4 Albums That Hit The High Notes

Music is perhaps one of the most powerful art forms on the planet. Music helps us set a mood, cement a memory and inspire dreams. So, it is no surprise that the right music can transform a mild high into something truly mind-blowing.

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Music and marijuana have a unique symbiotic relationship that results in a mentally-stimulating and electric experience. While there are many different albums that a great to listen to while high there are a few that are considered the quintessential for any 4:20 playlist

Live/Dead - Grateful Dead

Released in November 1969 this was the first official album by the Grateful Dead. Comprised from a series of concerts in early 1969 this album was touted as “the finest rock improvisation ever recorded” Featuring their signature song Dark Star, this live album makes you feel like you were there.

Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd

The 8th album released by the English rock band in March of 1973 is perhaps the quintessential stoner album,as pop culture has pretty much canonized Pink Floyd as the canonical druggie band. Are you a newbie? Then this is the perfect album/song to start with. Just take a few deep hits and press play as the opening salvo fills the air.

36 Chambers: Enter the Wu-Tang-  Wu-Tang Clan

This album is jammed packed with pop-culture references, low-fi beats and a twisted lyrics that are this hip-hop group’s trademark. In fact, the band recommends listening to their debut album high as RZA has stated to multiple outlets “ You’ll definitely like our shit more when you’re high.”

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots- Flaming Lips

After two decades in the business, the Flaming Lips released an album that seemed like they were discovering the world for the first time.  A mix of spacy electronic excursions and bright orchestration, this album ponders the big-picture questions about paranoia, love and the universe. Between its inventive lyrics and whimsical score, this album is chock full of songs that transport the listener to a whole new world.

Of course, there are many more albums to add to your playlist, but these 4 are a great place to start.  Got your own playlist that you love. Share it on our Facebook.


5 Of The Most Potent Marijuana Moments In Pop Culture

In the 82 years since the debut of “Reefer Madness”, there is little doubt among the proponents of marijuana that we have come a long way. Despite the great effort made by the federal government, marijuana is now legal in some for in over half the country.

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While this new movement is the result of decades of hard work by proponents, pop culture has been doing it’s part to combat the negative government propaganda since 1936.  From Bob Dylan’s “ Rainy Day Woman #12 &#35 to “Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle”, pop culture has been normalizing the use of marijuana for nearly a century.  Today we pay tribute to some of the most iconic marijuana moments in pop culture.


“Up In Smoke”


This 1978 Cheech & Chong classic is perhaps one of the quintessential “Stoner” movies. Beloved by potheads of all ages, this comedy showcases the trademark hysterical antics that Cheech & Chong are known for.

Fun Fact: “Up In Smoke” was the first film to introduce moviegoers to the stoner lexicon that has been used 100’s of movies and TV shows


“Fast Times At Ridgemont High”


Featuring the future Oscar heavyweight Sean Penn, who set the standard for the stoned-out surfer stereotype, this 1982 movie is still a fan favorite.


Fun Fact:  Penn stayed in character during the movie’s entire shoot and would only answer to the name of his character “Spicoli” 

“Dazed And Confused”

Perhaps most famous for Matthew McConaughey's portrayal; of a a sleazy, yet weirdly likeable stoner, this early 90’s movie is still one of the most quotable movies of all time.



Fun Fact: Slater’s line “George toked weed, are you kiddin' me, man? He grew fields of that stuff, man.” was actually based on fact, well sort of.  According to The Journal of The American Revolution, Washington did grow hemp at Mount Vernon, but there is no substantial evidence to support the claim tha he smoked the plant.

“Half Baked”

Co-written by the comedian Dave Chappelle, this 1998 comedy starred both the hilarious comedian and former SNL star Jim Breuer. Littered with cameos (including Snoop Dogg, Tommy Chong , Bob Saget and Jon Stewart)  this movie just gets better the more stoned you are.




