LA Must Light The Way

LA has everything to gain from marijuana.

The LA Lakers should allow marijuana. Because it is legal in California. The team has nothing to lose. Adam Silver can’t make them any worse. Therefore the Lakers must roll the dice. Without the gamble, they will remain a lottery team.

The Lakers currently suck. However, they know what they are doing. Tanking is a silent protest. The time is now for the Lakers to speak up. Compliance doesn’t create progress. But allowing MMJ consumption does.

Weed is medicinal. Everyone knows that it is safer than opiates. But NBA teams aren’t allowing it. The teams indirectly protest this outdated ruling. Many teams spontaneously bench stars. For example Cleveland VS the Clippers. This form of rebellion is petty and unhelpful. But it is somewhat vocal.

Rebelling the right way.

Superstar NBA players have a voice. Teams can utilize the voice various ways. Petty protests are a common option. Although they work the protests aren’t progressive. Because they don’t evolve the sport enough. MMJ would accomplish this task. First, off the Lakers sit under a global microscope. This level of exposure is unique. The NBA can utilize it to outrace other sports. The trick is it requires MMJ. Luckily it isn’t hard to find in America.

The NBA MMJ campaign

28 states and DC have legalized MMJ. Many states allow raw plant consumption. LA is the most famous one. Plus the Lakers are a few years from greatness. So it’s time to spearhead the campaign.

Marijuana will expedite the rebuilding process. Secondly, it will solidify the process. Other teams allow marijuana tolerance. Many of them are successful. The Lakers need access to the right blueprint. The blueprint must include pot.

A hands-on approach

The Oregon Football program tolerates pot. In fact, the school handles it in the house. The Lakers should do the same. Jeanie Buss can do whatever she wants. The league will penalize her team. Then again the league often penalizes greatness.

Mimicking greatness is a good idea. The most successful people are trailblazers. Not to mention innovators and go-getters. The Lakers possess this mentality. Because it is part of west coast culture.

The West Coast sets the trends.

Everyone wants to be from the West Coast. The area creates everything and sets all the trends. The Lakers are capable of doing the same. All it needs are stars. Moths follow the light. Marijuana is equally attractive.

Peaceful consumption.

NBA players smoke a lot of pot. For clarification, not every player does. However, there are many that do. For example Mitch McGary. The statistics are staggering. Secondly, they are beneficial. The Lakers can provide a safe haven.

Marijuana users want freedom. Wiz Khalifa explains the desire perfectly. Of course, music only goes so far. The Lakers must practice higher tolerance. it will ultimately allow them to win multiple titles. More specifically MMJ is the key to their redemption.

MMJ saves lives. For example people with mental health issues. In my opinion, everyone needs weed. The Lakers are no exception. On the other hand, LA must win another title. In conclusion, MMJ will progress league rules, and attract top free agents.


War On Consumption, Not Culture

War becomes normal and overshadows everything. 

War instantly becomes the most important thing. It is the business that murders people in the name of profit. But because it is patriotic it is legal. Jeff Sessions wants to increase the war on drugs. The war sounds terrifying. Truthfully it isn’t that bad.

Kids hold on to your Huf socks. In fact, keep all your themed clothes. Not to mention music. The war on drugs hurts the plant. But it doesn’t affect the culture. For example look at pre-recreational marijuana legalization Colorado.

Without the media, the average civilian is in the dark. The outlets wield widespread influence. Media companies play a large role in the war. Because they help dictate the narrative. Often time the narrative is negative. Not to mention missing key elements of the story.

The media isn’t part of a conspiracy. However, they don’t tell the whole cannabis story. It is the media’s job, to tell the truth. Many outlets have portrayed the end. They are helping fuel paranoia. Unfortunately, they ignore the lifestyle industry.

Critics label pot a drug. However, they’re ignoring the bigger picture. The 100% legal industry is huge. An assortment of products exist. The products range from t-shirts to albums. The potential drug war won’t affect them.

Ultimately symbolism is the heart of culture. 

Every culture has unique symbolism. The cannabis plant doesn’t symbolize getting high. It symbolizes peace. On the other hand, prohibition symbolizes oppression. The war will oppress some individuals. Lastly, it won’t kill the culture.

