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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...
How to find the best temperature for your high-tech weed vape

How to find the best temperature for your high-tech weed vape

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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. Cannabis users have always been fine-tuning their experience. Rolling a joint tighter or grinding bud finer will result in a different high, so it's no surprise that users want that option when it comes to vaping. So what's the best temperature to vape at? That depends on what you want out of your high. Thanks to the rise of sate-level legalization in the U.S., vaping cannabis went from being a somewhat clunky and niche experience to a convenient and discreet norm. Whether you're vaping oil or flower, the high tech gadgets being produced today allow users to cura...
Technology has changed the way we get high, forever

Technology has changed the way we get high, forever

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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. If you want to imagine the future of marijuana in the 2020s, picture a 3-D printer.  Maybe it's in a kiosk at your local legal recreational dispensary; maybe, if you're a particular fan of greenery, it's in your home. Either way, it's pre-loaded with concentrated liquid forms of all  cannabinoids, the different kinds of molecules that make up marijuana.  The machine has CBD for healing, CBN for sleepiness, THC for the giddy, giggly high; plus a ton of essential oils called terpenes, which generally provide every other subtle effect you've ever noticed with weed.
Here's where things stand with marijuana after the midterms

Here's where things stand with marijuana after the midterms

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Cannabis is now legal in Michigan. It is the first state in the midwest to allow for the recreational use of marijuanaOther states that saw changes to cannabis laws include Utah and Missouri, both of which legalized medical use. North Dakota voters rejected legalizing it recreationally, however.   Read more...More about Mashable Video, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana, Midterms, and Midterm Elections 2018 Source: Marshable
What you need to know about the state of weed laws after the midterms

What you need to know about the state of weed laws after the midterms

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With every election, the United States gets a step closer to a nation of legal recreational weed.  After all, our upstairs neighbors in Canada championed nationwide marijuana reform by passing a legalization bill in June. In the 2018 midterm elections, four states voted on various stages of legalization, whether medical or recreational. Here's a rundown of the results.  Michigan votes for recreational weed Voters in Michigan voted for Proposal 1, which legalizes recreational marijuana and regulates it like alcohol. Following in Colorado's footsteps, the proposal will allow adults 21 and over to purchase and possess weed, and will tax cannabis products.  Read more...More about Watercooler, Politics, Marijuana, Culture, and Culture Source: Marshable
Enterprising Girl Guide sells cookies to Canadians waiting in line at cannabis store

Enterprising Girl Guide sells cookies to Canadians waiting in line at cannabis store

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Canada's recent marijuana legalization is set to bring a wave of economic benefits. While the country's government is set to benefit from taxes, and the cannabis industry is sure to grow, the policy has already done wonders for a Girl Guide in Edmonton. SEE ALSO: A cheerleader attempted to swap pot brownies for homecoming votes Elina Childs, 9, sold C$120 worth of sandwich cookies and mint thins to a line of people waiting to buy legal marijuana at Nova Cannabis on Wednesday, as reported by CBC.  It took her less than 45 minutes to sell all 30 boxes, compared to how slow it was selling cookies to people in her neighborhood. Read more...More about Canada, Marijuana, Cannabis, Culture, and Drugs Source: Marshable
Stop tattling on people smoking weed, Toronto police warn in cheeky tweets

Stop tattling on people smoking weed, Toronto police warn in cheeky tweets

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Marijuana became legal in Canada on Wednesday, and authorities are still trying to get used to it. Toronto's police have been pretty blunt about the matter, telling people to stop tattling on their neighbours for smoking weed or possessing pot plants. SEE ALSO: Pass the poutine: Weed is now legal in Canada and everyone's celebrating The directive came in a series of funny tweets, comparing the reporting of smoking or possession to trivial matters, like calling 911 to ask for directions or what one should do with frozen meat in the case of a power outage. "Do not call police for this," the tweets read. Read more...More about Police, Canada, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, and Culture Source: Marshable
Pass the poutine: Weed is now legal in Canada and everyone's celebrating

Pass the poutine: Weed is now legal in Canada and everyone's celebrating

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At the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, October 17, 2018, the great people of Canada turned over a new leaf, becoming just the second country to legalize marijuana (Uruguay being the first).  In legalizing weed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made good on a campaign promise and the move is expected to result in the injection of billions of dollars into Canada's economy, including from U.S. cannabis tourists.  Canadian job seeker interest in the cannabis industry continues to surge. After a temporary spike following the June 20th legalization announcement, searches containing cannabis-related terms have climbed even further through the end of last weekpic.twitter.com/GTL6sPwbMc — Brendon Bernard (@BrendonBernard_) October 17, 2018 Read more... More about Canada, Marijuana, Legalization, Cul
A cheerleader attempted to swap pot brownies for homecoming votes

A cheerleader attempted to swap pot brownies for homecoming votes

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In an unprecedented and honestly impressive move, a cheerleader in Hartford, Michigan, last week attempted to trade pot brownies for homecoming queen votes. Unfortunately, the plan to win over high schoolers with these drug-laced treats was foiled when the police received an anonymous tip "that students were consuming marijuana-laced brownies," according to BuzzFeed News. Now the police are investigating the incident. SEE ALSO: 'Weedcraft Inc' is a fun look inside the legally gray marijuana industry In a letter distributed by Hartford Public Schools, parents were made aware of the incident and the ongoing police investigation. Read more...More about Marijuana, Cannabis, Brownies, Cheerleader, and Culture Source: Marshable
'Weedcraft Inc' is a fun look inside the legally gray marijuana industry

'Weedcraft Inc' is a fun look inside the legally gray marijuana industry

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The state of marijuana in the United States is... complicated. In some states it's legal, in some states you need a medical prescription for it, in some states it's completely illegal. But people are still growing it and selling it all over the place, and Devolver Digital's upcoming game Weedcraft Inc explores that shifting industry by putting players in the shoes of the people trying to make a living in the world of cannabis. I had a chance to play an early build of Weedcraft Inc and speak with writer Scott Alexander about tackling the topic of weed in the form of a story-driven tycoon game, and it all looked very promising. Read more...More about Weed, Weedcraft Inc, Entertainment, and Gaming Source: Marshable