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15 weed-themed gifts that aren't covered in tacky pot leaves

15 weed-themed gifts that aren't covered in tacky pot leaves

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Get more lit than a Christmas tree this holiday season. Weed is recreationally legal in 10 states, and medically legal in 32. The days of hiding your poorly rolled joints under your mattress and buying shitty brownies off your old lab partner are over — who wants that when consuming cannabis has never been sleeker?  SEE ALSO: The 10 best video games to play while high You can put down the massive bongs and ugly tie-dyed socks emblazoned with pot leaves. Look, it's 2018 and that grungy stoner aesthetic is a tired trope. Whether they're serious smokers or just dabbling into CBD, here are 15 weed gifts you won't have to hide. Read more...More about Cannabis, Weed, Marijuana Legalization, Gift Guide 2018, and Culture Source: Marshable
Watching dab melts is such oddly satisfying stoner ASMR

Watching dab melts is such oddly satisfying stoner ASMR

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows.  Move over, slime videos. There's a more lit ASMR niche to fill. Aside from the joys of actually getting high, the wave of marijuana legalization has also ushered in something almost as satisfying: dab melt videos. The golden, bubbly THC extracts are like psychedelic honey — watching a live resin dab light up will scratch your ASMR itch in such a satisfying way.  SEE ALSO: Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get? Read more...More about Weed, Asmr, High Tech High, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable
How vape pens allow you to better manage your high

How vape pens allow you to better manage your high

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This post is part of our High-tech High series, which explores weed innovations, and our cultural relationship with cannabis, as legalization in several U.S. states, Canada, and Uruguay moves the market further out of the shadows. For many, the days of palming eighths from a seedy dealer are over — as states scramble to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, consuming weed has become sleeker, cleaner, and more complicated.  With the influx of cannabis-related products in legal states, shopping for weed is all the more confusing. How much THC should you look for in your vape pods? What the hell is a terpene? Should your vapes produce massive mango-scented clouds?  Read more...More about Weed, Legalization, High Tech High, Tech, and Innovations Source: Marshable
What you need to know about the state of weed laws after the midterms

What you need to know about the state of weed laws after the midterms

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With every election, the United States gets a step closer to a nation of legal recreational weed.  After all, our upstairs neighbors in Canada championed nationwide marijuana reform by passing a legalization bill in June. In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational. Here's a rundown of the results.  Michigan votes for recreational weed Voters in Michigan voted for Proposal 1, which legalizes recreational marijuana and regulates it like alcohol. Following in Colorado's footsteps, the proposal will allow adults 21 and over to purchase and possess weed, and will tax cannabis products.  Read more...More about Watercooler, Politics, Marijuana, Culture, and Culture Source: Marshable
Teens break into dispensary and end up stealing oregano instead of weed

Teens break into dispensary and end up stealing oregano instead of weed

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These thieves definitely didn't get high, but they probably did end up smelling like Italian seasoning. A group of teens recently stole a van and crashed it into Native Roots, a pot shop in Colorado. They then raided the dispensary's display cases and left with what they thought were armfuls of weed. SEE ALSO: Hero fights off weed dispensary robbers with a bong Brent Wrathbone told KKTV that he was leaving work when he heard "this big old crash." "[The suspects] came out with bunches of marijuana in their arms," Wrathbone said. Except it wasn't the herb they expected. According to Native Roots' owners, the shop doesn't put real weed on display. Instead, they put out oregano and keep the real marijuana elsewhere. Read more...More about Weed, Marijuana Legalization, Culture, and Web Culture&...
Coca-Cola is considering marijuana-infused drinks

Coca-Cola is considering marijuana-infused drinks

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Soda's overrated, so Coca-Cola's looking into weed.  Coca-Cola has been eyeing cannabis-infused drinks, according to a statement. The company said Monday that it's "closely watching" the use of CBD in "functional wellness" beverages.  SEE ALSO: Hero fights off weed dispensary robbers with a bong "The space is evolving quickly," Coca-Cola spokesman Kent Landers told Bloomberg News. "No decisions have been made at this time."  According to a report in BNN Bloomberg, the company is "in talks" with Aurora Cannabis, a Canadian marijuana producer. While sales in sugary sodas have slowed down, Reuters notes that health drinks are on the rise.  Read more...More about Marijuana, Cannabis, Coca Cola, Legalization, and Cbd Source: Marshable
Hero fights off weed dispensary robbers with a bong

Hero fights off weed dispensary robbers with a bong

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This hero defended his dispensary against a squad of robbers, brandishing a bong against their bear spray until they were forced out of the store.  And it was all caught on video.  CCTV footage, posted by YouTuber Big Daddy Dishrags, shows the mystery hero walking into a cannabis shop in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Canada with an impossible tiny dog trailing behind him. There's just under a minute of peace and quiet in the little cannabis shop as our hero and his colleague work behind the counter.  SEE ALSO: These stoner hackers want machine learning to save us from sick weed Then a crew of four robbers "brandishing canisters of bear spray," according to the police report, burst into the store.  Read more...More about Weed, Robbery, Bong, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable&#
Yep, the feds grow and sell marijuana. Here's how.

Yep, the feds grow and sell marijuana. Here's how.

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Is the government really growing weed? In the 2008 stoner staple Pineapple Express, a secret military facility experiments with growing marijuana in the 1930s. A euphoric soldier, high off what the lab calls "Item 9," says he feels like a "slice of butter" and then exclaims, "This is the bee's knees!" SEE ALSO: Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed But when the soldier rants about how much he hates the army, a high-ranking official shuts down the whole experiment and deems cannabis "ILLEGAL!"  Did the federal government ever actually experiment with growing marijuana? As Mashable's new YouTube series Weedwise explains, the answer is yes.  Read more...More about Youtube, Marijuana, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable
Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed

Police fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing weed

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If you give a mouse a cookie, he's going to ask for a glass of milk. If you blame half a ton of impounded cannabis that's gone missing on said mouse, it probably won't go over well with the judge.  Eight officers near Buenos Aires, Argentina, were let go after they claimed that weed missing from their warehouse had been eaten by hungry rodents.  SEE ALSO: America's favorite hypocrite John Boehner will now lobby for marijuana According to the cops, mice ate 540 kilograms of confiscated cannabis that was supposed to be in storage for the past two years, according to a report by the Guardian. That's more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana.  Read more...More about Police, Marijuana, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable
Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now

Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now

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There's good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed.  Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries.  SEE ALSO: Girl Scout sells 300 boxes of cookies outside a California marijuana dispensary This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, "If you are wondering, we don't allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars."  Read more...More about Marijuana, Colorado, Girl Scout Cookies, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable