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Why Do So Many Police Officers Support Legal Cannabis?

Why Do So Many Police Officers Support Legal Cannabis?

Police officers are among the last people typically expected to be in the camp supporting legalized cannabis. At every turn, police unions and departments consistently fight against progressive cannabis-freedom laws, using archaic and misinformed arguments to stoke... read more
Cannabis and Exercise: the Odd Couple?

Cannabis and Exercise: the Odd Couple?

Thanks to decades of government propaganda, the “lazy stoner” stereotype has become a fixture in the American mind. Consequently, one of the last things people think of when they think “cannabis” is “exercise”. Yet, it turns out that many fitness buffs find the... read more
This Is Your Brain on Bud

This Is Your Brain on Bud

For a lot of folks it’s hard to deny that cannabis buds are beautiful flowers. There’s something about those vibrant green nuggets, tangled in colorful wiry hairs and sprinkled with diamond-dust trichomes, that stimulates the brain’s pleasure center on sight.... read more

Less Is More: Why Micro-Dosing Is Newest Cannabis Trend

Are you new to cannabis and apprehensive about experimenting? Are you sensitive to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? Are you looking to experience just a wee bit of relaxation or pain relief without getting so high you could touch the sky? If so, the newest trend in... read more
Hashish vs. Cannabis: Decisions, Decisions

Hashish vs. Cannabis: Decisions, Decisions

It’s in the nature of human beings to be curious. Without that quality we wouldn’t have progressed as a species or made any of the advancements we’ve so boldly made. From monumental strides in travel, communication, and technology to knowledge of our... read more

Three Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

Social media has changed the way we connect with one another and share the things we like with the ones we love. Naturally, through avenues like Instagram, there have been pages dedicated to unique lifestyles and entertainment that capture niche audiences and keep... read more
Whether You Voted Red or Blue—Cannabis Got the Green Light

Whether You Voted Red or Blue—Cannabis Got the Green Light

Congratulations to America! While half the country celebrates and the other half laments the presidential election result, as a nation we showed tremendous common sense on the issue of cannabis, both medical and discretionary. The pendulum is swinging toward freedom!... read more
CBD-Infused Hemp Milk: Jealous Yet, Cows?

CBD-Infused Hemp Milk: Jealous Yet, Cows?

In today’s world, milk isn’t just milk any more. There are so many different milk varieties to choose from, whether you’re a fan of dairy products or not. Some are soy based, while others come from almonds, hazelnuts, coconuts, and even hemp. It seems a... read more
Meet 2016 Cannabis Cup Winner—If You Dare

Meet 2016 Cannabis Cup Winner—If You Dare

The High Times Cannabis Cup sprouted up in 1988 in Amsterdam to provide a platform for showcasing everything new and exciting in the world of herbal goodness. From California and Colorado to Michigan and Jamaica, the Cannabis Cup has been there, elevating every step... read more
Why Not Try Medical Cannabis to Help Your Sick Pooch?

Why Not Try Medical Cannabis to Help Your Sick Pooch?

Dog owners all over the world can probably attest to the cliché “man’s best friend” being an understatement when it comes to the love that they share with that special pooch. One of the furriest residents of the household isn’t just a four-legged,... read more
Hilarious Cannabis Moms Club Web Series Wins High Praise

Hilarious Cannabis Moms Club Web Series Wins High Praise

Nobody said parenting was easy. In fact, if it were, it wouldn’t be so rewarding in the end. All the more reason to give it up for all the women who carry a little bundle of joy in their womb for nine months and nourish, change diapers for, and raise the child... read more
Why Colorado’s Cannabis Prices are Dropping Like a Stone

Why Colorado’s Cannabis Prices are Dropping Like a Stone

Not too long ago, if you wanted to buy cannabis in Colorado, going into a dispensary wasn’t even an option. You had to do it the old fashioned way, as the flower in any form or fashion was still quite prohibited. You may be able to relate to the “seedy” nature... read more
This Couple Donated Millions to Cannabis Research—But Why?

This Couple Donated Millions to Cannabis Research—But Why?

Cannabis has been used in medicine for centuries in numerous cultures around the world. It wasn’t until more recently, within the last 100 years, that people and governments really started to look down upon and limit the herb. The fact of the matter is that it... read more
What People Believe About Cannabis Will Shock You

What People Believe About Cannabis Will Shock You

Movies can have an interesting effect on people. The Exorcist, Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellbound: Hellraiser…these movies have all caused irrational fears in a multitude of impressionable viewers. It’s a superpower, this movie-making business. Just look at the... read more
Extracts vs. Cannabis Flowers: a ‘Real’ Choice

Extracts vs. Cannabis Flowers: a ‘Real’ Choice

See that beautiful, green, crystal-covered little beauty in the picture above? That is the future of medicine as we know it. Cannabis has the potential to turn people’s lives around, thanks to the cannabinoids locked within. Some, like cannabidiol (CBD), are... read more
Vaginal Cannabis Suppositories: Long-Awaited PMS Relief

Vaginal Cannabis Suppositories: Long-Awaited PMS Relief

Becoming a woman involves some serious physiological and psychological changes that turn everything in life upside down. One minute you’re carefree and having a terrific time, and the next you’re in pain and wondering “Why me?” The average age for the first menstrual... read more
Coping with Fibromyalgia? Here’s Hope for Help

Coping with Fibromyalgia? Here’s Hope for Help

Pain is a natural part of our world, and at times a part of our daily lives as well. Prolonged and severe pain or suffering, however, is another monster entirely that carries the potential to disrupt our overall quality of life. Imagine living every single day with... read more
Cannabis Farmers: Raising a Stink?

