January 2, 2018 at 11:14 am #23347
I was talking to a local pro guitarist who runs an open mic nite. He suggested that open mic music, audiences, smoking patios, will change soon.. I guess the vibe will change too.. (hopefully away from drunken aggro obnoxiousness to psychedelic chill) Music tastes will probably change too. Less angry screamo inspired by amphetamines and instead more spacey guitar solos? Anyway we agreed that this trend will bring more people out to venues (vs. hiding at home).
Rolling Stone: Pot Legalized in California on New Year’s Day Last year, California voters made it legal for adults over the age of 21 to grow, possess and use marijuana, but selling pot for recreational purposes was still illegal prior to the New Year.
According to The Associated Press, however, the legal sale of recreational marijuana is still limited; only about 90 businesses received state licenses to open Monday, with dispensaries concentrated in San Diego, Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay Area and the Palm Springs area.
Los Angeles and San Francisco do not yet have legal dispensaries, as local regulations were not approved in time for them to issue the city licenses necessary for businesses to obtain state permits.
Last month, Los Angeles officials announced that the city will begin accepting license applications on January 3rd, and may take several weeks to process, meaning that many long-established businesses may have to shutter in the interim as they wait for approval.
Rolling Stone: Pot in 2018: What to Expect legal marijuana lounges in the United States before the end of 2018! The biggest question is which city will get one open first: Las Vegas, West Hollywood, Boston or Denver. Considering nothing in Massachusetts is quite final yet, the smart money is on Denver, which actually passed a ballot initiative allowing licensed consumption spaces for marijuana back in 2016 but has had a fair amount of trouble implementing the law. You won’t be allowed to smoke, you have to bring your own cannabis, and you have to sign a document saying you won’t drive yourself home, but there’s a good chance the country’s first legal weed lounge will be in the capital of Colorado. Right now the front-runners for who might open first are a café called The Coffee Joint and a vape bar with an arcade called… wait for it… Vape and Play. …
A few hours to the west, several cities in California have expressed interest in allowing cannabis social spaces, including West Hollywood, Palm Springs, San Francisco and Oakland. Advocate and aspiring lounge owner Jackie Subeck says the first ones will likely open their doors in West Hollywood this fall – including some spots where you will be allowed to buy pot on site and then smoke or vape it, just like a bar. “There’s also going to be standalone lounges where you can’t smoke or vape but you can buy infused products, like a bakery, or a spa with cannabis treatments,” Subeck says.
In the past few years, the political motivations behind marijuana legalization have become increasingly economic, whether it’s politicians hoping to rake in the tax revenue or businessmen paying to lobby for an industry worth over $40 billion.
Also this is funny and just seems kind of wrong, somehow.
USA TODAY: Jack in the Box Knowing that marijuana smokers can get serious hunger pangs, one fast-food chain is looking to take advantage of the start of California’s legalization of pot for recreational use.
San Diego-based Jack in the Box plans will sell a weed-themed Merry Munchie Meal at three southern California locations in mid-January.
The limited-time offer is in partnership with cannabis lifestyle website Merry Jane — itself an allusion to marijuana’s “mary jane” nickname — backed by rapper and TV game-show host Snoop Dogg.
The meal will be tested Jan. 18-25 at select Jack in the Box locations in Long Beach, Snoop’s hometown.
The meal box, part of Jack in the Box’s late-night menu, has half-servings of curly fries and onion rings, two tacos, five mini churros, three crispy chicken strips and a small drink. The price is $4.20
I'm an intermediate student of Metal Method. I play seitannic heavy metal. All Kale Seitan! The glutens will be eaten with relish!
And on the Seventh Day, Mustaine said: ∇ ⨯ E = - ∂B / ∂t ; and there was Thrash; and it had a ♭3; and it was good.
January 2, 2018 at 8:08 pm #23476
Jack-in-the-Box has been selling those meals up here in Washington for quite a while now. I personally think they suck, but I also don’t smoke weed, so maybe that’s a part of it?
Seriously, though, legal marijuana hasn’t changed much in this state. Except that people are more open about smoking…
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