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7 Peachy Products and Strains to Celebrate Peach Month

August is National Peach Month, and if you’re looking for a canna-infused way to celebrate this juicy, delicious fruit, dive into these scrumptious cannabis products that’ll leave you feeling peachy-keen.

Leafly Peaches and Cream hybrid cannabis strain

When in doubt, go right to the source. Peaches and Cream is a skunk phenotype with a sweet fruity taste, and the buds even take on a soft pink-orange color during its flowering period. A balanced hybrid, Peaches and Cream will give you a boost of creativity and euphoria that’s perfect for unwinding after work while still accomplishing the tasks at hand. Try some with a bowl of ice cream on a back porch while sitting in the sunshine.

Available in: CA, CO, BC, MI, OR, WA

(Courtesy of EdiPure)

These soft, chewy peach gummies from the acclaimed edible company EdiPure are the perfect blend of sweet and sour, and clock in at 10mg of THC per candy piece. They’re precisely dosed, making them a sweet treat for a sunny afternoon with nothing to do. Make sure you chew them thoroughly for full effects, though!

Available in: CO

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(Courtesy of Wyld)

If you’re looking for something a little more unusual to tickle your taste buds, look no further than WYLD’s Peach White Chocolate candies, infused with an indica blend to help you relax after a long day. These tasty treats are made with locally sourced fruit and cannabis, so you’ll feel like you just picked a peach off the tree with these yummy edibles.

Available in: OR

(Courtesy of Mindy’s)

This delicious, summery hard sweet taste like a combination of apricot and peach packaged into a handcrafted artisanal candy that’s perfect for a discreet sublingual treat. It melts under your tongue, and the cannabis is infused so masterfully that all you’ll taste is its peachy sweetness. With 10mg of THC per hard candy, let your stress melt away.

Available in: IL

(Courtesy of Kushy Punch)

If you’re looking for a peachy treat that’s a little more mellow and a little less psychoactive, check out this yummy gummy chew. Packed with 60mg of CBD, Kushy Punch CBD chews use 99.9% pure CBD isolate to provide pain and anxiety relief without the psychoactive effects of THC, so you can function throughout the day without the haze of THC or pain medication.

Available in: CA

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Leafly Mango Tango hybrid cannabis strain

For a potent strain that tastes like tropical punch, but hits like a ton of sweet, peachy bricks, try Mango Tango. With parentage in both the upbeat sativa Tangie and Peaches, one reviewer thinks “it’s like smoking a mango that’s been blessed with OG Kush’s potency, but it’s sweet as an apricot in August.” This strain will have you feeling social but so relaxed you won’t want to move too far for a sip of peach iced tea. Save it for a lazy day when you just want to watch the world go by.

Available in: CA, CO, ON, MI, NM, NV, WA

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(Courtesy of High Grade Cannabis Co.)

If you’re looking for a boost of energy with a sweet, tangy taste, try Hi-Ness’ Peach Mango Energy Shot. Containing natural flavoring and ingredients, this peachy Pot Shot comes in three dosage levels, from a mild 15mg of THC up to 60mg. It’s a great option when you’re on the go and want an uplifting boost with a side of juicy peach and mangos. For best results, drink this elixir cold!

Available in: CA

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What are some of your favorite sweet peachy cannabis treats? Share your preferred picks in the comments!


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Beyond Aluminum: In Search of the Best Stainless-Steel Grinder

In 1905, a pair of Australian residents were awarded the first US patent for what we now recognize as an “herb grinder.” The invention was designed to be used by tobacco smokers, specifically “to enable plug-tobacco to be disintegrated for pipe-smoking without the use of a common knife.”

Suddenly, instead of rubbing plugs of tobacco between their hands or chopping them up with kitchen knives, smokers could easily grind and store material for later use. Huzzah, the industrial age!

(US Patent and Trademark Office)

The classic grinder design hasn’t changed much in the 102 years since. The vast majority—including leading brands like Santa Cruz Shredder and Space Case—look pretty much like what’s depicted in Patent #795,746. Although somewhere along the line, manufacturers decided that for mass-produced grinders, aluminum was the material of choice.

If you own a grinder—and it’s not plastic or wood—chances are it’s aluminum.

Whether that should bother you is a matter of considerable debate. There’s a longstanding controversy over the safety of aluminum, with more recent studies indicating there’s at least some reason to believe that ingesting the metal may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (There are conflicting reports, but a 2016 meta-study found that individuals chronically exposed to aluminum were 71% more likely to develop Alzheimers disease.)

