Cannabis Content new rules are coming to the Marijuana online market

Content is King was once said by a genius, the urban wisdom applies well to any market segment where the information is delivered, considering that all those games, apps, posts, tweets, gifs, etc, are content. And it also works pretty good as far as for selling tomatoes in a farmer market where content is tomato, yet we narrow this article to digital content in a niche of cannabis. The logic is simple: in the world of information the importance of information (or content) is logically vital. The cannabis market, boiling, plopping and madly growing, of course is not an exception.

You will not give a Wine-company to a Tea-turtle to run the whole business, or will you?

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Colossus breaks the Feet of Clay

The knowledge of cannabis cultivation and marijuana consumption, have been being developed for a miriad of years before us, eventually hidden from public in a recent history for awhile, and then — all that damn huge whole ton of content, all tricks, discoveries, wow-facts and historical records — everything about the beautiful plant evalanched upon us within a period of only a few years in a form of re-posting, re-tweeting, drawing and re-drawing, whatever else doing. In other words, cannabis content formed a so-called “comfort zone” due to exceeding amount of content and innormally HIGH demand: we were hungry after the prohibition paying less attention to the creativity going down.

A huge wave has happened at once! And quite suddenly has gone! The reckless spending of content has formed the core of a problem we face now about the quality of the information about marijuana. The Colossus, the cannabis content, unleashed, but having the weakness in his feet of clay, he cracked and no content left. We’ve read it all about COBs and LEDs, and all kinds of ganja girls enhaling from all sorts of bongs, and we certainly know how to distinguish between male and female plant. Too heavy, too much, and quite suddenly. An army of puff-puff-passing people in socials do not encourage us anymore, losing that “comfort zone”, yet still trying on because of “what else to do?”, because it WAS the comfort zone, they start to panic.

Stash and Cash in Monte Carlo

Romantic directions first: Uphill from the marina, to the west, there stands the royal Palace of Monaco, on the very top of the hill you find the beautiful view over the whole city of Monte Carlo, way too romantic, old fort cannons, and nobody in the night. To the east from the marina, take a walk along the sea in the direction to Casino and the tunnel, the embankment is cute and a little windy, featuring another beautiful topview over the parked sailboats, almost nobody around in the late hour. After the tunnel, where the F1 track turns from the casino park into the tunnel, pass by the tunnel, pass by the turn, and pass a little longer, till the main beach, and where the piers are going into the sea with a lane of auto-shops opposite to them, it’s windy there in the far end of the piers, and a rare person wanders that far, city view is also another beautiful discovery. These are where you can hit a blunt in Monaco, safe enough, calm and romantic (do not forget to check the current possession and consumption laws before doing). And we shall get back to the content, we mention the steady tiny paradise of cash for another reason:

An uncontrolled reckless spend of content led us to an empty stock

Imagine, you have a few thousand of whatever currency in a wallet, you make a “damn it, life is short” decision, and in the next moment… You are in Monte Carlo having a bag of stash and a bag of cash simultaniously, okay? A thrilling emotion in life, and you realize quite soon it was like a Disneyland and also much shorter than estimated. Same is about the online cannabis content in its currrent state of the marijuana online market: the uncontrolled reckless spend of huge knowledge base led us to an empty stock just in two-three years. And it does not necessarily mean useless or not funny, no way! It was funny enough, but we need a reload.

High Times story? Here it is in brief —

A sad story about wrong time, wrong place, and one mistake by another. Yet the main one was content: doing content all the time (in offline), people got totally lost in directions in the new environment (internet) and no adequate director to direct those directions into proper direction.

1. The very reputable magazine arrived from offline into online, the knight in the blistering armour, right from the hippie era of the 1970s, where they have never felt competition due to an obvious lack of brave men in times of prohibition, and they landed right into the pool of digital sharks where the survival is a harsh enterprise, many may agree! Aparently being under-experienced.

