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Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Pot Shops Are Thriving

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Governor Gavin Newsom of California on Thursday sent shockwaves through the West Coast when he officially ordered all 40 million of the state’s residents essentially shelter in place (meaning stay home unless buying basic necessities or seeking medical care). Perhaps surprisingly, among the “essential services” that he deemed will remain open — on top of pharmacies and food stores — was, marijuana dispensaries. Popular dispensary MedMen, which operates 33 stores in nine states including 12 in California, says it is operating with modified hours, but all stores remain open (except for one in Monterey Bay, Calif. which is closed due to local jurisdiction). “We are closely following recent guidelines released by each state and local jurisdiction, plus that of the CDC and the WHO in the best interest of our customers and employees and have adopted the recommended safety protocol.” “As of now, we have been deemed an essential business in the markets that have established protocol,” Christian Langbein, the company’s spokesperson says. In the two months since the first case of COVID-19 landed in the U.S., the nation’s private sector is a changed place. As a company seemingly unscathed by the coronavirus outbreak thus far, MedMen is in the minority.  Over half of America has closed all non-essential businesses, — from festivals, to theme parks, to cruise ships, all motor sports and professional sports teams  have hit pause on their seasons and the financial market may be on the verge of a crash.

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But amid the colossal shifts, the cannabis industry seems poised to stay afloat.Denver-based Medicine Man, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that in the weeks since the coronavirus began spreading rapidly, its sales have actually escalated. Sally Van der Veer, the dispensary’s CEO says, “Our numbers are significantly higher than they would normally be this time of year,” “For the most part, we’re seeing customers who are grateful that we are open because they wouldn’t be able to get their medicine elsewhere..” They can be in and out in 30 seconds,” says Van der Veer. “On the floor of our dispensaries, we have tape to ensure that we’re maintaining six feet of distance between every customer. All our budtenders are wearing gloves and using hand sanitizer or washing their hands in between each transaction. ” Van der Veer says the distinction of “essential services” in the time of the coronavirus makes sense both for citizens and the state of the cannabis industry as a whole.

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Pot Vendors In Illinois Earn A Record $3.2 Million On First Day Of Legal Weed Sales

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Illinois is the 11th state to legalize cannabis for adult use. Vendors started the new year by bringing in nearly $3.2 million on the state’s first day of legal recreational cannabis sales. There were long lines and more than 77,000 transactions on Wednesday, according to former state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, who oversees the state’s new equity-focused recreational cannabis program for Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Alex Hanns @alexhanns NEWS: @ToiHutchinson announces first day adult-use cannabis sales figures in Illinois — $3,176,256.71 in sales  — 77,128 transactions
“Sales are great, but let’s never lose sight of the impact we’re having on families around the state. Pritzker’s office did not immediately provide the amount of tax revenue the state received from the sales. Illinois state taxes on cannabis products range from 10% to 25%, depending on the product’s concentration of THC. A first day of $3,176,256.71 in sales would bring in an estimated $317,000 for the state at a minimum, and about $794,000 at most, not including sales tax.

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Michigan, which implemented recreational marijuana in December, saw about $221,000 in sales on its first day, according to the Detroit Free Press. Colorado, one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana, saw a little more than $1 million in sales on its first day of legalization in 2014. The whopping $3.2 million spent in Illinois on Wednesday greatly surpasses first-day sales in other states where recreational cannabis is legal. Hutchinson said on Wednesday. “Today is a historic new day, and as we move forward with growing this industry, I thank all those who worked hard to make the launch a success and will continue to dedicate themselves to expanding opportunities and righting the wrongs of the past.” “As we start a new decade, Illinois has achieved a monumental milestone ― launching the legalization of cannabis in a way that includes communities left behind for far too long, creates good jobs and expunges thousands of records for those who have lost out on opportunities and ends prohibition.” Under the state’s law, Illinois residents who are 21 and older are allowed to possess up to 30 grams of cannabis, and nonresidents can possess up to 15 grams.

