Women & Weed: Why Representation Matters

Women & Weed: Why Representation Matters

Mrs. Nice Guy

The first time I smoked weed was probably in the 8th grade. After persistent begging, my older sister and her friend caved in and gave me my first few puffs. High School is when I became a regular toker, and I became used to being one of the very few chicks in the circle. Sure, I knew a handful of other girls who smoked, but we all ran in different crowds mostly smoked with groups of guys.

It wasn’t until my mid-20’s that I finally met more women like me: women who loved weed and used it for more than just the obvious recreational and psychoactive benefits. But again it was just a small group of us who met regularly to partake in the sacrament. It was nice not having to smoke alone or strictly with dudes. I don’t speak to those ladies anymore, but we had some good times and it was nice to have that bond.

Weed has always had a negative social stigma, and people who smoked or associated with smokers were always perceived as lazy burnouts. Women are always judged more harshly than men, so it’s not surprising that many women choose not to partake, or hide it if they do. But times, they are a’changing. With weed turning mainstream, stigmas are slowly fading and women are finding cannabis and making big moves within the industry.

Eaze recently held a survey, and 59% of the women who participated identified as daily cannabis consumers. Women are the fastest growing consumer segment in the cannabis market. We are more likely to try new products like tinctures and topicals, but the flower is still the favorite. 34% of women reported they mostly consume by smoking joints. Instead of medicating with alcohol, opioids, or antidepressants, more women are using cannabis as a safer method of self-care. With this influx of women, companies likeAnnaBis and Foria are rapidly creating products that appeal more to to the female market.From fashion to lifestyle products and infused options, companies are rethinking the way they market to women.

That’s just the good news on the consumer side; women are also moving up within the industry. A 2015 study fromMarijuana Business Daily states that 36% of women in the cannabis industry hold executive level positions. The study also states that 63% of high level positions at testing labs are held by women, and almost 50% of such roles at infused products and processing facilities. Women also hold 38% of the executive roles on the retail side, filling those positions in dispensaries and recreational stores while also being better represented in positional leadership roles on the technology and marketing side.

There are so many women all over the industry and on the consumer side doing big things, it’s a beautiful thing to witness. We out here!

Oregon in particular has astrong female presence in the industry thanks to these 10 awesome women and many more like them. Thanks to outlets likeTokeativity,Prism House, andWomen Grow, Women.Weed.Wifi.,  females have a place to network, bond and learn. Trista Okel is the creator ofEmpower BodyCare, a company that provides cannabis infused topicals, soaking salts, and 4Play sensual oil (my review). Her products come in two types, black label (infused with cannabis) and white label (CBD only). Morgan Hutchinson is co-owner of the Vancouver shop High End Market Place and is also involved withLifted Events, a service that hosts private cannabis related events. She’s also veryactive in the community, like many of her female counterparts.

Dee Dussault andHeidi Keyes have carved their own place into the industry by creating places for people to enjoy cannabis and activities like yoga, painting, and even pottery. I also can’t neglect to mentionSmokies Toke Couture, a cannabis lifestyle brand that creates high quality accessories in the Bay Area.

There are even more women doing big things on social media and the web.Coral Reefer is a YouTuber who hosts a live show called Stoney Sundays, and runsNews Nug. Coral has a huge fan base with 118,584 YT subscribers and a whopping181K followers on Instagram.Stoney Xochi is a blogger and photographer who provides reviews and cannabis event coverage. She has17.8K followers on Instagram and is growing daily.SheSmokesJoints, a photographer, content creator and consultant who who has a following of312K followers on Instagram, provides beautiful pictures of joints, weed, and often features work from her partnerTonyGreenHand, a famously talented joint roller.

Despite this tremendous growth, women still have a long way to go-and that’s why it’s so important to see us represented within the culture. Not just on the consumer and employment side, but throughout the culture as a whole.