Cannabis Farmers: Raising a Stink?

In states with cannabis cultivation laws, a new controversy is brewing that doesn’t pass the smell test. Growing cannabis, like any crop, requires land, water, and plenty of sunshine, things not always readily available in city centers. So, if farmers want to make... read more
Enhance Your Next Date with These Cool Cannabis Combos

Enhance Your Next Date with These Cool Cannabis Combos

It’s important to keep things exciting in a relationship if you want it to thrive and remain as vibrant and exciting as it was on the first date. Just as with anything else over time, a relationship can lose its new-car smell if not kept up with routine... read more
Medical Cannabis Legalization Comes to Australia

Medical Cannabis Legalization Comes to Australia

The global spread of western medicine arguably has acted both to the benefit and to the detriment of the world. It is undeniable that pharmaceutical medications have saved many lives in preventing or treating severe illnesses, and helped with minor aches and pains as... read more
Why Are Cannabis and Hemp Illegal? Follow the Money

Why Are Cannabis and Hemp Illegal? Follow the Money

It’s not easy being green. There are people who make a lot of money by keeping cannabis and its cousin hemp illegal. The smear campaign has been going on for more than 80 years, so it’s been an uphill battle fighting the propaganda of the powerful. Hemp is a... read more
Stressed? Give This Herb a Try

Stressed? Give This Herb a Try

Your palms are sweating. Through clenched fists, you feel your heart racing, pounding out of your quivering chest. Adrenaline and cortisol flood your brain. Are you scared or excited? Waiting on your lab results or a blind date? Physiologically, there is no... read more
10 New Cannabis Stereotypes

10 New Cannabis Stereotypes

In the world of marketing, it’s not uncommon for teams to use customer profiles or personas to target sales demographics. They assign a name, gender, and backstory of interests, beliefs, and way of life to those they would like to reach. This gives businesses an idea... read more
Kicking Sports Injuries with Cannabis

Kicking Sports Injuries with Cannabis

Professional athletes get paid to play games. Who wouldn’t want to play for a living? But it’s not all fun and games. Athletes put their bodies on the line every day in training and in competition. An injury can end a season or, God forbid, a career. Then there’s the... read more
Healthier Heart Starts with Diet, Exercise, and…Cannabis?

Healthier Heart Starts with Diet, Exercise, and…Cannabis?

The heart is obviously one of the most vital organs of the human body, responsible for transporting our most precious resources to every cell. Pumping blood and oxygen through our bodies 24/7 for an average of about 80 years is no easy task. The way we take care of... read more
Colorado Cannabis Power-Couple Predicts Big Changes for NFL

Colorado Cannabis Power-Couple Predicts Big Changes for NFL

Medical cannabis in the world of sports has been a hot topic for decades, as those who advocate medical cannabis as a safe and effective therapy option have been fighting to get it approved across the board. It has been a slow-moving process, with most professional... read more
Beyond Skin Deep: Cannabis Topicals

Beyond Skin Deep: Cannabis Topicals

At this moment, half of the United States has voted in favor of reformed regulations on medical cannabis, thus beginning the long-overdue embrace of the plant and all its therapeutic potential. Though the federal government may be reluctant to admit it, the benefits... read more
Raiding Legal Cannabis Enterprises: How is This Legal?

Raiding Legal Cannabis Enterprises: How is This Legal?

Imagine being an entrepreneur, jumping through all the hoops required by your state to get the required business licensing, credentials, business permits, and whatever else the bureaucrats deem necessary…only to get raided by the police (just for conducting your... read more
California’s Prop 64: Striking Down Cannabis Prohibition

California’s Prop 64: Striking Down Cannabis Prohibition

California has been a beacon of hope on the cannabis frontier since the state first decided to start decriminalizing it in the 1970s, leading to medical legalization in 1996 with Proposition 215. Now in 2016, half the states plus the District of Columbia have begun to... read more
Cannabis and Tea: Potent Pair with Infinite Possibilities

Cannabis and Tea: Potent Pair with Infinite Possibilities

With cannabis revolutionizing modern medicine, many are looking for healthier options in therapeutics. Cannabis edibles have taken the world by storm as consumers opt out of inhalation and choose instead to ingest natural herbs for their various health properties.... read more
Vaporizer Pen: Write Your Own Ticket to Health with CBD

