Cannabis Beginner

It isn’t just pot brownies. Massachusetts is set to see a wide variety of edible products hit the retail marijuana market beginning this summer. Even if officials expect the recreational marijuana market to be “sparse” when stores begin opening in July, industry experts say edibles have the potential to be particularly exciting for the Bay […]

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Is it a sativa or an indica? In most cases, both Ayonrinde said cannabis strains have traditionally been sorted into two categories: sativa and indica. Sativa plants tend to be associated with more cerebral effects, while indica strains were thought to produce more of a bodily sensation. However, Ayonrinde said with the cross-breeding of cannabis […]

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So here’s a fact about me that may burst a certain stereotype about public radio reporters: I don’t smoke weed. I mean, I was into a little bit a long time ago, but it was real amateur level, and the world of weed has gotten so much more complicated since then. There are all these […]

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Marijuana has always intimidated me. The very mention of it has me flashing back to the older boys in high school who were always trying to get me into trouble—not to mention innumerable deadbeat stoner ex-boyfriends, including one who made me take him to the emergency room because he got *too* high. (Yeah, good times.) […]

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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 your basic joint intrigued me. So […]

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Indica strains are believed to be physically sedating, perfect for relaxing with a movie or as a nightcap before bed. Sativas tend to provide more invigorating, uplifting cerebral effects that pair well with physical activity, social gatherings, and creative projects. This belief that indicas and sativas deliver distinct effects is so deeply rooted in mainstream […]

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By Mike Selby Cranbrook Public Library Many decades ago, a Cranbrook resident demanded that the Cranbrook Library remove Mel Frank’s ‘Marijuana Grower’s Guide,’ from its collection, feeling it was not appropriate library material. After a thorough review process, the Library Board voted to keep the book on the shelves. Unhappy with this decision, the person […]

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Want to try vaping CBD but don’t know where to start? We’ve rounded up our favorite disposable CBD pens perfect for beginners below. These beauties have every component from the cartridge to battery taken care of so all you need to do is puff, puff, and enjoy. Telenovela Pen by Quill (Courtesy of Quill) Check […]

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Our in-house Know-It-Alls answer questions about your interactions with technology. Q: One of my relatives wants to get into cannabis (which is legal in their home state, of course). Should I tell them to smoke weed or do edibles? A: Ah, the joys and terrors of exploring cannabis. We’ve all heard tales about overdoing it—maybe […]

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The popularity of cannabis oil vaporizer cartridges, otherwise known as “tanks” among cannabis users, is exploding at a rate faster than any other product on dispensary shelves. According to data submitted by Colorado’s recreational cannabis industry, cannabis vaporizer cartridge sales increased by 400 percent in 2016 alone. If you’ve been a medical cannabis patient here […]

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