Carl’s Jr. Will Make 420 History With A CBD-Infused Burger

Carl’s Jr. Will Make 420 History With A CBD-Infused Burger

[Carl’s Jr.? CBD Burger? Apparently so. While it’s not entirely surprising to see a fast food chain cashing (or crashing) in on popular culture, the idea of a CBD burger is a little uh, strange. I wonder how they’re dealing with the taste?]

We’ve created a monster. Well, not us specifically, but over the past few years the media has talked lot of smack about cannabidiol (CBD), the non-intoxicating compound of the cannabis sativa plant, and the discussion, one that began with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, has now led a vast majority of the American people to believe that this substance is a miracle cure for all sorts of ailments. And it might be just that, but then again it is hard to praise the health benefits of anything that is set to become an ingredient in fast food. Yep. In case, you haven’t heard, the Carl’s Jr. restaurant chain plans to experiment with a CBD-infused burger at one of its Denver locations, just in time for the 420 holiday, and all we have to say is we hope CBD can cure a stomach-ache.

Hey, what did expect? We live in a capitalist society, one where corporate hounds are always sniffing out the next opportunity to make a buck, so it should come as no surprise that the fast food slingers of the nation are looking to put CBD, which some believe is the next best thing since sliced bread, in a sauce on beef patties squished in between two pieces of, well, sliced bread. It’s the circle of hype, so to speak, a ploy to capitalize on the unofficial holiday of the cannabis culture.

For a limited time, Carl’s Jr. will offer stoned patrons (and sober ones — they aren’t discriminating) the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight. It is a recipe that almost sounds like it was conjured up in a Bro 2.0 kitchen somewhere after one too many bong rips unleashed a case of the munchies and now self-respect hangs in the balance. This burger comes with two beef patties, pickled jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, waffle fries and a unique mix of its Santa Fe sauce containing right around 5 milligrams of CBD. Of course, the restaurant plans to sell this monstrosity for $4.20. But no, this burger will not get anyone stoned. In fact, it is not likely to provide the consumer with any medical benefits either, unless they suffer from severe constipation.

Although the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight will only be available to Denver customers on Saturday, April 20, Carl’s Jr. is apparently using the event as a way to gauge interest in a nationwide CBD-infused menu. Patty Trevino, the fast food chain’s senior vice president of brand marketing, told Business Insider that the whole scheme is a move to eventually become the first burger joint to bring CBD-infused sandwiches to the American people. “If anyone is going to do it, I would want Carl’s Jr. to do it,” Trevino told the news source.

But there are still some problems with this concept.

Marijuana is an outlaw substance eyes of the federal government, a detail that makes it tricky for nationally recognized businesses to get involved at any level. But last December, Congress passed a bill legalizing industrial hemp nationwide for the first time since 1937, which turned the prospect of cashing-in on hemp-derived CBD products up a notch. Now, CBD is everywhere. But when it comes to incorporating the substance in food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been sort of weird about it. The agency has essentially said that food and beverages produced with CBD cannot be sold because the substance has not yet gone through its rigorous approval process. It’s a whole confusing affair, one that former commissioner Scott Gottlieb says could take years to hash out unless Congress intervenes and takes it out of the FDA’s hands. For now, the agency will hold hearings on the matter, the first of which is set to take place next month, to learn more about the compound in hopes of offering some regulatory recommendations. Who knows how it will all shake out, and there is any number of articles on the subject that can shed more light on the topic. But, for all intents and purposes, this particular piece is supposed to be a way to crack a few jokes at the prospect at CBD becoming a condiment.

So here goes.

We’re just spit balling here, but anyone thinking about grabbing a Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight (or two) this Saturday as part of their hightinerary can expect to consume more than 420 calories. Only the chain’s 1/3 LB. Lettuce-Wrapped Thick Burger can make that claim. Most of the double burgers sold at Carl’s Jr come closer to the 1,000 calorie mark. So, let’s just say that if CBD-infused fast food eventually becomes a new, exciting trend in the realm of popular cannabis, more Americans across the country are going to be seeing 420 a lot more often — on the bathroom scale.

TELL US, would you try this burger?

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Does Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis Smell Like Popcorn?

Does Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis Smell Like Popcorn?

[Canniseur: Yet another example of the police attempting to create panic and doubt about cannabis. Shades of 1937 and “Reefer Madness” again. It’s also called propaganda. Law enforcement doesn’t seem to understand their outright lies undermine their own authority with the public. The public the police are supposed to serve.]

One of the hottest pieces of propaganda to come spilling from jowls of law enforcement over the past few years is that illicit-market marijuana is being laced with a dangerous and destructive opioid called fentanyl.

The idea that drug dealers are intentionally adding this potent drug to pot so hapless children who get their hands on it suffer savage, sometimes fatal overdoses has become a new reefer madness. Even the White House continues to perpetuate the myth with ignorance. Just weeks ago, Trump’s opioid crisis czar Kellyanne Conway told reporters that fentanyl was showing up in “heroin, marijuana, meth [and] cocaine.” Conway resurrected this claim, apparently, because she is still using misinformation given to her by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

The marijuana-fentanyl connection has been proven false, at least on a large scale. Even the DEA called it bogus — more on that later. But new twists on the subject are still popping up from time to time that only stand to confuse the public further.

What the Nose Doesn’t Know

One of our favorites comes from a recent Facebook post, in which someone suggests that fentanyl smells like popcorn when it burns. So, of course, they warn that if a person smokes marijuana and catches a whiff of American’s favorite movie-time snack, that’s a good indication they could be in serious trouble.

But all of this popcorn nonsense is absolutely false, according to fact-checking website Truth or Fiction.

“Nearly all information about fentanyl’s scent indicated it was odorless or faintly powder-scented, not that it smells ‘like popcorn,’” wrote author Kim LaCapria. “The inherent risk in such information being spread as ‘better safe than sorry’ [is] lulling recreational drug users into a dangerously false sense of security with respect to detecting contamination from drugs such as fentanyl.”

Back to Reality

What is true is that fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid, designed as a post-surgical painkiller. Yet, for obvious reasons, it has found illicit market appeal. Those who enjoy the feel-good effects that come from popping OxyContin or shooting heroin are the primary customer base. It’s also a drug that cartel operations have found much success with, because it is easier to produce than heroin — all of the supplies needed to manufacture it can be purchased relatively easily from online suppliers in China.

It’s also true that fentanyl is now being found in other drugs — though some of those instances might be exaggerated too. This is happening, according to a report from NPR, either as a result of accidental contamination or intentionally, in order to get users hooked on other products. There is also a distinct possibility that fentanyl is being combined with other drugs in the pursuit of new highs.

While it is not beyond the scope of imagination to suggest that people are adding fentanyl or other opioids to marijuana as part of their personal preference — cannabis has been soaked in embalming fluid, mixed with PCP, cocaine, and more over the years — there is little benefit for the illicit drug industry to engage in this practice. These operations certainly aren’t going to put fentanyl-laced marijuana into the market without charging some kind of premium.

But all of this talk is entirely hypothetical.

As we mentioned before, even the DEA says there hasn’t actually been any marijuana found with traces of fentanyl in it. “In regard to marijuana, I’m not familiar with that,” DEA spokesman Melvin Patterson told the Cincinnati Inquirer.

These comments echo DEA senior chemist Jill Head’s remarks from earlier this year. According to Buzzfeed News, Head made a salient point in a National Drug Early Warning System briefing in March: If fentanyl-laced marijuana was actually a trend across the nation, the death toll would be of an apocalyptic nature. After all, marijuana is the most commonly used substance – some 33 million people in both the legal and illicit markets consume it regularly. We’d definitely be seeing more bodies.

So if fentanyl-laced pot isn’t actually a thing, how did the rumors get started? Well, when it comes to the “misinformation” that continues to be spread by the White House – using the data collected by NIDA — all of it is based on anecdotal evidence from local police departments. But all of those reports were eventually proven to be false. Even the fact-checking site Snopes found no evidence to suggest that this drug combination is not a legitimate concern.

In the end, we cannot trust the police to deliver accurate reports over the kinds of drugs they are seeing out in the field.

“There’s this mistaken belief that law enforcement are experts on the drugs they are seizing,” Northeastern University drug policy expert Leo Beletsky told BuzzFeed News. “That’s just not the case, and that’s part of the problem.”

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Some Cannabis Users Want to Make Weed Illegal Again

Some Cannabis Users Want to Make Weed Illegal Again

[Canniseur: Is this an April fool’s joke? We think so, but it’s still a fun read.]

