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First Legal NY State Licensed Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Niagara Falls

First Legal NY State Licensed Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls finally gets its first NY state-licensed recreational cannabis dispensary, Upstate Exotics. Located at 9200 Niagara Falls Blvd, Upstate Exotics now opens the New York State recreational cannabis market for the Niagara region. With its convenient location near the falls, Upstate Exotics is sure to attract locals and tourists alike looking to experience legal cannabis in New York. Whether visitors are looking to relax and enjoy the sights of the falls or simply unwind

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New Florida Poll Shows Support For Cannabis Legalization

A statewide poll of Florida has been conducted by news agency Fox in which 66% of participants have indicated support for the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use.  The majority of the 1,000 surveyed indicated support of the constitutional amendment appearing on the 2024 ballot that could legalize cannabis for adults ages 21 and over. Source: Fox News Official Polls When the results of this study are broken down by political affiliation, 57% of Republicans,

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Ohio's Recreational Cannabis Sales Set To Begin Soon As State Opens Applications

Ohio’s Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin Soon As State Opens Applications

The first legal sale of recreational marijuana in Ohio is just around the corner. On Friday, Ohio will begin accepting applications for recreational cannabis licenses from medical dispensaries, with the anticipation of having sales follow shortly after.   Caveh Azadeh, co-owner of a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Ohio, says, “They’re hoping for a week or less of turnaround.” It’s an ambitious timeline for the state as it prepares for its recreational cannabis market launch.

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This State Now Sells More Legal Weed Than California

Michigan is now the state with the largest legal cannabis market, according to a new investigation. Michigan’s legal adult recreational use market has usurped that of California. Analytics firm BDSA studied the of point of sale data from each state, determining that Michigan sold 22 million cannabis products in March, while California only sold 21.3 million. A “product” in this context is defined to be a single packaged unit of cannabis product, paraphernalia not included. 

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Curaleaf Acquires Northern Green Canada For $16M, Expands European Presence

Cannabis industry mogul, Curaleaf Holdings Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Northern Green Canada. The international cannabis company purchased NGC for $16 million following a March 2024 announcement of the planned procurement. NGC is one of a small number of Canadian cannabis companies to hold EU-GMP accreditation, meaning the brand can sell its products throughout Europe. This makes further growth in Europe and expansion into Australia and Asia a reality for Curaleaf. The brand already

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DEA reclassifies cannabis as schedule 3 from schedule 1 narcotic

DEA Reclassifies Cannabis From Schedule 1 To Schedule 3

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made a historic decision to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This move comes following a recommendation from health agencies directed by President Biden. The rescheduling of cannabis is a significant step towards recognizing its potential medical benefits and reducing the stigma associated with its use. Formerly, cannabis was classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. Substances, or chemicals, classified as Schedule

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The Connecticut Cannabis Council Chapstick Crisis: What You Need To Know

The Connecticut Social Equity Council has come under fire for the alleged misappropriation of funds. Andréa Comer’s concerns reached the office of Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, when the chair of the SEC’s finance committee declared her resignation, due to what she perceived to be frivolous and potentially unethical spending by the organization. According to a statement on the State of Connecticut’s official website, the “Social Equity Council was developed in order to make sure the adult-use

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Head of FDA Urges “No More Delays” In Rescheduling of Cannabis

A Thursday hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee included dialogue relating to the rescheduling of cannabis. During these remarks, the head of the FDA stated that there is no reason to delay the decision on the rescheduling of cannabis any longer. Robert M. Califf, head of the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration), remarked the the speed at which federal cannabis reclassification happens is in the hands of the DEA (Drug Enforcement

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Dispensary Fined After Selling Dumpster Cannabis

