sold in supermarkets and other retail outlets will kick in July 21, and follow J.M. Smucker’s recent decision to raise prices on its coffees, which include Folgers.

Via Associated Press

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Florida Approves ‘Charlotte’s Web’ Marijuana Bill


Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday signed the measure that allows the use of a particular strain for epilepsy and cancer patients.

The measure passed with strong support in the Florida Legislature after legislators heard stories of children suffering from seizures who could be helped by the strain known as Charlotte’s Web.

Scott, who opposes a constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana, said in a statement that he does not want to see “kids suffer.”

e signed Senate Bill 1030, which approves the medication, nicknamed Charlotte’s Web, and SB 1700, which protects the identities of the patients who use it.

“As a father and grandfather, you never want to see kids suffer,” Scott said in a statement. “The approval of Charlotte’s Web will ensure that children in Florida who suffer from seizures and other debilitating illnesses will have the medication needed to improve their quality of life.”

An estimated 125,000 children in Florida suffer from severe epilepsy and their families lobbied hard to persuade reluctant legislators to open the door to limited use. It also could be used by adults.

Authorized patients will be allowed access to the drug through oil or vapor form, but it may not be smoked.

If 60 percent of Florida voters approve Amendment 2, it would allow doctors to prescribe other forms of marijuana, including the kind that is smoked, to treat an even wider range of conditions.

The bill was amended at the ninth hour to stiffen licensing requirements so that only Florida nursery owners with businesses in operation for 30 continuous years will be allowed to grow “Charlotte’s Web.”

Florida physicians who have been authorized to order this strain of medical marijuana can start writing prescriptions Jan. 1. It will be sold through dispensaries licensed by the state Department of Health.