Dine Around & Stay In Town is from February 19 – March 6 in Victoria!
Plus — you can get a taste of the event at the Dine Around Launch Preview on Thursday, February 18 at the Victoria Conference Centre from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Featuring over 25 restaurants, craft breweries and VQA Wineries!
Listen to The Q! Morning Show with Ed and Cliff (5:30 am – 9:00 am) all this week (Feb 8 – 12) for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Dine Around Launch Preview!
“Excuse me while I light my spliff, good God I gotta take a lift,” sings Bob Marley on his 1978 song Easy Skanking from the album Kaya — a word slang for marijuana.
Today, Bob’s spliff could be legally smoked in several U.S. states and it may have the premium brand of the late reggae icon.
February 6th would have been Bob Marley’s 71st birthday, and the date of the launch of Marley Natural, the line of cannabis strains from the world’s most familiar reggae artist.
“If my father was here physically, he would be up front advocating for this plant, so we are very proud to put our Marley Natural brand out there,” Stephen Marley, the second-oldest son of Bob Marley, tells Billboard magazine.
Stephen Marley will be jamming at the Bob Marley Birthday Celebration/Marley Natural launch party, scheduled for Feb. 6 at a private Hollywood residence.
Marley Natural will be offered in four strains, each with a hue adapted from the colors of the Ethiopian flag; Marley Green, a hybrid and suggested for novice herb users; Marley Gold; Marley Red; and the THC-concentrated Marley Black, recommended for ganja connoisseurs.
The brand will be available at three medical marijuana dispensaries in the L.A. area. Dispensaries across California, where recreational marijuana is not yet legalized, will carry Marley Natural cannabis in the coming weeks. Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, where recreational pot use is legal, are next. Then in Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal and recreational usage carries reduced penalties for possession and distribution compared to other U.S. states.
How about enjoying some Marley Natural in your bong here in Victoria?
Targeted expansions into Canada is a possibility for 2017 if Ottawa works through regulatory laws.
But some in Jamaica aren’t happy about Marley Natural. Funding comes from Privateer Holdings, a Seattle-based private equity firm that invests in marijuana businesses. Privateer has secured a 30-year licensing deal with the Marley family to develop weed strains and hemp-based products.
Read here how critics (including Marley’s ex-bandmate Bunny Wailer) say the product won’t directly benefit Jamaicans.
According to Forbes, Bob Marley (and his estate) was the 4th highest grossing dead celebrity of 2015, making $21 million last year.
This week win tickets to the Dine Around & Stay in Town Launch on Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Victoria Conference Centre. Be caller number “ate” when we play the food song of the day.
Tuesday, February 9th song – Green Onions from Green Onions Booker T & The MGS.
The Q! Morning Show’s $Money Laundering Pool$
Fridays at 8:40am, get into our pool to win the Lotto Max draw! We will always play two sets of random numbers and one set of seven numbers determined by the dryer gods.
Here are the numbers for the Friday, February 5th draw if you wanted to play em’ Good luck to the 9 listeners who got into this weeks draw!
Good little bit on Colbert… Trump VS Trump.
Attack of the Heinz weiner dog!
Steven Tyler’s Skittles Super Bowl 50 commercial… Big 10 inch Snickers would have been better.
Cliff’s Call, February 05: Being Overly PC.
Valentine’s Day is coming up. Take your ‘other half’ out for dinner, on us, at Steamship Grill + Bar in the Inner Harbour.
From February 9-12, The Q!’s My Favourite Song becomes – OUR Favourite Song. As in, you two love birds.
We want to know what song that you and your Valentine can both agree on as your song. It can be a classic rocker. A love ballad (please, don’t get too sappy on us) that first triggered a make-out session when you first met.
Email email@example.com and you could be The Q!’s daily bonus winner for a $50 dinner to Steamship Grill + Bar. We’ll be in touch if you win.
February 4 – Cliff Has One Heck Of A Super Fun SuperBowl Party Lined Up.
February 02nd – Ed Runs Into An Old Friend On Vacation.
January 20th – How Much Sex You Have To Have To Burn Off Poutine.
January 18th – The Real Reason Dollar Stores Are So Successful.
January 15th – The Cloverdale Traditional School Students Sent Us Letters Of Support Based On The Number Of Mistakes We Make.
Cliff’s Call, February 04: PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
It’s Family Day in British Columbia this coming Monday; the people at Mount Washington have a 50% off Family Day deal for you, and I’m giving away more lift tickets today and tomorrow on The Q’s Family Affair — you’ll find details on that, and the half price deal, right over here.
In recogntion of all that, we’re playing songs which mention family members on The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday today. Anything which mentions mom, dad, sister, brother or any other family member in the title is probably fair game.
If there’s a particular song you’d like me to play for you, send me an e-mail request, or join me at noon oh five and call me at 250 475 100.3 as we get in a family way, on The Q’s Rockline Theme Thursday.
Fire up the audio player below to hear some musical selections which would get thumbs up from the Rockline Theme Thursday judging panel today.[audio:http://www.theq.fm/wp-content/uploads/Rockline-Theme-Thursday-Open-Back-2.mp3|Titles=BC Family Day Rockline Theme Thursday]
Late last year, more than 14,000 people from Greater Victoria went out of their way to give feedback on the three options for the McKenzie Interchange Project. Now the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and consultants have released a report with details on feedback and the top design choice.
According to the report, design Option 2 has the most support. Here’s the official breakdown of votes:
- Option 1: 110 people
- Option 2: 259 people
- Option 3: 27 people
Here were the three proposed design options:
Your next chance to weigh-in on the McKenzie Interchange is Wednesday February 24th at St. Joseph the Worker Parish Hall at 753 Burnside Road West. The open house is 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
Question: if Option 2 goes under construction, do you forsee problems with the design? Leave a comment, we’d love to hear what you think.