As the 90’s began the notoriety surrounding The Grateful Dead’s fan base nearly overshadowed their music, and essentially became what the band was most associated with. The socioeconomic and geographic diversity of the group that toured with The Dead was a key factor in facilitating the meeting of Chem, Joe Brand and P-Bud. The gravity of this chance encounter was not understood at the time, but would prove to be an initial stepping stone on the road to creating the strain Chem Dog. Forging this masterpiece laid the genetic groundwork for countless other popular strains. It’s laughable to think that one of the world’s most prolific strains was born from a random meeting in a Podunk parking lot in Deer Creek Indiana. After nearly 30 years Chem Dog is still as pervasive and potent as ever, a truly timeless strain. Whether you like The Dead or not if you use cannabis their existence and the community they molded has played an integral role in shaping the modern cannabis market. Next time you find yourself smoking some Chem derivative strain remember to thank your lucky stars that those gentlemen met in that parking lot and traded some seeded ganja all those years ago. Cheers to improbable situations yielding spectacular results.
Could William Shakespeare’s success and creativity be partially attributed to the mind altering properties of the cannabis plant? This article delves into the possibility of it based on pipe fragments found in The Bard’s garden; which after inspection were found to contain remnants of marijuana. The term ‘tobacco’ in Elizabethan England was used loosely and actually sometimes was used to describe cannabis sativa. It seems that cannabis proved quite useful in Shakespeare’s creative writing as he alludes to in Sonnet 76; ‘invention in a noted weed’. Intriguing how this ‘noted weed’ has provided a different perspective for creatives over hundreds of years and how it continues to do so today.
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has been celebrated and enjoyed since 1978 and now they’ve crafted some tasty takes regarding the current cannabis climate in America. This article breaks down the unfortunate reality surrounding legal marijuana and how systemic racism is the root cause for disproportioned numbers of incarcerated people in our country today. Ben and Jerry’s has initiated a campaign “to expunge prior marijuana convictions and provide pardons/amnesty to anyone whose only crime was smoking a joint.”
A frightening article that illuminates some of the barriers that working legal immigrants face if they are involved in the cannabis industry. Such barriers are considered a ‘second wall’, which further inhibits the path for legal immigration and increases government scrutiny. The federal government is setting a dangerous precedent by directly associating poor moral character with employment in the burgeoning legal marijuana industry. Fortunately for those who have been unfairly compromised Denver’s governor has echoed their voice.
A fun little read about comparative pricing on cannabis products across different states. After finishing this article we can’t guarantee that you won’t be jealous of other states prices for similar products! Fortunately for us Coloradans most products are cheaper here than states like California and Nevada.
*Stay safe out there and remember never to bring infused products across state lines!*