Fun Fact:  For many years there has been a lot of speculation around the appearance of Jerry Garcia in the movie. But alas, the Grateful Dead frontman did not make a cameo, his character was played by celebrity impersonator David Bluestein.


“Pineapple Express”


Touted as the first film to put the “bud” back in the “buddy comedy, this 2008 Judd Apatow produced tells the touching, yet hysterical story of a corporate cog and his carefree pot-dealer who inadvertently get involved in a murder.

Fun Fact:  Seth Rogen rolled every joint in the film himself. That takes dedication.

The State of Marijuana: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down on legal marijuana


Dispensary owners and cannabis growers may suddenly be sleeping more restlessly.

Though setting up a pot shop has always been an uncertain business, memos issued by the Department of Justice under President Obama gave people in the industry some assurance that if they were abiding by state laws, they were at small risk of federal prosecution. But on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded those memos, allowing federal prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws more aggressively and sending ripples of unease throughout the burgeoning industry.

“A lot of folks in the business and broader society didn’t realize how tenuous the Obama Administration’s safe space was,” says the California Growers Association’s Hezekiah Allen, who represents hundreds of cannabis farmers in a state where recreational pot went on sale for the first time just four days ago. As more states have legalized marijuana and more people have publicly set up marijuana businesses, Allen says, “there is much more exposure to risk than there ever has been.”

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Nearly 30 states have legalized medical marijuana. Eight states — which represent about a quarter of America’s population — have legalized recreational marijuana, allowing adults to consume it much like they consume alcohol. But cannabis remains a dangerous drug in the eyes of the federal government. Sessions himself has said the substance is “not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” And in announcing the changes, the Justice Department emphasized in a press release that there would be “a return to the rule of law.” Yet the disconnect between federal and state laws on the issue remains unchanged.

California is still getting its recreational market up and running, and Allen says that some cannabis growers are suddenly reconsidering their applications for state licenses — thinking that staying in the gray or black markets might be the safer course after all. Even if vigorous enforcement and raids never materialize, the Justice Department changes are likely going to slow investment in the so-called “green rush” and dissuade some people from setting up new marijuana businesses.

“Investments are less secure,” says Vitiello. “They were insecure anyway, but potential forfeiture of assets and criminal prosecutions all make legitimate business more difficult.” When cannabis producers exit the black market and do all the paperwork required to participate in legal state markets, he adds, “what they’re saying is ‘Here I am.'” And while federal drug enforcement agents might be in limited supply, it takes few resources to send chilling cease-and-desist letters, he says.

Recreational marijuana may be more at risk than medical marijuana. For the last several years, a federal budget provision has prevented the Justice Department from using funds to disrupt medical marijuana markets that have been legalized by states. As Congress inches toward passing a budget for 2018, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are pushing for that provision to be renewed. And some advocates for marijuana reform believe that rescinding the memos may actually make it easier for their side to win support. “It is a galvanizing moment,” says Grant Smith of the Drug Policy Alliance.

On a conference call Thursday afternoon, several members of the congressional Cannabis Caucus criticized the move by Sessions and argued that the changes only underscore the need for reform at the federal level that will clearly leave this issue up to states and local governments. The lawmakers said that people rely on medical marijuana to treat debilitating conditions, and that tens of thousands of individuals now rely on legal sales of cannabis to make a living. “We’re not going to allow the clock to be turned back,” said California Rep. Barbara Lee, noting that minorities have been disproportionately affected by the enforcement of drug laws.

Also on the call was Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, who has introduced a provision that would also prohibit Justice Department funds from being used to disrupt recreational markets. So far, the measure has found little traction in a Republican-controlled Congress.

Working against broad reform are advocacy groups that oppose legalization, like Smart Approaches to Marijuana. On Thursday, their leader Kevin Sabet applauded Justice Department’s decision, telling the New York Times that “It puts the industry on notice in these states who thought they had cover from the states and the feds.”

