Even though legal cannabis has been around for more than two decades in the U.S., this is still news to many: Smoking is not the only way to consume weed. As the industry evolves, so do intake methods.
The munchies are driving up fast-food sales in states where marijuana is legal. Cannabis has been shown to increase users’ appetite, sending many customers of legalized dispensaries to fast-food chains.
Contrary to the image of stoners being party animals, it turns out that many marijuana consumers just want to go to sleep. New data from Consumer Research Around Cannabis found that only pain relief equaled sleep as a reason for using marijuana.
When it comes to edibles, ovens and crock pots cook cannabis pretty inconsistently, wasting weed and lowering the quality. With this in mind, entrepreneur Shanel Lindsay created her own science-savvy device that perfectly cooks pot every time you use it, leaving you ready to sprinkle it on your favorite foods in just one hour.
With his cannabis brand having already rolled out in Colorado and Canada, the recent launch of Snoop Dogg water pipes, known as POUNDS, means consumers can smoke Snoop-approved cannabis out of Snoop-approved glass.
On April 1, 2017, the 2nd annual 420 Games is being held at California’s Santa Monica Pier. The event stands in it’s own lane in terms of marijuana-themed occasions. The games will include a 4.2-mile run, a pre- and post-run yoga workout, and speeches from former NFL players. The event in Santa Monica kicks off the 420 Games’ 2017 Tour, which will also head to Colorado and Oregon.
An emerging luxury marijuana market is offering cannabis products to high-end consumers, according to Forbes. Despite stereotypes of marijuana users, a study of 800 cannabis consumers by Miner & Co. revealed 84 percent have full-time jobs and 65 percent have annual household incomes of $75,000 or more.
As legalization continues to sweep through the United States, researchers are beginning to see a spike in marijuana use among older Americans. Most recently, a study published in the medical journal Addiction found that the baby-boomer generation is reporting higher rates of marijuana use than any other preceding generation.
In some ways, the Emerald Exchange is like other farmer’s markets one might find in L.A.’s more upscale and bohemian neighborhoods.
Somewhere in the coniferous forests of British Columbia, there’s a compound covered in Bob Marley posters, tiki masks, and more concentrated weed paraphernalia and idolatry than any other place in the world.
Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November.
A service in Colorado connects renters who want to grow their own pot with landlords who don’t mind them doing so, according to The Denver Post. Four-year-old Housing Guru manages properties, checks out references, verifies incomes, and looks into the property histories of would-be renters.
In the past cannabis has been the scapegoat of mental health professionals. Much research indicates that use of the plant is responsible for a myriad of mental health problems. However, new research seems to point in a different direction. “Our findings suggest caution in the implementation of policies related to legalization of cannabis for recreational…
On Jan. 26, 2016, HBO published a bonus clip from “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” about fans of the Denver Broncos tailgating with marijuana outside of Mile High Stadium instead of alcohol.
Jeanine Moss and Ann Shuch are self-described “fashionable women of means,” but it’s not enough that they look good; they want you to look good, too. That’s why they created AnnaBís, a line of handbags and clutches specifically crafted for users who appreciate the sweet leaf and high fashion in equal measure.
There are a variety of new THC-infused “Wake & Bake” coffee and tea products emerging onto the marijuana marketplace.
While most marijuana users are not necessarily lazy, the activity of getting high is rarely associated with vigorous exercise. But according to a new study, the connection between a marijuana high and what is known as a “runner’s high” might be closer than you think.
Rapper and marijuana entrepreneur Snoop Dogg continued his quest to become regarded as the Johnny Appleseed (or maybe make that Stems-and-Seeds) of cannabis for future generations by offering a benediction to the good people of Colorado following that state’s inaugural cannabis tax holiday on Sept. 16.
At TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on Sept. 21, 2015, Snoop defied expectations once again by announcing the launch of his marijuana website Merry Jane.
Replace the stench of stale whiskey breath with the aroma of marijuana smoke from a “weed tent” and you have John Elledge and Whitney Alexander’s wedding reception.
New York Magazine’s pop culture blog Vulture.com has just completed Stoner Week, a celebration of the myriad ways marijuana has worked itself into entertainment culture. It’s an in-depth, decades-spanning look at the evolution of marijuana in music, television and film.
The unspoken rules of the “puff, puff, pass” ritual — including all of the steps it takes to toke up — are obvious to those who already partake. But for those just now starting to explore the world of cannabis, there’s a lot to learn.
On Friday, May , 15, 2015, television and lifestyle icon Oprah Winfrey appeared on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” to say goodbye to the legendary comedian as he prepares to retire next week and discuss, amongst other things, smoking marijuana.
In her cookbook, Toklas wittily explained that upon eating her marijuana confections, one would experience, “Euphoria and brilliant storms of laughter; ecstatic reveries and extensions of one’s personality on several simultaneous planes are to be complacently expected.”