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I recognize even basic scientific claims these days are polarizing. I’m not trying to incite mass fear of aluminum grinders. But personally, I didn’t like scraping my grinder clean and finding flecks of a potentially dangerous metal mixed in. I figure I’m inhaling enough crap in my spliff as it is. So when my go-to grinder recently went missing, I went searching for something different.

Here’s what I found. (For all the grinders I’ve tried myself, I’ve included pros and cons.)

Stainless Steel

Aside from glass or ceramic, stainless steel is generally the first choice for food-safe kitchen utensils. Given that, it seemed like a sensible place to start. Unfortunately, however, it turns out hardly anyone makes grinders out of the stuff. Even some products advertised on Amazon as stainless steel turn out to be aluminum or some unknown mystery metal.

But I did find a few:

Cycle Grinder ($139, 4-piece)

(Courtesy of Cycle)

The German-designed Cycle grinder seemed like exactly what I was looking for. It’s basically your standard four-piece grinder but machined entirely from surgical stainless steel.

Unfortunately, it’s damn near impossible to get your hands on—at least for now. For a while the company was accepting pre-orders that were advertised to ship in May. In early July, they posted to Facebook that shipping was “in progress,” but as of mid-August, nobody seemed to have received anything. (The company hasn’t posted to Instagram since December, and its last tweet, on July 14, 2016, says simply, “Cyleeeeeee” [sic].)

I tried getting in touch with the company but didn’t hear anything back. So I moved on.

TL;DR: Great idea, impossible to find.

Lift Innovations ($100, 4-piece)

(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

The Lift grinder, formerly known as the Clipper, is still mostly aluminum. But the key components—the parts that actually process the cannabis—are stainless steel.

The product has earned breathless reviews. Even before it was released, Green Rush Daily gushed that the grinder was “set to revolutionize the world of cannabis.” That’s an overstatement, but it is one of the few that breaks with ol’ Patent #795,746, ditching teeth that grind for a stainless-steel blade that cuts your cannabis. It’s also customizable, with various sifting discs and mesh screens (all of which are stainless steel) available to adjust grind size and kief collection.

Courtesy of Lift Innovations

I really like this grinder. It’s rather bulky and heavy, but it feels durable and well made. It cut cannabis into a fluffy mixture and handled all sorts of bud with ease. Whereas traditional grinders can sometimes get sticky and clogged, the Lift grinder consistently spun smoothly—which is nice in general but might be especially helpful for folks with arthritis.

My only issue with its operation was that the cutting blade doesn’t always bite into the bud very well unless you really mash it into the grinder. It’s a bit like how ice cubes can bounce around in a blender without being crushed.

For my purposes, the customization doesn’t matter much. I’m using the medium sifting disc and the coarse kief screen, which have worked fine for spliffs and joints. To switch the pieces, you’ll need to use the included tool, which doubles as an ashtray. (This seemed like a gimmick until I realized that using it as an ashtray kept me from misplacing it.) My request to the company: Put a little divot on the lip of the ashtray so smokers can set down their joints.

Pros:

  • Easy operation
  • Great final grind
  • Customizable
  • Solid, durable construction

Cons:

  • Not entirely stainless steel (body is aluminum)
  • Bulky, heavy, hard to carry in a pocket
  • Lots of parts
  • Occasional “ice-in-blender” problems

TL;DR: This is a top-of-the-line, full-featured grinder that uses some stainless steel parts. It’s a pleasure to use—and it’s what I find myself picking up at the end of the day—but it isn’t quite what I set out to find.

If you’re looking for a similar design for a lower cost and materials don’t matter as much to you, Lincig offers a copycat, all-aluminum version for $60.

Boomers Grinder ($95, 2-piece)

(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

Keep it simple, stupid? That’s what you get with the Boomers grinder, for better or worse. It’s a two-piece grinder—no kief catcher or section to store your ground cannabis—and it’s 100% stainless steel.

It’s also 100% heavy, weighing in at nearly a pound.

The Boomers grinder works wonders in terms of breaking up bud. It’s been carefully machined and its teeth are sharp as hell, so even dense nugs or small stems don’t stand a chance. The downside, for me at least, is that it’s hard to get the ground flower out without dumping the whole thing—and if I try to reach my fingers in, those sharp teeth poke me.

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It’d be a great tool for folks who grind up a lot of flower, dump it onto a rolling tray, and start rolling. But as someone who rolls a lot on the go, I prefer an easier way to pour cannabis out of a grinder.

Pros:

  • Simple, no-nonsense operation
  • 100% stainless steel
  • Durable and easy to clean
  • Probably functions as a self-defense tool

Cons:

  • Only available as a two-piece grinder
  • Difficult to “pour” cannabis precisely
  • Will probably poke you

TL;DR: Boomers is the only 100% stainless-steel grinder I could find that’s currently on the market. If you’re set on stainless steel and don’t mind a two-piece grinder, get this one.