Far & Dotter, a Maryland medical and recreational adult-use dispensary has received a fine amounting to $26,000.00 after reports of unhygienic distribution practices. Footage obtained from security cameras revealed three dispensary employees retrieving packages of cannabis products from an outside dumpster where they had been disposed of 41 hours and nine minutes prior. The Maryland Cannabis Administration has executed a Consent Order in which serious breaches in “Sanitary Storage of Medical Cannabis” were addressed amongst

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Jesse Ventura, Ex-Minnesota Gov, To Launch Edible Company

Former Minnesota governor Jesse “The Body” Ventura is launching an edible company. Ventura is partnering with Retro Bakery, a suburban Minneapolis-based company that makes THC sweets derived from hemp. Ventura’s product line is to be called Ventura Farms. Ventura declared in a video released on Wednesday, “Ventura Farms is my foray into the world of cannabis!” as rock music played in the background. https://youtu.be/T2OVBzHEkYA?list=TLGGbkkiQjwiPBcwNjA0MjAyNA Jesse Ventura, Ventura Farms Official Launch Statement “I’m a huge supporter of

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Vice President Harris, Rapper Fat Joe Discuss Easing Cannabis Penalties

At a White House discussion on reducing marijuana penalties on Friday, rapper Fat Joe and Vice President Kamala Harris took center stage. Harris denounced it “absurd” that the federal government continues to perceive cannabis as more dangerous than fentanyl. Harris also objected to the federal government’s designation of cannabis as “patently unfair.” Harris asked that the government expedite the examination of its cannabis classification system, which is presently underway. U.S. regulators are currently debating the

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New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

New York Dispensaries Gain Momentum As More Open

Over the past several weeks, New York dispensaries saw an increase in numbers, despite a slow start. New York may have legalized cannabis in 2021. However, with many delays, the retail market was slow to gain momentum, seeing its first round of adult-use recreational dispensaries by early 2023. Now, in 2024, the state has issued around 275 provisional licenses for recreational dispensaries, of which only around 90 are currently in operation. Governor Hochul has been

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Contribute to a sustainable future with Greengo

Contribute To A Sustainable Future With Greengo

Greengo Products is a reputable and trusted company that has established itself as a leading provider of sustainable smoking accessories and rolling papers. With their commitment to offering 100% natural and unbleached rolling papers, filter tips, and upcycled accessories, Greengo is dedicated to building a sustainable future. Greengo provides customers with high-quality products that are not only eco-friendly but also free from harmful chemicals. Their range of sustainable smoking accessories caters to the growing demand

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One Injured During Shooting In Amsterdam Coffeeshop

A critically-injured individual has been taken to the hospital after being involved in a coffeeshop shooting. The incident is reported to have taken place inside of the Green Place Coffeeshop on Kloveniersburgwal at 22:51 on Sunday, November 19. Green Place is located in the Nieuwmarkt area of Amsterdam, a central area filled with restaurants, shops, and bars, a popular tourist destination. Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam News of this incident was released in a statement by Dutch Police.

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MASCOTTE’S NEW PRODUCTS, BASED ON CONSUMER REQUESTS

Mascotte’s New Products, Based On Consumer Requests

Connoisseurs ask and Mascotte delivers a pair of new products to offer its consumers a better smoking experience! Mascotte, being linked to conscious cannabis consumption, continues its remarkable innovation to offer the best for its consumers. During a recent questionnaire campaign, Mascotte gave the power back to the consumers, where they offered their own suggestions to the company. Mascotte’s new and innovative line of products include Mascotte Brown Slim Combi w/ Original Tips and Conical

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Squish The Summer High 2023 returns to amsterdam

Amsterdam Solventless Workshops Return This Summer

Squish The Summer High Returns To Amsterdam July & August 2023   Squish the Summer High workshop series, powered by AudioKush and proudly sponsored by DabX, is set to revolutionize the cannabis community in Amsterdam and Den Haag. This innovative series offers enthusiasts and beginners alike an unparalleled opportunity to learn the art of making solventless rosin from the comfort of their own homes.     The summer solventless rosin workshop series, Squish The Summer

