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The Best Ways to Celebrate Easter with Cannabis

Jordan Webber

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Easter

March is ending real fast and pretty soon, we will be switching our calendars to April. For many, this signals the coming of Lenten Season, a religious holiday that many people observe. In these few weeks commemorating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, you might be thinking of ways you can slip a bit of weed into your daily living.

If you think you cannot consume this plant during this time, we say that you most certainly can, especially during Easter! Not sure how this figure into your Easter plans? Read on to find out.

Easter Celebrations for Weed Enthusiasts

So, you are looking for a unique and fun way to celebrate Easter and you are thinking of using cannabis to achieve this. Without further ado, take a look at these tips for incorporating weed in your celebrations.

Grab Some CBD Oil Edibles

One of the most notable events in any Easter celebration is egg hunting activities and sharing baskets of treats. These eggs are often not actual eggs, but egg-shaped chocolate. In fact, chocolate is so popular during this holiday that you can even get chocolate bunnies. Instead of getting traditional chocolates, why not get cannabidiol-infused ones?

You will not have a hard time finding these products especially as these are big on the market. Whole Foods is even planning to sell weed products in its stores, making it more accessible to many people. Combined with the fact that cannabinoids bind well with dairy, these will be a great option for including pot into your Easter plans.

Aside from chocolates, why not create an Easter basket that contains other treats, as well? You will be glad to hear that you can now get CBD-infused gummies and jelly beans. These are a fun and tasty way to celebrate the season, while also taking advantage of what this cannabinoid has to offer. CBD jelly beans are even available in sugar-free and sour flavors, making the mix more fun and exciting!

Make it Fun with THC

If you are celebrating the event with CBD, why not complete the cast and throw in some tetrahydrocannabinol, as well? There are a lot of THC products you can score, including a well-rolled joint of your favorite strain. This is a good way to add some fun, while keeping with the cannabis theme.

Should you find blazing up a bit cumbersome during the height of the day, why not save that for later and consume some edibles with THC content? With the abundance of products in the market, you are sure to find gummies or candies with different levels of CBD and THC content.

Host an Easter Dinner with a Unique Twist

Say, you are celebrating the day with kids and you spent the day exchanging baskets of non-cannabis egg chocolates and exchanging baskets of treats without any weed in it. You might want to cap off the day with an all-adult dinner featuring the well-loved plant. There are lots of recipes you can follow while transforming them into pot recipes. Want to cook pasta? Why not make the sauce using hemp oil. In fact, this oil can be used as an alternative to whatever traditional oil you are using.

For your drinks, you can definitely service some drinkables to pair with your dish of choice. If you are into beers, you should be aware that you can now purchase cannabis beers! Aside from this, you can also get weed-infused wines and sparkling water. If you prefer coffee and tea, you can opt for pre-packed cannabis coffee and teabags, or you can simply place a few drops of your CBD oil into your steaming mug.

After consuming your dishes and drinks, why not end the meal with a nice dessert to treat your sweet tooth? These buds are known for being mixed into cookies, brownies and cakes, making it easier for you to get your hands on pot desserts!

Why Celebrate with Weed?

You might be wondering why we are recommending that you observe the occasion with this herb. Here are 3 more than enough reasons to do so:

It is a Day After 420

Easter Sunday falls on April 21. And what comes before April 21? April 20, the International Weed Day, of course! Although not as close as 2014’s Easter Sunday when the occasion actually occurred on 420, this year’s celebrations is as close as it gets. This is why cannabis enthusiasts all over the world might want to include weed in their Easter plans. Not only is it a way to celebrate the religious holiday, but also the wonderful plant that it bestowed to us by nature. After all, even if it is already 421 where you are, it surely is 420 somewhere in the world.

It is a Way to Meditate

The Lenten Season is a spiritual holiday for many. Prayers, as a form of meditation, are practised by devotees to express their unity with the occasion and the doctrines behind it. Seeing as you are celebrating this day with a plant that, sadly, many still finds inappropriate, your practice might be a little bit unorthodox.

If you are looking for different ways to meditate, then using this herb just might be what you need. After all, marijuana is used by other ancient religions throughout history. In Vedic texts of the Hinduists, cannabis is considered a sacred plant, along with four others. It is even a valuable ingredient in bhang, a substance people consume to purge sins and to connect with Shiva.

Aside from Hinduism, this plant is used by other beliefs such as Buddhism, Shintoism, Rastafarians and some African cultures.

With these cultural and historical evidence of cannabis use for meditation, you might be looking for ways to use this beloved plant for your own Easter meditation. Doing this is extremely simple, especially with its calming, relaxing and focus-inducing effects. So, before you start your meditation, consume a bit of pot, then focus on your breathing or perhaps whisper a sort of prayer to help you concentrate on what the occasion is all about.

