Edibles Recipe: How to Make Homemade Cannabis-Infused Bone Broth

Using a slow cooker allows you to go about your business while cooking your nourishing broth for hours.  And hours. The longer you cook the broth the better it will be. You need to remember that the water evaporates, so check it every few hours and add water as needed. Adding decarbed cannabis adds a whole new level of enjoyment. Although you skim the fat off the top as it cooks, enough of the cannabis adheres to the gelatin and collagen resulting in a heady, mildly high-making broth. If you are interested in a more potent stock, add cannabis oil or butter to your cup before eating. Roasting the bones and vegetables before cooking will result in a deeper, more complex flavor. Enjoy the broth by itself or use as a base for soups and sauces. Bone broth can be made with chicken, lamb or any combination of bones.

INGREDIENTS

5 lbs. beef bones

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Cold Winter, Hot Films

Warp through space and time with “Stars Wars: Rogue One” and “Assassin’s Creed”.

The holidays are usually a high-energy season packed with plans to enjoy specially-prepared meals, score some sweet gifts or just spend some time relaxing with friends and family. While it’s always great to spend quality time catching up with loved ones, now that things are slowing down, it’s a nice time have a low-key way to wind down solo or with a couple of other people who share your joy for chilling. Check out these five new film releases to give you some entertaining downtime.

“Rogue One”

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AFC, NFC & THC: 2017 NFL Playoff Strain Breakdown

The new year is just starting to pick up steam and professional football is rapidly closing in on the final showdown of Super Bowl LI. Cannabis Now’s resident football (and Patriots) fan breaks down what the twelve 2017 NFL playoff contenders might be smoking on the road they all hope leads to victory.

Football’s regular season has come to an end and the twelve best teams in the land are preparing for what we all hope will be a series of violent escapades on snowy grass and turf.

Much like last year, a team from a legal cannabis state is expected to win it all. But what will they smoke on their path to victory? Here’s a list of the strains these titans of pig skin should be puffing.

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Strain Review: Gorilla Glue #4

America’s trendiest strain of 2016 is also arguably its most potent.

Millions of medical cannabis patients and aficionados are seeking out the surging strain Gorilla Glue #4. The super-potent Diesel-heavy hybrid is among the most sought-after new strains of 2016 in California and beyond, and has racked up a string of major Cannabis Cup wins.

Gorilla Glue #4 stands on the shoulders of the leading strain Diesel, and is being spotted at finer dispensaries on the West Coast, as well as in clone and seed form.

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Smoking Bud At the Wheel is (Kind Of) Legal in California

California’s DUI laws already outlaw cannabis intoxication at the wheel, and Prop 64 (the state’s recently adopted adult use legalization law) explicitly bans “open containers” of marijuana in a moving car. But two state legislators say a loophole in 64, coupled with imprecise and unreliable testing methods for marijuana DUI, makes smoking weed behind the wheel (technically) legal. They’ve introduced legislation that would explicitly ban lighting up on the road.

Cannabis became legal for all adults 21 and over in California on Election Day when California voters approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. AUMA legalized cannabis, but it also banned “open containers” of marijuana in a vehicle, including automobiles, boats and aircraft.

Lawyers interpret this to mean something similar to having an open container of alcohol. So if there’s a burning joint, a pipe in between passes or a glowing dab rig in your car, you could be in trouble.

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Tech, Pot Chocolate & Tommy Chong: Défoncé Chocolatier Makes Big Moves

Single-origin cannabis chocolate from the tech space is very now.

The cannabis industry has been home to many new and unique faces crossing over from various industries, but few have bigger impacts than those from the tech-side of things. Now this most progressive side of the business has entered the edible space in a loud way with Défoncé Chocolatier, a creation from the minds of former Apple Team members.

People are starting to take note and some huge names are getting in the mix.

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D.C. Activists Promise Massive Marijuana Protest For Trump’s Inauguration

Much pomp and specific circumstances mark the quadrennial swearing-in of the President of the United States, and Donald J. Trump’s inauguration will be no exception. There’s the 21-gun salute, there’s the playing of Hail to the Chief, there are the balls and the parties and the protests.

And, unless Trump declares his support for marijuana legalization in all 50 states, there will be the 4,200 joints fired up and passed around just as the Trump’s inaugural speech gets going.

If you can guess how many joints are in these bags, you might get a free one at #Trump420! https://t.co/tacfhl6pFS pic.twitter.com/guaOlRUVoG

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How To Keep Rodents Off Your Cannabis Plants Naturally

Like any other plant, cannabis needs protection from pests and vermin. But the widespread reliance on toxic chemical pesticides, especially in cultivation capitals like Humboldt, California, has had devastating environmental repercussions. Cannabis Now explores natural ways to control rodents that won’t poison the soil, groundwater, wildlife or your plants.

The widespread and often illegal use of rat poisons is devastating California’s redwood forests.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reports that the use of illegal “2nd-generation” rodenticides has injured and killed thousands of domestic and wild animals, including protected species like owls and hawks.

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Fake Medical Marijuana Card Scam in Maryland

Maryland has been moving towards a functional medical marijuana program at a glacial pace since 2014. Now some patients are falling victim to a scam that takes advantage of patients’ anxiety about that long delay.

Here’s the good news: Maryland’s long-awaited medical marijuana legislation will likely go into effect next year, providing much-needed relief for residents of the Old Line State that are suffering from a series of conditions ranging from chronic pain to seizures and eating disorders.

But here’s the less-than-savory news: along the way, the state has hit an embarrassing number of roadblocks and setbacks; the most recent of which is a rash of attempts to scam Marylanders into purchasing illegitimate “marijuana cards” or to sign up for “pre-approval.”

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Shock & Sadness: the Cannabis World Mourns Franco Loja

Master cannabis breeder Franco Loja, 42, half of the team behind the popular Strain Hunters series, has died while filming an episode in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The cause of death is still unknown, but there are unconfirmed reports that Loja succumbed to an aggressive case of malaria.

The cannabis community just celebrated 2016 — one of the biggest years in the history of the plant — but now it starts 2017 reeling over the shocking and sudden loss of famed Strain Hunter and master breeder Franco Loja.

Early in the afternoon on Monday, January 2, rumblings began on social media that Franco had passed while shooting Strain Hunters with VICELAND in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Two days prior to his passing, he posted a video of his African travel companions working to free a bus that was trapped in the mud outside the DRC capital of Kinshasa.

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