420 Gift Guide: Cannabis Connection

Celebrate cannabis culture in several ways

There are countless tales about the origin of 420—with the commonality being that it’s about getting high. As the cannabis industry shows no signs of slowing, we’re excited to see cannabis-related products furthered by both design and science to help the mainstream reduce anxiety and pain and simply enjoy life more. Further, we’re pleased to see more cannabis companies helmed by people of color, women …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Improving economy class flights, THC from beer yeast, ancient phallic graffiti and more from around the internet

1970s Feminist Artists Inspired Many Famous Painters That Followed Much of the inspiration for the loud and lauded paintings by men from the ’80s comes from feminist artists a decade earlier—by the likes of Joan Semmel, Maria Lassnig, Betty Tompkins and others. The 1960s and ’70s proved to be pivotal eras in privacy law, and the succeeding decade in art showed outward expression of these …

Scientists Engineer Beer Yeast to Produce THC and CBD

Growing cannabis is a process that requires time, water and ultimately a lot of energy—and there’s plenty of room for error. Because the plant has become exponentially more potent (and popular) over the years, its make-up can often be difficult to understand. Cannabis has many active components, but the main two are THC (which gets you high) and CBD (a non-psychoactive anti-inflammatory). Extracting the two—separately …