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Cheech & Chong’s JOINT Oscars Venture


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It has been weeks after Kevin Hart was booted from hosting the Academy Awards this year.  After his troubling stint with using gay slurs on social media, Kevin Hart resigned his position as host for show.  Ever since then, Hollywood has had a tough time finding their new replacement.

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Multiple celebrities were up for discussion these past few weeks.  There was even talk that cast members of The Avengers would fill in as hosts.  But the best choice comes from the infamous comedic stoner duo Cheech and Chong (Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin).

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Cheech and Chong recently announced a plan that would say, ‘light up’ the Oscars this year.  Chong shared a short clip of him and Cheech Marin offering their services to be this year’s host for the Oscars.  Users took to Twitter with the best pot puns imaginable.  It certainly would bring much HIGHER quality to the 91st Academy Awards.

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This is a great publicity stunt that took a tragic PR nightmare and recycled it into a humorous joke.  The award shows have gone ‘Up in Smoke’ these past few years, so Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin could be the hosts we needed in life.  With cannabis legalization looming around the nation, it wouldn’t hurt to have two infamous stoners host this year.  Better yet, it would push the legal agenda even further!

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Since we can’t find any trending stars to help host this year’s Academy Awards, Cheech and Chong could be our best bet.  They have already flipped a PR nightmare into a series of pot puns all around Twitter.  Since they generated positive buzz around social media, they would certainly keep the show ‘lit’ for the year.

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With that, here’s to hoping Tommy Chong and Cheech Marin become the fill-in for the 91st Academy Awards.  It’ s definitely HIGH time to make this happen.

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Musk’s Hyper-loop Tunnel Into the Future


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Elon Musk has been all around the news lately, known as one of the hottest entrepreneurs around.  He is the founder and CEO of companies such as Tesla, Inc. as well as SpaceX.  When he isn’t working on projects involving Teslas or space, Musk is always out there in the public eye.  One of his recent stints included consuming some cannabis on The Joe Rogan Experience (which you can read up more on here).

Whatever the case may be, Elon Musk definitely has some bright ideas for the country.  His latest project involves a huge tunnel in Los Angeles.  That tunnel will make way for something known as… hyper-loop travel.

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You heard me right – hyper-loop traveling is happening very soon!  Elon Musk released a video this past weekend showcasing him walking through the two-mile tunnel created by his company the Boring Company (a subsidiary of SpaceX).  The tunnel extends from SpaceX’s office in Hawthorne, California to an LA suburb.  This tunnel is set to open on December 10th,with the aim to reduce traffic congestion within Los Angeles.  These tunnels will utilize autonomous, electric skates to move about 8-16 passengers at a speed of 124-155 mph.

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It sounds like something straight out of Futurama – human beings entering an enclosed tube, only to be shot hundreds of miles per hour from one destination to another.  Human beings will soon be able to travel to farther destination within HOURS, even MINUTES.  Hyper-loop traveling is something man has been dreaming about for DECADES.

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Hyper-loop traveling is the future of transportation here in America.  The science behind this concept is so innovative and revolutionary; but in a sense, it also takes some time to ponder about.  Human beings have been traveling over hundreds of miles in such quick speed (through airplanes and by trains), but hyper-loop is a completely unique mode of traveling.  Before we start establishing hyper-loop tunnels all across the nation, we will have to start small with Los Angeles.

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Nevertheless, the fact that hyper-loop traveling is becoming more of a reality is truly a glorious thing to behold.  It won’t be long until tunnels start being constructed all across the nation.  Soon we will be living in a world where Boston citizens will be able to land in New York City via hyper-loop tunnels in under an hour.  Just imagine the countless number of business opportunities that await us in the near future.

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With that, Elon Musk is one of many pioneers of the not-so-distant future.  More hyper-loop tunnels plan to open across Los Angeles, connecting more paths underneath the bustling city.  This is a PR miracle that will make history for the years to come in the name of technology.

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You won’t have to dream about the future anymore – because the future is already here.

The Final Straw for Plastic Straws


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Happy Monday, fellow readers!  Lately I have been hearing a lot about plastic straws being banned and whatnot.  Various states (California and New York City for example) have been taking serious measures to eradicate plastic straws from businesses alike.  The main reasoning deals with the environmental impact plastic straws have in our natural world.

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Hundreds of millions of plastic straws are used every day.  Each one gets tossed into the trash, polluting the ecosystem in the process.  To think that one of the most popular accessories for beverages causes serious pollution within our earth.

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With that in mind, its time we start alternating the straw to become a better product.  The answer could be, say, make the straw become REUSABLE to use for longer periods of time!

Well folks – I can tell you in this 21st century period…that type of technology certainly exists.  I give you… FinalStraw.

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FinalStraw is the world’s first reusable and collapsible straw.  This nifty straw comes compact inside a small case that fits on your key chain.  Just pull the straw out and place it right into your favorite beverage.  Whether your sipping on a cold soda on a hot day or binging on your favorite craft beer, FinalStraw is the reusable straw to use.  You can order your FinalStraw on November 2018.

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Not only is FinalStraw great for the environment, but it also puts you at a social-cultural advantage as well.  Cities like Seattle and San Francisco have banned or are planning to ban plastic straw use.  With that in mind, many restaurants are even taking out straws (and some even charging customers for them as well!)  FinalStraw will be the trending reusable straw being spread nationwide.  Eventually that buzz will hit right into Boston in the future.

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There is an environmental movement happening in this country and one solution we have is FinalStraw.  FinalStraw is the key to cutting through this monstrous pollution problem we have on earth.  Straws have been used for thousands of years and its time we modified our beloved beverage accessory to help our planet even more.  There is no need to completely eradicate straws – the real solution lies in rejuvenating the straw become more beneficial to society.

