First-ever First Nation cannabis outdoor grow operation; First Nation cannabis inventor and entrepreneur featured in second edition of “Growth and Prosperity” Magazine

(Serpent River First Nation, May 16, 2019) The second edition of “Growth and Prosperity: Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Magazine” is now online at https://bimaadzwin.ca/growth-and-prosperity-spring-summer-2019/. Feature stories include the fact that Health Canada has given Wiisag, a First Nation company, approval to pursue the next step towards growing cannabis outdoors this summer; while Justin Valmont is the inventor of an automated cannabis growing system.

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Wiisag Receives Confirmation of Readiness for Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation

(Toronto, May 8, 2019) Wiisag Corporation, an integrated indigenous cannabis company, headquartered at Neyaashiinigmiing, ON, First Nation, is pleased to announce it has received a letter from Health Canada stating that Wiisag is at the Confirmation of Readiness stage, effective immediately.

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Here is the Most Expensive Bong in the World

The most expensive bong in the world (pictured below) is available now for just $1 million!

The website selling The Throne states that it’s considered to be “one of the most iconic and legendary functional glass pieces in the industry”. Standing nearly two feet tall, the piece was constructed in 2010. The skulls were made by Scott Deppe, and remove from the top to reveal the mouthpiece. The structure was assembled by Darby Holm using the Deppe’s Darkness color.” Banjo, the third collaborator, “constructed the one foot tall goddess that sits upon Darby’s lattice of bones.”

The airflow of this piece “begins at the push bowl, where it travels down into a large natural percolator and then on up the skeletal backbone to the mouthpiece.” Since this piece was first exhibited, “there have been several similar pieces created, but this one will always be considered the true original.”

The Throne can be viewed at Illuzion Glass Galleries in Denver, Colorado, and can be purchased online by clicking here.

10 Most Important Cannabis Studies Release in 2018 So Far

Even though it’s far from over, 2018 has been a stellar year for cannabis research. Here’s a look at the most important studies released so far.

Hundreds of cannabis-related studies have been released this year. A huge amount of these studies came to the conclusion that cannabis is beneficial in a wide-range of medical ailments, with others showing that its prohibition is detrimental to individuals and society as a whole. As difficult as it was to do so, we’ve narrowed these studies down to the 10 most important, with a few honorable mentions.

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7 Reasons You Should Use Medical Cannabis Daily

By Barbara M.

Medical cannabis, also known as medical marijuana is a medicine made from cannabis and cannabinoids which are provided by doctors for medical purposes such as pain relief and to subdue and control different disorders in the human body.

It’s legitimacy is increasing as more countries legalise cannabis and marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.

As a result of its increased popularity and first hand positive results from users, it is creating more possibilities for medical cannabis resources to be used on a daily basis for medical purposes. Below we have detailed 7 reasons to use medical cannabis on a daily basis.

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Using CBD to Treat Anxiety

By Gary W.

Cannabis’ negative stigma is being lifted and consumption of the plant is becoming a lot more normal than it was in recent years. Suitable for medical use, the cannabis plant naturally produces a broad spectrum of cannabinoids, one of which is Cannabidiol (CBD). When the correct strain and dosage is consumed, people with anxiety can experience rapid relief from their often debilitating symptoms.

CBD Strains are Highly Effective at Treating Anxiety

Dealing with anxiety is not fun. Some people may experience feelings of hopelessness when anxiety strikes, while others will feel like a recluse as they try to avoid social situations for fear of awkwardness. Thankfully, scientific research is opening a new door for anxiety sufferers, with recent studies proving CBD’s efficacy at relieving the symptoms.

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Five Maine Men Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges for Saying They Don’t Use Marijuana

By Betty Adams, Portland Press Herald (republished with special permission)

Five central Maine men were indicted earlier this month on federal firearms charges. Four have pleaded not guilty to the charges and are free on unsecured bail pending their next hearing in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

The fifth, Donald “Donny” Henderson, 33, of Winthrop, is set for arraignment May 4. He was issued a summons to appear in court and is represented by attorney James Nixon.

Henderson’s indictment says he made false statements on Feb. 28, 2017, while buying a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard .380-caliber pistol from Audette’s Inc., located in Winthrop. It alleges he checked a box indicating he was not an unlawful user of marijuana when, in fact, he was. The allegation is repeated in the second count, which says Henderson purchased an SCCY model CPX-1, 9 mm pistol on March 2, 2017, also from Audette’s.

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Want Potent CBD Oil Tinctures? Look No Further!

Every Day Optimal CBD manufactures some of the strongest, potent CBD oil tinctures on the market.

