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The Unofficial Portland Munchies Tour

Have the munchies in Portland? It happens. Feed the beast within at each location on our Unofficial Portland Munchies Tour.

North Americans Spend as Much on Marijuana as They Do on Wine

Cannabis is giving Cabernet a run for its money in the United States and Canada. A new report from Arcview Marijuana Research shows the numbers are neck and neck when it comes to sales of both legal and illegal marijuana versus retail wine sales. Many factors seem to be behind the shift, the least of which, strangely enough, are all the new legal cannabis laws across the United States.

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And the Oscar Goes to These Cannabis and Best Picture Pairings

From “Arrival” to “Moonlight,” here’s our list of the Best Supporting Cannabis Strains for each Best Picture hopeful.

Modern Dispensaries Adopt the Apple Store Aesthetic

 It’s a new upscale revolution that aims to destigmatize the cannabis industry and market to a more contemporary demographic.  No, you won’t be able to check your email or buy an Apple Watch at your favorite dispensary any time soon. But with new medical and recreational laws — and a fresh clientele — long-standing stores are seeing the value of upgrading to a more modern aesthetic à la Starbucks, Whole Foods, and the Apple Store. It’s a new upscale revolution that aims to destigmatize the cannabis industry and market to a more contemporary demographic.

Smokin’ Hot Valentine’s Day Ideas for the Cannacouple

It’s almost February 14, lovers! This V-Day, celebrate your mutual love of cannabis with one or all of these smokin’ hot ideas.

Study Shows Non-Addictive Benefits of Cannabis for Pain Relief

New research from Oregon Health & Sciences University has found that drugs targeting the endocannabinoid system can act as analgesics, but with fewer side effects than opioids.We talk a lot about cannabinoids, but we don’t often mention endocannabinoids. These cell membrane receptors occur naturally in your body and mediate the psychoactive effects of cannabis, as well as appetite, memory, and more. New research from Oregon Health & Sciences University has found that drugs targeting the endocannabinoid system can act as analgesics, but with fewer side effects than opioids. Three cheers for science!

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Which Cannabis Strains Are Best for Anxiety?

Mental health is nothing to take lightly. Fortunately, nature has provided an arsenal. Anxiety, meet these cannabis strains.

11 Key Findings on Marijuana’s Health Effects

Most suggest that cannabis does far more good than bad.The top minds from the top universities around the country have really gone whole-hog this time. A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has dived deeper into cannabis research than anything in recent memory. Some of the findings are alarming (though not surprising), but most suggest that cannabis does far more good than bad. Perhaps the most striking conclusion? A lot more research still needs to be done.

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Beyond the Brownie: Savory Cannabis Recipes

These savory cannabis recipes mean the only Brownies you’re going to need are the ones you buy your Thin Mints and Samoas from.

A Million-Square-Foot Cannabis Business Park Is Coming to Massachusetts

Colorado company AmeriCann has announced plans to build the largest grow facility in the U.S. starting in March.If you’re shipping up to Boston this year, you might want to take a detour through Freetown, Massachusetts. Colorado company AmeriCann has announced plans to build the largest grow facility in the U.S. starting in March. At a projected one million square feet, the colossal cannabis business park (cannabusiness park?) will be 10 times the size of the country’s next-largest facility. Seems the only problem with having a complex that big is employees trying to remember where they pahked their cahs.

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