Nap: 2017-06-08

Colorado’s Weed Boom will Fund Schools and Fight Opioid Addiction

The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment program to combat the opioid crisis. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday signed a budget bill that dictates how money from the […]

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Older Women and Medical Marijuana: a New Growth Industry

Jeanine Moss never expected to get into the cannabis industry. But that was before her hip-replacement surgery. Moss, 62, of Marina Del Ray, California, had quit her job as a marketing consultant before she had her hip done in 2014. As she left the hospital, her doctors handed her a “shopping bag filled with opiates,” […]

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“Puff, Puff, Pass.” Video Premiere

CANNABIS CULTURE- Singer-songwriter Brayton Bowman describes himself as Philly raised, Berklee (College of Music) drop out, gay, weed smoking, diabetic, red headed and committed to walking his own path. “I’ve always been obsessed with being the fish out of water,” the singer-songwriter, 23, laughs. “I stick out like a sore thumb.” He wasn’t always this secure in his identity. Growing up outside of Philadelphia in what  he  describes  as a  “tiny stuck-up rich town,” Bowman says he was an easy-target. “I  was  a  sickly  gay  kid  in  a  picturesque  little  storybook  town,”  he remembers. But when he was admitted to a performing arts school in inner-city Philly, he found himself sticking out for a new reason. “I was the little white boy that wanted to sing gospel music,” he says. For the next few years after school, he became something of a nomad, going on to study voice at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, then dropping out after two years and moving to New York. “I didn’t really start making music until I dropped out of Berklee,” he says.  After moving to upper Manhattan, Brayton connected with British producer and pop wunderkind MNEK (Beyoncé, MØ), with whom he started a close relationship; the two split their time between New York and East London, recording music together. During this time, Bowman began to hone his sound, inspired by the progressive sonic palettes of the British pop scene. “In the UK, they haven’t forgotten that pop music means ‘popular’—there’s no identity to it,” he says. “In America, everybody stays in their lane.” As an American in London, he was once again an outsider—but  this time it worked in his favor as he started recording what would become ’22 […]

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I Ate Eight Courses of Cannabis-Infused Haute Cuisine, and It Only Made Me More Hungry

Michelin-star “special” cuisine gives new meaning to “high class” dining. I have never eaten sea urchin, but I suspect this is the first time it’s been plated on top of a French toast stick. It’s slimy and smells a little bit like sea water, but I’m high, so I put it into my mouth. Thirty […]

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Get Your Skin High with These Locally Made Cannabis-Infused Wellness Products

Move over, grapeseed oil: it looks like cannabis is shaping up to be the next trending skincare ingredient, and for good reason. While some might be surprised to see pot extracts in beauty products, recent research shows that the same cannabinoid receptors located in the nervous system, gut, and reproductive organs in the body are […]

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You Can Make Any Beverage into a THC-Infused Cannabis Cocktail

Prohibition Gold’s line of powdered, THC dissolvables take the mess out of marijuana edibles while offering a squeaky clean alternative to weed culture. But in sweeping away the realities of criminalized cannabis, do they go too far? A woman holds a martini glass between her fingertips, her skin aglow in the camera’s flash, the edges […]

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