Carl’s Jr. To Test CBD Infused Burger

TENNESSEE: Carl’s Jr. announced it will be testing its latest menu innovation the Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight for one day only on April 20th at one Carl’s Jr. restaurant location in Denver.

The Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight features two 100% charbroiled beef patties paired with Carl’s Jr. signature Santa Fe Sauce infused with hemp-based CBD oil, pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese and Crisscut® fries to give the burger the extra crunch – all between a premium bun.

“The new Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight ties back to our core strategy of being the first to bring bold and unexpected flavors that are at the forefront of hot restaurant trends to a quick service menu,” said Patty Trevino, Senior Vice President, Brand Marketing at Carl’s Jr. “From our early introduction into plant-based options to bringing the rare indulgence of truffles to our menu with the new Bacon Truffle Angus Burger*, our customers have come to expect innovative and unique menu offerings, and we’re thrilled to be the first quick service restaurant to be testing CBD infused options.”

The hemp-derived CBD oil is sourced from our partner Bluebird Botanicals, a local Colorado company.

The Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight will be available at the Carl’s Jr. restaurant located at 4050 Colorado Blvd. in Denver, CO on April 20, 2019 beginning at 6:00am MT until the store closes for $4.20, while supplies last.

* With natural and artificial truffle flavor

Be Brave for Cannabis Campaign Ramps Up for 4/20

MICHIGAN: A group of pro-cannabis businesses is urging people to be brave and stand up for cannabis on April 19, 2018 in a social media campaign that will take place between 9 am and noon.
Be Brave for Cannabis campaign is focused on bringing attention to issues surrounding cannabis:
  • Helping educate the public with anecdotal stories, science, usage facts and data about the benefits of cannabis use for health and personal well-being.
  • Encouraging people to share their own stories about cannabis and how it has improved their health or the health of people they love.
  • Encouraging people who don’t use cannabis, but support the freedom of choice regarding cannabis, to speak up and make their views public.
Jamie Cooper, owner of CannaBiz Connection, expects that on the day before the 4/20 cannabis “holiday” that people will start talking about the plant and sharing their stories online about how cannabis has helped them. “4/20 is much more than a stoner day—it’s about ending prohibition and giving people a safe space to talk about how their lives have been improved with cannabis,” she said. “Cannabis is a powerful medicine that has merit for patients with cancer, epilepsy, chronic pain, digestive disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD and a variety of other diseases. Patients are often fearful to speak out about their use of the plant and our goal is to help ease that experience. Once people are able to talk about their use—they often find community and support,” Cooper said.
“Michigan and many other states are in a time of transition with cannabis—as legislators and local government officials make decisions regarding cannabis regulation, we need to make sure that the voice of people who have medical marijuana in their lives is heard,” said Roberta King, co-owner of Canna Communication.

Average Marijuana Consumer Will Spend $146 to Celebrate 4/20 This Year

By Mike Brown

Marijuana has become relatively mainstream in American society today.

And on no day is pot bigger than on April 20, commonly referred to as “4/20.” ​For marijuana consumers, 4/20 is akin to Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July all rolled up into one big holiday.

Similar to how the holiday season is the biggest time for retail stores, 4/20 ushers in big profits for distributors of marijuana, both legal and illegal.

Just how big?

LendEDU conducted a survey of 1,001 adult Americans who anticipate toking up this Friday, April 20, and we came away with the following key findings:

  • ​Between the product itself, food munchies, and paraphernalia, the average 4/20 consumer is expected to spend $146.12 this Friday, with $71.35 of that going toward the actual product
  • 35.66% of respondents are taking off work this Friday, April 20, while 20.05% of those going to work plan on going into the office under the influence
  • 55.44% of respondents have already accounted for 4/20 related expenses in their monthly budgets

Craft Distillery Celebrates 4/20 With Legal Cannabis-Infused Vodka Cocktail

CALIFORNIA: Humboldt Distillery is planning to celebrate 4/20 with cocktails using their cannabis-infused vodka Humboldt’s Finest.  Their award-winning infused vodka is available in a growing number of markets across the country including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin.

Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, so it’s legal in all 50 states,” says Abe Stevens, founder of Humboldt Distillery. “It does, however, retain a botanical aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis that gives it a pleasant herbal character, which makes some very tasty cocktails.  One of my personal cocktail favorites is the Hemp Highball.”

The infused vodka uses a locally grown hemp, whose domestic cultivation was only recently authorized with the passage of the 2014 United States Farm Bill. Hemp is the strain of cannabis grown for food, fiber and other industrial purposes. Hemp is distinguished from marijuana in that by law its THC content must be less than 0.3%. The hemp used for the vodka infusion is from some of the first legally grown crops in the country since prohibition.

Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up in Smoke Opening On 4/20

CALIFORNIA: Grammy-winning comedy duo Cheech & Chong will be the subject of a new exhibit opening at the GRAMMY Museum® on 4/20. Titled Cheech & Chong: Still Rollin’—Celebrating 40 Years Of Up In Smoke, the exhibit is curated in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Lou Adler, who uncovered the legendary duo, produced many of their albums, and directed the film.

On display through spring 2019, the exhibit explores what made the world fall in love with East L.A. native Richard “Cheech” Marin and Canadian Tommy Chong, while chronicling the development and success of their first feature-length film, Up In Smoke. Items on display will include the original marked-up script from Up In Smoke, the master tape for the soundtrack album, comedy sketches, an assortment of limited-edition 40th anniversary smoking devices, and selections from Marin’s “Blazing Chicano Guitars” guitar-art collection, among other items.

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As the first strictly counterculture comics, Cheech & Chong helped change the dialogue, and ultimately attitudes, about marijuana use. As recording artists, they utilized the studio much like musicians do—a place to improvise and experiment as they turned their comedy routines into full-length albums. They released an eponymous LP in 1971 featuring studio sketches including “Dave,” “Cruisin’ With Pedro De Pacas,” and “Trippin’ In Court.” The album’s 1972 follow-up, Big Bambú, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album. The following year’s Grammy-winning Los Cochinos also charted at No. 2 and included the novelty hit “Basketball Jones.” These albums, and those that followed, served as a template for future comedy albums and stoner films.

“Cheech & Chong are arguably the quintessential comedy duo of the hippie generation,” said Scott Goldman, Grammy Museum Executive Director. “Individually, they’ve achieved great success, with Cheech becoming one of the most well-known and respected Chicano entertainers, and Tommy making his mark as an actor, writer, musician, and cannabis rights activist. Together, they became a voice for the counterculture, and to this day their hit film, Up In Smoke, is considered one of the best comedies of all time.”

This Week: 4/20 At CannaCon in Santa Rosa

Reposted From Cashinbis

The question is simple: Where will you be on 4/20 this year? The possibilities are endless. After all, it is the BIGGEST holiday for the cannabis community. However, if you’re a cannabis professional or more specifically, a producer or processor, your answer will most definitely be, “Santa Rosa, CA for CannaCon’s 3-day expo + seminar series”. Being that it’s their debut event in the state, founder Bob Smart and his dedicated team have secured a value-packed lineup of speakers and topics for their upcoming seminar series and 200+ exhibitors showcasing in their expo hall.

Top 3 Must-Do’s at Santa Rosa CannaCon:

1.    Attend at Least 1 of 6 Cannabis Infused Cooking Demos

Start your morning learning the basics of infusions with a cup of cannabis-infused coffee in hand. Take a seat with Chef Jeremy Cooper and indulge in a handful of infused truffle popcorn while learning dosage scaling, flavoring, and masking.

Take it easy and learn about crafting a product line of CBD-infused products for consumers looking for non-psychoactive infusions.

