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How to have a socially distanced 420

How to have a socially distanced 420

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How do you celebrate 420 during the coronavirus pandemic?  Virtually, of course.  Most of us are at least a month into self-quarantine, and it's obvious that social distancing is the most effective way to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.  Perhaps you've been celebrating the stoner holiday since your state's shelter-in-place mandate started — after all, this entire month is technically 420. Or  perhaps, like me, you've lost all sense of time and forgot about it completely. If you're inside with nothing better to do (and if you're in a state where this is legal) then why not celebrate marijuana legalization quarantine-style?  Read more...More about Weed, 420, Pandemic, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable
Here's how to introduce the boomer in your life to weed

Here's how to introduce the boomer in your life to weed

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Your boomer relatives may be more chill than you think.  Recreational marijuana is legal in 11 states, and medically legal in 33. This month, Michigan opened its first legal dispensaries, and Illinois is set to do the same in January.  As weed becomes less taboo, older Americans who grew up in an era of cannabis prohibition are showing more interest in using it; a 2018 study in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal found that since 2006, the number of baby boomers who have used marijuana doubled. In 2015, the Pew Research Center reported that 38 percent percent of Republican boomers and 66 percent of Democrat boomers support weed legalization. Another Pew Research Center poll taken this year saw that number jump — 49 percent of Republican boomers and 81 percent of Democrat boomers now fa
CES finally honors the first cannabis company with an innovation award

CES finally honors the first cannabis company with an innovation award

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Weed tech is finally getting some mainstream recognition. Well, sort of.  CES, the world's largest consumer electronics convention held in Las Vegas, announced KEEP Labs as a 2020 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Home Appliance Category on Thursday. It's the first time the conference has awarded a cannabis tech company.  KEEP designed a smart stash box that connects to an app via WiFi and Bluetooth to allow cannabis users to responsibly contain access to their weed. The box can be unlocked via biometric touch or using the app, which can send notifications to the synced device if anyone attempts to move or access the box when it's locked.  Read more...More about Ces, Cannabis, Weed, Tech, and Web Culture Source: Marshable

11 gifts for a first-time weed smoker

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As more states allow the sale of recreational cannabis, first-time users are starting to feel more emboldened to try the devil's lettuce.   But jumping into the world of cannabis products can be overwhelming for beginners. You can't just make the jump from hitting a vape pen a few times to amassing a collection of bud and making gravity bongs.  Whether it's for a parent looking to dabble in cannabis or a friend who's in need if a relaxing night, here are 11 gifts for the curious consumer to make their first times consuming weed a little smoother.  1A vintage lunch box to hold their weed Image: etsy / beforeandnowboutique  Read more...More about Marijuana, Cannabis, Gift Guide, Gift Guide 2019, and Gift Guide 2019 Source: Marshable

What it's like to get high and eat nachos at America's first cannabis cafe

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Aesthetically speaking, Lowell Cafe is like any other West Hollywood restaurant: the nachos are vegan, the outdoor patio is lined with live plant walls, and the dappled sunlight sets customers up for a perfect boomerang of them ripping a bong. Stylized as Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe but also referred to as Lowell Cafe, the restaurant is the first of its kind in the United States. Part dispensary and part eatery, guests choose from an extensive menu of pre-rolled joints, ounces of flower, vape pods, and dabs. Customers can also snack on a variety of dishes designed to compliment the inevitable munchies. It's almost like visiting a gastropub, but instead of splitting fries and sipping whatever beer's on tap, you can smoke whatever flower is in season. Read more...More about Cannabis, Weed ...

Leafly's new cannabis guide makes understanding weed easier

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Terpenes? CBN? Flavor profiles?  Choosing weed used to be as simple as texting your dealer and if they were fancy enough, deciding between an indica and a sativa. That categorization is largely now seen as arbitrary, since it only notes the difference in plant shape, not effect it has on the human body, and much more has changed in the world of weed. With marijuana legalization on the rise, the cannabis industry is bursting with detailed descriptions of weed that inform consumers of the products' terpene content, THC and CBD levels, and the amount of cannabinoids present in each strain. Leafly, the cannabis guide known for its detailed descriptions of each strain, has updated its categorization system beyond just the indica/sativa/hybrid delineations.  Read more...More about Cannabis, Weed

Black-market weed vape company linked to lung crisis is verified on Instagram

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Dank Vapes, a brand of black-market THC vaporizer cartridges whose products have been linked to the outbreak of vaping-related lung diseases, has an official verified account on Instagram — despite the fact that it may not even be a real company. The brand claims "nothing is for sale" in its Instagram bio. However, users can buy products with flavor names like "cotton candy" and "banana split" through third-party distributors advertising their services in the comments of Dank Vape's verified Instagram posts.  Image: screenshot via instagramAccording to a report the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Friday, a number of patients affected by the vape-related lung diseases reported they used cartridges from Dank Vapes.  Read more...More about Weed, Vape Disease, Cultur

Fox gets weed wrong again, says homeless people 'shoot up' marijuana

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A Fox News guest said that San Francisco should be focused on solving its homelessness crisis instead of trying to improve the language used in its justice system — specifically, they should focus on those on the streets who "just shot up marijuana."   San Francisco's Board of Supervisors adopted new "person first" guidelines to refer to people with criminal records. Instead of calling someone a convicted felon, for example, the city would refer to them as a "formerly incarcerated person" or a "justice-involved" person, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Repeat offenders would be called "returning residents." Minors will be referred to as "young person with justice system involvement" or "young person impacted by the juvenile justice system" instead of juvenile delinquents, and drug addi

Here's the difference between CBD and THC

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Whether you're trying to master the art of joint rolling or just want to try to alleviate a sore back, every cannabis user should know the difference between CBD and THC.  TL;DR: THC will get you high. CBD probably won't. But it's really more complicated than that.  What are cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with receptors found throughout the body to achieve certain physiological effects.  Scientists have identified over 100 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, but the ones you'll most commonly hear about are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).  Read more...More about Marijuana, Weed, Weed Legalization, Culture, and Web Culture Source: Marshable
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