Other Alternatives

There are a few other aluminum alternatives aside from stainless steel. A handful of manufacturers now offer aluminum grinders that have been coated with other materials, putting a barrier between it and your cannabis. A few others use other metals; I’ve seen zinc and chromium advertised. Here are a few top choices:

SLX 2.0 ($50, 4-piece)

(Courtesy of SLX)

The SLX grinder uses higher-quality aluminum than most (according to a metallurgist’s review) and coats it in what the company describes as a food-safe, FDA-certified ceramic coating that’s free of Teflon, PTFE, “or any other carcinogenic materials.” It’s also apparently nonstick, making it easier to turn and less likely to clog.

While I don’t love that the core is still aluminum, a number of reviewers have said SLX’s ceramic coating is durable and doesn’t scratch or chip even when dropped. And with a nonstick coating, you presumably won’t have to scrape stubborn bits out of the grinder­, which in other grinders can produce little slivers of aluminum.

I haven’t tried an SLX grinder just yet, but it’s next on my list. I’ll update this review once I get my hands on one.

Space Case Titanium ($85, 4-piece medium)

(Courtesy of Space Case)

Space Case is one of the most popular names in grinders, and when I told people I was looking for a non-aluminum one, lots of folks pointed me toward the company’s titanium line. Like SLX, Space Case’s titanium grinders are aluminum that has been coated—in this case, with a titanium compound.

Reviewers online rave about Space Case’s precision engineering, ease of operation, and longevity. But a few reviews I came across complained that the titanium coating chips away over time, exposing the aluminum underneath. That might not bother most people, but it’s not what I was looking for.

TL;DR: It’s a much-loved grinder, but the titanium coating may eventually chip.

Chromium Crusher ($10, 4-piece)

(Courtesy of Amazon)

The first non-aluminum grinder I bought was this one. It claims to be made of a “durable zinc alloy” rather than aluminum, although frankly I don’t know what that means in terms of human health. Trace amounts of zinc are essential for good health, but too much can be harmful.

I got a lot of mileage out of my Chromium Crusher, but it suffers from many of the same flaws other grinders do: It clogs up over time, the lid can stick, and scraping it out shaves off little pieces of metal that can end up contaminating your cannabis. I felt more comfortable using that than an all-aluminum grinder, but I’m happy to have moved on to other alternatives.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Durable
  • Familiar operation
  • Not aluminum

Cons:

  • Not a traditionally food-safe material
  • Clogs easily
  • Can leave metal shavings in cannabis

TL;DR: This non-aluminum grinder won’t break the bank, but the benefits over aluminum are limited.

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OK, so here’s the part where I admit I’m just a news editor who likes cannabis—not a hardcore product reviewer. If there’s anything I missed, pleae let me know in the comments or ping me on Twitter.

Back to the grind!


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A Professional Dominatrix Walks Into a Cannabis Investor Conference…

I walked into the ballroom of the downtown Toronto Marriott Hotel and looked around at the throng of people talking, laughing, and swapping business cards. It looked like any ordinary business conference—at least to me. Still, this was the first business conference I’d ever attended, so I didn’t have a lot to compare it to. I’m a professional dominatrix, and I’ve never had an office job in my life. So this was a completely new experience for me.

However, this was no ordinary business conference. This was the Arcview Group’s Investor Network Forum, a gathering of fledgling cannabis entrepreneurs who have come to make their pitches, in a Shark Tank-style environment, to angel investors looking for rising cannabis businesses. And I had come to showcase my new business: a cannabis sex lubricant called Velvet Swing.

Cannabis enthusiasts share many good traits with kink/sex enthusiasts. They know what they like, and they are not afraid to ask for it.

I first learned of the Arcview Group when Seattle cannabis company Tarukino invited me to join them at the conference and learn the fine art of pitching to investors. Tarukino was presenting their two cannabis-enhanced drinks, Happy Apple and Pearl 2.0, at the conference, and since I’ve partnered with them for the manufacture and distribution of Velvet Swing, they were game to take me along.

I can lace up my corset and swing a whip at a man I met only minutes before with perfect ease. But pitching my business to 200 sharp-eyed cannabis investors? My stomach fluttered at the thought. Still, a cannabis business requires a lot of cash to get going, and I would never have a better opportunity to learn how to get those kinds of funds. Getting people to give me money is something I’ve been reasonably good at so far, so I agreed.