2.    Grab a Seat for Kevin Jodrey’s Seminar on Genetic Testing, The Future of the Cannabis Supply Chain

Genetic testing is the future of the cannabis supply chain. Strains are more often than not misnamed or renamed, meaning that buyers and consumers never know what they’re getting. How can we resolve this problem? Learn how new testing technology can reintroduce trust and certainty into your products.

3.    Bring Your Questions to CannaCon’s Legislative Update Q&A

Confused by current regulations or laws pertaining to your business? Join the

panel discussion on California’s legislative landscape and get all your questions answered by vetted experts and professionals.

No plans for the night of 4/20? Celebrate with like-minded cannabis consumers at CannaCon’s Official Mixer Party!

Haven’t Bought Your Ticket Yet? The Details:

When: April 20 -22, 2017

Where: Santa Rosa, CA | Sonoma County Events Center

Tickets: ($40 – $420) Online Pre-registration *Open* Limited-Time Only | Buy Tickets

Washington Cannabis Sales Soar 40% On 4/20 Holiday

WASHINGTON: The April 4th “420” celebrations in Washington ignited retail sales yesterday across the state, according to data compiled by Seattle-based TetraTrak and published on its new MJTicker.com website.

April 20 DataThe unofficial stoner holiday saw many I-502 licensed pot shops offering special sales and promotions, which drove consumption of flower, edibles and concentrates, the business intelligence firm reports.  4/20 brought good news for both retailers and customers according to TetraTrak’s CEO Brian Yauger.   Data published on his mjticker.com shows that a normal Wednesday would usually generate daily retail sales of just shy of $1.4 million; however projected sales for Wednesday April 20th, 2016 were just over $2.7 million, an increase of almost 40% of sales the day before.

Customers benefited as well, with recreational cannabis consumers enjoying lower prices.  On average recreational consumers paid around $9.10 a gram out the door price last month, (approx. $6.65 pre excise tax).  After 4/20 discounts and specials were factored in, holiday customers spent mid $7 out the door ($5.75 pre tax).

It’s 4/20 And Songwriter Tim Brickley Thinks of Mary Jane

INDIANAPOLIS: It comes once a year, and twice a day. Today is April 20th, or 4/20, the unofficial stoner holiday.  The social media corridors are chock full of cannabis-infused memes. Here are a couple of our favorites to help you celebrate your special day.

Hoosier songwriters Timothy Brickley and David Rheins' ode to Mary Jane.

Hoosier songwriters Timothy Brickley and David Rheins’ ode to Mary Jane.

 

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“Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis” A 4/20 Parody

WASHINGTON: Just in time for 4/20, comes Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis – a parody of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Created by award-winning filmmaker Michael Stusser (“Sleeping with Siri”) – who hosts the web series Higher Ground – the spoof features comedian Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, HBO’s Hung and LookingCurb Your Enthusiasm) along with a fabulous 1965 VW Bus.

In Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld introduces a vintage car, and then picks up his guest comedian, and drives to a cafe or restaurant for coffee. Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis also introduces a vintage vehicle (a very beat-up Volkswagon Bus – identical to the one featured in Fast Times at Ridgemont High), but instead of getting jacked up on coffee, these comedians get stoned out of their minds on legal marijuana. 

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Estimated 125,000 Turn Out For Two-Day 4/20 Rally In Civic Center

COLORADO: As the last night of the annual 4/20 rally in Denver’s Civic Center park comes to a close Sunday, crowds remain large and diverse.

Rally founder Miguel Lopez said more people showed up to the rally Sunday than Saturday.

“There’s still, surprisingly, a large number of people here,” Lopez said around 6:30 p.m.

The event, which began Saturday and runs through Sunday night, features a full lineup of music, including a concert by rapper Rick Ross at 4:20 p.m. Sunday. Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the free public event, with a ticketed after-party running 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the McNichols building.

Between Saturday and Sunday night, Lopez estimated about 125,000 filled the park to browse marijuana-themed merchandise and discuss the pot industry.