Some Historians Suggest Jesus Used Cannabis Oil

If you think only beliefs such as Hinduism uses marijuana as a sacred plant, you might be wrong. Some historians have been looking into the oil Jesus used to anoint believers and in some, instance, to perform miracles. According to experts, the oil is derived from a plant called kaneh-bosm in Aramaic, which is highly medicinal and is a major ingredient in the anointing oil. In fact, it has nine pounds of this plant and some historians think that kaneh-bosm is actually cannabis. As people observe the Lenten season to remember the sacrifices Jesus made, then it may be appropriate to use cannabis as a way to celebrate these.

Some Things to Keep in Mind

While you are free to commemorate the day in your own unique way, you also need to remember that this is a religious holiday and there may be some things you might be neglecting to do. Here are some things you need to keep in mind:

No Need to Give Up Weed for Lent

Traditionally, people make their own sacrifices during the Lenten Season, aptly called the Lenten Sacrifices. These come in the form of giving up luxuries during Lent and abstaining from meat every Friday of the season, as well as on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Because of this, you might think that giving up marijuana for Lent is the way to go. However, keep in mind that you do not have to if you are using it for medical purposes.

Make Sure to Inform Your Guests

Before you serve your guests cannabis-infused products, the polite thing to do is to inform them what is in the food or drink they are about to consume. Remember, not everybody has been accustomed to using this herb on a regular basis. Some might have low tolerance on cannabinoids, and they might unknowingly consume more than they can handle if they do not know. Moreover, some people may be against the mainstream use of pot.

Don’t Forget to Remember the Occasion

Whether you are a devout believer, or you celebrate the occasion due to family traditions, make sure that you keep in mind what the holiday is for. This helps put things in perspective. By remembering what the day is all about, you can give respects to the spirituality of others, whilst still allowing you to observe the event in the way that works best for you.

The Lenten Season is a time for the faithful to be grateful for what the Savior has done. Whether you are a believer or a casual participant, celebrating this holiday is a way of showing respect, but there is no need to hold off your enthusiasm for cannabis. With this guideline for celebrating Lent with this herb, you can surely enjoy what it has to offer whilst still showing respect to other people’s spirituality.

 

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High and Wealthy: Top 8 Richest People Who Have Used Marijuana

Daniel King

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Richest Cannabis Users

For years, the word “rich” carries a broad range of possible connotations – classy, refined, eloquent, regal … and high?

Gone were the days when the wealthy are boxed within the “prim and proper” notion. Today, the newer generations of the top 1% are more than willing to break the strict expectations and experience a different dose of high and wildness.

From business tycoons, politicians, to award-winning artists, here are 8 of the richest cannabis users.

Get to know them:

  • George Zimmer

Perhaps, it is safe to say that almost every guy has heard the name “George Zimmer” before. He is, after all, the founder and former CEO of the popular clothing chain, Men’s Warehouse. Although Zimmer was fired as executive chairman in 2013 due to his “unwillingness to hand over the reins,” the entrepreneur remains to be one of the biggest fish in the cannabis pond.

In fact, in 2010, Zimmer has openly showcased his support for the legalization of cannabis by donating a staggering $70, 500 to support the Proposition 19 in California.

Five years later, in an interview with CNBC, the former CEO said he has been regularly smoking marijuana for half a century already. When asked about his stand about the marijuana prohibition, Zimmer is quick to respond, saying: “This is the biggest con that has been perpetrated on this country in the last century.”

  • Ted Turner

No one can debunk the unpleasant stereotypes linked to marijuana users more than the American billionaire Ted Turner. Not only is he famous for founding the first 24-hour news network, CNN, but he is also regarded as America’s second-largest individual landowner and a self-made billionaire. In 2014, Forbes estimated Ted Turner’s net worth at $2.2 billion. Today, Turner continues to rise as one of the top media tycoons in the country.

For years, Ted Turner has been rumored to have been a marijuana user. Some sources even claimed he had been caught growing marijuana in his dorm room at school. Although the mega-mogul refused to clarify the rumors, his vocal support for the legalization of cannabis and his consistent role as a sponsor of the Kentucky Hemp Museum already seem to confirm the report.

  • Richard Branson

Richard Branson is not the kind to back out from anything – even from admitting he smokes marijuana. In fact, in an interview with GQ magazine, the founder of the Virgin empire had admitted he tried using cocaine, ecstasy, Viagra, and marijuana.

