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Kingdom Hearts III – January 2019


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Happy Monday folks!  As of right now, we have at least ONE week until Christmas begins.  The holidays are approaching quickly and Santa Claus is coming by real soon.  With that, MakeSandcastlesNotWar is switching over to Christmas/New Years mode for the next couple of weeks.  Business overall is slowing down, so now’s the time for reflecting upon what’s to come in the future.

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So let’s switch onto ‘Christmas’ mode – Lately I have been thinking about what I want Santa to bring me this year.  As I get older, my Christmas list gets shorter and shorter each time.  Usually the typical list now consists of clothes, money, candy and even books (and YES, weed IS on there as well).  But if finances weren’t an issue as far as gifts go, I’d like Santa to know that I am a size 1,000 sq. ft. for a beach house in Malibu, California.

In all seriousness, there is one amazing game being released that I am pumped about.  It’s the long-awaited sequel audiences have been waiting years for.  This game combines the incredible RPG story of Final Fantasy with some of Disney’s beloved characters.  I’m talking about… Kingdom Hearts III.

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Kingdom Hearts III – The latest installment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise.  Sora, Donald, and Goofy join together for another perilous adventure as they thwart Master Xehanort’s plan to bring together a second Keyblade War.  To do this, they must search for the seven Guardians of Light and retrieve the “Key to Return Hearts”.

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Throughout their adventures, the trio will be exploring many worlds from more famous Disney films.  Some of these famous titles include Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Hercules, Winnie the Pooh, Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End, and many others.  Other than exploring various worlds, more characters will be helping out on Sora’s latest journey.

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Not only will the Disney worlds be familiar, but Kingdom Hearts III will feature the same game mechanics from the previous titles.  Players fight off against enemies with the Keyblade, pulling off feisty combo moves along the way.  Sora’s Keyblade even has abilities that can wipe out enemies with one blow.  As you move throughout each world, the trio level up every now and then.

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You can snag your copy of Kingdom Hearts III for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One on January, 29th, 2019.  It may be a long wait after Christmas, but the final journey will all be worth it next year.

With that, 2019 will be a big year for Kingdom Hearts fans.  Kingdom Hearts III will showcase the final battle between Sora and Master Xehanort.

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Be sure to get your copy of Kingdom Hearts III on January 29th, 2019.

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11/30 Cannabis Reflective Philosophy


Greetings, fellow readers!  So very much has happened within the past few weeks that has spilled onto this week.  As we move towards the final month of the year, it’s time to discuss it in the best way possible… reflective philosophy.

Medical Cannabis Week Philosophy

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Medical Cannabis has had quite a week here in America.  New York is pushing strategies to include medical cannabis as part of their health care coverage.  The University of British Columbia is initiating their first study of cannabis’s effect on the opioid epidemic.  But one of the biggest PR miracles that is still shining on is the opening of recreational dispensaries here in Massachusetts.

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In just one day alone, over $440,000 was made by the two dispensaries combined.  Think about the basic math in this scenario — $440,000, made within just one day of sales.  Almost half a million dollars of sales of cannabis products on just that ONE day.  Edibles, flowers, tinctures, concentrates, topicals.  Hash, wax, flower, shatter, the whole nine yards.  All types of cannabis products sold for almost half a million dollars on November 20th.

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You don’t need to compute some math or search the latest article to know that over a million dollars was made in LESS than a week.  All you need is that final result and your mind can clearly pinpoints the foreshadowing through that number.  Let the numbers speak for themselves.  Words will just get jumbled around the background of this beautiful ending for this long-awaited arrival.  It’s such a winning number that you can barely wrap your head around what has happened.

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That’s when you just know… that was it.  Recreational cannabis has its biggest PR miracle that is growing faster than ever.  Hard work and a little patience helped lift this new aspect of the cannabis culture off the ground.  Only ten days have gone by, yet the future becomes clearer than ever.

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Then there is the other outcome you have to wonder about – the medical cannabis industry.  This is when you have to ask those big questions filled with complex answers.  What does the future truly hold for the medical cannabis industry?  Could there be hidden strategies that could keep this industry trending further?  If there were ever still a trend, what would it possibly look like?  Is there still something medical cannabis provides that recreational doesn’t?