2. The million dollar company made a website based on a free template, which is wordpress, and which is a very ridiculous fact by itself. They’ve made it worse by putting on top a 70-buck worth skin, slowing down the already slow and problematic solution, which translates to the whole system was “slow as hell”. You lose speed, you lose visits. Okay, that wordpress aren’t that bad, it has many advantages along with the same amount of disadvantages, yet I believe a million dollar company has a very different purpose if compared to a yesterday-computer-class-student, logic-wise, do u agree?

3. For half a century they’ve been focusing on culture but entering in the field where they have no experience (namely, cannabis internet market) they suddenly have changed the main focus to… OMG… medicine. A unique source of content, aged and strong, apeared to its loyal supporters in a form of a pile of stock-market content, just like a thousand of websites around them, losing its superiority and trust. Cancer has replaced love, what a shame, that is what has happened in reality.

4. And the confirm kill. Ready? If you ever be managing a big marijuana company, feeling yourself extremely suicidal some day, apply then the High Times strategy: Hire a non-stoner manager to run the stoner’s iconic company. HAHAHAHAHA! Big badaboom! Well, this is a personal opinion, and so is this whole website, and for me he does not appear much like a proper dude, neither behaves like one, still asking for cash in the mailing list.

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They’ve hired a non-stoner to run a cannabis company

I’ve once been doing business to a game company, a big brand, they opened a branch in Brazil with a Brazilian director in charge, and their competitors opened a branch in Brazil with a French director in charge. My brazilian dude, when we got drunk when met, was telling me, practically loughing his guts out:

“And they hired a French to talk to Brazilians, AAAAHAHAHAHAHA”

Now guess which company of these two failed first? The cultural differences exist when you are in the international arena, not a myth, and they matter, the semi-automatic daily customs play a certain role in communication, telling jokes and reacting jokes, negotiation, perception of anything and everything, oh they play a role. Any habbits alter the mind, and the psychedelic habbits do alter the mind even more: If your readers are baked, make your writer being baked professionally, it will put him to where the readers are. You will not give a wine company to a tea-turtle to run it, or will you?

Anyway. Good bye High Times, we still love you, in a hope you’ll recover soon. Of course they still gain their part of the “organic traffic” even now: from making it about being sick they have switched now to the legislation in making, the useless, the dullest part, even for professionals, and no fantasy – like if that “traffic” are not people, loyal men with heart and soul, who want to love your goods forever.

In respect to the copyrights and the fair use doctrine — the laughing animation above is from giphy.comthe head image we’ve spotted in twitter at @ mzstoned — the surfing picture spotted at @ SPACECANNABIS while the printed link says @ DryBuds — okay we all share supporting the whole idea of internet — in case of any doubt give us a shout

The Funnel is Narrow !!

Enter ye into the narrow gate, because wide is the gate and broad is the way which leadeth to distruction, and many be there, because small is the gate and narrow the path which leadeth to life, and only few be there, —

— that is what Bible says about funnels in the marijuana industry, heh.

“Half of the world smokes dope”, okay, that’s right, without a prejustice to that “half”. Yet it does not mean for you as a hiring party any wider opportunity, Nay! Indeed you have a smaller opportunity, because from all managers you have less than a half knowing the topic, from all drivers, farmers, office managers, software geeks, you have less than a half keen to dope. Mathematically. Don’t be trapped. Cannabis is not a profession, it is a culture.

You cannot find specifically a “cannabis specialist”, yet you can find a desired specialist who is also a passionate stoner, and the latter is the proper choice and the otherwise is often a mistake. I’m not insisting at all, but this is logic, basically. You want performing it good in the cannabis niche, why not then to hire those who has, along with the professional skillset, also a deep understanding and feeling about the cannabis passion for life. The funnel is narrow.

ABC of Cannabis Content Tips and Tricks

A. Love is the Business Strategy

It is not a pill that we are trying to monetise, and it is not a cure, even though it cures. It is a cultural and a very spiritual thing, used like one for ages. “Psychedelic” comes from “psycho” which means “soul” in Greek, not a medicine and not a pill. Culture is the strongest advantage if used for a business strategy, and Love is the strongest strategy for any market, except for the products which are about hate and evil from the beginning (hahahaha) yet the cannabis market is definitely not a one. Think love and all will be well. Make love to be a number one keyword and let us see how the message will change and the rankings will grow.