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People Keep Replace Hand Sanitizer With Vodka, Tito’s Begs Them To Stop

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If ever anyone deserved to have a few stiff shots right now, it’s the social media team at Tito’s Vodka. The Texas-based distillery’s social media team probably needs a few stiff shots. Since Monday, Twitter users have suggested using the Austin, Texas-based distillery’s product to make hand sanitizer.  The tweets range from the possibly serious to the probably not serious at all, yet in all cases, Tito’s social media team responded with the same consistent message: Please. Just. Don’t.  Here’s the warning the brand was forced to issue in tweet after tweet:

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Some people were happy Tito’s was so frank that its vodka lacked coronavirus-fighting capabilities. Marin Sarah @MarionBurr5; Thanks Igor for that public service announcement. Before I head to the Liquor storeI need to know which adult beverages are over 60% just in case I run out of Purell. Others offered alternative beverages to rid their hands of germs. Russell Borogove @mister_borogove; Bacardi 151 not only works as hand sanitizer, but when burned with liquid oxygen it makes a fair rocket engine fuel; the Redstone rocket that put the first American in space used 75%/25% ethanol/water: Micheal Hodapp @michealhodapp; thought there was a simple solution, Replying to @TitosVodka @cpmaher17; Perhaps you can consider the development of a special edition in response to this crisis? Meanwhile, some people knew who the real heroes were, God bless you, social media person who has to keep tweeting this all day. You deserve a raise. A Tito’s spokesperson told HuffPost that the company wanted to set the record straight “as soon as we saw the incorrect articles and social posts.”

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A New Way To Visit NAMM.

 

 

 

(Written by, DJ Denster)

Hey my faithful readers!!

It’s been quite a while since we have blagged on our nation’s #1 Local bands/artists radio website www.c4ocradio.com/listen-live

due to the fact that we have been really busy here at the station with our upgrades and new photography technology.  That’s right! We have the most interactive live and stationary video program that we have designed just for the unsigned local band and artists.

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OUR MISSION IS YOU

Onsite Video Services is a small house production company that can help you get your message produced for you organization. Our focus is getting you into your social media. From recording and producing your live performances to producing a multi-media presentation for your next trade show.

We have pick up a number of skills over the years, one of our largest is Drone Services. Our team has been involved in drone education ever since the FAA released the Part 107 Commercial Drone Operator Certificate in August of 2016.

We have been around the Music, Video, and Aerospace Industries for a number of years, and use all of that experience, to create a unique product that will help you stand out in your market.

We recently had the chance to debut our new technology at the NAMM 2020 Socal Convention, where we used our Live Streaming Youtube channel,

Hippie Jaye & the Strange Garden” Along with our 4k-5G live stream cameras, we walked through the entire 1.3 million Sq Ft. convention hall with cameras in hand and a live chat, we brought the NAMM 2020 Convention to the live viewers world wide! We literally went to every booth, demo etc. allowing our viewers to ask venders questions and getting demonstrations. Most of the people on the live stream chat, told us that this is a very good and helpful way to experience the NAMM convention for the ones that are out of the country or can’t attend.  Please click the links and experience it for yourselves!

NAMM 2020 On site video services Cams;

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I also got celebrate my 50th Birthday and we had the chance to debut our 4 camera, h4 Zoom handheld, 8 track audio recorder that live streamed on our Youtube channel as well! I thought i would ad this video clip stream for you to watch as well!!

Denster’s 50th Birthday Bash.

