The Weekend Box: Aiming to Enhance Your Vegas Cannabis Experience

The first four days of recreational cannabis sales in Nevada generated more than $3 million in revenue.

In Las Vegas, some waited in line for hours to make a purchase, illustrating that Sin City’s cannabis industry has some adjustments to make if they want to swiftly accommodate their already robust medical market, or the more than 40 million visitors who frequent the city each year.

“Even if just 5% of those tourists want to visit a dispensary, the lines will be out the door and around the block,” said Krista Whitley, a Las Vegas-based serial entrepreneur and cannabis activist.

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Hemp: Revolutionary and Innovative

Hemp is old news. Records of its use date back to the first millennium BC, and George Washington is reported to have grown it at his home in Mount Vernon. Yet despite its storied history, the hemp industry has faced significant challenges in the United States due to regulation and its associations with its recreational cousin, marijuana. In recent years, however, legislation has been introduced that could allow for overdue advancement of the industry, and hemp proponents are starting to see a much greener future.

Before delving into what hemp can do, it’s important to clarify what it cannot do. Despite its botanical similarities to marijuana, hemp produces such low levels of the psychoactive compound Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that a person would be unable to achieve a high. By contrast, hemp contains elevated amounts of cannabidiol, an anti-psychoactive chemical that can block highs. While the plants do come from the same species, their uses are vastly different. One would be disappointed to find themselves smoking hemp and wearing clothes made of marijuana fibers.

Despite its differences from marijuana, the US government classifies hemp as a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act. This means that while hemp is technically not illegal, there are strict regulations on its production. Growers must have a permit from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) or face federal charges or confiscation. This classification makes growing industrial hemp difficult, and starting with the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, efforts have been introduced to Congress to alter the definition of marijuana so that it specifically does not include industrial hemp. Should these efforts succeed, America would find itself primed for a surge in hemp production and reap the many benefits that could result.

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TRAVEL DISCREETLY WITH VAPE PENS

As summer approaches, our minds turn toward activity. Shaking off the last of our atrophy and itching to emerge from our winter caves, we look to the possibilities that the warmth brings. Our wanderlust returns, and we begin to prepare for new adventures.

The promise of travel, while exciting, can be fraught with difficulty, and for medical marijuana patients, the stress of planning comes with the added challenge of transporting concentrates, wax and cannabis. At Ooze, we have an answer for these concerns, offering discreet, travel-ready products for the smoker on the go.

For the traveling patient, inconspicuous is the name of the game, and that’s where Ooze products shine. A pen like the Splasher comes with a clever cap, making your vape virtually indistinguishable from your average ballpoint. If you’re flying to your destination, it’ll slide easily into your checked bag, safe and secure among your socks and t-shirts. Driving instead? It has no problem slipping into a backpack or purse. Sleek and streamlined, your pen will have no trouble fitting into a zippered pocket. If the design isn’t enough, our pen kits also arrive with their own USB charger, so a low battery will be the least of your worries.

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ILLUMINATI GLASS DAB RIGS: American Made Glass That’s Fashionable, Functional and Affordable

It’s easy to find dab rigs for sale on the internet, but finding the right piece that fits your needs, wants and your budget is a different story: that’s where Illuminati Glass comes in.

Headquartered just east of New York City, Illuminati Glass takes the name of their distinct brand of imaginative pipes from one of the most misunderstood and debated groups in American culture: The mysterious Illuminati.

This name adds a sense of mystique to an already mystical brand. One series in the Illuminati line deals with time. In a single piece, the design of the pipes demonstrates the constructs of time as well as the deconstruction of the mechanisms of time, offering a reminder of the limitations we live within, while at the same time offering a glimpse into the concept of limitlessness. Their slogan explains exactly what Illuminati Glass is trying to do with their functional art: Elevate Your Mind to Inner Realms and Spaces of Higher Consciousness. And so far it’s working.

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End in Sight for Nevada’s ‘Weedpocalypse’

Of the four states that voted to legalize adult-use cannabis last November, the first to make it available was Nevada on Saturday, July 1, at midnight.

On Friday night, June 30, hundreds began to line up outside dispensaries, especially in Las Vegas, up to three hours before 12:01 a.m. It was an exciting night, complete with green fireworks when dispensaries opened their doors.

“As the crowds grew closer to the stroke of midnight, it was very much like the excitement of a new year, with organized enthusiasm and coordinated purchases.” recounted Krista Whitley, veteran of the Nevada cannabis industry and founder of the cannabis-specific digital marketing company, Social Media Unicorn. “Lines resembled the happiest place on Earth, filled with adults waiting for an elevated ride to a happy place thanks to Nevada’s cannabis products.” r

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420 STOCK: Marijuana Packaging

Back in the 1800s, settlers flocked to Northern California during the gold rush. Many had hopes and dreams of finding gold nuggets and striking it rich. However, as history plays out, we know that most of the settlers that came to California in search of gold did not end up striking it rich, and it was in fact the shop owners, selling picks and shovels that cashed out large.

Fast forward nearly 200 years later, and California is experiencing another gold rush, only this time, it’s dubbed “The Green Rush.” In fact, jobs in the burgeoning cannabis industry are expected to outpace the entire manufacturing industry with 300,000 new jobs by 2020. And, like the pick and shovel merchants of the gold rush era, ancillary businesses that sell products to the green rush profiteers appear to be blossoming as well.

Although many have focused on working directly with cannabis, there are a few who have chosen to take a different approach to California’s “Green Rush.” Casey Knott, 31, is one of those people.

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WHICH IS BETTER FOR YOUR HEALTH: Pre-filled Cartridge or Self-loading Vaporizers?

 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you would have noticed that the cannabis industry has evolved at lightning speed. Gone are the days of the water bottle bong. Enter the age of cannabis vaporizers. Pre-filled cannabis cartridges and self-loading atomizers are the newest trend in cannabis consumption, but are these atomizers as safe and health conscious as they claim to be?

Pre-filled Cannabis Cartridge

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Will This New Supplement Change the Way People Party for Good?

You love having fun and making memories. You love going to raves, concerts, music festivals and tearing it up during a night out on the town. But you know these experiences can come with a price—financially and physically.

Sure, we’ve all experimented with ways to make an event more fun, more chill, a more engaging experience. Who doesn’t want brighter colors? Vibey beats? To feel more “at one” with the party?

That said, getting your groove-on shouldn’t put your health at risk. And, aside from your health, there are obvious legal and moral reasons to move away from dubious and potentially dangerous substances.

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Nipping Bud Rot in the Bud: Stop Crop Loss Before it Starts

As your grows get bigger and yield more cannabis, the last thing you need is for crop loss to strike. That’s why you have to educate yourself about bud rot.

“It’s very common, especially outdoors,” said Dan Kibbin, a Maine-based cannabis grower with 25 years of experience. “But I’ve experienced it in indoor grows, too.”

“You lose a considerable amount of your best product because it attacks the denser part of the plant,” Kibbin explained. “Prevention is the best method because when you have it, it can become unruly. It can be quite costly to your most high-quality product.”

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