People have consumed marijuana for a long time. Prohibition won’t end consumption. The government will shut down legal businesses. But the black market will remain alive. The point is you can reinforce prohibition. However, you can’t prevent the consumption of the plant. Therefore you can’t eliminate the culture.

The media’s role in the war on cannabis 

Many countries are currently growing hemp. America is barely participating. The sober plant is a victim of neglect. Cannabis has so many amazing benefits. But no one is noticing them. Instead, war is the main topic. This proves how influential politicians can be.

William Randolph Hearst influenced the media. His paper empire lied about marijuana. Secondly, it gave him a spotlight. People compare Donald J Trump to Hearst. They have many similarities. On the other hand, so does Hearst and Sessions.

Jeff Sessions is the man of the year. The media has showered him in attention. His proposed war is a popular story. Most websites are discussing it. For example Fox News and High Times.

Just say no. No matter what you do don’t do drugs. That includes the dangerous and addictive marijuana plant. The initial sentence is a real famous quote. Everything else just provides a bigger picture. Instead of hyper-focusing on one small element.

The news discusses events. Many stations focus on the Trump administration. This approach is strategic. It is also shocking. The current year is 2017. Humans should know better. Going forward humans shouldn’t only focus on the war. Because the 100% legal industries will keep the culture alive.

5 ways to participate in the culture

The cannabis culture.

The cannabis culture is alive and well. Participants can participate multiple ways. Here are five ways you can participate. In fact there are more than five ways. But these five ways are the most enjoyable.

5. Learn about cannabis daily.

First off there is a lot of propaganda. More specifically anti-weed propaganda. With that said go wild. High Times and many others makes content. Of course research is only the beginning. You can learn differently out west.

Educate others about cannabis

The truth outshines the lies. Many people think cannabis is evil. But education can change that. Knowledge is power. Therefore you should empower others. It is the only way to set them free.

Consume cannabis daily

Consumers don’t need weed. In fact multiple alternatives exist. For example Hemp oil. Cannabis is life enhancing. Because of its health benefits. On the other hand many plants are. But that doesn’t make it less important.

Fight for cannabis

Marc Emery is a legendary advocate. Many people disagree with his decisions. Even though they work. Furthermore they support cannabis reform. Fighting for the plant is important. So select your platform.

Support those inspired by the plant

The cannabis plant is known to inspire others. It inspires everything from clothing to art. But the artists can’t work for free. Therefore you should support them. Financially and verbally.

Marijuana & Rasta 5 clarifications

Discovering Rasta

Rasta is about so much more than Marijuana. Due to the fact that it changed my life a few years ago. On the other hand, my hair and ethnic history remain. As a matter of fact, I have never had dreads. But I eat a slightly modified Ital diet. Specifically, the diet has, even more, protein via some dairy and some meat. Lastly, I read the bible and pray. My daily ritual doesn’t include psychoactive cannabis.

5. The colors don’t symbolize marijuana.

Ethiopia is presently the inspiration for the colors. But colors symbolizing marijuana aren’t. However, they do symbolize money. In case you forgot Google stoner clothing. Of course, physical stores sell the same items. Meanwhile, Rasta remains victims of this awful stereotype.

4. Stoned 24/7

Although it is illegal they are smoking like chimneys. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, this practice is forbidden. Rasta do not treat the plant in the same way. Instead, they treat it like a sacrament. Without a doubt, they are often sober.

3. How Rasta pray with marijuana.

First and foremost Rasta can pray sober But the plant is spiritual for us. In fact, it is more than a plant. Especially because it changes the bible reading experience. For example, it triggers deep discussions. These reasoning sessions are particularly important to Rasta.

2. That isn’t a get out of jail free card

Stoners traditionally love weed. But some stoners go the extra mile. These stoners claim they are exempt for spiritual reasons. Rasta is not a gang, therefore, you can’t claim it. Furthermore, Jamacia is the only country that allows religious Ganga use. However in other countries many risk jail time.

1. Rastafari isn’t a marijuana religion.

To begin with, Rastafari isn’t a religion. Furthermore, the religion wouldn’t focus on the plant. But the plant does play a role in Rastafari. Besides, if it did nothing would change. The stigma would still remain alive.

