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South by Southwest in Austin, TX

When: March 13-22
Where: Austin, TX

South by Southwest is one of the best festivals that covers raw talent and new talent. You watch bands are supposed to be the next Kings of Leon or the next Lana Del Rey. This is the festival that all future stars play at. There are also big names in attendance from time to time, but the main attraction of this festival is to uncover new bands and talent.

Austin, of course, as a city is known for its live music, great bar scene and all forms of art. The city of Austin has become in some ways, Texas’ heart of entertainment and culture. Definitely a great city to check out.

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Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Florida

When: March 27-29
Where: Miami, FL

This year’s lineup: Avicii, David Guetta, Skrillex, Kiesza, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Steve Aoki, Krewella, Die Antwoord, Gorgon City.

This is the best EDM festival in all of North America. Plus, Miami is an awesome place to visit during spring. Although, originally the festival was a two-week affair, it has now been condensed to one great weekend.

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Coachella in Indio, CA

When: April 10-12, April 17-19
Where: Indio, CA

This is one of the best festivals with some of the biggest names in the world music today and in history. A few years ago, Paul McCartney, The Cure performed on the same stage. These are just some of the acts that have performed in the past. Throughout the last few years, there has been more of an inclusion of hip-hop and EDM artitsts while still keeping strong with Rock music acts.

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Beale Street in Memphis, TN

When: May 1-3
Where: Memphis, TN

2015 Lineup Highlights: The Avett Brothers, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, The Flaming Lips, Lenny Kravitz, Paramore, Hozier, John Fogerty, Five Finger Death Punch, Wilco, Cage the Elephant and Ryan Adams.

Beale consistently produces some of the best rock festivals in the country. The variety of acts and the big names are some of the great attractions. Memphis, TN has been known to be on f the most iconic rock music cities.

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Concentrates are the ‘Scotch Whisky’ of cannabis materials. This is how experts have described wax marijuana concentrates. While other people have described “dabbing” as something that is the crack cocaine of marijuana, this is a completely bogus and absurd statement. Before the introduction of vaporizers, many people would use different methods that resembled a lot of what smoking crack looks like.

Of course, these stigmas are still around even today with the use of vaporizers. Many of the issues today have to do with the way that these concentrates are produced and the regulations behind them. These concentrates have to be done in a way that it meets high standards and not everyone has the tools or the machines to invest thousands of dollars to produce concentrates that are high quality.

The Cannabist panel explains everything you need to know about concentrates rather well in this segment:

Yeah, Canada! Our neighbor to the north. Those Canadians, they know what they’re doing. Perhaps Canada as a nation has surpassed the United States in terms of progressiveness and more advanced social policies. This is a good example: Canada’s supreme court has just decided to rule in favor of cannabis oil and edibles, nationwide!!! Yes, here in the States, our federal government doesn’t want to come near a legislation of this sort.

Canada now joins the illustrious group of countries who have to an extent decriminalized or legalized the use of marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes. This list includes the likes of Jamaica, Uruguay, the Netherlands, Chile and Colombia. States within the United States who have legalized marijuana to some degree include Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska and medicinal in 25 other states. Half of the states in the US have made cannabis legal to some extent. Hopefully, it’ll be legal soon in all 50 states.

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So what does this mean for Canadian medical marijuana patients? This means that, as an authorized patient, you have the right to possess cannabis in any form that suits your needs and you needn’t worry about trafficking or possession charges. While this is fantastic news for Canadian patients, Canadian Health Minister Rona Ambrose is quoted as being “outraged” by the Supreme Court’s decision. She also said she would fight against the “normalization” of cannabis, which is disappointing, to say the least.

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Puffit Vaporizer

This dual herbal and wax vaporizer is one of the most discreet and compact vaporizers in the market. The Puffit combines versatility and discreetness to bring you a decent vaping experience. More importantly the Puffit gives you a decent battery life as it is powered by a powerful 2200mah battery. The Puffit comes with a variety of useful and helpful accessories like a USB charger, a traditional wall charger, four different screens, a concentrates (wax) screen and a practical packing tool. Again, the Puffit is a vaporizer that will give you the type of discreetness and versatility that you rarely find in most compact vaporizers. The Puffit retails at around $99.99.

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Palm Vaporizer

This is a well-made vaporizer that is also highly compact and discreet. The Palm vaporizer is very similar to the Magic Flight Launch Box in that it uses the same type of battery system. This vaporizer is vaporizes your herb in a simple and efficient way. Additionally, the Palm is almost just as compact as the Magic Flight Launch Box for a fraction of the price. The Palm vaporizer reatails at around $89, while the MFLB retails at around $119.

