Monthly Archives: November 2014

420 What?

Ever wonder how “420” came to be associated with cannabis? You’re not the only one. “The origin of the term 420, celebrated around the world by pot smokers every April 20th, has long been obscured by the clouded memories of the folks who made it a phenomenon.” Get the story at The Huffington Post.

Branding the New Cannabis Industry

Marijuana’s image has traditionally been a little cheesy: pot leaves and hippy trippy stoners. But now that it’s becoming increasingly legal, good design will play a role in distinguishing brands and elevating the overall industry. (That’s what Cedar & Finch is all about.) From Fast Company, here are 6 Branding Lessons from the Pioneers of Weed Design.

Pink Floyd’s Endless River Released in U.S.

The videos that are part of the Bonus Edition are not much to speak of, just home video from the recording sessions, but the album sounds pretty damn good! You can read a review by The Guardian here.

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Three More States Vote to Legalize Marijuana

Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. (we know, technically not a state) voted to legalize recreational marijuana, while the territory of Guam voted to legalize medical marijuana. Florida said no (too bad for them). Proponents are looking forward to 2016 when measures go on the ballot in California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona. Is federal legalization next? Here’s CNN’s report.