Andy Joseph, founder of the CO2-extraction manufacturer Apeks Supercritical, put out a call recently for cannabis industry leaders to stop complaining about well-meant but ill-conceived government regulations. It’s time, he said, to get proactive. “People in this industry are going to have regulations imposed on them by government agencies if we don’t create standards and […]

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Skillful budtenders are often individuals most reverent to the plant, treating it with respect and fostering, in kind, a respect for the consumer. It is partially the budtender’s insight that guarantees an exceptional high, but more importantly, it is the consumer’s ability to accurately convey their needs that allows the budtender to produce the desired […]

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JOLIET — Bright lights, swirling air and the pungent odor of maturing buds laced with sticky oil from thousands of plants with distinctive green leaves greet visitors at Cresco Labs’ medical marijuana cultivation center. Officials from Chicago-based Cresco, who operate a growing facility in this northern Illinois city, as well as cultivation centers near Lincoln […]

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Dear Stoner: I just got some pot brownies, and I’m not planning to ingest them for two weeks. Do you think the potency will still be the same, and if they’ll be okay to eat? Can I heat them up if they go hard?Tasnim Dear Tasnim: We’ve talked to multiple cannabis bakeries and kitchens about […]

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Marijuana is widely used, especially in adolescents and young adults. In the US, there are about 20 million users (about 7.5% of people aged 12 or older). Marijuana is a mind-altering (psychoactive) drug. It comes from the hemp plant, cannabis. The plant’s primary drug effects come from the chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or “THC.” Marijuana is smoked, […]

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I know you’ve been distracted/disgusted/gobsmacked by the presidential campaign all summer. But history, polling and common sense tell us that California’s electoral votes already belong to Hillary Clinton (sorry, Donald Trump fans). So stop wasting time worrying about that, Golden State types, and turn your attention to the doorstop of a ballot that you’ll be facing […]

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Hi! Keira Fae with Weedmaps here for another fulfilling and satisfying snack stuffed with weed: Cornet Rolls! Cornet Rolls are named after the brass instrument, sharing a similar horn shape. When I was living in Japan, I had a long commute to work, and because of the hustle and bustle, I hardly had the chance to bake. […]

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – The Tampa Bay area’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened Thursday in Clearwater. The Truelieve facility opened at 24761 US 19 North. The facility sells low-THC, and, what is described as “whole plant, high-THC” medical cannabis. Patients need a doctor’s permission and to suffer from certain medical conditions to receive the THC. Patients can find a […]

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Decca Aitkenhead’s shattering memoir, “All At Sea,’’ is not for the faint of heart. A long-time journalist for the Guardian, Aitkenhead is rigorously unsentimental and unsparingly honest as she recounts the drowning death of her partner, Tony, their improbable love story, and the disorienting aftermath of the tragedy. The opening chapter is a tour-de-force, as […]

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