EXCLUSIVE: G-Eazy Reveals His Dream Musical Collaboration With A Legendary Artist – Can You Guess Who?

In an exclusive interview around the launch of his cannabis and lifestyle brand, Floristry*, rapper G-Eazy opened up about his dream musical collaboration and the recent.
G's Dream Feat.
The multi-talented artist revealed that his ultimate collaboration would be with none other than the legendary John Lennon.
When asked why he chose Lennon, G-Eazy explained, “I just think from his approach to music, he was an explorer, to life and philosophy and culture in general, somebody with, you know, obviously a great imagination.”
He further elaborated that Lennon's lack of classical training, compared to fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, …Full story available on Benzinga.com

EXCLUSIVE: DJ Khaled Reveals His Dream Musical Collab Lineup, From Bob Marley To Rihanna

During an exclusive interview a few months ago, famed musician and producer DJ Khaled discussed his dream music collaborations and his affinity for the healing properties of cannabis, as he launched his own CBD-infused men's grooming line, BLESSWELL.
When asked about his ultimate collaboration, Khaled said: “I mean, my dream collaboration would be Bob Marley, Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Garnett Silk, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rihanna. Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson, all in one record.”
He then moved on to discuss cannabis.
DJ Khaled has long been familiar with cannabis and its benefits. “It goes back …Full story available on Benzinga.com

Cannabis, Civil Rights And Climate: How One Conservative Lawmaker Reaches Across Party Lines To Get Things Done

Rep. Nancy Mace, a staunch conservative with a very conservative voting record, recently shed light on the painstaking efforts that go into crafting and pushing bipartisan legislation across the finish line.
In an exclusive conversation about cannabis legalization, Mace emphasized the importance of reaching across the aisle and working together on various issues, including civil rights, animal rights and energy.
“People don't realize how hard some members of Congress work to try to get something across the finish line,” Mace said, highlighting the difficulty of building consensus and the long hours put into the job to be effective.
In a recent example of bipartisan cooperation, Mace teamed up with Democrat Congressman Ro Khanna on a bill to ban Russian oil and gas imports. This bill, presented in March of 2022, not …Full story available on Benzinga.com

What's The Safest Way To Smoke Weed?

This article was originally published on Grassdoor and appears here with permission.
There’s no definitive answer to what’s the safest way to smoke weed, but there are safer alternatives to consider. Canna enthusiasts and newbies can enjoy some green, from traditional methods such as smoking joints or blunts to more modern approaches like vaporizing and dabbing. But with so many options, finding the best way to smoke weed can be challenging. This article will dive into the different ways to smoke weed that are safer than other alternatives, including smokeless options. 
Top 4 Healthiest Ways To Consume Marijuana

When it comes to the safest and healthiest way to consume weed, there are a few options to consider.
Glass pipes and bongs with filters are standard smoking devices available in the cannabis market. These smoking tools can help reduce the harmful particles you inhale, making for a cleaner and healthier smoking sesh. And let’s not forget about joints and blunts! While they may not be as technologically advanced as bongs, smoking joints and blunts can also be healthier if you stick to shallow, short inhales and indulge in the act less frequently.
Every canna lover is different, and the healthiest way for you may not be the most beneficial way for someone else. So, what is the healthiest way to smoke weed? Find out what works best with the options we have narrowed down for you.
Vaporizing (Vaping)

Vaporizing involves heating cannabis to a temperature that releases its active ingredients in the form of vapor rather than smoke.

It is considered the safest way to smoke weed as it avoids combustion and reduces exposure to toxic substances such as tar and carbon monoxide.

Vaporizing works on precise temperature control, leading to a more flavorful experience. Looking for a device that efficiently modulates temperature to your needs? Then check out the Puffco vaporizer for a fuss-free smoking sesh. 

Glass Pipes or Bongs with Filters

Glass pipes or bongs with filters help remove harmful particles from the smoke, making it the smoothest and cleanest way to smoke weed.

Bongs, in particular, are preferred for their ability to cool and filter smoke through water.

