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What is 4/20? Its Story and the Best 4/20 Events in California

For the past few decades, 4/20 has been a highlighted day on the calendar for the majority in the cannabis community. There have always been rumors for just how 4/20 came into being, from Bob Dylan lyrics to the California penal code. The truth, however, is that our favorite holiday has much more humble beginnings. …

April 14, 2019

Final Regulations for Recreational Cannabis in California

Recreational cannabis in California has been off to a roaring start. Following months of revisions, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Department of Public Health submitted their final copy of these new regulations to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for approval. On January 16th, California lawmakers approved …

March 12, 2019

CA Governor Signs Bill for Expungement of Marijuana Convictions

This past week, the state of California saw a huge win for marijuana justice. On September 30th, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1793. This legislation will lead to the review and expungement of marijuana convictions for thousands of Californians. In November 2016, when Californians voted vastly in favor of Proposition 64, they were not only …

October 14, 2018

The Trump Administration’s Marijuana Policy Committee

In late August, it came to light that the Trump administration had created a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee. The goal of this committee is to work towards preventing the legal distribution of marijuana. This Marijuana Policy Committee has instructed 14 different federal agencies, including the DEA. These government agencies submit data reports highlighting “negative trends” and …

September 12, 2018

2018 Election: Effects on Santa Cruz Cannabis Regulation

In early June, mail-in ballots and primary day results showed over 70 percent support for an update of Santa Cruz cannabis regulations. The measures included a raise in sales tax from 9 to 9.25 percent, the capping of enrollment numbers at UC Santa Cruz, and an administrative update to county cannabis laws. The question related …

July 2, 2018

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Health & Wellness

Cannabis Munchies: Why Does Cannabis Make You Hungry?

Cannabis brings joy, pain relief, and a sense of wellbeing for a variety of people from different backgrounds. A possibly unwanted side effect though is the “munchies”, a seemingly uncontrollable attack on the fridge, bags of chips, and the cookie jar. For many patients with conditions that affect hunger, this a god-send, and was cited …

April 9, 2019

Cannabis 101: History and Biology

Intro To Cannabis History Believe to have first evolved 20 to 30 million years ago, Cannabis was first utilized in Asia. For the past 12,000 years, it is believed that humans cultivated marijuana for a variety of different uses. The Chinese emperor Shen Nung first wrote about the psychoactive properties of marijuana in the year …

January 31, 2019

Top 6 Uses for CBD Oil

While Cannabis legalization movements have swept the world, CBD seems to be one of the first products to break into the mainstream. When many think of cannabis, they think of “getting high.” However, CBD does not contain the same psychoactive properties as THC. It is a separate compound in cannabis all-together, with many different beneficial …

December 1, 2018

Does Cannabis Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Over the years, cannabis has been attributed as a medicinal treatment for many different ailments. From nerve pain to Crohn’s disease, its properties have been found widely useful. With many people turning to alternative methods of prevention and treatment for diseases, a spotlight has been cast on the effects of cannabis on Alzheimer’s. But can …

August 8, 2018

Guide to THC Dosing – How Much Cannabis is Right for Me?

Getting the right dosage of THC can be tricky business. The variables can seem limitless, from the type of cannabis, to the method in which you are consuming it. We’ve all had our experiences of having a bit too much. So how much cannabis is the right amount? There can be difficulties when it comes …

June 17, 2018

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Strain Reviews

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Sativa fans out there know that Jack Herer is a strain of cannabis that many turn to for focus and energy. This is due, in large part, to the high concentrations of terpinolene and a-pinene this strain contains. These terpenes interact with the THC in the buds to create an uplifting high that will aid …

May 19, 2019

Stokes Micros Review

These tasty mints are a great option for new cannabis users and those seeking an easy dosing edible. Each Stokes Micros mint contains 5mg of THC; an amount that for many users is right at that sweet spot of giving the benefits of cannabis while not creating an overwhelming intoxication. Microdosing to your perfect mood …

March 22, 2019

Genesis By Jahlibyrd Strain Review

My first experience with Genesis by Jahlibyrd brought me back to younger days, getting stoned with friends. Getting a few friends in a cozy place, smoking some joints, and enjoying the wonky company was my perfect hangout. Genesis encapsulates the feeling I have of those nights. At the first puff comes a creamy, earthy flavor …

February 23, 2019

Banjo By Coastal Sun Strain Review

There are certain strains of cannabis that tick all the boxes for me. A focused head high that keeps the mind from wandering, an uplifting effect to your mood and smile, and a gentle relaxing of those little aches and pains we all get through the day. Banjo does a great job of meeting all …

February 16, 2019

Sour Kush Cannabis Strain Review

The Sour Kush cannabis strain is a combination between two legendary strains, Blue Diesel (Sativa) and OG Kush (Indica), by DNA genetics. If you are looking for chronic pain relief during the day, this strain might be just the one for you. The effect of this strain provides the consumer with a mood-boosting feeling without …

November 25, 2018

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