Vaporizer Pen: Write Your Own Ticket to Health with CBD

The portable vaporizer revolution is booming worldwide as millions of people prefer the handheld device as a way to replace cigarettes (and, in some cases, nicotine also). And, although vaporizing e-liquids isn’t the most health-conscious thing for the body,... read more
Cannabis Dispensary Employees at Risk

Cannabis Dispensary Employees at Risk

Employees in cannabis dispensaries, growing operations, and manufacturing facilities are being put at risk by our banking laws, often needlessly. Currently, 25 states have some form of legal cannabis dispensaries. These businesses are operating legally under their... read more
Cannabis Strains for Migraines

Cannabis Strains for Migraines

You know it’s coming, as sure as a glass of water trembling with each step of an approaching T. rex. Migraines have that impact on people. Being eaten alive by a giant reptile can seem preferable to being forced to deal with the insane amount of pain that... read more
Skinny Skunk? These 4 Herb Strains Promote Weight Loss

Skinny Skunk? These 4 Herb Strains Promote Weight Loss

All over the country, cannabis experimentation has kicked into overdrive, and new uses are being discovered daily. Cannabis consists of nearly 500 natural compounds; it’s safe to say we have a whole lot to learn about the miracle medical plant. Scientists have... read more
World Cultures: Shaped by Cannabis

World Cultures: Shaped by Cannabis

With about 195 countries in the world, it’s only natural that cultural practices would vary widely from one to the next. Experiencing and understanding the customs of other lands is second nature to some folks, while others prefer to analyze the reasons behind certain... read more

What’s Up: High Times Cannabis Cup

The lovely flower we call cannabis has held a place of prominence in human civilization for thousands of years. Its fiber, among the toughest in the natural world, goes into everything from clothing to cars. The leaves and flowers have been used in healing and... read more
Cannabis and the Active Lifestyle

Cannabis and the Active Lifestyle

Many people have anchored to the idea that there’s no such thing as a successful and active cannabis consumer. The names “stoner” and “pothead” get thrown in their direction like the first “stone”, without out any real evidence that... read more
How Can Cannabis Enhance Extreme Sports Performance?

How Can Cannabis Enhance Extreme Sports Performance?

Triathletes. Mountaineers. Bodybuilders. Marathoners. Extreme athletes all. And what else do they have in common? It’s possible that these athletes could benefit from making cannabis a strategic part of their activity regimen. What? It seems counterintuitive, yes. But... read more
Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil: Health by the Spoonful

Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil: Health by the Spoonful

Mother nature has a way of providing the world with hidden healing elements in seemingly almost every plant on the planet. Some ailments can be relieved with the simplest of ingredients, and these all-natural wonders can change your quality of life for the better.... read more

5 Cannabis Strains to Put Insomnia to Bed

It’s official: Life is crazy. Nobody said it would be all rainbows and gummy bears, but as an adult you’ve likely had one of those days where it just hits you like linebacker with a vendetta. On top of that, in the modern, developed world, we tend to live... read more
Wake ’n’ Bake: 5 Cannabis Strains to Energize Your Day

Wake ’n’ Bake: 5 Cannabis Strains to Energize Your Day

There is one sound on this planet that almost everyone can agree is the ultimate buzzkill. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live…when that electric rooster known as the alarm clock squawks, something deep in our psyche screams, “Noooo!” Another day’s... read more
Sun Shines on New Day for Cannabis in Sunshine State

Sun Shines on New Day for Cannabis in Sunshine State

In November 2014, when it came time to vote on Amendment 2 to give legal cannabis the green thumbs up, Florida tried to pass but fumbled the ball on the 2-yard line, and the measure failed by a margin of just two percent. While an impressive 58 percent majority of... read more
Schizophrenics Have Hope—Thanks to Cannabis

Schizophrenics Have Hope—Thanks to Cannabis

My brother Michael is schizophrenic. He’s been this way for a while, almost eight years now. It robbed him of the better half of his young life: When he should have been learning to drive, leading the varsity basketball team to victory, going to prom, and... read more
How Low Can You Go?

How Low Can You Go?

DEA dance keeps patients, public in limbo Limbo. It’s song and dance associated with tropical beats and shimmying bodies sinking low. It’s also a Catholic doctrinal concept: Souls neither cleansed nor damned are sent to Purgatory, or limbo, on the edge of heaven and... read more
Sweets That Let You Eat to Treat

Sweets That Let You Eat to Treat

The world of cannabis is evolving right before our very eyes as more and more consumers of the botanical are finding social acceptance. A sense of community building around the plant is rapidly transforming vast areas of the country. With infinite possibilities on the... read more

Cannabis Edibles: the Basics

Almost everyone is familiar with the practice of smoking cannabis, though the herb can also be cooked into food to access its euphoric or medicinal benefits. Have you ever wondered, though, why most cannabis edible goods, or “medibles”, are in sweet or candy form? As... read more
Cannabis: Your Partner in Weight Loss

Cannabis: Your Partner in Weight Loss

The stereotypical perception of recreational-cannabis enthusiasts is that they are irresponsible, lazy couch-cabbages. And while there are indeed sloth-like tokers, they own no monopoly on that quality. Plenty of people are fusing with their sofa right now who have... read more
Fight Stress, Depression with Cannabis Oil Aromatherapy

Fight Stress, Depression with Cannabis Oil Aromatherapy

Depression and stress are two of the most common side effects of today’s fast-paced modern lifestyle, and suffering from the debilitating pressure is all too common. Keeping up with everything that is expected of us can be overwhelming, leaving many looking for relief... read more
Why Use Topical Cannabis for Aches and Pains?

