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Out of the fryer and into the car: trying to deliver crispy fries

The perfect french fry is crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.<p>A french fry that has been delivered to your home is often the opposite: cold, soggy and limp.<p>Lamb Weston, the country’s biggest manufacturer of those potato delicacies, wants better fast food.<p>Its customers, like McDonald’s …

French Fries

Costco has another type of store that stocks almost completely different products, and some say it's even better than a regular Costco

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Costco

Adventurous women are getting their vaginas super stoned

More couples are turning to cannabis to boost their sex life … but can your vagina really get high?<p>You’d be forgiven for thinking partners are …

Cannabis

World Health Organization Finds Cannabis To Be A 'Relatively Safe Drug'

The World Health Organization Expert Committee on Drug Dependence has come out with a rather positive outlook on cannabis. They recently released …

Cannabis

Full vending machines. Pot on the pillow. What some California hotels are doing to attract marijuana smokers

A few months after California legalized recreational use of marijuana, the Desert Hot Springs Inn in the Coachella Valley began advertising itself as cannabis friendly — a place where guests can smoke by the pool or heat up a vaporizer in the rooms.<p>What surprised innkeeper John Thatcher was not …

Cannabis

Inside One Arizona Cannabis Operation's Mission to Spread the Culture

For Sunday Goods, a little more legislative sunlight could catalyze a game-changing yield.<p>Before you see the cannabis, you smell it. Our pickup truck is rolling down a very dusty, very long driveway on the outskirts of Willcox, Arizona—a town that itself feels like the outskirts of <i>anywhere</i>—when the …

Cannabis

Molson Coors considers getting into marijuana business in Canada

Another major beermaker is looking at ways to enter the marijuana business.Denver-based Molson Coors Brewing Co. is weighing whether to expand into …

Cannabis

What You Should Know About Drinking Weed

What I learned from replacing my alcohol with cannabis elixirs for a week.<p>The first thing I did when I moved into my first grown-up apartment was get a boss-ass bar cart. It was Don Draper meets Drake—a vintage, copper-detailed, two-story jam with $40 bourbon and bottles of Santa Margarita Rosé for …

Cannabis

More hotels offering summer discounts

Still time to get a summer season deal<p>Haven't booked your summer vacation hotels yet? Even though a blockbuster summer season is expected, some chains are still offering some nice incentives to fill up those last available rooms.<p>This week InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) this week introduced a …

Hospitality

The Mission’s best Mexican and Latin American restaurants

Although the Mission District may be losing its Latino residents — according to a 2017 city report, since 2000 the Latino population of the neighborhood has decreased from 33 percent to 15 percent — the neighborhood is still the culinary heart of San Francisco’s diverse Latin American …

Mexico

San Francisco's Barebottle Brewing Company Releases LeBron Tears IPA

The Barebottle Brewing Company is trolling Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James with its latest beer release.<p>On Instagram, Barebottle Brewing Company revealed that it named its new IPA "LeBron Tears" following the Golden State Warriors' sweep of the Cavs in the NBA Finals.<p>In its description …

Basketball

3 Things You May Not Know About Aurora Cannabis

There's more to this marijuana kingpin than meets the eye.<p>Few other industries, if any, are growing as quickly as the legal marijuana industry in …

Forget Kombucha and Coconut Water. Cannabis Is the Next Beverage Trend

As beverage heavyweights like Constellation get into the cannabis industry, THC and CBD infused drinks are about to show up everywhere.<p>As consumer preferences change, the road to failure in the beverage industry is paved with sugar. But cannabis holds a new opportunity for drink makers looking for …

Cannabis

30 restaurants where Anthony Bourdain got to know San Francisco

Food writer and TV host Anthony Bourdain loved San Francisco and visited often to film episodes for his travel and food shows.<p>When visiting a city, Bourdain was known for eating at hole-in-the-wall restaurants frequented by locals, and in SF he put many of these on the map.<p>In one classic …

Europe's most inspiring national parks

On May 24, the European Day of Parks celebrates the natural wonders of Europe's protected areas - and the key role they play in conservation.<p>Here is …

San Francisco will use new technology to automatically reduce marijuana convictions under Prop. 64: 'It’s about leveling the playing field'

When<p>recreational marijuanause was legalized in California, it presented an opportunity to reduce or expunge convictions for possession crimes that made it harder for some people to get ahead in life.<p>It was a high time at the No Name restaurant on Fairfax Avenue Thursday night, complete with cups …

TILT Bets More States Will Allow Recreational Pot

Four cannabis companies are combining to create a new company, TILT, that will produce and deliver marijuana. As more states allow recreational …

The 15 Best YouTube Videos to Watch When You're Stoned

There are a lot of dark rabbit holes to fall down on the internet. These videos aren't any of them.<p>Potential sources of existential dread lurk around every corner on the internet. One moment you could be dancing with cyber goths, the next getting screamed at, the next narrowly avoiding being hit by …

Middle School

Travel Guide: Iceland

Have you noticed that Iceland’s popularity as a travel destination has spiked in recent years? We have + we’re not surprised as to why! With …

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert spans from Southern California to corners of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, encompassing about 50,000 square miles across the …

Best Self-Guided Tours of Europe

Touring Europe was once done by rich folks whose servants struggled with enormous steamer trunks on every stop. Lucky for them the stops were …

The Ultimate Guide to the Beaches of the Beach Boys

1 of 8<p>Surfrider Beach<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 8<p>Sunset Beach<p>3 of 8<p>Manhattan Beach<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 8<p>Redondo Beach<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 8<p>Malaga Cove …

What's that smell? Flower town's shift to pot creates stink

CARPINTERIA, Calif. (AP) — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise.<p>But change is in the air. And sometimes, they say, it …

House lawmakers advance bill to study marijuana as treatment option for veterans

American veterans are one step closer to accessing marijuana as a remedy for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, after House lawmakers advanced a bill Tuesday that would permit the Department of Veterans Affairs to start conducting research.<p>Members of the House Committee on Veterans’ …

Cannabis

Medical marijuana advocates get twice the needed signatures for ballot initiative

A constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana could be on the November ballot in Missouri. On Friday , the group A New Approach submitted …

Colorado Could Become The First State To Introduce Cannabis ‘Tasting Rooms’

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will soon be looking at a bill that would allow the licensing of cannabis 'tasting rooms' in Colorado. The bill …

Inside New York’s hottest illegal weed speakeasy

High on a Greenpoint rooftop overlooking the East River, Nicole tipped back her third strawberry THC-infused cocktail and snatched a joint out of her …

Say Goodbye To Your Favorite Star Wars Strains: Copyright Holders Are Striking Back At The Cannabis Market

If you've had difficult tracking down a few grams of 'Skywalker' indica in past months you're not alone. George Lucas's famous 'Star Wars' brand is …

Toker Travels: How To Buy Marijuana Legally In Jamaica

Depending on whom you ask, Red Stripe, Rum and Reggae are the main reasons to take a trip to Jamaica. But what they might not tell you, at least not where would-be saboteurs might be eavesdropping on the conversation, is that the best excuse to head down to the Caribbean island nation is to get …

Cannabis

The New Science of Psychedelics

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works<p>To anyone who lived through the 1960s, the proposition that psychedelic drugs might have a positive contribution …

Consciousness