Weed in space

If a new intergalactic cryptocurrency has its way, an experimental crop of weed will be launched into space on a rocket within a year.

Elon Musk's high-profile SpaceX is part of the plan, which feels like a trip down a science fiction rabbit hole. According to SpaceGrime news releases, the company wants to use its brand-new cryptocurrency to fund space missions. Investors in GRIMEX and 'Coin X' will one day be able to spend their coin in space, and will reap dividends.

“These space missions for resources, energy, and tourism will be a source of enormous wealth in the future,” says SpaceGrime.

The first launch could happen within a year and it would include a "Closed Ecological Life Support System," to grow cannabis and Psilocybin mushrooms.

Space weed worth a fortune

“These will be important for many reasons: mushroom mycelium can be used as a radiation proof bio-building material and many useful medications can be made from it to aid in long-term space habitation. Cannabis can be used for its fibers, oils, medicines and other products”

“Not to mention these products will be worth a fortune to future space travelers as they can't be easily brought from earth. The growth and automated robotic harvesting and processing of the crops will be monitored by cameras and streamed back to Earth. Other crops may be considered as well.”

The first launch will have artificial gravity, climate control, water recycling, solar power, and blockchain nodes that support GRIMEX and X currency.

SpaceGrime appears to have started out as a ‘joke’ currency linked to Elon Musk that wasn’t really a joke at all. As of May 28, it had 11,500 holders and its value had soared 45,000%.

The company described it like this:

SpaceGrime is an experimental interplanetary virtual currency. It is inspired by memes, music, technology, and digital art, as those items will be the cultural artifacts that transcend space and time and are destined to spread virally throughout the galaxy. SpaceGrime seeks to bring together a rapidly growing community of Earthlings who want to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

This is no longer fanciful science fiction. It is going to happen and we are already seeing just the beginning stages. All proceeds from space missions in the future will be distributed to GRIMEX and X holders in proportion to their holdings.

Here is the white paper for those who want to dive in.

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Delivered to your door

Recreational cannabis retailers in B.C. will be allowed to deliver directly to customers starting July 15, the provincial government has announced.

It's being hailed as a "game changer."

"It's not rocket science, e-commerce is the way of the future," says Ryan Graham, general manager of Bluewater Cannabis in the South Okanagan. "For people to be able to browse retailer websites, pick and choose, pay online, get it delivered, what a time to be alive."

Graham says there's still a stigma around pot and some people just don't want to walk into a cannabis store.

Until now, the provincial government-run BC Cannabis Store has been the only online portal where BC customers can order cannabis and have it delivered (through Canada Post). The province has been inching toward a more level playing field for private retailers; in August 2020, B.C. allowed retailers to sell their products online—still, customers had to pick up their order at the store.

Under the new rules, adults will be allowed to receive delivery orders. The recipient doesn't have to be a resident at the address, or even the person who placed the order. However, they will have to provide their name and signature to take delivery.

"Since the federal legalization of non-medical cannabis, we've been working to support a strong and diverse cannabis industry, shrink the illicit market and keep products out of the hands of children and youth," said Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

"Allowing direct delivery to consumers isn't just an advantage retailers have told us is vital to the viability of their sector, it's also a way we can further our public safety goals."

The province said the move, which is in response to industry feedback, will support B.C.'s legal cannabis industry and strengthen the local economy.

No more security verification for weed workers 

The province says it is also removing security verification requirements for cannabis workers, which is expected to eliminate delays in hiring and allow legal retailers to hire staff more quickly to implement delivery.

"Government has consulted, listened and really delivered," says Jaclynn Pehota, executive director, Association of Canadian Cannabis Retailers.

"Knowing retailers can start hiring without delay and be ready to better meet customers' needs when delivery becomes an option is incredibly welcome news. Adding convenient home delivery to the mix of knowledgeable staff and regulated product can only serve to make the legal cannabis sector the source of choice for more people."

The province adds that since legalization, the province completed security screening on more than 7,000 prospective cannabis workers and has not identified any significant risk of links to organized crime.

Cannabis retail store licencees "and their associates" will remain subject to rigorous security screening when applying for a licence, says the province.

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First organic PAX pods

The first organic certified smart pod for PAX Era vaporizers is on the market.

Simply Bare Organic’s BC Organic Blue Dream and BC Organic Sour Cookies (CKS) pods are available in Saskatchewan, with more provinces coming on board this summer.

“The Simply Bare Organic brand is distinguished by an all-natural, handcrafted and sustainable growing process that can be savoured in the pure expression of our products, from pre-rolls to hashish, and now organic smart pods,” says Jesse McConnell, CEO of Rubicon Organics.

The pods, which contain single-strain premium cannabis oils, are made by Kelowna-based The Valens Company.

THC levels are between 74% and 80%, with terpenes at about 10%.

PAX Era vaporizers offer temperature controls that 510-thread carts don’t. Both are said to be best consumed at 520°F.

Simply Bare grows in BC’s Fraser Valley.

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Quick hits

 Cannabis dispensary Budway must pay $40K after Subway sues over trademark (CBC)
 ‘Fundamentally important’: Penticton cannabis retailer welcomes expanded hours (Global)
 GM considering dropping pot testing to attract more workers (Motor1)

Red Congolese by Gnomestar

This is a great daytime Sativa that leaves you clear headed.

Two big beautiful buds were packed into the sturdy glass jar. They are wonderfully frosty with lovely red pistils.

The dank smell is fruity and cheesy.

My batch of Red Congolese clocked in at 20.1% THC, and the jar shows 1.73% terpenes—including Myrcene and Limonene. The pure-sativa is a cross between Afghani Landrace and Congolese.

Located in Delta, BC, Gnomestar's plants are hand-harvested, hang-dried, and hand trimmed before being cold cured over several weeks.

Personally, it kept me alert, focused, creative, and drawn to accomplishing tasks.

If you can still find this classic cultivar in your local cannabis store, Red Congolese retails for about $45.

It's worth a smoke.

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Dad jokes

SpongeBob may be the main character of the show.
But Patrick is the star.
Yesterday I spotted an albino dalmatian.
It was the least I could do for him.
Two limbo players walk into a bar.
They lost.

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