 

Local bands,

1- Nervous Vulpis

2- Anxious Annie

3- C4 OC

4- Lit Soul

5- Augmented Chaos

(Live stream at The TiKi Bar, Hosted by Otherworld productions)

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Weird Father’s Day Gifts Your Dad Doesn’t Know He Wants

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There’s something for every pop, including merman tails, marijuana vending machines and, of course, preserved racehorse poop. My rule for fatherhood is simple: A dad should take parenting seriously, but not himself. And he shouldn’t take his Father’s Day gifts seriously either. Of course, a lot of families didn’t get the memo, which means more work for HuffPost Weird News. As we do every year, we’ve combed the internet for wacky gifts sure to please the strange dads in your life. You don’t have to thank us ― save it for your dad. If your dad wants to make a big splash this summer, he need only wear a merman tail around the pool. Luggage Featuring Your Dad’s Ugly Mugclose-up of Pop’s faceVulcan Earbudslook like Mr. Spock while listening to musicA Pot for PotPot Vending Machine

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sculpture of “Star Trek” Capt. Jean-Luc Picardstretch Donald TrumpBeef Jerky Bouquet, Does your dad have a beef about getting flowers? He won’t if the petals are made from beef jerky. Mmmmmm – Joe Namath Action Figure (Not A Doll)Unicorn Taco HolderTuxedo OnesiePokemon Ball Waffle IronPortable Pizza OvenPreserved Horse Turds

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Skin Tag RemoverPortable Solar GeneratorDarth Vader BlazerCustomized Coloring PagesBanana Whiskey As Father’s Day gifts go, no one can deny that banana-flavored booze can be quite appealing. Chocolate Peanut Butter PizzaKangaroo Pouch Shirt – Just trust this kangaroo-inspired shirt to do the heavy lifting while Dad’s hands can hold something just as valuable as his new infant, namely cocktails and remotes. Most Appropriate Father’s Day Card Ever

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Yes, you can spend a lot of money on weird gifts for Dad, but sometimes a simple tacit acknowledgement is all that’s needed.

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Woody Harrelson Lookalike Beer Thief Nabbed By NYPD Using Picture(s)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a report published Thursday. The NYPD also used a photo of a New York Knicks player to search its database for a man wanted for a Brooklyn assault, the report said. Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology highlighted the April 2017 episode in “Garbage In, Garbage Out,” a report on what it says are flawed practices in law enforcement’s use of facial recognition. The report says security footage of the thief was too pixelated and produced no matches while high-quality images of Harrelson, a three-time Oscar nominee, returned several possible matches and led to one arrest. “The stakes are too high in criminal investigations to rely on unreliable — or wrong — inputs,” Georgetown researcher Clare Garvie wrote. The NYPD said it has been deliberate and responsible in its use of facial recognition and that the technology is merely a means of producing leads, including in homicide, rape and robbery cases. The Georgetown report says facial recognition has helped the NYPD crack about 2,900 cases in more than five years of using the technology.

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“It is one thing for a company to build a face recognition system designed to help individuals find their celebrity doppelgänger or painting lookalike for entertainment purposes. It’s quite another to use these techniques to identify criminal suspects, who may be deprived of their liberty and ultimately prosecuted based on the match.” “No one has ever been arrested on the basis of a facial recognition match alone,” Sgt. Jessica McRorie said in a statement. “As with any lead, further investigation is always needed to develop probable cause to arrest.” McRorie says the department is constantly reassessing its procedures and is in the process of reviewing its existing facial recognition protocols. “We compare images from crime scenes to arrest photos in law enforcement records,” McRorie said. “We do not engage in mass or random collection of facial records from NYPD camera systems, the internet, or social media.” A message was left with a representative for Harrelson.

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‘Guns ‘N’ Rosé’ Beer? Guns N’ Roses Sues Brewery Over Beer Name And Merchandise

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LOS ANGELES ( apnews.com ) — The rock band Guns N’ Roses is accusing a Colorado brewery of piggybacking off their fame to sell beer and merchandise. The complaint says oskarblues.com applied to trademark Guns ‘N’ Rosé last year and abandoned the effort after the band objected. The band filed a trademark infringement lawsuit Thursday against Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery, which sells Guns ‘N’ Rosé beer and merchandise and bandannas the group says are associated with singer Axl Rose. The lawsuit says the brewery is still selling the beer and the merchandise. Guns N’ Roses performs with singer Myles Kennedy after induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Sunday, April 15, 2012, in Cleveland. Axl Rose has now returned to the band and is preforming on their present world tour.

