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Hydrology9 NX : Getting High with a Handheld Vaporizer

Hydrology9 NX : Getting High with a Handheld Vaporizer

Put down the paper towels and burn ointment. A new kind of device is here.
Getting high is fun, but can also be both messy, and dangerous AF.  Messy, because as anyone who has ever tipped over a bong can attest, the rancid stench of the vile water can permeate any absorbent surfaces such as a couch, chair or bed, and linger for weeks.

If You're New Here: A's to Your Cannabis Q's

For those new to legal cannabis, a do and don't-do list
As a public service to those who may not yet have had the pleasure of knowing the benefits (and occasional drawbacks) to Oregon's legal marijuana program, we're tackling some of the most basic questions in this week's Smoke Signals column.

Celebs + Cannabis

Pros and cons to having stars enter the biz
Lately, some of the people I've seen play pretend on my "story box," or perform music or play professionally with a sportsball, earning them millions of dollars, are becoming involved in cannabis. These celebrities are pushing cannabis in many forms, and the term "celebrities" should by no means diminish the activist work performed by any of these folks on behalf of medical use, legalization, etc.

Crazy 8: A Primer on Delta-8 THC

The psuedo-legal pot that everyone's talking about
If you enjoy cannabis, that's largely due to the major cannabinoid Delta-9 THC. A cultivar's THC content listed at a dispensary, containing generally 14-30+% THC?

Addressing Inequities in the Cannabis Industry

A new association aims to dismantle health inequities
The goals of the Black Lives Matter movement go far beyond addressing the relationship police have with the Black community. (Spoiler: It's really, really...not good...y'all.)

The New Robotic Cannabis Trimming Machine Overlords

Automation is ahead for the cannabis industry
Prior to the pandemic, I was able to make a trip to Las Vegas for the annual Marijuana Business Conference. Insofar as the event is the largest of its kind in the world—with more than 27,000 attendees from more than 60 countries—I wasn't able to capture the full scope of my experience in a column's length.

Redmond Drafts City Code for Pot Businesses

Hub City leaders plan for a future when marijuana is federally legal
Let's be double-extra clear here: Running a marijuana dispensary is still illegal in the City of Redmond—but in the event that the federal government changes its policy around that, the Hub City may be ready. On April 6, the Redmond City Council was scheduled to meet in a special meeting to go over the newly drafted city code covering marijuana businesses.

High and Happy with Hapy Kitchen

An Oregon edibles company with some seriously tasty—and effective—products
The pandemic and resulting quarantine have resulted in both established and first-time cannabis users uniting in gratitude that edibles are now widely available, often with "dispensary-to-door" delivery options.  Marriages and relationships of all manners were well served by edibles, often discreetly consumed gummies, to inject patience, calm and favorably altered perspectives into the challenges of the new home/office/classroom/gym/sheltering in place space. 

Remembering Bunny Wailer

Reggae legend
Bunny Wailer, the last living founding member of The Wailers, passed away on March 2. His work with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh stands as a touchstone for reggae lovers everywhere and many an oversized spliff was rolled and burned in his honor. I'm often asked, "Have you ever been busted for cannabis?"

CBD and CBN Help with ZZZs

For those seeking better rest, a combo of two cannabinoids is showing promise
One of the benefits of the rapidly increasing number of regulated cannabis programs in the U.S., both medical and Adult Use, is the growing knowledge base we are developing of cannabinoids.  THC remains the most sought-after and prevalent cannabinoid in cannabis, followed by CBD.

Cannabis: The State of the Industry

While other industries lag, cannabis jobs grew by 32% last year
With unemployment numbers still high and so many businesses continuing to struggle due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the bright spots in the economy over the past year has been in cannabis. This week, cannabis marketplace Leafly released its fifth-annual jobs report, which shows just how much the industry has grown over the past year.

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