A recent Vanity Fair article by Bill Bradley explores where baby boomer’s longing to relive their prime Summer of Love years but trapped inside states yet to legalize cannabis are scoring their product, and highlights how marijuana usage is quickly becoming a kind of mundane nonissue for many Americans.
In 1986 the Oregon Supreme Court decided that Oregon’s controlled-substance statutes violated the “free exercise” clause of the U.S. Constitution in that they outlawed the use of certain drugs, including peyote, while allowing no safe harbor for their religious/sacramental use.
Indiana’s new “religious freedom” law has been widely criticized and condemned by many, but an innovative marijuana activist in the state is using the bill’s legal protections as a means to set up a new religious sect — the First Church of Cannabis.
Despite marijuana being legal in numerous states, Denver, Colorado, is one of the primary travel destinations to celebrate 420 on April 20, 2015. Locals and travelers from around the globe find themselves here each year to celebrate cannabis culture.
The upcoming “Entourage” film is set to feature a subplot concerning comic relief sidekick Turtle, played by Jerry Ferrara, investing in a successful startup that distributes the popular devices.
Gone are the day when smokers seeking companionship had to track the cloud of smoke billowing down the hallway of their dorm back to its source.
Runner’s high is taking on a new meaning as elite endurance athletes start fessing up to using cannabis while training to help them endure boredom, reduce pain, and ease nausea.
This Valentine’s Day companies have sought to capitalize on love, marijuana and the love of marijuana. A bouquet of flowers is taking on a whole different meaning this year.
While a pilgrimage to 420-friendly cities is nothing new—think Amsterdam—with the ever-increasing cannabis industry in the United States, interest is fueled and supported by companies who specialize in cannabis tourism.
O.penVAPE’s recent sponsorship of an eight-city tour with Keller Williams and The Motet should remind marketers that the jam band scene is just as fertile for developing brand loyalty.
Apple and Instagram have tough policies regarding marijuana business, and entrepreneurs are feeling the effects. Businesses of any kind, especially those which operate through the Internet, rely on Apple to accommodate its apps.
While many who partake in cannabis infused edibles enjoy a standard sugary baked good or candy, individuals using edibles as a source of medicine may not want to partake in sugar-laden fare.
For those not enmeshed in the yoga world, a shared, and common, notion is that yoga is solely for those few calm, meditative individuals.
California’s Humboldt County is known for its towering redwoods. But this region about 200 miles north of San Francisco has another claim to fame: Humboldt is to weed what Napa is to fine wine — it’s the heart of marijuana production in the U.S.
Hip-hop and marijuana have been in each other lives as long as hip-hop has been a relevant mainstay in pop culture. We have artists like Dr. Dre who topped the charts over a decade ago with “Chronic 2001.”
Earlier this year, Facebook turned 10 years old. After a decade of likes, shares, and pokes, it is hard to remember a time without the social media giant.
Being a mother is hard work. From sun up to sun down you are juggling a hundred different responsibilities all while trying to mold the minds of these tiny human beings that you somehow found yourself raising.
Step into a Colorado pot dispensary at random, and you’ll long for the luxuries of the D.M.V.
Alaskan residents may get to “inhale. exhale. and recharge” with Snoop Dogg if lawmakers vote to legalize marijuana in November.
Ever earned a $20 bill … on weed? According to a SurveyMonkey poll conducted by Mashable, one in 10 people in the United States have gone to work while high on marijuana. The poll highlights other drug habits of the American worker, and despite lingering questions, the results help contrast the use of prescription drugs to marijuana.
A conversation with middle-aged moms, homeless men, and college kids about post-prohibition in Boulder, Colorado.
After perusing our debut State of the Leaf cannabis infographic, you may have pondered which state in the US has the highest concentration of cannabis consumers. You’re not alone if you guessed Washington or Colorado, the only two states legally selling recreational cannabis, but you would be wrong.
Glass blowing is an industry that has been undermined in the past. Many times, people neglect to see this medium as art, especially if the glass is a bong, bubbler or bowl used for smoking marijuana. However, as more people take an interest in marijuana, they are also making serious investments in the glass they buy.
Pot culture has been described as testosterone-fueled boys’ club in which women are objectified as “hot pot babes.” What happens on the stoner side of things seeps insidiously into the world of policy reform and legitimate business. Statistics are scarce, but the legal marijuana industry also seems to be heavily male dominated and more than a little alien for many businesswomen.
It seems like only yesterday that in order to have marijuana delivered to one’s door, he or she would need to log into the scary Deep Web to make risky transactions on the Silk Road.
Aside from their celebrated music, Jerry Garcia, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Bob Marley, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have one major thing in common: marijuana. You probably already knew that, but do you know how burning one down can aid their creative process?