TOMMY CHONG’S SMOKE SWIPE

Thursday , November 20th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

 

WORLDWIDE LEGEND TOMMY CHONG & REVIVER PARTNER TO LAUNCH

TOMMY CHONG’S SMOKE SWIPE

 

Legendary Cannabis Activist Launches Product to

Swipe Away Cannabis, Cigarette and Cigar Odor From Clothing

 

Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2014 — Following a successful stint on “Dancing with the Stars”, legendary cannabis activist, pop culture icon, and Grammy award-winning comedian, Tommy Chong, reveals he is back to his roots as a pioneer in the cannabis industry with the announcement of the launch of Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe, the breakthrough product designed to swipe away the smell of cannabis and tobacco odor on clothing.

Chong teamed up with Reviver Clothing Swipes to develop a product that keeps usage discreet, a need that is more relevant than ever with the growing legalization of both recreational and medicinal marijuana.

“While our culture is rapidly accepting cannabis consumption as a way of life, it’s fair to acknowledge that smelling like cannabis in many public settings may not be cool,” admits Chong.  “I could have used my Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe 10 years ago to save me from a lot of headache,” he jokes.  “Now, those who partake in it can keep it to themselves.”

 

“We are honored to collaborate with the legendary Tommy Chong,” says Ben Kusin, CEO and Founder of Reviver.  “With his input, we were able to develop the ideal product that’s long overdue for cannabis consumers.”

The Swipes are portable, reusable, and highly effective for those wanting to keep cannabis usage a private occasion.  The customer simply places a swipe on their fingers, rubs the applicator across clothing to neutralize odors, and replaces it into its re-sealable package.  No more awkward stares.  No more worries.

Tommy Chong’s Smoke Swipe is available for $10.99 per 3-pack at www.chongswipes.com and will be landing in head shops and dispensaries nationwide in the coming months.

About Reviver Clothing Swipes: Launched in 2014 after Founder and CEO Ben Kusin realized there was a niche in the market for a hassle-free solution to keeping clothes and hair smelling fresh on the go, Reviver Clothing Swipes have quickly become a hit with smokers and non-smokers alike. Reviver comes in several variations including the Reviver Clothing Swipe, Spark with Pheromones for Him and Her, and the Reviver Pets line. For more information on Reviver, please visit www.reviver.com.

About Tommy Chong:  Iconic actor, best-selling author, and Grammy Award-winning comedian Tommy Chong is perhaps best known as one-half of the legendary cannabis-fueled comedy duo Cheech & Chong which minted six gold records and released eight films during their reign, for which Chong also co-wrote and directed.  Chong went on to star in several films and television shows, including his regular character, “Leo” on the popular series, “That 70s Show.”

After a nine-month prison sentence in 2004 for shipping bongs to Pennsylvania, the comic became a passionate advocate for cannabis freedom and fairness.  In 2012 Chong announced he was battling prostate cancer and decided to combat his illness with a controversial cannabis oil protocol.  On July 5, 2012, he revealed that the cannabis treatment had been effective and he is now cancer free.  He continues to be an outspoken advocate for cannabis, which he credits for supporting his healthy and active lifestyle.

Contacts:  Fox Greenberg Public Relations:

Kacy Shaw, kacy@foxgreenberg.com, 323-933-8900 x2

Lauren Hedstrom, Lauren@foxgreenberg.com, 323-933-8900 x3

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G5 VAPORIZER REVIEW

Wednesday , November 19th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

Product: G5 Vaporizer Review

Items Provided by: KingVapes.com

 

Stoner Score: 5 out of 5 pot leaves!

 

ABOUT THE G5 VAPORIZER PEN (FROM THE MANUFACTURER)

Boasting the title of “Best Vape Pen” available on the marketplace today, the sleek Ago G5 Vaporizer heats up to provide a hearty plume of vapor in just 5 seconds. Easily concealable at roughly the thickness of a common Sharpie, this vape pen will provide countless discrete puffs in even the most public of surroundings. Not one to limit itself to dry herbs alone, this extremely versatile pen is one of few with the ability to take a steady diet of dry herbs, oils, and waxes when utilizing the advanced 3-in-1 sets (not shown).

 

SMOKING WITH STYLE’S G5 VAPORIZER REVIEW

Currently available for $29.99, the G5 Vaporizer is a phenomenal buy! I’ve only had the opportunity to use it once so far, but here is what I was able to ascertain right off the bat.

PROS:

- Simple to use
- 510 thread for easy compatibility
- 1-year warranty
- Comes as a complete kit
- Small and portable
- Battery life indicator
- Sleek/stylish design

CONS:

To produce more vapor and reduce the combustion possible with dry herbal materials, you may need to buy a glass honeycomb screen (sold separately). I’m old school though, so a little smoke never bothered me.

 

BUD SAYS: For $29.99, the G5 Vaporizer Pen Kit is a great product and I “highly” recommend it.

Toke to ya soon,

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NEW YORK MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

Monday , November 17th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

NEW YORK’S NEW MARIJUANA POLICY

 

By Lex Renner

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NEW YORK MARIJUANA LEGISLATION

There’s been a lot of press over the past few weeks about New York City’s new policy to ticket for possession of small amounts of cannabis. This definitely seems like a step in the right direction for the city, but I think it has gotten more press than it deserves. Many states have already implemented decriminalization, and have had these policies in place for numerous years.

I was reading articles about New York’s new policy, hoping I was reading an article about a major breakthrough in the legalization fight. As I continued through article after article, however, I had a strange sense of Deja vu.

The process of getting a ticket for possession of small amounts of cannabis, similar to a traffic ticket, seemed like one I had gone through before. In fact, this is the same process that I got to experience when I got my possession citation last year. In Ohio, possession of anything under a 100 grams is punishable by a fine and is classified as a misdemeanor. It is treated much the same as an underage drinking violation, and is socially regarded on mostly the same level as well.

I was pulled over for having a headlight out, and the cop proceeded to search my car based on the probable cause that it smelled super dank. I willingly gave them what I had in an attempt to decreasing the chance they would tear the whole thing apart, as it was very cold and I had to stand outside. After they were done searching, which was quick and painless, they wrote me what amounted to a speeding or parking ticket.

All I got was a small piece of paper telling me I had to pay my fine by a certain date or a bench warrant for my arrest would be issued. Afterwards, I went, I paid my fine, and after a year has passed, I can even petition to have the misdemeanor taken off my record. So, I wasn’t exactly blown away by these new policies in New York City. In fact, I was more surprised about the fact that it took the city this long just to decriminalize. I agree that it’s a step in the right direction, but a slow one.

Recently, the Cannabis movement has made great strides in medical and recreational legalization. These new policies in New York City may be a turning point in the movement if it seen in the right light. If people think “well even New York has come around”, instead of “wow it took them this long”, then it will be beneficial.

 

 

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CANNABIS DISCRIMINATION

Thursday , November 13th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

DISCRIMINATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY

CANNABIS DISCRIMINATION?

Do you ever find yourself showing up to the smoke circle with your best joint only to be embarrassingly informed that this group smokes bowls? While for the most part stoners like all forms of weed, some people may be pickier about how they toke up than others. This can be an awkward situation to find yourself in. I know that I like to assume I’m a fun person and every stoner will want to be my friend. This is not always the reality, and everyone will face this issue eventually.

If you find yourself discriminated against in the community for any reason, realize it’s probably not your fault. Clichés are bound to form in any community, whether it be the bowl smokers or the only Friday nights smokers. As sad as it is to think, people are discriminated against every day by other people within the community. These divisions can be expected in any large community that spans other diversity categories. One of the most amazing things about the cannabis community is the amount of differences that can be found in these people that come together to smoke.

These differences can at times tear us apart, and this is not a unique situation to the cannabis community. Some look towards the progress of same-sex legalization to see where cannabis legalization should go next, but there are other points from the LGBT community that we should look at as well. There is division and discrimination from between the labels and certain subgroups in the LGBT community, but it has not torn them apart. They have learned that, no matter what their differences, they are part of the same community working towards common goals.

This division is harmful to any community, but especially to the Cannabis Community. We are currently fighting for our rights, and division within the community can only harm this movement. While I know it’s not feasible for every stoner to band together or even get along, having the idea in the back of your mind might change the way you approach new people within the community.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are meeting new people, always keep an open mind, no matter where they come from or whether they smoke. If you meet some new people that do smoke, use common interests to gain ground and establish a relationship. If you find that you may not be suited to be best friends, at least attempt to maintain a professional demeanor. While I’m not saying you have to get along with everyone, you should at least try to remain civil for all occasions. You never know what contacts you may need in the future. We can’t fix everything overnight, but as long as a couple of people read this and have it in mind, we will be stronger.

