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Washington State May Finally Legalize Growing Pot at Home

Could 2020 be the year this happens?

W ashington was the first state to legalize recreational pot, but it is also one of the only states with recreational pot that outlaws growing pot at home. Could that end in 2020?

“I think we have the best shot we’ve ever had,” said John Kingsbury, a cannabis advocate. “I think we’re playing on a different field this year. Instead of me reaching out to people, I’ve had legislative staff reach out to me. That’s a noticeable difference.”

Kingsbury would know—he’s spent years in Olympia trying to convince lawmakers to give adults the right to grow a few pot plants at home.

Ten states and the District of Columbia have followed Washington’s lead and legalized recreational pot, but in all almost of those places, from California to Massachusetts, adults have also been given the right to grow a few plants at home. Washington is one of the few places you must get doctor’s approval first.

Three of our state’s most badass lawmakers—Senator Bob Hasegawa, Senator Rebecca Saldaña, and Representative Cindy Ryu—sponsored legislation last year that would give every adult the right to grow up to six pot plants at home.

Unfortunately, their bill failed. To find out who will help push the bill to the finish line this year, I reached out to all 21 Seattle-area lawmakers. In addition to the three who proposed the law, eight lawmakers told me they support homegrows: Representative Joe Fitzgibbon, Representative Eric Pettigrew, Representative Nicole Macri, Representative Gerry Pollet, Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, Senator Joe Nguyen, Senator Reuven Carlyle, and Senator David Frockt.

Only one lawmaker responded to say they don’t support homegrows. Representative Lauren Davis, whose district includes a small portion of North Seattle, said she doesn’t support legislation “that increases access to drugs.” Earth to Davis—growing pot at home is significantly more difficult than visiting any of the pot shops in your district with easy access to drugs!

Nine other senators and representatives never responded to my request, which means we need to call, e-mail, and nag them: Representative Steve Bergquist, Representative Zack Hudgins, Representative Eileen Cody, Representative Noel Frame, Representative Gael Tarleton, Representative Frank Chopp, Representative Javier Valdez, Senator Jesse Salomon, and Senator Jamie Pedersen.

Nguyen said one reason homegrow legalization struggles is because lawmakers often “focus on how we can criminalize things.” Nguyen, whose district includes West Seattle, Vashon Island, and Burien, said: “If you’re worried about people taking advantage of the system by growing seven plants instead of six, why don’t you focus on what the outcome is and how you can help people?”

Macri, whose district includes Capitol Hill, said if it’s legal to make beer at home, it should be legal to grow a few pot plants. She also said some medical patients “can’t get what they need because there’s just not a market for those products. So for that, I think homegrow is one good option that would provide help.”

The homegrow bill’s first stop is the Commerce & Gaming Committee in the state house, which is chaired by Representative Strom Peterson. He told me that he supports the bill and thinks it has a good chance when the legislative session convenes in January.

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“I have every intention of hearing the bill, but I am only one vote,” Peterson said. “But I think there’s a lot of legitimate need and desire out there to have a reasonable homegrow opportunity for people. So I look at it positively.”

It won’t be long before we know if 2020 is the year Washington finally becomes the newest state to give adults the right to grow pot at home. The legislative session ends in March.

Could 2020 be the year this happens?


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Timeline of the Cannabis Flowering Stage (12/12 to Harvest)

Table of Contents

Week 1-3 – Transition to Flowering

Week 4-6 – Buds Start Fattening Up

Week 6-8 – Buds Ripen, Pistils Darken – some strains spend longer in this stage

Week 8+ – Flowering Ends, Final Flush, Harvest

Introduction to the Cannabis Flowering Stage

During the phase of life known as the vegetative stage (the first stage of life for marijuana), a cannabis plant grows about how you’d expect… like a weed! In the vegetative stage a cannabis plant only grows new stems and leaves, and can grow several inches a day with the added ability to recover from just about anything!

Even if you run into major problems in the vegetative stage, you can bring your plant back from the brink of death simply by addressing the problem and giving your plant some TLC.

In the vegetative stage, your cannabis plant only grows stems and leaves and is resistant to problems. It grows like a weed!

However, things aren’t so rosy in cannabis flowering stage. In the flowering stage your cannabis plant grows very differently, and is much more sensitive to problems. The tricky thing about the flowering stage is that you don’t have much room for error and big mistakes can lower your yields.

In order to maximize your yields, it’s important to know what to focus on during each part of the flowering stage. It’s also really helpful to know what to expect so you know when something is going wrong!

The Dance of the Flowering Cycle

This flowering stage “walk through” will explain exactly what to expect week-by-week while your plant is making buds, and it’ll tell you what you need to do to ensure you get to harvest with the best bud quality and yields possible!

Week 1-3: Transition to Flowering

When growing cannabis indoors, the flowering stage begins when you change your grow lights to a 12/12 light cycle (12 hours light, 12 hours darkness each day). Getting those 12 hours of uninterrupted darkness each day gives your plant the signal that it’s time to start flowering. In a way the plant “thinks” winter is coming because the days are getting short.

Note: It’s common to think that a cannabis plant getting 12 or less hours of light is what initiates flowering, but it’s actually uninterrupted darkness that does the trick! If the plant gets any light during the dark period, even for just a minute, it won’t make buds! In fact, a flowering plant may even revert back or express hermaphroditism if it gets any light at night!

Outdoors, it’s also the days getting shorter that cause a cannabis plant to start making buds in late summer, but outdoor buds develop on different schedules depending on the local climate. This tutorial is meant to explain how a cannabis plant usually develops when grown indoors, since that is done under controlled conditions, and plants tend to grow the same way.

For the purposes of this tutorial, the flowering stage starts the day you switch to 12/12

Autoflowering strains of cannabis don’t need special light periods to start flowering, however the cannabis flowering timeline in this tutorial is a good general guideline for indoor auto-flowering strains, too. Their “vegetative stage” lasts about 3-4 weeks, so as long as you start counting at week 3-4 from seed (when they start getting their first pistils) this flowering timeline will generally apply to autos too, though sometimes they finish up faster.

During the first few weeks after being switched to a 12/12 schedule, your plant will be growing like crazy and rapidly gaining height. In fact, a cannabis plant can (and frequently will) almost double in height after the switch to 12/12. This period of super-fast and often stretchy growth is sometimes referred to as the “flowering stretch.”

Example of flowering stretch – what to expect

Pre-Stretch – just before 12/12

Post-Stretch – 4 weeks after 12/12

Although your female plants will start sprouting lots of white pistils, they usually won’t start growing “real” buds with substance quite yet. If you’re new to growing cannabis, it’s very important to note that only female cannabis plants make buds.

Did you know you can figure out if a plant is male or female while it’s still in the vegetative stage?

If your plant is male, it will start growing distinct pollen sacs and should be removed from the grow room immediately to prevent it from pollinating your female plants and causing ‘seedy’ buds. Learn where to get feminized (all-female) seeds online so you don’t have to worry about male plants.

Remove any plants growing pollen sacs instead of pistils, because they are male and won’t make buds. Plus they can pollinate your female plants and cause them to grow seeds! What if my plant is growing both pistils and pollen sacs?

Female plants should be growing pistils wherever a fan leaf meets a main stem. They look like white wispy hairs emerging from the joints

During the first few weeks of the flowering stage, you will see bunches of single leaves forming at the tops of your main colas (like in this pic). Soon white pistils will start coming out of the middle of the bunches, and they will become your main buds!

During week 1-3 of the flowering stage, your plant will mostly be producing new stems and leaves as it grows taller. Right now your plant is still very resilient and can handle problems just like in the vegetative stage. However, it’s still very important to avoid problems and take great care of your plant!

As part of the stretch, your plant will be growing out its bud sites. Stunting growth at this point could cause the plant to make smaller and fewer bud sites than it would if it were healthy and growing fast.

If you have more room in your grow space under the light to spread your plants out, or if you are running out of headroom, it is important to gently bend stretching stems down and away from the center of the plant to help maintain a flat canopy (a technique known as low stress training).

During the stretch, gently bend new stems down to try to maintain a flat, even canopy

If you keep up with it during the stretch, you can prevent any one stem from getting much taller than the others

When stems are new, they are flexible and easy to bend, but they quickly harden up and turn woody. By keeping a close eye on your plant and bending any too-tall branches down and away from the center of the plant as soon as you can, you will maximize your yields since that flat shape will most efficiently use your grow lights. If all your main bud sites are spread out and about the same height, you can increase your yields by up to 40% or more!

Spreading out your bud sites and maintaining a flat canopy can increase cannabis yields by as much as 40%…or even more!

At this point, you only have a few weeks left until you lose the ability to do any further training, so don’t miss this last opportunity to control the shape of your plant, especially if you’re running out of room!

Week 3-4: Budlets Form

The mad stretching of the first few weeks will start to slow down in week 3-4, but your cannabis plant will still be growing upward. At this point you’ll actually start to see real buds instead of just hairs (I like to call them “budlets” during this stage) and all the pistils will be white and sticking almost straight out.

“Budlets” start forming where buds will be, with white pistils sticking straight out

Your plant is going to start getting a little picky about the environment and nutrients in week 3-4 so it’s important to keep a close eye on your garden. You need to make sure your plant stays healthy all the way to the end of the flowering stage, and you’ve still got more than a month to go so you don’t want your plant to run into any major health problems now!

Be especially aware of leaf symptoms, for example: discolored/yellow leaves, or if your plant starts rapidly losing leaves. It’s completely normal to lose a few leaves at this stage, especially leaves that aren’t getting light (which often look like they may have a nutrient deficiency and then fall off, but it’s just your plant cannibalizing the leaf since it isn’t getting any more light). That being said, overall your entire plant should still be lush and green in week 3-4 while your budlets are forming.

As your plant continues through the flowering stage, it’s normal to see a few yellow or discolored leaves near the bottom of the plant, especially in the places where the leaves are no longer getting light. This isn’t anything to worry about if it’s just a few leaves as the plant is putting its energy to the top of the plant and the buds.

But it’s not normal for your plant to be yellowing or losing leaves rapidly like this

Another thing to be aware of is nutrient burn. This is what happens when you give your plants too-high levels of nutrients – the tips of all the leaves actually get “burned.” While a little bit of nutrient burn won’t hurt your plant, it’s important to try to avoid it if you can. Your plant can never recover the parts of the leaves lost to nutrient burn, so if you accidentally give too much nutrients in the future, the burning will start “climbing” up the “fingers” of the leaves. Cannabis leaves tend to look much less appealing/pretty as more of each leaf gets burned. However, even cannabis plants with severe nutrient burn can produce good bud, so don’t give up if you run into thi problem!

Try your best to avoid nutrient burn (burnt leaf tips caused by too-high levels of nutrients), as it can only get worse as the flowering stage continues

When nutrient burn starts getting bad, it can actually start discoloring your sugar leaves (the small single-finger leaves emerging from your buds). If nutrient burn reaches the base of the sugar leaves, you won’t be able to trim it off at harvest so your buds will end up with yellow/brown spots where all the leaves were burned.

Nutrient deficiencies can also cause the same problem if left unchecked. This doesn’t necessarily affect the potency but buds don’t look as good as they could have.

So to grow bud you’re proud of, you’ll want to be aware of avoiding nutrient burn from the beginning. Since your plant isn’t really growing many more leaves, you need to really care for the ones it has left.

If they haven’t already, your plants may start to smell!

Some strains like Blue Mystic and Northern Light are known for having relatively low smells, but many strains can start getting pungent quickly!

Week 4-6: Buds Start Fattening

Your budlets are fattening and soon you will have buds with substance! They will still have nearly all white pistils sticking straight up in every direction, but the buds themselves will be getting fatter every day.

By weeks 4-6, the stretch is almost over and you no longer need to pay attention to training your plant. Instead of trying to keep the colas down, from now on you’re doing the opposite – trying to hold any buds up if they start getting too heavy for your plant!

If you’re having trouble fitting your plant in your space within a safe distance from your light, your training options can start looking very grim.

If your plant has grown into the light, you may have to consider last-resort solutions like supercropping (a high-stress training technique of forcing stems to bend at a 90° angle) which you normally should never do this late in the flowering stage.

Since you don’t get many more new leaves, you need to think of your remaining leaves as armor – insurance against any nutrient or leaf problems.

Although you don’t want an excessively leafy plant, and strategic defoliation (for advanced growers) can be helpful to expose bud sites, it’s important to make sure that you let your plant keep enough leaf coverage to power the growth of buds. It may need a little extra help if something happens!

Although defoliation may be used to expose buds sites, make sure your plant still has enough leaves (“armor”) to last until the end of the flowering stage to power the growth of buds, and as insurance against any possible nutrient or leaf problems.

Although most of the pistils will probably still be mostly white by the end of week 6, the buds are getting bigger and denser every day!

Week 6-8: Buds Ripen, Pistils Darken

From now on your plant won’t be making any new leaves or stems. It has completely switched gears away from vegetative growth and all its energy will be focused on growing buds from now until harvest.

It’s normal for some of the bottom leaves to begin to turn yellow as the plant continues to put its energy in the leaves and buds getting the most direct light, though the plant should still be mostly green from top to bottom even in week 6-8.

At this point, your plant may start getting much more picky and sensitive to nutrient problems, including those caused by incorrect pH at the roots. Now is not the time to slack off on caring for your plants!

If your leaves are already turning yellow in week 6-8 it’s too early! Early leaf yellowing is likely caused by either a nutrient problem or light burn (which are both much more common in marijuanas flowering stage). React quickly to problems so you don’t hurt your yields!

Another common problem to watch out for at this stage: if you see a whole new bud or “spire” emerging out of the side of an old bud that’s already developed, it’s usually a sign of heat or light damage.

“Foxtailing” like this is caused by too much heat or light – it’s not normal bud growth! If you see this it means you need to control your temperature and light levels to prevent further damage!

From now until harvest it’s extra important to avoid too-high levels of light or heat because (in addition to foxtailing) this can discolor/bleach/burn your buds and may even “evaporate” away some of the THC / potency.

If things are going well, your buds should be really hitting their stride at this point. They will grow in size significantly over the next few weeks!

Week 8+: Flowering Ends, Final Flush, Harvest

Home stretch! You’re so close! To make sure things go smoothly until harvest, treat your plant like a movie star and attend to its every need! Very few strains of cannabis are ready to be harvested before week 8, but now we’re at to the point where some short strains are getting close to being harvest-ready!

Many growers do a final flush, which involves giving only plain water to your plants (for a few days up to a few weeks) before harvest.

Once you’ve reached week 8, buds are fattening quickly. Trichomes and pistils are maturing, though new pistils may continue to develop on the buds as they grow.

You are basically just maintaining your plant until harvest. Different strains are ready at different times, but from now on you’re going to pretty much treat them all the same. Keep a close eye on the buds, pistils and trichomes as a whole to help you figure out the best time to harvest to get the effects you are looking for.

Now is Probably the Best Time to Take Bud Pics!

Quick Tip: Want to take better bud pics? Try taking a picture of the bud in the dark with your camera flash on. Learn more tips for taking great bud pictures!

Just around 8-10 weeks is when you get to see the buds in their full glory. It’s also when the smell of cannabis often starts to get overpowering!

Your plants are probably STINKING up everything around them!

At this point it’s completely normal for your plant leaves to start yellowing, sometimes rapidly. As long as the yellowing isn’t affecting your buds and you’re very close to harvest then it’s completely normal. You probably can’t prevent this type of yellowing no matter what you do with nutrients because this is just what a cannabis plant naturally does as it’s wrapping up the flowering stage.

After Week 8 it’s normal to see leaves turning yellow, in fact there’s not much you can do to prevent it. As long as it’s close to harvest and the yellowing is not affecting your actual buds it’s ok!

Raising nutrient levels at this stage is not recommended as it won’t stop the yellowing and can possibly prevent your buds from fattening up as much as they could have (cannabis wants relatively low levels of nitrogen in the flowering stage for proper bud growth).

If buds start getting too heavy and fall over, special tools known as plant yo-yos (pictured to the right) can be hung from the ceiling and will hook around your buds to gently hold them up without damaging them.

Many growers choose to give their plants a 2-week flush before harvest to help make sure the plant has used up any additional nutrients that may affect the taste or smell of the buds.

These buds are ready to start flushing – white pistils have nearly all darkened and curled in
(learn exactly when to harvest so your buds produce the right effects)

Sometimes you’ll need to harvest your plant early due to life situations, or because the plant is unhealthy and buds are starting to look burnt or discolored. If your buds look completely done, and you’re seeing leaf symptoms getting worse, it’s often better to harvest a little early to ensure the best possible quality given the situation.

You may want to harvest your marijuana buds early if they’re starting to get damaged by nutrient or other problems. Sometimes it’s better to cut your losses than let your buds continue to get beat up! If you harvest your plants too early you can improve many unwanted effects by curing them. For example, these buds probably should be harvested before the buds get any further damage.

Harvest buds early if they’re getting damaged!

Harvest day is the best day!
(well, until the day you try your buds for the first time!

You can maximize marijuana yields by focusing on the right factors each week of the flowering stage. If you know what your cannabis should look like week-by-week, you'll also be able to quickly tell if something is going wrong!


