• Kentucky’s House of Representatives Approves Medicinal Cannabis Legislation
    The bill faces political challenges in the state’s Senate. The post Kentucky’s House of Representatives Approves Medicinal Cannabis Legislation appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-21
  • The NFL is finally considering relaxing its Cannabis Policy
    The NFL Players Association could soon vote on an agreement with the league that includes sharply reduced penalties for marijuana use by football players and dramatically shortens the annual window during which they may be tested for cannabis and other drugs. While the proposed changes haven't been publicly released, the collective bargaining agreement that's circulating among officials would reportedly make it so players would only be subject to a two-week testing period, instead of the current four-month window that now begins on the unofficial marijuana holiday April 20 (4/20) and ends in August. Additionally, severe penalties for cannabis offenses would reportedly be lifted. The agreement “would include dramatically reduced penalties, with suspensions happening only in the event of extreme and repeated disregard of the policy or significant violations of applicable law regarding the possession and use of marijuana,” NBC Sports's ProFootballTalk reported. The players union has been holding conference calls in recent weeks as representatives decide whether to proceed with the agreement, but if they don't act soon, it could mean another year of strict cannabis policies within the NFL. Two-thirds of the group must agree to the proposal prior to the start of the new league year on March 18 if they want the policies to take effect for the 2020-2021 season. If the new collective bargaining agreement isn't ratified by that time, players would undergo another season where testing positive for marijuana can result in fines, suspension and rehabilitation. It's not clear when the revised testing period would begin under the agreement, but it'd generally be more beneficial for players to schedule that window during the offseason. While the NFL has been slow to back reform, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said in December that they see the writing on the wall and predicted that cannabis policy changes were imminent. “I think you should expect and will expect an adjustment of the contemporary way or the present way that marijuana is being thought about,” Jones said. Cannabis policy changes have already been integrated by the Major League Baseball, which announced in December that it was removing marijuana from its list of banned substances. That also followed negotiations between the ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-21
  • Oklahoma Cannabis Delivery Bill Advanced in House of Representatives
    The state’s successful medical marijuana program is still evolving. The post Oklahoma Cannabis Delivery Bill Advanced in House of Representatives appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • New Hampshire House Approves Bill Allowing Personal Possession of Pot
    The bill still needs to clear the Senate. The post New Hampshire House Approves Bill Allowing Personal Possession of Pot appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Busted With 157 Pounds of Pot
    Greg Robinson was reportedly driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when a drug-sniffing dog alerted the authorities. The post NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Busted With 157 Pounds of Pot appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • High Times has been Cleared to List; Readies for Public Trading
    High Times is going public! The post High Times has been Cleared to List; Readies for Public Trading appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • Georgia Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Essentially Re-Criminalize Hemp
    Hemp is potentially backsliding in Georgia. The post Georgia Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Essentially Re-Criminalize Hemp appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • How to Save Money With Crumble
    There comes a time in every stoner's life when both the weed budget and your supply are seriously dwindling. Enter crumble, the reasonably priced concentrate here to answer your prayers.  Crumble is an extract, a form of cannabis concentrate made using a solvent. Unlike other forms of concentrates — which are fluid or sticky — crumble is known for its uniquely dry texture which crumbles when handled. You can dab or vape it on its own or sprinkle it over your bud to add an extra kick to your bowls, blunts, and joints.  This versatility, combined with its potency, makes crumble one of the best-kept secrets in the world of concentrates —but not for long. The cat is officially out of the bag. Our guide will break down exactly how to use crumble to stretch your weed budget until payday.  Shopping for concentrates on a budget Though a gram of concentrate will cost you more than a gram of flower, concentrates are often more cost-effective thanks to their increased potency. While bud typically tests at around 10 - 25% THC, concentrates like budder, shatter, and crumble can reach levels of 50 - 90% THC. In other words, a little goes a long way when it comes to dabs and crumble is no exception.  Crumble is also generally cheaper than its fellow concentrate counterparts. According to WM News data, a gram of shatter costs a median price of $40 compared to a median price of $37.50 for a gram of crumble. In other parts of the country, the prices of concentrates like shatter or live resin can skyrocket to over $60 per gram, though crumble tends to remain near the $40 price point. This is likely because the consistency of crumble is more difficult to handle and it's a lesser-known concentrate despite being made essentially the same way as shatter.  During the extraction process, shatter becomes crumble when you apply higher temperatures and longer vacuum time, though the exact numbers vary from strain to strain.  How to use crumble Dabbing: Perhaps the most popular method of using crumble is to dab it like you would any other concentrate. Heat the nail or bucket on your rig with a gas-powered torch until it's at the optimal temperature and drop your crumble onto the nail or into the bucket and inhale through your rig's mouthpiece. Note: Because crumble can be difficult to work with, the ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-20
  • Mike Bloomberg (sort of) changed his tune on Marijuana
    Mike Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, released a criminal justice reform plan on Tuesday that calls for the decriminalization of marijuana possession and mass expungements for prior cannabis convictions. The former New York City mayor — who has recently faced sharp criticism in recent days over a resurfaced 2015 recording of him defending controversial stop-and-frisk law enforcement tactics and racially disparate marijuana arrests — seems to be trying to repair his image on policing issues as primary season heats up.
