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Oklahoma restaurant owner experiments with cooking with cannabis - Cannabis News

Jarros Friedel has his medical marijuana card and has been experimenting with recipes that go beyond the standard of gummies and brownies. 

One of the recipes the co-owner of Guyute's in Oklahoma City has been working on is a chicken confit.

He makes the oil at his house. "We grind up the cannabis. We put it in the oven at 220 for about an hour," Friedel says in a video he sent to KOCO 5.

"Once it's decarbed, you set up a double boiler and heat it to about 140, put cannabis in oil in mason jar in a double boiler. Let it sit there. It becomes infused after about an hour, hour and a half. Strain oil."

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The best new cannabis strains to grow in 2020 - Cannabis News

Here are the best new cultivars and clones to grow in 2020 -- selected based on interviews with the world’s most influential breeders, what’s available legally in stores and online, and data trends in popular strains.

Legalization’s onward march into the mainstream means that more gardeners than ever can grow some cannabis.

Michigan and Illinois added medical marijuana cultivation rights this year.

Oklahoma is in the midst of a legal medical genetics boom. The list goes on and on. 

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Cannabis inspires fashion, art and media in the Northwest - Cannabis News

Whether it’s clothes, glass art, photography or paraphernalia, ‘stoner culture’ has inspired all sorts of artists.

In Eastern Washington, Riley Schultz and Nick Michaels started Evergreen State of Consciousness two years ago.

Their products are now carried at 12 locations in the Spokane area, including representation at a holiday pop-up store at the Spokane Valley Mall.

The pair is giving life to up-cycled, or very gently used, clothing. Schultz said they used sacred geometry patterns from nature, represented in their Sacred Washington design, with the goal “keeping the state sacred.”

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As legal pot grows more popular, gone are the days of simply ‘getting high’ - Cannabis News

“It’s like when you drink whiskey or wine — there’s more to it than just the alcohol content.”

The smell smacks your nostrils. A cocktail of earthy, citrusy and skunky scents are swirling in a flowering room tucked inside a 27,000-square-foot factory planted in Sparks.

Hundreds of green plants are lined in rows, standing tall and strong, each one identical in shape and color.

Two people sporting teal scrubs, hairnets and ear buds are trimming the pungent plants. 

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Chefs and bartenders see an opportunity in pot, and CBD - Cannabis News

The cannabis craze is in full bloom, and some Chicago bar and restaurant owners are experimenting with its non-trippy cousin to capitalize on the buzz, as it were.

At Young American bar in Logan Square, for instance, you can add CBD (cannabidiol), the non-psychotropic relative of weed, to a drink of pineapple shrub, orange blossom water and lemon tonic.

And that's just the start. Derived from hemp, CBD, which some claim helps relieve pain and anxiety, has exploded in popularity since 2018, with consumers increasingly seeking natural products that tout health and wellness benefits.

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Feeling Down This Holiday Season? Marijuana Might Help - Cannabis News

Many people experience stress or depression this time of year and research suggest cannabis could help you through the holiday blues.

Tis the season…for the blues. With all the holiday parties, unpredictable weather, and intense family time (or lack of intense family time), this month elicits strong emotions all around.

It can make you feel incredibly grateful and full of love, but it can also spark feelings of loneliness and the inability to connect with holiday cheer. 

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Are Weed Moms The New Wine Moms? - Cannabis News

Work, childcare and household demands with limited support mean that moms carry a heavy load, taxing the body, nervous system and emotional and mental health.

The familiar meme of a baby’s pacifier lying beside a filled-to-the-brim class of Pinot Noir has come to signify #momlife.

Ask any random mom how she keeps sane and she will likely answer, “wine.”

Wine is the go-to salve for frazzled nerves, exhaustion and a pressure release. It’s legal, ancient and served at dinner. Moms are encouraged, particularly by other moms, to uncork in the early evening (late afternoon?) or hit the wine bar hard on mom’s night out.

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Can cannabis edibles take the work out of a workout? - Cannabis News

“Sometimes in the middle of a run I would forget I was running and just chill out for a second," says baker Michelle Rabin.

After a somewhat harrowing, all-hands-on-deck Tuesday night with the family, I ate a chocolate chip cookie infused with 10 mg of THC at 8:50 p.m.

