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Archive for the ‘ Leaf of the Week ’ Category

Ridin’ High?

March 23rd, 2017

When we talk about policy changes regarding legalization of marijuana, there are always people that immediately go into “reefer-madness-code-red-alert!” mode out of concern for driver safety. Telling them to take a hit and calm down goes over like a lead balloon. So instead, let’s talk facts and be reasonable. Marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol and, like alcohol, the deterrent effect of a DUI arrest applies. In the first large-scale controlled study of drug and alcohol crash risk by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is no significant increased crash risk associated... Read More

4 Cannabis-Infused Snacks to Refuel Mind and Body on Your Next Hike

March 22nd, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Leafly  Slipping on your hiking boots and hitting the trails is an excellent way to stay healthy, but it takes more than just a good pair of shoes to keep you going all day. Whether the hike is at a beginner’s pace or perhaps something more advanced, a mindfully made edible can enhance the experience by invigorating the senses and energizing the body with its healthy, natural ingredients. First, the cannabis-infused base you’re going to need for all of these recipes: cannabis oil. Coconut oil is an excellent choice when it comes to cannabis infusion due to its high fat... Read More

Teaching Your Parents About Cannabis

March 21st, 2017

Senior citizens have become the fastest growing group of cannabis consumers since 2009. The federal government made cannabis illegal in 1937. For most their lives our parents have only known this unprocessed plant to be off limits. However, the times they-are-a-changing. Walk into any cannabis shop and many friendly faces in there will resemble your parents. Cannabis is practically made to accommodate and improve the quality of life for those advancing in age, so give it a try. Unfortunately, to start, I am going to have to see their identification. Colorado has an odd compliance law that makes... Read More

Spring Things

March 20th, 2017

Photo Credit: Pixabay The first day of spring and the vernal equinox brings equality to day and night.  Observed for thousands of years, this celestial tipping point gives rise for a celebration.  Referred to as spring fever, a term applied to physical and psychological symptoms associated with he arrival of spring, one may notice changes to mood and energy levels.  With a little imagination and some great ganja, make the transition to spring a memorable one.  Here are a few spring parings that will leave your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. Excuse me while I kiss the sky. ... Read More

From the Ground Up

March 19th, 2017

Welcome to Canna-Business Review!  A weekly blog that will focus on researching the different cannabis companies in and around Boulder, Co.  Each week we will highlight a local cannabis company, and share what makes that company unique – be it their products, services, employees, or what they give back to the community.   As a Colorado citizen or even a visitor to the state, it’s easy to see dispensaries popping up on every block (move over, Starbucks!), but what other companies are out there in the area that are contributing to this new industry?  That’s what I want to find out. Why... Read More

Grow Room Setup Checklist

March 18th, 2017

When you are setting up your grow area, you need to do a few things to ensure a better chance of successful growing. Your grow room (even if it is a closet) needs to have the following features: It must be clean! If it is not, clean it up really well before you start growing in there. By cleaning, I don’t just mean tidy and uncluttered. It must be free of mold, mildew, bugs and other things that can infest your plants. Wipe all of the services you will be using with rubbing alcohol just to be safe. It must be dry. Excess moisture can create real problems for your plants, including mold and... Read More

Irish Green: The State of Cannabis This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2017

It was universal will introduced me to Ingula and Darren. My search for fine brew had, when I arrived in Galway earlier that day, brought me to the Salt House, with the best tap selection in town. This, and the Oslo Brewpub – further along the Salt Hill Promenade – felt like the beginning to a boom in craft beer for Galway and, as an extension, Ireland. Both locations had an engaging staff and environment, interested and approachable visitors, and genuine conversation shared across the bar and different cultures. The pair was standing at the outside drop-down bar against the Salt House wall.... Read More

Congress, Can’t We All Get “A-Bong?”

March 16th, 2017

Remember last week when we discussed how, in contrast to President Obama, the Trump administration may be enforcing federal marijuana laws, regardless of legalization at the state level? Well, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that if Congress did not like his hardline approach towards criminalizing marijuana, they should change the law. That sounds like a threat. There is no doubt we have reached a virtual weed watershed. Twenty-eight states have decriminalized marijuana, and 8 states, plus D.C., are permitting anyone over 21 to toke up. According to the latest Quinnipiac National Poll, 70... Read More

Up in Smoke: 5 Marijuana Myths It’s Time We Burn

March 15th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Toke Signals Even though it’s been proven—ahem, numerous times—that cannabis is champion for our health, there are still a few opinions holding strong about how it is bad for our bodies. Let’s explore five marijuana myths that remain in circulation today but have already been debunked by science. 1. Marijuana smoke is as damaging as cigarette smoke. Everybody knows how damaging cigarette smoke is: cancer, COPD, heart disease, stroke, potential stillbirths—the list goes on for miles. Marijuana smoke is often lumped in with cigarette smoke because it seems like... Read More

Nobody Likes A Weed Snob

March 14th, 2017

Last week Curtis, the ultimate weed snob, was in town from Boulder. He had just finished skiing and was jamming out at a concert when a joint was passed his way. First, he smelled it, using two fingers to waft a little of the smell into his nose. He asked if it was a pure indica, a pure sativa, or god forbid a hybrid doobie. He asked the person who handed it to him if it was weed grown in soil or hydro? “What kind of ‘noots’ were used in the growing of this plant?” Was it the LGS or was it the buds with the little red hairs, he considered? He inquired about the name and if there was any... Read More

