The most popular topic since prohibition.
Ganja, Reefer, the Devil’s Lettuce, Weed. Call it what you will, but everyone knows it as one thing: Marijuana. For centuries it’s been used to treat medical ailments. One part of the marijuana plant known as cannabidiol (CBD) is used in many supplements to treat things such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and in some cases, alcoholism and opioid dependency. Supplements include gummy vitamins, vape juice, and pills.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city, and whether you're coming to tour, chill, or party hard, this is the place to be. But what makes Amsterdam so special is the weed. On almost every street getting closer to the center of the city, there is a coffee shop where you can purchase and smoke your weed, and it's perfectly normal! But there are a few things you should know before heading out to Amsterdam and getting stoned.
Anyone who has been a pothead for a couple of years knows at least one person who ended up being cuffed for dealing cannabis. Sometimes, the penalties they pay are small. Other times, you could end up hearing about a close friend who just got raided by the FBI for housing a pound of weed.
Medical cannabis is known to have contributed greatly to the growth and development of "cannaindustry." Most recent studies show that the cannabis business has the capability of creating more jobs compared to the manufacturing industry come 2020.
Since a number of States in the US and the countries world over have started to embrace cannabis for its recreational and medical benefits, its usage is on the rise. THC and CBD are some of the most active ingredients of marijuana plants. The legalization of marijuana has brought about a significant rise in its sale across the world.
This story is in some ways a very sad but ultimately a beautiful one and I hope you will soon understand why. With the legalization of marijuana on its way, there are many great things happening. And I very much believe in the fluidity of mankind; however, the black market that the Triangle once ran on is now in danger and many of us existing in this bubble believe it is the last tie to the old world. Every last one of the guerilla growers, old timers, and hippies that moved out to those hills did it to “throw away their papers and build them a home.” We sought out this world to live like real humans again and we did it with exhilaration. Running from the feds is a sure shot way to get your heart pumping but living in the thick of the woods with mountain lions and wild boar is an even better way to feel alive.
With marijuana laws changing all over the country, and use becoming much more common (and tolerated), it's not surprising that people may be branching out and trying different things. And while pipes, joints, blunts, edibles, and bongs are all great, there's another increasingly popular method that is making its rounds, concentrates.
The fascinating world of cannabis is coming out from the underground. It's taken a while for us to get from Reefer Madness to legalization initiatives that are currently taking place in parts of America. This is a significant change, and it's one that will affect every taxpayer in the United States.
OK, yay! Go Canada, we are finally legal. I mean people abroad thought it already was, so for some it comes as no surprise. Playing over in Europe, many look at me skeptically and ask:
As the cannabis community grows, with nearly 11 million posts on Instagram, it's hard to deny that we are not only surviving, but thriving.
Stoner stereotypes aren't generally the most flattering. At best, stoners are very often portrayed, especially in media, as nothing more than comical bums, people who do nothing with their lives but smoke weed. While those characters are often beloved, they also give real legalized marijuana users a bad name, and it's just not a fair characterization of weed enthusiasts. There are just as many reasons why being a stoner isn't a bad thing at all—in fact, it can just as well be a good thing.
Most parents do not want to hear that their kids are using drugs, even if it's something as harmless as cannabis. In most cases, being a future drug user could be construed as a sign that your kid may end up an opioid statistic or that they could be arresting for selling or using drugs.