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3 Mind-Bending Novels to Read For Cannabis Enthusiasts

Jordan Webber

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Cannabis Books and Novels

There are certain things in life that could turn your world upside down … such as books and marijuana. Unknown to many, there are many aspects in which reading and smoking cannabis are alike. Not only could both help a person traverse from one realm to another, but both activities also enable a person to look at the world in a different light.

Here, we have gathered three of the best mind-boggling novels that are sure to blow your mind and leave you in a state of ‘high’ – with a little help from cannabis, of course!

Check them out:

  • “The Shock of the Fall” by Nathan Filer

“I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.”

Nathan Filer’s The Shock of the Fall is the perfect novel for those craving for epiphanies and mind games. Following the story of Matthew Homes, a 19-year-old boy diagnosed with schizophrenia, the story revolves around the themes of loss, innocence, guilt, mental illness, and hope.

In the novel, while on vacation, Matthew Homes and his older brother snuck out in the middle of the night. Ten years later, Matthew revealed he is still hearing the voice of his dead brother.

Poignant, mind-blowing, and unforgettable, The Shock of the Fall novel transports the reader directly into the mind of Matthew as he descent into guilt, madness, and recovery.

 

  • “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keys

“Dr Strauss says I shoud rite down what I think and remembir and evrey thing that happins to me from now on.”

Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction that showcases the contradictions between intellect and emotions. Following the story of Charlie Gordon, a mentally disabled man with an IQ of 68, the novel presents a moving and unforgettable story of a man and his quest for intelligence.

In the story, Charlie volunteered to be the first human subject to undergo an experimental surgical technique that would increase his intelligence. As the experiment progresses, Charlie’s intelligence expands, exceedingly even those of the doctors who plotted his metamorphosis.

Written in an epistolary style, the story incorporates the science-fiction theme of uplift that is sure to make you wonder and say “What if …”

 

  • “Cat’s Cradle” by Kurt Vonnegut

Call me Jonah. My parents did, or nearly did. They called me John.

This satirical sci-fi novel by Kurt Vonnegut dwells in man’s endless quest for answers and his fears for discovering each of them. In the story, John (whose last name is never given) tells readers about his plan to write a book called The Day the World Ended, which focuses on the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

From there, John becomes involved with the children of the late Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding fathers of the atomic bomb, leading him towards an adventure of a lifetime that impeccably reflects man’s position in relation to his family and the community.

Funny, alluring, and mind boggling, Cat’s Cradle is a novel that is sure to leave you with big and valuable questions about life, humanity, and the endless possibilities that lie ahead.

Conclusion:

There is no better way to escape the seemingly normal realm other than with a book on your lap and a rolled joint on your hand. Surely, with the help of cannabis, these mind-bending novels will leave you in a state of awe, hope, epiphanies, and ‘highness.’

 

Which among these books appealed to you the most?

 

 

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4 Essential Tips for People Planning to Do Cannabis Tourism

Stacey Wellington

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Cannabis Tourism

Cannabis products and the plant itself may be becoming more mainstream in the United States but there are places in which adult-use recreational marijuana remains prohibited. Because of this, a lot of people who want to consume legal cannabis and experience the freedom of using the plant in a legitimate environment choose to participate in cannabis tourism.

What exactly is Cannabis Tourism?

This is a subset of tourism that has been rising in the past few years when marijuana is gaining mainstream recognition. If you are not familiar with this, just think about other types of tourism. Cultural tourism is the kind where travelers aim to experience and take part in the culture of the destination, while medical tourism is the type where tourists go to a destination to seek healthcare.

With this, it is easy to understand that cannabis tourism is a subset in which tourists go to places where they can consume legal marijuana. This offers the peace of mind of consuming the plant in a safe and potentially more accepting environment. Moreover, this gives travelers the chance to try out unique marijuana and CBD products that are only available in your destination of choice.

Planning on going on a trip and take part in the destination’s cannabis tourism industry? Here are 4 important tips you should remember:

  • Research about and comply with marijuana laws

As a tourist, the responsible thing to do is to do your research about the place you are planning to visit. One of the first things you should review is the laws in the place. You do not want to get entangled in any kind of legal issues, particularly marijuana-related ones. For example, did you know that Amsterdam is planning to ban tourists from buying marijuana products? Failing to know this can lead to headaches and wasted money.

Aside from knowing cannabis-related laws that cover your destination, you want to make sure that you comply with the laws. This includes the amount you are allowed to carry on your person to the places where you can purchase legal products.

Cannabis Tourism, Tips

  • Respect the local culture

All kinds of hobby and enthusiast groups have developed a culture that can be unique to the place’s particular community. If you come from a place where you have a certain set of norms and accepted behaviors, you cannot expect other communities to have the same set of values. This is why research is important. It lets you know what to do and what not to do when it comes to marijuana. Of course, you must respect the local culture as a tourist.

  • Seek out unique experiences

The reason you are going on a tour is to experience new things that you could not in your home state or country. Because of this, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your trip by seeking out unique strains and products. You might also want to look for establishments that offer one-of-a-kind experiences such as cannabis cafes, bus tours, and other similar places and activities.

  • Consult local budtenders

Not sure where to start? The best way to go is to find a dispensary and consult the budtender. These individuals are familiar with the place’s laws and culture. Moreover, you can also expect them to be knowledgeable about products and experiences that could be worth your while.

Going on a cannabis tour is definitely one of the must-have experiences any cannabis enthusiast should have. This way, they can expand their horizon by checking out what communities in other places have to offer. It can also serve as a networking and research opportunity for those planning to launch their own business.