Glass pipes and bongs are convenient, portable, and affordable.

Many cannabis consumers favor this smoking method for its ease …Full story available on Benzinga.com

Can Psychedelics Mushrooms Trigger Psychosis?

This article was originally published on Leafly and appears here with permission.
Understanding the basic differences and similarities between tripping on shrooms and experiencing psychosis as a mental health condition.

In the hours leading up to my first magic mushroom experience, I was overwhelmed with conflicting thoughts. On the one hand, I was exhilarated by friends’ tales of wandering the woods in a state of psychedelic wonder and oneness. But on the other hand, there was also a sense of trepidation. Urban legends of people who have hit the mushies hard and never been the same again played over in my mind and made me wonder whether I should rethink the trip I’d planned. (I went ahead with it, but ended up microdosing.)
For a long time, hearsay, anecdotes, and your friend’s cousin’s brother were the go-to sources for magic mushroom information. Nowadays, psilocybin is making its way into high-profile clinical drug trials, and scientists are investigating its therapeutic versatility in treating various  mental health conditions, like depression and PTSD. As a result, we have more access to a diversity of reliable data on this psychedelic compound and its effects. 
But for many of us, an unnerving question remains: Is there even the slightest chance that psilocybin can prompt psychosis?
Psilocybin, Psilocin, And Short-term Psychosis
When a person consumes magic mushrooms, the main compound in them—psilocybin—is quickly converted by the body into psilocin, its active form. Psilocin is responsible for the psychedelic effects of shrooms and plays a major role in the trip that unfolds. However, in the same way that cannabis is composed of thousands of compounds, magic mushrooms contain a host of active compounds that may also shape and contribute to the psychedelic experience.
Although magic mushroom journeys are unique for everyone, they often share typical features. Those who consume a standard or medium dose of magic mushrooms (about 1.75 grams) often find that the effects kick in after 30-60 minutes; peak effects occur around the 1- to 2-hour mark; and the trip lasts from four to six hours, with a lingering afterglow in the hours or days that follow. 
During the journey, users can experience mood swings and intense emotions, mystical experiences, a warped sense of time, ego dissolution (a loss of one’s sense of self), confused thoughts, hallucinations, and delusions. 
However, delusions, hallucinations, and disorganized or confused thinking or speaking are also hallmark characteristics of psychosis and schizophrenia. 
Psychosis is a term that describes when an individual has lost contact with reality and is experiencing difficulty understanding what is real and what isn’t. Psychosis can be a symptom of a mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (during depression and/or mania), but it can also be caused by sleep deprivation, an injury, a traumatic experience, certain prescription medications, or hallucinogenic substances—like psilocybin. 
In addition to hallucinations, delusions, and confused thinking, other symptoms of psychosis can include intense new ideas, strange feelings or no feelings at all, paranoid ideas, or difficulty concentrating. 
It’s important to understand that, in general, psychosis is considered a symptom, not a mental health condition (unlike schizophrenia). …Full story available on Benzinga.com

