Doctor Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck

A real person who is a real Ph.D. is called that.

That’s Doctor Marijuana Pepsi to you.

A Wisconsin woman with the real given name Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck earned a doctorate last month, according to a report published Tuesday.

Throughout her life, Vandyck, 46, said she’s been teased by everyone from classmates to teachers and bosses — but she turned all that around when she handed in her dissertation, titled: “Black names in white classrooms: Teacher behaviors and student perceptions.”

As part of her PhD in higher education leadership from Cardinal Stritch University, Vandyck interviewed students who had experiences similar to hers in the classroom, where teachers harped on their names, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

“Regardless of what they do, say or what they’re trying to put in place, you still have to move forward and succeed,” Vandyck told the paper.

Some people Vandyck encountered flat-out refused to call her by her name or insisted on calling her “Mary” — which she rejected. When she worked as a real estate agent, she did use the initials “MP” so stoners wouldn’t steal her signs, she said.

“People make such a big deal out of it, I couldn’t get away from it,” she said.

Despite her name, Vandyck — who works full-time at Beloit College — said she’s never smoked grass and doesn’t drink soda.

Her mother, Maggie Johnson, picked out the unusual moniker — proclaiming it would take her daughter gallivanting around the world.

Vandyck left an unstable home when she was 15 and said she spent her life trying to prove herself, even as people wrinkled their brows when they heard her name.

She vowed to earn her PhD, insisting: “I’m going to be called Dr. Marijuana Pepsi.”

Even though she credits her mom with making her a strong, balanced, entrepreneurial woman, Vandyck advises against naming kids after weed. Her sisters have comparatively tame names, Kimberly and Robin.

“I’ve grown into my name because I am a strong woman. I’ve had to be,” she’s said.

Clearly her mother was inspired by Johnny Cash’s ‘A Boy Named Sue’…

But took it to another level…

Peak Clown World!

 

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Marijuana scratch-and-sniff cards given out by Northern Ireland police to help folks rat out grow-ops

LOL! 🙂

Northern Ireland police are distributing marijuana-smelling scratch-and-sniff cards to help people recognize the smell of weed being grown illegally.

When scratched, the cards produce the scent of cannabis in its “growing state,” says the Guardian newspaper, which adds the odour is different from the smell of marijuana smoke.

The cards’ cannabis odour is caused by a chemical, not the plant itself.

The dangers of artisan pot dabbling for sluts

M.T.F. is a foolproof headache remedy, from migraines to post-Snow Day hangovers.  Expect an immediate, focused head high accompanied by physical relaxation à la indica.

The downside: It turns your brain on and if there’s no stimulation, your energy is funneled into acute reflection.  After enjoying a Girls episode with my Alaskan friend, I couldn’t sleep for hours, unpleasantly revisiting regrettable nights from my sexual past.

Oops!

Though if you’d avoided having such regrettable nights in the first place, you’d not only not have such memories and latent guilt, but wouldn’t enjoy dumb shows like Girls because you wouldn’t relate to them.

New Zealand: Cat brings home bag of cannabis

Who says you can’t train cats? 😉

A woman in New Zealand has called the police after her cat left a bag of drugs on her doorstep, it’s been reported.

The worried owner, who has not been identified, apparently rang the authorities in Dunedin on the county’s South Island after she found the bag with 5g (0.2oz) of cannabis inside. ”You hear of cats bringing dead birds and rats home, but certainly in my career I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Sergeant Reece Munro tells the Otago Daily Times, adding the marijuana has a street value of about NZ$100 ($85, £51).

A Rat is Identified as a Suspect in a Crime

Bonus weirdness: the story is about America, but I found it on a Nigerian website, which made for an interesting quote, below.

wichita

Obviously, this shouldn’t be news to us in Nigeria as we all know what rats can do. But police in Wichita, Kansas, USA held a press conference, releasing a sketch of whom they were suspecting was responsible of tampering with their property in the department building. They have determined that a rat has chewed into packages of marijuana. It was uncertain whether it seems the rat just wanted to get high all on its own or it was acting with an accomplice.