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Strain Review: Sour Grapes

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Sour Grapes is a hybrid strain that is commonly confused with the strain Sour Grape. However, they are two entirely different strains. Sour Grapes is also sometimes called “Grape Stomper.” I have been seeing it all over the dispensaries lately, so I figured it was time to give it a try. I picked up some crumble, some shatter, and some bud, just to see how each one differed. The crumble and the bud smelled really strongly the second I opened the containers. It had the sharp scent of something incredibly sour—similarly to those sour sucking candies that, according to rumor, had to be reformulated because they were banned in the late 1990s. The buds' crystals were not as shimmery as those of a lot of plants, but it was sticky…
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Oregon vs. Colorado Recreational Regulation: The Difference is in the Details

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[caption id="attachment_2374" align="alignleft" width="300"] photo credit: Potlandia via photopin (license)[/caption] On Wednesday, July 1, recreational cannabis became legal in the state of Oregon. Well, sort of. Much in the same way recreational cannabis became legal to consume and carry in Colorado from November 2012 - January 1, 2013, Oregonians can now enjoy a recreational joint under certain circumstances without the fear of prosecution. The similarities don’t stop there, but neither do the differences. Like any state-run governance of unknown background such as recreational cannabis, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to begin to regulate. Anything considered ‘wrong’ will simply be discussed and reworded or reworked in future legislative sessions, and anything considered ‘right’ will obviously stay as is. Nevertheless, it would be unwise to assume the laws in Oregon…
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Pot Tax Holiday by the Numbers

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Thanks to a legislative provision in the Colorado Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights, the ‘pot tax holiday’ is a reality. Marijuana users statewide have marked their calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. September 16, 2015 will go down in infamy to many partakers of the Colorado chronic. By the same legislative measure, the 10% recreational marijuana tax was permanently reduced to 8% in July 2017. The fanfare about House Bill 15-1367 in social media circles has been swift and - not surprisingly - mostly positive. Most Coloradans have seen or heard the story of the impending pot tax holiday and eventual recreational marijuana tax reduction through their Colorado-based news platform of choice, by now. What the Colorado public may not know is exactly what the holiday and recreational tax reduction does…
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Marijuana Bills Rejected in 2015

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The Seventieth General Assembly of the Colorado legislature has been busy. Very busy. Both the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives pushed highly publicized bills to the Governor’s desk for approval before the May 6 end of session deadline. Most pieces of legislation were quickly approved by Governor Hickenlooper. Others - like the bill potentially eliminating red light cameras - were quickly vetoed, much to the chagrin of the masses. Still other bills were inexplicably killed on either the House or Senate floor, awaiting another year before the possibility of change. The rain barrel collection amendment to the Colorado constitution being the largest. Often, it is the rejected and vetoed legislation that can have a larger impact on the Colorado public than any similar legislation that passes. Marijuana regulation and…
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Strain Review: Alien OG

Strains
Alien OG is a strain that has been growing in popularity as of late. When I went to my local dispensary, I noticed that it was being offered and I had yet to try it. Being in a medical state, I have access to a lot of really wonderful strains, but I had not been lucky enough to come across Alien OG until about two weeks ago. Of course, I had to buy some flowers and some concentrate to give this hyped strain a try. Both the flowers and the concentrate smelled pretty skunky when I opened the containers. There was a slight pine undertone to the scent. It had a deep green color with a lot of nice, juicy crystals in each nugget of herb. The concentrate was more…
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