Why Use Topical Cannabis for Aches and Pains?

One undeniable part of the human condition is that pain is a part of life. Whether it’s spiritual, psychological, financial, or physical depends on specific life circumstances, but we all go through it. Coping with pain builds character, and as the old cliché... read more
Football and Cannabis: Teaming Up to Kick Brain Damage

Football and Cannabis: Teaming Up to Kick Brain Damage

With approach of each football season, we hear more about great student athletes—and more about concussions. Rightly so, as researchers studying deceased athletes who had played football in high school, college, or professional ranks have found evidence of brain... read more
Aloe and Cannabis: Plants That Heal

Aloe and Cannabis: Plants That Heal

Billions of dollars are earned in the pharmaceutical industry every year. Some medicines must be synthesized to be effective, such as HIV meds. These have turned what once was a certain death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. They are a necessary component... read more
Burning Joints: Cannabis and Arthritis

Burning Joints: Cannabis and Arthritis

Can you imagine what it would feel like to wake up in the morning with the stiffness of a Michaelangelo marble sculpture in the joints of your body? This is the reality that nearly 52.5 million adults face on a daily basis—in the U.S. alone. The relentless pain these... read more
Nice Day for a Weed Wedding

Nice Day for a Weed Wedding

Couples lose booze, choose buds With the cannabis freedom revolution in full swing, many are finding new and innovative ways to incorporate the botanical bud into their everyday lives. Cannabis is at the forefront of civil-liberty debates nationwide, and this... read more
Knowledge is Power: Why It’s Time for Cannabis Research

Knowledge is Power: Why It’s Time for Cannabis Research

The cannabis movement has grown geometrically in the past few years. Individuals and groups everywhere are chipping away at the crumbling remains of the Drug War and Prohibition. We are moving closer to a world of compassion, support, and treatment rather than... read more
Here’s Why Cannabis Could Make Breast Cancer History

Here’s Why Cannabis Could Make Breast Cancer History

When most people think about medical cannabis for cancer patients, they usually think of patients who smoke or vape it to alleviate the side effects caused by other treatments. Nausea, pain, lack of appetite, and death are just a few of the negative side effects of... read more
Cannabis Brings Relief to Sickle Cell Sufferers

Cannabis Brings Relief to Sickle Cell Sufferers

Chronic pain is a condition in which many people live much of their lives. It takes on many forms because of injuries and illnesses. The medical industry is starting to consider that the pharmaceuticals they have been producing, specifically opioids and other... read more
Cannabi$: Golden Economic Opportunity for Post-Brexit UK?

Cannabi$: Golden Economic Opportunity for Post-Brexit UK?

(Formerly “The Bud that Grew from Concrete”) Thursday, June 23, the people of the UK voted 52-48 to leave the European Union (in the so-called “Brexit”, or British exit). A majority of Britons say they have had enough of the current political landscape and are ready... read more
Recommended: Daily Allowance of Cannabis

Recommended: Daily Allowance of Cannabis

Is This Leafy Green Vegetable a Dietary Essential? “Eat your leafy green vegetables every day,” our parents lovingly admonished us. Little did they know how right they were. As it turns out—and it’s fun to think about how this news would horrify many of them—cannabis... read more

Cannabis Changed Her Life—and She’s Only 10?

For years, families with young children have been torn apart by the horrors that come with the violent, uncontrollable seizures of epilepsy. The affliction comes in many forms. Some bring a sense of hopelessness and despair with no light in sight at the end of a... read more

Canna-Twist Cocktails Make Any Party an Extravaganza

Entering a new phase of the cannabis freedom revolution has really brought out the creative side of partying people across the country. With legalization efforts sweeping the nation, millions of Americans can now openly discuss fun and innovative ways to incorporate... read more
Coming Out in Support of Cannabis Freedom

Coming Out in Support of Cannabis Freedom

Recently, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney showed a bit of prejudice and poor judgment when he joked that smoking cannabis “makes people stupid”. There are a lot of Americans, however, who feel the same way (some of whom like to get drunk and smoke cigarettes... read more

Canada: New Cannabis Hub in North America?