There was a time not so long ago when being a part of the cannabis community was more of a red-eyed cult than the mainstream bore it has become today. There were no discussions 30 years ago, or even 20, about pot stocks, and you’d darn well better believe that nobody cared what CBD was all about.

Even diehard stoners, those who treated every issue of High Times as though it had been written by God himself, didn’t give a second thought to the possibility of weed having any other function than making food, music, and sex —  every aspect of life really — just a little better.

This was when it was not uncommon to get locked into hours of controversial debates, full of government conspiracies and other lunatic rants intended to rationalize, if at all possible, Uncle Sam’s hellbent mission to keep the cannabis plant buried in the underground. “Legalize it” was a familiar war cry back then. It was written on rally signs, branded on t-shirts and even used to punctuate those less than desirable social situations when weed induced a strange or comical reaction (like vomiting up a lung from excessive coughing) that killed everyone around us with laughter.

Ahem-ahem-ahem-ahem… BLARGH! Legalize it!

But maybe, just maybe, if some of the plant’s more loyal followers had been shown a vision of how the legal system was going to shake out eventually, they may have had a very different opinion on the matter.

Although marijuana is only legal in a handful of states for recreational use, it is plain to see that the business of growing and selling weed in America is on a dead-eyed path to becoming the same kind of hole-in-the-sheet commerce that alcohol has achieved since being unleashed from the shackles of federal prohibition. It is a new day for the doobie (wait, do people even use those anymore), one where consumption is done through the use of concentrates, vapes, THC-infused beverages, and even suppositories.

But this is cannabis 2.0. It’s a weird scene, tightly regulated, and, depending on who you ask, as dull as the new Motley Crue biopic “The Dirt.” So much that teens aren’t even using it anymore as part of their rebellion repertoire. And Republicans, the anti-drug ’til death mongrels stinking up Capitol Hill, are now part of the movement to end pot prohibition once and for all. Some call it progress, while others say the culture was far better before pro-pot warriors swooped in and made an absolute mess of it. Here are just a few reasons why some cannabis users want to Make Weed Illegal Again.

Too Much THC In Legal Weed

Everyone can appreciate good weed — the kind that comes with a nice buzz but doesn’t turn us into blathering cartoon characters — but the problem is there really isn’t any lousy pot being produced in the U.S. All of the marijuana being sold in legal states is a much higher quality than the Mexican stuff that everyone used to get their hands on. Even the homegrown raised back in the day by the rednecks of the Midwest didn’t kick with such intensity. Some have referred to this new level cultivation hocus-pocus as “Herojuana,” because it is indeed potent enough to turn even the most experienced user into a catatonic mess. Just take a couple of dab hits and try to go about your daily routine without losing your shit. Chances are you’ll end up screwing the pooch before it is all over. Some members of the cannabis community say legalization destroyed the ability for regular users to just casually consume throughout the day without getting totally obliterated and acting weird. Now, everyone has to microdose or run the risk of being too stoned.

Legal Weed Cuts Into Profits of Longtime Black Market Dealers

Cannabis advocates often argue that establishing a taxed and regulated system eliminates black market dealings — whittling away at the overall crime rates associated with the distribution of illegal drugs. Considering that legal marijuana states are raking in millions of dollars every month, there is no doubt that plenty of people have bid farewell to their neighborhood dope man and started making their pot purchases through legitimate channels. This has given some small to mid-level drug dealers a hard way to go because they can longer support their families by slinging dime bags out the back door. Although some customers still frequent the underground to escape high taxes, it’s just not enough to keep every street hustler running in the black. Unfortunately, drug dealers do not qualify for unemployment, nor do they get social security benefits or healthcare. These folks are the ones who really wish we could make weed illegal again.

Nobody Shares Their Weed Anymore, Man

One of the most highly revered aspects of the cannabis culture was that getting high once came with a social component that some argue is missing today. Back when marijuana possession could still result in a jail sentence, people often scored a fat sack of grass and spent the next few evenings passing joints around with friends. But the communal smoke circle just doesn’t seem to hold any weight these days, especially in spots where weed stores are as prevalent as Starbucks. Now, it’s mostly a BYOW (bring your own weed) type of situation, and stingy stoners are everywhere. So, while it might now be difficult to find someone to share a joint with in a prohibition state, don’t expect this high hospitality in places like Colorado. They simply aren’t having it.

