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THCA vs THC: Understanding THC Potency

THCA vs THC: Knowing How to Read Your Weed   Do you know the difference between THC and THCA? Many consumers believe the ‘A’ in THCA stands for ‘active.’ But, that’s not actually true. THCA, or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. The trick – and the cause of so much confusion – is …

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What Have We Learned? A Summary of 20 Years of Marijuana Research

In October 2014, a 20-year study into the effects of recreational marijuana use was published in the scientific journal Addiction. The study, conducted by Dr. Wayne Hall of The University of Queensland Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, looks at evidence and marijuana research from 1993 to 2013 and provides extensive analysis on the adverse physical, emotional, and social health …

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Marijuana or Marihuana: Cannabis Names Throughout History

  Marijuana or Marihuana: Cannabis Names Throughout History Marijuana has been known by thousands of different names throughout its history. Some names are known almost worldwide – weed or cannabis – while others developed locally and their use remains somewhat limited – dagga or mota. So, what is the story behind the cannabis names we all know and use? A …

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What Gov. Hickenlooper Learned from Legalization

After 4 Years, Gov. Hickenlooper Has Learned a Lot About Marijuana Legalization Like all politicians, Governor John Hickenlooper receives calls from other politicians to discuss policy. Unlike most politicians, however, Gov. Hickenlooper spends a fair amount of his time talking about pot. You learn a lot about the benefits and hurdles of marijuana legislation when you’re responsible for creating and …

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6 Tips for Smoking in High Winds

6 Tips for Smoking in High Winds   High winds aren’t as fun as they sound. Instead of getting the munchies, high winds knock down trees and powerlines. Instead of listening to music or watching a movie, high winds blow out flames and carry away loose bits of marijuana. High winds are nothing new to Boulder County and the Foothills. …

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The Baby Boomer Age of Marijuana Users

The Baby Boomer Age of Marijuana Users A new study shows Baby Boomers are using marijuana with increasing frequency. The study looked at marijuana use in nearly 50,000 individuals age 50 and up. In the past 10 years, marijuana use among people age 50-64 has increased by 57 percent, while seniors age 65 and up who are consuming marijuana has …

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New year’s marijuana resolution

2017 New Year Marijuana Resolutions The new year has started, and you’ve made your resolutions. Or, you’re still thinking about your resolutions. Or, you think you’ll just pass this year because diet and exercise are hard. What if, instead of giving up something you love or forcing yourself to do something you hate, you made a marijuana resolution that you …

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‘Twas the Joint Before Christmas

‘Twas the Joint Before Christmas ‘Twas the joint before Christmas, when all through Boulder not a creature was stirring as the night got colder. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care and the grown-ups all hoped they would find weed in there. The children were gone, visiting gram and gramps, and the house felt safer, at least to …

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Denver Nuggets of Weed Sale

Denver Nuggets of Weed Sale at Karing Kind Unless you’re a yeti or frost giant, it’s been too cold to head to the park for a pick-up game. For those of us without access to a gym – or those who prefer dunking chips (this guy) – watching the Denver Nuggets is as close as we’ll get to playing basketball …

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Puck and pot

Karing Kind’s Puck & Pot Sale As Boulder’s first recreational marijuana dispensary, Karing Kind is proud to support the Colorado Avalanche. There’s nothing like watching Matt Duchene put one in to take the lead late in the third. Locally owned and operated by Colorado natives, we’ve spent happy Spring nights gathered around the TV watching the Avs power through the …