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As Mass. Weighs Social Marijuana Consumption, Chefs Test Out The Budding Business

Massachusetts Cannabis Chefs Joseph Nelson and Patrick Mulcahy started hosting infused dinner parties the day cannabis became recreationally legal in Massachusetts in December 2016 and utilize a sponsor to provide their “gifts.”

Tara Sue Sharp dotes over a skillet of mushrooms. She sips a cannabis oil-infused mocktail as she readies a meal for a small group of guests.

Even though Sharpe has cooked these farm-to-table mushroom tostadas dozens of times before, she’s extra careful now as she adds the key ingredient: a tablespoon of homemade cannabis oil slowly drizzled over over the already-simmering vegetables. 

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Weed weddings: Calgary hosts Canada’s first cannabis wedding expo - Cannabis News

Brides and grooms looking to add a little extra greenery to their nuptials had a chance to check out the newest trends at Calgary’s first-ever cannabis wedding expo on Saturday.

Since cannabis was legalized in Canada, wedding vendors say they’ve been inundated with couples wanting to highlight the plant throughout their special day.

Laureen Cauryn Cameron, the organizer of the Canadian Cannabis Wedding Expo, said many couples are curious about what a cannabis wedding entails.

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What Is Sativa? The Story Behind The World’s Most Energetic Strains - Cannabis News

One of the first things budding cannabis enthusiasts will notice is that all weed is essentially divided into two distinct groups: Indica and Sativa.

Both are members of the same species of plant, though the scientific name applicable to all of them, confusingly, is Cannabis Sativa L (the “L” stands for Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who was responsible for giving cannabis the name Sativa).

While current cannabis science suggests that the difference between cannabis strains is no longer as simple as Indica vs Sativa, most people still identify their cannabis using these terms.

Sativa strains, including the Haze family of strains, are generally thought to be more stimulating and accomplishment-oriented than Indica.

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Are Weed Moms The New Wine Moms? - Cannabis News

Why moms are putting down the bottle and picking up the pen.

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 a mom at random 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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UConn’s cannabis growing course sheds light on a plant once kept in the shadows - Cannabis News

By the end of this semester’s inaugural class of “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” more than 300 students will understand why cannabis growers would want to keep their young plants from flowering, how to pull that off and most everything else about the prime conditions of cultivating hemp.

In a greenhouse at the bottom of Horsebarn Hill, a few plants stand much taller than the rest, the tops of their green, dissected leaves tickling the grow lights that feed them 18 hours of “sunshine” per day.

That still wasn’t enough for these hemp plants, which started to flower despite researchers’ best efforts to keep them “vegging out,” or growing in a vegetative state. 

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Growing in Paradise: A Beginner’s Guide to Outdoor Cannabis in Tropical Climates - Cannabis News

Tropical climates can teach a lot about growing cannabis, both indoors and outdoors. Whether or not you like the heat and humidity of the region, your burgeoning cannabis plants love it.

In the fall of 2016, I left the gloomy Northwest for the warmer climate of the Virgin Islands.

Originally intending to work on a boat and sail around the Caribbean, I instead got involved in a work-exchange program and set up a self-sustaining farm.

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High Folks: Artist Jessica Wolfert Creates Glass Pipes To Promote Body Positivity - Cannabis News

In the North Philadelphia neighborhood of Port Richmond, Jessica Wolfert (26) is a Renaissance woman fusing the realms of glass-blowing and cannabis into her body positivity project Lady Pipes.

The glass smoking pipes are an ode to Wolfert’s younger self: a suburban girl from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, who once struggled with social anxiety and body image issues.

“When my social anxiety was at its worst I was terrified of being judged,” Wolfert tells High Times. “I wanted to physically disappear, and I think that negatively affected the way I viewed and treated my body.” 

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Data Shows Valentine's Day Is Big For Weed Sales: 'Gifty' Cannabis Segments Take The Lead - Cannabis News

Aware of the fact that cannabis sales increase around certain holidays, producers and retailers are now getting ready for Valentine’s Day, an increasingly popular cannabis-friendly festivity.

Holidays, and not just only 4/20, are great for cannabis sales.

For instance, recent data from Eaze.com showed that last year, consumers in California bought 12 percent more cannabis via delivery on Christmas Eve than on a typical Monday of that year.

Furthermore, New Year's Eve saw a 32 percent increase in deliveries, when compared to a regular Monday. 

