Weekend Papers: Just some stories that have attracted our attention this past week


Title: A Houston Couple Got A Side Of Marijuana With Their McDonald’s Order

Author: Civilized

Date: April 2018

URL: https://www.civilized.life/articles/a-houston-couple-got-a-side-of-marijuana-with-their-mcdonalds-order/?utm_source=Civilized+Newsletter&utm_campaign=df0f714d67-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8343e8fe68-df0f714d67-164285333


“As soon as I opened it, there was marijuana sitting right on the top inside of a sandwich bag, right on top of the food. I immediately screamed for him and was like, ‘Babe, come here! Come see what’s going on!’”

After the couple took a picture of their surprise bag of cannabis, they called McDonald’s to find out what happened, but the staff couldn’t explain to Terrance how cannabis became a burger topping.



Canadian coffee giant partners with marijuana company to create recreational stores


Title: These Professions Are The Most Likely To Consume Marijuana, According To The CDC

Author: Civilized

Date: April 2018

URL: https://www.civilized.life/articles/these-professions-are-the-most-likely-to-consume-marijuana-according-to-the-cdc/?utm_source=Civilized+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d9e863bec8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_01_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8343e8fe68-d9e863bec8-164285333


After surveying over 10,000 workers in Colorado, the agency found that 14.6 percent said they consumed marijuana in some form in the last 30 days. The highest employees were the 32 percent of food servers and preparers who said they used marijuana at least once in the last month, which isn’t surprising if you’re familiar with Anthony Bourdain.

The runner-up was also in the hospitality industry. Just under one-third (30 percent) of people in the “accommodation and food services” industry said they consumed cannabis in the last month. Since those employees probably work alongside the top demo, it seems like the preparers and servers are bogarting joints from the hostesses and busboys.

In third place (at 28 percent) were people working in “arts, design, entertainment, sports and media” (no comment).

Rounding off the list of top consumers was a four-way tie among of workers in “production,” “life, physical and social science,” “sales” and “installation, maintenance and repair.” Between 19 to 21 percent of those professionals said they enjoyed a puff in the last month.


Title: Reefer Madness: The Musical – April 6-28 – Luckily Today is the last day !

Author: The Cannabist

Date: April 2018

URL: https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/04/420-denver-guide-marijuana-concerts-events/100957/


Equinox Theatre Company Presents: Reefer Madness: The Musical, a play written by Kevin Murphy and Dan Studney. The musical will premiere this week at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver and runs April 6 through 28. $20 in advance/$25 at the door, find tickets here.



Title: Lawrence Kansas Police Adice on Reporting Your Cannabis Theft

Date: April 18 2018

URL: https://mobile.twitter.com/LawrenceKS_PD/status/986263294800486401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2018%2F04%2F17%2Flawrence-kansas-police-win-twitter-with-this-take-on-420-day%2F



Title: Cannabis Mascara Will Cure your Clumpy Lashes !

Author: The Daily Mail

Date: 19 April 2018

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5631583/Milk-Makeup-launches-CANNABIS-oil-infused-mascara-ahead-4-20.html


One of the most hotly anticipated weed-themed beauty releases of the moment is Milk Makeup’s aptly named Kush mascara, launching April 20, in honor of 4/20, the code in cannabis culture that refers to the consumption of the drug at around 4.20pm.

Milk decided to include CBD-rich cannabis oil in its Kush formula after it found that the oil kept lashes looking fresh and not clumpy or dried out throughout the day.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5631583/Milk-Makeup-launches-CANNABIS-oil-infused-mascara-ahead-4-20.html#ixzz5E0LFWbPb

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Title: Sixth Highest Users In The World vs Draconian Laws

Author: Ozy.com

Date: 24 April 2018

URL: https://www.ozy.com/fast-forward/will-france-wake-up-and-smell-the-medical-pot/86320


He’s facing an uphill battle. French usage of marijuana is among the highest in Europe — U.N. statistics indicate that 11.1 percent of French people use it, the sixth-highest rate in the world. That’s way above the Netherlands, the famed haven of hedonism. But France’s laws are among the most draconian of any country in the region: Even though 700,000 people report consuming weed daily, that use could land them a year in jail and a fine of more than $4,500. Hemp farmers aren’t allowed to use leaves or flowers from the plant, and it’s illegal to grow any hemp plant with THC levels higher than 0.2 percent.