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The day I arrived, I went down to the hotel’s convention center and walked around the room where booths were being assembled. Some offered things like accounting services or insurance specifically geared to the cannabis industry’s highly specialized needs. Others held unique devices like a robotic arm in a glass box that deftly trimmed (faux) buds of marijuana, and a “Lightlab Marijuana Analyzer,” a suitcase-sized tool for measuring cannabis potency.

A bud-trimming robot, on display at Arcview

It gave me a warm glow of pride to see my product there among them. There are not many personal lubes being offered for sale in the legal cannabis market. Topical marijuana products of any kind are dismissed by some as a small, not-wildly-profitable niche of the industry. But the people who think that have never met me, and they’ve definitely never tried Velvet Swing.

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My confidence flickered slightly, though, when I walked into the ballroom for the evening’s meet and greet. I’m completely comfortable talking to one person, or one hundred, about BDSM and sex, and I love talking to potential consumers of Velvet Swing. But I’m far less accustomed to pitching my three-months-old business to ruthless corporate tycoons. I don’t know all the latest business buzzwords, and I’m not especially good with numbers. I briefly considered ducking back out of the event and fleeing upstairs to my hotel room.

No, you came here to learn how to do this, Matisse. You are going to make some rookie errors, but if you talk to everyone in this room who will listen, at the end of it, you’ll know a lot more than you do now. So get going, lady. I made sure my freshly-printed Velvet Swing business cards were handy and waded into the chattering mix of people.

Another new product being pitched at Arcview

Here’s the best part of the story: I have never met a nicer, friendlier bunch of people in my life. Everyone I talked to—and I talked to a LOT of people—was delighted to listen to my pitch. How’d I manage that? I decided: if you can’t fix it, feature it. So I told each person I met that this was my first investor’s conference and asked them to give me tips on my individual pitch to them. People love to give advice to a beginner. By the end of the weekend, people were coming up to me and saying “Hey, I want to introduce you to some people. They want to hear about Velvet Swing!” I may be a rookie, but it felt like a win to me.

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Here’s the thing about selling a cannabis product: You are constrained by the fact that you cannot simply carry samples around and hand them out to people. It is less illegal for me to give someone a taste of my skills as a dominatrix than it is for me to squirt a little bit of Velvet Swing onto the back of their hand. Legal pot comes with a boatload of laws and regulations. Only a licensed pot shop can dispense pot products, no exceptions. So without the ability to actually demonstrate your product, you just have to be extra persuasive.

Here’s the thing about pitching a cannabis product: You can’t legally hand out samples, so you just have to be extra persuasive.

In this regard, I think pitching to people is a little like having sex: there are important points that you must make sure you touch on, but everyone likes it just a little bit differently. What I have found about talking to cannabis enthusiasts is that they share many good traits with kink/sex enthusiasts. They know what they like, and they are not afraid to ask for it. No one spent a lot of time shilly-shallying in what they wanted to know from me.

“Okay, but you can’t use it with latex, can you?” “Velvet Swing is revolutionary—it’s a water-based lube that’s safe to use with condoms. As far as I know, it is the only truly latex-safe cannabis lubricant in the world.”

“Pot lube huh? I tried that once—made a mess on the sheets and it smelled really skunky.” “I’ve tried products like that too. But Velvet Swing has a light, lotion-like texture, its non-staining, and it doesn’t smell like WEED.”

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Best question ever? A tiny sixtyish woman who asked me, somewhat sternly, “But…what does it DO?” “It makes women have longer, stronger, multiple orgasms,” I told her. She broke into a smile. “All right, you have my full attention. Tell me more.”

Did I get anyone to invest in Velvet Swing? Well, they say a lady never tells. But by that calculus, there are not many ladies in the world! Let’s just say it was very definitely worth overcoming my new-business-owner nerves. Money aside, Arcview was a great overall experience for me professionally—I learned a lot about how to pitch in a really short span of time. And I started doing the one essential thing in any industry: I began building personal connections with smart, successful people in my field.

As a late registrant for this event, I was spared the ordeal of pitching up on the main stage—this time. Am I rehearsing already to get up there at the next Arcview conference I attend? Yes I am. I can’t think of a better place to do it.


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The 7 Best Cannabis Kits for All Your Elevated Needs

You order a new pipe online, drive to the local dispensary, pick up a grinder from a friend…wouldn’t it be much more convenient to have everything you need in one simple kit? We think so, and to make your life a little easier, we scoured the market to bring you some of the best all-in-one cannabis kits.

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From relaxing bath bomb sets to a bursting Vegas “Weed Box,” you’ll love discovering what’s inside these unique collections while indulging in must-have cannabis products gathered in one convenient pack.