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Students graduate from Houston school dedicated to studying marijuana - Cannabis News

Marijuana is not legal in Texas, but some new graduates are prepared in case that changes.

The first students of "The Houston Academy of Cannabis Science" received their certificates on Saturday.

They took medicinal and business courses on the plant. Some have been cannabis fans for years, others are recent converts.

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Good news, weed weddings are now a thing. Here's how you can plan one too - Cannabis News

Guest list? Check. Cake check? Check. Location? Check. Weed at the wedding? Oh yes!

Looks like it’s not just Meghan Markle who can boast about having marijuana party bags at her (first) wedding.

Now that cannabis is legal in Canada and some parts of the U.S., the demand for cannabis at weddings is on the rise.

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These Antiques Tell the Story of American Medical Marijuana Before Prohibition - Cannabis News

“Prior to Aspirin, marijuana was one of the only effective painkillers. So you can imagine how popular it was as an additive.”

The legal history of medical cannabis is complicated, to say the least.

Today, medical cannabis is legalized to some degree in all but three states (Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota).

But the story of medical cannabis in America does not begin in 1996, when California became the first state to legalize medicinal use. Medical cannabis has a long history in the US, with common usage dating back to the 19th century.

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Why We Should Treat Cannabis like Organic Food or Fine Wine - Cannabis News

Cannabis users are beginning to care more about the environmental impact of their usage as well as the quality of what they’re putting into their bodies.

Cannabis isn’t naturally grown indoors. Like nearly all agricultural produce, it needs a healthy dose of organic soil, fresh water, and of course, sunlight to flourish.

But when reefer madness hit the United States — and helicopter raids on outdoor pot farms became a legitimate threat — many farmers were forced to move inside, lest they risk imprisonment.

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7 Marijuana Hacks For The Intermediate User - Cannabis News

Some helpful tips to enhance your cannabis lifestyle.

Do you already know your way around a bong?

Are you returning to marijuana after a lengthy break and seeking some pointers?

These 7 marijuana hacks are designed for the intermediate cannabis enthusiast who enjoys getting high but is looking to take it up a notch.

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Cannabis could be cash crop for Vermont colleges - Cannabis News

As economic opportunities involving hemp and marijuana open up in Vermont, higher education institutions are getting in on the young industry.

The Vermont State Colleges and the University of Vermont both have created certificate programs related to cannabis.

Cannabis is the family of plants that can produce marijuana or hemp, both legalized in Vermont and now the subject of vigorous economic activity.

Though sales of recreational marijuana are not legal in the state, adult possession of small amounts is legal, and lawmakers are poised to debate creating a tax-and-regulate system this session. 

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Cannabis in Aspen: What It’s Like to Get High at a High-End Resort - Cannabis News

There’s Colorado, and then there’s Aspen. Founded as a mining town about 140 years ago, Aspen has since morphed into a wealthy, world-famous ski resort.

During the winter months, the town sees its population swell with celebrities, die-hard ski bums, the very, very rich, and the service workers who attend to them all.

Even after the winter holidays, the area continues to attract tourists from all over the world with summer events like the annual Food & Wine Classic.

It’s a unique environment that, love it or hate it, has its own laid-back, pleasure dome vibe. And that unique vibe extends to Aspen’s recreational cannabis culture.

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Cannabis Breeding Banter with Connoisseur Genetics - Cannabis News

Behind beautiful buds are amazing breeders and even better genetics.

Firmly established in the U.K and Dutch scenes as a purveyor of the finest cannabis genetics on the planet, High Times sat down with OJ from Amsterdam-based Connoisseur Genetics.

Producing close to one million feminized seeds per year, we talk to him about the breeding scene, his influences, genetics, how he crafts his seeds, and what his top tips are when it comes to making a consistent, reliable, and delicious end product.

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Film festival aims to reduce marijuana stigma as New York moves closer to legalization - Cannabis News

When the first NYC Cannabis Film Festival was held in 2015, organizers hoped to minimize the stigma surrounding marijuana use in the public's perception.

Now, with recreational pot already legal in 10 states, this year's festival could be the last before New York becomes the latest state to lift its prohibition on the drug.

"I think this is just the beginning, and I think this is a very exciting time we're in," Michael Zaytsev, the founder and CEO of High N.Y., which organizes the annual festival, told CBSN on Saturday. 

