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Evolution of Cannabis Culture
Cannabis is the most publicized vegetable in history. From Madison Avenue ad agencies to the swift and deft legalization movement, marijuana is on everyone’s mind in one way or another. It also grows in virtually every country and climate. It literally grows on the streets of North Korea. The plants are quite graceful to see as well, sinuously waving on their flexible stalks with long serrated leaves, much like bamboo. Perhaps such a sight inspired the underground interpretation of Bob Dylan's phrase "The answer, my friends, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind".
How To Decarboxylate for Edibles
In order to create any of the Baked: Cooking with Mary Jean recipes, one crucial step is necessary: Decarboxylation. Now, say that five times fast!
Growing Sweet Sensimilla Bud
Up in the misty canyons of the Sierra Nevada, the word is sinsemilla. The pot that’s hand-tended and carefully watched through the growing season is the finest domestic smoke you can find, if you can find it. Strewn all over California are small homesteads growing this weed without seeds, stems or smuggling problems. The quality of this pot is unmistakably due to the careful tending of the grower. During the growing season the farmers are prepared for the worst, especially rip-offs, and many weeks are spent sleeping in the field of highs with a weapon and a paranoid outlook.
Marijuana Margarita Recipe
Tequila and Cannabis: quite possibly the greatest marriage of ingredients since the discovery of peanut butter and bananas. Blended fluidly within the guise of a cocktail, the Medical Marijuana Margarita can cure any dark spell (or salty one) with its zesty flavor, inherently cool composition, and verte-infused high-ness. Since its first concoction in Mexico in the early 20th century, the margarita has challenged drinkers with a one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! style of living, mixed with the ever-looming question, “Salt? Or no salt?”
Weed Instagram Accounts to Follow
If it's not posted on Instagram, did it really happen? In other words, if one weed Instagram account didn't post his epic hammerhead shark blunt, did it ever exist? Cannabis culture has exploded over the past few years, and the impact has not missed the Instagram community. Looking for pictures of some beautiful bud? We got it. Appreciate the art of glassblowing? We have something for you too. Located all over the world, the people behind these Instagrams come from all walks of life. One thing they do share though, is a passion for weed, in all shapes and forms. So sit back, relax, roll one up, and scroll through the dopest weed instagrams.
Creating the Cannaburger
Oh Cannaburger my Cannaburger—wherefore art thou Cannaburger? You’re a Cannaburger because you’re a cannabis burger, of course! The Cannaburger can ignite any BBQ into a spectacular show of green fireworks and a delectable taste for the munchies. Since the burger has become a staple favorite at BBQs, family functions, and bars, why not introduce the Cannaburger as a staple into our lives as well?
Marijuana Banking Business
Banks just say no, while the rest of us say yes. The federal government oversees the banking industry, and the Feds don’t smoke weed (in public, at least). It is apparently safer to let state legal businesses like dispensaries walk around with bags of cash than letting them deposit it in there local Citibank. Yet another hypocritical moral dilemma in the good ol' USA. Unfortunately m it follows the same backwards ideals that you can join the military at 18, put your life at risk, but not being allowed to buy a drink until 21. Same goes for federal laws that restrict the sale of Adult magazines on military bases, but are readily available in the local mall at the Barnes & Noble bookstore. Hypocrisy in our laws is not a new concept, but that doesn't make it any less detrimental.
Mary Zilba and Fiona Forbes Interview
They're beautiful. They're smart. And they're committed to keeping you highly entertained. Mary Zilba and Fiona Forbes are a new breed of cannabis creatives, and their company, LadyPants Productions, is quickly becoming one the most sought after production teams in Canada. Mary Zilba is a multi-faceted producer, writer, and on-air talent who's most recent work is seen in one of Bravo's most successful franchises, Real Housewives, while Fiona Forbes is an award-winning TV host and producer with nearly 20 years of experience. She is the sassy host of her own self titled talk show. Together, these two entrepreneurial women are breaking new ground with their progressive company LadyPants Productions. Not only do they push the envelope with their marijuana-centric content, but they also represent the new breed of strong, independent women continuously breaking down barriers in a typically male dominated industry.
Health Tips for Weed Smokers
Smoke weed, take vitamins, and repeat. Do you ever feel run down and not know why? Do you find that you are more susceptible to colds? Do your gums get irritated? Maybe it's because you smoke too much pot. Smoking too much pot can have an effect on your physical as well as your mental state. And since we all want to stay in the best physical state possible while enjoying the lifes tyle, there are some things about smoking weed and health that we should know about. What you don’t know can hurt you.
I Was a 1970s Pot Guinea Pig
The ad, or ones very similar, had appeared in Boston’s Real Paper and Phoenix for almost four years. Intrigued, needing money, hating work, in between college and the future, and with the encouragement of some friends tired of my freeloading, I made an appointment at McClean Hospital in the suburb of Belmont. I answered the ad.
Top Movies to Watch Stoned
What to watch when you’re stoned is as complicated as which strain of marijuana best suits your personality, or what your favorite color is. It’s a personal thing. Depends on the type of day you’re having, who you’re hanging out with, you get it. Then there is the more pressing questions. Did you put a towel by the door? Is the ionizer on? Is it a movie that you can snack through out, or will there be a break in the action to order some take-out. Are you on a couch, sitting on the floor, or like me, in your classic lazy boy chair? Every detail can matter. Most importantly, what are you smoking? Because I cannot in good conscience let you view most of the movies on the list without at least having some CBD by your side.
Top Stoner TV Shows
TV and weed are a marriage made in heaven. Entertaining without being too demanding and available literally everywhere, television is the easiest way to kill a few hazy hours. It's only natural that stoners should want to see themselves reflected in their favorite medium. As legalization slowly but surely creeps across the US, we're sure to see weed represented in pop culture in new and unexpected places, but stoner characters have always been at home on the small screen. Whether you're planning a 4/20 Netflix marathon or just bored and couch-locked with a vape pen, here's a roundup of the greatest stoner TV shows of all time.