“I haven’t tried skunk, I have smoked cannabis though. I mean, I went with my son on his gap year, for God’s sake. We learned to surf and had some nights where we laughed our heads off for eight hours,” the multi-millionaire airline boss told Piers Morgan.

As a bonus, the British entrepreneur also said that the first person to teach him how to roll a joint is none other than Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.

For years, Branson has been one of the most devoted supporters of the legalization of marijuana and even said he’d put in on sale if it were to become legal.

  • Hugh Hefner

No one lives the “American Dream” more accurately than Hugh Hefner. From astounding mansions, fanciful lifestyle, dream girls, to regular puffing of cannabis – this magazine tycoon seems to has it all. Despite his death in 2017, the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine remains to be one of the biggest faces of celebrity cannabis users.

“I don’t think there’s any question that marijuana should be legalized because to not legalize it, we’re paying the same price we paid for prohibition,” he told Fox News on 2010 when asked about his stand on the legalization of the plant. “In other words, it is a medical concern and it should be handled that way.”

In a book called High in America: The True Story Behind NORML and the Politics of Marijuana, Hefner shared how marijuana made him see sex in a different light. “Smoking helped put me in touch with the realm of the senses. I discovered a whole other dimension to sex. I discovered the difference between fucking and making love,” the Playboy magnate told Patrick Anderson.

  • Michael Bloomberg

Nothing tops Michael Bloomberg when it comes to being the face of success. Not only is he the co-founder and CEO of the financial, software, data, and media giant, Bloomberg L.P, but he also became a three-term Mayor of New York City. Forbes estimated his net worth to be a stunning $55B and was even hailed as the 9th richest people in the world.

In 2001, Bloomberg was asked by New York Magazine whether he had ever tried marijuana, in which he responded with the iconic line: “You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.”

He then later came to regret making the comment when the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Foundation unveiled a $500,000 ad campaign featuring his face alongside the quote.

“In terms of, I had, certainly when I was younger, as I suppose most people in my generation, experimented,” he told during a news conference. “I never lie, so if somebody asked me a question, I told them. Do I, in retrospect, wish I didn’t say it that day so they couldn’t quote it? Of course.”

However, despite his experience with the plant, Bloomberg was not fond of decriminalizing marijuana. In 2013, he even called medical marijuana “one of the greatest hoaxes of all time.”

  • Bill Gates

The American business magnate and co-founder of Microsoft isn’t just commendable for having the world’s largest private charitable foundation but also for his vocal support for the legalization of marijuana13 in his home state of Washington.

Although the Microsoft’s mogul has been mum on whether he had used to smoke cannabis, his 1994 interview with Playboy seem to suggest a possible answer. During the said interview, Gates was asked if he had ever taken drugs, particularly LCD. He responded by saying: “My errant youth ended a long time ago.”

When asked to further his answer, the American entrepreneur only said: “That means there were things I did under the age of 25 that I ended up not doing subsequently.”

Bill Gates now stands as the top 2 richest individuals in the world, according to Forbes.

  • George Soros

Aside from his vocal support for democratic ideals and causes, the Hungarian-American billionaire George Soros is also a faithful supporter of the legalization of marijuana. In fact, since 1984, he has been injecting more than $80 million of his money to various alliances and networks for the advancement of the legalization of marijuana.

Although he said he finds no use for drugs, the prominent international investor admitted he once tried smoking cannabis.

“I tried marijuana and enjoyed it, but it did not become a habit and I have not tasted it in many years,” Soros said in an interview.

As a well-known humanitarian, George Soros believed that the marijuana laws are doing more harm to people than good.

“The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences,” he asserted.

  • Steve Jobs

Perhaps, we can all agree that no other CEO could top the grand stature of Steve Jobs when it comes to the public realm. After all, who would forget the genius mind behind the Apple gadgets? In 2010, he was hailed by Forbes to be the 17th most powerful person. And even when he succumbed to cancer in 2011, he was still regarded as one of the leading pioneers of the microcomputer revolution.

Prior to his death, Jobs’ involvement in recreational drug use is not a secret to the public. In fact, he was even able to give a talk about his drug experiences, particularly with LSD and marijuana. During the interview, the Apple Co-Founder expressed that his use of LSD was one of the “two or three most important things” he ever did in his life. He also said he and his friends used to smoke marijuana and eat pot brownies for some time before. For Jobs, the reason behind his marijuana usage stems from the relaxing effect the plant provides, along with its creative significances.

Today, Steve Job’s legacy continues to affect the computer, wireless, and even cannabis industries.

After his death, Daniel Kottke, an old friend of Jobs’ told CNN that Jobs’ experiments with drugs stopped with the dawn of his company, Apple.