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new 2d coffeeshop experience

A New 2D Coffeeshop Experience In Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s newest and only 2D coffeeshop experience, located at Coffeeshop Happy Feelings on Kerkstraat, promises an unparalleled sensory journey. By merging the realms of art and relaxation, this innovative establishment aims to provide an extraordinary escape from reality. Whether you are an art enthusiast seeking inspiration or simply looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, visiting this 2D coffeeshop is sure to be an unforgettable adventure. Immerse yourself in the world of 2d digital art while savoring

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Meet Amsterdam’s Newest Coffeeshops

Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops have been generating a ton of buzz around the cannabis community. From Mike Tyson’s new coffeeshop in Amsterdam to cannabis connoisseur Tony Balboa’s takeover of 3 Floors Lounge, we examine Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops.   Over the past few years, Amsterdam has seen major changes to its coffeeshop scene. Since back in 2018, when The Plug took over Utopia, we have seen a variety of established names come into the region, modernizing up

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Amsterdam Cannabis Smoking Ban In Red Light District

Amsterdam Cannabis Smoking Ban In Red Light District Begins

Within Amsterdam’s Red Light District, cannabis smoking will no longer be permitted outside as of today, the 25th of May, after the implementation of a new law. This means that cannabis use is restricted to licensed establishments like coffeeshops, and not in the open public. The new Amsterdam cannabis smoking ban was made by the city council, back by demand by Mayor Helasma, in an attempt to clean up the area. The ban applies to

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coffeeshop bargain deals spring 2023

Coffeeshop Bargain Deals, Just €5 • Spring 2023

We all know how expensive Amsterdam can be. Even hostels that charge less than €100 a night are nearly impossible to find these days. When going to Amsterdam, it is absolutely necessary to have a good understanding of where the best deals can be found. We have already produced a list of the greatest coffeeshop cheap bargains, all of which can be purchased for €5 (or less). When visiting Amsterdam, it is recommended to keep

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Iron Mike Soon Opens Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 In Amsterdam

Celebrity cannabis brands have become a thing of todays age. With names such as Snoop Dogg, Sublime, and Jim Belushi entering the cannabis space, it isn’t out of the ordinary to see another big celebrity name back a marijuana business. While Mike Tyson has already entered the cannabis space with his Tyson 2.0 brand, it was completely out of left field when we found out that Iron Mike is actually opening a coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam To Ban Outdoor Cannabis Smoking In Red Light District

Amsterdam To Ban Outdoor Cannabis Smoking In Red Light District

Smoking weed on the streets of Amsterdam’s inner city will soon be banned, the city’s council has announced. In its red-light district, Amsterdam is prohibiting the smoking of cannabis outdoors. The prohibition is one of a series of adjustments intended to satisfy residents of the popular Amsterdam district, which draws millions of visitors per year.  “Residents of the old city center are structurally and excessively bothered by the crowds and nuisance caused by mass tourism

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Armed Robbery At Coffeeshop The Plug West

Early this morning at 12:30 a.m., The Plug West, a coffeeshop in Amsterdam West, was robbed by two men, with a suspected third accomplice. Two men walked into the take-away only coffeeshop and threatened The Plug West staff with a gun and a knife. Fortunately, no one was injured during the armed robbery. The two suspects fled on a scooter with the stolen money, and police mention they anticipate a third culprit was involved in

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Cannabis Grow Accidentally Discovered After Fire In Haarlem

On Monday morning, a large cannabis grow operation was unintentionally discovered after a fire broke out at the restaurant Emin Oglu in Haarlem. In a home on Teding van Berkhoutstraat, 300 cannabis plants were discovered. The blaze began at about 11:30. The smoke from the fire forced the evacuation of numerous nearby residences. When the residences above and adjacent to the restaurant were examined, they accidentally found the plantation. Two persons who remained in the attic were hurt, according to

