Mason Levy

1,249 Flips | 11 Magazines | 325 Likes | 43 Following | 119 Followers | @masonlevy | Health, wellness and fitness entreprenuer. Apple fanboy, marijuana advocate, lean startup disciple, life-long learner.

9 Books You Must Read, According to Some of the Biggest Names in Tech

The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at times.<p>The highest achieving people in business are students, adept at analyzing markets and scrutinizing trends. And typically they read--voraciously at …

Venture Capital

Say What? Why 'Cannabis' Is Rising and 'Marijuana' Is Fading

During alcohol prohibition, you could get zozzled at a juice joint. Half-screwed, half-shot, half-seas over. You could have the heebie jeebies, the …

Marijuana Lube: Recipes, reviews, benefits, where it's for sale and what to look for

With 63 million Americans now living in states where recreational marijuana is legal, the weed industry is churning out countless new products for …

Cannabis

Canadian government aims to legalise marijuana by 1 July 2018

The Canadian government is scrambling to craft legislation to legalise recreational marijuana by 1 July 2018 – a move that would fulfill a campaign promise by the prime minister, Justin Trudeau.<p>The Liberal government will reveal the legislation in the second week of April, according to the Canadian …

Cannabis

You'll Want These Smoking Accessories Even If You're No Pothead

I don't smoke cigarettes or marijuana, but I find myself craving the accessories sold on Tetra, an online marketplace that sells designer pipes, ashtrays, and lighters. The company was co-founded by Monica Khemsurov, who clearly has an eye for style and good business opportunities.<p>While Tetra …

Smart Teens Are More Likely to Smoke Weed

Listen, AP Chemistry is stressful, ok?<p>They say that weed makes you dumber, but it turns out that smart teenagers are more likely to smoke pot.<p>A new study published in <i>BMJ Open</i> suggests that kids with high scores on academic exams were almost twice as likely to use cannabis from ages 18 to 20. In …

A Canadian company trading under the ticker WEED is valued at $1 billion

Marijuana is transforming into the darling of daring investors, and the nascent legal weed industry is excited about the prospects for profits. But there are many risks to investing in this tricky business. Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis holding company, is representative of the hope and …

Cannabis

The Legal Issues You Need To Know If You’re Launching A Startup In 2017

A legal expert from the J+O Firm talks capital, patents, taxes, crowdfunding, and—oh yeah—remembering to form your company.<p>Thinking of finally launching that startup in this year? You’d be in for a ride even if the next 12 months weren’t shaping up to be as change-filled as it appears they might. …

Startups

The Pioneer: Wanda James, the 1st Black Woman to Own a Marijuana Dispensary, Gets Real [Retracted]

<b>RETRACTED (6/12/18):</b><p>This story has been removed because we have discovered it was in breach of our editorial standards. If you’d like to know more, …

Women of Color

What will be AG Jeff Sessions' first move on marijuana?

A new lawman has come to town, and the marijuana industry could be in for major upheaval.<p>But just how much change Attorney General Jeff Sessions …

Cannabis

Overgrow Canada offers to mail 100 free marijuana seeds to Canadians

Its Freedom Dream strain of cannabis has a significantly higher percentage of CBD than THC.

Some tech executives are matching ACLU donations amid immigration ban protests

Tech executives are offering to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment of an executive order banning entry to refugees and visa holders from seven countries.<p>As multiple executives and CEOs of technology companies have come out in opposition of what’s …

ACLU

As Pot Prices Plunge, Growers Scramble to Cut Their Costs

The increasing supply of legal marijuana is turning into a major buzz kill for growers as prices plunge -- and an opportunity for companies that can …

How to create your first mobile app?

Ideas for mobile apps have become extremely common among the average person. While ideas are plentiful, the ability to build and execute a launch is …

Apps

Huge lines to smoke free weed on Inauguration Day

Things were seriously laid back at one protest in Washington D.C. ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration, as throngs of pro-marijuana protesters turned …

11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering.<p>As of last fall, 57% of adults in the US said they thought marijuana should be legal, with only 37% taking the opposing view — which is essentially a reversal of the …

How to Create A Social Media Style Guide Your Company Will Actually Use [Plus A Free Template]

With over 2.3 billion active social media users, you have a lot of competition for attention. Knowing who you want to reach, and how to speak …

A new study suggests marijuana could be a miracle drug in the bedroom

Marijuana in small doses may be a miracle drug in the bedroom.<p>Some researchers think the Schedule I drug could double as an aphrodisiac, according to a new study published in the Pharmacological Research journal on November 21.<p>People who light up before getting busy report feeling "aphrodisiac …

New medical marijuana research could greenlight more uses in treatment

Though the US Drug Enforcement Agency hasn’t reclassified marijuana, easier availability of the drug for study has the potential to unearth new medical uses<p>Despite its continuing hardline stance against marijuana, the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has shown some signs of relenting and this …

Cannabis

These robotic utensils are changing the lives of people with disabilities

Lifting a spoon to your mouth may seem like a simple, daily act that doesn't take much thought or effort. But it's an out-of-reach luxury for many …

Disability

Snapchat Is Making Its Geofilters Simpler for Businesses to Buy

Snapchat is moving to make the purchase of branded geofilters on its app easier for small and medium-sized businesses, with the addition of templates.<p>…

Microsoft made speech recognition software that's as accurate as humans

Microsoft just made another big advancement in artificial intelligence.<p>Researchers at the company have created speech recognition software that is …

Richard Branson to weed advocates: Fight to legalize it

Renowned billionaire and tech entrepreneur Richard Branson told a room full of cannabis advocates he was simply in the mood to "take a spliff or two." Much of the world, he said, is also ready to legally toke, too.<p>"Why not?" the Virgin Group founder asked a crowd of about 1,000 people Saturday …

Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it’s on the ballot this November

Marijuana advocates are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 campaign with the wind at their backs as the latest polling shows legalization measures currently favored by voters in all five states where they're on the ballot.<p>This is something of a reversal from just a month ago, when the most …

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Books for founders at each stage of a startup

I #%&@ing love books. They’re high quality, cheap, can help you relax and break up a working day, improve business progression and also can prevent …

An ultimate guide to A/B testing on prototypes.

Have you ever had an argument with your sibling about which is the shortest route to school? Well I had it. A fierce one. Really fierce! And the only …

These Athletes Add Cannabis To Their Workout Regimen

There is a growing community of athletes that believe cannabis can improve athletic performance.<p>Contrary to the image of a couch potato stoner reaching for a bag of chips to answer to the call of munchies, these athletes incorporate cannabis into their fitness regimen. Some do it to enhance their …

Why you should think AI first

I’ll let you in on a secret: everyone talks about AI but very few have one. Shocking, I know. Here’s another secret: you should think AI first <i>even if</i> …

Artificial Intelligence