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High and Tight: Smoking Marijuana Every Day Is Actually Linked With Being Thinner

Whether you grew up with Cheech & Chong, Half Baked, or Pineapple Express, you know that the heroes of any good stoner comedy are usually a little bit, ahem, huskier than your standard square-jawed, impossibly ripped, Dwayne Johnson-style action hero.

–> But whatever Hollywood types like to imply about stoners, a new study suggests that people who smoke marijuana every day are built less like the big-boned Silent Bob, and more like his tall, lean buddy Jay. (No offense, Kevin Smith.)

That’s right: Men and women who smoke marijuana daily tend to have a lower Body Mass Index (BMI) than people who don’t, according to a study published in the September 2016 issue of The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics.

The researchers looked at two cohorts of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, the largest ever survey of adolescents over time, and specifically analyzed responses from nearly 14,000 people when they were 18–26, and then again when they were 24–32. They specifically looked at people who smoked daily—and unlike other studies, the researchers accounted for physical activity, socioeconomic status, drinking, and use of other drugs, as well as studying both BMI and waistline size.

The findings: “Although marijuana use is commonly associated with increased appetite and the likelihood of weight gain,” the researchers write, “results show that daily female marijuana users have a BMI that is approximately 3.1% lower than that of non-users; daily male users have a BMI that is approximately 2.7% lower than that of non-users.”

Key words there: “Association.” The study does not say that smoking pot makes you skinnier, only that it’s linked—correlation, not causation. But while this study does run counter to pop culture stereotypes, it actually follows a few studies suggesting that marijuana use has a significant (if imperfect) health payoff:

  • Marijuana users have a lower insulin resistance, lower BMIs, and smaller waistlines than people who don’t, according to a 2015 study published in the Annals of Epidemiology.
  • In overweight and obese people, smoking marijuana may actually compete with the desire to overeat, according to a 2005 study of morbidly obese women.
  • There’s some evidence that even though marijuana smokers eat more calories than non-smokers—specifically “fewer fruits, but sodium, pork, cheese, and salty snacks”—they statistically have a slightly lower BMI than non-smokers, according to results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey published in 2001.
  • While marijuana is a medically viable way to stimulate appetite and weight gain for certain people—chemotherapy patients, say—it doesn’t seem to stimulate weight gain in normal-sized people. (“Maybe marijuana is a metabolic regulatory substance that increases body weight in low-weight individuals but not in normal-weight or overweight individuals,” wrote the authors of the 2014 study published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience.)

And look, guys: Obviously we’re not suggesting you hit up a dealer and demolish an entire quad—or even a joint for that matter—by yourself because you think it’ll make you skinny. Again, the study only suggests there’s a correlation between people who smoke pot and lower BMIs/smaller waistlines over time, not that it burns calories for you. As far as we know, there’s no way to fake the fat off your body.

So no, pot’s probably not gonna expose your six-pack as quickly as a life of intense workouts, boiled chicken breasts, and protein shakes. But if smoking weed is associated with dropping pounds over time, then maybe we need to shed the stereotype of chubby stoners for good, too. The Dude abides.

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If you’re familiar with YouTube you already know what an incredible source of information and entertainment it can be.

If you’re not familiar yet, allow me to introduce you to some of the most valuable cannabis content on YouTube.

Below I assembled not only the best channels for cannabis learning and entertainment, but also the best music playlists on YouTube that were created to provide you the best high possible.

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What She Does:

  • Health & Medical Information Related To CBD & Cannabis

Why I like the Dr. Rachna Patel YouTube Channel:

Cannabis YouTuber Dr. Patel addresses a host of different topics as they relate to CBD and Cannabis. It’s great to be able to receive professional information for free and in video form. Talk about cutting down your medical expenses!

What He Does:

  • Growing Tips
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Why I like the Jorge Cervantes YouTube Channel:

If you don’t already know him, Jorge Cervantes is an OG and a legend in the cannabis industry. His whole career has been around cannabis, long before it was legal in many places.

Jorge’s channel is comprised of visiting huge grow operations, talking about all aspects of growing, as well as several mini-episodes.

What They Do:

  • Cooking Recipies
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Why I like the Cannabis Lifestyle TV YouTube Channel:

Cannabis Lifestyle TV is a valuable cannabis YouTube channel that creates unique videos ranging from THC infused Chex Mix to How to flush your cannabis plants.

The hosts Trey and Rob not only provide great information, but they add their personal growing experiences into the mix too.