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First Legal NY State Licensed Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Niagara Falls

First Legal NY State Licensed Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls finally gets its first NY state-licensed recreational cannabis dispensary, Upstate Exotics. Located at 9200 Niagara Falls Blvd, Upstate Exotics now opens the New York State recreational cannabis market for the Niagara region. With its convenient location near the falls, Upstate Exotics is sure to attract locals and tourists alike looking to experience legal cannabis in New York. Whether visitors are looking to relax and enjoy the sights of the falls or simply unwind

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The Solventless Cup Awards Gala Will Be Held At The Roaring 420s Lounge

The Solventless Cup Awards Gala Will Be Held At The Roaring 420s Lounge

On July 10th, 2024, the Solventless Cup 2024 Awards Gala will be held at Buffalo’s premier consumption lounge, The Roaring 420s Lounge. Guests will be able to enjoy a luxurious and inviting, consumption-friendly atmosphere while celebrating the winners of the People’s Choice awards. The Roaring 420s Lounge will provide the perfect setting for industry professionals to come together and honor those who have made significant contributions to the solventless industry. With its unique decor and

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New Florida Poll Shows Support For Cannabis Legalization

A statewide poll of Florida has been conducted by news agency Fox in which 66% of participants have indicated support for the legalization of cannabis for adult recreational use.  The majority of the 1,000 surveyed indicated support of the constitutional amendment appearing on the 2024 ballot that could legalize cannabis for adults ages 21 and over. Source: Fox News Official Polls When the results of this study are broken down by political affiliation, 57% of Republicans,

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Solventless Cup People’s Choice Awards Nominations Open June 11th

People’s Choice Awards at the Solventless Cup give consumers the opportunity to voice their opinions and preferences, allowing them to have a direct impact on recognizing excellence in the industry.  While the best products are important, Solventless Cup understands the importance of good customer service & overall knowledge, which is why it offers 7 categories that give power to the consumer. These awards highlight the hard work & dedication of individuals & businesses in the

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Ohio's Recreational Cannabis Sales Set To Begin Soon As State Opens Applications

Ohio’s Recreational Cannabis Sales Begin Soon As State Opens Applications

The first legal sale of recreational marijuana in Ohio is just around the corner. On Friday, Ohio will begin accepting applications for recreational cannabis licenses from medical dispensaries, with the anticipation of having sales follow shortly after.   Caveh Azadeh, co-owner of a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Ohio, says, “They’re hoping for a week or less of turnaround.” It’s an ambitious timeline for the state as it prepares for its recreational cannabis market launch.

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This State Now Sells More Legal Weed Than California

Michigan is now the state with the largest legal cannabis market, according to a new investigation. Michigan’s legal adult recreational use market has usurped that of California. Analytics firm BDSA studied the of point of sale data from each state, determining that Michigan sold 22 million cannabis products in March, while California only sold 21.3 million. A “product” in this context is defined to be a single packaged unit of cannabis product, paraphernalia not included. 

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Curaleaf Acquires Northern Green Canada For $16M, Expands European Presence

Cannabis industry mogul, Curaleaf Holdings Inc. has finalized its acquisition of Northern Green Canada. The international cannabis company purchased NGC for $16 million following a March 2024 announcement of the planned procurement. NGC is one of a small number of Canadian cannabis companies to hold EU-GMP accreditation, meaning the brand can sell its products throughout Europe. This makes further growth in Europe and expansion into Australia and Asia a reality for Curaleaf. The brand already

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DEA reclassifies cannabis as schedule 3 from schedule 1 narcotic

DEA Reclassifies Cannabis From Schedule 1 To Schedule 3

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has made a historic decision to reschedule cannabis from Schedule 1 to Schedule 3 under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This move comes following a recommendation from health agencies directed by President Biden. The rescheduling of cannabis is a significant step towards recognizing its potential medical benefits and reducing the stigma associated with its use. Formerly, cannabis was classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic. Substances, or chemicals, classified as Schedule

