December 16, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Rocking for a Reason: The Do It For Love Foundation

Have you heard of the Do It For The Love Foundation yet? They’re kind of like the music world’s version of the Make A Wish Foundation. Basically, their mission is to take people who are terminally ill, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to concerts that will provide them with joy, happiness, and inspiration in the face of their illness, trauma, or challenges. Some of the big names associated with the Do It For the Love Foundation areSantana, Kings of Leon, Train and Blues Traveler. There are dozens of other, smaller musical acts that also work with, promote, and support the Do It For the…

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Emmys 2014: Sarah Silverman’s pot-filled e-cigarette brings marijuana into the 21st century

The world now has the munchies for Sarah Silverman. One day after the comic showed off her pot-filled e-cigarette on the Emmys red carpet, the future of marijuana moved from the back of a VW microbus to the cutting edge of technology. It all started in an apparently unscripted moment with E! hostess Giuliana Rancic when Silverman — in a pot colored dress, no less — revealed more than her ample cleavage. “This is my pot,” she said. “Liquid pot.” With that the internet exploded. “Live your life girl!” tweeted actress Anna Kendrick to her nearly three million followers. It’s…

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420 Weird Portland: A Pot-Friendly Guided Tour

Entering into Portland is an interesting experience for anyone, as you will find yourself immediately immersed in the culture of weird. Everywhere you turn there is something unique to see, for example the painted intersections of Portland. There is a stunning display of this creativity on the pavement at the intersection of Holman and 8th in northeast. There is also the self-proclaimed largest independent new and used bookstore in the world,Powell’s City of Books, which occupies an entire city block in the Pearl District. However, when you are stoned, you are not just an average tourist, and you will have your…

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Bret Bogue joins Abakus

Times magazine, Bret Bogue has amassed one of the world’s largest collections of cannabis strains and has supervised cultivation operations in over a dozen countries. Some of the most popular clones being grown and sold today were first widely introduced through his company, Apothecary Genetics, including Chem Dog, which Bogue famously misspelled as Chem Dawg. Bogue will be delivering a free cultivation seminar at the Munchie  Cup on opening day, August 18, and also be contributing a column in every issue of Abakus. If you have any questions for him that you’d like to see answered in his first column,…

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Psychedelicatessen: Herbalicious Pot Pesto Lasagna

Welcome to Psychedelicatessen, a weekly column exploring the world of cannabis cuisine, including recipes from the great chefs and ganjapreneurs who fuel our appetite for adventure. Chef Amber has been on a roll, creating award-winning pastries at Santa Cruz based Greenway dispensary. Since 2010, Amber has taken home three Cannabis Cup awards for her infused biscotti, baklava and ginger cookies. Previous to her employment at Greenway, Amber made high-end wedding cakes, but a struggle with cancer inspired her to dedicate her talents to the medical marijuana edibles business. Today, business is still going strong, no doubt due to her reputation for high-quality delicious…

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How to Build a Simple Greenhouse Out Of PVC Pipe

Occasionally, when cultivating a stealthy marijuana crop a greenhouse is necessary for a few different reasons: first and foremost, your crop is less likely to get ripped off or busted if it can’t be seen. Second, some areas of our cannabis loving country have incredibly cold start temperatures in February and your tender young sprouts need to be protected from the elements.  Last but not least, the third most likely reason a cultivator might need to set up a quick and inexpensive greenhouse, is to try and create a light dep grow op as a means of potentially increasing their…

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The Magical Butter Food Truck Heads to Seattle With Infused Edibles

As an increasing number of companies begin to focus on producing tasty, cannabis infused treats, one company continues to place the power in the hand of consumers and chefs. The company is Magical Butter and their product is the first of its kind: the MB2 machine, a botanical extractor that can infuse butter with an and all herbs, including marijuana. Hot off the Food Truck’s success at this year’s Denver Cannabis Cup, Magical Butter will now take its talents to Washington state, which begins its own legal weed sales on July 8. Garyn Angel, Magical Butter’s CEO has spent the last week…

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Thanks Medical Marijuana; You Made Darren’s Life More Bearable – R.I.P. Old Friend!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ H.S.T. … Which is exactly what Darren Sorensen did. I was first introduced to Darren in 1982 when a mutual friend of ours, Tim Dunn, brought him to a local surf spot in Pacific Grove, California. Tim had met Darren when he first moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Bakersfield in 1980. Dunn…

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Where There’s Smoke

“This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent, and Northern California sensimilla. The amazing stuff about this is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.” —Carl Spackler, Caddyshack The first tee at Denver’s City Park Golf Course sits at an elevation of 5,250 feet, just short of a mile high. If a player has ingested two cannabis-infused lemon drops and part of a gingerbread cookie laced with 100 milligrams of THC, as I recently…

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From seed to weed: What does it take for your green to grow?

Few people who are picking up veggies in the grocery story give much thought to how long it takes food to get from farm to shelf. And in the same way, while it takes just moments to purchase marijuana at a dispensary, it can take nearly seven weeks to grow a harvestable plant from seed. The first decision is choosing which strain of marijuana to grow – indica, sativa or a hybrid of the two. Indicas tend to be more relaxing, while sativas are more stimulating. Marijuana aficionados often cultivate hybrids for the specific flavor, scent and effect they’re going…

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