Its effects came on slowly as I sat in the basement and watched a Tom Cruise film, but at roughly 9:30 p.m., I felt relief. 

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Marijuana Is The Hottest Accessory For These Big Box Retailers This Holiday - Cannabis News

Big-box retailers plan to enter the cannabis market by selling you all the marijuana accessories you’ll ever need.

Zane Witzel thought Bloomingdale’s was mistaken. This past summer, a Bloomingdale’s rep contacted Witzel about carrying his company’s product — a humidor, like the one cigar aficionados swear by, but for your weed.

Witzel, the CEO of Cannador, couldn’t understand why. In his mind, Bloomingdale’s sold khakis and cologne, not cannabis accessories. 

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Robert Crumb’s Stoner Art Worth up to a Quarter Million Dollars Goes to Auction - Cannabis News

Robert Crumb’s original “Stoned Agin!” artwork is going up for bid for the first time ever in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction Nov. 21-24 in Dallas, Texas.

Crumb’s groundbreaking release of the first issue of Zap Comix in 1967, predating the premiere issue of High Times, included illustrated instructions informing readers how to hold in a hit and general tips about smoking pot more efficiently.

From then on, Crumb more or less led the hippie comic book movement, defying all previously-held standards of censorship in mainstream comic books. 

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Highly sought: Marijuana site wants a cannabis reviewer to 'smoke weed every day' - Cannabis News

The job pays up to $3,000 a month.

Stoners, take note: There's a job available right now that can turn that bit of recreational activity into thousands of dollars in income.

American Marijuana, a website advertised as a trusted medical marijuana resource, hopes to find a cannabis product reviewer for its audience -- someone who can "smoke weed every day" and be a fluent expert in the topic.

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How Introverts Can Use Cannabis To Cope With Social Anxiety - Cannabis News

For those with social anxiety who prefer to be alone or in the company of a small group of close friends, social situations involving a large group of people can be quite stressful.

Whenever Cyn Marts, a cannabis writer and editor in Portland, has to spend more than a few minutes at a party, group activity, or public event, smoking beforehand allows her to actually experience and enjoy herself, instead of allowing her social anxieties and panic disorder to keep all her senses on high-alert.

Cannabis can dull out the background noise her senses can pick up all around her. 

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Is tissue culture the future of growing cannabis? - Cannabis News

Cannabis cultivators need a clean, reproducible growing process that can cater to high demand and create consistent product. Enter large-scale, plant tissue culture propagation.

Using practices adopted from orchid farming, plant cells are taken from a mother plant and grown using a specific regimen of nutrients, hormones, and light under sterile conditions on a nutrient culture medium.

The tissue culture process involves test tubes, sterile labs, and technicians wearing clean suits, so it’s a far cry from the country farm atmosphere. 

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Why Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Classifications Mean Close to Nothing - Cannabis News

Are these classifications accurate, and — perhaps more importantly — can they be used to authentically predict a person’s experience when consuming cannabis?

While poking around your local dispensary, it’s almost guaranteed that you will speak or hear the terms “indica,” “sativa,” or “hybrid,” at least once.

These three terms remain, by far, the most common for describing the attributes and effects of cannabis flower — and even products like edibles and vapes lay claim to the categories.

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Belgian Jewish baker launches mass-produced cannabis bread - Cannabis News

When it hits the shelves later this month, the organic Cannabread will have the taste and smell of the plant without the intoxicating effects, says Lowy bakery.

Connoisseurs can find a wide range of products containing cannabis in the Netherlands, where it has long been practically legal: Cannabis popsicles, lollipops, chocolate and soap are but a few of the products available for purchase in the Dutch capital.

But don’t expect to have an easy time of it if you’re looking for something to hold your lunchtime turkey slices. For that, you will need to take a trip to neighboring Belgium, where a Jewish baker is about to launch Europe’s first commercial line of cannabis bread.

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A Master’s In Marijuana? University Of Maryland Explores New Frontier In Higher Ed - Cannabis News

The degree aims to increase formal expertise in marijuana for people looking to recommend and sell the drug to patients.

Before she sets off for work each day in downtown D.C., Summer Kriegshauser logs on to a website where she makes her way through lectures and classwork.

