11 Key Findings From One of The Most Comprehensive Reports Ever on The Health Effects of Marijuana

We’re learning more and more about the effects of cannabis use but as this story explains, there’s still a lot we need to learn. “… it’s hard to conduct research on marijuana right now. The report says that’s largely because of regulatory barriers, including marijuana’s Schedule I classification by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the fact that researchers often can’t access the same sorts of marijuana that people actually use. Even in states where it’s legal to buy marijuana, federal regulations prevent researchers from using that same product.” Read the surprising findings here.

The Financial Benefits of Buying What You Love

We know our products are not inexpensive. They were designed to be beautiful, practical and to last a lifetime. That doesn’t come cheap. But from the NY Times: “Consider that if you love it and you’ll use it, you’ll save not only money but retain the cognitive and emotional energy you would have used to replace the thing once a year. You’ve heard of “buy nice, or buy twice,” right? Well this is a derivative of that idea. But don’t just buy nice, buy what you love. If you don’t, you’ll end up hating, and replacing, until you do.”

Read the entire essay here. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/22/your-money/the-financial-benefits-of-buying-what-you-love.html?_r=0

Marijuana Prohibition Is Unscientific, Unconstitutional and Unjust

In his great Forbes magazine article, author Jacob Sullum lists the contradictions inherent in current marijuana legislation:

“The comparison of alcohol and marijuana presents an obvious challenge to anyone who thinks the government bans drugs because they are unacceptably dangerous. If anything, that rationale suggests marijuana should be legal while alcohol should be banned, rather than the reverse. Judging from this example, the distinctions drawn by our drug laws have little, if anything, to do with what science tells us about the relative hazards of different intoxicants.”

Well worth reading the entire article here.

Pink Floyd to Put Out Unreleased Tracks in Box Set

Pink Floyd will put out previously unreleased tracks as part of a giant box set that explores the experimental rock legends’ foundations, the band’s label said. Read more here.

Our Newest Product: The Cannary Pouch Combo

We’re in the final stages of production of a couple of products that we’re very excited about: The Cannary Pouch and Lid’l Pipe. Last fall when Finch and his wife were packing for a trip and wanted to take along something to smoke, they realized they had nothing to carry it in except an old paper sack. So we designed a handsome leather pouch with separate pockets for a pipe and our stash. Continue reading

Jeff Beck’s New album, “Loud Hailer” is Out Now.

And it’s a thing of beauty. Read a review here or, better yet, go get it.