Take a moment and think of all the stoner comedies you’ve seen in your life. Now tell me how many of those movies star women? Workaholics? Men. Half Baked? Men. Pineapple Express? Men. Cheech & Chong? Men. Where do we come in? We’re the fastest growing consumer segment. We’re the women breaking the glass ceiling within the cannabis industry. Where are we?

Thankfully, it seems as though that also may be changing. It started with the showWeeds, a Showtime series about a single mom who decides to start selling weed to support her family. Weeds is based on real life Canna-Queen Dr. Dina.  Dr. Dina was the first woman to open a medical dispensary on the Sunset Strip, and has quickly become known as the cannabis consultant to the stars. However, after Weeds, there was a pronounced shortage of strong female characters involved with cannabis on screen.

That all changed in 2014 thanks to Comedy Central and a little show calledBroad City. The show stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, two 20-somethings in New York trying to navigate their lives in the big city. Broad City is often compared to its male counterpart, Workaholics, because they’re young, get into zany and sometimes uncomfortable situations, but they also smoke WEED. But where Workaholics is about the crazy shit those dudes get into, Broad City provides more depth to their characters. Yes it’s a comedy, but Ilana and Abbi often touch on more serious subjects in their own comedic way. Weed doesn’t define them, but it plays a significant role in their lives and helps them relax and have fun-just like all of us normal everyday women who love to smoke weed.

Since the success of Broad City, there have been many television shows pitched that center around weed. Last year Snoop brought Mary + Jane to MTV. The show has since been cancelled, but it centered around two female entrepreneurs who sold weed through a delivery service in LA. This August, Kathy Bates will star in a new Netflix series calledDisjointed (here’s the trailer), about a life-long advocate of legalization who owns her own dispensary in LA. Disjointed will be the first cannabis-centric show with serious star-power attached to it, including Bates and Chuck Lorre, known primarily for being the man responsible for The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men to life, and breaking Charlie Sheen.

One thing missing from this growing trend of female cannabis users in TV shows is that we’re not really having an open conversation about women and cannabis. Starting in September, a new show produced by Snoop Dogg called Queens of the Stoned Aged will premiere on theYouTube channel for Snoop’s cannabis websiteMerry Jane. Producer Tara Aquino toldRefinery that she’s hoping to “feminize” cannabis culture and rid it of the “bro culture” stereotype often associated with it.

Here’s more on what producer Tara Aquino had to say about her upcoming show:

“Weed is a male-dominated culture, and it’s hard for women to find themselves represented in it, so this show is meant to be a symbol and empower women to come out and show that, look, there are successful women who smoke and who have weed as part of their daily life and are killing it in their respective industries.

Weed doesn’t hold you back, if anything, it enhances you.

We wanted to use weed as a jumping off point for conversations about bigger issues like sex and wellness and creativity and show how weed really affects and benefits all those things. We wanted women to openly discuss their relationship to weed in a safe space, and from there, [talk about] their relationship to the world and to each other”

Queens of the Stoned Age will feature some prominent and influential women in the industry, and will touch on a variety of issues they face including marriage, relationships, careers, food, politics and sex. From the trailer I recognized adult film actresses Riley Reid and Janice Griffith (two stars who are often smoking in their instagram and snapchat stories), adult film legend Jenna Haze, and a wide variety of artists, photographers and activists.

I’m excited for Queens of the Stoned Age because not only is it showing a wide spectrum of females in the industry, but it looks like it’s portraying a wide spectrum of women. Diversity in the cannabis community is a topic I really hope they address, representation isn’t just about gender-it’s important to include people of different ethnicity and background as well. Seeing someone who represents you in the culture and industry gives you a feeling of belonging

If you want to learn more about women and the cannabis industry, check out Weediquette’s “Mary Janes” episode, where host Krishna Andavolu spends time with notable women in the industry, including trimmers, models, and executives.

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Published at Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:39:24 +0000

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Licensing Board Announces First Meeting

Some six months after Michigan’s new Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act took effect, the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board created by that Act today announced its first meeting.