Oskar Blues marketing director Kyle Ingram did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment. The Oskar Blues website describes the beer as, “a crisp AF, subtly hopped rosé-style ale brewed with prickly pear and hibiscus.” DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO SINCE 2002 in the funky little town of Lyons, Colorado, we shattered craft beer convention by stuffing our voluminously hopped mutha of a brew, Dale’s Pale Ale, into a portable, crushable, infinitely recyclable can. Craft beer in a can stays fresher for longer, and it’s easy to pack in (and pack out) on any soul-saving adventure. We now operate breweries in Colorado, North Carolina and Texas to provide craft beer in a can to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and 17 other countries. The band wants a court order blocking the brewery from misappropriating its name, destroying the products and turning over profits from Guns ‘N’ Rosé and other monetary awards.

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The World Famous Doll Hut Gets Heavily Metalized In The House of Metal Way

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The World Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim, California, has been home to southern California’s punk rock scene since 1987. This legendary Orange County institution is more than a 100- years-old, a wooden bar room that sits in a warehouse district in Anaheim, California. Originally built in the early 1900’s as a private residence, it became a truck stop cafe in the 1930’s. It was made famous when it was purchased by promoter Linda Jemison in the late 1980’s and ultimately became a live music venue best known for it’s punk rock music shows and mosh pit rough crowds. Since then, there have been many changes of ownership until New Years Day of 2014 where current owner and active show promoter Mike (Big Mac) McGarvey purchased the venue to solidify the Doll Hut’s significance in the permanent Southern California music scene. If those walls could talk, they would scream the stories of great bands who have rocked here, from well known acts that went on to become huge world class names to local acts who still work hard and grace our stage. 

On April 19th, 2019, The Doll Hut was overrun with the heavy metal crowd known as the House of Metal (ers). Promoter Michael Cummings, an Orange county based outfit who normally does shows at Malone’s Bar and Grill 604 east Dyer Rd. Santa Ana, Ca. brought Auggie’s birthday bash to Anaheim along with a cacophony of rock and metal. The only damper on the evening was the fact that Auggie’s band, Augmented Chaos, did not perform due to Auggie coming down with a severe chest infection and could not sing, (BUMMER) but the party continued in his honor.The night started with the Doom Metal sound from the explosive C4OC, who debuted thier new single, Total Bliss, to a sold out crowd that screamed for more. Ronny North, a main stay in the Southern California rock scene and guitar guru, gave a great performance with his new lineup and his running banter and commentary between songs. A new act to the southern cali scene from Arizona, Echos of Angels (EoA) brought there rocking punk oriented hard hitting female led style to the stage with a vengeance only the young can deliver. This writer gives them a big THUMPS UP, a must see band if you get the chance to catch them in your area. Last but not Least was the Amazing, world traveled band, originally from Vietnam, DaVang gave one of their more memorable performances playing songs of freedom from Vietnam as well as cover tunes and originals in the heavy rock guitar oriented sound they are getting well known for. All in all, it was quit a night of celebration for one of Orange Counties local music heroes (Auggie Madrigal). Even though he was not in attendance physically, we all had him in our HEARTS. Come out to The Doll Hut for live music and Beer on tap 7 days a week 7pm-2am.