There’s been a lot of excitement building up in the Canadian chimney stack as of late. The buzz behind it all has a lot of sweet smoke ready to billow out the top, as soon as a few laws are changed in favor of cannabis freedom. In the meantime, people are... read more
Pot and the Pendulum: Swinging Back Toward Freedom

Pot and the Pendulum: Swinging Back Toward Freedom

Pendulums swing. It’s what they do. They move in space from side to side, and even though pendulums in grandfather clocks can seemingly simulate perpetual motion, they still need winding to keep moving. Human nature is like a pendulum. As a species, we tend to... read more
Magical Gummies: the More Layers, the Better

Magical Gummies: the More Layers, the Better

The the more layers and colors, the better! Have you ever seen a gummy treat with more than one color? Two, three, or even four layers? What a work of art! In my opinion these are the best type of gummies. The more layers, the more flavors burst across your taste buds... read more
Cannabis: Solution to Painkiller Addiction?

Cannabis: Solution to Painkiller Addiction?

In a world where prescription painkiller addiction has reached an all-time high and opioids are destroying lives, doctors and patients are looking for an alternative to the madness. The highly addictive properties of opioids have many wondering: Is there a better way?... read more
Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? Promising Future Ahead

Can Cannabis Cure Cancer? Promising Future Ahead

Prior to the 21st century a diagnosis of cancer was considered an automatic death sentence. And it still is a very serious disease with grave consequences if left untreated. However, treatments have continued to evolve and have become quite effective, especially when... read more
Kushy Tomato Soup & Gooey Grilled  Cheese Croutons

Kushy Tomato Soup & Gooey Grilled Cheese Croutons

Not many foods are more classically “American” than a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. Most of us can remember those days as a kid on a chilly afternoon, sinking our teeth into a toasty cheese sandwich, made with a one or more varieties of cheese and our... read more
Magical Gummies Make It Fun to ‘Eat to Treat’

Magical Gummies Make It Fun to ‘Eat to Treat’

Gummies have a long history as a popular confectionery. More recently, they have become a celebrated form of cannabis edible, or medible. At MagicalButter.com our executive chef has mastered creating homemade gummies with a certain magical flair—hence the name Magical... read more
Go Cuckoo for Coconut Chicken Patties

Go Cuckoo for Coconut Chicken Patties

Brownies, cookies, peanut brittle…there are plenty of recipes for sweets out there that incorporate cannabutter. But it seems to be more challenging to find savory recipes tailored to help infuse food with medicine—or fun! Low-fat is dead; go low-carb instead... read more
How to Clean Your PurifyFilter in 6 Easy Steps

How to Clean Your PurifyFilter in 6 Easy Steps

The machine cleans itself…the silicone LoveGlove easily rinses off…but what about the PurifyFilter, the durable nylon mesh bag for straining your herbal infusions? You may be wondering, How in the heck do I clean this thing? No easy way out Don’t... read more
Turning Plants into Secret Oils for Health

Turning Plants into Secret Oils for Health

Most of us are used to taking the prettiest parts of plants and flowers and using them for simple things like teas and decorations. But I have been using a machine that is turning not only flowers, but the whole plant, into healthful oils and tinctures. Moringa... read more
Athletes and CTE: Cannabis Good for the Head After All

Athletes and CTE: Cannabis Good for the Head After All

As an athlete in high school, I was proud of the fact that I didn’t drink often and never did any drugs. I tried a clove cigarette once during my senior year. While I liked the smell, I hated the taste. It was a badge of pride; I believed my body was a temple, and I... read more
Advocating for Cannabis: 8 Celebrities Cash in on Green Rush

Advocating for Cannabis: 8 Celebrities Cash in on Green Rush

The cannabis movement is building momentum in the U.S. as more and more Americans hop on the legalization bandwagon. People are ready to fight for the cause, and celebrities are lending their star power—and making some “green” off the Green Rush. For as long as anyone... read more
Americans Are Voting Green

Americans Are Voting Green

Americans are facing some fascinating choices this election season. Records are being broken on both sides of the aisle, in all kinds of categories. No one alive has ever seen anything like the current contest for what remains the most important position on earth, the... read more
Cannabis vs. Other Alcohol: Which is Better?

Cannabis vs. Other Alcohol: Which is Better?

Grain alcohol in its various forms has been in use for about 10,000 years. That’s as long as a certain other type of alcohol, also enjoyed by people worldwide. Both alcohols have been used as medicine, sacred ritual drink, and euphoric recreational relaxant since the... read more
7 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Cooking with Cannabis

7 Secrets You Didn’t Know About Cooking with Cannabis

In 2016 it seems people are becoming more open-minded to the idea of using cannabis in multiple ways. For years a lack of education on the matter had many believing the only way to access the benefits of the herb was to smoke it. As time progresses, more and more... read more
‘Time’ to Recount True Origin of 4:20

‘Time’ to Recount True Origin of 4:20

Now that all the 4/20 festivities have been wrapped up and slept off, it’s a good time to reflect on the fun we had, the people we met, the herb we enjoyed…and the tall tales we told about the origin of the slang phrase “420”. If you are like me or any of my... read more
Veterans Smoking Cannabis OK for PTSI Study: DEA

Veterans Smoking Cannabis OK for PTSI Study: DEA

Astonishingly, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has approved a study of the effects of smoking cannabis to treat PTSI, or post-traumatic stress injury, in veterans. (We promise that is not a mean practical joke or bizarre string of typos. They really are going... read more
Cannabis: Good Medicine for Pets, Too?

