Category: Culture

Everything You Need To Know About Bongs

Call them what you will: bongs, straight shooters, bubblers, hookahs, calabash, corn-cob, hubble-bubble, whatever. A bong is a brilliant bit of kit and has been in use, in one form or another, for hundreds (possibly thousands) of years. The name comes from baung, the Thai word for “cylindrical wooden tube”. That is a fair description, though these days there are many types of bongs and waterpipes available in various materials such as plastic, glass, ceramic, bamboo and even paper bongs are available to buy or to make. What is a Bong?  Usually used for consuming the cannabis herb, a...

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Almost 35,000 Marijuana Consumers Registered in Uruguay

A new report on Uruguay’s legal recreational cannabis efforts reveals several interesting data points and trends. To start, since the recreational market officially kicked off last year, almost 35,000 people have registered with the government to buy cannabis legally from pharmacies and marijuana clubs, as well as grow cannabis at home. Most are buying their cannabis from the pharmacies for now (about 23,000), but I suspect that more will be growing as time goes on. More pharmacies are expected to come online in the near future as well, which should increase the number of people registered overall. Another interesting...

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Doctor Says Cannabis Saved Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Life

In the past, we’ve reported on how cannabis has the ability to heal people of all ages and backgrounds – and maybe even save lives. Joining the ranks of those healed, or possibly even having their lives saved, by cannabis medicine is filmmaker Kevin Smith. Smith, 47, recently suffered a massive, life-threatening heart attack on February 25, which caused him to have to cancel the second of two stand-up shows he was scheduled to perform in Glendale, California. After experiencing difficulty breathing, Smith was rushed to the hospital. He had a 100 percent blockage of an artery and needed...

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Central Valley Cannabis Cup Approved for On-Site Sale and Consumption of Cannabis

Since some states have begun legalizing and regulating the possession, consumption and sale of cannabis, there have been more and more events popping up where cannabis is the theme – but few of them have allowed on-site consumption or sale of cannabis. One of the most well-known events of this kind is the High Times Cannabis Cup – which historically started in Amsterdam and now has had events in various states in the U.S. for both medicinal and recreational cannabis consumers, growers and producers. While the preparation for the High Times 4/20 SoCal event in San Bernardino didn’t go...

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Arizer ArGo – Designed to Stun the Vaping Community

After having a great year in 2017, Canadian company Arizer shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon as they kickstart 2018 with the release of their newest portable vaporizer – the Arizer ArGo. As the latest creation from Arizer is all set to break the mold of tradition in vaporizers with its design and features, the ArGo also offers the competitive market a level of innovation and creativity that is hard to overlook. On the front of the vaporizer are 3 control buttons which provide access to the world of vaping, and the OLED display provides information about...

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Five Maine Men Charged with Lying to Firearms Dealers About Marijuana Use

The issue of medical marijuana patients and their gun rights has come up quite a few times here at The Marijuana Times. The seeming disconnect between ailing citizens of the United States having to choose between using a safer alternative to deadly and addictive prescription drugs to treat their ailments and their Second Amendment rights under the Constitution strikes many as unnecessary and against everything this republic supposedly stands for. Now comes news that between February 22, 2015 and March 10, 2017, five men allegedly bought firearms from gun dealers in Maine after giving false information as to whether...

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