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The Origins of 420, 710, and Other Weed Holidays
If you smoke weed, or even if you don’t, you’ve probably heard of the number 420 since it’s become synonymous with marijuana culture. When people think of weed holidays, the first one that immediately comes to mind is most likely the celebration that takes place on April 20th. But there are actually tons of cannabis holidays that take place throughout the year!
Grapefruit Sour Dream Strain Review
I have sacred rules I abide by when consuming the ganja. Some of them being I'm not too fond of bongs. I usually even avoid pipes. I trust my nose more than my eyes, and the most important rule of them all that I never break is:
CBD Tincture Vs CBD Oil
CBD Oils and CBD Tinctures are frequently confused, but they are not the same thing. Although these products are comparable and have many benefits, their compositions and manufacturing techniques differ. CBD oils are often extracted using a procedure known as supercritical CO2, which preserves the plant's purity, sustainability, and bioavailability.
5 Tobacco-Free Alternative Wraps for the Cannabis Connoisseur
It's no secret that smokers have the ability to tap into innovative levels of creativity. We typically see this power put to use whenever the lonely stoner realizes they're out of wraps (or rillos, gars, blunts, etc. depending on where you're from). We've seen everything from burrowing holes into fruit, to taking bong rips out of a water bottle jug - that's a gravity bong for those of you that are new to the game. The majority of the toker population might be a little too high to do all of the extra work, so typically, you'll see them pack a bowl, roll up a joint (in a paper), or pearl a blunt in a fruit-flavored tobacco wrap. Today, these cigar alternatives are bit more of a necessity as the government has ramped up it's fight against tobacco. In 2020 the US House of Representatives passed the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act, which would prohibit the production and distribution of flavored tobacco products. While many states haven't yet adopted similar legislation and still allow flavored tobacco products, the world's current pandemic state has caused quite a few issues with shipments. This has also affected the tobacco industry, causing the availability of flavored cigars to become very limited and sporadic.
5 Types of Stoners - the Documentary
National Geographic loves shoving the same shark and cat documentaries down the audience’s throats, which is perfectly reasonable when considering that we haven’t gotten a new animal from God ever since the great flood.
Tyler collapses onto his couch and gets comfortable after a long day at work. He reaches into his pocket and grabs his phone as a message appears on the screen. The message reads “be there in an hour -Trees.” Tyler reads the message and ignores it, opening up a new message to send to his friend Jay typing “gonna shower and jump on.” Tyler hops in the shower to wash away the long work week when Jay responds with a message that says “start your update now. Trust me.”
A Pipe Called Peace
Sweet clouds billow from my lips and for the first time in over a decade, I don’t judge myself for their creation. I inhale support, exhale that feeling like the whole world is sitting on my chest. My nervous system softens into equilibrium and I hear myself say the words “thank god” out loud. A beloved plant, an old friend invites me to breathe, laugh, surrender.
Baker's Dozen: Cannabis Strains I Loved in 2021
I've written about some heavy things this year. About family drama and past trauma. But I have also enjoyed creating a few "Baker's Dozen" lists lately that have been a dose of fun to combat those heavier, serious themes! From songs off my Spotify Wrapped list, to podcasts, to YouTube channels, I've been enjoying spending my time on some more carefree posts for the end of the year! Naturally, I wanted to create one for cannabis strains I've enjoyed in 2021!
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Baked: Cooking with Mary Jean
A cooking show with one special ingredient: cannabis. Starring Mary Jean Dunsdon.
Marijuana Minute is a smart, irreverent new web series covering everything you need to know about the fastest growing industry in America. Hosted by Michael Eckford. Presented by Willie's Reserve.
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Everything You Need To Know About Vaping
Smoking has been associated with cigarettes for a very long time. However, there are more innovative products available now like vaping. People have begun to buy different kinds of vapes, disposable vapes, sticks, flavored vapes, and more. One of the best reasons to switch toward vaping and quitting cigarettes is that vaping doesn't contain a high quantity of nicotine and harmful ingredients.
The Top Cannabis Vape Cartridges of 2022
The number of marijuana smokers has been rising for the last decade. As more and more states legalize the use of cannabis, use for medicinal purposes has increased. With so many people smoking cannabis, there was bound to be an innovation in meeting out its effects to those who want it most without smoking it.
Frankincense & Lavender
“Living bees out of ya, huh” Cedric waved at Luke who bowed his head as he sauntered offa Cedric’s patio to finally head home.
CBN Tincture Vs CBD Tincture
In today's dynamically progressive period, two substances should spring to mind when thinking about cannabis: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which makes people "high," and cannabidiol (CBD), which makes people feel chilled and relaxed without any psychoactive effects. Even though THC and CBD are well-known chemicals, many people are curious about CBN.
Cannabis: Wild One-Night Stand or Beautiful Love Story?
I’m a laid-back kind of person. I almost never feel anxious. It only happened a few times, right before I went on stage or before my driver’s license test. But it was nothing more than a thrill that seemed natural in the given circumstances. There was never a situation when I felt the need to tame my nerves with something soothing.
How to Get a Good Night's Rest with CBD
If you find yourself lying wide awake without being able to sleep, there are quite a few techniques that can be immensely helpful. Keep reading to find out why that is and learn a few useful tips for how to stay asleep all night.
A Novice's Guide to CBD
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring compound in the cannabis sativa plant. It is derived from the hemp plant but— unlike THC—CBD does not make you high.
Colorado medical weed card well worth money, effort
For my first few years in Colorado, people told me it’s not worth getting a medical marijuana card here. They reasoned weed is widely available recreationally and relatively cheap. Why spend $100 or more and up to an hour of your time to get a medical card?
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