What They Do:

  • Product Reviews
  • Cooking Recipies
  • Entertainment

Why I like the RuffHouse Studios YouTube Channel:

This channel is full of interesting recipes like ganja ghanoush, but the one thing that stands out about RuffHouse Studios is the various mini-episodes like “Rolling/ Smoking a 99.9% THC Crystalline Coated Wax Blunt.” This is a nice channel for entertainment.

What He Does:

  • Entertainment / Consumes Weed
  • Dispensary visits
  • Product Reviews

Why I like the CustomGrow420 YouTube Channel:

He’s the most mainstream cannabis YouTuber by far – with 1.7 million subscribers and counting. CustomGrow420’s videos are simple, but his personality makes them entertaining.

This is a good cannabis themed channel to watch if you’re bored and not trying to discover or learn anything in specific.

What He Does:

  • Cannabis Strain Reviews

Why I like the Canadian Cannabis YouTube Channel:

This cannabis YouTuber makes short and straightforward videos for every cannabis strain you can imagine. He highlights the bud in front of the camera in high definition, and then consumes it.

Great channel if you’re looking for a second opinion on a particular strain, or if you’d like to learn about a strain you don’t know much about without purchasing it.

What They Do:

  • Product Reviews
  • Cannabis Strain Reviews
  • Mini-Episodes

Why I like the Leafly YouTube Channel:

Leafly is a popular online cannabis magazine, so this channel has a lot of what you’d expect from a magazine – product reviews, strain reviews, and a few mini episodes about various subtopics in the cannabis industry.

Overall a good channel if you have some leisure time to do some viewing.

Best YouTube Music Playlists To Listen To While High:

Hip-Hop Playlists:

What’s in this playlist:

  • DJ Noize gets you high with Hip Hop’s Best Weed Songs. The ‘420 Smoker’s Mix’ includes 90s old school rap classics as well as some 2010s stoner hits.

Why I like this YouTube Playlist:

If you like hip hop and weed you’re guaranteed to love the lineup on this 420 themed playlist. Give a listen to some of the most well known artists rapping about weed:

Snoop Dogg, Method Man & Redman, Wiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill, Outkast, Kid Cudi, Styles P, Ludacris, Devin The Dude, Scarface, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and more.

Dubstep Playlist:

What’s in this playlist:

  • Dubstep songs to listen to while high

Why I like this YouTube Playlist:

If you’re into dubstep, there are some pretty dope remixes in this weed themed dubstep playlist. Give it a listen.

Classic Rock:

What’s in this playlist:

  • Music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s that’ll give you a great high.

Why I like this YouTube Playlist:

If you’re into music from this time period, this playlist features the greats. Allow Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Journey, The Doors, Bob Dylan, and more artists to provide you a great high.


What’s in this playlist:

  • Over 80 weed themed Reggae songs

Why I like this YouTube Playlist:

If you’re into Reggae, this weed themed playlist has the best reggae music to sample while high. Rasta!

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5 Vape Tricks You Can Do With Your Weed Vape Pen

Since the dawn of weed culture, smoke tricks have been synonymous with cannabis consumption. And, really, this symbiotic relationship makes a lot of sense. What’s cooler than watching exhaled smoke slowly take unique forms as your mind settles into a stoned state?

With the rising popularity of e-cigarette juice engineered to procure gigantic vape clouds, old-time smoke trick sessions have turned into an Olympic sport of sorts, broadcast across Instagram and Snapchat for the world to see. But weed pen users might feel left out of the fun, wondering whether this smoke trick sorcery can be replicated with the lesser amount of vapors produced by a weed vape pen .

It’s admittedly much harder to produce vape clouds with weed pens than more powerful vape mods or e-cigarettes. An e-juice mixture with high levels of vegetable glycerin (VG), one of the cutting agents commonly used in vape juice, allows vapers to generate massive amounts of vapor, according to The Dollar E-Juice Club . Some more advanced vape mods also allow users to adjust the airflow, which also has an impact on the size of clouds you can produce.

But don’t fret, fellow stoners, there are still a number of fun smoke tricks you can perform with your trusty weed vape pen. All you need is some patience, practice, and a powerful pull from your vape pen.

Ghost Inhale

Difficulty Level: Beginner

The ghost inhale is one of the easiest smoke tricks to learn, a perfect starting point for beginners looking to flaunt their newly acquired vapor skills. Imagine a vaporized version of Casper the Friendly Ghost peeking out to say hello before quickly being inhaled back into your lungs.