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Smoking Out The Year These Are The Cannabis Industries Top Pot Trends For 420

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The buzz over 420 isn’t just media hype, April 20 ― aka “420” ― is considered pot’s biggest day, according to cannabis industry insiders like Robert Arabian, founder of Pop-Up Potcorn, a line of cannabis-infused microwave popcorn, and it should only get more popular now that 33 states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. “These days, 4/20 has turned into the biggest Holiday in the cannabis industry and serves as a day of celebration for the advancements the industry has made in the legal space,” Arabian told HuffPost. How is the marijuana industry changing you ask? Here are some significant changes for 2019: Everything CBD — or cannabidiol, the nonpsychoactive ingredient in the marijuana plant — is popping up in all sorts of products, including face masks, jelly beans and even burgers, despite the lack of evidence of its effectiveness for easing pain, insomnia, anxiety and depression. CBD will be sticking around for quite a while, though maybe not in its current form according to Michael Christopher, the CEO of Mood33, a California-based cannabis-infused beverage brand. “We are seeing some proliferation of CBD-infused products that are starting to overwhelm consumers,” Christopher told huffpost.com . “From $9 CBD-infused donuts to $14 CBD-infused brownie mix.

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More Women Are Using Marijuana: Sheena Shirvai, director of consumer communications for Eaze, a cannabis-delivery company in California, says women are now behind 75 percent of orders. Last year, baby boomers were seen as the future of sales, but industry experts now see women as the next budding market. Dr. John Oram, the Founder/CEO of NUG, a cannabis company specializing in concentrates, said “soccer moms” are coming into the business in droves ― and it shouldn’t be a surprise. Oram told HuffPost. “Moms generally make the health and wellness decisions in the household. It is natural to expect women to play a greater role in choosing quality cannabis products.” Ray Landgraf of Island Cannabis, which deals with cannabis production technology, says there’s a thirst for pot-infused drinks. “We’re really early on beverages where people are just figuring out the science that will make cannabis beverages a really unique experience. Marijuana Delivery Is The Future: The idea of brick-and-mortar bud shops popping up like Starbucks is one that should be nipped in the bud, according to Brad McLaughlin of BudTrader.com, which bills itself as “the largest cannabis social media platform.” “Dispensaries will go the way of Blockbuster Video. You heard it here first,” McLaughlin said. “People don’t want to leave the pad, especially in major metropolitan cities with heavy traffic congestion like New York, LA and places where it’s cold.” However, many industry insiders such as Bryson Bulda, brand manager of LBS Distribution, a California cannabis company, believe dispensaries are crucial to building burgeoning bud businesses. “Going to a dispensary and talking to budtenders is the only way to actively learn from products and what you are consuming.”

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What Began As 3 Naked Women At A Rest Stop Ends In High-Speed Chase In Florida

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Someone reported seeing the women Wednesday morning in their birthday suits at a rest area off Interstate 75, according to WFTS-TV in Tampa Bay. Three women in Florida are behind bars after lounging au naturel at a rest stop and then leading Pasco County officers on a high-speed chase that ended when one of them tried to attack officers with a pink baseball bat, authorities said. The three women said they had been staying at a relative’s house but left after an argument. Having nowhere else to shower, they said they used soap and water to bathe on the grass outside the rest stop building. A Florida Highway Patrol officer who responded to the call said that when she questioned the naked suspects, one of them said they had showered and were “air drying.” The women did get dressed before speaking to the state troopers, but then got into a white 2009 Nissan Sentra and drove away before the questioning had finished, according to WTSP-TV. The three women, identified as Oasis Mcleod, 18, Jeniyah Mcleod, 19, and Cecilia Young, 19, now face charges of fleeing to elude police, three counts of resisting arrest, two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of lewd behavior.

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Troopers tracked down the vehicle to a convenience store parking lot. One trooper tried to arrest one of the women when she left the store, but her colleague appeared to purposely drive the car at the officer, authorities reported. At the same time, another woman got out of the car with a pink baseball bat and tried to hit the officer, according to an officer’s account in The Smoking Gun. The Nissan again drove away and was pursued by police. Authorities said they eventually stopped the car using spike strips. As officers busted out the windows of the car, the women interlocked arms to keep from being arrested, according to the New York Post. The women were shocked with Tasers before being taken into custody and sent to the Pasco County Jail, where they remained behind bars as of Friday evening, according to jail records charged with several counts of elude police.

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