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Lovers Edition From 1906 Will Sweeten Your Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Love Edition from 1906 is formulated to boost sensation while also helping you relax and get out of your head.

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In a nod to early prohibition, 1906 is named for the year the Wiley Act was passed, effectively starting the era of cannabis marginalization. Their top-shelf edibles combine low-dose cannabis with targeted plant medicines. With the use of a patented lipid micro-encapsulation process, it’s supposed to allow you to feel the effects within 20 minutes. 1906 edibles should result in more accurate doses, and more predictable outcomes, so let’s see how their marketing lined up with my personal experience with their new Lovers Edition product.

Lovers Edition combines five herbal aphrodisiacs with cannabis to create what they call “the best sex drug in the world.” It’s formulated for both a physical and psychological high, working to increase blood flow while also helping you relax and get out of your head.

Hugely satisfying, Lovers Edition is a cannabis-infused heart-shaped, dark chocolate treat that is meant to be shared with your partner. Formulated for the perfect date night, it’s designed to get your juices going and get you in the mood for love, but only for a limited time as this product is only on store shelves for a short time.

The chocolate isn’t overly sweet — and it was delicious. My partner Dante and I took it at precisely 9 pm. I was mindful of making sure I hadn’t consumed any other cannabis products so I could give my full attention to the effectiveness of Love.

I felt the effects within 30 minutes; a gentle full-body relaxation washed over me as I smiled at Dante. My libido was heightened and I was ready to take the test to the bedroom. For clarification, edibles typically take 45 minutes to an hour for me to feel the effects, so while 30 minutes is a marked improvement, it’s slightly shy of the promised 20 minutes.

Without moving this into x-rated territory, what I can say is that without a doubt, my orgasm was intense and long-lasting. Of course, I can’t be sure that it was a result of Lovers Edition, but I can say it was an enjoyable experience I look forward to having again. That being said, I did have one adverse side-effect.

I started using cannabis to help me sleep many years ago to keep my insomnia in check. My body tends to be sensitive to anything that stimulates the circulatory system. I can’t tolerate caffeine or sugar, especially in the evening. Sadly, I didn’t think about that when I took Love Edition at 9 pm. And while it doesn’t contain caffeine, it contains several natural ingredients that have a similar impact on the body. This resulted in a night of insomnia and I was only able to fall asleep around 3 am.

That being said, I would like to try it again, but perhaps a little afternoon delight, instead of an evening of romance. 1906 is making some of the best cannabis-infused products on the market. In fact, their Midnight chocolates are my go-to solution for insomnia; it was, after all,  the only thing that helped me overcome the powerful effects of Lovers Edition.

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Ricky Williams Flips the Script with new Highsman Brand

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PHOTO | HIGHSMAN

Once scrutinized by sports pundits and fans alike for using cannabis, Ricky Williams, is flipping the script with Highsman — his new cannabis lifestyle brand line of personally curated products.

Created to empower professional and everyday athletes as well as sports enthusiasts alike, Highsman offers premium quality cannabis as well as a collection of apparel and accessories designed to compliment an active lifestyle on and off the field. 

“It is time we change the way we talk about cannabis,” says Williams. “Highsman is about an appreciation for greatness. There is a passionate and dedicated team behind the brand, and together we want to help all people inspire greatness in themselves.” 

Initially offered as pre-packaged eighths, three cultivars have been curated by Williams to compliment moments in the day. Pre-Game is a sativa for an energized boost; Half-Time is a hybrid for focused awareness; and the Post-Game Indica offers a relaxed mood. A line of pre-rolls is currently in development.

Williams brings a deep knowledge of herbs, sports and wellness to the brand. He studied the origins of cannabis in the foothills of the Himalayas and spent years learning about the healing properties of the plant. He credits smoking cannabis as a way of overcoming the challenges associated with being a professional athlete, from social anxiety to physical injuries. 

“Highsman is at the intersection of sports and cannabis and was created for fans and aficionados of both.” says Eric Hammond, CEO. “Years in the making, Highsman launches at a tipping point where sports and cannabis collide, and we are excited to continue to break boundaries between the two.” 