  1. Take a long draw from your vape pen or vaporizer.
  2. Let the vapor settle in your mouth.
  3. Push out all of the vapor in a ball shape.
  4. Quickly inhale the ball of vapor back into your mouth.

French Inhale

Difficulty Level: Beginner

The French Inhale might sound like the escargot of slick smoke tricks, but in actuality, it’s one of the easiest tricks in the book. You’ll have to take a hefty draw from your vape pen to match the effect created by vape mods or smoke, but should still be able to obtain a worthwhile result with your weed vape pen.

  1. Take a long draw from your vape pen and let the vapors settle in your mouth for a couple of seconds.
  2. Open your mouth and extend your lower jaw out, letting the vapor slowly pour out.
  3. As the vapor rises, inhale through your nostrils.

Smoke Bubble

Difficulty Level: Beginner (accessories required)

Remember how mesmerizing a floating bubble used to be when you were younger? Want to re-create that wondrous feeling in the dazed days of adult age? The smoke bubble trick might look like wizardry, but is actually extremely easy to do if you have a vape pen and a couple of common household supplies. Grab some dish soap, water, a bowl, and a drinking straw, it’s time to blow some bubbles.

  1. Mix water and dish soap in a bowl – the more soap, the bigger the bubble.
  2. Dip the end of the straw into the soap mixture.
  3. Take a deep draw from your vape pen.
  4. Put the non-soapy end of the straw to your lips, and exhale slowly to create a vapor-filled bubble.

Smoke Ring

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

The smoke ring, or blowing O’s, is The Beatles of smoke tricks, a classic that will continue to influence stoners for years to come. With a little rehearsal between you and your weed vape pen, you can replicate this iconic trick, too.

The concept behind blowing smoke rings isn’t difficult to comprehend, but it usually requires practice to truly master the art of flawless O’s. So long as you take a long enough drag and have some patience, you can still achieve this effect with a vape pen. Once you master this process, you should hopefully have O-shaped smoke rings marching one-by-one out of your mouth.

  1. Take a long drag from your vape pen.
  2. Make an “O” shape with your mouth.
  3. Instead of exhaling from your lungs, you need to string out a few percussive coughs from your throat, forcing vapors out in independent bursts instead of all at once.

The Bull

Difficulty Level: Expert

If you’ve mastered the other tricks on this list, you can take your vape skills to the next level with The Bull. This trick combines the smoke ring and French inhale to create the illusion of a bull ring hanging from your nose. Once you manage to get this one down, no one will dare step into the bullring to spar with the newly crowned vape-trick champion.

  1. Take a long draw from your vape pen and let the vapors settle in your mouth.
  2. Blow a medium-sized smoke ring.
  3. Place your nostrils above the floating smoke ring and slowly inhale the top of the ring through your nose.

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5 Vape Tricks You Can Do With Your Weed Vape Pen Since the dawn of weed culture, smoke tricks have been synonymous with cannabis consumption. And, really, this symbiotic relationship makes a lot


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  1. At the top of your Chrome window, near the web address, click the green lock labeled Secure.
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  1. Click Safari in the Menu Bar at the top of the screen, then Preferences.
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  4. MacOS may now prompt you to enable Location Services. If it does, follow its instructions to enable Location Services for Safari.
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House will vote on federal marijuana legalization for the first time, bill’s future in Senate uncertain

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WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House will vote on legalizing marijuana at the federal level for the first time in the chamber’s history later this month, a hurdle Democrats and advocates are celebrating as Congress grapples with a host of pressing issues before the November election.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the House would vote on the MORE Act during the week of Sept. 21. The measure, sponsored by Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge some marijuana-related criminal records, though it would still be up to states to pass their own regulations on the sale of marijuana.

“It’s about time,” Nadler told USA TODAY, calling it a “historic vote” marking the beginning of the end of the federal government’s “40-year, very misguided crusade” against marijuana.

Maritza Perez, director of the office of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance, a group advocating for the decriminalization of drugs, said her organization was “thrilled,” saying the bill would “begin to repair some of the harms caused by the war on drugs in communities of color and low-income communities.”

The House’s vote comes as views of marijuana have changed in Washington and increased numbers of Americans support the legalization of the drug, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. And while this bill is likely to fail in the Republican-majority Senate, advocates still saw the vote as a step forward.

“I don’t even know if two years ago, I would have said that an act like this would have passed,” said Adam Goers, the vice president of corporate affairs at Columbia Care, which operates marijuana dispensaries across the country.