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Our politics change every day, so our traditional products need a little fine tuning here and there.  FinalStraw provides a fine tuning to the original plastic straw we’ve all learned to love.

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Be sure to order your FinalStraw this fall.  This will be the FINAL STRAW for plastic straws here on earth.

Cannabis + LGBTQ Pride at The Stud


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Pride week may be over in Boston, but many other cities are still celebrating or getting their celebrations started as well.  Popular cities like San Francisco don’t have their parade starting until near the end of June.  Being that San Francisco is the heart of many progressive sub-communities, LGBTQ residents get a lot more creative in their pride celebrations.  Celebratory events are about to get a lot more unique now that the recreational cannabis industry is booming around California.

When pride events and recreational cannabis mix together, you create something truly fantastic.  And ironically enough, that is just what is happening here in San Francisco nightclub The Stud.

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June 14th is PUFF – A queer cannabis appreciation/drag pride party.  The event celebrates cannabis consumers within the LGBTQ community.  It’s a combination of a pride event all while celebrating legalized cannabis in San Francisco.

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DJ Sergio Fedasz spins your favorite 420-themed tunes as everyone meets and greets before the show.  After that, DJ Dank hosts a drag show featuring some of the best performers in the city.  There is also a stoner raffle that takes place throughout the event as well.  This event is held every 2nd Thursday from 7-10 PM.  While this event celebrates all things queer and cannabis, there is no cannabis consumption and distribution in or around Stud.

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The Stud has been open since 1966 and remains as the heart of San Francisco’s LGBTQ culture.  It was formerly located at the western end of Folsom Street, but eventually moved to the corner of Harrison and Ninth street in 1987.  Some famous icons that have entered the doors include Bjork, RuPaul, Charo, Etta James, and even Lady Gaga.  Fifty years later and the Stud continues to be an iconic bar for pride events.

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Ok folks, I have heard of pride events all around Boston and this right here takes pride to a WHOLE other level.  Think about it – the LGBTQ audiences come together to the Stud to celebrate recreational cannabis use in San Francisco.  You basically have this incredible combination of sub-communities forming together under one legendary bar in one of the most iconic cities of all time.  To date, this is the only cannabis-themed LGBTQ appreciation event anywhere in America (better, yet anywhere in the WORLD!).

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San Francisco continues to push the envelope with their bold pride celebrations every year.  Its things like the Folsom Street Fair and Amsterdam-style cannabis lounges that flourishes the city’s reputation even higher.  Surprisingly enough, it still remains as the top LGBTQ friendly city here in America.

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What we are left is two PR miracles meshed together into one amazing sandwich.  The cannabis industry is in full swing in California and is even helping businesses as well as other industries.  San Francisco was a historic town for both the LGBTQ and cannabis community, so it only makes sense to mix them together in one special occasion.  This is definitely one sandwich that will be easy to swallow for years to come.

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This is the time to celebrate not just LGBTQ pride, but also cannabis pride as well.  Whether you are a trans female who enjoys smoking joints or a gay masculine man who is an avid dabber, every audience of the LGBTQ community should enjoy some cannabis.  Cannabis touches all colors of the psychedelic rainbow.

High Times PR Nightmare #420


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Another year, another 4/20 celebration has come and gone.  It was a great weekend to celebrate cannabis use here in the United States.  Recreational dispensaries are in full swing to open this summer here in Massachusetts, so there is a lot to be excited about this year.  Its only a matter of time before Massachusetts catches up with the other legal states.

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Even still, the legal states have been facing their share of problems over the years.  Legality issues have only been causing more roadblocks for the thriving cannabis industry here in the United States.  One incident sparked a PR nightmare involving a High Times event in San Bernardino.

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By a vote of 6-0, San Bernardino City Council denied High Times’ application. The High Times Cannabis Cup was not allowed any sales of cannabis products during the three-day event.  Participants were able to consume cannabis at the event, but they weren’t able to purchase any of it from the vendors.  Per order of the California Board of Cannabis Control, local governments had to approve events two months in advance.  Only problem was that San Bernardino never had a system to issue such permits until earlier in April.  This last-minute move only angered many participants.

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Due to this sudden change, High Times offered the option to refund your ticket.  Tickets ranged from $60-$420 for those that wanted a refund.  It was definitely a smart PR move of High Times to satisfy those who were looking to purchase cannabis at the event.

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Ironically enough, legalization of recreational cannabis has only made it MORE difficult for High Times to hold the Cannabis Cup.  Cannabis is fully legal in California, but businesses have little to no system put in place to hold public events.  It’s a shocking PR nightmare that highlighted the amount of work cannabis businesses still have.

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This wasn’t the first PR nightmare High Times had to deal with when planning an event.  High Times ran into a problem last year in Las Vegas when they held the event on Native American land (more on that previous PR nightmare here).  Even in the face of legal cannabis, businesses like High Times are finding it hard to promote cannabis products at their events.  It doesn’t have to do with the fact that cannabis is illegal; rather, the problem lies in the fact that many businesses do not have set plans for how to carry out events like the Cannabis Cup.

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So the good news is this – recreational cannabis sales are legal in California.  Bad news is that there is still so much work to be done in allowing businesses to sell cannabis products in major events.  We have fought long and hard to allow cannabis to be sold recreationally, yet there are still many legality roadblocks we have to push through.

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California was able to make recreational cannabis shops legal and they can definitely work to allow cannabis products to be sold at The High Times Cannabis Cup.  All it takes is just a little more creativity and they can finally feature products in other events.

For now, we have a lot of work to get through in order to prevent companies like High Times from running into more political PR nightmares.