The Surprising History of Bhang, India’s Edible Cannabis Drink

During Holi, the annual Hindu festival of colors, a drink called thandai, which literally translates to “cooling off,” makes an appearance in India. Depending on where you go, the traditional milky concoction might be laced with hints of an edible Indi…

During Holi, the annual Hindu festival of colors, a drink called thandai, which literally translates to “cooling off,” makes an appearance in India. Depending on where you go, the traditional milky concoction might be laced with hints of an edible Indian cannabis called bhang.

What is bhang? An avocado-green paste made with the young leaves, flowers, and stems of the cannabis plant, which get soaked, ground, and then mixed with whole milk or yogurt to make a shake. The legal status of cannabis in India is fuzzy—in some states it's permissible, in others not—but go for a drive in many places and you’ll spot government-run stores beaming back at you with the words “Bhang Shop” in bright scarlet letters.

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How the Weed and Wine Worlds are Merging

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

One of…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


One of the first things that I was told about weed and wine is that the two do not mix. In my college year, the term “twisted” was used when someone got really drunk and high at the same time, and it was the definition of unintentionally killing the vibe of a good theater-kid party. It wasn’t until I spoke to Karli Warner, the co-founder and CMO of The Garden Society, that I was introduced to the possibilities of how these two worlds can coexist deliciously.

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Cheech Marin Loves Snacks, Noodles & Decriminalizing Cannabis

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

The go…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


The good news is that Cheech Marin is awake. “Kind of. Sort of,” the comedy legend says, logging in over Zoom at his home on the west coast. The only bad news is—well actually, there’s no bad news to speak of for the next 40 minutes, because I’m talking with the Cheech Marin: the school bus driver, the guy who stands outside the club in Dusk Till Dawn and goes over the, um, entertainment inside; the Cheech in Cheech and Chong, the guys who mainstreamed good, fun stoner vibes into the bloodstream of America over 50 years ago.

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The Super-Chill Wedding Trend We Never Saw Coming

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

As mor…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


As more and more states legalize cannabis, more and more couples are incorporating it into their weddings too. And no, it’s not just a fad. “Truth be told, cannabis has been part of weddings for hundreds of years,” said Philip Wolf, president of the Weed Wedding Expo and founder of CashoM.org, a resource for cannabis classes and education.

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How to Store Weed, According to Experts

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

So may…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


So maybe you want to make some cannabutter, or some double chocolate weed brownies. But the weed you have, well, possibly past its prime. It's unclear how good it is because it’s hard to know the best way to keep it fresh. Is a plastic bag really the best way to store cannabis flower? What about a mason jar? Just like it’s important to clip a bag of pretzels or reseal an airtight bag of granola to prevent it from going stale, storing your cannabis products properly is the best way to maintain their potency and quality. Cannabis buds don’t expire, per se, but they may become less effective and less flavorful if not stored properly. While it’s not unsafe to consume degraded or expired cannabis, you probably won’t feel significant psychoactive effects after consuming it. Here’s how to store it the right way:

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How CBD Became the Hottest Sleep Partner

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

When A…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


When Ashlae W.’s husband, Thomas Cassidy, returned from a 2003 tour in Iraq, he developed myriad sleep disorders. “He would have night terrors, just horrible insomnia that I watched take a toll on him every single day,” Ashlae told me. Cassidy tried CBD for the first time in 2017, when Ashlae was just starting to explore making cannabis-based tinctures for a new business venture. “He slept through the night, it changed his life almost instantly.”

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20 Cannabis Edibles That Are Truly, Actually Delicious

If you hear the phrase “weed edible” and flinch, you’re not alone. My experience with THC-laced edibles, before the last year or so, was largely confined to eating a single, foul-tasting brownie at Bonnaroo and then becoming so uncomfortably high that …

If you hear the phrase “weed edible” and flinch, you’re not alone. My experience with THC-laced edibles, before the last year or so, was largely confined to eating a single, foul-tasting brownie at Bonnaroo and then becoming so uncomfortably high that I had to hide out in a tent for a while to contemplate the color blue, and also every bad thing I had ever done. I know I’m not the only one with a story like that. Homemade edibles can be delicious and gentle, but they can also be bitter, dosed in completely inexplicable ways, and generally a pretty serious gamble with your Saturday night.

But great news: With the increasing legalization of cannabis in the United States, edibles laced with THC and CBD as well as other cannabinoids are much more widely available, and much, much more delicious. Thanks to the innovation of many cannabis entrepreneurs, edibles are now, yes, actually good, come in many different forms, and crucially, are much more precisely dosed. That means that if cannabis edibles are of interest to you, calibrating to find the dose that you’re looking for is easier than ever. Cannabis-laced food and drink is a robust and ever-evolving scene, and it's only getting more diverse and interesting. Here, a round-up of some of the most delicious cannabis edibles we’ve found.

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Dispensaries: The New Trend-Setters of the Design World

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

The fi…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


The first cannabis dispensary in the United States opened in 1992 in San Francisco, California. Since then, the model of what a retail space for cannabis could be has changed about as much as the industry itself. With this explosive growth has come shifts in cultural and design sensibilities, both as cannabis settles in as a more-than-legitimate business, and as the need for innovative cannabis retail design increases.

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The Cannabis Enthusiast’s Gift Guide

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

When i…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


When it comes to gifting, one of our philosophies is sharing things we’ve loved ourselves. No, not in a regifting kinda way (although that’s totally fine), but in an I-tried-it-and-think-you’ll-like-it-too kinda way. Case in point: these 24 cannabis gifts that our team—and their favorite experts—want to pass on to fellow users whether they’re newbies, enthusiasts, or somewhere in between.

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Welcome to Our Cannabis Dinner Party

In The Green Scene, there’s no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What’s the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.

Edible…

In The Green Scene, there's no such thing as a silly question about cannabis. What's the difference between THC and CBD? How the heck do I make edibles at home? What home design advice can dispensaries teach me? Kick back—we have the answers.


Edibles break the ice and bring people together—a way to let loose without the hangover. Anytime I invite someone over for an infused dinner party, the RSVP comes back plus one.

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