Cannabis: Good Medicine for Pets, Too?

Pets bring so much joy, hilarity, and love into a home, it’s no wonder that Americans actually spend more money on their pets than on their children. Many parents say their fur-babies sometimes are better than children in some ways. For example, pets rarely talk back... read more
Kids Taking Cannabis at School for ADHD

Kids Taking Cannabis at School for ADHD

It’s easy for kids to get drugs at school. This doesn’t just mean high-schoolers being able to purchase them illegally. Almost every school board in the nation allows nurses and teachers to administer ADHD medications like Ritalin and Adderall. These chemicals are... read more
Marijuana Misdirection: A Raw Deal

Marijuana Misdirection: A Raw Deal

It is quickly and finally becoming commonplace for legislators, celebrities, and news programs to speak positively about cannabis and the entire legalization movement. And for good reason: With examples of effective regulatory systems and medical success stories now... read more
Surprise! Medical Cannabis is Medicine

Surprise! Medical Cannabis is Medicine

It has been common knowledge in the cannabis community for many years that cannabis is medicine; and that CBD holds promise as a children’s epilepsy treatment. Yet children continue to suffer due to insufficient scientific data from clinical studies. The appalling... read more
Big House to Grow House: Making a Prison a Cannabis Farm

Big House to Grow House: Making a Prison a Cannabis Farm

Can you picture it? A world, or at least an America, in which adults are free to medicate or recreate with cannabis at their discretion? A place where prisons once used to punish ordinary folks for possessing it are used instead to process it as medicine? It’s not... read more
Your City Just Decriminalized  Cannabis? BEWARE!

Your City Just Decriminalized Cannabis? BEWARE!

There is a trend, a groundswell even, of cities and townships decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis. It’s a positive step toward normalizing something that’s already fairly normal. “The times, they are a-changin’”, but there’s a catch: We have to remember that... read more
Tea and Cannabis: Something in Common?

Tea and Cannabis: Something in Common?

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t” is a maxim that has been repeated for ages. Fear, especially fear of the unknown, is an instinctual trait. Most animals have it — especially those that must contend with predators. Fear ye, fear ye Fear in healthy... read more
Celebrities Join Green Rush of Cannabis Businesses

Celebrities Join Green Rush of Cannabis Businesses

It seems everyone is joining the fun and jumping into the cannabis world, even — no, especially celebrities. It’s no secret that certain celebs have long advocated for legalization of medical and recreational cannabis use: Snoop Dogg, Woody Harrelson, Bob Marley, and... read more
Cannabis: Social, Cultural, Integral Part of Our Lives

Cannabis: Social, Cultural, Integral Part of Our Lives

The MagicalButter machine should one day stand with the light bulb and the refrigerator as an innovation that forever electrified modern life. Everyone now has the ability (if not the legal right) to produce herbal butters, oils, and tinctures to blend into edible and... read more
My Relationship with Cannabis: It’s Complicated

My Relationship with Cannabis: It’s Complicated

My earliest memory of drugs, any kind of drugs, is the Nancy Reagan campaign, “Just Say No”, and also the ubiquitous public service announcement with the frying pan: “This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” The thing is, they didn’t say what... read more

Suffering Kansas Veteran Loses Kids Over Medical Cannabis

The Guardian reports that military veteran Raymond Schwab, a PTS (post-traumatic stress) patient in Kansas, has lost his children over his decision to substitute medical cannabis for his addiction to prescription opioid painkillers and alcohol. Cannabis: gateway OUT... read more

Southwest Cannabis Conference: a Texas-Sized Extravaganza

There was a lot of energy in Fort Worth, Texas the last weekend of February. Not only were presidential candidates on the campaign trail in town, but more important, the first-ever Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in the state of Texas. Thousands of people were... read more

10 Things More Likely to Kill You Than Cannabis

Cannabis is currently listed as a Schedule I narcotic, meaning the U.S. government finds it acutely dangerous and addictive, with no known medical use. (Never mind that they patented it for its known medical use.) This was done in 1970 by a bunch of fearmongering... read more

Blurring the Line: Can Food Be Medicine?

The line between food and medicine has always been a blurry one. Herbs and spices commonly used today as flavoring in American kitchens were once hailed as the cornerstones of medicine around the world. The general practice in regions embracing “western” medicine is... read more

Why Did Georgia Lawmakers Gut Their Cannabis Bill?

America’s Founding Fathers created a republic based on a Constitution that clearly defines a sharply restricted role for the federal government. The Founders wisely reserved the vast majority of powers to the states and to the individual people themselves,... read more

Incredible Cannabis Cure No. 287: Gambling Addiction?