The law firm of Vicente Sederberg, which counsels clients who run marijuana businesses in Colorado, was fielding calls on Thursday from people wondering about what might come next. Mason Tvert, who has long advocated for the reform of marijuana laws and handles media relations for the firm, says they have been emphasizing that “it remains to be seen if there will actually be any changes in enforcement.” The changes are causing confusion, he says, but we don’t expect to see any full-blown rollback of the system.”

Lawmakers from states that have legalized the substance have suggested that a crackdown could prove unpopular, going against the decisions of voters in places from Oregon to Nevada. “With no prior notice to Congress, the Justice Department has trampled on the will of the voters in [Colorado] and other states,” Republican Sen. Cory Gardner said in a tweet condemning Sessions’ move. Support for legalization has been growing in recent years, reaching a record high of 64% in October, according to Gallup. Last year was the first time that a majority of Republicans — 51% — expressed approval.

The potential for profits may also prove to be a buffer, especially under an administration that is resoundingly pro-business. While Sessions has criticized legalization, as has Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly, the President has said previously that the issue should be left to the states. “Remember that the money is not red money or blue money,” Vitiello says of investments in the space. “It is green money.” States have also been seeing windfalls from tax revenue. According to one research firm, Colorado has raked in more than $500 million since starting legal sales in 2014.

If nothing else, Sessions has issued a strong reminder that marijuana remains controversial, even if the first sales of recreational marijuana in California were met with a rather blase attitude on New Year’s Day. Laws such as the Controlled Substances Act, the Attorney General said in his memo, “reflect Congress’ determination that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that marijuana activity is a serious crime.”

Smoke’n Up in the New Year: New Legislation and Rules for Cannabis in 2018


An increasing number of states are making access to medical marijuana legal. Some are even legalizing recreational marijuana. As we head into a new year, new legislation voted on in November is taking effect. Below is a brief summary of new marijuana laws in the United States:


California's Proposition 64 allows adults 21 and older to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their home. As far as sales go, recreational marijuana will be available for sale to adults beginning January 1, subject to 276 pages of regulations. These include marijuana businesses being at least 600 feet away from schools, operating hours no later than 10:00 p.m. and mandatory 24-hour video surveillance in all stores.


Look for recreational marijuana to be available for sale sometime in 2018, as soon as the state's Cannabis Control Commission has been formed and is able to set up the network and state control for selling marijuana. Possessing and growing marijuana for personal, recreational use is now legal.


Adults 21 years and older are permitted to possess up to 1 ounce of recreational marijuana in Maine and grow a "limited number" of plants. However, the framework for setting up the network and tax system for recreational marijuana sales in Maine won't be in place until February 2018 at the earliest.


While medical marijuana has been available in Nevada since 2016, the state is just gearing up to offer recreational marijuana for sale to adults 21 years and older. However, that doesn't mean you can light up a joint in public. The current law restricts marijuana use to private homes and yards. In addition, it's now legal to possess recreational marijuana. As for growing it, you are allowed to grow six plants per adult occupant of the home as long as you live at least 25 miles from a retail marijuana outlet. That rules out growing plants in Las Vegas and Reno.

In addition to these new laws, look for ballot issues about marijuana in 2018 in a number of states, including Ohio, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

5 Holiday Movies You Must Watch Stoned


Whether you feel sentimental about the approaching holidays or dread the added hassle, there is a movie out there featuring a kindred spirit. While known for their sugary sweet themes, many holiday movies are a buzz kill. If you're looking to kick back and relax with a holiday movie, consider these five holiday movies that won't ruin your high:

1. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Not particularly feeling the holiday spirit this year? They say misery loves company and there is no better company during the holiday season than Jim Carrey as The Grinch. While watching the classic animated Dr. Seuss rendition is a beloved tradition, the Jim Carrey version elevates the story with musical numbers, exciting graphics and impressive costumes. While suitable for the whole family, "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is much more enticing while stoned.