On Monday, June 26, 2017, at 1:30 p.m., the Board will meet in the first floor auditorium in the State’s G. Mennen Williams Building, the building that houses the State’s Attorney General’s office. (The Williams Building is located at 525 West Ottawa in Lansing.)

The agenda released by the Board announces that this will be the Board’s organizational meeting. As required by the State’s Open Meetings Act, there will also be an opportunity for public comment.

The members of the Medical Marihuana Facilities Board were appointed by Gov. Snyder last month. Chaired by former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson, the Board also consists of Donald Bailey, Nichole Cover, David LaMontaine, and Vivian Pickard.

For more information on the activities of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Facilities Board and the State’s creation of a new regulatory framework for medical marijuana, check back with the Cannabis Law Blog.


Published at Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Cannabis Careers: The Highest Paying Marijuana Jobs

Cannabis Careers: The Highest Paying Marijuana Jobs

By Dianna Benjamin, WikiLeaf.com

Here’s a look at some of the top paying marijuana jobs in the cannabis industry.

marijuana jobsIt’s no longer a surprise that the cannabis industry is booming.  In 2016, legalized cannabis generated $6.9 billion in revenue.  The cannabis consulting firm responsible for that statistic; Arcview Market Research group; also projects that by 2021, the cannabis industry may bring in almost $22 billion. It’s no surprise that in an industry forecasting such high revenues, cannabis careers are on the rise.

This profitability makes a lot of sense. Cannabis has a dedicated following of people who love the plant for its recreational uses and those who laud it for its therapeutic value. With that kind of support comes a pretty established subculture. The plant has been around for thousands of years, and its use as a narcotic has been a part of American culture since the early 19th century.

Although the government has put a lot of elbow grease into criminalizing cannabis and everything associated with it since its introduction to the US during the Mexican Revolution, the public approves of legalized cannabis more now than it has in decades.  An October 2016 Gallup poll found that 60% of Americans approve of the legalization of cannabis for personal use.

Cannabis Careers: Marijuana Jobs

This is great news for entrepreneurs and people in the job market, even if they don’t want to ever touch the plant because when we say cannabis industry, we’re not just talking about cultivators, producers, and distributers. The industry also includes businesses specializing in cannabis fashion, paraphernalia, technology, science, marketing, architecture, horticulture, art, and more.

While some of these jobs come with more risk than reward, some can be incredibly profitable, and given the socio-political climate, incredibly cannabis extraction is a high paying cannabis careerinteresting, too. That’s something people are noticing. Greenrush, a medical marijuana delivery company, hosted a job fair in April, and 2,700 people attended. Terra Tech Corp., another cannabis company, held a job fair they only expected to attract a couple hundred people, but instead drew over 2,000.

Why are people so excited about getting into cannabis?  Many simply believe in the plant’s potential, and getting involved now is a historical decision.  People want to be a part of a movement that matters, and this one certainly does, particularly when it comes to social justice and health care.

If you’re one of those people interested in working in the cannabis industry, you probably want to know which ones pay the most. Here are 6 of the top paying jobs in the cannabis industry.

6 High Paying Marijuana Jobs

Master Grower 

The grow master is the cultivator responsible for growing marijuana strains. This job is in high demand because it requires a specific skill set and is essential for the existence of a cannabis industry in the first place. As cannabis becomes more mainstream; grow masters may gain notoriety in the cannabis world sort of how top chefs gain fame in the culinary world. Right now, the best grow masters seem to be coming out of California; but that’s because cannabis has had a presence in that state for so long. The longer cannabis remains legal, the more experience growers from other regions will become.  A person in this lucrative position can earn $100,000 or more a year.

Dispensary Store Manager

Medical and recreational dispensaries need to be managed by someone, and that someone can make a lot of money in that position.

