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Dependence Day

July 3rd, 2017

When you are on the pro-marijuana side of things it is hard to admit if there is any risk to using it. Both sides debate potential hazards of cannabis, but the topic of addiction rarely comes up. Are you addicted to weed? If your significant other, a job, or your parents asked you to stop do you think you could do it? The answer is yes you can do it because you are not addicted to weed. Weed fills the void when life gets a little mundane is all, and what some of us can develop from using it over time is a slight weed-dependent mindset. Quitting is simple, if you want to quit you got this. Don’t... Read More

The Shield vs. MMJ

April 29th, 2017

As 2017’s NFL Draft closes this evening, let’s take a look at the league’s policy regarding players’ cannabis consumption. Yesterday, Commissioner Goodell – welcomed by steady boos throughout the draft, every year (sparked, perhaps, by resentment toward his ~$35 Million salary, and his catering billionaire owners over player welfare and safety) – made a public statement on marijuana use, consistent with his previous rhetoric on the issue. Goodell basically maintains that the league will remain consistent with current medical research, and continue exploring potential... Read More

SENSIble Celebrations On The High Holiday

April 21st, 2017

Most cannabis consumers and cultivators do not require additional encouragement to celebrate their favorite cash crop. Still, the community has seen 4/20 grow from codeword, to an active movement on college campuses, and into a fully international cultural phenomenon. True to the Old English etymology, April 20 has become a holy day – where masses gather to collectively light-up, while dispensaries unroll their best deals and newest products – for those involved with cannabis culture. While many ‘outsiders’ still approach the date with irreverence (even annoyance), my personal experience... Read More

Cannabis Health Quick Fix

April 12th, 2017

Welcome to Cannabis Health Quick Fix, where every week we explore fast facts about cannabis! This week, we clear up that whole indica vs. sativa thing posthaste. Did you know? There are two main species of cannabis plant, and each one grows differently and is known for producing different effects when ingested. Indica, the shorter of the plants with the wide leaves, is known for its ability to affect the body, giving its users what’s been called a “couch lock” feeling. Indica strains typically provide a mellow experience that calms the mind and is excellent to use at nighttime. Sativa,... Read More

Featuring.. The 14er Boulder!

April 7th, 2017

**Strain Highlight: Strawberry Banana**   With cannabis growth, increased demand, control and gene pool, the names we ascribe new strains greatly influences the industry’s assimilation into our popular culture. Sure, there are novelty strains – like those named for famous stoners: Willy Nelson, Bill Maher, and Snoop Dogg. And, often, it may seem like growers and dispensaries simply pull names from their head-space with help from their product, like a good title meant to attract a target audience. However, strains are usually named for very specific qualities breeders seek to achieve... Read More

Cannabis Health Quick Fix

April 5th, 2017

Welcome to Cannabis Health Quick Fix, where every week we explore fast facts about cannabis! For the first installment, let’s talk weed and working out. Did you know? A marijuana high and what’s known as “runner’s high” (that amazing feeling you get when you’re flooded with endorphins during exercise) are not so different. It turns out that in addition to releasing those feel-good endorphins, exercise lays it down on the body’s endocannabinoid system in much the same way marijuana does. Apparently, when you exercise, the levels of human-produced cannabinoids rises, gifting you for... Read More

Growing Revenue: Colorado Cannabis Taxes

March 31st, 2017

It’s that time of year; when the country pays its taxes! While not exactly Christmas, among the complication and stress many US citizens experience during this time, one thing is certain: the process involves a lot of giving. The Federal and State governments give out tax refunds, or residents give back what they owe. We pay taxes to fund and support our government. The government represents us through programs, services and benefits paid for by tax dollars. Some believe they pay too many taxes, or at too high a rate, without receiving the desired returns. This sentiment is shared by select... Read More

Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

March 29th, 2017

Featured Photo Credit: Best CBD Oil Though cannabis plays host to at least 85 different cannabinoids, there are two who tend to grab the most time in the spotlight: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You’ve probably heard talk—or formed opinions yourself through careful research of your own—about preferences of marijuana users for certain strains that give them that amazing head high or, conversely, those who prefer a nice, mellow body buzz. These differences can be attributed to the makeup of a particular strain and its ratios of THC to CBD. Beyond the effect these two cannabinoids... Read More

CBD Oil and Iowa’s Intractable Law

March 24th, 2017

Among 13 US States and Territories with some form of decriminalized cannabis, but no specific medical or recreational regulation, Iowa’s law is perhaps the most strange and counterproductive. Patients with intractable and debilitating epilepsy may possess limited amounts of plant oil extracts that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and have virtually no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, another State law prohibits cannabis cultivation and any reciprocity in its distribution, while Federal law prohibits transporting the substance across state borders. So, instead of helping, the Iowa... 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

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

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

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

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

How Cannabis Gives: Sharing Stories

February 24th, 2017

and we don’t mean, only, pass da dutchie on yah left hand side   Let us, first, finely break down some frosty nuggets..light some incense..look through the dabblers rabbling babble..   Yes, by definition, the psychoactive cannabinoid THC** and, furthermore, the physical act of smoking, may form a habit and be abused. Because.. The brain’s reward system is activated and releases a considerable dose of dopamine i.e., the stuff that makes you feel good. Here are some, other, things – with a dump of dopamine – we do, make habitual and abuse: Love Orgasm Eat Booz Other drugs** Receive... Read More

Buds with Benefits: 5 Ways Marijuana Makes Us Healthier

February 22nd, 2017

By now it’s no secret that there’s more to marijuana than meets the high. Not only can marijuana provide an enchanting recreational experience, but it also offers a myriad of health advantages to those who use it. Here are just five of the ways that the powerful cannabis plant benefits the body naturally. 1. It helps improve lung function. Yes, really. It may seem counterintuitive, but studies show that the use of marijuana actually improves lung function. The Journal of the American Medical Association published the findings of a longterm study that tested more than 5,000 adults over... Read More

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