Day: February 19, 2019

High Folks: Artist Jessica Wolfert Creates Glass Pipes To Promote Body Positivity

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our newest bi-weekly column, High Folks: the cannabis-infused version of Humans of New York, in which we take an intimate look at people’s relationships with our most beloved plant. The connection between humans and cannabis is primal, dynamic, and profound. But it’s something that’s increasingly overlooked in the new age of weed. So in an effort to combat the superficiality of cannabis in the social media-age, High Times is proud to present to you a collection of work that highlights one of life’s most beautiful gifts: connection.

In the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Port Richmond, Jessica Wolfert (26) is a Renaissance woman fusing the realms of glass-blowing and cannabis into her body positivity project Lady Pipes. The glass smoking pipes are an ode to Wolfert’s younger self: a suburban girl from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who once struggled with social anxiety and body image issues.

“When my social anxiety was at its worst I was terrified of being judged,” Wolfert tells High Times. “I wanted to physically disappear, and I think that negatively affected the way

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Weed Measurements Explained: Juggling Grams, Ounces and Pounds

Grams, ounces, “eights” and “quarters” are just some of the terms that can be extremely confusing for both beginner and intermediate cannabis users. This guide will break down imperial and metric weed measurements so they are easy to understand.

Eighth of weed

You can often hear people say “an eighth”, or “a half quarter” and wonder how much weed that is exactly.

An eighth of weed refers to an eighth of an ounce. This is the amount of weed most frequently purchased by people who use cannabis moderately.

Converted to the metric system, an eighth of an ounce is just a little over 3.5 grams.

An eighth of weed is about the size of a walnut. Depending on your appetite, you can roll up to 3 blunts, 3 to 4 large joints, or approximately 7 half-gram joints.

Fun fact: An eighth of weed is often dubbed a “slice”, or a “cut”. This is because pizzas are usually divided into 8 slices.

Half-eighth of weed

The name says it all: …

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Bhang and Indiva Announce Roll-Out for Canada’s Edibles Market with Origin House

Bhang to host sensory sessions at 180 Smoke locations across Toronto to educate Canadian consumers on proper edibles use in advance of legalization Sessions highlight Bhang’s focus on leading the expanding cannabis marketplace with an unmatched portfolio of award-winning brands LOS ANGELES (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bhang Corporation (“Bhang” or the “Company”) announced on Feb. 13 that it […]

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Green Gold: Cannabis prices in the USA

Could green be the new color of gold? More precisely, could the leafy green plant called cannabis become more valuable than gold? You can build computers with gold. You can make jewelry with gold. One thing gold doesn’t do very well is providing any form of relief from medical conditions. Cannabis, on the other hand, […]

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Green Gold: Cannabis prices in the USA

Could green be the new color of gold? More precisely, could the leafy green plant called cannabis become more valuable than gold? You can build computers with gold. You can make jewelry with gold. One thing gold doesn’t do very well is providing any form of relief from medical conditions. Cannabis, on the other hand, […]

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Source: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/green-gold-cannabis-prices-in-the-usa/…

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Congress looks into allowing banking for marijuana businesses

U.S. lawmakers are once again exploring efforts to allow legal cannabis businesses access to banks.

The Democratic-controlled House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday held a hearing to discuss the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019, also known as the SAFE Banking Act, reports Yahoo Finance.

“We’re trying to examine how outdated banking regulations on the federal level are hindering reform on the state level when it comes to marijuana,” said Democratic Congressman Gregory Meeks, chairman of the Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions subcommittee. “Hopefully, the hearing will allow us to ascertain what steps we can take to encourage economic growth and public safety in that space.”

Cannabis use is legal for either medical or recreational purposes in over 30 states, although banks still won’t extend their services to legitimate businesses due to the federal classification of marijuana.

“Simply excluding legal state cannabis activity from the banking sector has not prevented the growth and spread of this industry, but providing access to the banking system could help facilitate public safety, streamline tax payments, and enable effective oversight in …

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