(Courtesy of Van der Pop)

Send it to a friend, give it as a thank you gift, secretly sneak it into your partner’s stash—whatever you choose to do, Van der Pop’s mini Joint Card kit is the perfect gesture. Complete with a grinder card, rolling papers, and matchsticks, you’ll have everything a joint–lover needs right at your fingertips (save the cannabis).

Price: $25

(Courtesy of Kush Queen Cannabis)

If you consider yourself a relaxation aficionado, you better get your hands on Kush Queen Cannabis’s ultra-calming Lit Kit. Sink into a half THC/CBD-infused bath bomb, spark up the provided Skywalker OG, and pop the delectable infused chocolate for one extra soothing night.   

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(Courtesy of The Weekend Box)

A vacation in Las Vegas will never be the same thanks to the new Vegas Weekend Box. Jam-packed with Sin City’s best cannabis products, expect to find quality flower, delicious edibles, flavorful cartridges, and even your own vape pen. Check out Leafly’s unboxing of this incredible stash for a more detailed look at what’s inside.

Price: $199

(Courtesy of Erbanna)

Compact, smell-proof, sleek—what more could you possibly need in a portable stash kit? The K.I.T. by Erbanna boasts convenient elastic holders, grinder card, sticky mat, poker tool, containers, and enough room for an extra pre-roll or vape pen. Toss it in your purse or slip it in your back pocket for a discreet yet fulfilling session.

Price: $49.99

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(Courtesy of Laurie and Marie Jane)

Take the guesswork out of making your own edibles with the Canna Kit by Laurie & MaryJane. This little number includes seven grams of decarboxylated flower, instruction booklet, infusion cheesecloth, and 16 oz. jar—everything you need to make your own canna-infused oil or butter in an extra-simple way. Pop by the grocery store for some delicious eats and get ready to infuse all your favorite dishes.

Price: Check the L&MJ website for price updates

(Courtesy of Grenco Science)

If you consider pizza to be the number one staple in your diet, check out the Pizzanista! G Slim vape kit through Grenco Science. Cheesy slices paired with artistic designs truly make this unique collaboration pop. Packed with quality vape pen accessories, you’ll also receive a resealable bag, two magnets, rolling tray, and grinder card. Order in a tasty pie, invite a friend over, and make the most out of this amusing set.

Price: $59.95

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(Courtesy of Tetra)

Polished and sophisticated, the Tetra Travel Kit by Tetra is a glossy take on the usual canna-kits. With an air of refinery, you’ll be enamored by the slick two-pronged tool pin, chic leather pouch, flameless gold lighter, and a small bottle of Japanese eye drops housed in a container that could belong on a high-end perfume counter. Take it anywhere and fool anyone with this elegant yet convenient kit.

Price: $90


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Haute Box: 10 Essentials for the Ultimate Summer Cannabis Beach Bag

Whether you’re poolside or by the beach, sometimes there’s nothing better than spending a lazy summer day stoned solo with a good book or getting blazed with friends for hours on end. For either of those, you’re going to want the ultimate summer cannabis beach bag by your side.

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From a pot leaf inflatable float to hemp-based SPF, we’ve curated the ultimate list of summer supplies for the most elevated of sunbathing sessions. Love another product not included below? Share it in the comments!

Zeal Optics Fleetwood Sunglasses, $169

10 Ultimate Marijuana Essentials for a Summer Cannabis Beach Bag | Leafly(Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

We love Boulder-based Zeal Optics for using plant-based materials in 100% of its active sunglass frames—the only company in the world to do so. This Italian-made style is handcrafted with a cotton-base, so they’re not only fashionforward, but also biodegradable.

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Juicy Jays Watermelon Flavored Rolling Papers, $2.79

Double the flavor, double the fun with fruity rolling papers made with a proprietary “triple-dipped” flavoring system for an infusion of the entire paper—not just the gum strip like other brands.

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Private Party Stoner Spice Swimsuit, $99

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This swimsuit says it all and is guaranteed to make a statement wherever you rock it.

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BigMouth Inc. Weedzilla Pool Float, $19.95

We’ll see your played-out pool unicorn and raise you a floating pot leaf.

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Hempz Yuzu & Starfruit Daily Herbal Moisturizing Dry Oil Body Spray, $20

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Say hello to your new summer SPF spray. Infused with pure natural hemp seed oil and Hempz’s signature fruit complex, this lightly scented, weightless daily moisturizer will help hydrate while protecting against the damaging UVA/UVB rays from sun exposure with broad-spectrum SPF 30.