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CLICK-N-HIT PRODUCT REVIEW

Monday , November 10th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

Products: Click-N-Hit

Items Provided by: Click-N-Hit.com

 

Stoner Score: 4 out of 5 pot leaves!

 

ABOUT THE CLICK-N-HIT (FROM THE MANUFACTURER)

Click-N-Hit is a portable “vaporizer style” smoking pipe device with a compact 4 stage design, complete with a built-in wind proof butane-refillable torch lighter. This is not your traditional vaporizer since it uses a direct flame to ignite the smoking substance. The Click-N-Hit pipe is all you need! Featured here is the first huge innovation in decades that will change the way you smoke…. Forever. Just load it up with your favorite legal herb or pipe tobacco then Click-N-Hit. This is the reinvention of the traditional “One-hitter”, “Dugout” devices. Smoke any time with the click of a button. No more carrying around grinders and tins, you can leave your pipe, rolling papers and even your lighter at home. Easy one-handed operation for multitasking and smoking on the go.

 

SMOKING WITH STYLE’S CLICK-N-HIT REVIEW

The Click-N-Hit is basically a pipe and lighter combo. This device is not to be confused with a vaporizer since it ignites the marijuana as opposed to vaporizing it. All-in-all, the Click-N-Hit is a good product. To give you an idea of why we gave a favorable “Four Marijuana Leaf” rating, we’ve included the short list of pros and cons:

PROS:

- Easy to use pipe and lighter (all-in-one) device.
- A better alternative for those who like to “smoke” as opposed to “vape.”
- Portable = “Stashable.”
- Torch flame can be manually adjusted.
- You can use the torch-style lighter by itself for other purposes as needed.
- Wind-resistant flame.

CONS:

- Does not (cannot) come with butane so you’ll need to fill it yourself.
- Metal parts around the torch flame can get very hot (careful when putting back into your pocket).

 

 BUD SAYS: For $19.95, the Click-N-Hit is a great option if you are looking for a portable pipe/lighter/stash combo.

Toke to ya soon,

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OHIO CANNABIS LEGALIZATION

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OHIO CANNABIS LEGALIZATION EFFORTS

Marijuana legalization efforts in Ohio.

With all of the press over the recent elections, legalization is looking pretty good right now. Oregon and Alaska became the third and fourth states to legalize recreational use of cannabis. Advocates on all levels have been busy at work planning the campaigns that made these elections possible. Of course, a lot of the success can be attributed to a general changing of attitudes across the United States. Even though the initiative in Florida for medical marijuana didn’t get the 60% it needed to pass, it still had over 50% of the vote.

Now that we are seeing legalization spread through new states, what’s next? Probably not Ohio. Along with Oregon, Alaska, and Florida voters, some Ohio voters were expecting to see a cannabis issue on their ballots as well. This initiative would have added an amendment to the Ohio constitution, giving medical marijuana cardholders similar protections as those afforded in other states. The initiative was not able to gather enough signatures in time to make it on the ballot.

I saw signature collectors for this initiative at three different events, but they were all similar events. These tactics may not have been effective enough, as they would have seen a lot of the same people at these events. Also, I hate to admit it, but I am not registered to vote yet, as are a lot of 18-22 year olds. This is a large portion of the cannabis community that would be a vital resource to tap into if legalization is going to take place in Ohio.

This was a setback for legalization in Ohio. Since Colorado and Washington broke the rules and legalized first, it’s the trendy thing to do. Initiatives put to the vote in the next six years will have an easier time passing than those that take their time. Right now, the shift of power is in our favor. A lot of social change is happening, and cannabis is a part of that. Advocates need to capitalize on the momentum, and take these campaigns forward.

States that do not see individual legalization in the next six years are unlikely to legalize before the federal government. Our entire nation is moving in this direction, and it has become a national issue. While it may be too early to speculate on the next presidential election, the current administration has made softer comments on cannabis than previous administrations. After all, we inhale, that is the point. By the time all states are ready to legalize at an individual level, it will have become a non-issue; it will already be legal. It would be a victory for Ohio if they can legalize before the federal government.

Naturally, everyone working towards legalization would be happy to see it occur, no matter what the circumstances. Any victory is worth celebrating, and Oregon and Alaska have shown us that in this past election. Even if Ohio does not jump on the bandwagon and legalize soon, it is bound to succumb in the end, with every other state. I would be happy to see legalization on the national level, but I would be especially prideful to see my home state of Ohio reach that conclusion on their own.

