|A very different type of "green" technology will be discussed today.|
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We'll start with the good stuff. The technology surrounding cannabis consumption has come a long way from manual joint-rolling machines. One of the standout products currently on the market for marijuana enthusiasts is the Pax 2 vaporizer. These vaporizers are a type of smoking device that use medical-grade heating compartments ("the oven") to heat the plant matter just enough to release the precious THC compounds into your lungs (but not cause an excess of combustion - meaning no lighters are required, and no smoke is emitted.)
|And it's good for more hits than Muhammad Ali.|
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The Pax 2 is the sports car of smoking (well, technically, vaping.) Four heat settings allow for precise control of the "oven-loads", meaning you can choose how heavy your hit is before your lips even hit the mouthpiece. When your lungs have had their fill, sensors use motion-control technology to deduce when you've set the piece down to go get pizza or listen to "Dark Side Of The Moon" or whatever, and will conserve battery life. The lithium-ion batteries can be charged via a magnetic USB port, and one-touch operation enables effortless ecstasy. The Pax 2's sleek design is embedded with an LED that indicates readiness - purple for pre-heatings, green for get hiiiiiiiigh.
|The Pax 2 (left) and its high-tech guts (right.)|
Don't worry, you don't need to eviscerate it to load a bowl.
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But where are you going to keep you stash in between your futuristic festivities? There's a discreet way to keep your trees close at hand...literally. This real, working optical computer mouse features a secret stash compartment, and even a miniature digital scale! Hey, at least it's the last place your scavenger roommate (or the cops) will search...AND you'll never have to worry about forgetting where you hid things when you were high.
|This is some new-wave ninja shit right here.|
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However, not every high idea (highdea?) is a good one, as evidenced by today's fray from Snapchat. The photo-sharing app made another of its signature filters available today, however things took an unfortunate dark turn. The filter, which made users appear to look like the reggae music legend Bob Marley, was quickly decried for its apparent usage of the "blackface" stereotype.
|There is such a thing as "too high", and this is what it creates.|
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Snapchat had made the following statement in an attempt to reconcile things:
“The lens we launched today was created in partnership with the Bob Marley Estate, and gives people a new way to share their appreciation for Bob Marley and his music. Millions of Snapchatters have enjoyed Bob Marley’s music, and we respect his life and achievements.”
Let's hope their users can forget this unfortunate effort, and let's get together and feel alright. In the meantime, perhaps Snapchat will somehow think of a way to ask for what Marley valued so dearly...redemption.
We hope all of our readers had a safe and significant day!
Always remember that it is you, dear reader, who is the true bomb-bomb diggy.