Ah Ah Ah…Don’t You Post That!

“Will I get arrested for posting pictures and videos of me smoking weed?”

Possibly!

I hope everyone had a great 420 weekend. But I also hope any memories you may have from your 420 adventures don’t end up getting any of you in trouble.

Don’t panic! But don’t sleep, either. Posts with any consumption, growing, selling, or simply displaying of cannabis can POSSIBLY get you in trouble.

Different states have different laws for posting illegal activity online. But ALL social media platforms have their own legal disclosure, which if broken, can be a valid charge against you. Take Instagram for instance (my page is still deleted lol). They claim to prohibit the posting of unlawful activity, while being the best place to go to see endless footage of people getting high.

People even sell weed online. Aside from possibly getting robbed, murdered, or arrested, you could lose your job! ANYTHING you put online is now property of the internet, remember that!

There are even police departments who set up fake accounts to spy on pro-cannabis pages. Matter of fact, tech logistics is making it possible to track cannabis users’ activity and even what they MAY do in the future. Check what I found on Herb.co:

Police departments are also using predictive analytical policing software.This allows them to select local neighborhoods to patrol, based on social networking posts. If people are emotionally upset, for instance, or advertising weed and posting it on social media, the software program labels the neighborhood “high risk,” telling cops to focus on the area.

One police officer said he “was looking for a suspect related to drug charges for over a month. When I looked him up on Facebook and requested him as a friend from a fictitious profile, he accepted” and “he kept ‘checkin in’ everywhere he went, so I was able to track him down very easily,” reports Business Insider.

BRUH!

Hey, no worries, there are absolutely legal ways to show off your cannalove. There are even ways of making money! But like any business, it takes work, research, and knowledge of the legalities. Check this article from The Guardian about WeedTubers, or people making money from YouTube videos about getting high.

If there’s anyone who loves a great social media page that celebrates the high life, it’s me. But if there’s anyone who knows first hand about getting arrested for it, it’s also me lol. And if there’s any comfort, know that cannabusinesses and advertisers are working hard to get more clearance and flexibility on both their posting AND the fates of people who show interest. This Adweek article gives more info on that, too.

Ok, don’t be scurred lol. But be cautious. If you aren’t a patient or don’t have a cannabusiness, don’t let what you post get you in trouble or blocked from opportunities. I love my blogees, and your protection comes first!

 

Don’t Blush, It’s Time For Some Weed Porn.

High and Happy 420 Eve!

What’s a cannabis celebration without some sexy sativas, hot hybrids, and intoxicating indicas to light up your page! Plus some extras, of course!

If you Google “weed porn,” you’ll definitely get an array of image results. In the adult entertainment industry, weed consumption is incorporated with, ahem, scenes or poses. 

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In the cannabis industry, pictures with close up views of flower, rolled cigars dipped in wax, or even celebrities getting stoned. My favorite type of weed open is terpene close-ups…I’m getting hot already!

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Keep scrolling…

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It gets better…

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#WCW-Robin Ann Morris (Audio)

High and Happy Women in Cannabis Wednesday 420 Edition!!!

Unemployment sucks. ESPECIALLY when you’ve decided to enter an industry you’re passionate about. But it’s absolutely possible, even if you aren’t in a legal state! And I met a phenomenal woman who is going to give you insight on just that.

Blogees, meet Robin Ann Morris, founder and CEO of MaryJane Agency! Yup, a cannabis industry staffing agency! How cool is that?

We had a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it too. Unfortunately the sound on my end is a bit distorted, but fortunately Robin comes in crystal clear. My mic hates my voice, I get it lol!

Born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, Robin originally founded the MaryJane Agency in Denver, Colorado in 2015 after becoming a medical marijuana patient and moving there in 2009. She also created and currently owns several cannabis related websites, all of which has enabled her to gain vast knowledge of the ever changing cannabis industry.

Once Ohio became legalized, Robin decided to relocate back to her home town with a vision to bring jobs to her community. In 2015, her and business partner Michelle Blank now operates MaryJane Agency, a staffing and training agency! She truly wants to make a difference and has already earned high marks with Ohio candidates for her desire to help them succeed in this exciting new market.

Thinking outside the box while incorporating your current skills is the key to entering the industry. Take it from me; I started out volunteering and stalking people at free cannabis events lol, and it was well worth it. The experience alone will take you to new places, trust me!

