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Why Vape Pens are a Game Changer

Why Vape Pens are a Game Changer

While the majority of cannabis users can enjoy the relaxing sensation of getting stoned, some people view getting high as a hellish, paranoia-induced nightmare.

For those folks, the Hash‘s Max Savage Levenson has found the perfect way to get stoned while actually enjoying yourself: vape pens.

Legal
Cannabis Day Protest Turns Violent

Cannabis Day Protest Turns Violent

Cannabis Day is pretty much like the annual 4/20 celebrations except it takes place in Canada, and it’s on a different day… Oh, and there is usually violence and or hospitalization involved. Besides that they are completely the same though.

At this years Cannabis Day, which the website describes as “ Vancouver celebrates Canada and cannabis,” things once again got interesting when protestors, who turned up at the Vancouver Art Gallery for the event turned violent and ultimately led to four arrests.

Politics
Dear Mr. President... A Pot Smoker on the Issues

Dear Mr. President... A Pot Smoker on the Issues

Last week was a hell of a week for the Obama administration. He successfully negotiated the Trans Pacific Partnership, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is here to stay, and gay marriage is now just marriage.


I join a bunch of other people in saying “Yayyyy!” Something’s been irking me, though, since he took a few minutes to sit down with Vice News in March to discuss climate change, among other pressing issues. In that interview the topic of marijuana legalization was brought up.

Business
Cannabis Company Layoffs Net 61

Cannabis Company Layoffs Net 61

In efforts to slim down and become more streamline, one of Canada’s largest cannabis companies is announcing major layoffs.

Tilray had just opened it’s massive grow facility located in the Vancouver area in 2014. Before the recent round of layoffs, which in total netted 61 Tilray employed nearly 200 people at the grow operation giving them a high profile as one of the major employers in the region.

Legal
No Cannabis at First Church of Cannabis Inaugural Service

No Cannabis at First Church of Cannabis Inaugural Service

If you were planning on taking part in the First Church of Cannabis’ inaugural service this upcoming Wednesday, I have bad news for you. Church founder Bill Levin has announced via his Facebook page that there will be no marijuana use at the church’s kick-off event.

Last week Marion County prosecutor Terry Curry and Police Chief Rick Hite held a news conference to let folks know that arrests would be made if those in attendance chose to bring their pot with them.

Politics
Massachusetts First Weed Dispensary to Open Soon

Massachusetts' First Weed Dispensary Set to Finally Open

Bostonians, rejoice! After years of delays, Massachusetts’ first weed dispensary could be opening soon.

Last week, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a first-of-its-kind temporary waiver in order to allow the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary the ability to actually sell cannabis. (A novel idea, I know.) Specifically, this new one-time waiver applies to Alternative Therapy Group of Salem (ATG).

Lifestyle
Yes, Professional Blunt Roller is a Real Job

Yes, Professional Blunt Roller Is a Real Job

Touring is now the main source of revenue for musicians, as anybody can download songs for free.

In 2014, cash generated from touring accounted for more than 80 percent of the income earned by today’s top 40 acts, reports Billboard.

But it’s not just musicians getting paid — touring can support a number of people with various talents, including lighting operators, merch booth cashiers, and even blunt rollers.