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Music and marijuana: They might not be synonymous for everyone, but for those who love the combination, enjoying one without the other just isn’t the same. In particular, many musicians have attached themselves to the plant, so it only makes sense that cannabis strains be named in their honor from time to time.

Brian Feinzimer

The San Bernardino County town of Nipton would become the “country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.”

Don’t call it Weedland. A publicly traded marijuana firm called American Green says that it has purchased what it describes as an entire town in the California desert en route to Las Vegas. However, the company’s vision of a pot-friendly town full of weed businesses could run into the law. The local jurisdiction doesn’t really allow commercial, recreational or medical marijuana.

The 120-acre deal reportedly cost $15 million. The penny-stock company said in an announcement that the San Bernardino County town of Nipton would become the “country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination.”

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Bud and Breakfast is a cannabis-friendly getaway that could make for a good place for the ceremony or perhaps a nice honeymoon retreat.

As summer inches toward autumn, another perennial shift looms on the horizon: wedding season. September remains the main target of the marriage-industrial complex, and there has been a recent emergence of weed-friendly weddings as California has made headway on legalizing cannabis.

At a weed wedding, guests may no longer feel compelled to sneak out for a puff when there’s a bud bar for the bridesmaids, a joint in the groom’s boutonniere or a weed-infused wedding cake. “Planning a weed wedding is like planning any other wedding,” says Cat Goldberg, CEO of marijuana event company WeedBar L.A. “We work with the couple to match their specific needs. Like different strains of cannabis, no two weddings are alike.”

Whether a couple wants to offer guests an alternative to alcohol or simply celebrate their nuptials with some nugs, the modern marijuana marriage has an abundance of options.

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On Toke.tv, a marijuana-centric livestreaming app based in downtown L.A., users broadcast themselves rolling joints, packing bowls and admiring their bongs. Between hits, they talk about what’s on their mind.

User @silenttoker expressed her annoyance that a McDonald’s had run out of Fanta Orange. Another woman held her cat up to the camera. A recent @treeofgreens livestream begins with a guy laid out on the couch before he repairs to a patio to take dabs with his buddies. The video lasts 92 minutes.

Their audiences send their appreciation with short messages and a constant stream of heart and cloud icons that bubble up on the screen. Like Facebook Live or Periscope, the streamers see the messages and can respond in real time. Cultivators, glassblowers and other specialists also have found an online home on the app.

Blackberry KushHerbert Fuego

As a self-appointed expert on underappreciated fruits, I feel confident saying that blackberries don’t get the love  and attention they deserve. Blackberries are bigger than raspberries, sweeter than blueberries, and don’t require any pitting or spitting like cherries and strawberries. Get rid of açaí and add more blackberries to your life, America. Let’s make breakfast bowls great again.

Blackberry Kush has been largely overshadowed by the Blueberries and Grape Apes of the strain world, but it’s achieved a moderate shine in Denver, where I’ve found at least a dozen pot shops carrying it over the past year.

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Using cannabis to enhance your outdoor experience is a great way to reset your inner hard drive. We should feel lucky to live in Colorado, where we can escape into nature for therapy minutes outside of Denver. There’s something spiritual about summits, hikes along rivers or even lying in fields of wildflowers that makes the connection between human and earth feel rooted.

Jacqueline Collins

There’s nothing wrong with those $5 throwaway pipes by the cash register. They serve their purpose and only burn the tip of your mustache hairs at most. But there’s much more to the glass world than cheap, generic pieces that’ll break if you move too swiftly in tight pants.

Some of the most beautiful smokeable glass is made right here in Colorado, with bongs, pipes and oil rigs made to look like anything but, instead resembling animals, aliens and lollipops. Don’t believe us? See for yourself:

Herbert Fuego

Ever see a parody before the original, or hear a sample before the real song? Like listening to “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Amish Paradise years before you discover Coolio’s gangsta inspiration. (I used to be really white.)

The revelation that you’ve been duped into thinking an imitation was the real thing can be both refreshing and disturbing. You’re glad to finally get it right, but you have to wonder how many times you were wrong before. I couldn’t help but feel that surge of excitement the first time I encountered the Cough. Was it one of the Strawberry Cough’s unknown parents? Did Devin the Dude and his Coughee Brothaz christen the strain? Neither of those fantasies ended up being true, but the real story isn’t a bad consolation prize

Rorschach blots are part of a popular psychological test in which your perceptions of ink blots are analyzed to make distinctions about your personality, emotion and upbringing. With all due respect to Dr. Herman Rorschach, the man credited with developing the famous Rorschach test, we prefer our blots squeezed from the nectar of weed, not squid.

But why can’t we enjoy THC and inner reflection at the same time? Pushing cannabinoids onto wax paper isn’t just creating symmetry – it’s creating symmetry you can smoke. Try not to relive too many traumatic memories with these Rorschach rosin blots. Or better yet, try to discern what these look like before and after a dab. How’s that for inner analysis?

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