Like many Washington denizens, she’s working toward a master’s degree — her second, in fact — with the hope that the additional credential will offer her a chance to change careers.

But what sets her program apart is its subject: marijuana.

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5 Massachusetts Colleges Now Offering Cannabis Classes - Cannabis News

Massachusetts colleges are experimenting with marijuana.

At least five schools in Massachusetts offer or are rolling out classes or certificate programs for students who want to work in the state’s burgeoning cannabis industry.

Clark University in Worcester started a graduate certificate in regulatory affairs for cannabis control; Mount Wachusett Community College, also in central Massachusetts, now offers an online career-training program; Holyoke Community College has created a Cannabis Education Center; and Boston University is offering an undergraduate course in the spring for students to research and recommend policy that would make the adult-use marijuana business in the state more socio-economically equitable.

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Saying 'I do' to cannabis at your wedding - Cannabis News

“Cannabis is a wonderful addition to a wedding. It’s another libation, if you will, for people to indulge in, and it adds to the sense of celebration for people at the wedding."

Weddings are all about the details: Champagne, flowers, music, cannabis. Yes, cannabis: Why not?

Now that marijuana is legal, a bud bar at your wedding or marijuana foliage in the bridal bouquet could be fresh.

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8 Most Important Things to Avoid When Growing Marijuana - Cannabis News

So you’ve decided to embrace your inner-agrarian and want to grow your own marijuana. How hard could it possibly be?

Well, cannabis can actually be incredibly tricky to grow, particularly if you don’t have the right resources.

Here are eight tips of things to avoid when growing your own marijuana.

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Cooking with Cannabis: A few tips - Cannabis News

So you’ve got your cannabis and you’re ready to use it as an ingredient. Here’s a few tips.

First and foremost “go low and go slow.”

All of our chefs interviewed repeated this mantra.

“A lot of people have stories from college where you eat a brownie, it doesn’t do anything, you eat another and get too high,” Ms. Kanter said.

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What Is Cannabutter? Benefits, Recipes, and Side Effects - Cannabis News

Before buying or making cannabutter, you should decide what effects you’re hoping to experience.

Cannabis, also known as marijuana or weed, is a mind-altering drug that comes from either the Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica plant.

These plants have been widely used for centuries for both medicinal and recreational use.

While many people choose to smoke or vape cannabis, edibles have grown in popularity. 

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What You Need to Know About Buying Premium Marijuana Seeds - Cannabis News

Growing your own bud is a far more sustainable option than purchasing expensive dispensary weed. But where the hell can one find good seeds and what makes them special?

Before prospective home cannabis growers can start their gardens, they must decide how to acquire their plants.

In jurisdictions that allow home cultivation, clones may be available at some dispensaries and are a popular option for many growers.

But for most gardeners, weed seeds are the most accessible alternative while offering their own distinct benefits.

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Starting to Homegrow? Here’s What to Look for in a Cannabis Grow Shop - Cannabis News

With most types of gardening, you can get everything you need, soil, fertilizer, tools, solid growing advice, and the plants themselves, from one spot—a nursery. Cannabis, however, is anything but one-stop shopping.

Deciding to grow is a big decision in and of itself and finding the right resources to nail the experience can be challenging.

Plus, if you’re growing indoors, you’ll have even more factors to think about.

Here’s what to consider when looking for your cannabis supplies and a tribe of mentors.

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From Speakeasies to Smoke-Easies: NYC's Cannabis Culture Then & Now - Cannabis News

Even though recreational cannabis use in New York state and therefore New York City still remains illegal, the Big Apple’s cannabis culture is very much alive and well.

A study released last year by the German public relations and communications firm ABCD found that, despite its recreational illegality, New York has the highest cannabis consumption for any city on the globe – at 77.44 metric tons annually.

Cannabis has been a part of New York’s cultural life — and street life — for decades now.

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Aspiring budtenders learning the ins and outs of cannabis dispensary work at first community college course of its kind in Illinois - Cannabis News

The new cannabis course at Oakton Community College is far from the blow-off class one might imagine.

Students don’t touch marijuana inside the classroom in Des Plaines.

No one grows a plant, rolls a joint or smokes a bong. Instead, they learn about molecular biology, drug laws and treating terminal illness.

