It would be difficult to imagine a world without the creative genius of iconic artists like Jimi Hendrix or The Beatles leaving their mark on the music industry forever. Have you ever wondered the secret to how your favorite music came into existence? Or maybe what lead to the evolution of genres and artists we know and love today? It just so happens that the use of cannabis throughout modern history has had a huge impact on our culture in several fascinating ways.
- The creation of EDM
Among all the new genres that have inevitably been altered by the use of marijuana, EDM by far has the most colorful culture. Think of all the festivals you went to (or wish you did) this summer. Body paint, bandannas, and glitter are prevalent, but the best accessory never fails to be your favorite Ooze vape pen ;).
- Lyrics become more ambiguous
There’s a reason why jamming out with the band and helping come up with new lyrics will forever be infinitely more fun than writing that boring research paper due next Tuesday. Music and art clearly show how cannabis and creativity go hand in hand. Poetry will never be the same.
- Weed smoking artists become cultural icons
Surprisingly enough, many artists have managed to build their entire careers around their love for Mary Jane. From Snoop Dog, to Rihanna, to Lil Wayne, to even the members of One Direction, there is no denying the huge role that weed has played in their lives.
- Music sounds better high
Have you ever tried to figure out why so many of us enjoy our favorite music 1,000 times more after smoking? “Good vibes” isn’t just a phrase that you see on teenage girls’ t-shirts anymore. Weed can be a powerful stress reliever and has the ability to help “get out of your head” so to speak. This has caused music sales to skyrocket and has, without a doubt, positively impacted the industry in a big way.
Chalice Festival, held from July 7th - July 9th, in Victorville, California brings together arts from all ends of the spectrum but mostly focuses on those in the field of glass blowing and music. Headliners such as Ice Cube, Thievery Corporation, Cypress Hill and many more will bring a great crowd out to the festival. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will each respectively have its own set of performers with new artists out every night.
Centered in the middle of the festival is where most of the glass will be blown. Here, known as The Glass Village, the culture of glass blowing will not only be demonstrated but it will actually be thoroughly explained by the pros themselves. If you are an aspiring glass blower, Chalice is the place to be to get true insight on the industry and culture that surrounds glass blowing. If you are not into blowing glass but are amazed by the works of art that the blowers make, then you’re in luck because many artists will have glass for sale. These hand blown glass pieces are known for their integrity, the creativeness, and the precision that go along with making each and every piece.
Also held at Chalice is a cannabis product competition. Whether it's the best Flower, Solvent, Non-Solvent, or CBD product, all participants will have their equal and fair chance to be showcased as the best product at Chalice Festival. Chalice takes pride in its competition winners, thus ensuring a safe and fair competition and judging threshold for all. Chalice judges include some industry known experts who are highly regarded within the cannabis community.
Chalice will also hold a section for the Visual Arts, which is lead by artists Mear-One, Chris Dyer, Boko Arts, A. Brooks, and Ellie Paisley. Chalice will be a great environment filled with eye-catching art, great hash, and even better glass being blown right before your eyes! Be at Chalice July 7th-9th.
As we all know, the industry is always evolving. "Fortunately enough, for those of us at Ooze" (and all of us in the industry for that matter), the general public has become much more accepting of the use of vape pens – just as long as you’re doing so with respect for others around you.) We don’t know about you, but we’ve definitely noticed this change – especially in the mainstream media! Not only is holistic medicine more commonly talked about, now celebrities are using vape pens openly as well!
Sarah Silverman –
One of the most memorable times a celebrity was seen vaping essential oil was during the 2014 Emmy’s, when Sarah Silverman (comedian) was interviewed by E News and asked to reveal the contents of her purse. She then pulled out a vape pen with a cartridge attached – go, Sarah!
Tommy Chong –
As part of an Icon duo, everyone knows Tommy Chong! He has always been strongly involved in the community – being a strong advocate, long time patient and entrepreneur. Similar to other celebrities in the industry, he’s created his own products and collaborates with other companies as well. Thank you Tommy Chong, for many years of laughs and your endless fight for the industry!
Nate Diaz –
Here’s a combination you don’t usually see…vape and MMA. At a recent UFC event, professional fighter Nate Diaz was filmed hitting a vape pen at the press conference following his fight. When confronted about his vape pen, he said the holistic medicine helped him heal quicker. That’s something we can definitely stand behind at Ooze!
Snoop Dogg -
Tha Doggfather himself, known for his epic clouds of marijuana smoke that followed him everywhere he goes was compelled to make the slash into the vape pen world and even launched his own line! Now he’s satisfying his high by “Blowin n the wind wit my g pen”.
Whoopi Goldberg –
Acclaimed American actress, comedian, author and television host, Whoopi Goldberg may be one of the most famous of vape pen enthusiast! She has credited her support quoting “The vape pen has changed my life. No, I’m not exaggerating.” and has even gone as far as naming her vape pen “Sippy”. Kudos to Whoopi for leading the pack of A-list actors in advocacy for the cannabis vape pen arena!
Longtime vapers may read this and roll their eyes, but the vast majority of people get the facts wrong about vaping, so let’s set the record straight. Many worry about what they are ingesting when they inhale from a vape pen. That mysterious clear liquid must be full of toxic chemicals, right? How else do they get it to taste so good? WRONG.
The truth is that e-liquid is typically only made with minimal ingredients-- all of which you can actually pronounce out loud without having earned a Chemistry degree or, more realistically, binge watching Breaking Bad. Electronic vaporizers are a healthy and convenient alternative for those who dislike the idea of subjecting their lungs to the harmful carcinogens of a cigarette. One of the biggest benefits of swapping smoke for vapor is that there is no longer a risk of inhaling tar, the dark sticky substance that damages lungs, stains teeth, and even discolors furniture. With vaping, that tar gets replaced by water, which is not only better for you, but secondhand smoke is eliminated altogether.
Surprisingly, even after purchasing a high end vape, such as the Ooze Drought Vaporizer Kit, vapes still beat out cigarettes in long-term cost effectiveness. It almost sounds too good to be true that a safe and affordable smoking alternative actually exists, let alone the fact that vapes make your breath smell like candy, but the facts don’t lie. Whether you’re hitting up your favorite music festival or visiting grandma’s house for the weekend, electronic vaporizers are discrete, yet effective. It makes perfect sense that with all the recent advancements in technology in a world that is progressing faster than ever before, the tobacco and marijuana industries would be subject to change as well. The vape pen is one of the products of this amazing advancement, and its future is only getting brighter.