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Dabbing for beginners: Confessions of a cautious concentrate newbie

Dabbing for beginners: Confessions of a cautious concentrate newbie

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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. It's 2018, and marijuana vape pens are so common in California they may as well be on the state flag. (They're certainly more widespread than bears. Sorry, bears.)  Pens are not the preserve of stoner stereotypes, either: Walk through the Financial District of San Francisco on a sunny day after work, and at the outdoor tables of wine bars and pubs alike, you'll easily spot dozens of those slim, telltale cartridges being casually withdrawn from suit jackets and purses for a politely discreet two-second sip.  Read more...More about Marijuana, Cannabis, Weed, Dabbin
Elon Musk tells '60 Minutes' he has 'no idea' how to smoke weed

Elon Musk tells '60 Minutes' he has 'no idea' how to smoke weed

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a puff off a joint three months ago and people are still talking about it.  In a preview Friday for an upcoming 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl, Musk defends his brush with marijuana.  "I am somewhat impulsive and don't want to adhere to some CEO template," he says. When she grills him on the pot, he replies, "I do not smoke pot. As anyone who watched that podcast can tell I have no idea how to smoke pot, or anything." SEE ALSO: OK, everybody: Stop pot-shaming Elon Musk It's pretty evident from footage of Joe Rogan's podcast that Musk didn't inhale and didn't really know what he was doing, but it hasn't stopped everyone from Fox News to NASA from making the smoking incident into a huge deal. Read more...More about Elon Musk, Weed, 60 Minutes, Tech, and E
City paper hands out free joints to celebrate marijuana legalization in Michigan

City paper hands out free joints to celebrate marijuana legalization in Michigan

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Now this is what I call service journalism. On Thursday, marijuana officially became legal in the state of Michigan, the first state in the midwest to fully legalize the plant for recreational use. So Lansing City Pulse, the capital city's alt-weekly paper, delivered an early Christmas present in the form of free joints to anyone who could prove they were at least 21 years of age.  The results, caught in the above video, are delightful, from the skeptical recipients to the very eager. And some were clearly up for more activism, including the man who mentioned needing to change Title 21, which still classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug at the federal level.  Read more...More about Marijuana, Michigan, Legalization, Lansing, and City Pulse 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
You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

You won't see Elon Musk smoking weed in public again, NASA admin says

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Elon Musk's days of smoking weed in public are, apparently, over.  To be fair, it was just that one time, when Musk appeared to be smoking weed on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, but it was enough to ruffle NASA's feathers. And NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said Musk will not be doing it again, Marina Koren at The Atlantic reported Thursday. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk's 'Teslaquila' isn't meshing with Mexico's tequila industry “I will tell you that was not helpful, and that did not inspire confidence, and the leaders of these organizations need to take that as an example of what to do when you lead an organization that’s going to launch American astronauts,” Bridenstine told Koren at a meeting at NASA's headquarters Thursday. Read more...More about Nasa, Elon Musk, Spacex, Weed, and Jim Br
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
Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get?

Growers compete to up THC, but how high can you really get?

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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. These days, there's a lot of potent weed to choose from. Take, for example, "Grandaddy Purple," "Matanuska Thunder Fuck," and "Gorilla Glue # 4," to name a few. After the recent midterm elections, there are now 32 U.S. states where marijuana is legal for adults, recreationally, medically, or both. Increased legalization naturally opens up a larger market and incentives for businesses to grow finer, more competitive cannabis products. For better or worse, that often means marijuana strains with higher contents of THC — the natural psychoactive chemical that binds
Rise of the terpenes: The next wave of weed innovation focuses on a little-known compound

Rise of the terpenes: The next wave of weed innovation focuses on a little-known compound

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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. Chicken and waffles. Moscow Mule. Gingerbread cookies. Plum. Joe Edwards says he's made cannabis flower taste like all of the above and then some, using a high-tech curing unit produced by Colorado startup Yofumo. The plum was made specially for his grandma who uses cannabis for her arthritis pain but hates the taste.  "My grandmother has no interest in Skunk No. 1," Edwards, vice president of client applications and deployment at Yofumo, jokes, referring to a popular cannabis strain that smells, well, skunky.  Read more...More about Cannabis, Pot, Weed, High Tec
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
The 10 best video games to play while high

The 10 best video games to play while 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. Marijuana-friendly video games require four main attributes: simplicity, beauty, weirdness, and whoaaa cooool. Playing games while high can, like most high activities, either be a portal to magical awakenings or scar you for life. Choose the game you pair with your herb wisely! Luckily, we're here to help guide you to Video Game Toke-halla. Our selection is guaranteed to not harsh your vibe, but enhance it. For your convenience, we've even implemented a contact high rating system: Each game is ranked from one to five trees, depending on how toasted playing it und...