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How Much Better Is Yoga If You're High? - Cannabis News

Heightened senses, enhanced self-awareness, a feeling of lightness... wait, are we talking about a post-yoga savasana or getting stoned?

On the surface, pot and yoga seem like a pretty natural fit (and it's not like this is the first time people have mixed weed and working out).

But do yoga teachers actually recommend toking up while you downward dog?

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Stop Wasting Weed: Here’s How To Make Joints Burn Slower - Cannabis News

Stop wasting weed and learn how to make joint burn slower with this guide.

It’s not how the joint looks, it’s how it burns. Getting a joint to burn properly—slowly, evenly—can be difficult and mystifying, even for veteran joint rollers.

But learning to roll a joint that burns this way will not only improve your smoking experience but save you cannabis that would otherwise go up in smoke.

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Here’s How To Get Rid Of Spider Mites - Cannabis News

Spider mites are all too common a problem for cannabis growers. Whether you’re growing cannabis indoors or outdoors, you’re more likely to find spider mites in your crop than any other type of pest.

They’re microscopic. They’re arachnids. They will suck the life out of your beautiful plants.

Spider mites are only about 4mm in size (0.04 inch). Their size makes them difficult to identify, as they will look less like spiders than tiny freckles on your plants’ leaves.

You will likely find them on the underside of your cannabis plants’ leaves. If your plants’ green leaves are covered in a sea of yellow or white dots, chances are you’ve got spider mites.

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Why Growing Your Own Cannabis Is the Best Resolution for 2019 - Cannabis News

Who grows the greatest cannabis on earth? You do, or at least you can, and it’s not as hard as you might think.

But if 2019 is going to be the year you pop your first seeds or root your first cuttings, now’s the time to start planning and preparing for a spring planting.

You can get started by reading Leafly’s two primers—one for those growing indoors and one for those growing outdoors.

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DIY Bath Soaks, Tarot, and Weed: Women Embrace Ultimate Girl Time at Tokeativity's "Glitter & Gold" - Cannabis News

The group’s mission statement champions female empowerment and the normalization of cannabis.

In an era when everyone is glued to their phones — clicking, liking, rarely looking up — sharing cannabis is a simple way to connect in real life.

It encourages you to pop your screen into your pocket, ease your tech neck, breathe, and savor the present moment.

So, on a sunny afternoon in December, I was really looking forward to unplugging from virtual social networks, getting high, and instead plugging into a real network at Glitter & Gold, an all women's affair, hosted by Tokeatvity. 

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Cannabis Christmas: The shifting culture at your holiday party - Cannabis News

In Canada, the first holiday season post-legalization has opened up a social minefield for those unsure how their use will be perceived and for others uneasy about acknowledging a new era, says one cannabis observer.

Reena Rampersad doesn't hide her love of weed, but she's discreet when socializing with people she knows are not regular users.

The Hamilton resident is mindful that many people still do not approve of recreational use, even though it's now legal.

That disparity is glaring when she goes out for dinner at a nice restaurant and still feels compelled to sneak around.

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The Holiday Gift Guide For The Cannabis Lover In Your Life - Cannabis News

Let’s be completely honest, the gift that a cannabis lover really wants is cannabis. But, in general, stoners do have preferences, and buying a joint for a real lover of bud can be like getting a fancy bottle of wine for a connoisseur.

You don’t want to end up with the wrong strain or grower.

In the end, it’s often easier to help them up their usage and appreciation game by getting them a weed-adjacent present.

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As marijuana industry grows, modern chefs tackle edible weed - Cannabis News

Edibles spending in Canada and the United States topped $1 billion in 2017 and is projected to grow more than $4.1 billion by 2022, analysts say.

With a culinary background, Stephanie Hua felt in 2015 that there weren’t many edible cannabis products that spoke to her, so she decided to make some.

That year, the San Francisco-based chef started “Mellows,” which serves handcrafted marshmallows infused with 5-milligrams of THC, a low-dose, Hua said, because of her lower tolerance.

The marshmallows have led her to co-write a cannabis-centric cookbook for Chronicle Books that contains recipes that are more elegant and modern than the typical pot brownie, Hua said.

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What is Aquaponics? Meet The Coolest, Most Eco-Friendly Way To Grow Weed - Cannabis News

If you’ve been exploring different ways to grow cannabis, you might be wondering: “what is aquaponics?” Here, we provide all the basics of this sustainable system.

