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7 best strains for watching movies, according to entertainment industry insiders

If you've spent any amount of time smoking weed and watching movies, you already know the two activities make an ideal pair. You might say film is the most psychotropic art form, engaging multiple senses and modes of thinking and feeling at once for an experience that, at its best, you can intuit sensorily as well as emotionally. The late filmmaker and legendary stoner Robert Altman once described the ultimate cinematic experience as such on The Dick Cavett Show in 1972.

6 weed products journalist Ricardo Baca can't live without

Ricardo Baca is a prolific veteran journalist and considered the first modern weed news editor (outside of the old High Times school). He was an editor at The Denver Post where he ran The Cannabist for over three years. Baca's place “at ground zero of the green rush” was the subject of the 2015 documentary Rolling Papers. Today, he's the CEO and founder of Grasslands, a cannabis PR company dedicated to championing journalism while helping cannabis brands tell their stories.

4 weed products journalist Madison Margolin can't live without

Madison Margolin is the co-founder and managing editor of DoubleBlind, the biannual print magazine and digital media outfit that's taking the psychedelics movement by storm. Before starting the magazine, she and co-founder Shelby Hartman were both prolific cannabis journalists. Though many will be most familiar with Margolin's cannabis coverage in a wide range of publications over the last five years, she's been covering the political, cultural, and spiritual impact of psychedelics

Why Do Stoners Love Horror?

Do you like to smoke weed and watch horror movies? You're not alone. As it turns out, there are plenty of stoners out there who have a love for the art of fear and all things spooky. At least, this is the impression you'll get around the Weedmaps offices. When the subject of horror movies comes up, there's always someone around to perk up and join the conversation, and the Weedmaps staff gets real amped once spooky season kicks into high gear. Of course, not every stoner is a horror fan, and n

Why Vitamin E Acetate and Other Additives are Causing Concerns about Vaping Cannabis

After more than a thousand respiratory illnesses throughout the United States were linked to nicotine and cannabis vaping products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an investigation into the cause of the issue. The investigation has centered on additives in vape cartridges and additives in vape cartridges, and focusing in particular on vitamin E acetate, a thickening agent used in street-market THC cartridges made by unknown manufacturers. As of Oct. 3, 2019, t

Your Doctor May Not Know Much About Marijuana. Here's Why.

In the 21st century, cannabis has seen inroads as a medicine for a variety of illnesses. Though more research is available to reinforce the medicinal potential of cannabis, physicians in the United States remain largely in the dark about marijuana and its medical uses. People are more curious than ever about marijuana as medicine, so it may come as a shock for many to find that their doctor is unlikely to know anything about the plant or its therapeutic benefits.

CBD and Your Endocannabinoid System, Explained

Cannabidiol (CBD) may be the second-most-prominent compound of the cannabis plant, but these days, it's certainly the most talked about among the general population. Though slightly less dominant and historically less sought after than its high-inducing counterpart, THC, CBD has become a major trend not just in the cannabis industry, but also in health and wellness, food, and even cosmetic products. Budding mainstream interest in CBD, combined with mounting evidence detailing its therapeutic ben

10 Highest THC Cannabis Strains You Should Know About

Every year, weed gets higher … in THC, that is. Throughout our shared history with the cannabis plant, we've slowly bred the plant to produce more of its primary intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid, with THC percentages of some plants now reaching the mid-30s. Though the cannabis plant contains myriad cannabinoids, with more than 100 cannabinoids identified in the plant to date, it's still tetrahydrocannabinol that reigns supreme in both the public consciousness and the plant we've bred e

The Essential Weedmaps Guide to CBD

Among the general population, CBD is the most talked about and most sought after cannabis compound. The rising mainstream interest in CBD, along with continued research detailing its medical benefits, has the world more curious than ever about this non-intoxicating cannabinoid and its wide range of potential uses. For everyone from the seasoned CBD enthusiast to the newly CBD-curious, here's a comprehensive review of everything you need to know about this popular cannabinoid.

'Marijuana Madness: Revolution' is a Tribute to Weed in the '60s and Today

The venue is Creatington, a 1930s brick building just outside of downtown Los Angeles in Boyle Heights. Inside the venue doors, the space is energized with bright colors, warm shadows, and a smattering of psychedelic sounds playing through the house speakers. One could get lost in a dab of Guild Extracts sauce and the stream of '60s rock moving through the air as an exciting, uncanny, and intimate merging of two revolutionary eras of cannabis — the '60s and the now — but that's the ideal state o

Heady Tech: How Puffco's Glassmakers Contest Advanced the Artform

In the modern age of smart rigs and pocket vaporizers, what becomes of the underground art of glass bong-making? When does technology silence culture? This question prompted upscale vaporizer manufacturer Puffco to collaborate with popular independent glassmakers such as Ryan Fitt, Josh Ford, and Joachim to apply their vision and talent to the Peak, a portable dab rig, by incorporating and honoring the vivid glass culture that paved the way for new modes of consumption. Puffco has been making

Here are the Best Bong Brands You Need to Know About

With the spread of mairjuana legalization and an ever-growing range of products on the market, there have never been more ways to consume cannabis. But that's hardly an indication that the OG methods are falling by the wayside. Yes, vapes and edibles continue to take up a growing portion of the market, with concentrate sales jumping nearly 50% from 2017 to 2018. But the classic blunts, joints, and bongs remain popular among die-hard weed enthusiasts and maintain a cultural bedrock status for ca

WWE Championship Belt is Now Made of Hemp

It's the moment we've been waiting for. That's right folks, the worlds of cannabis and pro wrestling have finally collided. All thanks to wrestler Daniel Bryan, who unveiled a new, “eco-friendly” version of his WWE Championship belt, reportedly made of “100 percent sustainable hemp.” Bryan unveiled the new belt on “SmackDown Live,” Tuesday, January 29, having successfully defended his title two days before against A.J. Styles at “Royal Rumble” at Chase Field in Phoenix.

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Cannabis Use

Have you had a bad experience disclosing cannabis use to a doctor? Did a doctor's attitude toward cannabis impact the quality of care you received? You're not alone. Unfortunately, a prevailing stigma, lack of exposure to current marijuana research, and confusion about the legality of discussing cannabis with patients are still barriers within the medical community that keep doctors from treating their cannabis-using patients accurately and fairly.

7 Cool, Weird Explainer Videos to Watch Next Time You're Really Stoned

Practically every stoner living in the 21st century has one thing in common: The internet is our primary source for content to consume while baked. Whether you're letting YouTube autoplay carry you through a hazy couch lock, or diving deep into a web of fan theory videos, the internet is a sanctuary of lit content subgenres and videos designed to please the stoned palate. It's also a place where people explain interesting stuff using quick edits, catchy voiceovers, and mesmerizing graphics.
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