    The United States has a mass incarceration problem. Over 2M people are currently in prison. As mayor, I cut incarceration in New York City by 39%.I’ll do the same for the nation, and protect people at every touchpoint in the justice system. https://t.co/2rXa21vCjc— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 18, 2020 Among Bloomberg's reform proposals is to “de-criminalize the use and possession of marijuana nationwide, commute all existing sentences, and expunge all records,” according to his campaign site. “Mike believes that further scientific study is required to assess the health effects of marijuana. In the meantime, he believes that no one should go to jail for smoking or possessing it,” the plan states. “He recognizes that the criminal approach to marijuana has fallen disproportionately on the Black community: While white and Black people in the U.S. use marijuana at roughly equal rates, Black Americans are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for possession.” Notably missing from the plan is a call to federally legalize cannabis — a policy change backed by all of his competitors for the Democratic nomination except former Vice President Joe Biden. Bloomberg “believes that for the moment this is an issue best left to the states, taking public health and safety into account,” the site says. That's a stance his campaign signaled would be part of his platform late last year. Bloomberg has a history of opposing legalization.  But looking back at his record and comments about legalization, it doesn't necessarily come as a surprise that Bloomberg is declining to personally embrace the reform move, despite its popularity among Democratic voters. Prior to launching his campaign last year, the former mayor said that legalizing marijuana is “read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-19
  • PA Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to House of Representatives
    Rep. Jake Wheatley tries again, despite Republican opposition. The post PA Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to House of Representatives appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Alabama Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Medical Cannabis Bill
    The full Senate will vote on it next session. The post Alabama Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Medical Cannabis Bill appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Infused Beverage Company House of Saka Hires Former SVP of Constellation Brands
    Sue Bachorski has joined House of Saka's senior executive team. The post Infused Beverage Company House of Saka Hires Former SVP of Constellation Brands appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $1.74 Billion in Products in 2019
    Colorado pot sales reached a high last year. The post Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $1.74 Billion in Products in 2019 appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Weedmaps Buyers’ Guide: Stash Boxes and Smell-Proof Bags
    Between growing cultural acceptance and the political shifts that followed, lax laws and legal weed have transformed what it means to be a cannabis user.  And there's never been a better time to be a stoner than now. Suddenly, weed is wellness, a viable alternative to alcohol, prescription pills and a slew of other coping mechanisms that are objectively terrible for us.  While cannabis is more acceptable than ever, discretion remains a key concern for most users. From the soccer mom hiding tinctures in her makeup bag to an otherwise unapologetic stoner who doesn't want to smell like weed at the family function, the necessity for discretion exists on different levels. Regardless of where you fall on the sliding scale of a secret stoner to unabashed “weed kween,” discreet products are great tools when you want to keep it on the low.  Here is our guide to stash boxes and smell-proof bags, with a couple of ingenious products blurring the line between the two. Until cannabis becomes federally legal, it's wise to err on the side of caution. Especially when the err, or in this case, air, doesn't have to smell at all.  The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box   The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box exists at the apex of the high end. Four glass jars, four dab containers, humidity control, joint holders, a rolling tray… the list of super stoner accouterment goes on. If you're a baller who takes their weed seriously enough to have a head stash worth preserving, this one-of-a-kind box is for you.  Price: $259 LiTT Stash Box If you're part of the 99% who can't swing over $200 for a stash box, LiTT's Stash Box is a great alternative. Simple, highly functional, and aesthetically cool, it has everything you need and nothing you don't. Plus, the top of the box doubles as a rolling tray.  Price: £23 ($29.90 USD) Diversion Hair Brush  With the Diversion Hair Brush, the name says it all. Though obviously not a box, it's a great place to hide your stash when no one can know you have weed on you. If you live in a legal state, this doesn't happen much. If you don't, it happens all the time. Either way, we've all been there, and all would have been way less panicked if this ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-18
  • Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways
    The loophole is a state classic at this point The post Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-18
 
  • Kentucky’s House of Representatives Approves Medicinal Cannabis Legislation
    The bill faces political challenges in the state’s Senate. The post Kentucky’s House of Representatives Approves Medicinal Cannabis Legislation appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-21
  • The NFL is finally considering relaxing its Cannabis Policy