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As the years go on, those questions become harder to answer.  With the wind starting to blow towards the recreational market, competition among businesses will be very interesting.  Strategies will become more advanced.

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At this point, there is very little data to ponder about within the next few days.  The holidays are starting very soon, so we must take time to celebrate this last month.

If there were anything to remember for today, it’s this – 2019 is looking to be MORE and MORE eventful for the cannabis industry.  Especially around Massachusetts.

MA Recreational Dispensaries – 11/20/2018


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Well folks, the day is finally here.  After months of waiting, we truly got what we wanted here in Massachusetts.  On this day in November 20th, 2018, Massachusetts opened its very first recreational dispensaries.

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These recreational cannabis dispensaries are open for all adults ages 21 or older.  They are not just exclusive businesses for medical cannabis patients; rather, these dispensaries are open to ALL kinds of cannabis consumers.  Not only are they exclusive for MA residents, but they are open for audiences from out of state as well.  All one needs is a driver’s license or ID to show that they are over the age of 21 and they will be granted access to the dispensary.

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We have FINALLY done it.  We have finally unlocked the golden PR miracle tucked away inside the treasure chest.  After months of mere patience, that miracle is finally out and shining brightly among the state of Massachusetts.  Sure, the roll out became slower than usual; but you know what they say – patience is a virtue.  All one had to do was become patient and the gift will come to them eventually.

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This is a special kind PR miracle that will make history for years to come.  What we have unearthed is the very beginning of what’s to come for a brighter future.  Now that recreational dispensaries have been thrown into the mix, a new kind of industry will soon be thriving.

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At first, we have been paying close attention to the growth of the medical cannabis industry; now that Massachusetts is able allow recreational dispensaries to be up and running, there will surely be huge competition among the cannabis culture.  This will be a competition of businesses as well as industries.  Medical and recreational cannabis — each growing industry attracting their own audience base for their subculture.

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The medical community will have to become a lot more creative now that recreational cannabis entered the stage.  Its at this point we have to start asking these burning questions: what does the future hold for the medical cannabis industry?  How will they be able to hold off now that even more new competition has entered the field?  What strategic business tactics will be pulled during the next few years?

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There is so much excitement and anxiety happening from such a major event occurring on this day.  The recreational cannabis industry is finally here.  Massachusetts now joins the growing recreational market that has been thriving in other parts of the country.  We are now in par with other 4/20 states like Colorado or California.

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Brace yourselves, folks – a LOT of change will be spurring around the Bay State in 2019.  What happened today is only the beginning for the cannabis community.  While there aren’t any recreational dispensaries operating in Boston yet, they will slowly make their way to the city very soon.  As we slowly move towards the end of 2018, we drift further into an exciting future.

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All I really can say to wrap things up is this – 2019 will be a BIG year for the cannabis community here in Massachusetts.

AHS Apocalypse Season Finale


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Alrighty folks, after mere months of weekly horrific surprises… American Horror Story: Apocalypse has finally come to an end.  It has been quite a wild ride, running into many crossovers this past season.  Each character (especially those from the previous seasons!) played their unique role in this apocalyptic madness.  After just the first episode, the crossovers just kept coming.

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Let us begin with the story – Back in 2017, Myrtle infiltrates Jeff and Mutt’s lab while there were plotting who will escape to which outposts during the Apocalypse.  Myrtle forces the two that Coco is guaranteed a spot at Outpost 3 (which also goes for her family as well).

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In the swamp, Cordelia and Myrtle cast a special identity spell on Coco and Mallory so that they easily hide out in Outpost 3 while Michael Langdon instigates the nuclear war.  Their plan is to break the spell on Mallory after the Apocalypse and use the time-traveling spell (the one that was used in the last episode) in order to stop Michael Langdon from starting the Apocalypse.

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Flash-forward to 2021 and we have Madison, Myrtle, and Cordelia awakening from Misty’s shack.  They make their way over to Outpost 3 to resurrect Coco, Mallory, and Dinah (which ALREADY happened earlier in the story).  At this point, we travel back to where we left off in episode 3.  As Dinah asserts her loyalty to Michael, the voodoo queen Marie Laveau returns.  Marie Laveau was released from hell by Papa Legba in exchange for Dinah’s soul.

