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27612459142_286cb81fa2_oLesley L.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture┬áhas not only created the first hemp-seed certification program in the country, but it just certified its first three seed varieties. Passing state-regulated THC and observation trials, these industrial hemp seeds are now eligible to be grown by the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production as a “CDA Approved Certified Seed.”

“This moves hemp toward mainstream agriculture and the same practices of other crops,” says Duane Sinning, assistant director of the CDA’s division of plant industry.


Director Brett Harvey’s documentary on the failed War on Drugs and marijuana prohibition, “Culture High” opens this weekend in New York, with more showings opening up around the country later this month.
From Village Voice film critic Chris Packham:

It’s strongly anti-prohibition, and the film’s structure favors that bias: Talking-head interview segments with former cops, marijuana smugglers, culture icons, comedians, and legislators address the counterintuitive benefits of marijuana prohibition to criminal enterprise. These are contrasted with video montages of completely ridiculous anti-drug propaganda that include clips of Fox News personalities, Nancys Reagan and Grace, stupid after-school specials and public service announcements intended to terrify children.

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Miami New Times/Peter Bollinger.

In the past 12 months, BHO use has exploded across Florida and the rest of the nation. Tens of thousands of people are uploading videos to YouTube, Instagram, and Vine of themselves making and smoking the oil. Rap artists such as B-Real, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J are spreading the BHO gospel, and even stodgy mainstream media outlets such as the Atlantic have published basic guides to “dabbing.”
So it is only fitting that our sister paper, The Miami New Times, dedicated their entire print edition to the craze this week. Click over to read the entire article.

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Scott “Trikky” Saed.

To help all of us non-glass artists better understand the industry, evolution and art and science behind how our pipes, bubblers and bongs are made we’ve asked one of Colorado’s most prominent and best-known artists to take on a quasi-regular column we’d like to call: Glass Class.
This week, our glass guide Scott “Trikky” Saed, professes his love for the simplicity and beauty of marbles.

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Scott Saed.

To help all of us non-glass artists better understand the industry, evolution and art and science behind how our pipes, bubblers and bongs are made we’ve asked one of Colorado’s most prominent and best-known artists to take on a quasi-regular column we’d like to call: Glass Class.
This week, it’s the second half of our introduction from glass guru Scott “Trikky” Saed. He’s a humble guy with a lot of talent, but he’s always looking to learn and explore glassblowing more and spread knowledge and skill to the growing world of new-school American glassblowers and pipe makers. Enough of our flattery, we’ll let Saed introduce himself:

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Scott Saed.

To help all of us non-glass artists better understand the industry, evolution and art and science behind how our pipes, bubblers and bongs are made we’ve asked one of Colorado’s most prominent and best-known artists to take on a quasi-regular column we’d like to call: Glass Class.
This week, we’d like to introduce our glass guide and guru, Scott “Trikky” Saed. He’s a humble guy with a lot of talent, but he’s always looking to learn and explore glassblowing more and spread knowledge and skill to the growing world of new-school American glassblowers and pipe makers. Enough of our flattery, we’ll let Saed introduce himself:

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Hempfest Central

After 21 years of grassroots activism centered around the world-famous Seattle Hempfest — the largest pot “protestival” on the planet — the Hempfest organization is branching out with a world headquarters and storefront in THC-attle.

The shop will feature an array of eco-friendly hemp products and specialty items for the 420 culture.

Hempfest Central’s grand opening will be November 16 through 18, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 12351 Lake City Way NE, #102, (Corner of Lake City Way and 31st Ave. NE), Seattle.

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Cannabis Cards

Marijuana culture has thousands of unique artifacts which can be found nowhere else. The flowering of cannabis creativity which exploded with the hippie movement in the late 1960s shows no signs of abating.

Cannabis Cards, based in Mendocino, California, are very collectable examples of this culture. The purpose of the cards is to honor remarkable people associated with marijuana who have influenced the cultural development of society as a whole in some important way, be it as medicine, religious sacrament, social glue, cultural engine or creative spark.
Among those included are revolutionaries, artists, musicians, activists, athletes, comedians, presidents and queens; using colorful original portraits and biographical information, Cannabis Cards inspire as they inform. Each trading card paints a picture and tells a story of the person, the historical period and their legacy.

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Celebitchy
Rihanna has never sought to hide the fact that she’s an avid pot smoker

By Cannabliss
Cannabis has long had a resounding influence in the celebrity culture. Whether it be through its influence in music or merely as the recreational herb of choice for a variety of celebrities. That said, whether or not it’s just their personal choice of self-medication or something they actively fight for the rights of they are clearly having an influence on society through their profile and status and influence on their fans.
Here we look at some modern celebrities and some from the past that have had an influence on people’s views of pot for better or worse…   
Rihanna and the ‘Virtues’ of Pot
One from the modern here, Rihanna has never sought to hide the fact that she is a keen pot smoker. On several occasions she has been photographed partaking in a joint and on a couple of occasions being forcibly removed from hotels for smoking pot in her room.
However, while people will say that she is negatively influencing the young generation with her open drug use, it hardly extends beyond the occasional pot t shirt or tweet about “Kush” that gets blown up in the media. 
What she has done recently is promote a book she is reading (via Twitter) called Sex Pot: The Marijuana Lover’s Guide To Gettin’ It On, a book all about mastery of marijuana stimulated sex. Such viewpoints on the use of marijuana and sex have been swept under the prudish rug in the past but it seems now that more open views of marijuana and female sexuality walk hand in hand.
A sex-mad Rihanna who tokes!? There is a god.
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