Tag: cannabis

We Visited America’s First Cannabis Cafe And Left Full, High, And Pondering Big Issues

“Your turn,” I took the freshly rolled joint from Saray’s hand and took in a deep drag, the lingering taste of a burger still on my palate, now joined by the sweet smoke of Chiquita Banana kush. I exhaled a dense cloud toward the ceiling and watched the ribbons of smoke twist and funnel through […]

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We Talked Weed With Kevin Smith Then Smoke-Tested His Three New Strains

Legendary indie filmmaker Kevin Smith has officially thrown his backward baseball cap and oversized trenchcoat into the weed game, teaming up with California-based cannabis processor Caviar Gold for three luxurious high-THC high-CBD strains in a promotion for Smith’s newest film, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. The strains, Snoochie Boochies, Berzerker, and Snoogans — a hybrid, […]

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New Study Casts Doubt on the Role of Oils in Vape Illnesses

One of the scariest things about the ongoing outbreak of vaping-associated pulmonary injuries is that it’s a public health crisis born of so many unknowns. We still don’t know exactly what vape juice is made out of. We don’t know if e-cigarettes are the primary culprit or just the culprit regulators can control, given initial […]

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How Texas Basically Decriminalized Marijuana By Accident

Getty Image / /Uproxx Texas House Bill 1325 has just deemed that substances from the Cannabis sativa plant that produce hemp are now legal in the great state of Texas, which technically means marijuana — a “substance” from the plant Cannabis sativa — is also legal… to an extent. Don’t get us wrong, weed is […]

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The Best Cannabis Strains For Summer Concerts And Festivals

Uproxx / Getty Summer is “best” for a lot of things. Swimming holes. Natural waterslides. Food festivals. Rooftop bars. Pool parties. River tubing. Milkshakes. The list goes on (and on and on). The point is: We’re fans of this time of year. It’s also the best season to listen to music — whether you’re making […]

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Kamala Harris Is Seeking to Decriminalize Cannabis at the Federal Level

Photo: iStock Although 35 states in the union plus the District of Columbia have either legalized, decriminalized or made cannabis accessible for medicinal purposes, it is still illegal at the federal level. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is seeking to change that by introducing a bill that would decriminalize the possession of cannabis at the federal […]

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Psychology Around the Net: July 20, 2019

People With Mental Health Disorders Amend the Descriptions: What would happen if input from people who actually deal with mental health disorders on a daily basis was taken into consideration when it comes to the diagnostic guidelines describing said disorders? A new study set out to explore just that. Researchers from the United States and […]

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America’s First Legit Weed Cafe Has Nearby Synagogue Worried About the Contact High

On Tuesday night, the West Hollywood Business License Commission voted unanimously to allow the soon-to-open Lowell Café to become the nation’s first cannabis lounge. The cafe will have a menu that includes assorted edibles and other weed-infused food items, and it will also have an outdoor area where its customers can smoke or vape some […]

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Study Shows Adults Who Can Legally Obtain Cannabis Use It as Substitute for Opioids and Other Prescription Drugs

Photo: Kevork Djansezian (Getty Images) A recent study has found that adults with access to legal cannabis not only use it to help with pain and trouble sleeping, but they often use it as a substitute for prescription medication, including opioids. According to researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and […]

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B Real Offers Advice On How To Fight Gentrification Of The Weed Space

[embedded content] Share This Video On this week’s People’s Party with Talib Kweli, B Real joined Talib for a lengthy discussion on how he got his name, early gang life, and marijuana activism and he’s got a message for all you dorks out there who try to smoke him out in the wild — it’s […]

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Willie Nelson Is Chief Tester At His Own Weed Company, Reminding Us That Dream Jobs Exist

[embedded content] Share This Video Willie Nelson talked a bit about his new job on Wednesday night’s episode of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon — he’s named himself the Chief Test Officer of Willie’s Reserve, his marijuana company. Considering the singer-songwriter has been smoking weed for about double the time I’ve been alive, I […]

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Nevada Is the First State to Ban Employer Drug Tests for Weed

Left: Photo by Stocksy. Right: Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Last week, Nevada passed a bill telling employers that they couldn’t refuse to hire workers just because they tested positive for weed. It’s a major step—if only a step—toward rectifying what advocates see as a clear injustice of this late period in the war on drugs: In […]

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