Jul 142016
 July 14, 2016
New Episode of Charlo's Place: Making Dabs with Extracted CEO Ryan Hedrick

Yesterday, Extracted Colorado founder and CEO Ryan Hedrick swings by Charlo’s Place to offer education on rosin tech and to discuss his decision to go from being an employee to a boss. Ryan explains how you can make your own dabs at home with a flat iron and why he says this method of pressing rosin to create concentrates is better than other extraction methods. The Extracted CEO goes on to tell the story of how he went from working through the ranks at a number of processing sites to creating and running Extracted Colorado, a wildly popular early stage concentrate

May 222016
 May 22, 2016
NBA Champion John Salley On The Smokebox With BReal

It’s no secret that I am a big basketball fan. I watched John Salley growing up when he played in the NBA, and what he did to the Portland Trailblazers during the 1990 NBA Finals is unforgivable. But with that being said, John Salley has been an outspoken supporter of reforming marijuana laws in professional sports, and came out in defense of current NBA player Kevin Durant when Kevin Durant was seen dropping some cannabis on the ground before getting into a vehicle. John Salley is one of a growing number of former athletes to come out in support of

Apr 242016
 April 24, 2016
Rick Doblin Speaking At #SSDP2016

I remember back when I was growing up, there was no internet. Well, there was a rudimentary form of the internet, but it hadn’t been ‘created by Al Gore’ yet. If you don’t understand that reference, you are likely much younger than I am. Today information is at people’s fingertips, and awareness spreads so much faster as a result. A great example of that is a video that was uploaded by Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP). The video was made by Rick Doblin, who was basically cyber presenting at the recent SSDP conference via the video. Now I’m cyber

Mar 052016
 March 5, 2016
Marijuana Jobs Report For February 2016

The marijuana jobs for February 2016 is out. It looks like jobs were up across the board in every state. The largest jumps in jobs by percentage of growth were in the Pacific Northwest. As a lifelong resident of the Northwest, that doesn’t surprise me because it’s beautiful here and the cannabis is amazing. The top jobs in demand last month revolved around website/online stuff, which I thought was really cool for obvious reasons. Below is the video report, courtesy of THC University:

Feb 202016
 February 20, 2016
2016 SoCal High Times Medical Cannabis Cup Entries

I attended the 2012 SoCal High Times Medical Cannabis Cup when it was held in Los Angeles. Due to various reasons, the event was later moved to San Bernardino to the NOS Center. I have attended other events at that venue, but never a Cannabis Cup. It’s a stellar location, and when the Cup is involved, I’d imagine it was nothing short of fantastic. Below are entries to the Cup, from edibles to concentrates to various flower strains. If you are like me, and couldn’t attend the Cup, this is a great way to live vicariously through others that were

Feb 142016
 February 14, 2016
Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rule - For The Love Of Bud

Bill Maher recently covered the topic of marijuana on his show, as he does from time to time. As usual, his bit was full of witty points mixed in with some insensitive ones, but that’s Bill Maher. At least he is consistent! I love that Bill Maher highlights Raymond, a military veteran who has been having problems in Kansas treating his ailments with medical marijuana, and when he tried to move to Colorado to do so legally, had his kids taken away. Also Bill Maher breaks out a doobie and smokes on camera, which is entertaining to say the least. Below

Feb 062016
 February 6, 2016
The Real Cannabis Culture (Video)

I have never been to the Emerald Cup before. I know, I know. It’s definitely something that I don’t have a good excuse for. I have always wanted to go and am very hopeful that I’ll make it to the next one. WeedMaps recently released a video recap of the last Emerald Cup. It’s a recap unlike any I’ve ever seen before. Most recaps just do a couple of interviews and show footage of people walking around and some panoramic views of booths. This video shows a ton of interviews, and focuses more on the culture that goes along with

Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Marijuana Jobs Report For January 2016

It’s the start of a new month, which means that there’s a new marijuana jobs report for the previous month. THC University puts out this jobs video each month, and I always like to see which states are adding new jobs, and at what rate. Everyone and their grandma right now wants to get a job in the industry, and I can’t blame them. It’s a great time to start a cannabis career! Below is the video report for January 2015:

Feb 032016
 February 3, 2016
Oregon Recreational Marijuana License "Temporary Rules and Application Process" Video

I came across this video from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) via the Cannabis Collaborative Conference’s website and felt it was worth passing along. I know there are a lot of people getting their rec apps in order in Oregon, and even if you aren’t, it’s still an interesting video to watch. Permanent rules are being worked out right now, and this video covers the temporary rules that will be in place until full implementation of Oregon Measure 91 takes effect, as well as the application process.  The video is 48 minutes long and is broken up into two