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What Are You Dankful for This Year?

November 29th, 2017

This article may come at you a little late this year, being that Thanksgiving was last week, but it is never too late to be thankful, or dankful this season. I normally like to use this column as an outlet to bemoan about something that most people would bend over backward for. It can be fun to sit back and air my grievances about the weed industry, after all, it is the landscape I see every day. Fortunately, the industry I work in is hot right now, so it affords me this outlet. No grievances today though, just love. I am dankful for all the amazing growers out there. Indoor farmers and outdoor... Read More

Chiefton Supply Co.

November 21st, 2017

As an aging weed smoker, I cannot continue to wear clothes that have giant weed leaves on them. Like all fading trends, I need to retire my Wu Wear and Seedless clothing at some point for something that is a little more current. Plus, I am an adult; and as the weed industry matures so must the clothing that goes with it. A brand of cannabis-inspired clothing called Chiefton is here to fill that void. Chiefton Supply Co. is a cannabis-inspired clothing company that represents the culture while not being in your face about things. They allow cannabis users the opportunity to represent the industry... Read More

Cannabis Is Not A Partisan Issue

November 14th, 2017

The hot topic up at the bud bar this week did not involve the most fire strain of weed, nor was it about the best new edible on the shelf. It was not about what state would be going legal next or what concentrate process created the most potent dab. It was about a Gallup poll that showed marijuana legalization is currently supported by more Republicans than ever. Why should this surprise anyone? Marijuana is not mentioned in the Constitution and it is not mentioned in the Bible. Marijuana does not hurt or go against any of our cultural values. Marijuana has nothing to do with abortion and marijuana... Read More

Been Dabbin’ With the Dipper!

November 8th, 2017

Concentrates are so expensive, and I would like to find a way to dab it and not lose a portion of it on my fingers, or have it run down the side of my vaporizer pen. I would like a device that allows me to take a clean dose of my powerful medicine and I would like it to consistently work just as well as it did the first time. After years of dealing with low-end products that do not last more than a few months and a few gimmicks, I am ready for a little ease. Enter the Dipper by Dipstick Vapes. Although the market these days is flooded with devices for dabbing, rarely does one find a device that... Read More

CBDeez Healthy Remedies

October 31st, 2017

It is very likely that part of the reason why marijuana reform is sweeping the country and legalization is being discussed in most states is due to the medicinal benefits of an active ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is one of over many compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. For lack of a better example, cannabinoids are like “ingredients” in a cannabis plant. Like THC, CBD is an active cannabinoid in the marijuana plant, only CBD is non-psychoactive. CBD does not cause a high. We are all beginning to see that cannabis is not... Read More

A Grow Facility Field Trip

October 26th, 2017

Cannabis blogging seems to have its perks. Last weekend I went on my first ever writing assignment. I visited Colorado Springs to check out some grow facilities and meet some investors who have plans for a much larger facility. What I got was a weekend with a bunch of young cannabis reporters and a group of questionable investors who showed a guy a pretty good time. Saturday started out with a fat joint of the Scott’s OG. Just what the doctor ordered on this crisp morning to relieve the stress and anxiety of the previous five days. Through a cloudy haze of morning weed smoke, we cruised south... Read More

Your Weed Might Weigh More

October 17th, 2017

I would like to offer a kind suggestion, be polite to your budtender. You never know, it might make that bag a little heavier. We are nice people, we have similar interests as you, we are stoked to live in Colorado, and we have a cool job so finding us in a good mood is common. We work in an industry where our customers bring in tons of positive energy and are happy to spend their money. Where else do you find that? We enjoy talking to new people about the subtle differences in cannabis, the possibilities of cannabidiol (CBD), and we would love for you to ask every question you can think of, but... Read More

What’s On the Cannabis Menu?

October 10th, 2017

What is on the cannabis menu tonight? There is so much to look at when going into a cannabis dispensary it is tough to decide where to start. You have never been into a cannabis shop, you have been waiting in line for half an hour, and now you are at the counter. Although you have looked at the menu since you walked in you are so overwhelmed by what you are looking at you have no idea what to choose. What does ten milligrams mean, conversely why are some things one hundred milligrams? You have smoked weed for years but since you have lived in an area of the country where this stuff is illegal there... Read More

I’m Back Baby!

October 3rd, 2017

I’m Back Baby! I seemed to have ruffled a few feathers in my last post. So, this week I am going to dial it back a little and keep it light. This week I have been racking my brain about what to write so instead of making it about something controversial, like leaving a gratis for someone who helped you, I will consider some other options. Do I try to tackle the subject of indica versus sativa and do they really exist and matter? Yes, they do but why? The new trend is to discuss how everything is really just a hybrid or a sativa, and nothing is a landrace anymore.  However, many people say that... Read More

The Cannabis Industry is Bringing Change, Feel Free to Leave It

September 27th, 2017

I do not want to get off on a rant here but why would you not tip someone who just helped you out, especially if you are someone who knows nothing about cannabis? There may be some confusion on the issue of tipping your budtender so I am going to clear things up. I understand that most folks who come into a weed shop are spending a good deal of money and I am not asking you to drop twenty percent of your bill, it is not like we are your bartender or anything. When someone is spending a good deal of money already it is hard to want to throw down a little extra for the person who just helped you.... Read More