Unlike the master grower position, this one can be fulfilled by anyone with managerial experience

Of course, in depth knowledge of cannabis will set candidates apart; but at the end of the day, if you can manage a store, you can manage a dispensary.  In stores bringing in multiple millions of dollars a year; managers may enjoy hefty bonuses, and many receive the benefits of a more traditional job such as paid time off and health insurance.  A store manager can potentially earn $75,000 a year.

Extraction Technician

Cannabis extracts are surging in popularity (making up 40% of some stores’ sales) because of their increased potency and their ability to be consumed without being smoked, a huge plus to medical cannabis consumers.  This is especially beneficial in a place like New York where the cannabis laws do not allow the sale of smokeable marijuana. Extraction technicians can potentially earn between $75,000 and $125,000 annually.

Edibles Chef

Edibles chefs aren’t just throwing flour and cannabis together.  Like with cannabis extraction, the quality and skill required to infuse cannabis into edibles can earn a chef a pretty substantial salary.

Chefs have to balance taste with safety

especially since edibles are far more potent and long lasting than other forms of cannabis.  While the chef’s talent, business size; and location greatly influence this number, edibles chefs can make between $50,000 and $100,000 a year.

Gardening Supplies Retailer

This job isn’t dependent on cannabis, and that is one of its strengths.  Each of the aforementioned job touches the plant, and is consequently at risk of being checked by the DEA.  A job in gardening retail isn’t going to get shut down by the federal government because it isn’t directly in contact with cannabis, a federally illegal substance regardless of state law.  However, a gardening supply store in a strategic location can profit immensely from the cannabis industry; especially if the store is specifically tailored to meet the needs of cannabis growers who are in constant need of soil; nutrients, equipment, and other gardening supplies.

Electrician, HVAC, Plumber, Carpenter, Drywall

Similar to some of the previous marijuana jobs mentioned; being a skilled trade worker does not require direct contact with the plant; part of its advantage is its security. If the federal government does start enforcing federal law and pursuing state regulated cannabis; electricians, HVAC technicians, plumbers, carpenters, and construction workers are still going to be just as necessary as they were before.  So what do these jobs have to do with the cannabis industry at all?

These professionals help cultivators create and maintain their indoor grow facilities

Moreover, skilled trade workers can make quite a bit of money, earning around $80,000 a year.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


Published at Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:15:54 +0000

It's official: New Hampshire gov signs bill to decriminalize marijuana possession

It's official: New Hampshire gov signs bill to decriminalize marijuana possession

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Tuesday signed the bill that reduces the penalty for possession of up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to a civil violation punishable by a $100 fine for a first offense.

It will go into effect in 60 days.

New Hampshire becomes the last New England state to eliminate the possibility of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The Marijuana Policy Project said New Hampshire is the 22nd state in the nation to decriminalize marijuana.

The House bill was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Renny Cushing of Hampton, who has also supported full legalization of marijuana.


Published at Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:02:07 +0000

Massachusetts' top court says workers can't be fired for using medical marijuana

Massachusetts' top court says workers can't be fired for using medical marijuana

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a woman who says she was fired for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn’s Disease can sue her former employer.

The state Supreme Judicial Court on Monday sent Christina Barbuto’s case against Advantage Sales and Marketing back to Superior Court after it was dismissed in 2015.

Barbuto says company officials said her marijuana use wouldn’t be a problem, but she was fired after her first day when she tested positive for marijuana.

The California company argued the firing was justified because marijuana is illegal under federal law.

Monday’s ruling says employers can’t enforce blanket anti-marijuana policies against workers whose doctors have recommended medical marijuana to treat their illnesses.

An attorney for Advantage Sales and Marketing tells The Boston Globe they’re “confident” that the company acted lawfully.

In Colorado, employee medical marijuana use also has gone before the courts. In 2015, the state Supreme Court ruled that an employer’s zero-tolerance marijuana policy in adherence to federal law trumped state laws in the case of a worker fired for off-duty use of medical marijuana.

Cannabist staff contributed to this report.