Cannabis Education is Biased

Education reform is going to happen.

The American education system is a mess. Betsy DeVos has solutions and so does your neighbor. Many of these bold ideas could work. But they would take years to successfully implement. Not mention all of the red tape. One easy solution is to take small steps. Changing cannabis education is the first step.

Cannabis information contains facts.

Schools are demonizing cannabis. They’re teaching with opinions instead of facts. Some students discover the truth later on. Others help keep the lies alive. It’s time to end this dangerous cycle. Ending it will improve the American education system.

American schools have a lot of strengths. They also have a lot of weaknesses. The current cannabis curriculum sticks out. Opinionated beliefs serve as its backbone. Teachers can hate cannabis if they want. But they should teach with facts.

Cannabis education is out of date.

There is factual information about every plant. Teachers know the difference between opinions and facts. However, the government also has a say. A fair compromise will make everyone happy. Schools should continue to teach what the government wants. If and only if they present factual information. The government might not want like cannabis. But that doesn’t mean students shouldn’t be taught the truth.

We live in the age of the internet. Students have the world at their fingertips. Google has made fact based subjects irrelevant. States should eliminate their schools if they plan on teaching with opinions. Curriculums are designed to sidestep this point.

The American education system is out of date. There is widespread support for reform. Creating the form isn’t that tedious. All the government has to do is modernize the curriculum. This would be beneficial for teachers and students. One of the benefits would be increased transparency.

Cannabis groups prey on the youth.

Many cannabis groups currently exist.The groups are infamous for seeking influence.They shouldn’t have an influence on American education. Giving them the steering wheel hurts the youth.

Cannabis groups want the support of the youth. The younger the children the better. Once someone reaches a certain age they are hard to manipulate. Cannabis groups know they have little time. So the groups alter the required educational curriculum.

Cannabis groups influence the government. But there are other equally influential groups.Parents have a very powerful voice. They also possess the ability to demand change. It’s time for parents to demand a change to the curriculum. Biased cannabis curriculum information isn’t helpful.

For example, it changes the way one views the world. One thinks the plant is good or bad if they’re taught so. In other words, education can shape minds. The mind of a child is a very powerful gift. Furthermore, the mind will always benefit from learning actual facts.

Let all students learn.

The Information taught in schools is supposed to be factual. Cannabis information isn’t supposed to be different. However, it is traditionally treated differently. Most students have to memorize information. It can’t hurt to add in facts about cannabis. After all the purpose of education is to educate. Cannabis education reform wouldn’t benefit interest groups. It would benefit current and future students.

Angry students still sing Pink Floyd. It is important to realize why. The youth are the customers. Angry customers can and will create change. It’s important to realize how true this is. Particularly if you’re a cannabis group.

Not Your Typical Lotion

Colorado is known for legal cannabis innovation. Multiple companies possessing this talent occupy the state. Some are more eye-catching than others. Elixinol isn’t run by Willy Wonka. But their products are very Wonka-like.


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CBD Rescue Balm isn’t your garden variety balm. Everything about it is very unique. It starts with its simplistic yet catchy packaging. A packaging that features a list of natural ingredients. Exploring the product further reveals something even more exciting. It competes in the American cannabis industry.

Millions of Americans are unaware that CBD affects them. You can’t tell that a product contains CBD. Since it isn’t psychoactive its users are also able to blend in. The ability to legally sell CBD products in the US is a game changer. Many American grocery stores sell at least one hemp product. A CBD lotion alternative takes it one step further.

Cannabis products are traditionally a better alternative. The CBD rescue balm product is no different. Don’t take my word for it. Compare its ingredients to the harmful ingredients that can be found in traditional lotions.The natural ingredients mentioned earlier give CBD Rescue Balm an edge. Traditional lotions biggest rival is also much healthier for your skin.

Lotion users experience benefits. The products do an excellent job of keeping your body moisturized. Dry skin is gross and it can become bloody. A beauty blog post mention, even more, benefits. Rescue Balm users enjoy the benefits of lotion and the benefits of CBD. In order to learn more about the brand behind this innovation please continue reading.

