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Thousands of Californians and visitors waited in line this morning to purchase their first legal recreational marijuana in the state.
Thanks to Proposition 64, as of January 1st, 2018, California’s cannabis legalization is now a fact!
One of the largest purveyors of cannabis in California, Harborside in Oakland opened at 6am and was soon packed to capacity. Operating as a medical marijuana dispensary for many years, Harborside, along with many other medical dispensaries, have chosen to sell recreational marijuana as well now. The only difference besides needing a medical recommendation for medical cannabis (yes, prop 215 is still in effect), is the price. Medical cannabis is not taxed as high as recreational, which adds 15% to the retail cost as well as taxes at the wholesale level. Continue reading
So, you got a fat sack from your friend, do you have any idea what’s in there besides those choice nugs?
Did you know there’s a huge chance that it’s got a fair share of mold spores, fungicide residue and most likely some pesticide. The kind of thing a lab can test for, and prevent you from getting sick from the use of it.
Bud damaged by mold.
Sad, but it’s true. Since California passed it’s ‘legalization’ law last year, many dispensaries and manufacturers of cannabis products have begun testing their cannabis. Some have in fact quietly pulled product from… Continue reading
A new scientific study on the effects of cannabis on mice of varying ages showed that mature and older mice exhibited vastly improved memory and cognitive abilities when given a daily dose of cannabis extract. The change was so drastic, the older mice performed as well as drug-free young mice in memory tests.
Unexpectedly, younger mice who were given the same dose, performed worse on the same tests than the older mice who were given cannabis.
“These results reveal a profound, long-lasting improvement of cognitive performance resulting from a low dose of THC treatment in mature and old animals,” the scientists write. The boost in brain function was linked to an apparent restoration of gene expression in the brain to more youthful levels.
It seems marijuana can unite us after all!
A May Day protest in Seattle had a different flavor when anti-Trump/anti-fascist protesters lit up a few joints with Trump supporters and for a brief moment cannabis helped them transcended their political differences.
As Bob Marley once said, “Herb is the healing of a nation”, so perhaps it’s time we focus on what we have in common, rather than letting “them” divide and control us.
Over the years there have been so many cannabis cooking videos teaching us how to incorporate our favorite herb into many different edible treats. Now we have entered a new age of cannabis cuisine, with chefs incorporating many of the latest experimental cooking techniques in their cooking.
Everything from flash freezing to terpenoid extraction are used to infuse cannabis into delectible edibles. The series visits various cannabis businesses and shows how they prepare their special treats. Whether it’s ice cream, cocktails, pizza, or incredibly elaborate catered dinners, Bong Appetit gets down with the entrepreneurs and chefs who are at the cutting edge of the cannabis edible scene.
The show is full of great ideas for making edibles and inspiring for those looking to open a new cannabis business.
Here’s a sample segment from Bong Appetit.