CBD oil tinctures are an increasingly popular option for those with a variety of medical ailments (from anxiety to chronic pain), and for those wanting an effective preventative medicine. By dropping CBD oil tincture under the tongue, our bodies absorb the CBD quickly and efficiently resulting in fast acting, effective results. Tinctures is just one method for consuming CBD. There are many other ways to experience CBD as well; ranging from capsules, gummies and other candies, drinkables, crystal isolate, CBD vape liquids, topical creams, and dry herbs.

All of the tinctures available at EveryDayOptimalCBD.com are made from legal industrial hemp and contain absolutely zero THC making them accessible in every state without a prescription. Their tinctures are completely free and clear of heavy metals, pesticides and contaminants of any kind.

Every Day Optimal CBD also has a speciality line of CBD Capsules called their Total Relief CBD line. These products are formulated specifically for certain ailments, such as insomnia. This line of products “contain added vitamins and minerals designed to boost the CBD’s power and effectiveness” – vaporsmooth. The capsule form is another popular consumption method for taking CBD, they do however take a bit longer for the body to absorb.

EveryDayOptimalCBD.com offers an 100% money back guarantee on all of their products. They have a wide-range of potencies (ranging from 300mg to 4,000mg), making it easy to find the product that’s exactly right  for your needs.

CBD oil tinctures are easy to consume in a consistent manner. If you have not yet tried a CBD tincture you will be happy to know that you can do so for pretty cheap. Below are some options to help you better understand how you can use a tincture:

Sublingual Administration (dropping the tincture under the tongue)

All tincture products sold by Every Day Optimal come in the same size bottles. The difference is the varying concentrations levels of cbd oil. Inside each of the bottles you will find a applicator dropper that you can use to ensure accurate dosage. Depending on the concentration you get and your desired dosage level you will want to find the amount that works best for you. A few drops is a good starting point and you can increase or decrease from there.

Dropping CBD oil under your tongue allows the CBD to enter your bloodstream quickly and efficiently and can provide almost immediate relief. It’s best to try to keep the oil under your tongue for as long as possible before swallowing to allow the most absorption possible.

Adding the oil to food

A popular method of taking CBD tincture is by mixing it with something else that you are going to consume. Things like a milkshake or tea can be used. The oils/tinctures offered by Every Day Optimal have a light peppermint taste that make them pleasant to consume.

You can find more information about these tinctures – and can purchase them – by clicking here.

This 4/20 Let’s Make Sure Not to Forget About the World’s Marijuana POWs

It’s 4/20, marijuana’s unofficial worldwide holiday! It’s a time to celebrate the plant, especially for those in areas where it’s legal. But amidst the fun, let’s not forget about those still suffering from the longstanding war on marijuana.

Despite marijuana reform hitting like a tsunami across the world (Uruguay has legalized, Canada is close, etc.) and the U.S. (it’s now legal recreationally in nine states), there remains thousands of people currently imprisoned simply for possessing marijuana. Even in states where it’s currently legal, many sit in prison this 4/20, away from their family and friends, all for breaking an unjust law that’s no longer in place.

Hundreds of thousands of people are arrested each year in the U.S. for marijuana prohibition, and although some get off without jail time, many aren’t as lucky. In some cases they’re sentenced to numerous years in prison. We must regularly take the time (and especially so on 4/20) to really breath in just how absurd and ugly this situation is; people are having  years of their lives wasted away all for using/possessing a nonlethal plant – a plant that’s now legal in many places.

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Netflix Cancels Disjointed, Exemplifying that People Are Over Stoner Stereotypes

The marijuana-focused Netflix series Disjointed has been cancelled, and it has only itself to blame.

Disjointed had everything going for it. It’s a marijuana-themed show in an era where marijuana is legal for medical or recreational purposes in dozens of states, and its usage is quickly losing its stigma and becoming more and more mainstream. It had Netflix as a platform, which allows for more creative freedom than most cable networks. It was created by Chuck Lorre, who also created The Big Bang Theory (which has been one of the most popular shows for years), and David Javerbaum, a former head writer for the Daily Show. To top it all off, the show was able to cast Kathy Bates in the lead role as an LA-based dispensary owner; Bates has won two Emmy Awards, and has been nominated over a dozen times dating back to 1996.

Despite having all this going for it, the show failed to make it past season 1. Netflix recently announced that the show has been cancelled after a 20-episode initial run (10 episodes released in August, followed by 10 more in January). Given Netflix doesn’t release viewer counts for their shows, there’s no way of  knowing if it was cancelled more for a lack of viewers, or for its poor critical reception (it has a score of 43 on Metacritic and 23% on Rotten Tomatoes). What is clear, is that there simply wasn’t a large enough appetite for the type of comedy that Disjointed offered, which too often relied on the “dumb stoner stereotype”.

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