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The curiosity and unfamiliarity surrounding cannabis never ceases to amaze me. Questions about smoking melted edibles and boofing pot up one’s rectum are always good for a laugh, but some readers bring up significant issues and points of views that I’ve never considered.

Compelling questions about CBD products showing up on drug tests, age requirements to buy CBD products and many more CBD-related inquiries dominated our most popular questions of 2017, but that wasn’t all: Acid reflux, THC distillate and smuggling herb through the mail were also hot-topic issues. Read below for our ten most popular Ask a Stoner questions of 2017 — and feel free to leave us a question if inspired.

Scott Lentz

Approved by Colorado voters in November 2012, legal marijuana is now becoming mainstream in Colorado – but not without its fair share of controversy. New laws and regulations surrounding medical and recreational pot, a recent rise in legalization opponents thanks to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s fear-mongering actions, and consolidation in Denver’s dispensary scene have all generated plenty of buzz.

For a rundown of what cannabis issues people have been talking about most this year, check out our ten most-read pot stories of 2017:

hazelnut cream strainHerbert Fuego

Finding new strains isn’t as easy as it used to be — or at least it’s not as easy to pass off new strains as new.
Thanks to Leafly, SeedFinder.eu and other online strain databases, connoisseurs can learn about the extensive family trees of strains, varieties of cannabis that haven’t gone national yet, and just how full of shit their weed dealers have been. Even with all of that information, though, legal pot’s explosion has led to a boom of genetics that continue to surprise me. The latest example? Hazelnut Cream.

berry whiteHerbert Fuego

I’ve never been a big fan of Puff Daddy’s name changes. I stick with calling him Puff Daddy rather than P. Diddy, Puffy, Diddy or his latest and lamest attempt to stay relevant, Brother Love. In the weed world, Berry White (the strain, not the legendary baritone) has been given the Puff Daddy treatment, with Blue Widow, Blue Venom and White Berry serving as alter-egos. All of those strains have the same genetics of Blueberry and White Widow, yet the offspring has at least four different names. So what gives?

Herbert Fuego

If Disney and its horde of lawyers served Colorado cannabis companies with lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders for Star Wars ripoffs, as the Girl Scouts of America and Gorilla Glue did for strains named after their respective brands, nearly every pot menu in Denver would be affected. Skywalker, Skywalker OG, Death Star and Princess Leia are easy to find in dispensaries, with Ewok, Jedi Kush and Boba Fett popping up intermittently as well.

Bubba Fett — named after Boba Fett, a bounty hunter in Star Wars — might be able to sneak by Mickey because of its first name, but the strain is fetching quite the reward across the Mile High galaxy.

 

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