We Just Miss The Old Days… the Thrill of Living That Outlaw Life

While the convenience of just walking into a pot shop for more weed is a concept that hasn’t taken long for most to embrace, others say they miss the thrill of the hunt. These sickos were much happier when it was necessary to assume some level of risk in order to get their hands on weed. Of course, it goes without saying that this rare breed of cannabis consumer may be some of the most morbid of the movement, yet it is not to be discounted that many appreciated the scene more when there was an element of danger associated with it. This group wants to see pot go back to a time when everyone was on the same level and not something bound for Walmart.

Nothing… Nothing At All

There are plenty of gripes about legal weed, that’s for sure, but most members of the cannabis community say they wouldn’t change a thing. Well, certainly lower taxes would be appreciated. But very few cannabis consumers miss the time when putting in a call to a weed dealer meant sometimes waiting around for days to catch a buzz. Most don’t miss having to spend time with questionable characters just to get it either. And having the luxury of buying pot just like a beer has undoubtedly taken the pressure off users since they no longer have to give their vehicles a complete inspection before hitting the road. In the old days, failure to make sure that turn signals and brakes lights were functioning properly could result in shakedowns, arrests and prison time.

But not in today’s legal climate.

Still, there are some who argue that cannabis is still problematic for those who fail to follow the rules to the letter. Grow more than the allotted two to four plants or whatever the law permits and you’ll still go to jail; get caught carrying four ounces instead of the allowed 1.5 and here come the savage repercussions. Many believe a better scheme would be just to decriminalize it, and put the kibosh on all of this industry noise. But that’s never going to happen. This is America, after all, where greed rhymes with green for a reason. The good old days have done come and gone.

Now, it’s just business.

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Leading Drug Expert Remains Skeptical About MMJ’s Power to Curb Opioid Use… And Maybe She Should

Leading Drug Expert Remains Skeptical About MMJ’s Power to Curb Opioid Use… And Maybe She Should

[Canniseur: Here’s a reasoned response about opiate addiction and cannabis. Cannabis is not a panacea. We shouldn’t expect it to be a cure-all. That moves things into snake oil territory.]

There is a lot of hype right now over the possibility that medical marijuana can help curb the opioid epidemic, but the leader of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Nora Volkow, says she isn’t holding her breath.

There is so much more research needed, she said earlier this week in an interview with USA Today, before the nation can even begin to entertain the possibility. And she fears that jumping the gun on such a speculative treatment without first taking strides to learn the truth about its effectiveness could have a negative effect and launch addicts further down a rabbit hole.

“If you don’t treat it [addiction] properly, your risk of dying is quite high,” she said. “My main concern is by basically misinforming potential patients about the supposedly beneficial effects of cannabis, they may forgo a treatment that is lifesaving.”

Volkow is not wrong.

Proceeding With Caution

Sure, a few small studies are showing how opioid use is down in states that have legalized medical marijuana programs. There are even a few states that have made it possible for cannabis to be used as an alternative to prescription painkillers, with like Illinois and New York are essentially telling patients: Take your pick!

But the fact remains there is not a lot of substantial evidence showing that giving patients the freedom to use pot rather than opioids is going to make a real dent in the millions of people struggling from addiction issues in this day and age.

Some studies even suggest that putting hardcore opioid addicts on the path of medical marijuana treatment as opposed to traditional options, like methadone, could actually be life-threatening. So, you know, giving someone with an opioid problem an ounce of weed and hoping for the best probably isn’t going to work out.

The state of opioid addiction is such a multi-layered problem that it would be ridiculous to suggest that any single treatment option is a panacea. At best, medical marijuana seems to have the power to perhaps provide chronic pain patients with a way to reduce their pain pill consumption — not get them off entirely, but give them space to take less.

But then again, there are also those people out there who intentionally abuse opioids because it just feels good. These folks are less likely to respond to medical marijuana, because pot just doesn’t provide the same headspace as drugs like Lortab or heroin. It’s one of the reasons why this country is dealing with an opioid epidemic and not one stemming from cannabis abuse.

They are two entirely different drugs.

And while the brain receptors that allow humans to appreciate the feel-good effects of both cannabis and opioid are closely linked, they do not appear close enough to inspire most deep addicts to switch sides. For some, though, there’s a chance that it might.