“This is pretty intense,” one student commented.

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Study: Harmful Stereotypes About Marijuana Consumers Persist In The Media - Cannabis News

When mainstream news outlets -- particularly those that lean conservative -- publish stories about marijuana, they still tend to perpetuate stereotypes about cannabis with depictions of lazy stoner culture and criminal activity, a new study found.

“This study starkly demonstrated the heavily politicalized nature of marijuana legalization,” the paper states.

“Conservative news outlets depicted stereotypes more frequently than liberal or neutral outlets, and this pattern held true in both visuals and their accompanying headlines.”

Researchers also found that “the legalization of marijuana did little to decrease these stereotypes.”

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Marijuana Use Among College Students Rising Fast - Cannabis News

Marijuana use by U.S. college students in 2018 was the highest in 35 years, researchers report.

Their survey of about 1,400 respondents, ages 19 to 22, found that about 43% of full-time college students said they used some form of marijuana at least once in the past year, up from 38% in 2017, and previous month use rose to 25% from 21%, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

The 2018 rates are the highest found in the annual University of Michigan survey since 1983.

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California's Santa Rosa Junior College to offer hemp cultivation program - Cannabis News

SRJC, which has trained students to grow wine grapes since the 1970s, said it is the first and only community college in California to establish a hemp cultivation curriculum and plant hemp.

On a plateau above the Russian River Valley near Forestville, about 1,000 bushy green plants that look exactly like marijuana are flourishing between two rows of corn about 6 feet tall.

Come mid-October, the mature plants will have doubled in height, matching the corn and yielding about 3,000 pounds of flowers and leaves worth up to $75,000.

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Indica versus sativa: as a cannabis user, it's important to know the difference - Cannabis News

Even those familiar with cannabis may have never heard the terms indica or sativa. 

Although there are more than 7,000 strains of cannabis, nearly all strains come from these two types of plants.

Knowing more about the two types and the different effects they produce can help consumers make better decisions about their purchases.

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Miami Dade College Will Offer Medical Marijuana Classes - Cannabis News

Miami Dade College officials are working on new classes and a certificate program that'll prepare students for jobs in the medical marijuana industry. But, administrators stress, they won't be teaching kids how to grow weed.

Instead, they're developing courses on the biology and chemistry of marijuana, as well as the plant's historical usage and evolving regulation.

"The growing [aspect] is already out there," says Michaela Tomova, dean of faculty at the college's North Campus, which is developing the program. "What's missing is the scientific approach to educate the workforce."

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20 colleges where students smoke the most weed - Cannabis News

To find out which colleges are out-smoking the rest, the Princeton Review surveyed 140,000 students in 385 schools, asking them, "How widely is marijuana used at your school?"

For many, toking up has been as integral a part of the college experience as ultimate Frisbee and late-night study sessions.

And while the activity has often been shrouded in secrecy, the mainstreaming of marijuana now has college students openly discussing their smoking habits.

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How to politely smoke weed - Cannabis News

Emily Post’s great-great-granddaughter wrote a book about cannabis etiquette — a thing you never thought you’d need.

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, the legendary etiquette expert responsible for sculpting the transactional courtesies of an entire generation of Americans.

She’s also, in her words, a “classic stoner.”

The 36-year-old co-president of the Emily Post Institute tells me she started smoking as a teenager and has been an on-and-off daily user since. In particular, Post enjoys the artistic touch it takes to roll joints, which fits right in line with her family’s tasteful legacy.

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At some colleges, marijuana studies are blooming - Cannabis News

Marijuana, once a scourge of resident advisers across college campuses, is now finding a home in academia -- even inside the Ivy League.

Cornell University is among the colleges around the U.S. adding courses related to marijuana cultivation and usage, which is thriving thanks to legalization for recreational use in 11 states and is permitted in 33 states for medical purposes.

That's prompting a surge in jobs in the cannabis trade, ranging from retail salespeople to accountants.

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Central State Set to Be First Ohio Public Institution to Research Hemp - Cannabis News

Central State University is poised to become Ohio’s first public university to plant seeds to begin hemp research.

The research will begin with the anticipated signature next week of Senate Bill 57 by Gov. Mike DeWine and the approval of program rules by the state Department of Agriculture.

