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What People Over 55 Should Know About Marijuana and Healthcare 

October 23rd, 2017

Are you over the age of 55?  (If you’re not, share this with your parents or grandparents, please.)  How do you feel about marijuana?  You’ve probably grown up in the post baby boomer generation when the war on drugs included marijuana labeled as the gateway drug. That probably sounds crazy, given the fact that 28 states now have laws in place for legal access to cannabis, while ten states have measures on the 2018 ballot.  While scientific evidence shows the medical benefits of cannabis, beware of political scare tactics that use the word “marijuana” as they are often inaccurate, false,... Read More

What’s missing from Colorado Cannabis labels?

September 25th, 2017

There are three important words missing from Colorado Marijuana labels, both medical and recreational.  It’s so obvious, I can’t believe it is even an oversight of the law. What is the one thing everyone must be aware of before making a strain selection? Indica, sativa, or hybrid, right? In most cases dispensaries separate product by three categories – indica, sativa or hybrid. Unfortunately the container or label does NOT indicate strain type. Why is it important? What’s the difference? First, there are huge differences in strain effects between indica and sativa. Indica... Read More

Cheba Hut: The Munchie Cure

August 28th, 2017

If you’ve been on college hill in Boulder, you’ve probably seen the sign that reads:  Cheba Hut “Toasted Subs”.   You don’t have to be a college student to delight in this fresh approach to made to-0rder sandwiches “where the only thing fried is the occasional customer.”  With shops in Colorado, Arizona, California Oregon, New Mexico and Wisconsin, Cheba Hut embraces the local communities in which they serve. Weed-themed Sandwiches:  You’ll have fun just reading the Cheba Hut menu filled with references to the canna-verse vernacular.  Each sandwich... Read More

Meet me on the dark side of the moon!

August 14th, 2017

By now, you’ve probably heard about the upcoming total eclipse taking place on Monday August 21, 2017.  While it’s not unusual to hear about an eclipse taking place somewhere in the world, it is a bit unique that it has been 99 years since the residents of the US have been in the direct path of such a celestial event.  In fact, NASA hosts Eclipse2017 , a website dedicated to the upcoming eclipse with interactive maps, events, education, and even how to host a viewing party. Where to view:  If you live in Boulder, you can expect a partial eclipse of about 93.1 percent, which is still... Read More

IGADI: The New Kid in Town

July 31st, 2017

Boulder County welcomes a new cannabis dispensary, IGADI, located 1325 S. Public Rd. in Lafayette.  With a recent grand opening, the new mountain inspired structure, presents a clean and transparent shop.  With its glass lined walls and stainless steel fixtures, the product displays are fresh, well organized and worthy of purchase.   From the time you walk in the door your clean cannabis experience begins.  Once checked in by the cheerful staff, your wait time is usually short. Headquartered in Tabernash, Colorado, @IgadI_LTD uses advanced and proven cultivation techniques to produce high... Read More

Cannabis Craft Night: Color Me High

July 10th, 2017

Feeling stressed?  After you medicate with your favorite strain, sit up straight and create a masterpiece with the simple tools of childhood: crayons and colored pencils. I came across a Leafly article about the adult coloring book craze hitting America.  I love this idea! Instead of an expensive night out on the town, gather your friends around the kitchen table for a “Cannabis Coloring Party.”  Here are a few unique coloring books I found to add to the list: Helpful hint: Don’t forget to search Pinterest for FREE downloadable cannabis coloring pages too! Colorado Cannabis – From... Read More

Hemp, the helpful kin of cannabis!

July 3rd, 2017

We indulge in the latest information on cannabis strains, concentrates, and edibles, but we often lose sight of the counter-culture of hemp, the tame and useful cousin of cannabis.  Remember, it’s up to us to educate our peers, parents, and the nay sayers on the benefits and logic of this banned miracle plant. Here are Hemp facts everyone should know and share:   Grown around the world for over 12,000 years, hemp has been used for fiber and food for centuries.  Of course, that all changed in the United States with the  Marijuana Tax Act of 1937.  Look at what we are missing out... Read More

KushMoji: Emotion in Motion

June 26th, 2017

Once upon a time, it was frowned upon to display, wear, draw, or talk about cannabis.  Thanks to the determination of a defining generation, cannabis is becoming a mainstream topic, product, and discussion.  In Colorado, marketing the cannabis culture can be tricky.   Filled with compliance regulations and restrictions, the cannabis industry has to be creative and cunning when it comes to marketing tactics and KushMoji has done just that with a new iPhone app. KushMoji, the official cannabis emoticon library, couples the playful side of weed with the serious side of marketing straight from your... Read More

Cannabis Craft Night: Make a Thai Stick to Share

June 19th, 2017

What is a Thai Stick?  Think of it as a cannabis version of a shish kabob made with your favorite strains all wrapped up to look like a well rounded cigar.  The Thai Stick became legendary back in the 60’s when soldiers returned from war with stories of powerful weed rolled tight to look like cigars that would burn for hours. With access to recreational cannabis, residents in legal states can revive the art of the legendary Thai Stick at home.  This vintage practice embraces the communal elements that bring people together.  If you are a hands-on person who likes to create works of art to... Read More

Lady Loves Cannabis, But She’s Not Human!