New Weekly Column “Growing on the Cheap”

March 11th, 2017

Welcome to Growing on the Cheap! I’m happy to be able to write a weekly column about how to grow really good, organic Marijuana. It’s been a myth for many years that you need $4,000 – $5,000 to start a home grow. That myth also requires you to spend up to $500 or more per month for electricity. My partner and I have proven that you can grow really good weed for $75 – $100 a month, after you make your initial purchases of $200-$500. That monthly cost includes soil, water, nutrients, electricity and CO2. We have been doing that level of low-cost growing every month for almost... Read More

BIFF, The Lazy Dog, The Farm & Friends: A Happy Hour for Community Culture

March 10th, 2017

we write: what is left     Six companies – founded on crafting products with two formerly prohibited substances (one, still, federally prohibited) – partnered, last weekend, March 2 – 5, to support the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF). This was BIFF edition 13, the Colorado Film Society’s largest event of the year. For four days, the Boulder community celebrated film and other fine arts – drawing thousands of movie enthusiasts, filmmakers, musicians and other artists – with a variety of acclaimed independent film screenings, and awards in ten categories. Saturday... Read More

“Joint” Sessions Trumped?

March 9th, 2017

Welcome to “Habeas Cannabis: Lawyer Blows Smoke,” a blog where cannabis laws and related political issues will be discussed. For clarity’s sake, I disagree with any intrusion by the federal government into the legalization of marijuana at the state level. That said, there is nowhere to begin without first asking, what will be the Trump Administration’s federal policy regarding state legalized marijuana? Let’s start by unpacking what we know so far. Trump has ensured, without elaboration, that he is dedicated to bringing “law and order” to our inner cities. Meanwhile, Attorney General... Read More

Drink to Your Health: Cannabis Tea for the Common Cold

March 8th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: The Weed Blog I spent the majority of last week sick with a sore throat (a name that doesn’t quite do it justice as I felt it would be better described as nightmare throat or raging-baby-dragon-trapped-in-my throat), and I found myself wondering about cannabis teas. First, a couple of facts: Tea alone is packed with benefits for the body. There’s the antioxidants that protect the it from free radicals that can wreak havoc on our health, and let’s not forget about its association with weight loss and a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes. When ingested, such as... Read More

I Would Like One Marijuana Please

March 7th, 2017

The best way to enjoy any weed shop experience is to have an open mind, ask questions, and bring cash. People are not all created equal when it comes to the effects of this stuff. Even the most experienced cannabis user should heed the advice of the budtender who is helping them. It is like those old heads say, this stuff is way stronger than it used to be. Listen to the recommendations of your friendly budtender, they are there to help. Speaking with a budtender can save you hours of research on the internet and can be valuable for someone who is new to cannabis. You probably know the feeling... Read More

History in the making…

March 6th, 2017

Photo Credit: If you are a women employed in the cannabis industry, congratulations you are making history not only in a ground breaking industry, but you are setting a new standard for women around the world.  Even with the political uncertainty in the cannabis sector, women are making their mark and here’s how. Discover.  For the first time ever, women are changing the stigma of ladies in power.  With a national average of only 22% of women in executive roles, the cannabis industry is changing that- according to Marijuana Business Daily, currently 36% of executive roles in... Read More

From the Creator

March 3rd, 2017

Puff, puff, pay-it-forward. Change is movement.     It was a couple weeks ago – February 20, 2003 – the anniversary of my grandmother’s passing. I was ten and, now, can’t think of a moment – mom’s face in the hall, picking me up from the Curtis’s house after her workday, saying ‘Grandma (her mom) died earlier today’ – sadder, in my life. She fought cancer for eight-of-our-ten years together. I only realized she was sick when the cancer spread, treatment making her feel worse, in the last couple years. Until then, she came to birthdays, read at my school, walked us... Read More

What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a Cannabis Plant

March 1st, 2017

Bodies, right? They’re amazing. They’re weird. Fantastic. Puzzling. Beautiful. Gross. (I had to throw that last one in there because of the toddler-led education on bodily functions I’ve received over the last three years. #momlife) Bodies have been around so long that the names of all their parts have seemingly always been just the names of all their parts. We may not think about the fact that Fallopian tubes were named after the Italian anatomist, Gabriele Falloppio, who discovered them in the 16th century, or that the Eustachian tubes in the ears were named after the scientist—and fellow... Read More

So, You Want To Be A Budtender

February 28th, 2017

I have not always been too fond of the title budtender, but I always refer to myself as one. I think the person who specializes in all things cannabis, specifically pairing the right strain with the right person ought to have a stronger title. Cannacierge maybe? Budtender feels like an obvious choice, like it was the first suggestion and nobody thought of anything after, but people know exactly what you mean when you say budtender so we will go with it. Weedologist? Ganja Valet? I consider this position to be more of a cannabis pharmacist and less of a bartender. Cannabist? Wait, I think that is... Read More

A Gorilla in the Rockies?

February 27th, 2017

Photo credit: ‘Tis the season for winter festivals that take your mind off the cold! Whether you’re celebrating the 13th Annual Boulder International Film Festival or Frozen Dead Guy Days, just add a primate and a little fruit and you’ve got yourself a party.  Confused?  Don’t be; I’m talking about Gorilla Mango, an impressive strain known for its hybrid balance which makes it an all-day favorite.  Get ready for a residual ride of gleeful gratification and profound bliss with Gorilla Mango and here’s why: Primal Instinct: It won’t leave you beating... Read More

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