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The Omura Series X is the perfect eco-friendly vaporizer for beginner cannabis users

The Omura Series X is the perfect eco-friendly vaporizer for beginner cannabis users

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Omura Series X $99.99 View Product The Good The Omura Series X is gorgeous • sleek • and ideal for minimizing smell • The pre-loaded sticks feel like smoking a joint without the mess or set up • It's more environmentally friendly than other methods The Bad The sticks aren't geared for those who may have a higher tolerance to weed • Like other cartridge-based vaporizers • consumers can't load the sticks with their own weed • If you're sharing with someone else • you'll likely go through a stick quite quickly The Bottom Line The Omura Series X is a vast improvement to the company's first generation vaporizer. While it may not be the first choice for an experienced weed consumer, it's the ideal option for someone just getting started. Read more...More about Reviews,
The Furna vape makes swapping between herb and concentrate so much easier

The Furna vape makes swapping between herb and concentrate so much easier

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Furna Vaporizer $299 CAD, $229 USD View Product The Good The interchangeable oven chambers are incredibly useful. • Being able to flip the mouthpiece around to keep it clean was a thoughtful addition. • Furna's accessories are just as cool as the vape itself. The Bad Less experienced or infrequent cannabis users will probably enjoy the Furna but are unlikely to actually buy it at such a high price point. • The battery died more quickly than anticipated. • Using it is tricky for less experienced cannabis consumers. The Bottom Line The Furna Vaporizer may not be the best choice for someone who doesn't consume cannabis often, but it's great for someone who likes to take their vape on the go. Read more...More about Marijuana, Vaping, Weed, Tech, and Consumer Tech So
Where was marijuana legalized on Election Day? A state-by-state guide.

Where was marijuana legalized on Election Day? A state-by-state guide.

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Americans are making progress toward a greener future. Weed-wise, at least.  As of Nov. 3, 2020, marijuana is currently medically legal in 33 states and recreationally legal in 12 states, as well Washington, D.C. Though cannabis remains illegal at a federal level, five states have marijuana measures on their ballots in 2020 — more proof that an "overwhelming majority" of Americans are ready for a more cannabis-friendly country.  This year, a variety of drug reforms are on the ballot in six states and Washington, D.CRecreational marijuana legalization initiatives are up for a vote in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota. In Mississippi, voters will decide on a medical marijuana initiative that would allow doctors to recommend cannabis for medicinal use to treat a variety of condit
Ardent FX is like an all-in-one 'Easy Bake Oven' for weed edibles

Ardent FX is like an all-in-one 'Easy Bake Oven' for weed edibles

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Ardent FX $350 View Product The Good Decarbing • infusing • and baking all take place in one device. • It's super discreet and you don't need a full kitchen to made edibles. • It's perfect for making a single edible. The Bad Without the ability to set the temperature for the FX yourself • using non-Ardent recipes might take some guesswork. • It's expensive — it's worth it but it might be a bit much for someone just getting started. The Bottom Line If you're a casual edible user, the Ardent FX may not be for you. But if edibles are your go-to method of cannabis consumption, this is worth the investment. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.75 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 5.0 💪Performance 4.0 💵Bang for the Buck 4.5 Read more...More about Food, Review
The legal cannabis industry must reckon with systemic racism

The legal cannabis industry must reckon with systemic racism

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The legal and medical cannabis industry has long been complicit in the systemic oppression of Black people. As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country, activists, doctors, and entrepreneurs are calling for those in cannabis to dismantle the systemic racism the industry is built on. In the wake of the protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, all facets of American culture are forced to rethink its approach to race. The cannabis industry, which has a projected economic impact of $77 billion by 2020, is steadily growing. But the effects of the generations-long war on drugs are still prevalent in marginalized communities, particularly Black ones. Read more...More about Black Lives...
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 ...