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CDC Study: National Teen Marijuana Use Has Dropped

When the debate over legalizing cannabis in Washington State was raging back in 2012, one of the opponents’ main concerns was that decriminalizing weed would lead to an increase in its use by teens. While cannabis policy is a fast-changing state of flux, early indications are that—not only here in Washington State but nationally—increased access […]
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Famous People Who Use Marijuana or Have Used It In The Past

Like any other drug, marijuana has its proponents and its detractors, those who’ve experienced its life-changing benefits and those who just don’t see the point. It’s safe to say that its longevity in human history has everything to do with its genuine usefulness, but a long line of well-known advocates certainly hasn’t hurt! Though many […]
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What is the Difference Between Smoking vs Vaping Weed?

One of the most important distinctions for a new cannabis smoker to understand about modern marijuana use is knowing the difference of smoking vs vaping cannabis flower (vaping concentrates is a whole different topic). Here is a quick guide to help you sort out the differences and make an informed choice that is best for […]
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5 Ways To Achieve Responsible Recreational Marijuana Use

We’re living in such a fascinating time in cannabis history, and it’s incredibly exciting to be playing a role in its emergence from behind the clouds of prohibition and misunderstanding. This shift in perception—introducing many millions to the therapeutic and recreational potential of this fascinating plant—is a perfect time to pull over and ponder what […]
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3 Talking Points For Discussing Responsible Cannabis Use With Your Kids

If you’re one of the millions of Americans now enjoying safe and legal cannabis, we couldn’t be more excited for you. You’re in great company—an overwhelming majority of Americans support the decriminalization of cannabis—and we’re confident that cannabis stands to play a genuinely positive and valuable role in the lives of millions more to come. […]
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How Does Cannabis Affect Our Health?

Is cannabis a dangerous controlled substance, an intoxicant fit only for limited adult use, or a powerful, even potentially vital medication nearly perfectly suited to human physiology? The answer may be all three, depending on your perspective. If you’re a wee bit confused, join the club! Nearly everyone now alive in this country grew up […]
Cannabis Extraction

The Science Behind Cannabis Extraction

The phrase “this is not your parents’ weed” may have passed its sell-by date, but like so many truisms, it finds new applications on a seemingly endless basis. Its original use was to warn imbibers that, when we speak of the concentration of THC—cannabis’ psychoactive compound—today’s cannabis is exponentially stronger than the products commonly found […]
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What You Need to Know About Cannabis Infused Edibles

As the decriminalization – and, in the case of Washington and several other states, full legalization – of marijuana exits its infancy, you’re no doubt starting to hear more about the use of edibles. If you’re wondering what cannabis-infused edibles are and whether they will work in your life, here’s a brief primer. What Are […]
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Washington Marijuana Laws: What’s Legal, What’s Not?

Are you a bit unsure as to what’s legal and what’s not when it comes to cannabis? If so, you can relax: You’re in good company. In the space of just a few years, cannabis has seemingly gone from being Public Enemy #1 to full legalization. It’s no wonder so many cannabis-curious citizens find themselves […]
marijuana vs cannabis

Marijuana vs Cannabis: Why Language Matters

Cannabis is the botanical word for a hemp plant derivative that’s been called by many names. Pot, herb, reefer, grass, ganja and Mary Jane are just a few of its numerous nicknames. However, the most popular term throughout recent years has been marijuana. That word’s origins are linked with a Mexican word used for the […]