Month: August 2018

Poll Shows Almost 25% of Young Adults in America Consume Cannabis

A new Gallup poll has revealed that nearly one in four young adults in the United States is a cannabis user. The results of the telephone poll were released by the research company on Wednesday.

The poll found that 24 percent of adults age 18-29 years old said that they “regularly” or “occasionally” use or smoke marijuana. For all adult age groups overall, 13 percent of Americans said that they smoke pot, with 5 percent saying they used it regularly and 8 percent claiming occasional use.

Thirteen percent of those 30-49 years old said that they were cannabis users. The poll showed that 11 percent of adults 50-64 years old were weed smokers and for those 65 and older the figure was 6 percent.

By geographic region, more adults in the West, at 20 percent, admitted to using cannabis than any other area of the country. All other regions reported significantly lower and similar rates of cannabis use. In the East, 12 percent of adults said that they smoked weed. In the South, the figure was 11 percent, while 10 …

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BC could be seeing cannabis taxes and mark-ups of up to 40%

Taxes taxes taxes. We knew they were coming, but we just didn’t know how much- until now. According to reports, BC could be charging up to 40% in assorted fees, taxes, and mark-ups for their cannabis. Let’s break it down. Earlier this week, the BC government announced its plans to implement a 15% mark-up on […]

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I travelled to Berlin to see the Wall and ended up protesting for weed legalization

Berlin has been one of the hotspots for cannabis tourism for about 10 years now and the city holds a pretty large stoner population which came out to demand recreational cannabis legalization last Saturday.

As a news reporter, there’s no better feeling than when a story just writes itself—this happened to me on my trip to Germany, while I was walking through the streets of Berlin on vacation.

So, there I was leaving the German metro, also known as the U-Bahn, and while I was standing on the escalator the well-known smell of burning terpenes flooded my nostrils.

Somebody was chiefing it up in Berlin, and I was about to find out who, why, where, and if I can have some.

The smoker in me couldn’t take a beat, so I started looking for where the smell was coming from.

I started noticing people passing joints and blunts around like they are in downtown Amsterdam.

From the Alexanderplatz to the Reichstag and further within Tiergarten, there was weed in the air and at least five thousand people walking the streets, …

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How To Properly Pack a Bowl of Weed

When it comes to toking up, you can never go wrong smoking out of a glass bowl. Sure, it doesn’t come with too many bells and whistles, but it’s basically the ol’ reliable of marijuana paraphernalia.

The Number Two Ticonderoga of cannabis consumption, if you will.

While smoking out of a bowl is quite commonplace, inexperienced smokers may still not know all the small nuances of using such a device. And that’s ok. Even Cheech and Chong had to learn somewhere.

Properly packing a bowl, while not necessarily a skill, is something that does require a little bit of practice. Sometimes, the bowl gets packed too tight, sometimes, too loose, and other times, just plain sloppily. We’re here to fix some of those small errors. Before you know it, you’ll be packing the perfect bowl like it’s your day job.

Let’s take a look at how to properly pack a bowl.

How To Pack A Bowl Of Weed

Again, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know how to properly pack a bowl of weed. Nonetheless, a …

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Appreciating the Reefer Researchers of the past

In 1963, Raphael Mechoulam, along with a team of scientific researchers, identified the chemical structure of CBD, and he is often called the “Father of Cannabis” for his role in the discovery and isolation of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in 1964. In 1992, Raphael Mechoulam along with NIMH researchers Dr. Lumir Hanus and William Devane were credited with the […]

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As Ontario celebrates switch to private cannabis retail, stores delayed until April 2019

Congratulations Ontario! It took awhile, but finally, common sense prevailed as the province announced it is completely scrapping the government’s planned monopoly on recreational cannabis in favour of private retail outlets – and all it took was for the Ontario Liberals to get completely annihilated in June’s election! With the Progressive Conservatives in power, leader […]

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Seattle Hempfest: 2018 Schedule & Insider’s Guide

It wouldn’t be August in Seattle without Hempfest. The annual celebration of cannabis, legalization, and marijuana culture parks its fragrant, fun-loving self down on Seattle’s waterfront this weekend and lets rip with one of the greatest parties of the summer.

For those hitting this year’s event, we have the full schedule plus some pro tips to help make your visit the smoothest, coolest, and happiest day of the season.

Know Before You Go

When: Friday, Aug 17, 12 noon to 8 pm

Saturday, Aug 18, 10 am to 8 pm

Sunday, Aug 19, 10 am to 8 pm

Where: Hempfest sprawls over three parks—Centennial, Myrtle Edwards, and Olympic Sculpture Parks, which connect along the Seattle waterfront, about one mile north of the Great Wheel.

Cost: Free, but it’d be cool if you ponied up the suggested $10 donation.

Age limit: None

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy with a high of 77°F on Friday, full sun with highs in the upper 70s/low 80s on Saturday and Sunday.

Ticket required: None

Can I bring my own food

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Why you should come to the “Fore20 Golf Tournament” Aug. 19

What are you doing this weekend? If you love sun, fun, golf, and dabs, then we’ve got the perfect event for you- the 3rd annual Fore20 Golf Tournament and Cannabis Cup, happening this Sunday, Aug. 19, at the beautiful Squamish Valley Golf Club. In just a few short years, the Fore20 Golf Tournament has quickly […]

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Calgary approves major grocers like Calgary Co-op and Superstore to sell cannabis

The City of Calgary recently released a list of addresses that were approved to sell cannabis which includes some big grocery chains such as Calgary Co-op and the Real Canadian Superstore. All in all, 12 Calgary Co-ops, 7 Real Canadian Superstores, and 1 Real Canadian Liquor Store have been approved by the city, and Calgary […]

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7 Good Alternatives To Prescription Painkillers

CBD Oil Instead of painkillers

Prescription painkillers have a higher dosage of active ingredients than over-the-counter pain medication. This is often prescribed for people with serious injuries, cancer, or any chronic illnesses that are extremely unbearable. Unfortunately, you can develop tolerance with prescription painkillers. That means you will need more painkillers in order to obtain the therapeutic effect. A higher dosage of painkiller can result in unfavorable side effects such as stomach upset, suppress respiratory system, suppressed cardiovascular system, and other more deadly and unwanted side effects.

 

The thing about prescription pain medication is that some people tend to develop an addiction to it. These pain meds have such a high dosage of active ingredients that it can release a higher amount of chemicals from your brain. These brain chemicals can result in instant gratification, pleasure, and a pleasant high. This can easily lead to an addiction to a constant need for these medications. This is why a lot of people would randomly go to a hospital to make a fake complaint in order to get their hands on these drugs. If they can’t

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