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Magic Flight Launch Box

The Magic Flight Launch Box is one of the most popular vaporizers in the market today. The convenience, ease of use and performance make the MFLB a great vaporizer. Another reason why the MFLB is so popular is that it is crafted out of some high quality materials. Most MFLB owners that we’ve come across talk about how this vaporizer doesn’t really break like most portable vaporizers today. If you’re looking for a portable vaporizer that will last you a long time ,this is the vaporizer to go with. The MFLB retails at around $119.

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Indica Vaporizer

The Indica vaporizer looks and feels a lot like a high end Zippo lighter. This is probably a good thing since this design is made specifically for a much more discreet vaporization. If you’re out and about, you don’t have to worry as much about pulling out your vaporizer and vaping away your herb. This vaporizer also happens to be one of the smallest in the market. You can pretty much put it in your pocket and take it everywhere with you. Other great features that the Indica offers is 5 different heat settings, which allows you to have better control over your vaping experience. Additionally. the Indica allows you to pack up a fair amount of herb. This vaporizer retails at around $199.95.

The cannabis butter recipe is one of the easiest recipes to follow and make. To be quiet honest, we all want to make life easier on ourselves. That’s why the internet is a great place to search for easy edible marijuana recipes. Some of these recipes include brownies, cannabis butter, and other clever weed-infused dishes.

Recently, even coffee has been known to be infused with weed. It’s been dubbed the Vodka Redbull of the weed world as it gives you a high combined with a nice energy boost that caffeine gives you. We went online and looked at some of the best and easiest weed edible recipes to follow.

Some of the recipes are not only appealing because they’re easy to put together, but also because they’re tasty and clever. There are tons of recipes and tons of different ways to make the same thing. What you want to look out for is whether or not the ingredients are easy to attain and if you already have them in your kitchen.

Cannabis butter is great. Check it out:

How about some wings while watching the ball game?

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Or how about some chocolate fudge?

It’s one of those questions that many people ask themselves. Considering that most marijuana aficionados have throughout history have smoked and used up most of the THC in marijuana, this is a brand new scenario to consider for many vapers.

One of the easiest ways to make good use of vaporized marijuana is using it for edibles. That’s right. Marijuana that is brown and/or golden brown in color can be used towards edibles as it retains around 25% of its original THC content. This doesn’t seem like a lot, but 25% goes a long way.

When you’re re-using  your weed, you’re basically getting more bang for your buck. Not to mention the fact that by vaporizing it in the first place you’re already getting more out of your weed than you would with combustion.

Other ways to make use of your vaporized weed is to use to make hash oils. Although, we don’t recommend doing this unless you’re an expert at knowing exactly what ingredients to use and how to mix them using the right portions.

Again, if you’re going to try to make hash oil out of your golden brown weed ,we recommend going online and doing some research. Or talk to someone you know who has experience with oils. Otherwise, there are plenty of recipes for edible marijuana out there on the internet.

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As vaporizers continue to become more and more popular, the Palm is seeing new competition in the portable herbal market. There seems to be no shortage of discreet vaporizers popping up from manufacturers all across the country. While we love the Palm, there’s also some new kids on the block that we’ve had a chance to test out that we really like – one of those new units being the Chloris from Cloud Penz. It’s always great to have another tool in your arsenal, and the Chrlois may be the perfect companion to your Palm. Let’s take a look at what sets this vaporizer apart and makes it a must have.

Cloud Penz, who is largely known for their ellipse-style pen vaporizers, has recently taken a big step and produced its first true portable herbal vaporizer, the Chloris.

Featuring a LCD digital temperature control system which gives you the option to vape at any temperature between 350°- 430°F, there are few other units that offer the type of vapor control that this one does. Not only does the LCD display tell you the exact temperature the Chloris is running at, it also gives you a battery read out, so you’ll know precisely when it’s time to charge. As one of the smallest, most discreet portables on the market, Cloud Pen seems to have hit a home-run with this unit.

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I was given the chance to test out this vape earlier this week, and to be honest, I have very little negative to say about it. First, it heats up super-fast, reaching 390°F in just over 30 seconds. Second, it’s so simple to use. This is a great vaporizer for beginners, as it’s probably one of the most user-friendly units I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. Just load up your herbs, set your temperature, and start vaping – that’s it!

Because it’ small, the Chloris does getting pretty warm, so I highly recommend using the included mouth guards (three come with the unit). Other than that, I don’t really have anything bad to say about this vaporizer. This is a perfect vape for on-the-go use that will easily fit in your pocket, that also gives you advanced temperature control options.