“Once Apple started, Steve was really focused with all of his energy on making Apple successful… and he didn’t need psychedelics for that,” he explained.

Conclusion:

Surely, the “high” and wealthy will always have their own ways to stay on top. From CEOs, politicians, sports personalities, to celebrities, there always comes a broad list of rich people who find leisure in the company of the green plant.

Who among these people do you fancy sharing a joint with?

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Paul Wilmot Communications Ventures to Cannabis Territory

Daniel King

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Paul Wilmot Communications

Paul Wilmot Communications (PWC), a public relations firm servicing companies in and out of the United States, is the latest agency to venture into the cannabis industry. The agency’s expansion follows in the wake of Havas Media’s entrance to the world of marijuana early in July 2019.

The communications agency intends to create a cannabis division which focuses solely on catering to marijuana products in the market. In particular, Paul Wilmot aims to provide access to clients and companies who are handling CBD and THC products.

Taking the Road Less Travelled

With the wave of legalization hitting the different areas in the United States and the global market, Paul Wilmot Communications believes that it has the capacity to “provide the opportunity to introduce the new uses of CBD within the broader cannabis category.”

In line with the growing market opportunities in the field, PWC chief executive officer Hampton Carney states that the niche creates a “tremendous opportunity to educate the general public on their benefits while creating broader, mainstream acceptance and understanding of the category.”

Samantha Kain, managing director of the company, shares that the new division was created specifically to address the growing needs and demands of the industry. With over two decades of experience, the agency hopes to cement its place by continuously creating strategic brand awareness.

Beautiful Partnerships

Following news of its departmental expansion, PWC reveals in its press release that its services have been retained by three clients in the CBD and cannabis-derived industry. The services will range from influencer campaigns, media relations, community management and engagement, corporate communications, and thought leadership.

Despite giving the public a glimpse of its future endeavors, the communications agency remains mum on the list of clients it is currently working with. According to its press release, the company will name its three partners later this fall.

What the Future Holds

Under its newly-established division, Women’s Wear Daily predicts that the agency will be working closely with brands in the beauty and skincare sector, particularly with the firm saying it is slated to roll out CBD and THC products and retail concepts that cover skincare and beauty items. The line will include body balms, tinctures, supplements, and many more.

Besides these, the new PWC division will also be responsible for handling fashion lines and accessories related to the industry.

Alongside the new division, PWC’s broadcast and podcast team will work towards giving new clients exposure through initiating conversations surrounding cannabis.

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Flower Co. Raises $2.8 Million Fund to Expand Operations in California

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Flower Co Raises Fund for Expansion

The online wholesale cannabis seller Flower Co. recently announced it had raised about $2.8 million fund in a seed round. Investors include firms such as Slome Capital and Prehype, as well as some individuals.

With the funding, the firm aims to tap black market patrons to buy legally through its better deals and accessibility using its platform. While anyone can purchase cannabis on the site, Flower Co. can considerably slash the prices of its merchandise for its members. With an annual membership of $119, loyal buyers can avail their favorite cannabis strain or products with up to 40% off the original price.

Calling itself “the Costco of cannabis,” the cannabis merchant offers a wide range of services for its ordinary buyers and members. Aside from the discounts, customers can also get the products through the company’s fast delivery service. Members can also gain access to the company’s exclusive events and concerts.

Making Cannabis Purchases Legal

In many U.S. states where medical cannabis and recreational cannabis are legal, sales in the black market are higher than in legitimate merchants.

In California, where selling and using marijuana both for medical and recreational purposes is legal, the black market still dominates because of the high prices driven by high taxes.

The regulated cannabis market is merely one-fourth the size of the unregulated market, Ted Lichtenberger, Flower Co. CEO said.

Black Market Dominance in California

Last year, California authorities seized around $30 million in marijuana products after increasing the number of raids on unlicensed cannabis dispensaries. Even so, industry leaders said enforcement is still insufficient to break the superiority of the black market in the state.

In 2018, the first year when licenses were issued to dispensaries, the Bureau of Cannabis Control of the state worked with local law enforcers to serve six search warrants on illegal pot shops. During the same year, the agency seized some 1,594 pounds of marijuana products amounting to $13.5 million.

The bureau’s drive to control the proliferation of black market has continued this year. During the first half of 2019, the agency served 19 search warrants on unlicensed sellers, seizing more than 2,500 pounds of illegal marijuana products valued at around $16.5 million, according to a recently released data. The state has also confiscated a total of $219,874 in cash from illegal pot shops.

Starting this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed fines of up to $30,000 per day against illicit marijuana growers and sellers to strengthen enforcement further.

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