But Wait, There’s More

There is some preliminary evidence that medical marijuana might be beneficial when it comes to curbing withdrawal symptoms and cravings. There are even some treatment centers on the West Coast that are experimenting with this concept.

“This is exciting,” writes Dr. Jonathan Stea for the Scientific American. “It means that there is much promise for the development and use of cannabis-based medicines in the treatment of opioid addiction.”

Whether it could has yet to be revealed, but NIDA hopes to find out.

The agency is on the verge of conducting several studies intended to determine whether cannabis could be useful in treating opioid addiction. This is needed, Volkow says, because as of now all of the noise on this issue is not supported with science. “I’m not saying it’s not possible,” she told USA Today. “Like anything else, we do science in order to determine and provide the evidence of whether it’s effective or not.”

But no matter what the outcome, opioids are not going anywhere. There are pain patients out there, those dealing with the repercussions of terrible injuries, surgeries and the nasty wrath of cancer, that argue they cannot go without strong painkillers. “Trauma and battlefield injuries could not be managed without the analgesic effects of opioids,” wrote Roger Chriss, a Washington-based technical consultant who suffers from a connective tissue disorder known as Ehlers Danlos syndrome, in a piece for the Pain News Network. “Opioids are an invaluable medical resource,” he added.

Some medical experts even argue that while the claims about medical marijuana being an effective painkiller might be spot-on, the research is flimsy. This is because all of the studies done on the subject thus far have been compared to a placebo, rather than an actual pain reliever. Not even a drug as weak as Ibuprofen has been compared to marijuana, says Dr. Peter Bach, a pulmonary physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. “That’s not the type of rigorous evaluation we pursue for medications,” he wrote in a recent piece for the Wall Street Journal. “What’s more, every intoxicant would pass that sort of test, because you don’t experience pain as acutely when you are high. If weed is a pain reliever, so is Budweiser.”

Some studies have even shown that medical marijuana makes pain worse in patients that have used opioids.

While marijuana is not likely going to be a salvation’s wing for the opioid problems — a plague that is killing tens of thousands of Americans each year — it could still be found to be part of the solution. Nobody is arguing that. But like we’ve said before at Cannabis Now, it is crucial to spread well-vetted information when it comes to cannabis. And right now, at least in the debate of whether marijuana is a suitable alternative to opioids, the truth is we just don’t know. We shouldn’t be afraid to admit that.

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The Grown-Up’s Morning Marijuana Strategy

The Grown-Up’s Morning Marijuana Strategy

[Canniseur: This is a terrific article. Laughed my butt off while I was reading it. It’s a little over the top, but it is the way some people live their lives. And it has its own disclaimer.]

Just FYI: This article is for entertainment purposes only. There’s no single trick to getting high sans consequences in the morning. If you were hoping to follow our advice to the letter, you need more help than you thought.

Getting high in the morning is not like it was back in the day. Now, you might be thinking, “Wait, it isn’t?” while pondering your long-lost youth and the cannabis consumption habits that feisty little whippersnapper once maintained to get through the day.

If your regimen was anything like ours, then you enjoyed the kind of enthusiastic wake and bake ritual that had everyone at your place of employment looking at you funny when you first started.

You may have even worn your paranoia on your sleeve, prompting people to ask too many questions. Remember, back when you used to have to feed kitchen managers a line of BS about having allergies if they mentioned anything about you looking stoned? Even if you knew they smoked weed too, you really couldn’t reveal your secret. “No, I don’t do that,” you would tell them. “It’s the change of seasons… ragweed or something.”

More like a bag of weed.

But you were consistent in your acts of stoned servitude. You showed up to your shift each day completely blazed out of your mind, eyes squinty and redder than hell’s carpet. So, by the end of the first month, the higher-ups were just like, “You know what, maybe that kid really does have allergies,” and it was never mentioned again. They were just happy someone showed every day and did the work no one else wanted to do.

That was the grinding life of the canna-head way back when. Maybe it still is for some. It’s what needed to be done for us to keep our heads on straight while also making sure there was plenty of money in our pockets to pay the bills and afford more herb. Let’s face it, weed’s never been cheap!

But times have changed.

