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Sesame Street Welcomes Two Black Muppets Though Sesame Workshop (the non-profit behind the beloved TV show Sesame Street) continues to cast “a racially and ethnically diverse human cast,” it’s never directly addressed race or racism. This season, that changes with the introduction of two Black muppets, Wesley and Elijah Walker, who will have conversations about what it’s like to be Black in America. According to …

Advanced Liquid Technology (ALT) Produces Proprietary + Premium Liquid Cannabis

A clean, consistent high delivered courtesy of pharmaceutical grade nano-emulsification technology

Cannabis-infused beverages abound, especially as federal legalization looms. In states where medicinal and recreational use are allowed—New York legalized weed this week—high-potency drinks designed to be doled out in doses occupy shelf space in dispensaries alongside single-serving, flavored concoctions. (See Keef Brand‘s THC-infused lemonade and Calexo’s citrus drink, as examples.) On the contrary, ALT‘s offering—designed by Canadian agency Very Polite—affords cannabis consumers flexibility and increased …

New York Legalizes Cannabis With an Emphasis on Equity

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the New York State Assembly’s cannabis legalization plan into law this morning, making the state the 15th in the US to do so. The reversal on statewide prohibition permits individuals to possess three ounces of flower or 24 grams of concentrate. Plus, public consumption will be permitted wherever tobacco smoking is already allowed. Other initiatives—at-home growth, lounges for social consumption and …