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Living the Pot Life: 4 PC Games that Lets You Live and Breathe Weed

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Last time, we gave you four different mobile games that let you cultivate and sell cannabis. Now, we are back with games you can play on your trusty personal computer. So, without further ado, here are 4 PC games that feature weed:

The Grand Theft Auto Franchise

First on our list is the GTA franchise, a well-loved series of games set in various cities inspired by actual cities in the U.S. This open-world game allows you to explore the cities, which can take you hours and hours, especially with the huge maps the developers designed. You are also tasked to complete various missions including acquiring, growing and distributing marijuana.

This game has received critical acclaim for its rich world-building and its almost limitless gameplay. Moreover, it has allowed millions of players to experience living life in the fast lane, even if it is just in the virtual world.

Weed Shop 2

Whilst GTA games are in the third-person perspective, Weed Shop 2 allows you to play in the first person. So, fans of first-person games, this one is for you. Set in California, Weed Shop 2 lets you manage your own dispensary where you will encounter various characters including aliens who steal your plants! You also get to grow your own plant, decorate your shop and experience what it feels and looks like when you are high.

iGrow Game

Weed Shop 2, iGrow Game is a first-person game that allows you to build your own cannabis factory from scratch. Basically, you are in the UK starting your weed farm in a tower. Seems simple right? The catch is, the game generates a different tower for every game you start, making it more challenging, whilst letting you plan your strategy every time you start over.

Weedcraft Inc.

If you liked the weed farming simulator games on your mobile phone, you will surely love this PC game. This game gives the same feel as Pot Farm, Weed Firm 2 and other similar mobile games, but with a bit more fun with the abundance of details. You get to cross breed and mutate different strains, as well as manage your dispensary employees and manage your distributions. The characters are even amazingly detailed, complete with backstories and profiles, and you even have a say in in-game marijuana-related political issues!

Actually Living the High Life

Now, if you love these games and you want to have a taste of what it feels like in real life, here are some things you can do:

  • Visit a Dispensary

Because most of these games deal with the cultivation and distribution of weed, why not visit a dispensary? This way, you can experience what your character might feel like!

  • Use CBD Oil on Everything

Cannabis oil is an extremely versatile product. You can use it to cook your favorite food or you can mix it with your favorite drink. The possibilities are endless with this product and you might as well live the high life enjoying what this has to offer.

  • Enjoy a Joint

Lastly, what is the high life without enjoying a good joint? So, during your visit to the dispensary, you can talk with the budtender and ask for their best strains. Who knows, you may even learn a thing or two, which you can apply for your in-game strategy!

Whilst playing as a weed kingpin is a great feeling, nothing beats actually living the cannabis life. So, give your local dispensary a visit and talk to their expert budtenders to know what it feels like to own and run the shop.

 

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Bureau of Customs Seizes P13.2m Marijuana in Clark, Pampanga

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Cannabis, Marijuana, Nabbed in Clark, Pampanga

The Bureau of Customs from the Philippines turned over P13.2 million worth of marijuana to the Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Monday, April 6, 2020. Approximately 11.569 kilograms were seized by Customs.

The Customs’ turnover happened days after Customs official held an inspection last week at the Clark Freeport area. Authorities who inspected the area found two shipments of marijuana concealed in 14 cans of meal formula. The shipments were initially declared as whey samples from California.

Despite being concealed in a number of meal formula cans, a Customs inspector reportedly noticed some physical irregularities on the cans. Most labels were not properly attached and were found to be movable, which was what prompted the said official to further inspect and open the cans.

Upon inspection, the official uncovered sachets of suspected marijuana leaves within the cans. Authority says K9 dogs, trained to detect the presence of illegal drugs, confirmed that these were cannabis leaves. Following the discovery, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a chemical analysis.

Bureau of Customs District Collector Ruby Alameda did not reveal the consignee nor the undersigned of the items and cans in question, notes Manila Standard.

In a statement, Alameda simply said, “Through the strict profiling of shipments and X-ray examination by BOC-Clark personnel on the subject shipment containing 14 cans labeled as “Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Comida Saludable,” the team was able to quickly act on the incident.

Upon confirmation, Alameda immediately issues warrants to seize and detain the contraband for the said shipments.

The warrant of seizure and detention was pursuant to Republic Act No. 10863, also known as the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA) and in relation to Republic Act No. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

Although the country is facing the threat and risks of the coronavirus COVID-19, the Port of Clark is still committed to protecting the Philippine borders against illegal drugs.

As of writing, cannabis and medical marijuana are still largely illegal in the Philippines. However, in a 2019 House of Representatives hearing, Rappler reports that lawmakers voted in a landslide 163-5-3, resulting to the passing of House Bill 6517, also known as the Act of Providing Compassionate and Right of Access to Medical Cannabis and Expanding Research into its Medicinal Properties and for other Purposes on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Under the said bill, patients suffering from chronic pain and debilitating conditions would be eligible to use medical marijuana. The said bill is waiting for further discussion and possible approval in the Senate, notes Inquirer.

