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Dispo Black Friday Deals

Best deals on bud during the best sales of the year
The typical products for Black Friday shopping tend to be televisions, cell phones and maybe even a computer or gaming console. Every year people stand in long lines and raid stores for that deal on the item of the year that won't last into the afternoon hours.

New Age Edibles

Say "bye" to pot brownies and "high" to potcorn
According to a poll taken by comparecamp.com in 2019, 9.6% of cannabis users in the U.S. preferred to ingest marijuana via edibles like brownies, cookies or gummies. As weed grows in popularity, it seems more and more non-smoking stoners want to feel the effects of THC and CBD without inhaling.

Required Reefer Reading

Leafly's annual cannabis report shows how valuable cannabis is in Oregon and beyond
As we exit "Croptober," the annual period which sees sun-grown cannabis harvested, weed education website Leafly has released a new number-filled report to help put into perspective just how valuable the plant is as an agricultural crop.  Not valuable as in, "Without cannabis, some people jumping on my last nerves in this office would be catching hands on the regular," although that certainly has value to said nerve jumpers.

Three Flower Strains, #inBend

Three dispensaries offer three very different buds
Being curious about how good local budtenders' suggestions can be, I recently hit up three different local dispensaries to try out three different strains they recommended. Potheads across the globe can agree that smoking in a comfortable and secure environment makes getting stoned a whole lot less stressful.

Too Much or Too Little

An Oregon cannabis company gets fined for allegedly mislabeling its products
Oregon Cannabis and CBD products company Cura has been in the news recently, for allegedly recurring and escalating "truth in labeling" issues. The OLCC has accused Cura of producing products which contained unlisted ingredients, of producing products not containing the listed amount of THC, of producing products containing THC which should not have any, and most recently, of producing a high-THC product which contained zero THC. 

Cannabis Advisory Panel to help steer marijuana tax revenue in Deschutes County

A new bill invites the advent of a commission to advise on marijuana issues
A person could be forgiven for being a bit confused about the future of legal marijuana businesses in rural Deschutes County. First, the County voted—along with the rest of the state—in 2014 to legalize cannabis businesses.

Got Jointly?

Would be a lot cooler if you did
How much cannabis do you use?  Some take mad pride in how much they consume, from "one-hit-and-quit-it" lightweights, to "Even-Wu-Tang-said 'enough'" World Heavyweight canna-champions.

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?

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