Stoned On The Range:  Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Stoned On The Range: Marijuana Legalization On Native American Lands

Native American lands have long maintained a laissez faire relationship with particular US government regulations. In states with anti-gambling legislation, a non-Native American citizen could easily duck out to a legal casino run by US Bureau of Indian Affairs.   With last year’s decision to allow reservations to determine their own regulations on recreational marijuana, ... Read More
 
Bella Vista Estate – Steamboat Springs, CO

Bella Vista Estate – Steamboat Springs, CO

We’re featuring a property that any green tourist MUST have on her or his radar: the Bella Vista Estate   This private vacation rental has the most incredible views in Colorado, capturing the famous Flat Tops National Forest and Yampa River Valley. This estate is a seven acre haven surrounded by natural scenery, just minutes ... Read More
 
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Back in June, the three founders of the consumer review cannabis platform, Leafly, have finally decided to branch out – after selling their company for an undisclosed amount in 2011 – and begin Headset, a logistical, B2B solution for emerging businesses ventures in the cannabis industry.   Headset is one the first of many innovations in the world of capitalized cannabis. By using a subscription-based service, Headset is targeting both recreational and medical industries to provide accurate and reliable insights and services. So far, Headset has divulged that these services include: a detailed comparison of specific products and how they’re selling in the market, inventory data, and manufacturing data. Thus, unlike the consumer-driven Leafly, Headset aims to address big business solutions. body image 1   “We’re staying in the cannabis industry but are tackling a different problem,” said co-founder Cy Scott in a recent interview with Geek Wire. His fellow Leafly founders, Scott Vickers and Brian Wansolich, will also be at the helm.   Another example of the maturation of the cannabis industry is the booming edibles industry within – with many cannabis consumers shifting towards a more practical, and non-permeating way, to consume their product. Edibles have an advantage, offering a way to incorporate cannabis use through every-day functions – your morning tea, a light snack, cooking, etc. body image 2   Fairwinds and Dixie Elixirs are two companies in particular that are re-branding the traditional image of cannabis use – an image more enticing to venture capitalists and potential investors. In a recent article on Slate, cannabis industry investor, Leslie Bocskor, accurately summed up the element of sophistication of the edibles industry:  
“Ultimately, marijuana will follow a pattern similar to that in the tech industry. The industry will evolve and stoner culture will be less and less prevalent. Eventually, we won't think of Cheech and Chong when we think about cannabis, just like we don't think about geek culture when we think about Amazon."
The constant pursuit of finding out what exactly is inside your cannabis is another shift towards a more legitimized industry. Similar to the natural food movement we’ve seen over the years, more consumers and manufacturers (in both the medical and recreational industries) are beginning to pay attention to what cannabis products are right for specific ailments, mentalities, and lifestyles.   Potbotics, another “big-picture” medical cannabis startup, is developing PotBot, an EEG device that scans a patient’s brain, measuring electric activity to find how cannabis affects the specific user. This device is meant to narrow in on how certain strains interact with the user’s specific ailments – i.e. is Blue Cheese or Silver Haze the right strain for my chemo therapy?   body image 3   Combine PotBot with other rising medical startups, (such as Hello MD, Aurum Labs, and Health MJ) and it’s clearly evident that medical cannabis is considerably on par with the worlds of traditional medical industries.   From the streets to the boardroom, smarter solutions for the young and fertile industry are rapidly cropping up. With over 300 new cannabis startups – in an industry only truly employed in a tiny handful of states in the US – the intersecting worlds of medical and consumer cannabis are not only growing in size, but also maturity and legitimacy.
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Charlotte’s Web: The Plant with the Power of Healing

Charlotte’s Web: The Plant with the Power of Healing

The name might sound familiar – this mighty plant has little to do with the children’s book we all know and love. This Sativa strain, could have garnered the name of the popular book from the densely crystal packed resin glands that spread over the buds and make it seem as though a web was ... Read More
 
Marijuana in the Workplace – CO and the Coates Case

Marijuana in the Workplace – CO and the Coates Case

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado has led to a slew of other discussions about practical issues surrounding personal use of the substance. One question on the table is whether employers in the state who have antidrug policies are still allowed to take action against employees who use marijuana legally during their ... Read More
 
2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

2016 Presidential Candidates’ Stance On Marijuana

Here’s a quick rundown of the 2016 Presidential candidates featured in major polls, and their views on legalizing marijuana.   THE REPUBLICANS   Jeb Bush is a Republican and Florida’s Governor. In the past, he has seemed conflicted about the issue of marijuana. Expressing concern about interstate commerce, he states he is unsure about federal ... Read More
 
Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Colorado Probation Laws and Marijuana

Almost all state probation programs require their participants to take drug tests, and failure to pass one can mean a violation. Until May of 2015, this was true even in Colorado, where a medical marijuana program has been in place for the last 15 years.   As recently as 2012, Colorado’s court of appeals ruled ... Read More
 
Fail Mary Jane: Marijuana Policies in Professional Sports

Fail Mary Jane: Marijuana Policies in Professional Sports

How Professional Sports’ Outdated Policies on Marijuana Use Are Hurting the Players, the Fans, and the Game Super Bowl XLVIII in 2013, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the Denver Broncos, was a historic day. Yes, the Seahawks won the first championship in franchise history, smashing Peyton Manning and company 43-8. But take one look at ... Read More
 
Top 10 Celebrity Pot Heads

Top 10 Celebrity Pot Heads

The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that 18.9 million Americans had used marijuana in the past month (to say nothing of the 47% of Americans who admitted to have tried pot in their lives). Out of these avowed cannabis users, it figures that a healthy chunk of them would be celebrities ... Read More
 
Marijuana Meetups in Legalized States

Marijuana Meetups in Legalized States

These are exciting times for marijuana, particularly in the states that have legalized recreational marijuana within their borders: Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington (as well as the District of Columbia, but there is currently no provision to set up a system for legal sales). These four states are trailblazers attempting to organize and maintain a ... Read More
 
25 YouTube Videos to Watch While High

25 YouTube Videos to Watch While High

Pity the poor cannabis users of yesteryear: after enjoying some marijuana and deciding to take it easy, they had to flip channels and watch the Home Shopping Network or I Love Lucy reruns (though there’s nothing wrong with that). Today, pot heads have it so easy. YouTube offers an endless barrage of material to enjoy ... Read More
 
10 Must-Visit Glassware Stores in the United States

10 Must-Visit Glassware Stores in the United States

The head shop is an integral part of cannabis culture. Starting in the 1960s, alongside the counterculture and hippie movements, head shops served as hubs for all things “other” – underground publications, alternative art, clothing, and of course, glassware, rolling papers, and other products deemed “for tobacco use only.” Today, the influence of the quirky ... Read More