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Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System & How Cannabis Reacts With It

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of receptors and molecules found throughout the human body. It plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, appetite, pain sensation, and immune function. The endocannabinoid system is also involved in the effects of cannabis on the body. THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other parts of the body to produce its characteristic effects. Understanding the

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The Connecticut Cannabis Council Chapstick Crisis: What You Need To Know

The Connecticut Social Equity Council has come under fire for the alleged misappropriation of funds. Andréa Comer’s concerns reached the office of Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, when the chair of the SEC’s finance committee declared her resignation, due to what she perceived to be frivolous and potentially unethical spending by the organization. According to a statement on the State of Connecticut’s official website, the “Social Equity Council was developed in order to make sure the adult-use

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Head of FDA Urges “No More Delays” In Rescheduling of Cannabis

A Thursday hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee included dialogue relating to the rescheduling of cannabis. During these remarks, the head of the FDA stated that there is no reason to delay the decision on the rescheduling of cannabis any longer. Robert M. Califf, head of the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration), remarked the the speed at which federal cannabis reclassification happens is in the hands of the DEA (Drug Enforcement

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Woodstock Cannabis Brands To Battle It Out With Jury

Woodstock Cannabis Brands To Battle It Out With Jury

The owners of the iconic 1969 Woodstock music festival, Woodstock Ventures, are preparing for a legal battle with Woodstock Roots in court over using Woodstock trademark in the New York cannabis market. The case is set to go before a jury on April 22nd, 2024. Woodstock Ventures alleges that Woodstock Roots, based in Pennsylvania, is infringing on their trademark and causing confusion among consumers. “The Woodstock Cannabis Co. LLC” is the name of Woodstock Ventures’

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Elevate Your Spooky Season with These 10 Stoner Halloween Movies

Exploring the intersection of horror and cannabis, this article delves into stoner Halloween movies, highlighting how these elements add a unique twist to the genre. From cult classics to contemporary releases, this list provides an overview of 10 Halloween stoner movies centered around cannabis consumption, showcasing how the use of cannabis in these films serves as a catalyst for the horror and suspense.      Whether it’s a group of friends getting high before encountering

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Meet Amsterdam’s Newest Coffeeshops

Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops have been generating a ton of buzz around the cannabis community. From Mike Tyson’s new coffeeshop in Amsterdam to cannabis connoisseur Tony Balboa’s takeover of 3 Floors Lounge, we examine Amsterdam’s newest coffeeshops.   Over the past few years, Amsterdam has seen major changes to its coffeeshop scene. Since back in 2018, when The Plug took over Utopia, we have seen a variety of established names come into the region, modernizing up

Read More »

Iron Mike Soon Opens Coffeeshop Tyson 2.0 In Amsterdam

Celebrity cannabis brands have become a thing of todays age. With names such as Snoop Dogg, Sublime, and Jim Belushi entering the cannabis space, it isn’t out of the ordinary to see another big celebrity name back a marijuana business. While Mike Tyson has already entered the cannabis space with his Tyson 2.0 brand, it was completely out of left field when we found out that Iron Mike is actually opening a coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

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Snoop Dogg Introduces Death Row Cannabis With Cookies

Snoop Dogg’s latest business endeavor brings together his two biggest interests: making music and smoking weed. Just a few weeks ago, Snoop Dogg announced the launch of Death Row Cannabis, a cannabis line named in honor of the famed record label from the 90s. Now, Death Row Cannabis has delivered an exclusive batch of premium cannabis flowers to Cookies. The first Death Row Cannabis product line debuted on January 7th at three Berner’s Cookies California

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WBNA Star Brittney Griner Is Free in U.S.-Russia Prisoner Exchange

