Friday, November 10, 2017

Remembrance Day For The Fallen

Remembrance Day For The Fallen


Remembrance Day For The Fallen
Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon, published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Explores How The Cannabis Plant Procreates

Explores How The Cannabis Plant Procreates

Explores How The Cannabis Plant Procreates

Cannabis and sex go together like peanut butter and jelly...flavored lube. Surely you’ve mixed the two before, but while you were bumping uglies, stoned and sensationally sensitive, did you ever stop to think about how cannabis plants procreate?
 (Going half on some seeds is what it’s about for them, not getting a glorious nut off at least according to the weed we’ve spoken to.) Whether or not you’ve pondered cannabis coitus, MERRY JANE has the lowdown on how it goes down. Watch the latest episode of our original series “Journey Into Weed” to see the differences between male and female plants, how a single male can impregnate a whole field of females, how you can beat the seed out of males (ouch), and what causes marijuana to become hermaphroditic. And unlike the sex vids you usually watch at work, it’s (mostly) SFW.


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Weed Magazine High Times Goes Public

Weed Magazine High Times Goes Public but ditches IPO

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The 43-year-old marijuana media brand High Times has found a shortcut to going public: It sold itself to an already public shell company, of which High Times share holders then got an 83 percent stake.

After private equity firm Oreva Capital bought a controlling stake in the publisher last month, they went and sold High Times to an already public special-purpose acquisition company, Origo. Oreva had valued the company at $70 million, but the new transaction valued it at more than triple that, with the company expecting a market cap of $250 million. High Times shareholders will have an 83 percent stake, whereas the Origo SPAC will own 17 percent. It seems there are high hopes for High Times to become a massive media empire as marijuana becomes legal in more states.
High Times’ business includes its long-running print magazine, a popular online destination for cannabis news and its weed-growing competition event series, the Cannabis Cup. But as weed goes legal and dispensaries replace street dealers, High Times’ site could become a Yelp for where to buy pot. That could earn it fat referral fees or ad sales from dispensaries seeking new stoners.

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There are already serious competitors in the dispensary directory business, like WeedMaps and Leafly. But High Times claims to receive massive inbound traffic from its position as the most well-known brand in weed.
Skipping the glitzy initial public offering is not the standard route to going public, but it’s been done before. Origo, the entity that bought High Times, was designed specifically for this purpose. After the transaction closes, likely in October, High Times will be a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq. This process allows them to avoid some of the SEC registration procedures and perhaps some extra scrutiny related to the nature of their business.

Soon, believers in the “green rush” of marijuana-related businesses will have a publicly traded company they can invest in. If High Times can evolve from a culture publication to an e-commerce portal, it could grow into a potent part of the budding cannabis industry.

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