Weed Grandma Shows Us How to 420 Braise It

Join our constant high in Bong Appetit, a new show about the wonders of weed-infused drinks and beverages. Throughout the series, we will be introduced to the many uses of marijuana—from curing the body to just smoking it for a good time.

In our first episode, host Matt Zimbric heads to a secret Californian medical marijuana garden run by Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks classic Italian with a twist. Using buds grown by her own daughter, Nonna teaches Matt a foolproof method for infusing cannabis into butter, then guides him through preparing Chicken “Pot-cciatore” and gnocchi in ganja butter. Along the way, she explains how and why she recommends medical marijuana to those in need—without ever getting high on her own supply. Matt, on the other hand, may regret going back for seconds.

$35 million “weedery” in Denver

A company behind two dispensaries and three grow sites in Colorado is moving forward with plans to build a $35 million “weedery” in Denver that will feature large-scale cultivation facilities, a performance space, bar, gift shop and retail cannabis store.

American Cannabis Partners (ACP) hopes to create something similar to a winery or a brewery in the marijuana industry, even though visitors won’t be able to consume marijuana on-site because of state laws, company founder Christian Hageseth told the New York Times.

Hageseth also said the new development – called the Colorado Cannabis Ranch & Amphitheater – will help demystify cannabis cultivation by allowing visitors to tour the company’s greenhouse grows and purchase cannabis as well.

ACP operates Green Man Cannabis, which has five medical marijuana business licenses in Colorado.

The company plans to raise $100 million to develop additional facilities in other states including Nevada, Massachusetts, California and Washington State, the Times reported.

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Getting a Job in the Cannabis Industry

viridianlogoWant a job in cannabis?  David Murét of Viridian Staffing joins show host Shango Los to discuss where the jobs are in this exploding market and how you can get one. Viridian Staffing is a recruiting agency in Washington that connects employers with job-seekers in the legal cannabis industry. Companies in Washington have hired Viridian to find and place candidates in job roles ranging from entry-level to executive, in every sector and niche of the marijuana market.

In this show, David and Shango discuss what types of jobs these companies are hiring for, how cannabis jobs compare to jobs in more established industries, how cannabis growers in prohibition states can apply to job openings in legal states, and what steps an average person can take to find employment with a cannabis company.

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New venture called Headset…interest to cannabis business owners

Cy Scott, Scott Vickers and Brian Wansolich started Leafly about five years ago, when cannabis was not a topic discussed at cocktail parties, getting money from investors was an exercise in futility and recreational marijuana was something you bought from the dealer down the street.

The founders in 2011 sold the company to Privateer Holdings but stayed on to help establish it as a household name in the cannabis space. Now, however, they’re looking in other directions.

The trio left the company in June to launch a venture called Headset, which will provide market research and analysis as well as track inventory, sales, manufacturing and other data points of interest to cannabis business owners, similar to what Nielsen does for other industries.

“We’re entrepreneurs,” Scott said. “We’re startup guys. It’s in our DNA to tackle new problems.”

Their story isn’t unlike hundreds in other industries: start a business, run it until you feel you’ve taken it as far as you can, then sell it or move on to start another. It’s a trend that will become more commonplace in the cannabis industry as small companies that were started by individuals or groups with entrepreneurial spirits increase in value.

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What happens when weed is legal and you are in jail for past offense?

Once a state legalize marijuana what happens to the folks that are in jail for cannabis charges?

The Morning Show: The Cannabusiness Report

Denver, CO–With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado residents proved themselves to be forward thinking, but while residents of the state were busy enjoying their newfound freedoms, little has been done for those serving time on marijuana related charges…until now. Gov. John W. Hickenlooper (D) has proposed a bill that would have a major impact on the criminal justice system. Under the new bill, convicts currently serving time on marijuana related charges will be released and the crime expunged from their records. Source

In total, between 2001 and 2010 (the last year for which there’s good data available), more than 7 million Americans were arrested on marijuana charges. While more recent data is limited, the few studies that have been released suggest the tide could be turning: Nationwide marijuana arrests reportedly dropped in 2011 and were relatively flat in 2012. Still, even with these declines, total marijuana busts remain at historically high levels—even as more and more states were legalizing medical marijuana. Source

Vape Pen and Charger – (how to use)

I have always rolled joints to smoke my cannabis, but I think I want to try the vape pen to see what it is all about. I think the video below by double delicious is a good one to demonstrate how to use the vape pen and charger. Vaporization involves a process of heating the herbs, plant or oil at a certain temperature by removing all of the dangerous components behind, and protecting the material from direct burning.

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Pen Vaporizer Breakdown:

Almost every single pen vaporizer consists of three main parts:

The atomizer
The battery
And the mouthpiece

The battery is the long part that’s at the end. Some batteries light up in different places or colors, but what really matters is the size, which is explained in milliamp hours (mAh). The atomizer is what heats your concentrates. The two main types of atomizers are ones that use wicks and ones that are wickless. The mouthpiece is self explanatory, but most prefer metal mouthpieces to plastic. Source