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Bay Area Cannasseur: Private parties, or 'seshes,' are growing

The black market is back.<p>Well, it probably never went away, but immediately after Proposition 64 went into effect in January - enabling many …

Cannabis

A Great Social Experiment of the 21st Century

On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64. Two years later, recreational marijuana was legal. “No other state had ever done [this] before,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper in an interview at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival in June. In the video above, Hickenlooper details his …

Voting

California's Illegal Weed Industry Is Doing Better Than Ever

Those in the weed business have discovered that the black market is still more profitable in many ways than the newly legal industry.<p>It was 2004 when William P. first got into the weed game. He was 18 years old and spent much of his life on the road, traveling between Oakland, Los Angeles, and San …

Cannabis

Is this the end of insomnia? The secret US military technique that could help you fall asleep in as little as TWO MINUTES

Many of us toss and turn at night as we struggle in vain to try and get some sleep, but it seems as if there might finally be a solution that could …

Sleep

The White House Allegedly Has A Marijuana Smear Squad. Cannabis Experts Say Bring It On

The Trump administration has supposedly assembled a team of federal agency leaders for the purpose of promoting negative views on U.S. cannabis legalization. Cannabis industry members and advocates say the effort would be deeply misguided, and ultimately too late.<p>On Wednesday, BuzzFeed News …

Cannabis

Flipboard 101: How to Create an Account

[Header?]<p><i>We know many of you reading the MagMaker blog are curation pros; this post is great for anyone new to the platform who wants a quick way to get started.</i><p>Create a Flipboard account to save stories and make magazines. It can help preserve your Flipboard’s set up from device to device and …

Social Media

Pot industry wants to see 'stoner' stereotype go up in smoke

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation "trying to act so friendly and mainstream" so they don't think she's …

Los Angeles

Here are the documents you need to bulletproof your wishes after you die

When there’s a discussion about preparing a will, the focus is usually on what’s left to give — money, a car and family heirlooms.<p>But you need an overall estate plan that covers more than your possessions.<p>Should you become incapacitated, a “living will” can dictate what life-prolonging procedures …

Business

The 22-Year-Old Who Wrote Barack Obama’s Letters

One young White House staffer wrote letters to thousands of citizens on behalf of the president.<p>In a small office on the top floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a young woman sat at a desk covered with letters to the president of the United States. There were hundreds, each stamped …

Barack Obama

The 3 Biggest Hurdles to Legalizing Marijuana in the United States

Here's what would need to happen for the federal government to change its tune on cannabis.<p>The marijuana industry is seemingly budding before our …

Cannabis

The 3 Biggest Hurdles to Legalizing Marijuana in the United States

The marijuana industry is seemingly budding before our eyes.<p>To our south, Mexico wound up legalizing medical marijuana in June 2017. Meanwhile, to our north, Canada is on the verge of becoming the first industrialized country in the world with legal recreational weed. With the Cannabis Act passed, …

Cannabis

The One Cannabis Investment You Can't Afford to Miss

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s time for hemp’s breakaway moment.<p>For almost five decades, hemp in …

Blood pressure guidelines changed, and that wasn’t good for my elderly mother

Last summer, during a routine visit by my 92-year-old mother to a cardiologist for a pacemaker check, her systolic blood pressure registered a dangerously high 220, over 94, a reading that sent her — and me — on a difficult journey through changing recommendations about blood pressure goals.<p>Her …

Medicine

The Big Number: Most adults think marijuana can be good for health

Can marijuana be beneficial to your health? Most American adults — 81 percent — think so, according to new national survey results published online by Annals of Internal Medicine. The survey included responses from 9,003 adults considered a nationally representative sample. The believed benefits …

Cannabis

What is K2?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A drug called K2 is believed to be behind more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Connecticut, this week. Some of those who overdosed experienced speeding heart rates, difficulty breathing and vomiting. Others were found collapsed in a semiconscious or unconscious state on the New Haven …

I Fell in Love With Madagascar and Its Sacred Trees

“Baobab Sacré”—sacred baobab—is painted in thick curlicues on a nearby fence that guards a towering, thirst-ridden tree. My guide, Nambs, instructs …

Madagascar

It was the Byrds album everyone hated in 1968. Now, ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ is a classic.

In June, with so little fanfare they weren’t even listed on the bill, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman took the stage at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium to play a song from “Sweetheart of the Rodeo.”<p>They last did that on March 16, 1968, and it did not go well. They were the Byrds then, and the …

Sony Music

Marijuana Is a $794 Million Windfall for the States That Have Legalized Adult Use

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Green Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are several good reasons for state lawmakers to embrace legal …

Want to ‘age in place’? Make sure your home has these 6 things.

Planning to stay in your home well into your golden years? Doing some renovations before you retire can help make your house more accessible and safe for your life ahead.<p>Nearly 90 percent of people over age 65 want to stay in their homes for as long as possible, according to research by the …

Home Improvement

The pot breathalyzer is here. Maybe

As legalization of recreational and medical marijuana continues to expand, police across the country are more concerned than ever about stoned …

The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe

As legalization of recreational and medical marijuana continues to expand, police across the country are more concerned than ever about stoned drivers taking to the nation's roads and freeways, endangering lives.<p>With few accurate roadside tools to detect pot impairment, police today have to rely …

Traffic Safety

The main compounds in cannabis could help stop the spread of cancer cells, researchers have claimed

CANNABIS could help stop the spread of cancer cells, a study claims.<p>Researchers say that naturally occurring compounds in the plant can block the …

Keep Calm and Live in New York City: The Promise of CBD, the Cannabis Chemical That Won’t Get You High

One morning, about a month ago, I walked out of my Brooklyn apartment on a quick mission to buy shampoo and ended up having six drops of CBD, the cannabis-based elixir, administered beneath my tongue by a Coloradan named Bodē. Such things are liable to happen in New York City these days. Bodē was …

Behold the DEA’s Massive List of Marijuana Nicknames

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hasn’t exactly taken a progressive stance on marijuana since taking office. Not only did the former senator from …

Can CBD Really Make Everything in Your Life Better?

Everyone seems to be vaping oils and drinking CBD tinctures these days. Here's what to know before you try.<p>You’ve probably heard the term “CBD” before. From bud and vape oils to bath bombs and body lotions, everything is getting infused with the stuff. Cannabidiol—its real name—is said to relieve …

What Is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays important roles in your body well beyond the process it's named for, which is interacting with cannabis, also …

THCV: Powerful Appetite-Suppressing Cannabinoid

Cannabis is not only a medically beneficial plant, but it’s also very complex and intricate. Thus far, it has been found that the cannabis plant …

50 Years On, The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' Haunts Us Still

The first hint of otherness comes from the voices.<p>They are five in all, each ragged and weary in his own way, each contributing to "Tears of Rage" on his own timetable, when stirred by some spirit. Sounding less like a polished choir than a wandering militia, they appear displaced, out of time. The …

Music

A Beginner's Guide to CBD Vapes and Cannabis Edibles

Except for the occasional puff in high school, I have never been an enthusiastic pot smoker. It just wasn’t my thing—and we probably scored inferior stuff back then. But with the legalization of recreational marijuana in Las Vegas last year, all the edibles, vapes, oils, and other alternatives to …

Cannabis

6 states join battle over the largest proposed coal export terminal in the U.S.

Washington state regulators denied two crucial permits for the project last year.<p>The largest proposed coal export terminal in the United States is …

Fossil Fuels