Watch: Bill Nye explains why marijuana should be legalBill Nye supports marijuana legalization, even though he personally would like to stay away from pot. The former TV host and noted Science Guy was featured in a video segment of NowThis Weed to explain why cannabis should be legal, despite all the reasons why he doesn't approve of smoking it. Nye argues for further scientific research, which is currently hampered by marijuana's classification as an addictive drug with no medical value.
Melissa Etheridge considers herself a “rock star now” after her recent pot arrest at the Canadian border, adding herself to the ranks of outlaws like Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg. The singer-songwriter recently spoke to Variety about getting pulled over by Customs and Border Protection agents on the night of Aug. 17 in Portal, North Dakota. “I had some cannabis oil, actually a vape pen, in my toiletry case and they found it. They didn’t get much, it was a small amount,” Etheridge told Variety.
The people behind Dr. Bronner’s are just as concerned about legalizing cannabis as they are creating high-quality skin care products. The Vista, Calif.-based company dedicated to producing all-natural organic body care products will donate over $660,000 towards responsible marijuana legalization initiatives in California and four more states slated to vote on the matter this November, reports the Cannabist.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".