The legalization of cannabis has sparked a brand new, booming industry. Startups in "legal states" are now becoming increasingly common, and among them are some seriously impressive innovators. The following companies currently rank among the best new cannabis startups to watch for this year—and we can't help but be impressed by their ingenuity.
With only 50 years of history, growing stabilised indoor cannabis strains is a fairly new innovation. But that half a century of hydroponic horticulture is brimming with a rich heritage of stories and ancestry. From Afghanistan to Colombia, Thailand to Russia, intent humans have bred some of the most astounding cannabis plants and we are now tooting the fruit of their victories. For that is all marijuana is, a fruit. The humble plant has fed the brains of our kith and kin for centuries but now we are entering a new potent world of weed.
This past election has been an emotional one for us all. Whether you think Trump’s victory is the beginning of a new era of greatness for the USA or the very end of civilization as we know it, there is some objectively good news coming out of this election. In addition to choosing the next president, voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine also decided to finally legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults. Arizona also voted on this matter but decided against legalization by a small margin.
Smoking weed in public isn't a good idea—in fact, there's a reason it's a bit of a teenage bragging right. In the wrong part of the country, public marijuana use can easily get you jail time, job expulsion, and worse. Generally speaking, it's a bad risk to take and you shouldn't do it.
When going down the list of the funniest stupid stoner fails, you find a few reoccurring patterns. People usually expose themselves to the law by being idiots or doing something incredibly immoral. They paint weed-hued targets on their heads just by ignoring things like common sense.
The idea that there would be guides on how to smoke weed at work would have been laughable 10, 15, or 20 years ago. Weed was still very taboo, and even possessing it while on the job would almost always mean a call to the local police department, handcuffs, and a termination notice.
If there's one thing that cannabis culture loves to do, it's enjoy the impressive feat of pulling off a cool smoking trick. Puffing in style is a cool party trick that grabs attention, and also just makes you seem a little bit more interesting than the next guy.
Although the best way to consume legal marijuana is through vapor or edibles (think of your lungs!), we’ve all been in a situation where we had some really dank weed and nothing to smoke it with. These are all classic options, but if you’re new to the world of cannabis, you just might learn a thing or two. Some of my personal favorites are the classic sweet smoke of an apple pipe and the much more impressive (and time-consuming) ice bong, which looks cool and effectively cools the smoke before it hits your lungs. When you find yourself without your favorite smoking device, turn to these creative ways to smoke with household items.
In an ideal world, drug dealers wouldn't lace marijuana at all. It's an herb that is supposed to be natural and enjoyed pure, after all. Lacing it can make a regular toke turn into a deadly or permanently damaging experience.
Cannabis has a slew of medical uses, and perhaps one of the most well-known is its ability to calm anxiety. The key anxiety-quelling ingredient in cannabis that helps keep us mellowed out is CBD, or cannabidiol.
One of the best things about the legalization push is that people are beginning to really, truly embrace the benefits that marijuana can offer them. We've grown to agree that it's safer than cigarettes, a healthy way to cope with pain, and also can have a huge slew of benefits for people who have health problems. Weed, for the most part, is a good plant with great medical benefits.