Chris Husong’s marketing skills have helped turn Elixinol into a global brand. The entrepreneur is also a co-founder of ClubM. Originally I was only going to interview Chris. When I found out the whole team was participating I was thrilled. Every member of the Elixinol team is extremely fascinating and talented. You can check out our interview below.

Sam Goldman: What is the origin of the name Elixinol?

The Elixinol team: The foundation of Elixinol is “Elixir” and “ol” being the common suffix used for chemical derivatives.

Sam: How many different Elixinol products have been created?

Elixinol: We’ve learned so much from our customers. Since 2013, we’ve created over 20 products, not all of which are available now or in every country, but our product research is a core part of our company, we want to product to be the best available and delivered in innovative ways that help our customers.

Sam: In 3 words can you please describe what Industrial Hemp means to you?

Elixinol: Healthy. Change. Possibilities.

Sam: Is CBD Jeff Sessions proof?

By all current legal standards, yes.

Sam: Which team members were involved in creating Rescue Balm?

Elixinol: Like all of our products, Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, is a reflection of our team’s collective and deep understanding of hemp’s possibilities as well as the needs of our customers. Team members involved have a wide range of backgrounds that help inform our products.

Dan Schulz, Product Formulation Specialist: A published research scientist, Dan is always looking for ways to increase CBD absorption and delivery to the body.

Paul Benhaim, Founder, and CEO: Paul’s deep connections within the hemp industry help us deliver the highest quality hemp to our customers.

Gabriel Ettenson, CEO: As a former physical therapist who has long worked with natural products, Gabriel’s insight into how CBD affects customers is pivotal in creating product customers need.

Sam: Why is your traditional balm alternative better?

Elixinol: Elixinol’s Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, has higher quality ingredients including hemp CBD and was formulated to include not just healthy ingredients for the body, but functional ingredients that improve the body’s ability to absorb those ingredients.

Sam: Will consumers ever see Rescue Balm on store shelves?

Elixinol: Customers can purchase Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, through health stores in the US right now and through medical professionals including chiropractors, physical therapists, and doctors in addition to our website:

Sam: How has the CBD industry changed since you first became involved?

Elixinol: It’s an exciting to be in the CBD industry and we see growing demand, globally, and more acceptance and understanding of the power of the hemp plant and CBD’s qualities as a product.

Sam: When you promote Rescue Balm who is your target audience?

Elixinol: Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, is a great product for anyone who wants the benefit of CBD absorbed through the skin. As importantly, CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties make it a great choice to support the nervous and muscular systems, joints and skin as well. Plus, Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, has so many skin friendly ingredients like Virgin Ucuuba Butter, Andiroba Oil it also promotes a healthy, youthful skin appearance. Users of Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, include everyone who appreciates the targeted application like athletes and joint and muscle pain sufferers. Some Rescue Balm, soon to be renamed Elixinol Hemp Balm, customers are simply CBD users who prefer the delivery benefits of a balm with skin benefits.

Where can people find Elixinol and Rescue Balm online/ social media?


Sam’s Cannabis Thoughts

The legal American Marijuana industry is Trump administration proof.

Rolling back the current system would be a disaster. The Republican Party already has enough to worry about. State marijuana laws are the least of his concerns. Pro-marijuana has repeatedly demonstrated their ability to outspend critics. Imagine how much they could raise to defend the industry. Don’t worry fellow advocates legal marijuana is here to stay.

Will Home Depot ever openly embrace home cultivation ?

Home Depot already sells items that can be used to grow weed. Will they ever embrace legal home cultivation? That’s the multi-million dollar question. Companies that make products for the legal prescription drug industry have embraced it. Home Depot can and should do the same.


Humanity has been using hemp for thousands of years. You can do the same. Some countries ban recreationally growing it. However buying and owning hemp products is 100% legal. The misconception that it isn’t is widespread. This notion has hurt cannabis sober cousin.Double check your local hemp laws just in case they’re obscure.


Weed traditionally smells really good. It normally makes the user calm. If you have ever encountered a stoner you know what I’m talking about. My experiences riding public transportation with stoners has been pleasant. Riding with sober riders is always a gamble.

Does D.A.R.E preach against marijuana in states that have legalized it ?

