“Already, Colorado and Washington state illustrate how cannabis is shedding its stoner image and entering mainstream culture.” So writes the Huffington Post in the their business article entitled, Marijuana Industry Sets Its Sights On The Mainstream.
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.
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.
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.
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.