These days, you have a full-time job, maybe even a career — one that requires more attention to detail than when you were just washing dishes for a living. And let’s not forget about those kids. Kids need things, like fully functional parents to get them off to school, talk to teachers, and perhaps even help rally the troops before, during and after all of their extracurricular activities. This life we’re talking about right here, one that is commonly referred to by the millennial generation as “adulting,” is balls to the wall, Jack! It is not a life that can be easily conquered by those who linger in the ranks of the perpetually wasted. Therefore, getting too ripped on weed first thing in the morning is not the smartest approach to keeping the family unit on track to achieving its potential.

But you don’t have to stop smoking pot before starting your day. It would be ridiculous to suggest that grown-ups should renounce the coveted morning wake and bake ritual. Even though we have better jobs now, they still suck a big one sometimes. But it is not beyond the scope of reason that some regular users may need to change up their strategy a little to get through the day without getting fired or catching a surprise visit from CPS.

Some folks can make this adjustment easier than others. So for those of you who clicked this link looking for some heavy guidance on this very real, very serious issue, don’t worry about a thing. We’ve got you… for the most part.

Okay, so you cannot just open your eyes first thing in the morning and start doing bong rips right out of the gate. You’re not Seth Rogen. And, we can’t even believe we have to say this, but put that dab rig down. Heck no, man, you need a little finesse to fit into the big boy or girl panties you’re going to need as soon as those kids climb out of bed and start asking for breakfast.

Ever try pouring milk after dabs?

Meanwhile, you, yourself, must get ready for work, as the same sh*t different day routine still means clocking in at a business at a particular time of morning and being prepared to go-go-go once the boss starts barking orders. So, as soon as the alarm goes off, hit the snooze button and reach for the nicely packed bowl or vape pen on the nightstand. But take no more than two modest hits off that bad boy before putting on some pants and moving to the kitchen. This dose should provide you with enough of a head change to ensure the kiddos get the eggs, cereal or whatever their growing bodies need before it’s time for them to get dressed for school. Then lo and behold, you’ll get them fed without the oldest calling 911 because he’s convinced that you’re having a stroke.

While the kids finish getting ready, now is the perfect opportunity for you jump back into the bedroom for a refresher hit — no more than that, though. Otherwise you could end up mumbling about conspiracy theories during that early morning meeting with Principal Pritchett. You won’t have to worry about running concessions at Thursday’s basketball game once you spill out something like, “So, do you really think we landed on the moon, or is Alex Jones onto something?”

Start looking for a new school district now!

For all intents and purposes, let’s assume you have a job that does not nail employees to the wall with random drug tests, nor do they care if you all smoke weed on your own time, as long as you show up on time and kick ass. If you are one of those people where a pop whiz quiz is always lurching around the corner, like a factory worker or a federal employee, perhaps this article is not for you. Try this one on for size.

Okay, so where were we? That’s right, grind time. Now that the kids are safe in school and you’re en route to your place of employment, it’s totally acceptable to squeeze in another hit or two before you enter the parking lot.

If you are confused at this juncture, seeing as smoking more weed means you’d have to do it behind the wheel and you’re thinking, Jeez, I don’t know about this, Cannabis Now, isn’t that a little dangerous? Well, probably. But we’re all adults here, or at least we’re supposed to be, so don’t be self-righteous about it. We’re only trying to help. But let’s get real, if you weren’t getting high, you’d probably still be texting and stuffing an Egg McBig Mac down your throat at 70 mph. So, what’s the difference? At least you can still pay attention to the road with a smoking device in your hand. Or do we need to write a tutorial on that, too?

Listen, nobody is telling you that you have to take another hit before you get to work, just that it is (kind of) acceptable to do so. Pull over if need be. Just watch out for cops!

Maybe you’d feel more comfortable saving that pre-shift hit for when you are sitting in the parking lot, and that’s fine too. It is also not against the rules to skip it and wait until lunch to take your buzz up a notch. Depending on the potency of the strain, that might not be a bad idea.

Also, if it’s your first day, week or even month on the job, you might want to take it easy. But if this is a position you’ve been holding down for a while now, get to the headspace that you need to be in. Just remember to use those eye drops. There is no need going into work all red-eyed and obvious, unless you just feel like waxing nostalgic by explaining to your supervisor how your allergies are acting up.

That’s up to you… because our work is done.

TELL US, do you have a typical wake and bake routine?

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