WATCH: 2015 Denver Post interview with Colorado medical marijuana patient Brandon Coats, who sued his former employer Dish Network after he was fired for testing positive for marijuana in a random drug test:


Published at Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:47:56 +0000

Singer Aaron Carter, charged with DUI and weed possession says he is a licensed MMJ patient

Singer Aaron Carter, charged with DUI and weed possession says he is a licensed MMJ patient

CORNELIA, Ga. — Aaron Carter feels his “celebrity was targeted” during his arrest on driving under the influence and drug charges in north Georgia over the weekend.

Authorities say the 29-year-old singer was released on bail Sunday. Carter, of Port Richey, Florida, is accused of drunken driving and possession of marijuana and drug-related objects.

Carter is accused of drunken driving and possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and paraphernalia. Parker was arrested for obstruction, possession of less than 1 ounce of pot and paraphernalia.

Carter’s vehicle was stopped on a highway in Cornelia, which is about 80 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

Carter was scheduled to perform in Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday night. A tweet from his account hours before the show said he wouldn’t make it because of “transportation issues.”

Carter is the younger brother of Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys.

Nick Carter tweeted his support:

Aaron responded to his arrest and his brother’s tweets with a statement, saying he was arrested at an Auto Zone “with aggression.” His statement also says “Aaron holds a medical license for medical marijuana for his long standing (sic) anxiety. He feels his ‘celebrity’ was targeted.”

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell said Monday that since the case is active, he can’t comment.

Carter said his next show, set for Monday night at a shopping mall in Birmingham, Alabama, will go on as scheduled.


Published at Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:38:52 +0000

What is THCA?

What is THCA?

What is THCA?


THCA, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is another cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant that is beginning to enjoy some share in the lime (green) light. THCA is actually the reason why you can enjoy health benefits from consuming raw cannabis.

Although THC is the most famous cannabinoid because it’s what gets you high – and also has significant health benefits, the actual cannabis flowers barely contain any THC. THC only converts to THC once you add heat, such as by smoking the plant, vaporizing your bud, or decarboxylating before you make your edibles.

THCA is abundant in fresh cannabis flowers. But even before you decide to decarboxylate, read up how you can benefit from THCA before it gets converted into THC.

cannabis bud

Health benefits of THCA:

According to one study, THCA impacts the endocannabinoid system in a more diverse manner than either THC or CBD. This special cannabinoid seems to be promising with these health benefits:

  • Analgesic:Studies show that THCA shows promise in interacting with the key cell receptor which is responsible for our ability to feel pain. By acting on the TRPA1 receptor, the human body can more effectively handle stimulants that cause us to feel pain, itching, and even temperature.
  • Insect repellant: In the wild, the cannabinoids found in cannabis are actually there for evolutionary and biological purposes: they protect the plant by providing them with their very own natural defense system. For the same reason, THCA can act as a natural insect repellant. You can add raw cannabis oil to topicals and other skin creams to repel nasty insects and pests. This might also mean that THCA may have potential in the future for developing chemical-free pesticides and insecticides.
  • Nausea: One of the most common reasons people use cannabis is for its ability to effectively prevent nausea and vomiting. Studies show that THCA may be a beneficial anti-emetic, which can help anyone who suffers from vomiting, appetite loss, and nausea. It’s especially helpful for patients who need these health benefits without resorting to getting high, just by consuming raw cannabis.
  • Fights cancer: Studies show that THCA has the ability to induce necrosis in plant cells, which means that it can help the plant get rid of dying cells. In the human body, we have the same process which we refer to as programmed cell death (apoptosis and autophagy). In cancer, THCA can stimulate the death of cancerous cells, which aids in the treatment for cancer patients. Additionally, the function of programmed cell death also helps cancer cells from spreading throughout the body. In a 2013 study, researchers found that THCA was effective in preventing the spread of prostate cancer cells. Studies like this further prove the efficacy of cannabis in curing cancer – there are hundreds of studies to choose from!  Even though most studies analyze the impact of THC and CBD in curing cancer, THCA still has its own cancer-killing abilities. Plus, ingesting raw cannabis can help you prevent cancer if you don’t enjoy the psychoactive effect.
  • Neuroprotective properties: Even the US Federal Government acknowledges the fact that cannabinoids have neuroprotective properties. The entire cannabis plant has neuroprotective properties, and the same goes for raw THCA. Consuming raw cannabis won’t get you high, but it will help keep your brain young and prevent aging, as well as neurodegenerative diseases. Additionally, THCA has antioxidant properties that help neutralize free radicals which are harmful compounds that contribute to many illnesses and speed up the aging process. Studies show that THCA is effective in neutralizing the damage brought about by oxidative neurotoxins that are similar to Parkinson’s Disease. This shows the potential of THCA in treating as well as preventing neurodegenerative diseases that aging and oxidative stress causes.

