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AHS Coven/Murder House Crossover – Fall 2018


In the midst summer starting, showrunner Ryan Murphy dropped some MAJOR news about the newest season of American Horror Story.  Lately there has been some rumor floating around about characters from season one and season three crossing over during one of the seasons.  This special crossover won’t be happening next year because…the crossover will be happening THIS year!

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Ryan Murphy revealed in a tweet last week that the infamous Coven/Murder House crossover will be happening this year.  Witches will reign supreme again in the next chapter of American Horror Story when it premieres in September.  This is one of many surprises that is in stores for AHS audiences.

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As far as characters go, many American Horror Story veterans will be returning this season.  Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Billy Eichner, Adina Porter, Cheyenne Jackson, and Leslie Grossman are all slated to return for the next chapter.  Joining the veterans this year will be Dynasty star Joan Collins.

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But one of the latest surprises came this past weekend.  Emma Roberts announced on Sunday that she will be reprising her role as Madison Montgomery in the new season.  She took to Instagram for her announcement.  Other than starring as Madison Montgomery, Roberts played Maggie Esmeralda in American Horror Story: Freak Show and as Serena Belinda in American Horror Story: Cult.

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While we don’t know what this year’s title or theme will be yet, we can certainly say that many AHS veterans are coming back this fall.  Fans can look forward to another horrific chapter of American Horror Story when it premiers tin September.

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This is some exciting news to hear!  I haven’t been hearing much about the new season lately, but I am excited to see that the typical cast is returning this season.  It will be interesting to see Madison Montgomery return to the AHS universe this year.  Who knows how she will be revived in season eight.

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With that, this is just one of many hints dropped about the newest season of American Horror Story.  Who knows what other intriguing clues will be found about the latest season.  In the meantime, don’t miss out on the latest hints Ryan Murphy will be dropping this summer.

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MA Recreational Dispensaries – 30 DAYS


Well folks, here we are – June 1st, 2018.  A lot of exciting things happening this month.  Summer starts, the school year ends, and pride week starts around the world.  But besides that, it also marks an important milestone for the cannabis industry.

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In exactly one month from now, recreational cannabis dispensaries will open in Massachusetts.  Just thirty days left until the shops open.  You heard me right – THIRTY DAYS LEFT.

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Thirty days until it all goes down.  Recreational cannabis dispensaries will be hitting the streets before you know it.  This is about more than just a few shops able to sell some legal cannabis; its about a whole new business entering society.  We have been grateful enough with the medical cannabis industry, but now we will see the recreational industry enter the spotlight.  A new industry means new businesses and those business will drive in even more diverse audiences.

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So much change will happen within the recreational side.  New businesses, new brands, new products, new services, new audiences, new publicity.  But most importantly, fresh new ideas will be making waves around Massachusetts.  It has been a long while since voting yes on Question 4 back in 2016, but now the people will finally get what they deserve.  We made the PR miracle happen and now its time to reap in the benefits.

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If I were you, I would pay CLOSE attention to what is happening the next few months (especially if you’re in the field of communications!).  These next few months will bring about the most important stories within the recreational cannabis industry.  The buzz will start generating, prompting more audience to become interested in what is happening.

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That is all for now.  More stories will be cranking up for next week.  Who knows where the first dispensaries will be opening around Massachusetts or what kind of future holds for the cannabis industry.  But in just THIRTY DAYS, we will have our questions finally answered.

 

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MA Recreational Cannabis Shop Update


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So yesterday we dived into how NIMBY has been put into play in Massachusetts lately.  Various communities around the state are voting to prevent recreational cannabis shops from opening.  Even with cannabis being voted legal back in 2016, many people still oppose the idea of the shops opening in their community.  The whole ‘Not In My Backyard’ mindset is strong around the Bay State.

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With July 1st quickly approaching, one thing that is on many people’s mind is how many legal dispensaries will be open.  How many dispensaries are set to open in July?  The total count isn’t released yet; one thing is for certain – there could be fewer dispensaries opening than anticipated.  At this point, we are looking at about 12 or less dispensaries that will be ready to be open for business by July 1st.

This definitely comes as a shock, especially to cannabis connoisseurs like me.  I’ll admit that I was baffled myself when I first heard of this news.  It truly is tough to grasp the fact that there won’t be as much dispensaries open as anticipated.

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But just remember this – July 1st marks as the STARTING point for the recreational dispensaries.  These dispensaries start launching on that date and many others will open up over time.  Very few will be offered to the community, but a small number is better than nothing.  The number of dispensaries will continue to grow over the next few years.  July 1st is one of many important dates for the recreational cannabis industry.

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At this point, it will be important to keep watch of the dispensaries that do open on time.  Any number of dispensaries opening, whether it be six or thirty, is better than none opening at all.  These leading dispensaries will set the stage for many businesses to come.

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One thing to keep track of is what kind of competition comes into play.  Since no recreational dispensary has opened, there is zero competition happening within businesses.  No competition means no publicity is generated for the public (just remember — NO publicity is worse than bad publicity).