    The NFL Players Association could soon vote on an agreement with the league that includes sharply reduced penalties for marijuana use by football players and dramatically shortens the annual window during which they may be tested for cannabis and other drugs. While the proposed changes haven't been publicly released, the collective bargaining agreement that's circulating among officials would reportedly make it so players would only be subject to a two-week testing period, instead of the current four-month window that now begins on the unofficial marijuana holiday April 20 (4/20) and ends in August. Additionally, severe penalties for cannabis offenses would reportedly be lifted. The agreement “would include dramatically reduced penalties, with suspensions happening only in the event of extreme and repeated disregard of the policy or significant violations of applicable law regarding the possession and use of marijuana,” NBC Sports's ProFootballTalk reported. The players union has been holding conference calls in recent weeks as representatives decide whether to proceed with the agreement, but if they don't act soon, it could mean another year of strict cannabis policies within the NFL. Two-thirds of the group must agree to the proposal prior to the start of the new league year on March 18 if they want the policies to take effect for the 2020-2021 season. If the new collective bargaining agreement isn't ratified by that time, players would undergo another season where testing positive for marijuana can result in fines, suspension and rehabilitation. It's not clear when the revised testing period would begin under the agreement, but it'd generally be more beneficial for players to schedule that window during the offseason. While the NFL has been slow to back reform, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said in December that they see the writing on the wall and predicted that cannabis policy changes were imminent. “I think you should expect and will expect an adjustment of the contemporary way or the present way that marijuana is being thought about,” Jones said. Cannabis policy changes have already been integrated by the Major League Baseball, which announced in December that it was removing marijuana from its list of banned substances. That also followed negotiations between the ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-21
  • Oklahoma Cannabis Delivery Bill Advanced in House of Representatives
    The state’s successful medical marijuana program is still evolving. The post Oklahoma Cannabis Delivery Bill Advanced in House of Representatives appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • New Hampshire House Approves Bill Allowing Personal Possession of Pot
    The bill still needs to clear the Senate. The post New Hampshire House Approves Bill Allowing Personal Possession of Pot appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Busted With 157 Pounds of Pot
    Greg Robinson was reportedly driving from Los Angeles to Louisiana when a drug-sniffing dog alerted the authorities. The post NFL Player Faces 20 Years In Prison After Getting Busted With 157 Pounds of Pot appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • High Times has been Cleared to List; Readies for Public Trading
    High Times is going public! The post High Times has been Cleared to List; Readies for Public Trading appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • Georgia Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Essentially Re-Criminalize Hemp
    Hemp is potentially backsliding in Georgia. The post Georgia Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Essentially Re-Criminalize Hemp appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-20
  • How to Save Money With Crumble
    There comes a time in every stoner's life when both the weed budget and your supply are seriously dwindling. Enter crumble, the reasonably priced concentrate here to answer your prayers.  Crumble is an extract, a form of cannabis concentrate made using a solvent. Unlike other forms of concentrates — which are fluid or sticky — crumble is known for its uniquely dry texture which crumbles when handled. You can dab or vape it on its own or sprinkle it over your bud to add an extra kick to your bowls, blunts, and joints.  This versatility, combined with its potency, makes crumble one of the best-kept secrets in the world of concentrates —but not for long. The cat is officially out of the bag. Our guide will break down exactly how to use crumble to stretch your weed budget until payday.  Shopping for concentrates on a budget Though a gram of concentrate will cost you more than a gram of flower, concentrates are often more cost-effective thanks to their increased potency. While bud typically tests at around 10 - 25% THC, concentrates like budder, shatter, and crumble can reach levels of 50 - 90% THC. In other words, a little goes a long way when it comes to dabs and crumble is no exception.  Crumble is also generally cheaper than its fellow concentrate counterparts. According to WM News data, a gram of shatter costs a median price of $40 compared to a median price of $37.50 for a gram of crumble. In other parts of the country, the prices of concentrates like shatter or live resin can skyrocket to over $60 per gram, though crumble tends to remain near the $40 price point. This is likely because the consistency of crumble is more difficult to handle and it's a lesser-known concentrate despite being made essentially the same way as shatter.  During the extraction process, shatter becomes crumble when you apply higher temperatures and longer vacuum time, though the exact numbers vary from strain to strain.  How to use crumble Dabbing: Perhaps the most popular method of using crumble is to dab it like you would any other concentrate. Heat the nail or bucket on your rig with a gas-powered torch until it's at the optimal temperature and drop your crumble onto the nail or into the bucket and inhale through your rig's mouthpiece. Note: Because crumble can be difficult to work with, the ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-20
  • Mike Bloomberg (sort of) changed his tune on Marijuana
    Mike Bloomberg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, released a criminal justice reform plan on Tuesday that calls for the decriminalization of marijuana possession and mass expungements for prior cannabis convictions. The former New York City mayor — who has recently faced sharp criticism in recent days over a resurfaced 2015 recording of him defending controversial stop-and-frisk law enforcement tactics and racially disparate marijuana arrests — seems to be trying to repair his image on policing issues as primary season heats up.