We have always been a swing state, but here we have fallen just a little too conservative. If Ohio can legalize before the federal government, it will be easier to accept. If we legalize, it is our decision, and it not being imposed upon us. Once the federal government legalizes, they will face backlash in even more conservative states because of the bad feelings that arise when the government tells people what to do.

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FREE MARIJUANA

Wednesday , November 5th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

FREE MARIJUANA GIFT CARD

M1pAODOD_400x400It has come to our attention that a company called Hemp House is offering a gift card for an 1/8th of cannabis from two Denver dispensaries!

 

DETAILS

Hemp House is a self funded company based in Denver, CO. Started by two young entrepreneurs, on a mission to make a difference.

Hemp House Presents: The Hemp Pack.

When you order your bundle you will receive two Hemp T-Shirts, Canvas Hemp House Bag, & Gift Card for an 1/8th of Cannabis from two Denver dispensaries. $4.89 dollar shipping to the U.S.A.

 

CONTENTS

  • Two 55% Hemp 45% Organic Cotton T-Shirts. (Black & Charcoal)
  • Hemp House Canvas Cinch Sack
  • Gift Card for an 1/8th of Cannabis
  • Stickers & other surprises

 

WHERE TO REDEEM YOUR GIFT CARD FOR FREE MARIJUANA

Colorado Harvest Company

1178 S Kalamath St, Denver, CO 80223 (303) 777-1840

Evergreen Apothecary

1568 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210  (303) 722-1227

 

ABOUT HEMP HOUSE CLOTHING

  • Sustainable, durable & unique clothing options for your closet.
  • Quality before quantity. Hemp is anti-microbial, anti-mildew, & naturally UV resistant. This is why we choose hemp over any other fiber.
  • Education is key. Prohibition has masked the major benefits of Cannabis Hemp. So, lets make a difference in our world. Together, we can spread the word.
  • Our goal is to help lead the Hemp industry in a positive direction.
  • Hemp is a much more sustainable option for: Clothing/Fiber – Food/Protein – Housing/Building Materials – Fuel. In other words, Hemp has the power to change the world & create a more sustainable/friendly environment for future generations. This is why we picked hemp & we hope this is why you do too.

 

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MARIJUANA INFUSED BLOODY MARY

Monday , November 3rd, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

Hangover-Curing Bloody Mary

Did you know that the “Mary” in a Bloody Mary is actually marijuana? Well, it is when you make it this way.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup tomatoes, not drained
  • 1 cup finely chopped, medium green bell pepper
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumbers
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup medium, chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons marijuana oil
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 drops Worcestershire sauce

To make this powerful Bloody Mary, put all of the ingredients in a blender, blend, pour and enjoy. Now, there isn’t proof that a Bloody Mary will cure a hangover, but most of us who’ve had a little bit too much fun with alcohol know its magical powers. Now, imagine the added benefits you gain from adding marijuana to it. Between the vodka and the marijuana oils, you should be feeling just fine.

 

HOW TO MAKE THE MARIJUANA OIL

Anyone who has ever made a Bloody Mary knows that the recipe for the drink is pretty standard. But how do you make the marijuana oil that gives this drink an added punch?

I Love Growing Marijuana has great instructions for making marijuana oil. Make yourself a batch, then keep it around for your Bloody Mary, salad dressing, or any recipe that calls for cooking oil. You can also learn how to make marijuana butter and marijuana milk at that same link.

The amount of marijuana oil that you use in the recipe will depend on your personal preference. Add as much as you need to get relief. You can’t really hurt anything by going a little heavy on the oil. Just make sure you don’t run out of it.

 

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THE ROLE OF MARIJUANA IN TYPE 2 DIABETES

Wednesday , October 29th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

MARIJUANA AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

Marijuana has been controversially used in the treatment of numerous illnesses. The list of demonstrated benefits may experience an addition very soon since researchers have revealed compounds present in marijuana that might aid in controlling metabolic ailments, or to be precise, Type 2 Diabetes.

The question presently at hand is whether marijuana has a role in weight loss.

Scientists in southern England are secretly growing marijuana vegetation using GW Medicines, bred to yield diverse volumes of cannabinoids, which are elements extracted from the plants. Cannabinoids are substances that trigger cannabinoid receptors in the human body, which in turn might have an effect on cardiovascular and gastrointestinal activity, bones and overall pain management.