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House of Marley Riddim BT Portable Speakers, $129.99

Channel Bob and island vibes anywhere with this portable speaker. It’s built with a leather carrying strap, Bluetooth connectivity, and enhanced DSP, and is as perfect for reggae as for anything else.

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Made of collapsible, flexible silicone, Roll Uh Bowl is the perfect (and original) portable piece for outdoor adventures or just zoning out under an umbrella. Comes in an array of colors, though we’re partial to the summery ocean-blue version.

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BIC Special Edition Vacation Series Lighters, $16.99

Flick a BIC with vacation flair: This pack of the classic disposable lighters includes eight different designs, so you’ll have enough to last you all summer.

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Society6 Cannabis Soup Beach Towel, $38

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Props to this web store, which with every purchase empowers an independent artist somewhere in the world. Pop-art meets pot with Jenna Mhairi’s oversized Andy Warhol-esque terry beach towel—and we’re taking it everywhere this summer.

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BAGGU Tote, $14

You’ll use BAGGU’s plus size tote for pretty much everything from the beach to the farmer’s market, and this new palm leaf print is close enough to our plant of choice to get the point across.

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Ontario Report Urges Immediate Decriminalization and Many Other Things

One of the many distinctive (and divisive) features of the Cannabis Act—which proposes to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis across Canada in July 2018—is how it leaves the specifics of cannabis distribution, possession, and purchase up to the individual provinces.

This week, Ontario took a step toward creating its own regs with the release of “Cannabis Legalization and Regulation,” a report by the Ontario division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The report provides provincial officials with “wide-ranging recommendations to reduce the health risks and harms associated with the legalization and regulation of cannabis.”

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The most notable of those recommendations: immediate decriminalization. “Given the plans for legalization of cannabis in 2018,” the report states, “decriminalization of cannabis for simple possession for the general population should be considered immediately in the coming months prior to legalization.”

That policy advice came in the report’s “Focus on Health Equity” section, which also includes this observation: “Currently, there are systemic inequalities leading to the criminalization of marginalized groups for cannabis possession, which account for thousands of arrests and convictions every year. Arrests for cannabis possession continue to take place, often disproportionately impacting marginalized communities across the country.”

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Other recommendations range from revenue mandates (the CMHA urges allocating 100 percent of cannabis-related revenue to mental health and addictions services) to the minimum age for cannabis purchase, which the CMHA would like to align with the Ontario’s legal age for purchasing alcohol (19). A few notable passages from the 5,000-word document:

* The “Regulating Sales” section puts forth an impressively intricate recipe for doing so, from restricting advertising to the same cartoon- and endorsement-free zone occupied by tobacco marketers, to ensuring “appropriate and reasonable pricing to deter consumers from purchasing cannabis through illegal means.” The CMHA would also have cannabis distributors earn the title: “Distribution of cannabis should include the provision of cannabis education to patrons through the implementation of a Cannabis Card program, similar to Ontario’s Smart Serve program.”

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* In the “Road Safety” section, things get strict, with the CMHA urging a zero-tolerance policy for cannabis consumption in any motorized vehicle. “A zero-tolerance policy would include both the driver of the motorized vehicle, as well as any passengers in the car,” reads the report. “It is important that a clear message be sent to the public as soon as possible regarding zero tolerance for impaired driving due to cannabis use.”

* Tagged onto the section addressing the Minimum Age for Purchase is this bracing proposition: “The Government of Ontario should advocate with the Federal Government to remove criminalization for simple possession of cannabis, especially for youth. CMHA recommends further research into a model similar to the Portugal’s decriminalization policy for young people that would allow for social services, counseling and education instead of criminal sanctions for underage cannabis possession.”

Read the full CMHA Ontario report here.


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NY to Allow Use of Medical Cannabis Lozenges, Lotions, and More

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is making more changes to its medical marijuana program designed to speed patient access and allow a wider array of treatment options.

Health officials announced new regulations Thursday that will permit new forms of the drug, including chewable and effervescent tablets and lozenges as well as topical lotions, ointments and patches.

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The state also plans to create a new, shorter training program for physicians interested in authorizing medical marijuana for patients. The intent is to offer a two-hour training program in addition to the existing four-hour training, officials said.

“This is yet another positive step forward for New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program,” New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement announcing the news. “These regulations will continue to improve the program in several ways, including making new forms of medical marijuana available and improving the dispensing facility experience.”

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New York has one of the nation’s more conservative medical cannabis programs, and smokeable marijuana still isn’t allowed. Products currently available are mostly limited to tinctures, oils for vaporization, and capsules to be taken orally. Officials say they’re continuing to look for ways to tinker with the rules to make it easier for patients to get the help they need.