For more information, visit http://maryjaneagency.us/, or search MaryJaneAgency on all social media, ESPECIALLY LinkedIn!

Robin, you are putting people to work! And without a cannabis industry, where would 420 be? Thank you for being this week’s special 420 Women in Cannabis Wednesday feature!

 

 

Are You Ready For 420?

This has been a whirlwind of a week! Being a canna blogger and volunteer is one thing, but an employee? Work honey!

(That’s right, don’t let a bad Netflix series make you think that dispensary life is sitting around getting stoned and complaining about the government. We still do that latter, but it’s all business baby)

This year, 420 falls on a Friday, because the cannagods  are shining down on us lol. So everyday until the big day, I hope we all take one measure towards becoming more educated on cannabis, advocating, or becoming a medical cannabis patient

So, how did 420 start? According to EazySmoke.com,

“In the early 1970’s, the term 420 originated at San Rafael High School, among a group of about a dozen pot smoking students who called themselves the Waldos. The term was shorthand for the time of day the group would meet, at the campus statue of Louis Pasteur, to smoke marijuana.”

I’ve found some great sites, podcasts, and  to help you get ready for the big day.

  • NORML-I can’t stress enough how crucial it is to support your local chapter of NORML. So I won’t, I’ll just tell you to join ASAP!  www.norml.org
  • Find a MMJ doctor, I highly suggest contacting your local dispensary or cannabis consultation center.
  • Have conversations…religious, political, medical, or ethical. Just keep talking.
  • Keep reading my blog, because I love you!
  • Check out Cash Color Cannabis, an awesome podcast that is my new addiction. Mehka K. is the host with some dope guests. Trust. Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/cashcolorcannabis and search CashColorCannabis on YouTube! Check one of his interviews below:

  • PLAN a trip to a recreational cannabis-legal state. Not telling you to get there by Friday lol (But if you can, holla at me). But make your next vacation a place where you explore purchasing and consuming cannabis products legally.
  • SUPPORT minority cannabis businesses as much as possible!
  • Speak up!! Visit the portal of the Marijuana Policy Project and enter your zip code to find your legislators!  www.mpp.org/takeaction/contact-legislators/
  • Visit Leafly and install the app! Strain and dispensary info, plus great articles!
  • Head to the Wild Hare for some reggae sounds and dancing! Click HERE
  • Learn a new terpene!
  • Minorities for Medical Cannabis is a Florida based organization that supports the racial inclusion in cannabis. I just found out about them, and you should too: Minorities For Medical Marijuana

Last but certainly not least, join me and the members of Chicago NORML for our membership drive and 420 celebration THIS FRIDAY!!! For tickets and info, click HERE!

Got some 420 plans? Comment below, I’m nosey!!

 

Happy #420 Week!

Blogees! You already know I’m supa dupa geeked.

This is going to be our first 420 together! And best believe I’m bringing flowers. Cannabis flower, of course!

Since 420 is officially in the future, let’s start with the past. How cannabis got to this point of needing decriminalization, new policies, etc. Harry muthafuckin Anslinger.

I’ve mentioned him before. The sly fox who couldn’t stretch alcohol prohibition so he switched the focus on over to cannabis. Well, I won’t recap his mess, but I do want you all to meet Mr. Samuel R. Caldwell, the first person convicted of selling cannabis.

In 1937 (ON the day the Marijuana Tax Stamp Act was enacted) he was arrested for selling 2 joints. TWO JOINTS. His sentence? FOUR YEARS HARD LABOR and $1000 fine. One year after serving the full sentence, he passed. What a way to go.

And of course, the person buying had to pay the price too, right? Meet Moses Baca, 26 years old, the first person to get arrested for possessing cannabis under the act, served 18 months.

 

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I know what you’re thinking, what’s with the history lesson? This is the week of the stoner, where’s the weed porn?

Well blogees, you know I love all that, but education comes first. It’s crucial we all understand the path cannabis law has taken so that we can PREVENT that type of legislating from now on.

So, of course I’m going to bring the goods. I’ve got a great #WCW, some new apps, even a few new strains.

AAAAND for my Chicago readers (because that’s where I be lol) got some great events for this Friday.

IF you or someone you know is interested in becoming a medical cannabis patient in Illinois, comment below. I’d love to help! And for the rest of my lovely loyals, make sure to head to NORML.org where you can get all the info for YOUR state regarding advocacy, latest cannabis news, and your local chapter!

“Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see.”Thomas Jefferson. Doesn’t it suck that he owned slaves?

 

 

 

Come Celebrate 4/20 With Chicago NORML!!

Trying to figure out the origins of 4/20 just makes me want to get high again. Maybe that’s the point lol. When I starting consuming cannabis, you could get four blunts out of a dub ($20) sack. So that’s what 4/20 means to me lol but I celebrate it with advocacy! This year, let Chicago NORML be a contribution to your holiday plans.

 

Chicago NORML’s First Fundraiser and Membership Drive

When: April 20, 2018 from 8:00pm to 1:00am

Where: Southside Chicago (Address revealed to ticket holders within next few weeks)

Cost: $25 (Discount for members, so join today)

Tickets and more info:  Chicago NORML 420 Event Tix

Why: Because NORML chapters everywhere work hard to change the perception and fate of legalized cannabis and protect people of color disproportionately targeted by the war on drugs.

 

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, become a member, get assistance with patient sign-up and have a great time. If you’re an MMJ patient, bring your card. Also, this event is BYOB. Alcohol nor cannabis will be sold at this event, so don’t come asking!

Find Chicago NORML on just about all social media platforms, or head to their website to find your local chapter to become a member or donate! The cause cannot pause!

I hope to see you there!!

 

#WCW-Chef Rae (Audio)

Peace and bud blogees!

It’s another beautiful day in the Clear As Smoke neighborhood, so I thought I’d personally welcome our new neighbor! Meet this week’s #WCW, Raenel Stelly, famously known as Chef Rae!

She’s from Northern Cali, but I met her in college at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She catered a delicious brunch in 2016, where I found out about her cannabis infused dinners. I love having friends in high places! Listen to her amazing journey and plans for the future in the clip below!

When it comes to farm-to-table, she grew up with it. Her family had a garden and a grapefruit tree, plus her grandmother regularly cooked meals with her. After high school, she worked with Bay Area Garden Corps and assisted in garden cultivation and engaging with students about healthy eating and farming.

Community and volunteering takes up a lot of space on Rae’s resume. She’s been involved with Chefs Move to Schools, Meals to Heal, Atlanta’s Africa’s Children Fund Charity, Metro Nashville Health Department and TennderCare partnership, and the James Beard Blended Burger Project. She’s also volunteered as assistant for Chef Mike Lata, Chef Graham Elliott from the television show Masterchef, and Chef Aaron Sanchez at the Nashville Music City Eats Festival.

At TASTE, a benefit for the Nashville LGBT Chamber Foundation, Rae (the only personal/private chef present) was awarded best appetizer in 2015 for her eggplant tostada (yum!) The following year, she debuted Rae’s Cuisine, A Personal Chef Service at the Nashville Food and Wine Festival. She has auditioned for MasterChef, TopChef, and Beat Bobby Flay, meanwhile developing cooking lessons, meal plans, cooking demonstrations, parties and events.

With an amazing fitness journey, she lost over 135 pounds and created healthy recipes to incorporate in her classes. Her talents were highlighted on the Nashville Scene city lifestyle website and has also been hired for events in Atlanta and Florida.

She currently resides in the greater Nashville area with her wife and stepdaughter. Keep your eyes peeled for Chef Rae! With her innovative cooking skills and passion for cannabis, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her and her seasoning very soon!

Thank you to my sista Chef Rae! This puff’s for you!!

https://www.chefraecooks.com/

All social media: @ChefRaeCooks

Clear As Smoke post on making cannabis butter and oil

Cannabis and Traffic Fatalities-The Propoganda

Good morning blogees!

Last week in Tempe, AZ, a driverless Uber car fatally struck a pedestrian during a test run. Tragedies like this can be linked directly to an issue without debate: Driverless cars are not yet safe. What is up for debate is whether or not they ever will be, and if the risk of future accidents are even worth testing. 

I’m seeing a similarity with recent reports of cannabis being the cause for an increase in auto accidents in recreational states. In August of last year, the Denver Post printed the article, “Exclusive: Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?” My doubt was stark, as studies have already shown that there has not been any independent link between recreational use and auto deaths. 

Has the number of Colorado drivers in fatal accidents tested positive for cannabis risen in past 5 years? Yes. But the number of people getting tested overall has increased simply because it’s a legal state, also. In order to get this data, cannabis testing must be integrated in regular arrest and/or auto accident investigation processes, and it wasn’t (as heavily) before.