    The United States has a mass incarceration problem. Over 2M people are currently in prison. As mayor, I cut incarceration in New York City by 39%.I’ll do the same for the nation, and protect people at every touchpoint in the justice system. https://t.co/2rXa21vCjc— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 18, 2020 Among Bloomberg's reform proposals is to “de-criminalize the use and possession of marijuana nationwide, commute all existing sentences, and expunge all records,” according to his campaign site. “Mike believes that further scientific study is required to assess the health effects of marijuana. In the meantime, he believes that no one should go to jail for smoking or possessing it,” the plan states. “He recognizes that the criminal approach to marijuana has fallen disproportionately on the Black community: While white and Black people in the U.S. use marijuana at roughly equal rates, Black Americans are nearly four times more likely to be arrested for possession.” Notably missing from the plan is a call to federally legalize cannabis — a policy change backed by all of his competitors for the Democratic nomination except former Vice President Joe Biden. Bloomberg “believes that for the moment this is an issue best left to the states, taking public health and safety into account,” the site says. That's a stance his campaign signaled would be part of his platform late last year. Bloomberg has a history of opposing legalization.  But looking back at his record and comments about legalization, it doesn't necessarily come as a surprise that Bloomberg is declining to personally embrace the reform move, despite its popularity among Democratic voters. Prior to launching his campaign last year, the former mayor said that legalizing marijuana is “read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-19
  • PA Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to House of Representatives
    Rep. Jake Wheatley tries again, despite Republican opposition. The post PA Lawmaker Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill to House of Representatives appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Alabama Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Medical Cannabis Bill
    The full Senate will vote on it next session. The post Alabama Senate Committee Votes in Favor of Medical Cannabis Bill appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Infused Beverage Company House of Saka Hires Former SVP of Constellation Brands
    Sue Bachorski has joined House of Saka's senior executive team. The post Infused Beverage Company House of Saka Hires Former SVP of Constellation Brands appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $1.74 Billion in Products in 2019
    Colorado pot sales reached a high last year. The post Colorado Cannabis Dispensaries Sold Over $1.74 Billion in Products in 2019 appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-19
  • Weedmaps Buyers’ Guide: Stash Boxes and Smell-Proof Bags
    Between growing cultural acceptance and the political shifts that followed, lax laws and legal weed have transformed what it means to be a cannabis user.  And there's never been a better time to be a stoner than now. Suddenly, weed is wellness, a viable alternative to alcohol, prescription pills and a slew of other coping mechanisms that are objectively terrible for us.  While cannabis is more acceptable than ever, discretion remains a key concern for most users. From the soccer mom hiding tinctures in her makeup bag to an otherwise unapologetic stoner who doesn't want to smell like weed at the family function, the necessity for discretion exists on different levels. Regardless of where you fall on the sliding scale of a secret stoner to unabashed “weed kween,” discreet products are great tools when you want to keep it on the low.  Here is our guide to stash boxes and smell-proof bags, with a couple of ingenious products blurring the line between the two. Until cannabis becomes federally legal, it's wise to err on the side of caution. Especially when the err, or in this case, air, doesn't have to smell at all.  The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box   The Apothecarry Classic Stash Box exists at the apex of the high end. Four glass jars, four dab containers, humidity control, joint holders, a rolling tray… the list of super stoner accouterment goes on. If you're a baller who takes their weed seriously enough to have a head stash worth preserving, this one-of-a-kind box is for you.  Price: $259 LiTT Stash Box If you're part of the 99% who can't swing over $200 for a stash box, LiTT's Stash Box is a great alternative. Simple, highly functional, and aesthetically cool, it has everything you need and nothing you don't. Plus, the top of the box doubles as a rolling tray.  Price: £23 ($29.90 USD) Diversion Hair Brush  With the Diversion Hair Brush, the name says it all. Though obviously not a box, it's a great place to hide your stash when no one can know you have weed on you. If you live in a legal state, this doesn't happen much. If you don't, it happens all the time. Either way, we've all been there, and all would have been way less panicked if this ... read more
    Source: Marijuana.comPublished on 2020-02-18
  • Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways
    The loophole is a state classic at this point The post Colorado Cannabis Companies Circumventing Ad Restrictions by Adopting Highways appeared first on High Times. ... read more
    Source: High TimesPublished on 2020-02-18