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Fri
26
Nov

5 Ways Cannabis Could Light Up Your Chanukah Celebrations This Year

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Happy Marijuanukah! (Yes, we just wrote that.)

Believe it or not, weed and Chanukah are a great fit together. Cannabis sales soar over the holiday season, and reports show an increasing number of Jewish cannabis enthusiasts are lighting up more than just menorahs during their celebrations.

Plus, cannabis is Kosher, and it seems the Jewish forefathers knew it. According to Smithsonian Magazine, archeologists discovered traces of burnt cannabis in an ancient Jewish shrine. They later deduced that it was used for ceremonial purposes in the ancient kingdom of Judah.

Whether you’re looking to honor this ancient
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 ceremony, or just want to add something different to this years’ festivities, we rounded up a few ways to keep your Chanukah celebrations “lit.”

Fri
26
Nov

A Thai chain's cannabis pizza is trendy, but it won't get you high

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One of Thailand's major fast food chains has been promoting its "Crazy Happy Pizza" this month, an under-the-radar product topped with a cannabis leaf. It's legal but won't get you high.

Veterans of the backpacker trail, familiar with the legendary pizza parlors of neighboring Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh that offer powerful marijuana as an optional condiment, might feel downright cheated.

"Of course, they cannot get high," Panusak Suensatboon, general manager of The Pizza Company, said in an interview this week. "It's just a marketing campaign. and you can taste the cannabis and then if you have enough, you maybe get a bit sleepy."

Fri
26
Nov

Weed Measurements FAQ: Everything You Need To Know

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If you’re unsure about a new blend or want to try a new strain, it’s better to opt for a gram or so. This way, you’ll consume the weed quickly, just giving it a try without paying too much for something you might not like.

Those new to buying and smoking marijuana may at first get confused about the weed sizes terminology. Some dispensaries sell marijuana in grams, while others have weed prices denominated for ounces. So, how to determine which amounts of weed you’ll get if you buy, for example, a quarter? What are the weight and dimensions of an eighter?

Fri
26
Nov

Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Eyed In Dozens Of Connecticut Overdoses; ‘Possibly The First Confirmed Case In The U.S.’

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Health officials in Connecticut are issuing a warning about fentanyl-laced marijuana which is being eyed in a rash of overdoses throughout the state.

Since July, 39 overdoses requiring the use of naloxone for revival have been reported. In each of the cases, the person involved said they had only smoked marijuana, but officials said they exhibited opioid symptoms.

Thu
25
Nov

Cannabis Documentary Lady Buds Explores Female Business Owners in New Release

A new cannabis film documentary entitled Lady Buds, releasing this weekend, explores the lives and challenges of female business owners.

The cannabis industry has heavily benefitted from niche documentaries, which present a professional way to educate viewers about the stigma of cannabis, its history on the War on Drugs or its effectiveness as a medicine. Films such as WEED (2013), featuring CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta, who opened up the conversation about medical cannabis to the nation. Weed the People (2018) explores the effectiveness of medical cannabis for children. Grass is Greener (2019) examines the history of music and its depiction of the War on Drugs.

Thu
25
Nov

‘Black Friday’ for weed: Check out Sacramento dispensaries, cannabis-infused recipes

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Green Wednesday, Black Friday’s cannabis counterpart, is expected to bring the U.S. $90 million in marijuana sales the day before Thanksgiving, a 78% spike from daily averages, according to a recent report. For the first time last year, Green Wednesday beat out Black Friday in cannabis sales, confirming its title as the second-highest sales day of the year after April 20 (420). And this year is no different as experts predict that U.S. cannabis shoppers will spend $251 million between Wednesday and Saturday, according to an Akerna flash report. Consumers reach for cannabis for several occasions and the holidays are no different. Almost half of the adult U.S. population has tried marijuana, up from 45% in 2017 and 2019. More than 50 years ago, it was only 4%.

Thu
25
Nov

10 Best Weed Documentaries To Stream Online

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Want some educational engagement over the holidays? Look no further than these weed documentaries that exhibit the bigger picture of the complicated relationship between the U.S. and cannabis.

Part of the process of becoming a conscious stoner is to be aware of how the 2010s were a decade of enormous victories for the free marijuana movement worldwide. This is especially true in the U.S., the biggest sponsor of the War on Drugs in the 20th century. To understand this victory, we must understand the social cost it took to get us where we are now, even though the fight isn’t over.

Thu
25
Nov

Cannabis King Mike Tyson accepts Malawi government’s invite to become country’s official cannabis ambassador

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Mike Tyson has accepted an invitation to become Malawi's official cannabis ambassador.

The former world heavyweight champion, 55, has been selling cannabis products since 2016 through his Tyson Holistic label.

But now he is set to become the face of the drug in Malawi after agreeing to the offer from Agriculture Minister Lobin Low.

Low said: "Malawi may not go it alone as the industry is complex [and requires] collaboration.

"I would therefore like to appoint you, Mr Mike Tyson, as Malawi's Cannabis Branch ambassador."

The deal is being facilitated by the United States Cannabis Association and the head of the Malawi branch, Wezi Ngalamila, confirmed to the BBC that Tyson had accepted the proposal.

Thu
25
Nov

Weed lounges are coming to a city near you

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Las Vegas hopes to become a pioneer in creating public consumption spaces.

Planet 13’s cannabis “superstore” on the Strip has 30,000 square feet of retail space alongside a cafe, a bar and a marijuana processing center, all behind a glass wall where customers can see the various contraptions used for making cannabis products.

But there’s one thing missing: a place to smoke weed.

Thu
25
Nov

Music Spotlight: Hemp & Denim

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Hemp Meadows and Denim Skye are lifelong musicians who have been married for 35 years. Denim sang in a church choir and school musicals in her hometown of Washington, DC. She got her first guitar when she was 13 and played in local bands. A division of Filmways Corporation recruited Denim to Los Angeles to form a psychedelic folk trio. After her foray, Denim gave up music for a while and became a graphic artist where she worked for the iconic magazine, Tiger Beat.

Hemp grew up in a Southern Baptist family where he started out singing gospel music and hymns. “Church provides you a great opportunity to sing,” he reminds.

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