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19
Nov

3 Reasons Why Hollywood Stopped Making Stoner Comedies

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Given the talented crop of actors in Hollywood who would excel in stoner comedy roles, fans should continue to hold out hope that major movie studios will eventually reinvest resources back into this genre.

Over the course of the past several years, the lack of cult classic stoner comedies like Superbad and The Hangover have become rarities. The lack of these types of comedies is surprising, and disappointing for many moviegoers especially considering the fact that 10 years ago this genre was a force.The Hangover II grossed $581 million in global ticket sales, on just an $80 million dollar budget. Unfortunately, the writing has been on the wall for stoner comedies for a while now. Here are just a few reasons why Hollywood left stoner comedies by the wayside.

Thu
18
Nov

Global Hemp Milk Market Is Expected To Grow With The Increase In Demand For Vegan Milk Products

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Hemp milk is prepared by the combination of hemp plant seeds (Cannabis sativa) and water. Hemp milk and other similar foods prepared from hemp seeds does not create same effects like marijuana and only contain slight concentrations of the psychotropic compound tetrahydrocannabinol. Hence its demand as an alternative for cow’s milk in coffee, smoothies, and cereal is increasing. Hemp milk is made from just seeds and water, however, commercial products contain salt, sweeteners, and thickeners as well.

Thu
18
Nov

3 Tricks To Get Edibles To Kick-In Faster

marijuana edibles

It can take a while to feel the effects of edibles, but there are a few tricks that can help you get your desired results faster.

Thu
18
Nov

These hemp skincare products demolish acne, and you can pick them up for 40% less this Black Friday

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Skincare brand Hey Bud has launched a huge early Black Friday sale, and it’s been touted as a fantastic solution to acne-prone skin.

Shoppers can bag discounts on its popular products throughout November, with up to 40 percent off. The Australian-based hemp skincare brand uses the “infamous oils derived from the cannabis plant” because it improves various skin conditions. The cult-favourite, natural source helps reduce acne, relieve dermatitis and psoriasis symptoms thanks to its hydration properties. It features in all their products including their recent launches, the Daily Hemp Gel Cleanser and Hyaluronic Acid + Hemp Serum, which sold out within five days. But customers will be pleased to know that they’re back and included in the Black Friday sale.

Thu
18
Nov

Skunk marijuana has chemical compounds similar to garlic, which explains the similar odor

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Cannabis may also share the medical properties of garlic.

Some cannabis strains have a distinctly tangy flavor that somewhat resembles garlic– and now scientists have found out why. After performing a comprehensive gas chromatography analysis of cannabis flowers, a team of scientists found that the “skunk-like” scent of certain strains can be narrowed down to specific volatile sulfur compounds. These chemicals are very similar to those found in garlic (allium sativum), which “suggests an opportunity to also investigate their potential health benefits,” the authors wrote in their study.

Thu
18
Nov

Three ways to sneak cannabis into your holiday season celebrations

Christmas tree on table

The holidays, and the family gatherings and obligations that come with them, are just around the corner. They can present some challenges for those who prefer to imbibe with cannabis rather than seasonal brews or egg nog. What if some in your family still hold on to the stigma surrounding cannabis? Fear not, because there are a few easy ways to be discreet.

VAPE PENS

If smoking is your preferred method of consuming cannabis, a trusty vape pen needs to be part of your arsenal. It's not technically smoking — you're vaporizing cannabis rather than burning it — but it's close enough. Because the cannabis is being absorbed through the lungs, the onset and effects of the high are very similar to smoking.

Thu
18
Nov

Will Cannabis Drinks Alter the Market for Beer, Wine and Spirits?

wine bottles

Less than 40 years after anti-drug campaigns enlisted everyone from Zack Morris to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to scare kids away from marijuana, cannabis products are legally available in 19 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam. And, in places where recreational cannabis is legal, THC-infused beverages like Wunder, Cann, Keef, Kalo and Hi5 line retail shelves, often alongside beer, wine and other drinks.

Should alcoholic beverage producers worry about competition from weed-infused beverages? Or will weed’s market share be restricted by inherited stigmas?

Thu
18
Nov

Proposed cannabis business sparks opposition

opening store sign

Local religious leaders and community members gathered Nov. 9 to object to the proposed construction of a cannabis warehouse and courier service that would be built in Grove Hall.

The storefront, located at 415-417 Blue Hill Ave., used to house Nu Life Natural Herbs, a health and wellness store, and Nova Sheen, a dry-cleaning business. Both businesses were owned by Minister Don Muhammad, a local religious leader whom opponents of the cannabis warehouse called a pillar of the community.

Wed
17
Nov

What To Know About Using Cannabis For Sleep During These Sleepless Times

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Some say marijuana has the ability to return those with anxiety or altered sleep habits back to a normal rhythm.

The last two years have tested the mental strength of millions. Sleep in particular has been a struggle for many as anxiety skyrocketed and routines broke and shattered during the pandemic. The term “coronasomia” was even coined by doctors, while pharmaceutical sleep prescriptions increased 20%.While some people opted for pharmaceutical relief, many suffered through their restless legs and anxiety. Still others opted for another kind of sleep remedy — cannabis.

 

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