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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! Cannabis Tales to Share…

June 6th, 2017

It’s true, you can’t make this stuff up! The cannabis culture is colorful and full of interesting facts and fallacies. Here are a few facts that may tickle your funny bone or leave you scratching your head in confusion. Pot for Sale Online in 1971. The very first online purchase was an undisclosed amount of marijuana between students at two prestigious colleges.  In the early 70’s,  long before eBay and Amazon, students at Stanford University using Arpanet accounts at Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, engaged in a commercial transaction with their buddies... Read More

THC and Paranoia

June 1st, 2017

THC and paranoia Paranoia. It is that term you often heard associated with smoking weed all your life, and perhaps have even experienced it. A study in 2014 set out to find out if THC is the cause of paranoia, as well as if THC could help identify the mechanisms that contribute to paranoia. 121 participants ages 21 to 50, with paranoid ideation received a placebo, THC, or THC preceded by a cognitive awareness explanation, in which participants were educated about possible effects prior to administration (Antley et al., 2014). Paranoia in this study was defined as the individual experiencing an... Read More

Cannabis, in the name of freedom!

May 29th, 2017

What is Memorial Day?  No, it is NOT the official kick-off to summer, but instead a solemn day to remember fallen soldiers who took their last breath defending our freedom.  For our veterans, this ‘holiday’ is a reminder of war, uncertainty, and conflict.  However, the scars of loss and war go much deeper with a condition called PTSD.  But guess what, cannabis can help! What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops after one experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. In the US military, PTSD  affects, on average, about 15% of those who serve. In past... Read More

Not Happy With Your Church? Try this One!

May 22nd, 2017

Does the idea of going to church make you cringe? Don’t just go with the flow of  a “we’ve always done it that way” mentality.   Instead, find your own personal embassy at the International Church of Cannabis (ICOC), located at the corner of Logan St. and Dakota Ave. in Denver.  As a ceremonial gesture to the cannabis culture, the church opened on April 20, 2017.   The church provides a place for parishioners to attend events that include guest speakers, films, art, and spiritual topics. The church offers an open house for the public  every Thursday through Sunday. What is an Elevationist?... Read More

“Wake Up, You Need to Make Money!”

May 15th, 2017

Congratulations Graduates!  Now what? Just like the Twenty One Pilots song, “Stressed Out,” it time to wake up!  You’ve got the degree — but the traditional job market is saturated with thousands just like you.  If you want to get those student loans repaid fast, go where the grass is always greener…Take the alternative route and try a career in the cannabis industry.  Check out this infographic to see how you can use that new degree and start earning a decent salary fresh out of college. Peace, Love, and the Power of Cannabis! Lori You must be at least 21 years... Read More

Mother’s little helper has been replaced; meet Mary Jane!

May 8th, 2017

Who wisely gives advice, exudes confidence, and suddenly loses her appetite when there is only one slice of pie? You got it, “Mom.” Raising kids is not what it used to be, but today’s Mom’s have figured out how to find balance between marriage, kids, and a career. Decades ago, mother’s little helpers usually included alcohol and pills; a deadly combination for all involved. Since then, a paradigm shift has occurred and more and more Moms turn to cannabis for stress relief.  Contrary to the nay sayers, cannabis is safer than alcohol and pharmaceuticals for Mom’s... Read More

Teach the Children Well!

May 1st, 2017

Hey parents, when was the last time you sat down and read your child a story about the benefits of medical cannabis?  Chances are, never.  Parents and educators hesitate on the inclusion of “benefits” of medical cannabis in their discussions, however, they highlight risks and abuse of marijuana instead.  We continue to confuse children with mixed messages on the topic of medical cannabis so parents are left to their own creativity to teach their kids compassion and respect for those who suffer and use cannabis as treatment. According to a Denver Post article,  there are over 350... Read More

Make and Bake!

April 24th, 2017

If you’ve been to a dispensary lately, you know there is no shortage of marijuana edibles on the shelves. Did you know you can make your own cannabis-infused goodies at home without the smell or mess?  It’s easy, healthy, and you control the dosage. The Plan.  Before you begin, start with the end in mind.  What do you wish to achieve with this dish or recipe?  First, if you plan to entertain friends, use a strain that has a pleasant psychoactive effect to ensure plenty of laughs. If it’s for a medical purpose, consider using a hemp strain high in CBD or indica. The Science. If you plan... Read More

The Charitable Side of Cannabis

April 17th, 2017

Making a donation to charity should never be a hassle, right?  Well, just ask any respectable cannabis-based business owner and they will tell you, it’s much harder than you think.  As part of the culture, philanthropy is the foundation of the cannabis evolution; helping one another has always been a core principal.  Unfortunately, the social stigma that surrounds cannabis keeps industry business owners at a disadvantage when they want to be socially responsible and do the right thing and give back to the community that supports them. Because of federal regulatory issues, many non-profits... Read More

Get the funk out.

April 10th, 2017

Have you ever caught a whiff of someone walking by and thought: “there’s a cigarette smoker, she smells like bacon, or way too much Axe body spray?”  Nowadays, it is common to catch the smell of weed in the air and it’s not always welcome.  Occasionally, you may get a  friendly nod from a like-minded individual who recognizes and appreciates the terpene profile excreting from your clothes.  On the opposite side, you may get a piecing glance from someone in the grocery line who doesn’t find the funk pleasing at all.  How do you mask the smell so you’re not singled out? With... Read More