The landmark university-sponsored research is expected to help Ohio farmers explore alternative crops to diversify and optimize their farm operations.

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Here’s Why Cannabis Juicing Can Be Good For You - Cannabis News

Cold-press juices enable one to partake of the nutrients present in raw fruits, vegetables, and herbs that get lost once the products are heated or cooked.

In a similar vein, consuming raw cannabis leaves and buds as a dietary aid increases the anti-oxidant and neuroprotective properties of this plant.

Raw cannabis can contain 500mg to 1,000 mg of non-psychoactive THCA, CBDA, and CBGA. In comparison, the same amount of cannabis once heated contains 10 mg THC. 

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Illinois colleges weigh options for cannabis programs - Cannabis News

Some community colleges and four-year universities in Illinois are exploring the possibility of launching educational programs to train people in the business of growing and marketing marijuana in light of a new state law legalizing adult-use recreational marijuana.

There is, however, one significant hitch in that idea: such programs could run afoul of a federal law that still requires higher education institutions to maintain drug-free policies.

Setting up educational training programs through public community colleges is just one part of the 610-page Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law June 25. 

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Nice day for a weed wedding: the couples who married with marijuana - Cannabis News

Michelle Casanova’s idea of a dream wedding was a simple one – though a little different from most: “I wanted to take a huge bong rip in my wedding dress.”

And that she did, last October, in Agoura Hills, California.

The 34-year-old Texan walked down the aisle holding a bouquet of sunflowers and weed leaves.

Guests were served slices of a THC-infused cake and treated to a dab bar where they could take hits of potent, concentrated cannabis oil via a vaporizer while a “budtender” rolled joints – strains of sativa, a stimulant, at the start of the event; hybrids after the service; indicas to wind everyone down at the end of the night.

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University of Maryland Offers Country’s First Medical Marijuana Master’s Program - Cannabis News

As more states legalize cannabis for medical use, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy is launching the nation’s first master’s program to train students about the science and policies of medical marijuana.

The two-year program, based at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, is designed for health care practitioners, scientists, regulators, dispensary owners and industry professionals.

Classes will be primarily held online, with an in-person symposium held each semester.

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Pot and circumstance: Newlyweds celebrate with old traditions and one notably new offering - Cannabis News

Pot bars becoming more mainstream in Colorado weddings.

When planning the perfect wedding, is it all about the dress? The cake? The flowers?

That, of course, depends on the priorities and tastes of the lucky couple.

But getting higher and higher on that list, at least here in Colorado, is the bar. Not the bar offering booze, beer and wine — but the cannabis bar.

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How to Eat, Drink, and Appreciate Cannabis at Restaurants - Cannabis News

From infusions to strain-specific cooking, veteran chefs are forging new identities while up-and-comers are making their mark.

On a recent evening at the James Beard House in New York City, guests decked out in fine dining attire gathered for an intimate dinner party.

The James Beard Foundation had once again invited its members to enjoy cocktails, food, and wine while mingling with the makers themselves.

However, what made this dinner party different was that the key talking point— terpenes (more on that later)—was something about which this group of seasoned foodies knew very little. 

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Oldest evidence of marijuana use discovered in 2,500-year-old cemetery in peaks of western China - Cannabis News

It's already clear that the ancient Silk Road trafficked in more than spices, grains, and ideas.

Today, more than 150 million people regularly smoke cannabis, making it one of the world's most popular recreational drugs.

But when and where humans began to appreciate the psychoactive properties of weed has been more a matter of speculation than science.

Now, a team led by archaeologists Yang Yimin and Ren Meng of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing reports clear physical evidence that mourners burned cannabis for its intoxicating fumes on a remote mountain plateau in Central Asia some 2500 years ago.

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How to Build a Cannabis Greenhouse in Your Backyard - Cannabis News

You’ve been thinking about growing cannabis but the idea of growing indoors, without the sun, seems absurd.

On the other hand, you’re pretty sure the unpredictability of Mother Nature will give you an ulcer.

You also have nosy neighbors who might gasp at the sight and smell of cannabis. What to do?

A greenhouse might be the solution. Greenhouse agriculture is an effective way to produce high quality, high yield cannabis with a minimal carbon footprint. 