Are students located in states with legal marijuana subjected to anti-marijuana rhetoric ? One would think they would be. Most likely in hopes of manipulating the clueless youth. The good news is that it trains the participants to spot bs. A skill they can use for the rest of their life.

Footbag Follows Marijuana

Anti-marijuana groups should fear millennials. The generation loves marijuana and technology. Every year their influence grows. Dumb critics continue to fight them. Smart companies have begun targeting them. There are multiple ways to execute the later. Promoting marijuana via footbag is the best move.

Footbag follows marijuana

According to a 2016 pew research center survey “Millennials – those ages 18 to 35 in 2016 – are more than twice as likely to support legalization of marijuana as they were in 2006”.

In 2020 All millennials will be able to vote. A milestone for the generation. Unfortunately, the same generation struggles with health problems. Obesity is arguably the most devastating example. Marijuana is capable of conquering this and other health problems. But it will require the involvement of footbag.

You don’t have to be stoned to play footbag. But people under the influence of marijuana are known for playing it. The game can be played individually or with a group of people. Popular exercises rituals such as yoga have transcended time. Footbag is capable of following a similar trajectory. It’s also capable of promoting marijuana.

The stereotypical stoner has dreads and lays on the beach all day. Marijuana isn’t capable of making someone lazy. There are users that exercise daily. Promoting this fact will change the public perception. Footbag is the perfect vehicle to promote it. The promotion will benefit exercise and marijuana companies.

This will finally make millennials exercise

Some of my previous paragraphs have labeled Millennials a major target for a reason. They should be in the crosshairs of every fitness company. Some popular companies have already begun hunting. Nintendo, YouTube, and the UFC are a few examples. Various footbag companies should match their participation level. Unlike other fitness companies footbag also promotes marijuana.

Pokemon Go went viral for one reason. Millennials began going outside. The generation had become infamous for doing the opposite. The brief change was nice. However, it didn’t create long-term results. A shift in a generational mentality is the solution. Marijuana is the best way to create the shift.


Many millennials love marijuana. They view it the way their parents view alcohol. In their eyes smoking a few joints is socially acceptable. Ala the previous generation drinking a few beers. Many millennials also don’t embrace their parents exercise habits. Fitness companies and marijuana companies could change this. Footbag manufacturers can kill two birds with one stone.

The footbag industry is in a position to make a dent. A dent that that will go down in history. Only a few things are in their way. Name recognition is the most glaring weakness. Many non-participants know it as a hacky sack. Quality control is another major issue. I experienced this problem first hand.

My first footbag was and is terrible. It is filled with some sort of beads. This makes it super heavy. It also created a painful impact every time it hit my feet. Some participants might enjoy this type of bag. I could barely do any tricks with it. A year ago I purchased a blue Crushed Panne Mr. Sandbag footbag. Unlike the other bag, it’s soft and light. Both options promote the marijuana culture.

I can’t kick the habit

I have never consumed marijuana. This is 100% due to Minnesota’s marijuana laws. I’m referring to the medical and recreational laws.These laws prevented me from playing footbag for a few years. But they didn’t stop me from loving the marijuana culture. Thanks to CBD I picked it back up a few weeks ago.

I have fallen in love with footbag. The small moments of growth justify the consistent mistakes. Footbag has helped me become more mentally and physically fit. Cannabis has allowed me to play. Millions of marijuana-loving millennials could have the same experience.

Three ways you can use hemp in your everyday life

3. Consuming food and beverage items made from hemp.

There are tons of amazing food and beverage items made from hemp. These items often taste better than their non-hemp counterparts.  Affordable hemp food and beverage items can be found online and at many grocery stores. Your mind body and soul will thank you for adding daily hemp items to your routine.

2.Wearing extremely comfortable and durable clothing made from hemp

Owning clothes is fun until the clothing begins to fall apart and wear out. Hemp made items will encounter this problem later down the road. Think of them as a good long term investment. If your favorite clothing brand doesn’t make items from hemp ask them to start.

1. Writing or doodling on a notepad made from hemp paper.

Hemp paper is a cheaper and more eco-friendly alternative. You can use the paper the same way you use traditional paper. The paper is also much more durable. In the United States, it can be very difficult to locate hemp paper. If you stumble across some or if you locate some online you should use it daily.