By the time you’re finished reading this article your weed knowledge will go from “grandma” to “Snoop Dogg”. I think you’ll agree with me when I say that cannabis culture can be confusing at first. You’ve probably seen it yourself — there are hundreds of different products and consumption methods, which makes it hard to […]

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Smoking vs. eating When smoked, THC reaches the bloodstream rapidly after being absorbed by the lungs. With edibles, the liver metabolizes the THC — a much slower route. It can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to start feeling the effects, which tend to be stronger and last longer compared to smoking or vaping. <!– Effect of smoked […]

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Smoking vs. eating When smoked, THC reaches the bloodstream rapidly after being absorbed by the lungs. With edibles, the liver metabolizes the THC — a much slower route. It can take from 30 minutes to 2 hours to start feeling the effects, which tend to be stronger and last longer compared to smoking or vaping. <!– Effect of smoked […]

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This week, I finally convinced my father to try a cannabis salve for his arthritis. You would think after four years of reporting on the marijuana world, I would have made headway on this long ago. After all, like over 85 percent of Americans, my dad supports the medical use of marijuana in a general […]

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This week, I finally convinced my father to try a cannabis salve for his arthritis. You would think after four years of reporting on the marijuana world, I would have made headway on this long ago. After all, like over 85 percent of Americans, my dad supports the medical use of marijuana in a general […]

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This article is brought to you by Populum, a leading provider of CBD tinctures and topicals made from US grown hemp. You can try Populum’s full-spectrum CBD products risk-free for 30 days. As cannabis–based therapeutic products become more widely available and accepted, it’s natural to have questions. After all, a lot of the treatments on […]

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Shutterstock While they are down from the multi-year highs set earlier in this year, cannabis stocks remain in the rally mode. Continued progress at the state level and perhaps a friendlier federal approach to dealing with public policy issues like taxation, banking and research have left the Global Cannabis Stock Index up 71% over the […]

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Let’s face it, not all of us are Seth Rogen when it comes to using marijuana. Some of you may be beginners or even first-time users trying to gauge how to begin your cannabis using experience. If that’s the case for you, here are seven marijuana strains that are perfect for beginning users: 7. Harlequin […]

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Finding the right canna-product or putting together a cannabis themed goodie bag for someone you care about can be daunting, but in a fun kind of way. The truth of the matter is that there is so much selection out there that one head shop blends into another, whether brick and mortar or online. The […]

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It’s relatively easy to experience medical benefits from cannabis. A puff or two of a resin-rich reefer can do the trick for a lot of people. But smoking marijuana is not the be-all and end-all of cannabis therapeutics. One doesn’t have to smoke marijuana or get high to experience the medical benefits of cannabis. In recent years, […]

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Glass cannabis pipes and accessories come in many different shapes and sizes. Some may deliver massive or harsh hits, or contain features that can easily overwhelm a first-time consumer. For those beginners that are going for simple and cost-efficient, these five products and accessories offer a safe starting point. Stemless Inset Pipe + Showerhead Perc (Courtesy […]

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For foodies, there’s always a keen interest in the latest ingredient or flavor trend, and ways to bring fun, unique experiences to the table. More than ever, cannabis is an option for experimental chefs and gourmets–they don’t call it “herb” for nothing. While its dank flavor maybe an acquired taste, with growing global legalization, cannabis […]

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Mike Selby 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 then took their complaint […]

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