Cannabis Culture

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Weed-Infused Sex Lube Hits Market: Meet, Foria

by David Downs
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 at 11:19 AM

The first-ever marijuana-infused sexual enhancement product designed specifically for women has come to market. Meet: Foria.

The one-ounce, $88 spray bottle of “pre-lube” contains thirty servings of cannabinoid-infused coconut oil. Launching soon, it will only be available to medical cannabis patients in California.

The Southern California makers of Foria, dubbed “Aphrodite Group,” note that cannabis is one of the oldest known aphrodisiacs. (Weed’s main active ingredient, THC, mimics the neurotransmitter anandamide, which causes euphoria and can facilitate arousal.) The group tested its products on about 100 volunteers in and around the Bay Area.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Photo: Spring in the Emerald Triangle

by David Downs
Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:34 AM

One of our colleagues up in America's domestic pot growing epicenter - the Emerald Triangle - sent us this photo taken in traffic. The fertilizer featured — "Fox Farm" — is a favorite among cannabis farmers. Spring is a busy time in the Triangle as growers germinate and nurse seedlings indoors and prepare to transfer them outdoors or into greenhouses after the last rains.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Partnership for a Drug-Free America Concedes on Weed

by David Downs
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Partnership for a Drug-Free America is ready to concede. Pot legalization is "happening in America," said executive director Steve Pasierb, in an interview with AdAge.com published this week.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Dear Abby — On Weed

by David Downs
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Popular mainstream advice column Dear Abby was founded in 1956, and, over the years, has represented a sort of moral compass for the country. And if the moral compass can tolerate adult pot use, who knows what’s next.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oakland Pot Chocolate Company, Bhang, Valued at $65 Million

by David Downs
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM

An ExpressBest Edibles Company” and long-time Legalization Nation subject, Bhang Chocolate is taking $39 million in venture capital funding to expand the brand, an investment firm reported this month.

The four-year-old, award-winning chocolate company started by Scott Van Rixel has partnered with Mentor Capital, which will take 60 percent of the company in exchange for $39 million, valuing Bhang at $65 million.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Parks & Rec’s Aubrey Plaza Knows A LOT About Vape Pens

by David Downs
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 9:50 AM

In another sign of how more and more Americans are coming out of the cannabis closet, very mainstream network television actor Aubrey Plaza of "Parks & Recreation" appeared on a weed-focused online video series and apparently knows a LOT about vape pens.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Dear Snowboarders: Maybe Shut Up About Where You Toke Up?

by David Downs
Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 11:06 AM

The legalization of marijuana has brought to the foreground an interesting juxtaposition: Ski resorts are happy to get you blasted on no-limit, $12 bloody marys at the mid-mountain lodge, but if you smoke a bowl in the trees — well, that’s against federal law and you're a criminal.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

‘When Girl Scouts And Medical Cannabis Collide’

by David Downs
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Intrepid parents of America’s Girl Scouts are boosting their kids’ sales of Thin Mints, Samoas, and more by targeting pot clubs this year.

Families are setting up tables in front of cannabis storefronts, hollering out “cookies!”, and then selling boxes of cookies to marijuana users. (Cannabis is, of course, a powerful appetite stimulant that works directly on nerves in the stomach as well as the brain.)

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

"Marijuana Book Party III" Slated for Oakland March 20

by David Downs
Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 10:28 AM

California’s best nonfiction pot book authors will gather in downtown Oakland Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. for a night of conversation, giveaways, book sales, and signings.

"Marijuana Book Party III" will be held Thursday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at Oaksterdam University at 1734 Telegraph Avenue across the street from the Fox Theater, and very close to downtown Oakland BART.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sacramento Bee Reporter Peter Hecht’s ‘Weed Land’ Out May 2014

by David Downs
Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM

They say journalism is the first draft of history. Get ready for the second, then.

Sacramento Bee reporter Peter Hecht is releasing his new book Weed Land - Inside America's Marijuana Epicenter and How Pot Went Legit on March 7 on the University of California Press, we've learned. Good for Peter! We love reading his SacBee reporting and can’t wait to see what he’s dug up.

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