Aquaponics is probably the coolest way you can grow weed, and also the most self-sustaining system -- once it is carefully calibrated.

This system grows fish and plant-life in such a way that allows both to support each other’s growth, with minimal intervention from the grower.

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Cannabis accessories you can display on your coffee table - Cannabis News

Aesthetics play a significant role in how cannabis products are received by first-time users as the pace of legalization picks up speed in North America.

Sophisticated, unexpected and elegant designs will allow companies to disassociate themselves from the stigma traditionally attached to cannabis consumption, securing new consumers among both habitual users and the canna-curious.

Until recently, the design of cannabis accessories was of questionable quality. 

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What is SCROG?: Save Space and Yield More Bud With the Screen of Green Method - Cannabis News

SCROG, short for “screen of green,” is an indoor cannabis training technique. There are many different techniques that help indoor growers maximize their space, but scrogging is one of the most popular. 

SCROG is a training technique that helps indoor cannabis cultivators maximize their light usage and the number of top buds, or colas, their plants produce.

If you leave a single plant in a pot to grow without training, chances are it will develop just one central cola.

With SCROG, however, every branch develops into a decent-sized cola. This coaxes out high yields from as few as one to five plants. 

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Weed Chefs: Coming to a Screen Near You - Cannabis News

There’s something deeply satisfying about getting high and drooling over images of a gorgeous, marijuana-infused dinner — and a new crop of shows offer a look into how these intoxicating feasts are made.

Take Viceland’s Bong Appétit, by far the biggest hit of the genre. Last year, it was nominated for a James Beard award, a top honor in the cooking world.

The first two seasons featured dreamy sequences about sourcing local ingredients, bite-sized lessons in how to infuse various fats and oils with marijuana and, at the end of each episode, a giggle-ridden dinner party populated by the kind of chill stoners who would never judge you for being too high.

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Cannabis Nutrients: A Masterclass By Jorge Cervantes - Cannabis News

Plants, just like humans, need a well-rounded variety of foods to live happy and healthy lives. Cannabis plants are no exception, needing a wide range of nutrients to develop fragrant buds which burn cleanly.

There are two basic kinds of nutrients. There are mineral nutrients, which are naturally found in soil and can usually last a few weeks before they need to be replenished by the grower (though supplementing these nutrients can help the plant grow faster).

These nutrients can be supplemented after a soil test using store-bought fertilizers and nutrient solutions.

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These colleges now offer courses in cannabis - Cannabis News

Colleges are preparing students to work in the sector as lawyers, accountants, chemists and botanists.

Want to get in at the ground level in a growing industry? Look no further than these colleges and universities offering cannabis courses, majors and minors.

Marijuana is now legal in some form in more than two dozen states, after three states loosened their laws in this month’s midterm elections.

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Designing for the New Culture of Cannabis - Cannabis News

Say goodbye to drab, institutional interiors and trippy accoutrements -- top-tier designers are making the face of marijuana more beautiful, smart, and inviting.

Since California voters passed a proposition to allow the use of medical marijuana in 1996, 30 more states and Washington, D.C., have followed suit.

Of those, nine have also legalized it for recreational use. In October of this year, Canada became the second country to legalize recreational cannabis nationwide. (Uruguay did so in 2013.)

And with it's emergence from the shadows of the law, marijuana is getting a total makeover.

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Filmmaking Couple Touches on Medical Marijuana's Social Stigma - Cannabis News

Remembering Us, a forthcoming short film from Denver’s BS Filmworks, may be a needed step to change the stigmas surrounding cannabis, as well as stigmas attached to other issues.

Cannabis historically catches a bad rap in motion picture, depending on your views of the sweet leaf.

It may have started with Reefer Madness in 1939, which created an initial scare about the dangers of cannabis use.

Skip ahead four decades to the slack-jawed ramblings of Cheech and Chong, followed by such films as Friday, Half Baked and Pineapple Express, and cannabis in motion pictures became a caricature of mislabeled stereotypes.

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Cannabis plants can have healthy properties beyond buds - Cannabis News

When your doctor reminds you to be sure to eat your greens, the recommendation probably doesn’t include cannabis plants. But maybe it should.

“(Cannabis) makes me feel about 10 years younger. It gives me energy, just amazing energy,” said Pam Dyer, a Spokane-area medical marijuana patient, health blogger and a founder of the Eastern Washington chapter of Women of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana).

