Mango Haze, World Cup, and Independence Day — This Is #MondayMotivation

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Summer is in full swing and we hope your work week is short to non-existent. Here’s some #MondayMotivation to power through the explosive week of July 2 through 8. Happy birthday, Cancers!

What Happened This Weekend?

Sunday, July 1 was auspicious from sea to shining sea.

Massachusetts and Vermont celebrated major legalization milestones. Here’s where Mass.’ best stores are. The first recreational sale might occur two and half hours outside of Boston in a town called Leicester. Here are the top-trending strains in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Issues State’s First Retail Cannabis License

In Vermont, Lizzie Post is taking her great-great grandmother Emily Post’s etiquette game to cannabis.

Savannah, Georgia cannabis decriminalization went into effectOregon legalization turned three with a cannabis glut, and Nevada commercial legalization turned one with copious herb.

And California had a #weedapocalypse as new regulations forced a purge of the existing supply chain. Lastly, the #permitpatty episode concluded with reports that she not only did call the police, but lied to everyone about doing it.

To-Do List

News — July 4 this Wednesday usually means good deals and fine summer sativas. It also means freaked out pets, so grab some CBD.

TV — Tuesday: Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods returns with a new season on the Travel Channel | Friday: A new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee streams on Netflix | Saturday: Bill Maher’s latest comedy special, Triggered, premieres on HBO.

Film — One of Marvel Studio’s more lighthearted franchises returns with Ant-Man and the Wasp. Plus, catch Oakland rapper Boots Riley’s new indie darling Sorry to Bother You.

Music — Santa Barbara-based thrashers DevilDriver teams up with Hank Williams III for their metal country covers album, Outlaws Til The End: Vol. 1.

Sports — NBA free agency mania has reached a fever pitch with mega superstar LeBron James agreeing to a 4-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. Meanwhile, the World Cup moves onto the knockout stage, leaving several early favorites like Argentina, Portugal, and Germany out of contention.

Events — The Essence Festival kicks off July 5 in New Orleans. The Wireless Festival takes over London’s Finsbury Park July 6-8. Summerfest Milwaukee 2018 holds it second dates July 3-8. And Vans Warped Tour swing through the midwest.

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Trellis! High winds can snap vegetating branches. Train plants. Address potential nitrogen deficiencies. Kill pests. Pull weeds. Can fruits and vegetables. Clear yard. Paint. Brew beer.

Shopping List

Sativa Classic — Chocolate Thai: “The high is clear and psychedelic, ideal for brainstorming new ideas or focusing on tedious tasks.”

Productive Product — Strawberry CBD Gummies from WYLD Oregon. “A 12-count box of these tangy chews are infused with fresh Oregon-grown strawberries and 100mg of CBD.” … In Los Angeles — Tangie Biscotti.

We used to use umbrellas to face the bad weather / So now we travel first class to change the forecast

Jay-Z “Song Cry”

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