The new regulations are expected to take effect next month.

As of Tuesday, there were 26,561 patients authorized to obtain medical marijuana in the state and 1,155 practitioners registered to recommend cannabis.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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Use These 4 Cannabis Products to Make Infused Poolside Snacks

When drifting on your favorite pool float with the sun shining overhead, there’s nothing quite like chowing down on classic poolside snacks with a cannabis twist. Below, discover four cannabis-infused treats for beating the heat and making the most of your summer days.

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Lemon-Mint Infused Iced Tea

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Cannabis Product: Blissful Black Stillwater Tea

Iced tea on a hot summer day—is there anything more thirst-quenching? This infused iced tea combines Blissful Black Stillwater Tea (2.5mg of THC in each package), fresh lemon, and mint for a refreshing poolside beverage.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Bring one quart of water to a boil in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and add the tea sticks. Allow to steep for 10 minutes before removing sticks.
  2. Pour one quart of cold water into a large glass pitcher, then add the hot tea. If you prefer a classic Southern sweet tea to an unsweetened iced tea, add honey to the tea and stir well.
  3. Add sprigs of mint and four large slices of lemon to the tea. Refrigerate tea and allow to cool completely.
  4. When ready to serve, fill serving glasses with ice and pour tea. Enjoy!

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Pineapple Mango Canna-Salsa

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Cannabis Product: GanjaEats Jalapeño Slices

This recipe takes classic salsa up a notch by highlighting tropical fruits, such as mango and pineapple, alongside infused jalapeños for the perfect kick! It’s light, spicy, sweet, and fun—the perfect dip after a dip in the pool.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple, diced in ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup mango, diced in ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sweet orange bell pepper, diced in ½-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons GanjaEats Jalapeño Slices, minced
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes (about ¼ cup)
  • Juice of ½ a lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Prep and mix all ingredients (except salt) together in a glass serving bowl.
  2. Just before serving, sprinkle salt throughout mixture.
  3. Grab your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!

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Peachy Lemon Cannabis Popsicles

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Cannabis Product: Honey Pot 50mg THC

Popsicles are a classic summer refresher, but these peachy lemon popsicles feature an extra cannabis twist. Combine fresh peaches, tart lemon juice, and infused honey for a sweet treat that keeps delighting long after the last bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 medium peaches, diced
  • 3 tablespoons Honey Pot infused honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon (3–4 tablespoons)
  • Popsicle mold and sticks

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine peaches, honey, water, and lemon juice and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into popsicle mold and freeze for an hour.
  3. Remove from freezer, add popsicle sticks, return to freezer and freeze for another six hours or until frozen.
  4. Remove popsicles from molds and enjoy!

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Canna-Ranch Snack Mix

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Cannabis Product: GanjaEats Vegetable Oil

This delicious homemade ranch snack mix features all your favorite crackers coated in ranch mix, dill, garlic, onion, and cannabis-infused oil. It’s the perfect munchie snack while lounging under an umbrella. Pro tip: You can use any combination of snacks you desire to create this mix!

Ingredients

  • 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
  • One 9-ounce package oyster crackers
  • One 8-ounce bag of bagel chips
  • One 11-ounce box of cheese crackers
  • 8 ounces unsalted pretzels
  • ¾ cup GanjaEats vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon dill weed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250˚F. In a large bowl, combine about 30 ounces total of assorted crackers, chips, and pretzels.
  2. Drizzle mixture evenly with infused vegetable oil, then add the ranch mix, onion powder, garlic powder, and dill. Stir well to combine and coat the mix evenly with oil and spices (otherwise, some handfuls will be much more potent than others!).
  3. Cover two cookie sheets with non-stick cooking spray. Spread snack mixture evenly across the two trays.
  4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture at the 15-minute mark.
  5. Allow to cool, then combine mixture in a large serving bowl and enjoy!


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Top 10 Glass Brands to Watch for in 2017

This article is sponsored by Smoke Cartel, an online retailer and head shop made up of a close-knit team of glass lovers dedicated to making sure you get the best possible smoking gear.


There are multitudes of visionaries and innovators in the glass industry, and sometimes it can be overwhelming browsing through collections of pipes and smoking accessories—there’s just so much out there. However, 2017 is the year of the bong, so if you’re looking to upgrade your smoking arsenal, it’s best to know what brands to keep your eye out for.

Below, the glass experts at online headshop Smoke Cartel share the 10 vendors they are most excited about in 2017.