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There are still some major hurdles that the industry is currently facing (Not In My Backyard being a major one!), so there is still a long way to go for the cannabis industry.  It is a long and sluggish process that is being rolled out here in Massachusetts.  Even still, we have come a long way since cannabis prohibition.

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In the end, it isn’t all bad news for Massachusetts residents.  There are going to be recreational shops open, but fewer will operate by July 1st.  For now, we will have to keep watch of the dispensaries that do open up this summer.  It is then that we will see some competition happening between businesses.

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For now, all we can do is wait to see what this next chapter brings for the cannabis industry this summer.

Crackin’ Open A Cold Cannabis Beer


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Alcohol and cannabis are the most consumed substances all across the United States.  Even when cannabis was heavily prohibited, it still remained popular among many audiences.  There are audiences that choose a joint over a beer (or a dab over a shot of Whiskey).  Either way, the same two products come into play.

But what if these two were to combine?  What if alcohol and cannabis fused together to some crazy product marketing strategy?  Could this duo morph together into one holy union?

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Well folks – THEY DID.  Blue Moon is releasing a THC-infused craft beer.  And yes… it DOES get you high.

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Colorado will be the first state to create craft beer infused with THC.  Blue Moon founder Keith Villa is working with cannabinoid research firm Ebbu to create a THC-infused beer that will have the same onset time as alcohol.  Only catch is that the beer will be non-alcoholic (due to the fact that beverages can’t legally mix alcohol and cannabis!), so you will only feel the psychoactive effects.  You may not feel drunk, but this beer will make for a HIGHER-quality experience.  These beers will be on the shelves later in the year and set to be released in Massachusetts the year after.

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It’s the perfect product combination we have been dreaming of for DECADES – cannabis-infused beers.  We have been enjoying both of them everyday and now its time to make the dream a reality.  This product marketing strategy could be the start of a whole new game for both the alcohol and cannabis industry.

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Ok…this idea is just absolutely GENIUS.  The future is finally here — CANNABIS-INFUSED BEER.  Two of America’s favorite substances, cannabis and alcohol, have finally morphed into one incredible product.  I’ve thought about this wacky idea before and now it’s so exciting to see it being brought to life.

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While state like Massachusetts and California will have to wait a year until they start drinking cannabis-infused beers, we can still keep watch on the market out in Colorado.  Colorado has sprung so far ahead of the game that now they are creating beers to get high off of.  This stunt will definitely turn lots of heads for days to come.

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Blue Moon set the bar high as a beer company with their innovative concept.  This will surely cause other alcohol companies to conduct their own branding strategies.  Maybe CBD or another cannabinoid could be thrown into the mix for the next product line.

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Americans can truly have a brighter future ahead when you can drink cannabis-infused beers at the end of the day.

Twenty-Six < Twenty-Seven


Today is a very special day for me.  It doesn’t have to do so much with MakeSandcastlesNotWar, but rather a personal event.  As of today, I will officially be 27 years old.

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That’s right people – I am now TWENTY-SEVEN years old.  Twenty-seven years since being on this earth.  More importantly to point out is that I am in my 7th year of my 20s.

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Twenty-six was definitely a great year for me.  I got a part-time job in the cannabis industry, made new meaningful connections in Boston, grew closer to my friends, and even learned a few tough lessons along the way.  It was quite a major improvement from last year and I continue to work even harder.

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Almost two years after graduating from college and I still don’t have a lot of things figured out.  Things like my dream job or dream home are just a few of many things that are racing around my mind.  What I did learn is to be more accepting of the fact that I don’t have everything all set.  The puzzle pieces of my life haven’t fit together, but I feel as though I am on the exact same boat as everyone else.  I know that I am not the only 27-year-old struggling to keep it together.

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One thing I started doing more was taking care of myself rather than worry too much about others.  During my hectic scheduling hustling around the city of Boston, I lost a few friends along the way.  It took me a while to realize that those people were never there for me in the first place.  Why worry so much about long time friends that stopped doing things for you when you can find better friends along the way?  Being attached to toxic friendships only left me more frustrated, upset, angry, and sad.

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Rather than dwell on my falling outs, I spurred my emotions into my passion instead.  What I got was more connections and better friends that actually cared about me.  I learned some real tough lessons along the way, but I felt so much better about myself.  Focusing more on my goals and dreams motivated me more to seek out better people that would help me in life.

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As I focused more into fixing my own problems, I started seeing that a lot of people really don’t have it together.  Those toxic people in my life only cared about themselves and they wanted people that would help fix their frivolous problems.  It seemed like they were doing better than me when really, they were doing worse than what I am doing now.  Coming to these realizations really pushed me towards reaching my hopes and dreams.

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It was quite an amazing year being twenty-six and I will reminisce on all of the memories (both good and bad).  I look forward to the next chapter of my life that is full of new friends, new adventures, and even new experiences.  Twenty-seven is still a mystery to me, but I am eager to see what life has in store for me next.

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With that, I bid farewell to twenty-six and am ready to say hello to twenty-seven.  Here’s to STILL being in my mid-20s!