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Here's what you need to know from Day 3 of CES 2019

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Twitter showed up at CES and had plenty of news to share. However, on this Day 3 of CES, one of the more interesting stories is just who didn’t show up.  Let’s take a look at everything important that went down Wednesday at CES. Twitter’s tells us what’s happening Twitter had more than a few announcements to make at CES. One update could very well change how people use the microblogging platform altogether.  Another one: status updates and presence indicators (so you could see when someone is online or typing) pic.twitter.com/640x1tLo8J — Karissa Bell (@karissabe) January 9, 2019 In the coming weeks, Twitter will start publicly testing new features such as statuses and presence indicators. These new features will allow users to set their availability so others know when they are on Twitt

Marijuana tech is being shunned at CES 2019

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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 not easy being green — especially at CES, the world's largest consumer electronics convention. Marijuana tech companies are grumbling about how difficult it is to participate in CES 2019 because organizers will not allow them to exhibit. "We’re not allowed on the showroom floor, and it’s apparently because [organizers] say they haven’t created a category for cannabis vaporizers yet," says Jeff Brown, vice president of public policy and communications at PAX Labs, an electronic vaporizer company.  Read more...More about Ces, Marijuana, Weed, High Tech High, a

Marijuana representation on screen: There's still a long way to go

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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 has long been celebrated in the world of music and song. In the world of movies and TV, meanwhile, the majority of cannabis-loving characters tend to slot in somewhere between bumbling idiots and dangerous outcasts.  This divide in media representation stretches all the way back to 1936. That was the year a hit jazz song called "If You're a Viper" provided a positive view of marijuana use that still checks out ("you know you're high when your throat is dry / everything is dandy"). But it was also the year of Reefer Madness, the infamous propaganda film

So your parents want to get high. Here are 8 YouTube videos that can help.

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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.  So your parents want to get stoned. First of all, and let's all say it together, hell yeah.  However, and this is the tricky part, it's been a while since they've smoked marijuana — if they ever smoked at all — and the weed landscape has changed radically over the last few decades. Thankfully, you, their loving child, are 100 percent here for them. It's time to answer the call and help your parents get appropriately ripped.   Read more...More about Marijuana, Weed, High Tech High, Watercooler, and Other Source: Marshable
Understanding the confusing world of CBD and THC ratios

Understanding the confusing world of CBD and THC ratios

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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.  There's a flurry of new numbers on marijuana product labels, and the ratios can feel like a confusing math problem. But there's a method to the madness — one based more on anecdotes than broadly recognized scientific research. A variety of vape oils, tinctures, salves, and edibles with numbers like 18:1, 4:1, and 1:1 — noting the amount of CBD to THC — have been showing up at dispensaries in recent years in both medical and recreational states. THC will make you high, while its sister compound CBD generally won't — and has therapeutic potential. Most marijuana s
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