2. 8 Crazy Nights (2002)

With the success of his Hanukkah song, Adam Sandler expanded the sentiment by going animated in the movie "8 Crazy Nights." Despite the animation, this movie is actually catered toward adults. Facing dilemmas like legal troubles and alcoholism, the party animal character, voiced by Adam Sandler, must learn the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Dubbed as naughty and nice, the movie is just the right mix for whatever mood you find yourself in.


3. A Christmas Story (1983)

Reconnect with the spirit of your inner child with this classic Christmas tale. All little Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun, but with every adult expressing concerns over safety, Ralphie tries a number of antics to get the coveted gun. From a risque lamp to a Chinese Christmas dinner, "A Christmas Story" is even more enjoyable while stoned. With light-hearted humor, this movie is sure to make you laugh with little thought -- leaving you plenty of time to combat those munchies.


4. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2013)

Picking up six years after stoner pals Harold and Kumar's last adventure, "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas" is packed full of holiday spirit and plenty of weed too. Join the two as they reach new highs -- and lows -- after burning down Harold's father-in-laws prized Christmas tree.


5. Bad Santa (2003)

"Bad Santa" aims to eliminate sappy holiday sentiments and instead, keeps it real. When "Bad Santa" (Billy Bob Thorton) isn't ripping off malls while posing as a jolly mall Santa, he spends the holidays drinking, smoking and lounging on the couch. Despite his countless habits, however, he can't seem to escape the spirit of the season. With plenty of raunchy humor and outlandish scenarios, being stoned is certainly the only way to truly appreciate "Bad Santa."

Cannabis Cocktails for Christmas

Christmas is a fun time to experiment with new cannabis recipes. The following cocktail recipes all use cannabis-infused alcohol to provide an interesting twist. They’re just what you need to liven up a Christmas party. But first you will need to watch this video to learn how to make your very own Cannabis-Infused Vodka. Next try mixing it with one of these tasty holiday delights.

1. Canna Cane Cocktail

Mix two ounces of your cannabis vodka with one ounce of peppermint schnapps and top up with cranberry juice.

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Shake the mixture with ice and pour into a martini glass. Coat the rim of the glass with crushed candy canes, using sugar syrup to help them stick.

2. Cannabis Colada

Shake 1-2 ounces of cannabis vodka with half an ounce of coconut cream, an ounce of milk, one egg, some pineapple juice, a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg, and plenty of ice. Pour into a glass and top with coconut shavings and cinnamon. If you’re feeling tropical, garnish with a slice of fresh pineapple.

Feeling intimidated.  Have no fear, check out this handy how to video.

3. Cannaberry Cocktail

Cannaberry cocktails are perfect for those times when you want to enjoy something sweet and fruity.

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In a blender, combine cannabis vodka with fresh strawberries, pineapple, lemon-lime soda and ice. Blend for 30 seconds, pour and top with a mint leaf. Pink, fresh and tasty!

4. Bloody Mary With a Twist

If you need the hair of the dog the day after a heavy drinking session, there’s only one thing better than a Bloody Mary, and that’s a cannabis-infused Bloody Mary! Mix the classic ingredients in a cocktail shaker: tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish and pepper. Add 1-2 ounces of cannabis vodka, pour into a short glass, and add the traditional celery stick and olive for a cannabis lover’s twist on a classic cocktail.


5 Gifts to Give Your Cannabis Enthusiast This Holiday Season


It's official: The holiday season is upon us. With the arrival of the holidays, the spirit of giving is alive and well. While some recipients prove easy to shop for, with mom's annual bath soaps and your cousin's standard gift card, others can leave you truly at a loss. Fortunately, if any of these hard-to-shop-for individuals are cannabis enthusiasts, we've got you covered. Consider these five gift ideas:

1. Declare War on the Munchies

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like combating an attack of the munchies. While chips and chicken nuggets will inevitably get the job done, embrace the spirit of the holiday season by presenting your favorite cannabis enthusiast with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.