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If you’re looking for a classic and unbranded look, Glassheads offers some neat tricks (such as this classic Glow in the Dark Spoon) and some sweet treats (like the iconic Donut Hand Pipe). The brand features a robust catalogue of hand pipes and bubblers for those who like to take their gear on the go, and the master glassblowers at Glassheads enjoy combining their craftsmanship with their aptitude for observation. All together, it makes for an eclectic assortment of knick knacks perfect for any smoker.

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Finding good smoking accessories for concentrates is hard! Luckily, the recently launched ELEV8 is offering some of our favorite must-haves of the moment. With ELEV8, you can look dapper and act practical at the same time: The ELEV8 Enail, for instance, is an effortless and luxurious way to smoke while optimizing your temps, and will save you a lot on butane and fragile torches in the long run. The Pineapple Silicon Wax Container will keep your concentrates safe and tasty, and allow you to show off your style in the meantime.

Based out of California, UPC is the manufacturer to check out if you’re more of a utilitarian smoker. The brand standardizes all of its pipes and bongs to be the exact size and shape needed for optimized filtration, which makes for one of the most high-functioning lines around. One puff out of their Classic Beaker Bases or Showerhead Bubblers, and you’ll be a believer. UPC has maintained reliability for years now, making it one of the standout brands we recommend to new smokers or anyone looking to get back to the basics.

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If you think Chinese glass can’t be high-quality, we suggest rethinking some of your assumptions. China Glass comes from a team of master glassblowers from the Hebei province of Northern China. Based on classic Chinese ceramic arts, China Glass emphasizes an uncluttered and refined aesthetic that’s rare to find in the smoking industry, with elegant bongs such as the “Liao Dynasty” Vase and the “Kublai” Hammer. China Glass is as beautiful as it is dynamic, and the wide variety of body shapes offered in their inventory will provide every smoker with a unique and personalized selection.

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Ah, Sesh Supply, a beloved affiliate of Smoke Cartel that we’ve been working with for years now. Inspired by the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology, Sesh Supply manufactures grand and iconic bongs that combine uncommon percolation systems with extraordinary body designs. The brand is especially well known for the spinning propellor perc, a percolator popularized through their “Scylla” Beaker Rig. Sesh Supply has since pushed the boundaries of what smokers previously thought possible with the incredible “Hydra” Triple Recycler. Available in a multitude of colors, Sesh Supply bongs are for the smoker who likes to stand out.

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High Tech is one of those rare vendors that seems to just get better and better every year. We saw High Tech reach a new level of popularity with our customers with the colorful Trap Tube 2.0, and now they are just plain impressing us with their stylish and tasty Mule Kick Perk A Cola. Designed with concentrate in mind, High Tech has been in vogue since we started Smoke Cartel and doesn’t seem to have any intention of slowing down.

What good is good glass when you don’t do the right prep work? Grinders improve the potency of your stash by keeping your pollen safe and optimizing airflow in the bowl of your piece. Kraken Grinders offer some of the best grinders available on the market, their most well-known being the multi-tiered 2.5” 4-Piece Grinder. They also have a new Pollen Press available, which makes compressing your dry herbs easy as pie!

Chubz Glass is a Smoke Cartel-exclusive glassblower who operates as a heady artist right out of our studio. Chubz focuses on monster-themed pieces, such as the “Leech” Chillum and the Little Fumed “Mongrel” Rig. These pipes contain character like no other, and the glassworking talent shows with the attention to detail and the liveliness of each individual piece.  Perfect for your mantle, we highly recommend a Chubz piece for any creature-lover or character collector.

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Empire Glassworks has earned a stellar reputation in the glass industry for some of its incredibly detailed designs and unique styles of hand pipes and bongs. This year, Empire is expanding its adorable collection even further with handpipes such as the Avocadope Pipe and dab rigs like the Boba Tea Mini Rig. This is a great go-to brand for the smoker looking to find the ideal piece for their home. Fortunately, their new releases are tastier than ever, and we can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with next!

BoroTech is a brand new vendor and hands down one of the defining brands of 2017. BoroTech shows off its dynamism and capabilities with a wide range of products: some simple like the “Sigurd” Side Arm Beaker, others complex like the “Midgard” Inverted Showerhead to Sprinkler with Fab Body. BoroTech Glass was started by glass enthusiasts just like you, who wanted something more out of the traditional glass pipe. Now, they’re putting out bona fide chimera pipes that function like the wild beasts they are, and we can’t get enough of them.

Keep an eye out for these brands and others at your trusted online headshop, Smoke Cartel.


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E-Nails, Infused Eats, and ‘Grumblers’: The Best Cannabis Products for August 2017

Round out your summer with the latest product picks! From “grumblers” and delicious edibles to e-nails and vape pens, these sleek new items are worth a try.

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