Author: Michelle Janikian

Cannabis in Colombia: Q&A with the Owner of Tienda Blonsh

  Felix Llanos (second from left) is the owner of Tienda Blonsh, a grow shop and head shop in Cali, Colombia. He’s been serving the cannabis community in Colombia for years with all things weed-related, from dab rigs and cultivation equipment to Rosin Tech Products like the Twist™, Smash™,  Go™. Mr. Llanos is passionate about our favorite plant, especially introducing new cannabis products to Colombia and helping to change the stigma in his country. We interviewed him for the inside scoop on cannabis and dabs in Colombia. How long have you owned Tienda Blonsh? Feilx: I’ve been the owner of...

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4/20 Then and Now: Origins and 2018 Events

  April 20th, or 4/20, is right around the corner. But where does 420 come from? Many believe it was the police code for smoking marijuana in public, but that’s actually not true. The Huffington Post did an investigative piece on the origins on 420 back in 2010 that is supported by many, including the folks at Oaksterdam University. As this legend has it, 420 originated at San Rafael High School in 1971. Five friends who called themselves the “Waldos” heard a rumor that there were some unattended cannabis plants ready for harvest near the Point Reyes Peninsula Coast...

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Latin America: Leading the Way on Cannabis Reform

  You might be surprised to learn that Latin America has been passing some progressive cannabis reform recently. Many countries have decriminalized personal use possession of weed and other drugs as a way to treat drug use as a public health issue rather than a criminal one. That’s more progressive than the stance the U.S. federally has on cannabis. The U.S. and many Latin American countries, particularly Mexico and Colombia, have a long history of drug trafficking, cartel violence, and a military and paramilitary fueled War on Drugs. But, in recent years, many Latin American nations have realized these...

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Cannabis for Veterans: How Concentrates Can Help PTSD and Pain

Being a soldier is hard, but being a veteran may be even harder. It’s difficult for vets to get used to life back at home – and many return with difficult to manage injuries, both physical and mental. “The hardest part about coming home from active duty is acclimating to this environment after we’ve had to literally fight to survive in a foreign country. Civilians have no clue how to help us, the VA has all but abandoned us, and a lot of us feel mistreated and misunderstood on so many levels,” says Tanganyika, or “Tangy,” a veteran who...

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Rosin vs. Shatter: What’s the Difference

There are so many different types of cannabis concentrates nowadays, each with about a dozen nicknames, like shatter, budder, rosin, wax, and dabs. But what’s the difference? And which is the best? The truth is, it all comes down to two main distinguishing factors: whether or not solvents were used in the extraction process and the texture of the finished products. Solvents are liquids used for dissolving other substances. In the case of cannabis concentrates, different types of solvents, like butane, carbon dioxide, alcohol, propane or CO2, can be used to extract cannabinoids from flower, kief, shake, or trim...

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