It is then that the real battle begins – Marie kills Dinah with a machete while Cordelia casts a spell to make Mead explode.  While Michael stood there looking stunned, Madison arms herself with Mead’s inbuilt rifle and shoots him dead.

Meanwhile, the other witches grab a strand of Michael’s hair and take Mallory to a safer place in order to begin the spell.  After being stabbed by Brock, she loses too much energy to go on.  In order to save Mallory, Cordelia offs herself so that Mallory could become Supreme; thus, rejuvenating her and enhancing her powers.  With that, Mallory successfully casts the spell to travel back to time.

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We are now in 2015 back in the Murder House.  You heard me right – we are officially back at the Murder House ONCE again.  More accurately, we are back at the time when Michael becomes a full-grown teenager and kills a priest.  Constance insists that Michael leaves her house at once.  Michael steps outside, only to be repeatedly run over by Mallory.  Michael begs Constance to take him into the Murder House, but she leaves him out on the road instead.

With the timeline now altered, many changes awaited Mallory.  Myrtle Snow remains dead, being that Cordelia never had to resurrect her for the Apocalypse (since it wasn’t going to happen).  Mallory also saved Queenie by warning her off of the Hotel Cortez.  As an act of gratitude for destroying Michael, Papa Legba’s associate Nan returns Misty Day from hell.  Madison still remains in hell, but Mallory would get to her eventually.

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But it wasn’t just the witches’ lives that were completely altered.  Remember those two lovebirds Timothy and Emily from the first few episodes?  They ended up meeting together for the first time.  After a year, they ended up having a baby; three years after that, their child killed its nanny in a recreation of Michael Langdon’s first murder.  Anton LaVey, Samantha Crowe, and Mead arrive at the house to receive the new Antichrist.

And there you have it – the season finale of American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  It was quite a bizarre story, full of foreshadowing and flashbacks.  But after all of that craziness, is the madness really over?  There are still many plot holes that have yet to be filled from this season.

Could next season take off from the Apocalyptic theme?  We may not know yet, but we will have more clues thrown at us next year.  All we have to do now is to look back on yet another fantastic season finale from the AHS universe.

Jeff Sessions Resigns, Cannabis Reigns On


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It has been officially one week since the midterm elections.  People all across the nation are reeling in from the results.  Massachusetts residents voiced their opinions on the three questions on the ballot, with many still shocked by the results.  The people voted against question one, limiting the nurse-patient ratio for the state.  Question 2 was voted yes, meaning that a citizen commission would be created to limit election spending and corporate rights.  Many members of the LBGTQ community gained their victory with a ‘Yes’ vote on Question 3, which prohibits discrimination against trans-gendered people in any business establishment.

There were some major wins as well as some big losses.  But hidden within the political madness, a political PR miracle happened just a few days later.  This PR miracle was certainly a blessing for the people, especially for those in the cannabis industry.

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Jeff Sessions, the Attorney General under the Trump Administration, resigned from his position.  After his tumultuous fall outs with Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions resigned at the President’s request.  The position would go to Matthew Whitaker, the Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

At this point, it’s only best to sing the tune:

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch?

            The Wicked Witch!

            Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

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            That’s right – Jeff Sessions is officially no longer the Attorney General of the United States.  Members of the cannabis community remembered him for his strong opposition against cannabis, even going as far to say that ‘good people don’t smoke marijuana’.  Cannabis continues to be legal (was even voted for recreational use in Michigan this year) and Jeff Sessions is no longer the Attorney General.  Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

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This political PR miracle will really put the cannabis industry on the map.  Better yet, it already has because stocks in the cannabis industry are soaring HIGH in this country.  With Jeff Sessions resigning as United States Attorney General, its only marks yet another domino falling for this growing 4/20 culture.  There’s no telling what creative freedom the industry will express now that Jeff Sessions is no longer the U.S. Attorney General.

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2019 is looking brighter than ever for the cannabis industry now that Jeff Sessions is no longer in power.  This was one PR miracle that couldn’t come soon enough.

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With that, the midterm elections have brought us a surprising PR miracle that came at the right time.  The cannabis industry can flourish even further for the years to come.  Hopefully there won’t be other political roadblocks created that would slow down the process even more.

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Whatever stance you are on these recent ideas, one’s thing for certain – the cannabis industry certainly has a place here in America.  Political PR miracles like this only help it roll out much smoother in the long run.