Uber has since halted the street testing of driverless cars. Companies have pulled funding for research. Some states have already banned the cars. Will we ever know the functionality of something thought to make our lives easier? Who knows. 

But with both experimental cases, the difference is people.  Behind the wheel of a driverless car is a computer. Behind the wheel of a car with a person being drug test is a person who made a decision. A person who may have more cannabis in their system than they can handle. That person may also not be high at all, but tests positive because they consumed within the past few weeks to few months. States with medicinal cannabis show little difference in motor vehicle fatalities than states eith recreational cannabis. 

Get my drift?

Articles like these can be defined as anti-cannabis propaganda, so it’s important to continue doing your own research. With so many people either against or uneducated about legalization, exposing the other side of their perspective is crucial.

One of my favorite resources is the NORML website. Make sure to locate your local chapter to learn about and support the push to legalize and decriminalize cannabis.

Aaaaand in a few hours make sure to check out this week’s #WCW, Chef Rae!

Denver Post Article

NORML article about traffic fatalities 

NORML.org

What’s Up, Doc?

Hay Hay Blogees!

You’re half-naked, bare bottomed on a long strip of paper covering a cold cushioned table. Some cold, metal object is poking and prying your unmentionable sections when you’re asked, “Do you, or have you ever, taken recreational drugs?”

My answer is always, “Of course not, but I do smoke and consume cannabis for medicinal and recreational purposes.” Won’t catch ME calling cannabis a drug. Tuh!

Now if you aren’t ready to be so blatant with your doc, understood. But remember that’s probably the one person you need to be very honest with in regards to your body, and what you’re doing to it. Keeping information from your doctor is like cleaning up before hiring a maid. What’s the point? (Don’t tell my mom that, please.)

In Illinois and many states, you have to have a certain condition to qualify for a medical cannabis card. The catch is, cannabis hasn’t been proven to heal these conditions, but rather than their symptoms.  When you are open with your doc regarding WHY you choose to use cannabis, it’s easy for them to see why you would qualify, regardless of your actual condition.

“So, I’m supposed to have one of the qualifying conditions to get a card, but if I beg my doc they’ll lie for me?”

UH…nah. Well heck I don’t know. It’s always at the discretion of the physician or therapist. A doctor is only going to be able to REFER you as someone suffering the symptoms and could benefit from using cannabis.

“SO, what if my doc still doesn’t approve?”

Hashtag new doctor. Getchuwon lol. Don’t replace your current physician! Head over to a cannabis physician agency that will help you apply, get fingerprinted, and obtain your card. And you’ll be referred by a real doctor too. Just be careful (you know you saw that coming). It costs, and some companies aren’t as legit as others.

Becoming a patient includes choosing your designated dispensary. I would suggest finding one 1st, and asking them for a physician referral. The good folks there will be more than happy to help.

Alright now, I need you to take 3 deep breaths, then cough. Hmm…

I’m prescribing you a daily dose of Clear As Smoke and suggesting you comment on your medical card journey! 

“There’s more to life than just cannabis. Therefore, I choose to have no life.”
  –Me
Tomorrow: #WCW-Women in Cannabis Wednesday!

 

 

#Friedday Fav-Silicone Bongs

You made it to Friday! It’s like a weekly goal you get to keep meeting lol.

Silicone…great for everything from kitchenware to breast implants, and bongs too!

If you’re like me, you’ve wept over broken bongs. Glad bongs and pipes are beautifully made, and easy to break. I’m still sad over a gorgeous bird shaped one that met its maker when I was sweeping. Moral of the story is house cleaning puts your pretty bongs at risk. Unless you have a silicone one!

Easy to clean, easy to carry, lightweight, and the variety of available sizes and styles are endless! Plus, most have removable bowls and wax containers (which is important because that part holds the cannabis residue. Especially with wax) for your legal convenience. Speaking of wax, silicone cups are the best way to tote your wax and concentrates. If you’re on that level, of course!

And if there’s any reason to get one  (Amazon or any smoke shop), remember your clumsy stoner buddy. Trust me, it’s the best of friends who will accidentally break your favorite glass piece. Not on purpose lol but I swear that’s how it always happens.

Save your friendship with silocone!!

Toke up lovely blogees, it’s Friedday!