Growing Cannabis: Hydroponics vs Aeroponics

This article was originally published on 2Fast4Buds and appears here with permission.
Hydro and soil are two great ways to grow cannabis that work better in different setups, despite their differences, you can have great results in both of them. There are a lot of ways to grow high-quality cannabis. After a certain time of growing, you will find the one that suits you the best and allows you to achieve what you look for, based on your budget, experience, or availability. Aeroponics and hydroponics are methods that have been used for growing vegetables for a long time now, but just for a couple of years, they have been getting implemented in the cultivation of cannabis. These methods consist of growing soilless and exposing the roots directly to the nutrient solution, you can achieve quicker growth and better quality buds if done properly. Here is a quick and simple comparison of both of these techniques:
Aeroponics is a way of growing where the roots are held mid-air by a special net or pot. Rather than being surrounded in soil, the roots are surrounded by oxygen and CO2 and are misted directly with a nutrient solution that coats the whole roots every 3-5 minutes.
Aeroponics is a method of growing plants where no soil or any other medium is used.
This technique is done indoors as it protects the plants from external elements and allows the grower to have complete control over the environment.
Different from other techniques where plants have to “fight” for nutrients, in aeroponics the nutrient solution is delivered directly to the roots. This translates into bigger yields and faster growth.
The lack of medium means there will be a higher nutrient absorption. Because the nutrients are misted on the roots, there will also be less or zero waste of water and nutrients.
If you happen to have to move the plants, there will be almost no risk of damaging the roots. You can just lift the pot and transfer it to another reservoir. Because there is no medium, the plants won’t even feel it.
Aeroponics is a variation of hydroponics where the roots are held in mid-air and water is misted on them regularly.
Aeroponics is a system that is super sensitive and requires high maintenance. Because the roots are openly exposed, everything has to work at the correct time. If the power goes out for a couple of hours, they will not get hydrated and will die. The systems also need to be cleaned bi-weekly and be checked on 24/7.
Because an aeroponic system depends on quite a lot of equipment and uninterrupted electricity and water, the initial costs are high compared to other methods of growing. Although there are some things that you can o yourself at home, some you will need to buy. Don't cheap out on them, they will be responsible for your plant’s growth.
Hydroponics is what gave birth to aeroponics and can be used with other types of medium (like coco fiber, clay pebbles, or rock wool among others). By eliminating soil we reduce the chances of getting some pests that rely on soil in their life cycle.
Hydroponic technique consists of soaking the roots of the plant in a solution of water mixed with nutrients and providing lots of oxygen.
This method consists of submerging the roots in a nutrient solution. This way they can …Full story available on Benzinga.com

Do Cannabis Dispensaries Track How Much You Buy?

This article was originally published on Askgrowers and appears here with permission.
It's no secret that cannabis businesses have been looking into ways to get more information out of their customers in a way that's not just friendly and positive but also helpful. Some dispensaries are open about using your personal information, while others only share what they need to keep their business running smoothly. Let’s take a closer look at the topic and find out the answer to the question, “Why do dispensaries scan your license?”
Why Do Dispensaries Scan ID? 
Cannabis dispensaries need to scan your ID for several reasons. Firstly, they need to track sales, inventory, customer, and employee data. They also want to know what products you like and how much loyalty you have with the dispensary. If a customer buys a product regularly and doesn't want it anymore, it's in their best interest for them not to sell it again since they'll lose money on that transaction.
Companies track this information to learn what customers will regularly buy, as well as when certain products are popular – and when they're not popular. This will allow them to manage their inventory more effectively and ensure they don't run out of inventory unexpectedly because of unexpected high demand or low supply due to an unexpected lack of demand (or vice versa.)
How Does Scanning ID Works?
The ID scanner at your local dispensary will read the data on your driver’s license or other identification. It clearly displays your age, allowing the person scanning you to know if you’re 21 or not.
Once the ID scan is complete, the machine will show you three numbers: a six-digit code, an eight-digit code, and a four-digit code. The six-digit code is your age, the eight-digit code is your date of birth, and the four-digit code is your social security number. For example, let’s say you are 25 years old and were born on March 5th, 1996. Your six-digit code would be 25/03/1996, your eight-digit date of birth would be …Full story available on Benzinga.com

OK Against Straw Cannabis Business, Will PA State Liquor Stores Sell Weed? 2000+ CBD Products Move Forward In The UK

Georgia Cannabis Commission Will Be Evaluated By USDA
The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission was able to avoid being dissolved by a slim margin in a vote held on Thursday. It will now be evaluated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The regulatory body, tasked with overseeing the medical marijuana program in the state, adopted a framework for manufacturing and selling low-THC cannabis oil to patients.
OK Against Straw Owners
Oklahoma Senator Lonnie Paxton has reportedly introduced a bill to combat illegal straw owners of medical marijuana businesses by setting up business restrictions. The bill aims to address specific issues like straw ownership to enable quick action by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and prosecutors.
Syndicates Suspected Of Operating Illegal Cannabis Grows In Bay Area
Officials say …Full story available on Benzinga.com