The release of Brittney Griner from Russian custody is the outcome of an arrangement negotiated by  American President Joe Biden. A senior administration official has confirmed that WNBA star Brittney Griner was freed from a Russian jail camp on Thursday after the Biden administration secured her freedom in return for a weapons dealer. Known as the “Merchant of Death,” Russian weapons dealer Viktor Bout will be traded for Brittany Griner. The President of the United States

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Buddies Brand Xzibit Napalm Partnership

Buddies Brand Announces Partnership With Xzibit

Buddies Brand, Inc. announces a strategic partnership with hip hop artist and television personality Xzibit. An exclusive partnership between Xzibit’s Napalm cannabis brand and Buddies Brand Inc., a cannabis company with a large retail presence in California, Washington, and Oregon, has been unveiled. Napalm cannabis products founder Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner said the company can now “further streamline and expedite product development, vertically integrate, and provide distribution to our retail partners at a much higher level”

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LGBTQ+ Rights Documentary, Cannabis Buyers Club, Premieres At Tribeca

This week at Tribeca Film Festival, the LGBTQ+ rights documentary Cannabis Buyers Club debuted for the first time. The Tribeca Film Festival this week included the global premiere of a documentary film series on cannabis activist Dennis Peron. Cannabis Buyers Club had its international debut on Monday. Dennis Peron, a marijuana reform pioneer, is the subject of a four-part documentary series called Cannabis Buyers Club, named after the private community he founded in San Francisco.

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Is Snoop Dogg Going To Buy Twitter?

Snoop Dogg, the rapper from Los Angeles, has tweeted that he is interested in purchasing twitter. Snoop Dogg stated in a tweet on May 13 that he, “may have 2 buy Twitter now.” The California rapper followed-up, in which he outlined his plans for the social networking site in the event that he were to acquire it; however, it is not clear if he was really serious about purchasing Twitter. Snoop’s potential acquisition comes with

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Mike Tyson Releases Ear Shaped THC Infused Gummies: Mike Bites

25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears, Mike Tyson‘s cannabis firm has released ear-shaped marijuana edibles. Tyson 2.0, Tyson’s cannabis company, unveiled a new product called Mike Bites, ear-shaped treats with a missing piece, as a nod to Mike Tysons fight against Evander Holyfield, which became known with “The Bite Fight.” Mike Bites ears have a bite mark at the top of the ear, where Tyson

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2021 Amsterdam Coffeeshop Awards (RECAP)

The Amsterdam Coffeeshop Awards wrapped up 2021 with a tripartite competition identifying the Netherlands’ best cannabis products. The inaugural edition of The Amsterdam Coffeeshop Awards included three competitions, each identifying and showcasing outstanding individuals and cannabis products in the Netherlands. Traditional judging by a panel of 20 industry professionals in the categories of Indica Flower, Sativa Flower, Hybrid Flower, Hash, Edible, Extract, Pre-roll, CBD product, and Cannabis Industry Game was accompanied this year by a

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Real Life South Park Tegridy Weed

This past summer, South Park creators Matt Stone & Trey Parker struck an agreement with ViacomCBS for $900 million US dollars. In an interview with Bloomberg, Matt Stone hinted that they would be using these funds for a variety of projects, including a new South Park video game and real-life Tegridy Weed. Yes, that is correct! The weed produced by Randy Marsh at his Tegridy Farms cannabis farm in the South Park adult-cartoon comedy TV

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Justin Bieber’s Cannabis Pre-Roll, “Peaches”

According to Forbes, Justin Bieber has collaborated with cannabis pre-roll brand, Palms (aka. Tres Palmas Inc), to develop “Peaches.” Cannabis pre-rolls with the name of a song from his latest album, “Peaches,” are now on the market. The Justin Bieber “Peaches” pre-roll will be made from cannabis cultivated indoors with THC content ranging between 23% and 27%. A limited run of Peaches pre-rolled joints are now accessible in three adult-use markets, California, Nevada, & Massachusetts. Packed with 7-half gram pre-rolls, the

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