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4 Ideas for Celebrating World NGO Day with Cannabis Products

Stacey Wellington

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Celebrating World NGO Day with Cannabis Products

On February 27, we will be celebrating World Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Day. This day is dedicated to recognizing and aiding the works of NGOs across the globe. It was started by several countries such as Denmark, Estonia, Finland, and Germany. Today, it is celebrated by a lot of countries and organizations, making one of the most internationally recognized days.

This coming February 27, cannabis consumers like you can participate in the celebration of World NGO Day in your own way. Of course, as patients or enthusiasts of the pant, you can incorporate cannabis products into your event. Wondering how? Here are 4 ideas for doing so:

Create a Charity Event Discussing CBD Oil Benefits

Countries and organizations that celebrate this day usually organize conferences that talk about the value of non-profit organizations. These events usually discuss developments in the field and strategies that can be used to boost the activities of and support for these organizations.

Because of this, why not organize a mini-event similar to this? You can organize a symposium talking about the plant, the benefits of CBD and other cannabinoids, as well as the socio-economic and political need to legalize cannabis. During this, you can sell products and donate the proceeds to an NGO of your choice.

This is a good way to share well-researched information about the plant and enlighten your audience about the implications of proper marijuana laws. At the same time, this offers an opportunity to participate in the celebration of World NGO Day.

Purchase from Dispensaries that Donate to NGOs

A charity event can be pretty hard to pull off. So, why not go the easier route by simply purchasing CBD oil and other products from dispensaries that do charity work through NGO donations. This lets you purchase the products you want and need while also making sure that you do your part in giving back to the community.

To find the right dispensaries for this, you might want to do your research first. A simple Google search can help you find the right shop to choose from. However, you might want to get familiar with the NGO first, so why not approach your local budtender to know if they donate to charity and what kind of programs they support?

World NGO Day

Donate Straight to Cannabis NGOs

If you want to contribute to cannabis-focused charities, then donating or volunteering directly with such NGOs. This is a great way to help showcase the plant as a medical and lifestyle aid. Moreover, you can also opt for an org that promotes legalization and education about cannabis. By going straight to organizations such as NORML, you can be an active advocate for the plant. You can even continue participating in this org after World NGO Day!

Voice Your Support for NGOs

Those who are active in the cannabis community knows how important creating a conversation is. This lets people add their voices into the discussion, letting them share facts, experiences and thoughts. This is a great way to spread awareness about the plant.

Similarly, adding your voice to support NGOs is a great way to get people to talk about the importance of such orgs. With this, you can convince your friends and family to donate and volunteer in their chosen organizations. Allowing you to give back to the community by getting more people to contribute.

 

The world needs more people and organizations who exist not for profit but for giving back to their respective communities. By participating in the celebrations of World NGO Day, you can be one of these people while using cannabis as a platform and advocacy.

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Ringing in the New Year with Cannabis: What You Should Know

Stacey Wellington

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New Year with Cannabis

The festive season is around us, and with it brings the need to celebrate everything that happened in 2019. Not to mention, a proper celebration allows us to ring in the new year with a bang. What better way to celebrate this than with your trusty cannabis and CBD oil, right?

Before you get ahead of yourself, celebrating with cannabis comes with a lot of responsibilities. Apart from adhering to certain state laws and regulations, you also need to be mindful of the people around you and their preferences. In the same way, you also need to obtain your goods from licensed dispensaries and pharmacies.

Now that these pesky regulations are out of the way, here’s what you should know when celebrating with marijuana and CBD oil products.

Why Have Cannabis on New Year?

Cannabis has always been celebrated by fanatics, now more than ever because of the legalization that’s slated to take place come the first of January 2020. Though many states and countries have already provided medical marijuana, there are more states are taking their love for this plant even further.

Cannabis is known to treat certain illnesses and conditions, especially aiding in pain management. However, this also comes with a mind-altering effect due to its psychoactive component called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While many individuals get to ‘enjoy’ these, there are also people who frown upon its psychoactive component and what it can do. Because of this, finding another solution might work in your favor.

CBD Oil as Reliable Alternatives

Unfortunately, not every state has legalized recreational cannabis. In the unfortunate event, this falls in your area, you can opt for other safer and more legal alternatives – all without the unwanted effects of THC.

One of the more popular options available on the market is cannabidiol or CBD oil. This potent and downright powerful product provides most, if not all the benefits that come from cannabidiol. From pain management to treating insomnia, this is no doubt as to why this is celebrated as one of the revolutionary creations of all time.

CBD Oil and MJ Consumption

For states, countries, and areas that have legalized cannabis consumption, good for you. But for areas which require a little bit of a push from the local and federal government, sticking to cannabidiol might be a good choice. Below are some guidelines you need to heed when celebrating with this compound.

  • Eat Your CBD Edibles Early

To make sure you celebrate the year right and with a bang, remember to eat your edibles at least two hours before the stroke of midnight. This way, you can feel its effects as the ball drops. Not to mention, this will leave you feeling calm and collected even amidst the bustle and the fireworks.

  • Lace Your Food and Drinks with CBD Oil Products

While gummies and other edibles will work just fine, you can also create your own menu designed to celebrate the occasion and to highlight your guest of honor. Do this by making soups or salads with some drops of CBD oil or infusing the roast beef with some good ol’ cannabutter.

If you want a more modern take to beverages, you can also experiment with adding and infusing cocktails with the cannabidiol product of your choice.

  • Offer Other Goods

Let’s face it, not everyone is into cannabidiol and cannabis and that’s okay. If you are having guests over, don’t forget to label the goods that are made with CBD. At the same time, provide other food options and activities which non-users and consumers can enjoy. This way, you are making an inclusive step to make everyone feels good in their element. Think of this as a great start for the year.

The Bottom Line

Now that you know what etiquette and regulations to observe, you can finally ring in the new year with good health and optimum wellness with cannabidiol. What are your plans for the upcoming holidays?

 

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