All eyes are currently on Canada as the country prepares to legalize recreational cannabis on October 17, becoming only the second country in the world after Uruguay to do so. But which countries will follow suit? Where are the marijuana hotspots around the world? Tag along as we criss-cross the globe.
Think you know edibles? Save that weed gummy for a rainy day, because the current trend in cannabis-infused food is high-end and experimental. THC and CBD is popping up in everything from curated multi-course gourmet meals (vitello tonnato with THC, anyone?), to olive oil, to activated ganache-filled chocolate cubes.
Rich in vitamins and essential fatty acids, CBD is the latest buzz-worthy ingredient in beauty and skincare products and regimens. From Milk Makeup’s cannabinoid-infused mascara and brow gel, to Evio Beauty Group’s recent announcement of a strategic partnership with Aurora Cannabis, weed is ready to take over prime shelf space in the beauty world.
Why has cannabis been demonized when humans have been consuming it for thousands of years? In 1936, the release of a little film called Reefer Madness caused the clutching of pearls across North America, which led to decades of anti-weed propaganda, stigmas about cannabis use, and the devastating “War on Drugs” in the 1970s.
Writer’s block? Artist’s block? Creatively clogged? Cannabis is beloved for its ability to help people tap into new ways of thinking.
Why does Hollywood keep painting cannabis consumers with the same broad “dumb stoner” brush, while most people who enjoy the plant are anything but? It seems like it’s high time for the film and tv industry to get a marijuana makeover, and change tired on-screen stereotypes.
Karezza’s exclusive pop-up at 99 High Tide Collective on July 20 was a chance for consumers to check out game-changing cannabis-based products for sexual health and wellness. During the party, we talked to RISE Life Science USA general manager Ryan Rocca on the future of the industry, what consumers are looking for, and why California is an incredible market for marijuana.
Ahead of Karezza’s exclusive showcase at 99 High Tide Collective on July 20, we talked to the dispensary’s general manager about the changing landscape of cannabis, and about its deep, authentic roots in California.
Cannabis just got a lil’ bit sexier. It was science-meets-sexy at Malibu dispensary 99 High Tide Collective on July 20, where our friends from Karezza showed off their botanical CBD products for sexual health and wellness. We’ll be sharing our favorite moments from the evening, especially insights from all of the great new friends we met.
Medicinal cannabis is a treatment path taken by thousands. And many wouldn’t have the same access to MMJ without the dedicated, inspiring efforts of Dennis Peron, Mary Jane Rathbun, the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club, and more, and their fight to help a queer community devastated by the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s.
Repeat after us: Thou shall be a big fan of tops (i.e. our new nickname for topicals). It’s time to rub, rub, rub it in, and try the world of cannabis-infused lotions, balms, oils, and more. Topicals are great for pain relief, inflammation, and overall wellness, and can help you feel as good as new, so you can pursue life as an actual top…or bottom. You do you!
The Cannabiz is booming, and the spotlight (unfortunately) tends to shine mostly on white, cisgendered people. The parallels, however, between the LGBTQ+ and cannabis communities are historically strong, so queer folks in the business are reclaiming space and making a name for themselves.