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5 Tips for High People Attending Food Festivals

From the Bite of Seattle to the Taste of Chicago to the Maine Lobster Fest, outdoor food festivals are a beloved American tradition. They are also heaven on earth for high people, who can indulge their munchies with an astonishing array of foods while enjoying ace people-watching and other entertainments. This weekend’s Bite of Seattle, for example, features comestibles ranging from deep-fried mac n’ cheese to alligator on a stick, alongside performances from several dozen musical acts. How do you make the most of being high at a bustling public food festival? Here are five tips. 1. Get yourself high with an appetite-enhancing, spirit-lifting strain Aiming for a munchie-boosting strain is a no-brainer for cannabis users headed to food fests, …

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The Cannabis Lawyer: An Interview with Jack Lloyd

Toronto cannabis lawyer Jack Lloyd looks more like a roadie for the Grateful Dead than a trial lawyer—a fact that’s helped him earn the trust of his clients, who know he’s equally at home in either world and that his brain (not his hair) is what’s on display when he represents high-profile cannabis clients like Marc Emery. With years of tutelage under revered Canadian cannabis lawyer Paul Lewin and a peer group including cannabis-law giants Kirk Tousaw and John Conroy (with whom he volunteers for NORML), Jack Lloyd is destined to become a lion in this brave new world of Canadian cannabis law, as he follows his self-professed goal of helping to “legalize cannabis through the judicial branch of the …

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Wisconsin Governor Accepts Pro-Weed Donations, Yet Pushes for Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients – News

Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, Scott Walker, has come under fire recently for his hypocritical actions with regard to cannabis regulations and legalization. The midwest head of state is catching flack for publicly accepting tens of thousands of dollars in political donations from a pro-legalization, cannabis industry organization, all while simultaneously pushing for draconian regulations that tie state benefits like welfare and medicaid to the results of a mandatory drug test. According to the non-profit communications network One Wisconsin Now, Walker’s policy represents exactly the kind of political hypocrisy that has kept cannabis illegal for so many decades. By taking the money but still attempting to unfairly persecute cannabis users by taking away their benefits, Walker is proving that partisan politics are …

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Undercover Cops Gave Denver’s Church of Cannabis Founders Public Smoking Citations on 4/20 – News

Denver’s International Church of Cannabis made headlines across the country in the lead up to this year’s 4/20 holiday. The place of worship billed itself as a the home for cannabis as a holy sacrament, inviting guests into their privately run church to experience community, art, food, and circumnavigate the city’s social consumption laws. But while it may have appeared that the Church’s celebration went off without a hitch, a new report says Denver cops went undercover at the April event, and wrote up citations for three of the group’s leaders. According to Denver’s local ABC affiliate, members say that two plain clothes cops used fake names to get themselves on the guest list, while another used the commotion of the holiday to …

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Uruguay Will Begin Selling Recreational Cannabis at Pharmacies This Week – News

In 2013, Uruguay became the first country to completely legalize the production, sale, and use of cannabis. Individuals are allowed to apply for licenses to grow their own marijuana, either on their own or as a part of a “cannabis club.” But unlike Amsterdam, the country does not allow smoking cafes or retail stores packed with a variety of edibles, oils, or other cannabis products popular in canna-legal U.S. states. The Cannabis Regulation and Control Institute (Ircca) just announced that recreational pot will be available for sale at licensed pharmacies starting on July 19th. Sixteen pharmacies around the country will be selling two different government-grown strains of weed, known as Alfa I and Beta I. The legal cannabis comes packaged …

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CBD Laws Are Convoluted Enough Without DEA Interjections

In a recent interview with the Cannabist, the DEA took aim at CBD production, specifically naming Charlotte’s Web – a low-THC cannabis strain produced and trademarked by CW Hemp oft used to treat children with epilepsy. In the statement, the federal law enforcement agency contends that the product, along with all other CBD products, is “being illegally produced and marketed in the [U.S.] in violation of two federal laws: the Controlled Substances Act and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act.” “As with all controlled substances, it is illegal under the CSA to produce or distribute ‘Charlotte’s Web’/CBD oil (or any other marijuana derivative) except by persons who are registered with DEA to do so,” the statement says. DEA breaking …

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The Spark: 1964 Supply Co. Just Threw the Coolest Launch Party in LA (Video)

Three words: art fight club. That was all it took to get me to book a flight to LA to witness the launch of fledgling California cannabis brand 1964 Supply Co. Washington-owned (by Rubicon Organics) but California-based, the new company is laser-focused on artistry and cannabis’s role in stimulating it. They recruit audacious artists from around the world to create their strain packaging, with a key twist—the artist consumes the strain in question before designing its packaging. The resultant imagery features everything from a three-eyed owl with a goblet for a head (OG Sour Diesel), to a mash-up of a woman’s face and an abstract clock (Trainwreck). (Leafly) To celebrate cannabis and creativity alike, 1964 partnered with Secret Walls—a series …

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Nevada Marijuana Distribution Licenses Issued, Weed Shortage Avoided

Nevada’s potential marijuana drought has been resolved. Under Nevada’s voter approved marijuana law, alcohol distributors were initially given an 18-month monopoly on the transportation of all recreational cannabis. Creating a palpable panic across the Las Vegas Valley and causing a shortage of recreational products, the state has now issued two marijuana distribution licenses. Nevada, which officially rolled out a recreational marijuana program on July 1, sold approximately $3 million in recreational products over the extended holiday weekend. Initially great news for the state’s coffers – raising approximately $500,000 in new tax revenue – the state’s lack of planning for adequate distribution quickly created a conundrum for dispensaries – a lack of cannabis products. Thankfully, the looming shortage of edibles, concentrates, and …

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When Backpacking With Friends, Bring Edibles

I love my backpacking friends, but they drive me crazy sometimes. We’ve been doing this for 25 years, after all. During a weeklong trip every year, we hit the trail to some of North America’s most beautiful wilderness areas. It’s fun, but it’s intense. We’ve listened to each other’s disgusting bodily functions far too often, and know each other’s eccentricities as well as married couples do. My eccentricity? I’m a worrier. I worry we have too much food, too little food, not the right kind of food. I worry about the difficulty of the trip, that we’ll have bad weather, that we’ll have a horrible time. But mostly, I worry about Ken. Ken is our neediest group member. He can’t …

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Ontario Government Sends Out Legalization Survey

Whether you agree with how legalization in Canada is taking shape or not, the one thing that can be agreed upon is that the government has asked for input from its people throughout the historic journey. Citizens of the Great White North have chimed in through surveys and town halls ever since the idea of legal weed was just a mere glimmer in Canada’s collective eye. The latest questionnaire has just been released by the Government of Ontario and it’s making the rounds faster than a joint at a Phish concert. This eight page document asks Ontarians a myriad of questions that will help form the initial framework of cannabis legislation in the province. Some of the queries might seem …

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