Since becoming a medical marijuana patient about seven years ago, Dyer has been experimenting with ways to eat the parts of the marijuana plant that don’t have psychotropic effects. This includes turning stalks and leaves into tasty smoothies.

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What to Do With Cannabis Stalks, Leaves, & Stems From Harvest - Cannabis News

One way to reduce your cost of growing and waste is to look into ways you can use the nutrient-dense portions of the plant that normally get tossed out.

Growing cannabis is all about producing large, aromatic colas, but at the end of harvest, we’re left with much more than just that—stalks, leaves, soil, and roots.

Largely these materials end up in the dump or in your city’s composting program, but what if you could utilize these materials to cut down costs and improve your next harvest?

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Melissa Etheridge Talks Art, Culture and Marijuana Advocacy In The Legalization Era - Cannabis News

It’s been a little over a year since singer, activist and marijuana entrepreneur Melissa Etheridge was arrested for cannabis possession by federal agents in North Dakota near the U.S.-Canada border.

Her tour bus was stopped and searched shortly after touring in Alberta, and agents discovered a vape pen containing cannabis oil.

Etheridge, who’s become an outspoken advocate for legalization in the years since she started using the plant medicinally after being diagnosed with breast cancer in her 40s, told Marijuana Moment in a new interview that the experience of being busted did not deter her.

Rather, it has motivated her to continue advocating for patients and spreading the word about marijuana’s therapeutic potential.

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University of Connecticut to Offer Class on Cannabis - Cannabis News

UConn will be offering a class in the spring on the science of growing marijuana.

Gerald Berkowitz, a professor of plant science, will teach “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” which UConn Today reports is one of the first classes of its kind in the country.

Berkowitz told UConn Today there are career opportunities in the cannabis industry and the course is in response to a “tremendous student demand” for academic training.

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Here’s What You Need to Know to Throw a Lit Weed Wedding - Cannabis News

As legalization spreads, progressive canna-centric weddings are becoming a trend. But throwing a weed wedding isn’t as simple as having flower arrangements adorned with fan leaves and buds.

It was a late Wednesday afternoon. 60 people gathered at Frank Sinatra’s former residence in Woodland Hills to witness Jeff and Serena Baleja walk down the aisle.

But their wedding was far from traditional. After Jeff and Serena kissed to solidify their new union, Jeff reached into his pocket and pulled out two joints. 

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Five Classic French Dishes You Can Infuse with a Cannabis Tincture - Cannabis News

Getting high with haute cuisine.

Using cannabis-infused butter or oil to make your edibles is easy. But using a tincture simplifies things even more.

The dropper makes it super convenient and easy to measure doses, whether you want a microdose or melt-your-face-off experience.

All you need to do is read the label on your product and dose your meal based on how you want to feel. Unlike infused butter and oils, however, tinctures should not be cooked because the heat will destroy the cannabinoids. 

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Here’s Why Millennials Are Choosing Cannabis Over Alcohol - Cannabis News

“For the first time, trends in alcohol and marijuana use are substantially diverging, suggesting that the historical relationship between these two drugs may be changing.”

Ever had one of those mornings when you wake up cringing, not only from a throbbing headache, but all the residual pain commensurate with a hangover?

If so, you understand the consequences of having too much to drink.

It turns out that more and more millennials are gladly waking up with a little dry mouth instead. 

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Cooking with cannabis growing in popularity as users seek more than just a sugar high - Cannabis News

Long considered a closeted activity, cooking with cannabis isn’t just for the super stoner anymore.

The first time Holly Hukill tried to make cannabis-infused desserts it was, in her own words, “a complete disaster.”

“I burned the butter,” said Hukill, product development director at Serra, a Portland, Oregon-based weed dispensary.

“And the cookies were just awful.” Making your own edibles, Hukill explained, requires a lot of trial and error. 

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California Small Craft Pot Farmers Excited For Regional Cannabis Appellations - Cannabis News

In the coming years, California is going to give cannabis a label that tells its story: how it was grown and where it comes from.

These days, wine drinkers might take for granted that a bottle of wine with the word “Napa” on it actually comes from grapes grown in Napa Valley.

That labeling is now codified in California law, just like a wine labeled “Bordeaux” must come from one of the 54 wine appellations in Bordeaux wine region of France.

In the coming years, California’s other famous crop is going to get some designated appellations of its own.

