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Oct

Cannabis Products Up the 'Wow' Factor for the Holidays

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A $10,000 stash box and a joint wrapped in 24K gold are two of the items that will be on high-end cannabis shoppers' gift lists this holiday season, according to mg Magazine, a trade journal that tracks trends in the cannabis industry.

Thu
30
Sep

Puff, puff, don’t pass: How to smoke weed socially — and safely — in the COVID-19 era

Sitting by the pool at a boutique hotel in Palm Springs on a one-night, mid-August getaway, I struck up a conversation with a guy named Gary. I didn’t know anything about my fellow sun-worshipper except where he was from (Huntington Beach), that he’d grown up in the 1970s (he had seen Jimi Hendrix and the Doors perform live) and that he was down to chat about cannabis. I, just a few days out from touring cannabis label Ball Family Farms’ Los Angeles grow (for a profile of its founder and chief executive, Chris Ball), was more than willing to oblige.

Thu
30
Sep

These three high-potency cannabis strains range from 25 to 33 percent THC

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Potency has increasingly become the name of the game in the world of cannabis as THC concentrations are reaching ever greater heights. If you're looking to find the strongest cannabis around, we're here to help. Just remember, these strains do not mess around. Exercising caution when consuming them would be wise even for experienced users with high tolerances.

Thu
30
Sep

Jim Belushi on His Spiritual Journey in Cannabis and Season 2 of 'Growing Belushi'

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Jim Belushi is the founder of Belushi's Farm, a sprawling and spiritual 93 acres along Oregon's Rogue River that's home to a range of offerings—from Chasing Magic (Jim's Secret Stash), to the Blues Brothers, to Captain Jack's Gulzar Afghanica, and now the Discovery series Growing Belushi, with the second season coming this fall.(Photo illustration by Ashley Epping)

Having lost his brother John to an overdose, Jim is a passionate proponent of the plant's beneficial properties across a spectrum of uses. From enhancing joy and quality of life, to mitigating trauma and managing pain, to a harm reduction approach and rebuttal of the opioid abuse epidemic, Jim advocates for patient rights and adult-use legalization while empowering craft farmers to thrive in economies of scale.

Thu
30
Sep

Johnson City plans to ban smoking of recreational marijuana in public parks

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Marijuana may have been legalized in New York state earlier this year, but Johnson City residents may soon be restricted in where it’s legal to light up. 

The village is looking to pass an amendment to local law that would add cannabis to the list of substances restricted from spaces like public parks and other village-owned property. Tobacco smoking and vaping are already banned from those public spaces. 

Wed
29
Sep

Football packed with cannabis and tennis ball stuffed with meth intercepted after thrown onto prison property

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Somebody was playing games when a football full of weed and a tennis ball packed with methamphetamine was thrown over the wall of a North Carolina prison, but the intended play fell short when the contraband was intercepted. (Photo by Mississippi Department of Corrections)

Guards at the Morrison Correctional Institution noticed the suspicious packages “out-of-bounds” between the inner and outer fences of the medium-security prison near Rockingham last week.

Checking things out, the guards found “concealed inside were tobacco, marijuana and crystal meth,” notes a tweet this week from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NCDPS).

Wed
29
Sep

5 Household Items Stoners Can’t Live Without

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What comes to mind when you think about the essential items stoners regularly rely on? Probably rolling papers or blunt wraps, or elaborate bongs and pipes.

While it’s not necessarily false to say that stoners depend on those items, there are more everyday household goods that ease the lives of stoners than you probably think. There are several common household items that even most stoners never thought could come in handy. Here are a few of them.

Tue
28
Sep

Duo's higher calling: Destigmatizing marijuana

New York State's cannabis market is on the way, but there are still a lot of questions about how it will work. As that debate plays out in Albany, a pair of Central New York entrepreneurs are on a mission to break down stereotypes surrounding the drug and ease residents into the idea of having "canna-business" in their neighborhoods.

They say that, while smoking marijuana has become legal in the state of New York, that’s only a fraction of the battle.

 

“Since March, we've been kind of sitting down and talking about some ideas and we wanted to do something new,” said Byron Cage.

Tue
28
Sep

Fed Up With Pot Smoking, Burger Spot Bans All Unsupervised Patrons Under 18

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The crew behind Garden Valley, California-based burger spot, Red Rooster Burgers & Brew, had enough with teens smoking pot in the bathroom, among other things, leading to a ban of all unsupervised customers under the age of 18. “It is with GREAT sadness that we have made the decision to not permit underage kiddos in the restaurant without a parent or legal guardian for the following reasons…” Red Rooster Burgers & Brew posted on September 24. Red Rooster Burgers & Brew sells burgers, fries, shakes and ice cream sundaes, as well as alcoholic drinks such as beer or wine.

Tue
28
Sep

Marijuana use did not climb following legalization in states: Study

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Recreational pot has become legal for more Americans, but despite that ease of access, marijuana use hasn't ignited, a study released Monday found.

An article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found there was no increase in cannabis use among the general population or among previous users after their states legalized marijuana.

 

Researchers surveyed about 830,000 Americans over age 12 on their reported cannabis use, both before and after recreational marijuana was passed in their state. The study looked at data between 2008 and 2017.

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