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The clear winner of the 2020 election: Drugs

The clear winner of the 2020 election: Drugs

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The U.S. remains a deeply divided nation in 2020, and likely for many years to come. The presidential election and hundreds of down-ballot races were far closer than most pundits and pollsters predicted.  But in all this deadlocked division and confusion, there's one area of clear consensus: drug policy. In deep red states like South Dakota, purple states like Arizona, and blue states like Oregon alike, voters decided it's time to legalize the use of drugs like cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms. Literally every pro-drug ballot initiative won. In not one case did the usual scaremongering messages break through. It was enough to put you in mind of the classic Onion headline: "Drugs win drug war."  Read more...More about Marijuana, Mushrooms, Culture, Politics, and Drugs Source: Marshab
We made up punny names for New Jersey marijuana dispensaries to cope with election anxiety

We made up punny names for New Jersey marijuana dispensaries to cope with election anxiety

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Listen, it's been a long 24 hours.  As of early Monday morning, there was no clear winner in the 2020 presidential election. We might get an answer today? Who knows. Will democracy survive? LOL, I mean maybe?  But we do know that New Jersey voted to legalize recreational marijuana, along with a number of other states with weed on the ballots. Then we saw this tweet. Every single dispensary in New Jersey is going to be called, like, Da Wise Guys or Goodfellaz, and it’s gonna be a whole lot of fun. — willy 💧 (@willystaley) November 4, 2020 Our broken, exhausted, internet-poisoned brains latched onto this idea. We needed something else to think about. And if you're feeling overwhelmed, tired, and stressed as hell, I recommend making some dumb Jersey dispensary puns. As a Sopranos loving wor
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
Perfect impression nails how New Jersey moms will act if weed is legal in the state

Perfect impression nails how New Jersey moms will act if weed is legal in the state

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Legal weed is on the ballot in New Jersey on Tuesday, which means a powerful force with soon have to reckon with the fallout of recreational marijuana. That powerful force, of course, is Jersey moms.  Mashable's own Vicky Leta created a pitch perfect impression of a certain New Jersey mom — likely Italian-American, needling, a little neurotic, gossipy, loving to a fault, ultimately kind of fun — reacting to and reckoning with weed's legalization. Here, just watch:  I count every line of this monologue as perfect, but here are three of my favorites because I can: "Who ya doing it with? Oooh, Tommy Cacciatore....Hmm, no surprise there." "You lift the box by the foyer, you put your shit in there when's it done — every ash, every paper, all the crap — then you bring it down by the boiler i

Puffco Peak Pro: The most futuristic dabbing device yet

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Puffco Peak Pro $399.99 View Product The Good Larger capacity in a thinner device • Fast charging • Sturdy redesign The Bad iPhone app can be problematic • Expensive The Bottom Line The best device for the most gourmet form of cannabis consumption — with a price to match. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.5 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 4.0 💪Performance 4.5 💵Bang for the Buck 3.5 When I began a cautious experiment in vaporizing cannabis concentrates two years ago, the Puffco Peak was my first port of call. This $380 device, which looked like a tiny bong you can hold in the palm of your hand, had just launched, and was winning praise for its futuristic design. Concentrates offer more of those crucial cannabis terpenes than basic alternatives like o
Save $50 on an all-in-one device for making weed edibles

Save $50 on an all-in-one device for making weed edibles

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TL;DR: Prepare edibles with ease with the Ardent Flex All-In-One Portable Kitchen for $300, a $50 savings as of Oct. 5.  Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is not in any way intended to provide medical advice, nor should it be used as the basis of a medical diagnosis or treatment. Results from the use of Marijuana/CBD may vary depending on the individual. The products featured here may only be legal in certain states; check your local laws before making any purchasing decisions. Infusing cannabis into foods is not exactly a walk in the park. It can be messy, is often time-consuming, and is extremely easy to screw up. The Ardent FX, which is a decarboxylator, streamlines the edible baking process, making it a much more pleasant experience. Read more...More about Weed, Mas
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 Smell of SNL': An oral history of the cannabis that changed comedy forever

'The Smell of SNL': An oral history of the cannabis that changed comedy forever

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Saturday Night Live has offered plenty of marijuana humor in its 45-year history. But few modern fans know that the show's groundbreaking original cast smoked pot in the offices regularly — in particular, an Afghani variety grown by a friend from Connecticut who goes by the name Captain Jack.   Now Jim Belushi — SNL veteran, Blues Brother, and younger brother to the late founding cast member John Belushi — has hired Jack to help grow his famous plant for his Belushi's Farm operation near Medford, Oregon. The result can be seen in Growing Belushi, a three-part documentary that just premiered Wednesday on the Discovery Channel.  Read more...More about Marijuana, Saturday Night Live, Entertainment, Drugs, and Movies Tv Shows Source: Marshable
This $500 gravity bong is a grown-up way to get wrecked

This $500 gravity bong is a grown-up way to get wrecked

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Stundenglass Gravity Hookah $499.95 View Product The Good Extremely cool • Well Built • Will get you blasted The Bad Expensive • Requires attention to use The Bottom Line The Stundenglass is a high-quality gravity-powered water pipe that will wow. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.5 😎 Cool Factor 5.0 📘Learning Curve 4.0 💪Performance 5.0 💵Bang for the Buck 3.0 The term "gravity bong" can be a bit of a dirty word in the cannabis world. No more with the Stündenglass Gravity Hookah. For those who didn't spend a hazy evening of their youth with their head in a 5-gallon bucket, a gravity bong, or "g-bong" uses water and air pressure to force smoke into your lungs. Taking a full bowl to the dome will likely cause the user to get absolutely ripped, hence its