Title: Former Disney Architect Now Designs Cannabis Stores

Author: The Cannabist

Date: 24 April 2017

URL:  https://www.thecannabist.co/2018/04/24/architect-disney-cannabis-retail-stores/100869/


From Disneyland to dispensaries faster than you can say “Magic Mountain”.

Architectural design firm The McBride Company, headquartered in Vermont, has created everything from restaurants to hotels, theaters, casinos and most notably over the last two decades, its been the sole design ambassador for Margaritaville. Now the firm is lending their eye to a whole new world: cannabis retail shops.

An expert at creating imaginative, impressive storylines, Johnnie Rush is the chief business innovation officer for the firm, with an equally impressive resume. He used to work as Vice President of Imagineering for Disney.



Title: Bootleg Bucha Brews Hemp Based Kombucha – Fans Go Wild

Author: Buffalo Rising

Date: 26 April 2018

URL: https://www.buffalorising.com/2018/04/bootleg-bucha-brews-first-hemp-based-kombucha-in-the-us/


Buffalo’s Bootleg Bucha recently launched a new product that no one quite expected, and now everyone is craving. The company released a hemp-based kombucha on 4-20 that is creating quite a stir with the Bootleg/hemp fan base. According to company co-founder, Jeff Empric, “We’re now licensed in NYS as a hemp processor – a license to process industrial hemp. We’re working with local farmers, and a drying plant of the East Side plant (Plant Science Laboratories) – they procure the hemp locally and dry it for us. They are currently looking to source more hemp from more farmers, to keep up with production.”



Title: A cat, who almost lost all of its nine lives after developing cancer, is purring again due to cannabis oil.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5650425/A-cat-developed-cancer-purring-taking-cannabis-oil.html#ixzz5E0O9nELM

Author: Daily Mail

Date: 24 April 2018

URL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5650425/A-cat-developed-cancer-purring-taking-cannabis-oil.html


Ginge was close to being put down when he developed a large tumour on his paw.

His owner Jacek Matusiak, 35, from Burton, said: ‘Putting him to sleep was imminent. He had two strokes, an enlarged liver, significant weight loss and tumour growth to the front paw pad.’

Despite being prescribed antibiotics and steroids by his vet, nothing seemed to work, until Mr Matusiak started feeding his pet cannabis-oil laced food after reading about how a cancer patient used the drug to overcome the disease.

Within just two days of putting five drops of the oil in Ginge’s food, the cat’s tumour shrunk rapidly, as well as the skeletal feline friend gaining weight, regaining his balance and finding his voice again.

Mr Matusiak, who is speaking out to raise awareness of cannabis oil’s benefits, said: ‘Everything else didn’t work, but we believe it was the oil we gave him that helped him out.’


Title: Estonian Province’s Residents Choose Marijuana Leaf as Herald

Author: Marijuana.com

Date: 19 April 2018

URL: https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/04/estonian-provinces-residents-choose-marijuana-leaf-as-herald/


he Estonian borough of Kanepi held a competition in December 2017 and January 2018 to choose a new coat of arms and flag following the incorporation of the Kõlleste and Valgjärv parishes into the Kanepi municipality. A cannabis leaf overwhelmingly won the vote and was approved by the the municipality’s evaluation committee in March 2018.

In December, 23 designs were submitted for the design contest, of which the rural municipality evaluation committee selected seven finalists, including the image of a cannabis leaf.

“Kanepi” means cannabis in Estonian , but the term does not derive from historical use of the herb as a medicine or a drug, but the ancient production of hemp in this southern Estonian region about 143 miles, or about 230 km, southeast of the capital, Tallinn.

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