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Vegas' salute to the cannabis culture: A 24-foot-long, fully functional bong - Cannabis News

There are two flights of stairs curling around the head-turning glass bong, all 24 feet of it. There also will be an elevator to ferry people from the ground floor — where the pipe’s 100-gallon reservoir sits — to the mouthpiece high above.

It weighs more than 800 pounds and the bowl can pack a quarter of a pound of marijuana.

It has elements in the glass that will make it glow — greenish mostly — while bathing in black light.

Jason Harris, the artist who made it, said it’s his artistic opus to the cannabis culture. “I make giant bongs,” he said. “They are my voice to make noise in the world.”

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What To Do With Leftover Marijuana Stems - Cannabis News

When it comes to cannabis, having leftover stems is just part of the package. Here’s how to use them.

In this current era, saving some cash is more important than ever, especially when it comes to weed.

And one hack for sticking to a budget is reusing and recycling, like harvesting kief from a grinder, or coming up with creative ways to use your stems.

Once you see that stash get down to the stems and dregs, you’re bound to wonder, is there THC in stems?

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Top Tips for Using Hash as a Culinary Ingredient - Cannabis News

Here’s a bold prediction: in five to ten years, everyone will be using hash like a seasoning, sprinkling half-grams of full-melt into soups and stews, adding un-pressed cannabis trichomes to smoothies, sauces, and desserts … the sky’s the limit.

Currently, using prized extracts to flavor food is seen as an extravagance, but future trends will bring hash within the reach of everyday epicureans—much like gourmet items such as truffles and saffron.

The idea of using hash as an ingredient is gaining momentum, powered by an increasingly mainstream cannabis culinary movement and made possible by a regulated market.

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Pairing pot: What marijuana is right for your meal? - Cannabis News

Now that chefs are exploring how weed might go together with their food, some are working out pairing sequences based not on how the different marijuana strains taste, but the effect they’ll likely have on their guests.

When it comes to critiquing alcoholic beverages, most of the focus is on how it tastes.

Sometime color comes into play, or body or texture, and not infrequently a drink’s history makes it into a review, but what critics don’t tend to write about is what kind of drunk it gets you.

That might be because, despite anecdotal evidence that tequila makes you wild and red wine makes you sleepy and whiskey makes you belligerent, scientists insist that ethanol is ethanol and drunk is drunk.

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Cannabis on the Menu at Your Next Hotel Restaurant or Spa? - Cannabis News

As states continue to legalize, cannabis-based edibles and spa treatments are ready and waiting for you on your next visit to a luxury hotel or resort.

More hotels and resorts plan to offer cannabis-based menu items and wellness treatments, as laws around the country relax toward medicinal and recreational use of the drug.

And customers — both locals and guests — seem to be thoroughly enjoying them.

Jessica Schupack, a Los Angeles resident who works in marketing is a regular at the Hollywood Roosevelt, where she loves ordering the mojito ($18) infused with cannabidiol (CBD), a nonintoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant. 

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Haute Pot: How High-End California Chefs Are Cashing In On Marijuana - Cannabis News

Leave it to California to combine high-end cuisine with the kind of ingredients that might actually get you high.

It's an increasingly lucrative niche for chefs in San Francisco and Los Angeles — cities already well known for trendy food culture.

Chefs and entrepreneurs making cannabis-infused foie gras and "stoner souffles" have been featured on not one but two series devoted to gourmet ganja: the Netflix competition program, Cooking On High, and the Viceland show Bong Appetit.

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These Chefs Are Killing The Cannabis Culinary Game - Cannabis News

We gathered a list of ten people combining food and cannabis in creative ways that are heavy on quality ingredients and technique. These people have scads of knowledge to drop.

For the longest time, cooking with cannabis meant spending too long making cannabutter on your stove or in a crockpot so that it could be thrown into some brownies or Rice Krispies treats.

It wasn’t fancy but it got you baked and — let’s be real — that was the goal.

But increased legalization has led to refined cultivation that places quality kush in the hands of culinarians who see it as another ingredient to be explored in the context of their craft.

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Cannabis 101: What Is ‘Dank’ Marijuana Anyway? - Cannabis News

When your friend says they’re coming over with some “dank” weed, they’re immediately setting the expectations high.

The word “dank,” though a great descriptive word all around, has become synonymous with cannabis culture and it means that the herb before you is simply the best.

But what makes dank so good? Dank, simply defined, means “unpleasantly moist or humid; damp and, often, chilly,” at least at dictionary.com.

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