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.
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.
Of all the nearly 7 billion people on the earth, no two individuals are precisely identical in every way. While no two people have the same personality, there are certainly a few broader personality types that can classify most people. As is well known, most people associate certain personality traits with cannabis use and general stonerdom. Consequently, some people (and we all know one) can naturally behave as if they are a Bob Marley level stoner without ever touching a bud. Perhaps you have been told that you are such a person. If so, here are some signs you're a natural pothead, without even trying.
Pot is a deeply maligned drug, and there's no denying that. The benefits of medical marijuana are well-catalogued and regularly cited by potheads and doctors alike. Despite the fact that there isn't evidence that people could die due to pot use, the powers that be still call it a menace.
I grew up in upstate New York in the 60s and 70s. I first saw marijuana when I was around 10-years-old. I found a bag of weed in one of my older brother's friend's car. It was a garbage bag full of pot. I didn't smoke any, but I knew what it was from the war on drugs propaganda that was being fed to us in school.
It is no secret that smoking bud doesn't always go smoothly. Even if you're riding an excellent high, the smallest of issues can shift your mood completely, or get you in some trouble. Luckily, stoners are often a resourceful group, allowing them to come up with innovative solutions that range from convoluted to simple. If you have experienced stoner problems, chances are another person has been through the same thing and found a way around it. Below are 10 relatively common stoner predicaments that can be solved in ways ranging from obvious to surprising.
Marijuana has countless medicinal applications (including juicing!) and has lead to plenty of good times. Nonetheless, marijuana is illegal for reasons that seemingly make no sense. Marijuana is not associated with overdoses like opioids are, people's behavior under the influence of marijuana is not as reckless as their behavior when under the influence of alcohol, and the criminal associations with marijuana is a direct consequence of it being framed as criminal. Unfortunately, like too many of the laws and social mores in America, the criminalization has more to do with maintaining existing power structures than with protecting the public's general interest.
One of the things that divides the weed noobs from the weed veterans is how you enjoy your cannabis. Newbies have that oddly teenage sense of pride in being able to say, "OMG, I'm so stoned!" and it translates into how they experience weed.