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Washington State Legislators OKs Cannabis Social Equity Bill

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Washington’s cannabis industry is poised to welcome diversity among licensees after state legislators approved a bill last week that would introduce the state’s first Marijuana Social Equity Program. The measure, named House Bill 2870 (HB 2870), now awaits on Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for final approval.

If signed into law, the bill will enable the Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) to issue forfeited, canceled and revoked retail licenses to applicants that are members of communities excessively impacted by the War on Drugs.

As written in the bill, the measure’s main objective is to benefit “individuals who have been arrested or incarcerated due to drug laws, and those who have resided in areas of high poverty, suffer long-lasting adverse consequences, including impacts to employment, business ownership, housing, health, and long term financial well-being.”

The program is set to last for eight years, spanning from December 1, 2020 to July 1, 2028, and will cost applicants a total of $1,480 for new social equity licenses.

Prior to the approval, The House originally passed an earlier version of the bill in February this year, with the intention to address racial inequity within the cannabis industry.

Democratic Rep. Eric Pettigrew, the one who sponsored the bill, described the road towards the final bill as a long yet worthwhile struggle.

“I had a chance to meet with some proponents and opponents a little more … and really came to understand that this is beyond the issue of licenses,” Pettigrew said. “This is potentially a different distribution of wealth as we move forward in this industry.”

He, along with the help of stakeholders including Paula Sardinas of the Commission on African American Affairs drafted the proposal.

“We believe we need an LCB that is more reflective of the community it serves,” she said. “It should also have a culture that mirrors the Department of Financial Institutions where education, compliance, and training are priorities along with enforcement,” Sardinas commented.

In 2012, Washington became the first U.S. state to legalized recreational use of marijuana. However, eight years after, the state’s cannabis industry is still struggling with diversity. In a report from the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs, less than 1% of the state’s over 500 recreational cannabis licenses were owned by African Americans.

“Initiative 502 missed an opportunity to incorporate a focus on social equity,” said Rick Garza, the director of the LCB, at the time the bill made its way through the legislature. “The history of cannabis prohibition shows abundant evidence there was disproportionate harm in communities of color, and that those harmful effects remain with us today.”

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4 Ways You Can Safely Celebrate 420

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4 Ways You Can Safely Celebrate 420

Now that the world is currently experiencing a pandemic, it might be difficult to see the silver lining of things. You may not even be aware that 420 happens in less than a month. Though numerous cannabis events and gatherings have been canceled left and right, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should forego celebrating this momentous time in history. After all, you can still safely uphold the sanctity and excitement that comes with this annual occasion – all from the comforts of your own home.

For those who still wish to celebrate 420, here’s how you can enjoy the holiday without adding to the global spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 today. Check these out.

Acknowledge the Relevance of the Day and Cannabis Products

In the past, the use of marijuana has been highly regarded as taboo, even restricted by most countries and governments around the world. Because of this, the cannabis culture and movement that we know today owes its popularity and perseverance to the underground movement pioneered by enthusiasts and activities many years ago.

It dates back to the fascination of a group of high school kids from San Rafael High School in 1971. Using 420 as a code word for 4:20 p.m. to meet and partake marijuana, the group has since evolved to using the term for finding and doing more interesting – and let’s face it, risque – things while under the influence of the drug.

Today, this date is dubbed as a national holiday that brings like-minded individuals from around the world to come together and to celebrate the importance of cannabis in their lives today.

Practice Social Distancing

With the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, many cities, states, and countries have implemented social distancing. Now, with this as a way of life, you might think that being with friends and fellow like-minded enthusiasts are impossible. If you’re lucky enough to hold a small gathering with friends after the home quarantine period or even hang out via Zoom or other virtual sites, remember those who can’t.

Practicing Social Distancing

In a time when a pandemic has led people to shut their doors, take the time to think about the people who have yet to enjoy the liberties you have today. Until then, keep raising awareness about the advantages of using cannabis and the CBD oil benefits it can impart to users. At the same time, if you’re spending time with good friends, don’t forget to practice social distancing, especially when the world has yet to invent a vaccine that addresses coronavirus.

Stick to Your Own Cannabis Products and Devices

While cannabis culture normally calls for sharing cannabis products and tools, now may not necessarily be the best time to do so. Steering clear of sharing instruments can certainly prevent you from the further transmission of the disease. While you should and you may bring CBD oil edibles and other goodies for everyone to partake in, you might have to refrain from passing instruments and your CBD oil vape pen to keep yourself and the people around you safe from harm.

Stay Hydrated and Full with CBD Oil Edibles

Whether you’re having a virtual gathering or meeting in person, the last thing you should miss out on is the abundance of CBD oil edibles and cannabis products. You can bake yourself some treats or even share with your guests, while of course being mindful of social distancing practices. You can even order some items from your nearby dispensary, after all, the industry is very much in thriving as cannabis is regarded as part of ‘essential businesses.’ Just don’t go overboard and make sure pace yourself to avoid getting sick.

If you’re one to celebrate this unofficial national holiday, take note of these tips to safely enjoy 420. These allow you to bring a sense of sunshine in these dark and trying times.

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