Category: Rosin Tech News

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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Can Cannabis Concentrates Help the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic is devastating America. In 2016, nearly 42,000 people died from an opioid overdose, a 21% increase. For two years in a row, the average American life expectancy has dropped, fueled partly by accidental opioid overdose deaths. Before 2014, our life expectancy remained the same for nearly 50 years. Yet, the White House just proposed slashing the budget to combat the opioid epidemic by 95 percent. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates the opioid crisis costs at least $78.5 billion a year, which includes health care and addiction treatment costs, lost productivity, and criminal justice involvement. Not...

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Rosin Tech Takes Home Best Booth at Emerald Cup 2017

The Emerald Cup is an annual festival and competition held at the Sonoma County fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, California. Named for the Emerald Triangle, which consists of Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity counties in Northern California, it’s held after the fall cannabis harvest. About 80% of contest entries hail from the region and the weekend long event celebrates all things California cannabis culture. The Emerald Cup was started back in 2003 by Tim Blake who wanted to celebrate the incredible weed grown in Mendocino county. However, back then, cannabis was still in a legal gray area prosecuted heavily by the...

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