A supporting collection of sports-inspired streetwear varsity jackets and baseball tees and must-have smoking accoutrements — rolling trays, pelican cases, water bottles — are also available. that compliments the Highsman lifestyle.

Highsman cannabis is available at select retailers in California and Oregon and online

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Stevie Van Zandt Launches Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary, Grown By Iconic Cultivator Chemdog

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Stevie Van Zandt is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, Silvio Dante of The Sopranos, a New York Times best selling author and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer — and he’s adding cannabis to his iconic credentials. Van Zandt is getting into the weed game with his eponymous line of pre-rolls under the name Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary. 

The pre-rolls contain high-CBD, low-THC craft cannabis grown by Smash Hits cannabis — Canna Provisions proprietary craft cannabis flower. Van Zandt is certainly in good hands as the Director of Cultivation of Canna Provisions is non-other than legendary grower Chemdog.

Meg Sanders, Canna Provisions CEO, said, “Little Steven wanted to be sure to have an approachable, low-THC and high-CBD cannabis that is less about the recreational high, and more for people seeking the benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids like high-CBD cannabis on the body and mind.”

Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary Pre-Rolls | PHOTO CREDIT

According to the website, “this cannabis is meant to provide a powerful feeling of well being and enriching your endocannabinoid system with high-CBD and low-THC flower, so it’s less of a stoned-high and more a full body balancing effect with uplifting pep.”

Like so many others, the pandemic gave the guitar hero and a wake up call on the importance of personal well-being, promting him to create his Underground Apothecary, which offers a range of holistic teas, lollipops, candles and now pre-rolls.

“I have always demanded the very best from myself and of everyone around me, and my new wellness brand Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary is no different,” says Van Zandt. “Products like Smash Hits cannabis are like my other partners for the Apothecary – the best I can find in the world. So enjoy, be well, and stay focused on the only part of our destinies we totally control – what we choose to put in our bodies.”

“We need to help spread cannabis education, destigmatization, and stop unjust criminalization for a plant that not only does a lot of good, but has proven during COVID to be almost as essential as art to people’s well being and quality of life,” says Van Zandt.

To that end, ten percent of all profits from Van Zandt’s Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary will be given to the National Organization for Marijuana Legalization (NORML).

Canna Provisions, home of Little Steven’s Underground Apothecary | PHOTO CREDIT

Available exclusively at Canna Provisions dispensaries in Lee and Holyoake, Massachusetts.

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Stuff & Puff Berner’s New Cali Pre-Roll

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PHOTO | VIBES

Cannabis mogul Berner has dropped the latest must-have pre-roll paper from his premium rolling paper brand, Vibes. A fresh alternative to the traditional cone, The Cali is a cylindrical pre-roll tube that’s been designed for optimum airflow for the optimal smoking experience.

In a press release, the Bay Area rapper says that he’s been rolling for over 20 years, and that over that time, he was constantly told by friends that they would smoke joints over blunts if they could roll them. So he partnered with Greenlane to develop this innovative alternative.

PHOTO: Vibes

“As passionate smokers, and connoisseurs, we are gonna continue to focus on quality papers and products that consumers are missing, such as The Cali,” said Berner in a press release.

“All you have to do is stuff and puff with The Cali.”

The Cali is dedicated to those of us who like a big-smoke experience. We found the papers to burn very evenly and smoothly. They are also easy to extinguish and relight,  and even burn evenly in areas where I packed it too tightly or too loose (deliberately, before y’all start commenting). 

Plus, The Cali pre-rolls are massive, so make sure you have plenty of herb on hand for your next session to fully enjoy the experience either with your homies or when you’re chilling alone.

The Cali Collection | PHOTO: Vibes

The Cali is offered in three sizes — one, two, and three gram — across all four signature Vibes paper collections: Ultra Thin, Rice, Hemp, and Organic Hemp

Look for Vibes papers at your local retailer nationwide.

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