GW Pharmaceuticals has presently manufactured a drug from cannabinoid that is called Sativex (an oromucosal spray that eases cancerous pain as well as treating signs of manifold neuropathic pain and sclerosis). Researchers announced a discovery of two substances, THCV and cannabidiol, found in the leaves of marijuana that can intensify the quantity of calories your body burns.

This discovery demonstrates that these particular two constituents can be used to treat Type 2 Diabetes in animals. Consequently, it opens possibilities for drugs that can treat metabolic disorders which are an amalgamation of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, which escalate a person’s opportunity of suffering a heart ailment or a stroke.

Both cannabidiol and THCV has been shown to help with levels of fat and how your body reacts to insulin. Precisely, researchers discovered that THCV augmented sensitivity to insulin in animals by guarding the cells that manufacture insulin.

Possible negative effects of marijuana:

As much as we are investigating the effect of marijuana on diabetes, let’s not forget to focus on its possible negative effects on the human body. Studies have shown that cannabis has a numerous effect on blood glucose regulation depending on dosage. These include:

  • Concentration and memory related complications which may affect glycaemia control.
  • High appetite and a thirst for sweet and fatty foodstuff that subsequently may result in hyperglycemia (unusual high levels of blood sugar).
  • Compromised tolerance to glucose and hyperglycemia when used heavily.

Potential benefits of marijuana:

Researchers have found significant health benefits of cannabis in regards to diabetics. These include:

  • It can stabilize blood sugar level.
  • It can suppress arterial inflammation regularly experienced by diabetics which leads to a cardiovascular ailment.
  • It can prevent nerve irritation and ease neuropathy pain in diabetics by stimulating brain and body receptors.
  • It can lower blood pressure that can aid in reducing the danger of a heart disease and further complications.
  • It can assist in keeping blood vessels open and advance blood circulation.
  • It plays a vital role in easing muscle contractions and gastrointestinal (GI) syndromes.
  • Finally, it can be of use in the manufacture of topical ointments that can get rid of neuropathic pain and itchy feeling in the feet and hand as well.

Marijuana elements have also been related to a reduction in intra-ocular pressure (fluid pressure in the eye) in people ailing from glaucoma. An eye sickness instigated by disorders that sternly limit blood flow into the eye, such as severe retinopathy diabetes.

The main focus to this project is on diabetes, since this ailment is so prevalent, and a national insurance number is necessary in effectively managing diabetes.

Marijuana and its constituents present an extensive range of medicinal possibilities. Hopefully, these discoveries will give way to an effective cure to this ailments associated with obesity such as Type 2 Diabetes

 

 

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CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT EVENTS

Monday , October 6th, 2014 | Posted By: Bud S. Moker, Th.C.

10% OFF YOUR CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT REGISTRATION

The National Cannabis Industry Association is proud to present the first annual Cannabis Business Summit, a series of events which offer cannabis business leaders a national stage to discuss best practices and business developments from around the industry.National Cannabis Industry Association Logo

NCIA is pleased to offer readers of Smoking with Style an exclusive discount at any of the upcoming four events. Simply enter the code TDSWS10 to receive 10% off registration.

These events will provide essential educational and networking opportunities, making it a must for any cannabis industry professional. Visit them online, and register at http://cannabisbusinesssummit.com/.

Our upcoming events include:

Infused Product And Extraction Symposium: Denver CO October 27-29, 2014
The infused and extracted product revolution is sweeping the nation. Industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and newcomers will gather to learn and discuss best practices and cutting edge technologies surrounding this movement.

Cannabis Tax and Law Symposium: San Diego, CA January 14-15, 2015
This two day conference will educate Accountants, Lawyers and business owners about the complexities of the doing business in the cannabis industry. Best practices will be presented by experts in the industry who have weathered the legislative storm, and have an inside view of the current legal environment. CPEs and CLEs will be presented upon completion of this conference!

Cultivation Management Symposium:  Seattle March 3-5,2015
This three-day conference will showcase presentations from leaders in the cannabis cultivation arena. From horticulture techniques to the best business practices of running a grow, the cultivation management symposium will bring together the best and brightest from around the country.

Cannabis Policy and Reform Symposium: Washington DC  April 24th, 2015
Without a strong political machine driving legal reforms across the country, there would be no cannabis industry. This one day conference focuses on the latest efforts to reform state and federal marijuana laws. The event will be held alongside NCIA’s lobby days, and will feature both panel discussions as well as an interactive workshop teaching you how to lobby for cannabis reform. Join us for this pre- lobby day conference and workshop!

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States.

 

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