Naysayers may insist it isn’t as herbonomical as dabbing, but “twaxing” is an undeniably simple and accessible way to enjoy cannabis concentrates. But if the average twaxed joint on IG is a competent but unremarkable Bob Ross landscape painting, the immaculately crafted and meticulously photographed cannabis curiosities by Natural Ganja are old master prints of Rembrandt etchings.
The resulting fusion of sensations and flavors has made “twaxed” blunts and joints wildly popular in the cannabis community, and the stunning appearance of these cannabis creations has made them a consistent photo favorite on social media. 📷: @naturalganja
These energy bites, baked in a mini muffin tin, have all the crunch and chew your cannabis-loving heart desires. Full of nutrients, these treats are perfect for a quick breakfast, to snack on before a workout or to bring along for a stroll in the woods.
They can also be made with a CBD-infused coconut oil if you’re not looking to get high. As with all edibles, it’s best only to consume if you are aware of the dose that is right for you — as well as the THC:CBD ratio you prefer.
This #CBD and #THC -Infused Energy Bites #Recipe by @laurieandmaryjane can be found on #CannabisNow .com
If you’re looking for a dab rig that will stir memories of your favorite camping trip, Los 1 Glass’s Trigs will definitely bring you back to the mountains.
Carlos Valdovinos — the man behind @los1glass — got his start in the glass game a little over four years ago at the famed borosilicate school, Revere Glass, in Berkeley, California. “I began working with glass kind of randomly,” he says. He was going to UC Berkeley and needed a job when he saw a Craigslist ad for maintenance work at a glass studio.
Read the full story from issue 28 on #CannabisNow .com 📷: @whatsafoote 🖊: @thejimidevine
10 Tips for Better #Instagram Shots
Advice from @SousWeed’s Monica Lo on upping your social media game.
Don’t repurpose other people’s images without permission.
Vary Your Compositions
Shooting both horizontally and vertically allows for maximum versatility on different social media platforms.
Keep the Image Positive
Portray cannabis in the best sense possible. Avoid stereotypical or sexist imagery.
Know Your Audience
Be active in replying to comments and questions to cultivate the best relationship with followers.
Be On Time
The time you post is as important as your imagery. Experiment to see when your audience is watching.
Use trending hashtags to meet new followers.
Watch What Works
“People really love steak” Lo says, “and yolk porn!” Be Consistent
Post at least once a day to watch your platform grow.
Work with Pros
If you’re building a brand, enlist a photographer or designer to help create the best content.
Share what you love and people will notice!
“Through five days, sales at the two dispensaries exceeded $2.2 million, according to figures released last week by the state Cannabis Control Commission. As per the Daily Hampshire Gazette, the average customer spent about $40 and bought either three or four items — we’re guessing a pre-roll, a low-THC edible, and maybe a gram or two of bud. In other words, Massachusetts and its consumers are getting into the game cautiously and deliberately, but in a way that is still swamping dispensaries and filling municipal coffers with tax money.” Find the full story on #CannabisNow .com 💨
They’re purple, magenta, creamy white and yellow, opaque and translucent. They come in a surprising array of colors, even though the naked eye might only see sparkly white. Yes, we’re talking about trichomes, the part of the pot plant where the cannabinoids and terpenes reside, which is responsible for making frosty nugs sparkle like dank little diamonds. Seeing them up close is like peering into an alien world you never knew existed. But this is not some radical DMT trip. This is photographer @Shwale’s trichome collection and it is astounding.
Macro photography has captured close-ups of cannabis trichomes for decades. But the images created by professional pot photographer Kale Worden – better known as Shwale – are stunning. He’s captured two-headed trichomes before even three-headed ones. He’s shot some that tower and then lean forward under the weight of their own bulbous heads. And he manages to capture their sparkling essence in a way that deserves high praise.
Most teenagers haven’t decided what they want to do with their lives. And if they have, it’s likely that their aspirations will morph and change as doors open and close, as youthful idealism makes way for pragmatic considerations. But as a teenager, Anthony Néron already had a plan: “I knew very early on that hemp was an answer for environmental, social and economic crisis,” he says. “It truly was my intention to bring my contribution to make this world a better place.” Read the full story about Anthony Neron’s #hemp revolution on #CannabisNow . 📷: @artduchanvre
A SEM image of the stigma and the beak-shaped bract on a cannabis plant. The bract is covered in a carpet of different types of trichomes and contains the highest diversity of glandular trichome types on the plant. The role of the glandular trichomes in this area is to protect the flower and resulting seed from insect attack.
Learn more by reading our review of ‘Cannabis: Marijuana Under the Microscope’ by @tedkinsman on #CannabisNow .com
John Bayes says he’s not like many other growers. He didn’t show up on the scene a few years ago to capitalize on this new age of cannabis legalization. He, and the rest of his team of cultivators at Green Bodhi, have been producing some of the best flowers in Oregon for over a decade and they’re not going anywhere.
Of course, there are many OGs who have been growing cannabis as long as Bayes has, but most of them have a similar origin story: They grew up with hippie parents on a multi-generational family farm, or they left their hedge fund job for something more fulfilling. But Bayes took a uniquely winding path to becoming a top-shelf cannabis farmer, and he says that has made all the difference.
Read the full story on @greenbodhi at #CannabisNow .com 📷: @curt_ice #coverphoto
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