Marijuana and Cannabis Product News, Reviews and Views
The rapid rise in the popularity of 3D printers in recent years, paired with how affordable they have become, has led to a long list of crazy, deadly, useful, and sometimes downright delicious creations being spit out by these incredible machines. Anything from firearms, to body parts, to pizzas, and in a move straight out of a Terminator movie, we even have 3D printers printing out more 3D printers.
So, of course, it took no time flat for folks to start pumping out 3D-printed plastic accessories for the cannabis crowd - everything from cheap grinders to entire bongs shaped like popular video game characters.
But a research and development firm out of Israel has taken the technology to a whole new level with a 3D-printed vaporizer that they believe will change the way the world looks at medical marijuana.
There isn't a lot of preaching happening either way in Cannabis Pharmacy. Instead, the book briefly overviews the historical use of medical cannabis before delving into how cannabis is absorbed and removed from the body, potential adverse effects and a look at the endocannabinoid system.
The science in the book isn't exactly college-textbook level, but there are chemical diagrams of various molecules found in cannabis for those who might find that interesting. There's also quite a bit of information about extracts and proper storage of cannabis, plus dosing and delivery.
The concept behind The User's Guide to Colorado Marijuana Law, a guidebook penned by Robert M. Linz, the associate director and head of public services at the University of Colorado School of Law, is a solid one. But the paperback format almost certainly ensures that this resource won't be relevant forever.
Linz has arranged his book into two major categories: "Part One: Personal Use of Marijuana," and "Part Two: Commercial Use of Marijuana." The guide lays out information in a simple Q&A format. For example, the opening section contains questions such as "How old do I need to be to legally consume marijuana?" and "How much marijuana may I possess?" -- the types of inquiries that dispensary owners are probably tired of answering. Linz cites appropriate legislation in his answers for readers and consumers.
"I have no idea what you are talking about, officer."
If you live in a state where marijuana is illegal - like, say, Florida - the smart thing to do is to keep your cannabis plants out of view of the general public. That means parading them around town in the back seat of your car with the top buds sticking out the rear window should be avoided at all costs. And if you do, don't break other blatantly obvious laws like driving at night without your lights.
Apparently, Clearwater, Florida's Justin Goodloe, 20, and Allen Barnes, 19, completely missed that memo.
Most potheads would say that weed makes sex better, but few have applied the stuff as a lubricant. That is, until last month in Los Angeles, when Mathew Gerson, 40, launched Foria, which he claims is the first THC-infused lubricant for women.
Gerson, who has in the past peddled vegan condoms, says he made the first batch of Foria (taken from the word euphoria) right in his kitchen in Southern California. His first round of test subjects? They included his sister and his mother.
Lawyers have been known to use some pretty outlandish gimmicks to promote themselves. But one Denver DUI attorney is taking a route that has some people rolling up in laughter.
Or just rolling up.
Jay Tiftickjian of Tiftickjian Law Firm has been giving away packs of rolling papers featuring the phrase "Enjoy the trip, but don't drive high" to smoke shops, dispensaries, record stores and anywhere else he thinks might take them. The packs also have his office's contact information and tips on how to avoid a DUI under the cover.
Crowd funding sites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have revolutionized the way new businesses start up.
But are they ready to help combine marijuana and mobile technology? The folks behind AbacaRX and Dispensed2U hope so.
The story of Richard Kirk allegedly killing his wife after eating a pot cookie has spread like wildfire. But what news reports aren't telling you (or are burying at the bottom of their stories) is that the guy was also potentially on prescription painkiller drugs. But apparently people will still believe that marijuana is somehow more dangerous than prescription painkillers.
One of the most talked about new brands at the American Glass Expo (A.G.E.), held this past January in Las Vegas, was HIVE Ceramics and their gleaming white depictions of everyday dabbing tools typically made from quartz or titanium. Domeless ceramic nails in all sizes, glossy white ceramic "Flower Bowls", dabbers, hash screens, and, of course, they figure you must have the "HIVE Medical Grade Ceramic Carb Cap w/ Dabber".
For all the publicity that the new product cultivated, from the A.G.E. show in January to a targeted social media marketing campaign, nobody seemed to know where to get one, or anyone who had actually tried one. For every new fan of the brand, or "Like" on the Facebook page, there have been an equally growing number of skeptics who can't help but wonder what has happened to all the hype.
Or maybe two stoners. Or possibly ten.
Wondering what to get them this year? We're here to help, with our "Dear Santa" suggestions for the cannabis consumer in your life.
Below are some of the top pot-related must-haves for the 2013 holiday season.