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7 Important Moments in Pot Culture

Marijuana is kind of having a moment right now. Not only is it now legal to use in a number of States, it’s open prevalence in popular culture is at a level that we haven’t really seen before. This is the product of a slow, steady rise that, while it hasn’t always been smooth, has been pretty unstoppable. How did this happen? Read on for a list of seven key moments on the timeline of weed’s epic journey from fringe, frightening drug to the people’s cuddly favorite relaxation aide.   Reefer Madness (1936) Reefer Madness might be one of marijuana’s first appearances on film… and not for the right reasons. It’s an exploitation flick designed to show the terrible things...

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Why Do We Get the Munchies?

Even people who’ve never hit a single joint know about the munchies, and casual smokers will more than likely have a personal experience of it. Smoking weed has the potential to make you very, very hungry. But why is that? The reason this can be so confusing is because the increased appetite seems to bear no reference to actual appetite. The fact that we feel hungry despite kind of knowing that we’re full means that there has to be a real chemical, scientific reason for the whole phenomenon. So, let’s do it. Let’s talk science. Basically, it all comes down to cannabinoids, a chemical compound that is found in weed. Interestingly given the name, they are also produced by the...

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4 Awesome Organic Smoking Aids

One of the greatest things about herb’s growing legitimacy is that you can find better and better ways to just smoke. The days of scrounging scrunched up papers and rolling up a dirty Post-It for a roach are over. In fact, for the more health and earth-conscious among us, there are more and more organic smoking aids out there to make toking up cleaner than ever before. Our own hemp wick is organic for a number of reasons (more on that in a bit). But what other organic smoking products are out here? Here are a handful of some of your better options. RAW via Raw RAW don’t call themselves “the natural way to roll” for nothing. While the rolling...

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Know Your Bongs

We’ve been told that our organic beeswax coated hemp wick are ideally suited for smoking from bongs; but the bong is a pretty wide-ranging device in and of itself, and has undergone some pretty crazy permutations in recent years… Here, we explain what makes bongs tick. As to why bongs are a perfect match for Twisted Bee hemp wick? We’ll get back to that at the end. The bong, just like weed itself is often thought to have originated in Asia. Water pipes have been in use across Asia and Africa for centuries, and the word itself comes from the Thai word baung. Though it was known beforehand, it may have come into heavier use in the States following the...

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A Brief History of Herb (Cannabis)

Cannabis has a long, long history. In fact, a number of researchers identify is as one of the planet’s oldest cultivated crops. Hemp (the cannabis used to make materials like cloth, paper and rope) has an extensive history of its own throughout the whole world. But what about marijuana, AKA the variety of cannabis that we smoke? As you might expect, all evidence seems to suggest that people have been toking up for some time, though perhaps not for the same reasons as we do now. The psychoactive form of the plant is thought to have first emerged in the steppes of what is now Mongolia. Somewhat ironically given the region’s stringent drug laws, some of the oldest evidence of...

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