June 12th, 2017

There’s a new girl in the garden and she knows how to eliminate those pesky little aphids.   Who is she? Drum roll please…The Ladybug!  Did you know ladybugs are the organic alternative to chemical pesticides for your garden or grow? You got it, those little red beetles can eat up to 5,000 aphids in their 2-3 year lifespan.   As the name might imply, the ladybug is not a bug at all. In fact, considered a beetle, there is a hard shell under the polka dot red camouflage, to protect the delicate wings.  The ladybug is particularly popular in commercial cannabis cultivation facilities... Read More

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Cannabis tales to share…

June 5th, 2017

It’s true, you can’t make this stuff up! The cannabis culture is colorful and full of interesting facts and fallacies. Here are a few facts that may tickle your funny bone or leave you scratching your head in confusion. Pot for Sale Online in 1971. The very first online purchase was an undisclosed amount of marijuana between students at two prestigious colleges.  In the early 70’s,  long before eBay and Amazon, students at Stanford University using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, engaged in a commercial transaction with their buddies... Read More

Cannabis, in the name of freedom.

May 29th, 2017

What is Memorial Day?  No, it is NOT the official kick-off to summer, but instead a solemn day to remember fallen soldiers who took their last breath defending our freedom.  For our veterans, this ‘holiday’ is a reminder of war, uncertainty, and conflict.  However, the scars of loss and war go much deeper with a condition called PTSD.  But guess what, cannabis can help! What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops after one experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. In the US military, PTSD  affects, on average, about 15% of those who serve. In past... Read More

Not Happy With Your Church? Try this One!

May 22nd, 2017

Does the idea of going to church make you cringe? Don’t just go with the flow of  a “we’ve always done it that way” mentality.  Instead, find your own personal embassy at the International Church of Cannabis (ICOC), located at the corner of Logan St. and Dakota Ave. in Denver.  As a ceremonial gesture to the cannabis culture, the church opened on April 20, 2017.   The church provides a place for parishioners to attend events that include guest speakers, films, art, and spiritual topics. The church offers an open house for the public  every Thursday through Sunday. What is an Elevationist?... Read More

“Wake Up, You Need to Make Money!”

May 15th, 2017

Congratulations Graduates!  Now what? Just like the Twenty One Pilots song, “Stressed Out,” it time to wake up!  You’ve got the degree — but the traditional job market is saturated with thousands just like you.  If you want to get those student loans repaid fast, go where the grass is always greener…Take the alternative route and try a career in the cannabis industry.  Check out this infographic to see how you can use that new degree and start earning a decent salary fresh out of college. For larger view, click here. Peace, Love, and the Power of Cannabis. Lori You... Read More

Mother’s little helper has been replaced; meet Mary Jane!

May 8th, 2017

Who wisely gives advice, exudes confidence, and suddenly loses her appetite when there is only one slice of pie? You got it, “Mom.” Raising kids is not what it used to be, but today’s Mom’s have figured out how to find balance between marriage, kids, and a career. Decades ago, mother’s little helpers usually included alcohol and pills; a deadly combination for all involved. Since then, a paradigm shift has occurred and more and more Moms turn to cannabis for stress relief.  Contrary to the nay sayers, cannabis is safer than alcohol and pharmaceuticals for Mom’s... Read More

Teach the Children Well!

May 1st, 2017

Hey parents, when was the last time you sat down and read your child a story about the benefits of medical cannabis?  Chances are, never.  Parents and educators hesitate on the inclusion of “benefits” of medical cannabis in their discussions, however, they highlight risks and abuse of marijuana instead.  We continue to confuse children with mixed messages on the topic of medical cannabis so parents are left to their own creativity to teach their kids compassion and respect for those who suffer and use cannabis as treatment. According to a Denver Post article,  there are over 350... Read More

Make and Bake!

April 24th, 2017

If you’ve been to a dispensary lately, you know there is no shortage of marijuana edibles on the shelves. Did you know you can make your own cannabis-infused goodies at home without the smell or mess?  It’s easy, healthy, and you control the dosage. The Plan.  Before you begin, start with the end in mind.  What do you wish to achieve with this dish or recipe?  First, if you plan to entertain friends, use a strain that has a pleasant psychoactive effect to ensure plenty of laughs. If it’s for a medical purpose, consider using a hemp strain high in CBD or indica. The Science. If you plan... Read More

The Charitable Side of Cannabis

April 17th, 2017

Making a donation to charity should never be a hassle, right?  Well, just ask any respectable cannabis-based business owner and they will tell you, it’s much harder than you think.  As part of the culture, philanthropy is the foundation of the cannabis evolution; helping one another has always been a core principal.  Unfortunately, the social stigma that surrounds cannabis keeps industry business owners at a disadvantage when they want to be socially responsible and do the right thing and give back to the community that supports them. Because of federal regulatory issues, many non-profits... Read More

Get the funk out.

April 10th, 2017

Have you ever caught a whiff of someone walking by and thought: “there’s a cigarette smoker, she smells like bacon, or way too much Axe body spray?”  Nowadays, it is common to catch the smell of weed in the air and it’s not always welcome.  Occasionally, you may get a  friendly nod from a like-minded individual who recognizes and appreciates the terpene profile excreting from your clothes.  On the opposite side, you may get a piecing glance from someone in the grocery line who doesn’t find the funk pleasing at all.  How do you mask the smell so you’re not singled out? With... Read More

How will you spend the high holiday?

April 3rd, 2017

Just a few weeks away, April 20 is deemed a day of celebration worldwide for cannabis enthusiasts.  As legend has it, the idea started decades ago when a group of California students agreed to meet promptly at 4:20 p.m. each school day following stressful sessions of academia.   Of course this was before the culture of texting and social media networks ever existed. Communication between the “cool” kids was left to their own creativity. The term 420 caught on within social circles of like-minded thinkers and the trend has lasted for almost 40 years! Within the last two decades,... Read More