If you're feeling extra generous, purchase a package or two of chocolate cookie edibles from Apothekare dispensary, baked with savory chocolate and 200 mg of cannabis.

2. Present the Gift of Freedom

Vaporizers are rapidly growing in popularity among cannabis enthusiasts because of their discrete nature. There are a number of different makes and models that can accommodate dry herb, wax or extract oils. This makes a vaporizer an ideal gift for old-school enthusiasts, as well as the more innovative cannabis lover. If your giving a vape to a newbie, make sure they take a look at this handy video first.

3. Give Tools of the Trade

From pipes and grinders to stash boxes and wrappers, there is an endless array of much needed tools for cannabis users.


The greatest part of giving one of these items is that with such a wide variety of options, you never have to worry about giving your cannabis enthusiast a tool they already have. The plethora of styles and designs, along with many options for custom, personalized pieces, ensures that you give the ultimate gift.

4. Deliver Pain Relief and Relaxation

Cannabis gifts aren't limited to consumable forms of cannabis. Topical products for pain relief or relaxation are also quite popular. Whoopi and Maya Medical Cannabis Bath Soak offers long-lasting and effective pain relief, making it the gifts that keep on giving. Want to learn more. Check out this podcast, where Whoopi herself discusses the benefits of her new cannabis products.

5. Hand Over the Greatest Gift of All

Can't decide on the perfect gift? Stick with a tried and true approach: a good old-fashioned bag of your pal's favorite strain of cannabis.

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Whether a relaxing Indica, an energizing Sativa or anything in-between, we are proud to offer potent and high-quality strains of each form. As an added bonus, you can skip the gift wrap for this one, but you should still probably avoid gifting this one in front of grandma.




From seasoned stoners to newbies, everyone can use a little help enhancing their high once in awhile. With the marijuana industry growing at such a rapid rate, there's new tips and tricks being discovered each day to ensure you get the best high possible. Here are a few of ours.

Grind it

Our top tip for a better high is something it seems most novices and experienced stoners alike tend to forego. Grinding your weed not only ensures you aren't packing stems or seeds, but it also leads to a more even burn. However, the best part is the kief that gets caked up in the grinder as a result. Sprinkle a little kief on top of a bowl for a super concentrated THC experience.

Not sure where to start, check out this handy Grinder 101 video.

Up the THC

THC is a cannabinoid in weed that acts as the main psychoactive ingredient. If you've purchased medical marijuana that's used solely for pain purposes, the THC might be lower. Make sure you're smoking weed high in THC to get the most bang out of your bong.

Take a break

We've all been there. Our favorite strain of pot just doesn't quite give us the same euphoric high as before. It's okay. That's normal. Try taking a tolerance break to let your body, and lungs, recharge. Give yourself a few days to let your tolerance wane so that the next time you smoke, you'll feel like it's your first time again.

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If President Obama can do it, then so can you. Nothing brings on a better high than inhaling deeply to ensure you're getting the most out of the THC. Inhaling the smoke into your lungs will increase your high and possibly increase the number of cool smoke rings, clouds, animals and shapes you can blow out afterward.

  Mix it up    If your go-to method is your favorite Sativa strain smoked through a pipe every single day, then you're likely in need of a change. Switch it up and smoke out of a bong, make weed brownies, or try vaping. All of these alter the kind of high you experience, and sometimes mixing it up, especially the strain, can lead to a better high.    Looking for a little HI-nsperation? Check out this video.     

Mix it up

If your go-to method is your favorite Sativa strain smoked through a pipe every single day, then you're likely in need of a change. Switch it up and smoke out of a bong, make weed brownies, or try vaping. All of these alter the kind of high you experience, and sometimes mixing it up, especially the strain, can lead to a better high.

Looking for a little HI-nsperation? Check out this video. 


However you decide to enhance your high, remember that everyone's body reacts differently to medical marijuana, and if one tip doesn't work for you, it just means you should try some others. Happy blazing, folks. Here's to hoping your high keeps getting better and better.