Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s weed brand, Houseplant, is ready to light up America

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The weed is only available in California for now, but with an array of eclectic homeware also on offer, smoke is just the start. In the 2008 film Pineapple Express , Seth Rogen’s character, Dale, is introduced to a new, innovative, cross-shaped joint-rolling design by his dealer, Saul (James Franco). “This is the future,” says Saul. “This is, like, the apex of the vortex of joint engineering. . . . This is it, man. This is what your grandchildren are gonna be smoking. Future. The future . . .” Read Full Story

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Will people care about climate change once it starts ruining sports?

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If we don’t take action, smoke-filled stadiums, flooded soccer pitches, parched tennis courts, and dry ski slopes are all in our future. Watching sports in 2020 is an unusual experience. Supporters didn’t get to see the Olympics in 2020, but they saw a basketball “bubble” with virtual fans and a Premier League with fake cheering. While the coronavirus has stalled and altered sports, a report on sports and climate from this summer warns: “Yet devastating as this has been, something even more problematic is waiting in the wings for the sporting circus.” That’s the climate crisis. Read Full Story

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How this vegan restaurant has defied the odds to become a buzzy Black mecca

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Atlanta’s late-night comfort-food hotspot has thrived during the pandemic, adding two more locations. Founder and CEO Pinky Cole’s secret? Walking in her purpose. Within the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, 100,000 restaurants in the United States either permanently closed or shut down for the foreseeable future, leaving nearly 3 million workers unemployed, according to the National Restaurant Association . Amid all the industry tumult, a vegan joint in Atlanta has not only stayed afloat but is having its best year ever. Read Full Story

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How Canopy Growth is using Martha Stewart and other celebs to become the Unilever of weed

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CEO David Klein talks about how Martha Stewart, Drake, and Seth Rogen are helping the company go mainstream. Last year, Canopy Growth signed a deal with Martha Stewart to make her an adviser to the cannabis company, helping it develop a line of CBD-based products. Now the company is getting ready to start releasing the results of that collaboration over the next few months, and over the time in between there was something that surprised Canopy CEO David Klein. Read Full Story

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We know it’s cold. But if there are walls and a roof, you’re not outdoor dining

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Think of the virus like cigarette smoke. If where you’re eating would fill up with secondhand smoke if someone at the next table was smoking, then it’s filling up with potentially infected droplets. Restaurants across the country have moved their seating outside to allow for outdoor dining, but not all outdoor dining structures are equal when it comes to COVID-19 safety. In an attempt to keep outdoor dining feasible throughout the winter, some eateries have outfitted their curbside dining settings with walls—and even roofs —making them more indoors than outdoors, and increasing the risk of spreading COVID-19. Read Full Story

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California is on fire, and the smoke is visible from space

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In San Francisco, wildfires are currently making the air quality among the worst in the world. There are now 367 wildfires burning in California. In the Bay Area, where fires are burning in every direction from San Francisco, the air quality is currently among the worst in the world. There’s an eerie orange glow in my apartment in Oakland, and ash is falling outside. The smoke is so thick it’s visible from space. Read Full Story

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