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 Top 6 Stoner Musicians of the 21st Century

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The idea of musicians consuming weed before performances, during songwriting sessions, or just for leisure times comes as a no surprise to many. With the energy-inducing and creativity-boosting effect of cannabis, many artists of today’s time openly smoke pot without batting an eyelash. From pop to indie, many of the biggest stars are loud and proud cannabis enthusiasts.

Excited to know who these people are? To feed your curiosity, here are a few of the most notable stoners within the field of contemporary music.

Lady Gaga

With the singer’s notable rise to fame, Gaga is quick to admit that she had turned to cannabis as a way to cope up with the stress and frustrations of stardom. In her documentary film, Gaga: Five Feet Two, the pop star talks about her fibromyalgia and how weeds had helped her as she struggled from physical and psychological traumas. In 2011, she also admitted in an interview that she often smokes weed to come up with creative and effective songs. Two years later, the Born This Way singer mentioned that the burden to continuously record remarkable music led her to rely on cannabis more often than normal.

Zayn Malik

The former One Direction star has already caught the public’s attention way back in 2014 when a video of him smoking pot has been leaked online. Two years later, the then 23-year-old performer finally admits taking marijuana from time to time. In an interview, the Bradford bad boy thinks smoking pot helps in the ‘creative process’ as a musician. However, despite being open about his consumption, Zayn still refused to tell when his enthusiasm towards cannabis begun.

Rihanna

Ever since the spark of her rumored obsession to weeds way back 2010, the top-charter diva has been very vocal on her love for marijuana. In her Instagram account, Rihanna is fearless when it comes to posting selfies of her while smoking pot and enjoying the simple pleasures of going ‘green.’ In fact, even in her music, the singer is proud to display her affection for cannabis. In the music video of her top single, We Found Love, RiRi is shown puffing some thick smoke from her mouth.

Miley Cyrus

The former Disney channel star’s transformation is, no doubt, one of the most dramatic in music history. Ever since the release of her controversial Bangerz album and the twerking performance in 2013, the singer is quick to admit her enthusiasm for cannabis and even called it “the best drug in the world.” During her carpool karaoke with James Corden, Miley even admits that she’s in the solid score of 10 during the filming of her music video, Wrecking Ball.

Cardi B

The American rapper claims that she used to be an absolute pothead, but now cannot bear smoking one without immediate paranoia. Just recently, news on Cardi being kicked out of her N.Y. hotel room for smoking weed has circulated, which the rising rapper denies. With her recent Grammy win, the singer-songwriter even cracks a joke in her speech, saying maybe she should take weeds to ease her anxiety.

Wiz Khalifa

Perhaps, among the list, Wiz Khalifa is the most renowned cannabis figure in contemporary music. As a rising rapper way back 2010, he confidently told MTV News to “Legalize it,” pertaining to marijuana and his refusal to give up his love for it. in 2016, Wiz Khalifa launched a line of marijuana products, and since then, the rapper has been partnering with different businesses to further expand his Kush business.

Nothing could help you sing your hearts out other than a nice pot to smoke and savor ultimately. Who among these musicians caught your interest? Whether it be for recreational or medical purposes, the role of cannabis has always been engraved on the dynamic and innovative music platform of today’s time.

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How to make a CBD latte: Wild & the Moon’s secret recipe [VIDEO]

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The vegan food joint known and loved by Parisians, Wild & the Moon has opened up its secret recipe book for Vogue Paris to show us how to make their CBD latte ‘Hollyweed’ made with vegan milk. Follow this recipe step by step and enjoy the relaxing properties of this yummy food trend.

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Rey Rey Rodriguez: Entrepreneur, Visual Artist and Cannabis Advocate

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An interview with The Mind of Rey Rey® founder, Rey Rey Rodriguez.

When did you first try cannabis?

I was 13 years old the first time I tried cannabis.  I smoked socially throughout high school, stopped around the age of 19, and then picked it back up in my late 20’s.

What inspired you to smoke?

I always had an admiration for the plant.  Everyone I idolized as a kid, and the people I admire today are all considered potheads. I grew up watching Cheech & Chong’s films, and all my favorite musicians from the 60s till today, as well as my favorite athletes, public figures, and celebrities (Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Mike Tyson, Dave Chappelle, Michael Phelps, Cypress Hill, Snoop, Dre, Biggie, Pac, Nick & Nate Diaz, Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Eddie Bravo and more) were / are all advocates of the herb.

Two of my favorite podcasts are B Real’s “Smokebox” and Mike Tyson’s “Hotboxin’,” where the hosts interview their guests while smoking.  One of my favorite events to watch is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition called, “High Rollerz,” where the competitors smoke before they compete at the highest level.

No one can say that cannabis is a lazy or unintelligent person’s drug anymore.

