The first-ever medical cannabis dispensary in the state of Pennsylvania is now officially open and licensed to sell the medicine to patients that have the proper cards. Keystone Canna Remedies, located in Bethlehem, PA, recently held its grand opening.The dispensary’s grand opening was put together by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. A packed house of patients, medical professionals and area business leaders witnessed the ribbon cutting ceremony, indicating the obvious lucrative opportunities that legal medicinal cannabis can bring to the Keystone State.“Welcome to the 21st ..
How can I help with marijuana legalization in my state?The green tsunami is sweeping across more and more of the United States—and the globe. California, the largest recreational market in the world, opened earlier this month. This week, Vermont became the first state to pass a legalization bill through the legislature, rather than at the polls. And support for marijuana legalization is at a record high among both parties. But there’s still a lot of work to do with millions of Americans unable to access legal marijuana—or even legal CBD—for medical conditions in their state. If you’re a r..
Coachella—California’s legendary multi-weekend music festival known as much for its stages as its fashion-forward ravers—only recently announced their line up. Stacked from end to end, 2018’s festival features Beyonce, Eminem, Cardi B, St. Vincent, Brockhampton, King Krule and Angel Olsen. But one thing it won’t feature is weed.Despite the recent opening of California’s recreational cannabis market, Coachella’s policy will remain against it. Officially, the festival has never allowed “marijuana and marijuana products” inside the festival gates, though that’s hardly stopped anyone before. ..
In legal states like Colorado and California, weed dispensaries are evolving from sketchy hole-in-the-wall shops to welcoming, beautiful, open spaces. Instead of feeling like you’re buying bud on the wrong side of town, shopping for marijuana now feels as if you’re purchasing a brand new iPhone. Or, like you’re stepping into a high-end boutique, only it’s for ganja not Gucci. Pot shops decorated with tacky marijuana posters that look like something straight out of Spencer’s are, indeed, history and these 10 dispensaries with the best interior design prove it. 1. T..
While it surely isn’t advertised in high school history books, people have obsessed over marijuana for hundreds, even thousands of years. It’s not hard to see why: marijuana plants can be used for anything from making paper and fabrics to treating illnesses or simply letting loose.Studies have also found that intelligent people are more inclined to use marijuana, so it shouldn’t be entirely surprising that many prominent historical figures enjoyed the use of the plant. This becomes clear once a person starts digging around in the actual history books. In the last century, as governme..
O’ Christmas tree, that looks like weedIt’d be cool if it had real budsO’ Christmas tree, you don’t come with seedsBut you look great in my apartmentSeven leaves and O’ so greenWill it fit in my rolling machine?O’ cannabis, for the rest of usWe want to smoke it all day long.It’s the magical time of year again when we decorate everything we own with colorful, flashing lights in hopes that the big man in the red suit will spot us from the sky on Christmas eve and leave us tons of goodies and worthless gadgets to disconnect us even further from the real world in the new year.Ah, but if ..
In 1999, Miguel Valdes was arrested in Florida for beating, stabbing and slitting the throat of Rolando Pastor, with the help of his friend David Gomez Millan. Valdes and Millan were members of the well-known gang, the Latin Kings. They had carved the gang’s symbol—a crown—into Pastor’s forehead. Valdes was 15 at the time.After making a plea deal, Valdes was sentenced to 12 years behind bars, a year of house arrest and nine years of probation. In 2010, at the age of 27, Valdes was released from prison and put on probation. Now, Valdes is once more making headlines after a Miami judge decided t..
Despite the expansion of medical cannabis programs in the United States, there are many myths regarding medical cannabis. 29 US states currently have medical cannabis programs. If you’re lucky enough to live in one of these states, don’t let any of these medical cannabis myths stop you from taking advantage of the plant.1. Myth Busted: Medical cannabis hasn’t been studiedPhoto creditThis is entirely untrue. In fact, Israel has supported medical cannabis research since the 1960’s.In the 1990’s, the country approved the use of medical cannabis for those suffering from pain-related illnesses. Dec..
A Canada-based medical cannabis company has a hit on its hands. Coast to Coast Medicinals’ novelty Advent calendar — including actual marijuana products — is creating a media sensation.Coast to Coast started unlicensed operation earlier this year, reports Science Alert. But the business started getting some viral attention after launching preorders for their cannabis calendar. The company is taking advantage of a legal gray area during Canada’s transition from medical-only cannabis to a full legalization.“We just wanted something fun and different for adults,” Coast to Coa..
Ring in the Holiday Season with Cannabis Holiday Decorations Yep, that’s right, we said cannabis holiday decorations. The leafy green is becoming so mainstream that it’s now possible to find these in stores and online. Check out this list, and then get to shopping, because you are going to have one very green Christmas. Pewter Pot Leaf OrnamentThis is not an adornment for your grandmother’s Christmas tree! Amazon has a nice pewter ornament for sale for a mere $8.95. This will look great on your tree, and it’s just subtle enough to hide between the angles and the sleighs.  ..
The war on drugs in the United States was officially declared in 1971, suddenly labeling cannabis users everywhere as deviants. Despite the cannabis cultural war, various groups on the outskirts continued to turn to cannabis for a variety of reasons. More specifically, the creative writing community became synonymous with cannabis use. In 2017, decades after the drug war began, do writers continue to use cannabis heavily? There are a number of famous writers who have lived up to the stereotype of “cannabis using artists.” These writers were successful journalists and creative writers..
Some people like to call marijuana users “burnouts.” But it’s comforting to know just how many prominent historical figures would fall into the same category. Marijuana has been alleviating stress and maximizing leisure time for centuries. Studies have also found that the highly intelligent people smoke more marijuana. So it should be no surprise to learn that many of the people in our high school history textbooks enjoyed cannabis, even when we were being taught not to.Here are six of the most influential marijuana enthusiasts who made history:1. William ShakespeareEnglish dramatist..
Hudson thinks weed must be normalized.
Smoking marijuana turns us all into temporary philosophers. And the best part is, there’s actually science behind those “high-thoughts” that keep you up at night.Usually, neurons in the brain become temporarily inactive after firing, almost as if they’re taking a quick break. But cannabinoids prevent this from happening in certain areas of the brain, amplifying your imagination and giving your thoughts a runaway-train effect. This is why smoking marijuana can make you temporarily obsessed with an idea, or lead your mind to go off on long, strange tangents.The late David Foster Wallac..