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Breaking The Brownie Mold: Cannabis Chefs Cook Up Ways To Broaden Appeal Of Edibles - Cannabis News

"There's opportunity to kind of pave the way and learn about the rules, play by the rules and master this new industry."

When people think of marijuana and food, the first thing that comes to mind is usually sweet, like a pot brownie.

But many Massachusetts residents are craving something a little more savory.

At an annual cannabis expo in Northampton called Extravaganja, several attendees imagined what foods they would infuse with weed if they could. 

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This Arizona cannabis kitchen serves up THC-infused pizza and burgers - Cannabis News

Customers must hold a medicinal cannabis card to enter and to purchase any food, which is not intended to be eaten on site.

A large stainless steel table stands in the middle of a brightly lit room with dry ingredients on metal shelving along one wall.

Three people in black chef coats work attentively, shuttling sheet trays in and out of double-decker commercial ovens and dicing ingredients on plastic cutting boards.

One stands, head down, in front of a refrigerated sandwich prep table, assembling a plate of food using ingredients stored neatly in clear plastic containers. 

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Welcome to Bonnie's Kitchen, where weed is what's for dinner - Cannabis News

Chef Enid Parham is bringing her practice out of the shadows, with a cannabis-infused catering company called Lucky Pistil and a soon-to-launch online cooking show called Bonnie’s Kitchen.

The table was set and the amuse-bouche was already on our plates as a small group of Chef Enid Parham’s friends and followers began to arrive for one of her recent dinners.

Meant to awaken the palate, the amuse course is traditionally a single bite of food that offers a preview of the meal to come, a little gratis gift from the kitchen to welcome guests.

But this dinner was a little different.

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Has legal cannabis killed the bong? - Cannabis News

Under cannabis prohibition, nothing signified one’s love of the plant more than bongs – but health-conscious users who prefer to vape don’t have much use for them.

In the stoner culture that flourished under cannabis prohibition, nothing signified one’s love of the plant more clearly than the water pipes known as bongs.

This was for practical as well as symbolic reasons. Bongs offer more smoke and a smoother hit than pipes or joints.

Whether in use or not, they convey a clear message: marijuana is smoked here. 

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Is Marijuana the New Martini? - Cannabis News

Thanks to legalization and a distaste for hangovers, more Americans are choosing cannabis over alcohol and pain pills.

Every night before she goes to bed, Holly Byerly takes three to four drops of a tincture that’s half CBD and half THC.

“I mostly use it for migraines, which I was getting up to 15 times a month,” explains Byerly, who works at a medical spa in the Bay Area.

Since starting her nightly cannabis routine, she estimates she gets an average of two migraines monthly.

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The Oxford English Dictionary Has Added Lots Of New Canna-Vocabulary - Cannabis News

The word ‘cannabis’ now has several sub-entries which reflect the new world of legal weed. 

Since the mid-19th century, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has been the authoritative historical dictionary of the English language.

The comprehensive tome is always adding words to reflect the development of the language, so it’s no surprise that it’s finally getting around to words involving cannabis.

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Meet 'CannAbuelo,' a Latino grandfather extolling the benefits of medical marijuana - Cannabis News

“Hopefully a lot more abuelos (grandfathers) will start using cannabis after this film," says Nelson Guerrero, co-founder of the Cannabis Cultural Association.

A Latino grandfather as the face of medical marijuana?

A documentary on the life of an octogenarian New Yorker known as "cannabuelo" — a play on the words cannabis and abuelo (Spanish for grandfather) — aims to show the benefits of the medical marijuana industry to minority communities.

Jorge Gavilanes is sharing his experiences as a New York medical marijuana patient fighting stage 4 prostate cancer in a new film titled "CannAbuelo: The Jorge Gavilanes Story."

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This Brooklyn, NY chef has a brand-new way to deliver cannabis: On a pizza - Cannabis News

We spoke with Chris “The Pizza Pusha” Barrett of Stoned Gourmet Cannabis Pizza about his weed-infused pies.

It seems like New York and New Jersey are some of the last holdouts on the East Coast of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.

While Gov. Cuomo has humored the idea and teased that the prohibition of the drug could be lifted in the not-so-distant future, residents in both states can only purchase it legally for medical reasons, and certain amounts have been decriminalized.

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