Elle King Was High AF at the Grammys

Turns out Elle King’s stroll down the red carpet at Sunday night’s Grammy awards was lifted by a pre-show snack of pot muffins. The singer-songwriter posted an Instagram recap of her experience of the starry event with a “note to self”:

Note to self, don’t eat a bunch of pot muffins before the Grammys red carpet. #AccidentallyHighAF

A post shared by Elle King (@elleking) on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:28pm PST

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Is Cannabis Chocolate the Ultimate Edible?

Cacao beans have been revered since ancient times as food and medicine, considered an aphrodisiac due to the presence of tryptophan, a serotonin booster and phenylethylamine, a stimulant related to amphetamine. Scientists debate whether the beans used to make chocolate have enough of any of these chemicals to make anyone horny, though ethnobotanist and “Medicine Hunter” Chris Kilham has never doubted.

“While there are a great many agents in nature that boost libido and enhance sexual function,” he said, “chocolate alone actually promotes the brain chemistry of being in love.”

It’s said that the Aztec emperor Montezuma used cacao beans like Viagra, popping handfuls of them before he got it on. The Olmecs of southern Mexico fermented, roasted and ground cacao beans for consuming (usually drinking) as early as 1500 B.C. In the 16th century, Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés wrote to Spain’s King Carlos I about “xocolatl,” a drink that “builds up resistance and fights fatigue.” Cacao made its way to Spain and across Europe, where it became the preferred morning and bedtime drink of the upper classes.

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Six Stoney Sweets for Your Stoney Sweetie

Valentines Day looms large, so if you still haven’t planned anything now’s the time. Why not whip up a bud-blessed batch of one of these Cannabis Now edible recipes?

Trying to pull together the perfect Valentine’s day gift for your special person can be a bit nerve wracking experience if you’re still in the planning stages so close to the date. Should you get them something safe and predictable like a box of chocolates and glitzy jewelry, opt for something fun like a handful of pre-rolls full of their favorite strains paired a stash of their go-to munchies or just keep it low key with a sentimental card, a romantic message and a stuffed animal? Decisions, decisions.

Whatever you decide on, there’s always a tried-and-true way to get to any cannabis lover’s heart and that’s with delicious, homemade desserts infused with marijuana. We know you already have a bomb brownie recipe up your sleeve, but take a look at some of these sweets and get inspired to step outside of the box for this year’s love celebration.

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C’est magnifique! French Kushberry Brie en Croûte Recipe

It’s almost Valentines Day, and nothing says “je t’aime” like some pastry-encrusted French cheese infused with cannabis as an amour-inspiring appetizer.

In France, “en croûte” translates to “in a crust” and applies to any food item that is wrapped in pastry dough and then baked in the oven. The sweet berry and earthy floral notes of Kusherry pair wonderfully with the buttery flavors of the cheese and pastry.

This is an elegant dish that will be sure to impress any dinner date when served as an appetizer before the main course.

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Are You The Next HIGH TIMES Top Cannabis Chef?

Calling all cannabis chefs! Competitors are needed! Enter the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup Cook-Off on March 4th and 5th in Las Vegas, sponsored by MagicalButter.com!

It’s not just a contest, but a cannabis immersion experience! Visit CannabisCup.Com NOW to apply for your chance to compete!

Chefs will compete one-on-one, preparing a cannabis-infused dish within a specified time limit. Chefs will have access to a diverse pantry, including ingredients from regional and international cuisines. Judges will sample competitors’ dishes, grade the results and select a winner from each round to advance to the next. After two days of intense head-to-head cooking, a champion will be crowned!

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Psychedelicatessen: Proper Pot Chocolate Whisky Pie

Using medicated chocolate for your Valentine’s Day desserts makes dosing easy. Infusing this decadent mousse pie with Seattle’s gourmet, low-dose Proper Chocolate along with potent cannabutter creates a memorable, beautiful indulgence that enhances sensual moods.

Available in Washington State, Proper Chocolates contain only 5 milligrams of THC each.

Ten milligrams is the recommended dosage per serving for someone with a low tolerance or who is new to edibles, so you can be flexible with the amount of THC in this recipe to individualize your dose. Use regular butter instead of cannabutter when making the crust for a less potent pie containing about 5 mg THC per slice, or garnish with two Proper Caramelized Whisky Ganache Chocolates, each containing just 5 mg of THC.

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6 Sexy Cannabis Chocolate Bars

Versatile, practical and predictable, the advantages of cannabis-infused chocolate are numerous.

It’s shelf-stable and freezes well, homogenizes easily for precise THC doses and it’s flexible for use in a variety of recipes. New cannabis chocolate companies enter the market constantly, each working to distinguish themselves from competitors on dispensary shelves. While pioneering brands such as Bhang, Kiva and Day Dreamers established themselves early as the preeminent cannabis chocolate companies currently enjoying tremendous market share, newcomers offer their own unique interpretations of how to marry cannabis with chocolate to create amazing, tasty bars.

Creating a wonderful synergy when combined with cannabis, cacao could be considered a medicinal super food in its own right. Raw organic cacao contains more antioxidants than blueberries, along with active ingredient theobromine, known as a potent stimulant. Also included in the “food of the gods,” the so-called bliss chemical anandamide contributes to the good vibes contained in pure raw cacao. These effects are the reason why chocolate is traditionally considered to promote the loving feelings that humans associate with romance.

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T-H-See What All the Fuss is About: Exploring the Pot Party Trend

What’s the coolest new trend in cannabis? Nothing less than weed themed parties, fully equipped with a weed bar, budtender and goody bags.

In January, Miley Cyrus threw a dope, weed-centric birthday party for her fiancé, Liam Hemsworth (most known for his work in the Hunger Games movies). The high-quality event took place in Malibu, California on Friday the 13th (cue spooky music). A source told US Weekly, “There was literally a whole bar with bowls of joints, laced chocolate and bags of marijuana for guests to take.”

According to partygoers’ Instagrams, there were also giant pizzas and, of course, fully-stocked goody bags, courtesy of Snoop Dogg’s company, Merry Jane.

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How to Host A Canna-Dinner

As pot parties take flight, a host’s role evolves from ‘provider’ to ‘protector.’

As cannabis is becoming increasingly recognized as being as legitimate as wine or food tastings, we’re seeing the rapid growth of cannabis tasting events. Sometimes it’s herb tasting and ranking. Other events are full-scale dinners, featuring infused food, or food paired with specific strains.

In Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco, forward-thinking chefs are creating whole menus based on infused cannabis dishes. Since overdoing it on edibles is easy, most use very little cannabis in each dish, usually around 5 milligrams per serving — or half of a standard Colorado dose.

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Greatest Stoner Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

People are waking up to the fact that cannabis can enhance their sex lives, with more research emerging to back up the traditional use of marijuana as an aphrodisiac. Beyond increasing feelings of sensuality and improving mood, using the herb medicinally lessens pain, anxiety and helps users center themselves in the moment and relax—which is why more businesses are developing cannabis-infused topicals and edibles meant to do just that.

Cannabis-as-a-sexual-aid pioneer Mathew Gerson, creator & co-CEO of Foria, explained: “When you have too much stress in the body, your body produces an overabundance of cortisol, which basically dampens your libido… If don’t feel safe, you’re not going to feel horny.”

The first cannabis-infused personal lubricant, Foria increases blood flow and aids relaxation, looking to reduce stress and anxiety. Along with their flagship lube, Foria also produces suppositories intended for rectal and vaginal use which address pelvic pain, PMS and menstrual cramps.

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