Marijuana and Cannabis Product News, Reviews and Views

The pros and cons of crowd-funding pot smartphone apps
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 11:20 am


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.

Reefer Madness alive and well in Colorado as media, cops makes pot connections in recent deaths
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9:20 am


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.

Release of highly anticipated ceramic smoking devices hinges on court battle
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:20 am

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.

Top marijuana-related gifts for the 2013 holiday season
Friday, December 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

With marijuana now legal in Colorado (if you're 21 and above and the amount is an ounce or less), odds are good that you've got a stoner on your holiday gift list.

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.

L.A. City Council proposes banning e-cigarettes in public
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:20 am

Hold onto to your e-cigarettes and vape pens while you can, people, because using them in Los Angeles might soon be banned in the same places that prohibit lighting up regular smokes including beaches, bars and restaraunts.

The L.A. City Council today will consider a new motion to be introduced by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell that would treat electronic devices the same way that cigarette smoking is regulated in town. LA Weekly has more.

Fallout builds from marketing by "non-flammable" solvent maker ZHO
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:20 am

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ZHO flyer from CHAMPS.
Last week, CHAMPS Trade Show and B2B Expo landed for the first time ever in Denver, Colorado, bringing with it hundreds of vendors and thousands of buyers from all over North America for a 3-day meet and greet at the Convention Center downtown. Those fortunate enough to gain entrance to the event were treated to amazing wholesale deals on everything from old school handcrafted artwork, to the hottest cutting edge technology, and cannabis ambassadors Tommy Chong and Bob Snodgrass could be seen perusing the various booths, undoubtedly amazed at how far the scene has come.

But amid the rows of apparel, functional glass, e-cigarette and/or herbal supplement booths stood two gentlemen behind a long, nondescript table littered with eye-catching but similarly nondescript flyers, repeatedly doing a demo where it appeared that they were "blasting" butane through a tube - indoors at the Denver Convention Center.

Stoner MacGyver marijuana product review: vaporizer finder
Friday, July 19, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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Stoner MacGyver.
Now and then, companies send us medical marijuana-related products ranging from vaporizers to board games to books. We'll be showcasing them in our quasi-regular product review section, Stoner MacGyver.

The latest? This week, we're helping you find the best vaporizer with

Denver High Times Cannabis Cup 2013 photos, video winners and wrap-up
Monday, April 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

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>em>High Times Magazine threw arguable the biggest private pot parties in the nation over the weekend, drawing tens of thousands of people over two days to the Exdo Events Center in Denver for the magazine's third cannabis contest in as many years. Past events were all medical cups. But this year's was billed as the first true Cannabis Cup that was open to everyone.
And apparently, that word got out to everyone. In our two days at the festival, we met dozens of folks from Texas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and even a few awesome Kiwis from New Zealand - including the owner of New Zealand's only hemp store. All were blown away by the open use around them - which is completely understandable when you come from places where marijuana isn't as tolerated as Colorado. Shit, it was even impressive in scope for those of us used to such spectacles.

Road Trip: In Search of Good Medicine - Pure Life, West L.A.
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 9:52 am
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All photos by Sharon Letts
Pure Life Wellness is located on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles

By Sharon Letts

On the heels of continued raids by the DEA of four legally run dispensaries in Los Angeles, West L.A. dispensary owner Yamileth Bolanos is pretty much at the end of her Hemp rope, so to speak.

Bolanos, who is founder and owner of Pure Life Wellness, has been at the forefront of cannabis activism in the city of Los Angeles, where recently dispensaries were threatened with closure by city officials.

With the creation of GLACA, the "Greater Los Angeles Cannabis Alliance," Bolanos, with other longtime dispensary owners, banded together to create their own entity in order to deal with the powers that be, driven by the philosophy that "strength in numbers" matter.

"We founded GLACA in 2006 to help create ordinances on how dispensaries should behave, because the city would not instate ordinances until 2010," Bolanos said. "Those who were operating safely and were respectful of their neighbors needed a way to differentiate from profiteers who did not care about patient safety, or were otherwise problematic in their behavior."

420: A Comic About Weed
Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:20 am
In the interest of entertaining you and provoking a discussion, please enjoy "420: A Comic About Weed,"  brought to you courtesy of cartoonist Greg Farrell.

In "420," Farrell creates an autobiographical comic detailing his life on weed.