This will come as a surprise to those who didn’t know rodents enjoyed gambling. But scientists in Canada report in the journal Behavioural Pharmacology that they have discovered stoned rats make better choices than their sober cousins in simulated gaming situations.... read more

Let the State Own All Cannabis? 3 Reasons to Just Say No

Vermont is a cool place in more ways than one. Gorgeous eye-candy in the fall foliage…wintertime skiing in the Green Mountains…great maple syrup and teddy bears…and it’s gearing up to be the first state in the northeast to legalize cannabis... read more

This Is How Technology is Changing the World of Cannabis

Technology is a constantly evolving beast. Lately, products have begun looking a lot more like those out of The Jetsons than the usual gadgets and gizmos we see at the annual exposés and car shows. So, of course, technology surrounding the birth of the burgeoning... read more

Flowers in the Desert: You Can Grow Your Own Way

With much of the world’s leading research on the potential of cannabis in medicine coming out of Israel, it is no surprise that the tiny Mideast desert nation is home to a budding revolution in the medical cannabis industry: home cultivation technology for patients... read more

Australia Legalizes Medical Cannabis In Historic Vote

Congratulations to the Land Down Under! Australia’s Parliament has recently passed a law allowing the cultivation of medical cannabis. The vote was held on the one-year anniversary of the death of medical cannabis activist Dan Haslam, who succumbed to colon cancer.... read more

Unlikely Partner in the Fight Against Weight Gain: Cannabis?

The mainstream media, pharmaceutical firms, and alcohol companies want you to associate cannabis use with lazy stoners who make late-night runs to Taco Bell due to extreme cases of the munchies. And while there may be regular consumers of herb who live a sedentary,... read more

Now Even Dogs Know: Cannabis Nothing to Get Alarmed About

With cannabis normalization sweeping the country, police in Vermont see no reason to continue training their K-9 officers to detect and alert on the telltale aroma of the plant. This still leaves plenty of other, far more important things for them to detect (like... read more

10 Things You Never Thought to Make with Cannabis

Cannabis is similar to many other herbs, as it can be used to enhance the quality of a variety of foods. For medical cannabis patients, incorporating cannabis into food is an easy way to maintain a steady intake of medicine, which is often critical for those with... read more

Vermont to Legalize Cannabis But Ban Edibles?

Vermont, the tiny state with big ambitions and maybe a slightly smudged lens through which it views personal freedom, is seeking to do something that has never been done before: legalize cannabis through the legislative process rather than at the ballot box. Read Full... read more

Combining Wine, Weed, and Wonderful Food in an Aspen Treehouse

It was an evening that highlighted how the multitude of cannabis strains should be treated like wine. They should be regulated, celebrated, collected and displayed in homey cellars, described with reverence and creativity, and thoughtfully paired with foods like wine.... read more

Secrets of Cooking for Flavor and Feeling

One of the most important aspects of cooking with cannabis is the balance of potency and flavor profile in a given recipe. Achieving this balance is what I call cooking for “flavor and feeling”. In my opinion, the biggest problem with most edibles and cannabis meals... read more

4 Simple Steps to Perfect: Weed Butter with Push-Button Ease

Cooking with cannabis has never been easier since the invention of the MagicalButter® Botanical Extractor™. At the touch of a button, you will create perfectly formulated cannabutter, ready for making edibles or “medibles” (medical cannabis-infused foods). Read Full... read more

Breakout Year for Bud: Why 2016?

Last year was an encouraging one for proponents of natural health, with recreational cannabis getting the “green” light in four states plus D.C., and others moving forward with decriminalization or medical provisions. However, 2016 may long be remembered as a... read more

Cannapizza Make You Happy?

The best pizza I ever ate in my entire life featured an ingredient not found on the menu at your local pizzeria… Read Full... read more

Clarified Butter is Better

The result of taking this extra step is a smoother consistency and enhanced flavor. But some may be wondering, What exactly is clarifying, and what’s the best way to go about it? Read Full... read more

The Art of The Edible

As you travel on your cannabis journey, you will learn of various methods of inhalation and ingestion. As you experiment, you should definitely consider trying edibles. Read Full... read more

I Smell Sex and Candy

Valentine’s Day is coming up! What better way to spend this special day with your loved one than by sharing some delicious edibles, richly infused with everyone’s favorite herb? You can make little Magical Gummy hearts using a MagicalButter® machine, and then... read more

The Green Drink for the 21st Century

Juicing used to be a fad. Then it was a trend. Then a movement. Now, for millions, it’s a lifestyle. The many health benefits of juicing fresh fruits and vegetables are so well known and commonly accepted that they need no further elaboration here. What is less... read more

Veterans lobby for medical marijuana in Washington D.C.