More research is needed to help patients find the best way to obtain THCA in its raw form aside from consuming the plant in raw or juice form. However, it’s not uncommon for many patients to already consume the raw plant and benefit from its therapeutic properties.








Published at Sat, 15 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Seattle Dispensary Dank Deals

Seattle Dispensary Dank Deals

Dank Deals: Seattle Version


Seattle is a gorgeous city, and one of the most welcoming for the cannabis community.  Checking out the many sights and attractions in this beautiful city is best done when you’re baked, after visiting one of the many amazing dispensaries Seattle has to offer. Save some money on a good bargain and you’ll have more money to spend on the munchies!

Here are some of the best dispensary deals in Seattle that you should check out (keep in mind that most dispensaries only allow you to use one promo; most discounts can’t be stacked!)

greener today dispensary

  1. A Greener Today is an award-winning recreational cannabis dispensary that’s been around since 2012, despite having their roots in the medical approach to cannabis. A Greener Today prides themselves in welcoming every kind of customer and being able to give them a customized cannabis product no matter what their needs are. The shop has won more than 20 different awards, so you can be sure they know their bud. Offers include:
  • Everyday specials: 15% off a select concentrate or flower brand
  • Early bird special: 10% off Monday through Saturdays if you arrive before 10:30am
  • Grand opening special for their Shoreline branch (offer ends July 16, 2017); 20% off

Trees Collective

  1. Trees Collective is a popular neighborhood favorite in Greenwood serving top-quality cannabis products. Though it’s small and intimate, Trees Collective has long been a favorite for serving top-shelf bud and a good selection of edibles.  Trees Collective also has some exceptional daily and monthly deals you can’t miss:
  • Mondays: NWC 5-pack joints go for $20 fon all flavors; NWCS joints at just $5 from 8am to 12pm
  • Tuesday: 100mg Magic kitchen edibles for $20
  • Wednesdays: Spend $100 and get any pre-rolled NWCS for $5
  • Thursdays: 100mg edibles at $5 up
  • Magic Kitchen edibles: $45 for 2 (doesn’t apply to Marmas and Pebbles)
  • 2 NWCS Crystal Clear cartridges for $75 or 3 for $120

herbnelements dispensary

  1. Herb(n) Elements welcomes everyone no matter what preference or needs you have when it comes to the plant. Their shelves are stocked with a wide range of diverse cannabis products. They also have an awesome rewards program where you can get 20% off any regular priced item for every 10 visits but they also have other great deals you shouldn’t be missing:
  • 4th of July specials run from June 28 to July 4: 25% off Leaph, $25 for 1g of Solstic shatter, $23 for 80mg of Legal Lemon Ginger Sodas

Starbuds dispensary

  1. Starbuds is your friendly retail cannabis store in Kirkland, and one of the newest! They’re currently developing a Refer a Bud program, but don’t miss their wide range of choice specials!
  • Everyday deals: Choose from $5 and $7 grams on special flower discounts
  • 20% off your purchase for every 5th visit
  • Munchie Monday: 20% off any 1 piece of edible
  • Top Shelf Tuesday: $2 off a gram that’s $14 or more
  • Wax Wednesday: Purchase 1 or more concentrates and get one for an equal or lesser value at 20$ off
  • Vape Thursday: Purchase 1 or more vaporizer cartridge, and get one for an equal or lesser value at 20% off
  • Joint Friday: $2 off any pre-rolled 1-gram joint
  • Stock Up Saturday: 20% off any packages 7g or more
  • Sunday Funday: You get to choose any daily deal!

