We’ve been huge fans of the webisode series, High Maintenance, about a weed delivery man in New York. We’re happy to announce they’ve made a deal with Vimeo for future episodes. While you’ll have to pay for the show, we’re happy to support artists – especially when they’re this wonderful. Here’s a freebie. Now go order the rest.
About the AuthorA Gonzo journalist hailing from New York City, Gonzo has contributed to pretty much every marijuana magazine and blog in the nation. He covers Medicinial, Growing and National News for Higher Ground. And since it’s not legal where he lives, he’ll remain anonymous. For now.
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By Michael A. Stusser — 6 years ago
Seattle, WA – Just in time for 4/20, comes Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis – a parody of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Created by award-winning filmmaker Michael Stusser (“Sleeping with Siri”) – who hosts the web series Higher Ground – the spoof features comedian Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, HBO’s Hung and Looking, Curb Your Enthusiasm) along with a fabulous 1965 VW Bus.
In Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld introduces a vintage car, and then picks up his guest comedian, and drives to a cafe or restaurant for coffee. Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis also introduces a vintage vehicle (a very beat-up Volkswagon Bus – identical to the one featured in Fast Times at Ridgemont High), but instead of getting jacked up on coffee, these comedians get stoned out of their minds on legal marijuana.
ABOUT HIGHER GROUND
Higher Ground is a media-arts production platform that creates highly-produced video assets including a flagship satirical-news program (a mix between The Daily Show and CNN, just without that annoying Wolfe Blitzer fellow), a syndicated column on the legalization movement, along with viral social-media parodies.
“We’re really trying to Elevate the Dialogue about cannabis,” says Editor-in-Spleef Stusser. “And we’re using humor and social media to not only normalize the use of marijuana – but put it in context. People like weed – and they’ve been smoking it forever; time to make it legal.”
Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis was directed and edited by Marty Riemer (Twisted Scholar). Director of Photography for the shoot was Mark Goodnow, of the Production Foundry. The team also created the award-winning documentary, “Sleeping with Siri,” which featured journalist Stusser attempting a week-long Techno-Gorge, followed by a lengthy Digital Blackout.
Higher Ground explores and celebrates the elevated aspects of getting high. Founded during a revolutionary time of economic and spiritual transformation in the legalization movement, the brand will document and chronicle this incredible time in our history, and advocate for the legalization of cannabis (along with civil rights, gay rights, and human rights), and embrace the end of – yet another – prohibition.
Seinfeld’s series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” most recently aired its seventh season, and is distributed by the digital network Crackle. http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com
Lauren Weedman’s new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016.
For more information, contact Michael Stusser at email@example.com
By Zoe — 7 years ago
Though the incredible series MadMen is coming to an end, the staff at Higher Ground wanted to let everyone know that we’d be carrying the torch for many moons to come.
Since its premiere, Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim for its historical authenticity, visual style, costume design, acting, writing, and directing. The drama has won 15 Emmys and four Golden Globes. It’s the first basic cable series to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, winning in each of its first four seasons
The second half of the final season will premiere on April 5, 2015. The series finale is scheduled to air on May 7, 2015.
Watch the last episodes of MadMen on AMC.
By Michael A. Stusser — 5 years ago
Host Michael A. Stusser gives a stoned TED talk on the incredible and outrageous products available for cannabis consumers. From $100,000 glassware to solid gold grinders to elegant canna-fashion, The High End covers it all.