It’s priced pretty competitively ($99.99) with other units in its class, such as the G-Pro, DigiToke, and Hylo Vaporizers. If you’re thinking about investing in a new portable herbal vaporizer, you can’t go wrong with the Chloris from Cloud Pen.

 

 

One of the premier summer music festivals in the US, FYF has announced its 2015 edition lineup. Starting on Saturday, August 22 at The two-day music festival will feature the likes of Frank Ocean, Morrissey, D’Angelo, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, Spiritualized, among many other great acts.

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The event is a great example of one of the few urban musical festivals of this sort. The event takes place every year in downtown Los Angeles at the LA Arena and Exposition Park. In previous editions, FYF Fest has seen performances by the likes of Phoenix, Interpol, Julian Casablancas, The Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, My Bloody Valentine, MGMT, Refused, M83 and Beirut.

FYF Fest began back in 2004. As the event grew in size and popularity, Goldenvoice became the producer of the event. In the past, the event has been held in Echo Park and the Los Angeles State Historic Park in Chinatown.

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CBD, or Cannabidiol, has been getting a lot of attention in the press lately. Even for the most avid proponents and enthusiasts of marijuana, it’s hard to keep up with all the emerging trends in the industry. Let’s take a minute to answer any questions you might have about CBD Oil.

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What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?

CBD is a compound found in cannabis that has similar medical benefits to that of THC, but does make leave you with that “stoned” feeling. In fact, all strains of marijuana contain both CBD and THC compounds, but until recently, only strains high in THC have been desired and available. We’re now seeing an increase in CBD-rich strains for medical users.

What are the medical benefits of CBD?

CBD oil has been seen to have similar medical benefits to that of THC. CBD is used to suppress seizures, combat anxiety and depression, as well as help treat psychosis, inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders. Perhaps most encouraging is the progress that has been seen when using CBD to combat cancer cells and tumors.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

Currently, the legality of CBD oil is in a bit of a grey area. While it is not listed on any schedule of The Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and until recently, the DEA has recently been attempting to regulate CBD like that of marijuana, a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

However, as marijuana reform continues to be in full-affect across the country, CBD oil is more widely available than ever and is now being viewed as a harmless substance with great medicinal value. CBD oil can be found is available without a prescription all across California, as well as parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Vermont and even Massachusetts.

Additionally, in-lieu of legalizing medical marijuana, many states such as Georgia and Oklahoma have legalized the use of CBD oil to treat patients with certain medical conditions.

Whats the Next Step for CBD Oil?

It seems like the popularity of CBD treatments will only continue to grow, especially because of the fact that it’s viewed as a “safe” alternative to medical cannabis. With a little more research, it won’t be surprising to see CBD oil legalized on a national level in the near future.

 

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This weekend I was lucky enough to take the newest version of the PUFFiT portable vaporizer, the V2, out for a spin. As a big fan of small portable herbal vaporizers, like the Palm, I was really excited to test out the newest offering from one of my favorite manufacturers, Discreet Vapes.

Every Saturday morning I go for a nice long bike ride and a hike to clear my head. I figured the PUFFiT 2 would be a great sidekick on this excursion, as I always try to be as discreet as possible while vaporizing in public. Before leaving the house, I sat down to pack up the ’2′, and was right away surprised by how different this little guy operates than the first version. First off, it’s even smaller and sleeker than the original, and looks a bit more like an actual inhaler – making it even easier to get away with using in public. Additionally, the heating element and battery can be separated and removed from the shell of the unit, making it really easy to charge and pack.

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I snapped open the magnetic lid of the heating chamber and packed up a bowl. You can’t really fit a lot of herb in it, but I suppose the herb chamber is proportional to the rest of the unit. Once packed, I hit the road and made my way to my favorite bike path that runs along the Venice Beach. As it was a beautiful and sunny day, I knew there would be no shortage of people out and about, which meant this would be a great chance for me to test out how discreet the PUFFiT 2 really is.

Once I got to the beach, I was eager to get vaping. I set the temperature to the highest setting, level 4, and waited for the unit to vibrate to indicate it’s fully heated. This is honestly my favorite new feature of the ’2′. Instead of having to check the LED light to see if the desired temperature has been reached, this new version uses haptic feedback, which sends a series of short vibrations during the heating process, and a final stronger vibration once it’s ready to go. This made it simple to take a hit while I was riding my bike, as I was able to just keep the unit in my pocket and wait for the vibration, then just pull it out and take a puff without anyone being the wiser.

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Overall I’d say this little guy performs quite nicely. While it’s different than the Palm, I think both are quality units, with each having some unique characteristics which set them apart from other portable herbal vaporizers.