Seattle Tonic Dispensary

  1. Seattle Tonics is for the true cannabis connoisseur: they have a 2,000 square foot showroom where all their products are displayed. It’s easy to see why this mind-blowing dispensary can easily take your breath away, literally. Take your time to check out any of the products and buy what you want. Seattle Tonics also has several quality products at low prices, and a parking lot that can fit over 200 cars! But before further ado, check out their specials:
  • 20 pcs of hard candy for just $18, up to 6 flavors and up to 100mg
  • Pre-rolled joints start at $4
  • Select concentrate strains for $20 grams
  • Edibles start at $3
  • Happy Hour Wake and Bake from 8-10am Monday to Saturday
  • Happy Hour from 2-4:20pm every day where you can get a mystery joint for $5

What are your favorite dispensaries in Seattle for their amazing deals?








Published at Wed, 12 Jul 2017 05:00:00 +0000

Study: THC May Help Prevent HIV from Becoming AIDS

Study: THC May Help Prevent HIV from Becoming AIDS

According to a new study being published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may help prevent the progression from HIV infection to the development of AIDS.

“Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) play a crucial role in host antiviral immune response through secretion of type I interferon”, states the study’s abstract. “[P]rolonged pDC activity has been linked with progression from HIV infection to the development of AIDS.”

The study states that; “Patients with HIV in the United States routinely use cannabinoid-based therapies to combat the side effects of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy. However, cannabinoids, including Δ-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), are well-characterized immunosuppressants.” In this study, researchers report that “THC suppressed secretion of IFNα by pDC from both healthy and HIV+ donors through a mechanism involving impaired phosphorylation of interferon regulatory factor 7.” These results suggest that “THC can suppress pDC function during the early host antiviral response by dampening pDC activation.”

The full study, conducted by researchers at Michigan State University East Lansing, can be found by clicking here.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


Published at Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:10:59 +0000

Live Stream Cannabis Life Conference from Vancouver

Live Stream Cannabis Life Conference from Vancouver

Join Craig Ex, as he hosts and MC’s the Cannabis Life Conference from Vancouver, on Cannabis Life Network Live.

From cannabis and sexuality, to applications in cancer treatment, pets, exercise, and everything in between – all this and more will be discussed this Friday-Saturday, July 7-8, at the Cannabis Life Conference Vancouver.

The conference will take place at the Westin Bayshore and gather vendors, industry experts, doctors, activists and consumers for an informative journey exploring the opportunities cannabis holds as an alternative medicine. Each morning will kick-off with a coffee reception with the conference speakers, providing an exclusive opportunity for attendees to network and form industry connections.

“Hundreds of our attendees are showing up with little to no experience with Cannabis, but lots of curiosity. We offer a broad overview of the medicinal applications and policy reform, while challenging cultural stigma. Whether you are a long time consumer, or completely new, the Cannabis Life Conference is a great place to get informed, connected and entertained.” – Jay Martin, President, Cannabis Life Conference.

Speakers include retired medical doctor & author Charles Whitfield, Canada’s most prominent cannabis activist Jodie Emery, CEO and lead consultant for CannaKids Tracy Ryan, author and politician Dana Larsen, and many more! View the full speaker details here.

Watch the live stream here:

Day One

Day Two

Event sponsors include The Georgia StraightCannabis Growers of CanadaJade MapleDaily Hive & Weedmaps.

Visit CannabisLifeConference.com to register in advance for $15 before Friday, or pay $20 at the door.

Catch the Toronto High-lights here.


Published at Fri, 07 Jul 2017 14:07:56 +0000