According to a 2019 Gallup survey, 66% of Americans supported legalization, though support did differ by party. More than three-quarters of Democrats said they supported legalization, as opposed to about half of Republicans.

Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-Colo., told USA TODAY, “the country has moved” its views on marijuana.

With Congress’ action, “there’s a recognition of where the states are, and we’re not going to put the genie back in the bottle when it comes to cannabis,” he said, referring to the states who have already legalized marijuana in some form. “And we just need to move forward with these pieces of legislation and get the federal and state laws to align with each other.”

Marijuana is currently regulated by a patchwork of laws at the state and federal levels, and Goers said legalization at the federal level would add “normalization” for businesses and states by legalizing marijuana at the federal level.

Eleven states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and 33 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have legalized medical marijuana, but marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

Both President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump declined to enforce federal prohibitions on marijuana against states that legalized it for recreational or medicinal use. As president, Obama supported the decriminalization of marijuana, though not its full legalization.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has called for the decriminalization of marijuana and the expunging of convictions for marijuana use, though he expressed skepticism about the legalization of the drug during the Democratic presidential primary. Biden’s website says he supports the legalization of medical marijuana and would leave decisions on recreational use up to the states.

The continued difference in laws at the federal and state level, is complicated for dispensaries and other marijuana-related businesses.

Many banks are less willing to work with dispensaries and other marijuana companies because of the federal ban, according to a report from the nonpartisan National Conference on State Legislatures. The inaccessibility of banks means many marijuana-based businesses are cash-only and are more vulnerable to theft.

A blanket federal legalization of marijuana would help add clarity and allow more marijuana-based businesses to access capital and banking, Goers said.

Nadler said he was sure the bill would pass the House, telling USA TODAY the bill had “probably unanimous” Democratic support and “considerable Republican support” but was unsure of its fate in the Senate.

The bill has one Republican cosponsor, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, and 86 Democratic cosponsors.

For too long marijuana laws have been selectively enforced against people of color. I look forward to voting in support of the MORE Act which will expunge previous federal marijuana convictions and allow states to legalize marijuana.

Speaking on his “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz” podcast, Gaetz called the bill’s removal of marijuana from the federal controlled substance list “absolutely a step in the right direction.”

Gaetz criticized a provision in the bill that creates a 5% sales tax on the sale of marijuana to fund community programs benefiting people previously convicted of marijuana-related offenses. The Florida Republican dismissed it as a form of “reparations” but said he would still vote for the bill when it came to the House floor.

Nadler said the provision was about “making people whole from harms suffered directly as a result of the marijuana ban,” which he noted had disproportionately affected racial minorities.

An ACLU report analyzing marijuana-related arrests from 2010 to 2018 found that Black people were 3.64 times more likely than white people to be arrested for marijuana possession.

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., the Democratic vice presidential nominee, introduced the Senate’s version of the bill, though it has not made any progress beyond the Senate Committee on Finance and has no Republican cosponsors.

Republican Finance Committee spokesperson Michael Zona told USA TODAY there was “no plan” to move forward on the Senate bill.

Despite the bill’s odds in the Senate, advocates were still pleased. The Global Alliance for Cannabis Commerce called the planned vote the “greatest federal cannabis reform accomplishment in over 80 years.”

The vote on legalizing marijuana finds itself in the middle of a crowded legislative calendar and a bitterly divided Congress with only three weeks of session to pass crucial legislation before the Nov. 3 election. Congressional leaders and Trump’s White House appear no closer to a deal on more coronavirus relief than they were a month ago as millions struggle financially from the pandemic. Plus, the entire federal government shuts down if the two sides don’t pass a funding plan by the end of the month.

One House Republican expressed skepticism about the timing of the bill amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In the midst of an increase in opioid addiction deaths during the coronavirus pandemic, it seems strange that the focus of House majority leadership would be to fully legalize marijuana, a known gateway drug to opioid addiction,” Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., said in a statement. Harris criticized the bill for legalizing recreational marijuana and using “hard-earned taxpayer dollars to help subsidize the marijuana industry.”

A provision originally authored by Perlmutter allowing marijuana businesses to access banks was included in House Democrats’ $3.4 trillion COVID-19 relief package, but its inclusion was derided by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as part of “strange new special-interest carveouts for the marijuana industry” and is unlikely to be included in any final COVID-19 relief package.

"It's about time," Rep. Jerry Nadler told USA TODAY, calling it a "historic vote" although its future in the GOP-led Senate appears fraught.