A Rockingham veteran took his fight for medical marijuana to the nation’s capital on Wednesday. Perry Parks joined Weed for Warriors in dumping a box of empty pill bottles in front of the White House on Veterans Day “demanding equal care, and not by zip code.” “The... read more

Cannabis Now: Vets Rally for Cannabis in Cannaball Run

America’s veterans are calling for immediate life-saving action and will march down Pennsylvania Avenue on the upcoming holiday dedicated in their honor to place a pill bottle display at the gates of the White House. The effort will mark the culmination of a Coast to... read more

NBC: Nationwide Cannabis Tour Stops in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) – Inventors and investors are on a cross-country tour to promote the use of cannabis as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. They joined former service members Sunday on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall to hold... read more

Weed 4 Warriors Cannaball Run from L.A. to D.C. Begins

The Weed For Warriors Project’s sole purpose is to advocate to the Veteran Affairs Administration on behalf of all Veterans. Founded in 2014, the project aims to allow Veterans the freedom to use medical marijuana as a recognized medical alternative to harmful... read more

2015 Cannaball Run for Vets Kicks Off from Santa Monica

Cannaball Run for Vets kicks-off on Saturday, October 17th in Santa Monica with a 4.20 mile march hosted by 420 Games, MagicalButter.com and the Weed for Warriors Project. The purpose of this tour is to raise awareness for the unacceptable epidemic of more than 22... read more

Cannaball Run for Vets: Awareness of New PTSD Treatment

The Weed For Warriors Project is unleashing their newest campaign to educate the community on all things cannabis. The Weed For Warriors Project focuses on the benefits of cannabis for veterans and service people who deal with a variety of conditions, like pain and... read more

Cannaball Run Rolls Into D.C. for Veterans’ Day Protest

Washington, DC –As part of a national effort to raise awareness about the medical benefits of cannabis in treating illnesses related to war trauma, a cross-country education and awareness campaign is coming to the District of Columbia’s McPherson Square park on... read more

Vets dump pill bottles in DC protest for cannabis rights

On a day when Americans across the nation celebrate the work and sacrifices of military service members, dozens of veterans chose to protest for medical marijuana access by dumping prescription pill bottles at the White House. While progress is being made federally... read more

Veterans display discarded pill bottles at White House

A couple dozen servicemen and women marched to the White House this Veterans Day and dumped a large box of empty pill containers, calling on the president and other federal officials to make medical marijuana accessible to veterans. Read Full... read more

Senate approves medical cannabis for military veterans

Talk about a happy Veterans Day, man! Not only are vets marching on Washington in support of medical marijuana today, this morning the Senate passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill, which includes which includes... read more

Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids

The cannabis plant produces over 480 known chemical compounds, including the cannabinoids and the approximately 80 terpenes that have yet to be detected in any other plant. The discovery of cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes by Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., led him... read more

The Bard Burned Bud?

To the delight of cannabis enthusiasts everywhere, The South African Journal of Science reports that researchers have discovered unmistakable remnants of cannabis resin on pipe fragments unearthed in William Shakespeare’s garden. (It’s important to note that of the... read more

The Cannabis Industry is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Legal cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. At the rate the market is growing, cannabis is on pace to bypass global sales of smartphones. Researchers at cannabis Business Daily recently analyzed hundreds of cannabis retailers,... read more

Medical Benefits of Topical Cannabis

When used topically, cannabis offers a surprising array of medical benefits—without the inebriating effects typically associated with other methods of consumption. Cannabinoid molecules present in topical cannabis preparations act as antibacterial and... read more

Do you LOVE edibles?

This MasterBong420 review of the MagicalButter machine stresses the reliability and consistency of results achieved at home as a primary safety feature, giving the user of the MB machine complete control over both the quantity and quality of their extraction. Read... read more

1000 Watts Magazine MagicalButter Review​

1000 Watts Magazine reviews the MagicalButter machine through the eyes of a working mom. She particularly appreciates the ease of use, speed of cooking cycles, and high quality of end results, which make for a very happy home and workplace environment indeed. One of... read more

Your Vaporizers—MagicalButter a Money Saver​

Your Vaporizers says MagicalButter is changing the game in the concentrated botanical extraction field. The emphasis here is on the smart money: Patients and chefs can easily create their own herbal extracts at home using the MB machine, which ultimately pays for... read more

Stuff Stoners Like MagicalButter Machine Review​

The MagicalButter machine is Stuff Stoners Like, according to the popular online resource. This fun, entertaining review paints the picture of the MB herbal oil-making experience in bold brush strokes and earthy language couch commanders everywhere can relate to,... read more

Sponsor Of The Month: Magical Butter

420 Magazine names MagicalButter Sponsor of the Month, lauding the machine for its ingenious design and amazing journey from brainchild to kitchen staple. It’s all in the timing! Read Full... read more

Magical Butter MB2e Review

The Vapor Review Blog describes the entire MagicalButter experience from first look to first cook, and also provides some super sharp photos of the MB2e. Any review containing the words great, love, satisfaction, and salivating…is one you don’t want to miss!... read more

Magical Butter MB2 Machine

Uncrate calls the MagicalButter machine incredibly easy to use, but why take our word for it? Discover just how easy it is! Read Full... read more

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