What about cannabis do you like or enjoy?

I smoke / vape both Sativa and Indica, which affect me in two completely different ways.

Sativa clears my mind, allowing me to be present and to focus on whatever the current task at hand is.  Whether I’m working, reading, studying, practicing, or doing something else that requires concentration, it allows me to be more present and to dissect, observe, and problem solve better. 

Rey Rey Rodriguez working after smoking Sativa

The intensity in which I interpret information heightens, and I find myself, breaking down art, music, movies, body movement, meditation and even memories on a deeper level. My imagination and ideas are more vivid. For me, sativa is good for any physical or mental activity.

I use indica for rest, relaxation, to calm the body and mind when it’s time to wind down, and to fall asleep.  This one helps clear my mind from any worry and stress.  It zones me out, I become one with my mattress and pillow, making my body feel weightless, and filling me with a cooling effect from the darkness as I lay there with my eyes closed.  Indica is perfect when you’re ready to knock out.

Rey Rey Rodriguez napping after smoking indica

What would you say to those that still think cannabis is a dangerous drug?

I don’t think it’s for everyone but, the days of “Reefer Madness” and everyone assuming that pot will make us dumb, slow, brain dead, or will lead us to crack and heroin are behind us.  Cannabis is legal throughout the US in most states either for recreational or medicinal purposes.  Cancer, mental health, athletic recovery, brain trauma, and many other conditions are being treated with cannabis.  I’ve been diagnosed with PTSD, OCD, and ADHD.  I’m not sure if that doctor diagnosed me correctly, but I do know that his recommendation for all of those conditions was marijuana. 

Is there anything you’d recommend to those wanting to learn more about cannabis?

Anyone can do a Google search for most questions.  I like to refer those interested in current information on all things cannabis to visit High Times Magazine’s website.  And anyone that would like to learn a bit of the plant’s history and about the negative propaganda that led to it becoming illegal, should read Jack Herer’s book, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes.”  

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Here’s How to Use CBD Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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Here’s How to Use CBD Safely Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, shortly called COVID-19, has caused an unprecedented and dramatic impact on communities all over the world – including CBD enthusiasts. As governments from different states and countries impose home quarantine and social distancing policies, it is only natural that users of this popular compound are facing drastic changes in their ways of consumption in order to keep up with the protocols.

If you’re one among these users, knowing what the dos and don’ts are when using CBD products like portable vaporizers amid a pandemic is necessary to ensure a safe and fun CBD experience. To help you achieve that, we have prepared a list of the things you need to keep in mind while threats of the deadly disease is still a worldwide problem.

Read on.

Things to Do – How to Use CBD Safely

Buy Only from Reputable Dispensaries

As the health crisis worsens, supplies for resources are also expected to shrink, including CBD. Since there is an ongoing protocol for everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing, some suppliers of cannabidiol are expected to stop their operations. As a result, consumers are to be left with limited store choices, which fraudsters can take advantage for their personal gains.

In times like this, when transactions are primarily done online, it’s best to ensure that the one you’re seeking supply of CBD for is a legit and reliable dispensary.

To prevent the risk of falling victim to criminals, it’s best to limit your options to reputable stores only. Before heading straight into the checkout and providing your credit card information, make a habit of conducting a background check on the site you’re visiting first. Once you’ve verified that the details provided are true and that the store actually operates as a legal supplier, it is then that you can only start picking the products you want to get from the site.

Consider How Much THC the Product Contains

While it’s a popular belief that CBD works best with a little THC, it’s always a safe bet to get a product that only contains as low as the 0.3 percent cutoff required for CBD products. That is exactly what LA Fresh CBD touts in its products.

Primarily, this is because THC works as a psychoactive component, which means taking a dose of it can drive you straight into the cloud nine, or what people call the marijuana “high.” Since the COVID-19 pandemic has left the economy almost immobile, finding yourself in an unpleasant and dangerous level of head high will leave you helpless, as people are expected to stay on their homes, establishments are normally closed, and medical professionals are busy responding to the needs of the swelling number of infected patients.

Don’t Share

Sure, while cannabis enthusiasts live by a communal way of life, now’s not the time to remain faithful to that culture. Essentially, since the novel coronavirus has been proven to be transmittable via respiratory droplets and contact routes, sharing your vaping device with your favorite pals is a big no-no.

Aside from this, although it’s a known fact that CBD oils, gummies, and other related products are more satisfying when shared in groups, practicing social distancing of at least 1 meter or 3 feet is still more important to secure your safety amid the outbreak.

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The Bottom Line

In this time of medical and economic upheaval, aligning your every action to what’s proper and necessary should be everyone’s top priority. Sure, while you’re still free to enjoy your favorite CBD products, practicing these necessary measures come as a compulsory action from anyone in the community.

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