A true hophead beer?
The parallels between beer and cannabis have been told and retold (by us too) many times. When the two meet, it's always fascinating. In Canada (they're like one step ahead of the U.S., aren't they?), a company has filed a patent for the "world's first beers brewed from the cannabis plant." Sure, there have been beers and wines laced with cannabis but not the whole plant.
Legal spa in Denver
We just wrote a post on why we don't use marijuana or weed when writing about cannabis but we just can't get over the phrase, "weed yoga." Sure, you can always partake then go to a yoga class. However, an application in Denver has been submitted for a social consumption application in hopes of becoming the first "fully licensed, state-legal cannabis spa." Hopefully the city will be flexible with licensing.
Valentine's Day chocolates: Extra Love
If you're panic-buying a cheap heart-shaped box of chocolates on the 14th at the local drugstore, carry on. If you're thinking ahead, live in California, and your significant other is a cannabis aficionado? You might want to check out some of these sophisticated cannabis-infused chocolates. They had us with the packaging.
California ups equity
You no doubt heard that San Francisco announced it's wiping out or reducing sentencing for all cannabis-related crime convictions, misdemeanors, and felonies, dating back to 1975. This must-read piece looks at how "cities across California and other states are upping the racial equity quotient in various ways, in what looks like a race to the top for seeking true racially and economically inclusive outcomes."
NY Times strongest op-ed piece yet
It's titled, Marijuana Can Save Lives and they come out swinging with this nugget:
Marijuana isn't a gateway drug to opioid addiction; it's a safer alternative to pain medicines. Mr. Sessions's vow to crack down on marijuana will only make the opioid epidemic worse.
Here's a cool round-up of woman-owned and based cannabis companies. Of note: Stonedware Company, "design-centric smoking wares for the aesthetically inclined." Beautiful and discreet (and we like the name).