Helping to other dudes is essential, we are not many, even if an army yet the finite number anyway. Our website never refused giving a hand, you are very welcome to contact us for any reason with any nature of your request. We just do not like spooky things and avoid illnesses, we stand for love and we do it for fun, we like being in touch to anybody doing it for fun. Even if making money it is still fun the approach.

B. Cannabis is Creative by Definition

The whole market says how the green grass changes effectively the way of thinking, so enjoy it and bring it to the content then. The first and easy step is to give up (or better forget at all) the stock images, where the majority of them made by photographers, who had never had a single splif. Faking the music is impossible! It is simple to shoot everything when baked, if this is your way of life, and some such works may really work. The upper image about “gummy bears” I made totally without any purpose by a poor camera, and people like it more than tecnically-higher quality from a stock photography — why? — because there is a piece of soul in it and an intoxicated mind positively and automatically helps when doing such creations.

Marijuana Surfing Dudes - the creative cannabis content

Cannabis is about soul, I tell’ya. You never get anything “marijuanish” from any random designer, you need an obsessed one bearing his own version of a hippie way of thinking in the mind, his works will make stoners laugh and by that become loyal.

C. Cannabis is Not a Profession by itself

Marijuana is not a profession, it is in fact a culture, or a cultural layer, and a state of the mind. You are a stoner, so be a stoner, and there is a lot of marijuana content right in your profession, you need not make growing content if you do not wish it, because marijuana is indeed the cultural layer throughout all professions.

Speaking bluntly —

1 — for example marijuana games can be ordered to a “normal developer”, and he would be thinking that marijuana games should contain weed smoking and the related symbols as the very principal idea. Nay!! Such guy could never complete the order at HIGH quality, because the stoner-dev would think aparently about games good to play when stoned, the games he would love to play when stoned, and this makes the huge difference. The symbols and rastafarian colors and other stuff would not harm of course, yet they would never be the key point.

2 — the cannabis Chef 420 recipes are heavenly tasty even without any infusion, because he is a genious Chef by profession, making a fit of cannabutter to his best of the best yummies. Find the beautiful selection of those in the handy cookbook: it’s free, it works in offline, full of essential edible recipes, and easy tutorials of how to infuse anything your fantasy may only allow. You need not any special equipment but you’ll want a thermometer — did you know why?

Universe is speaking to us, lol

Btw, check on the NASA’s finding about Universe speaking to us, intentionally or not they create the hell amount of stoner fiendly content, check the link, totally dope!

The Names of Marijuana

Humanity gives female names to everything beautiful, often too far beautiful and too far powerful together. Think about the magnificent tall ships of the past, the glorious trade clippers, Christopher Columbus fleet, and the name he has given to the first island discovered, hurricanes in Caribbean, and among others – Marijuana which is an obvious combination of María and Juana — but why is that, shall we see?.

santamaria

The image is a credit to cannabisandspirituality.com

Mary Jane

Mary Jane at its turn is counted as a conversion of Spanish into English, where Mary is the replacement for María, and Jane is an equivalent for Juana, I dun’no how is that but people say so and that is how @MariJane has appeared,

Rumours say that the name was designated artificially to fight with the word against cannabis plant. Back in the middle of the past century the Latin culture was not totally accepted by the majority of population of the American society, some say – because of Mexico, therefore a Hispanic name would definitely play its part against the drug and that is how María y Juana got linked together to represent cannabis…For..Ever! If this version can ever be a true I can guess these two names are among the most popular female names in Spanish speaking countries, if not the most popular two names, and especially María, thanks to Mary, the mother of god. Anyway, the story nowadays appears merely as a fine urban legend.

For sake of bare facts, the other sources state that Marijuana-word arrived to USA even earlier, in late 1800s, yet still from Mexico where it was a slang word for both: the recreational cannabis and also for naming a courtisan.

María and… Yohana?

A popular version for Maria’s name origin is that it is “bitter” in Hebrew, or often referred as “bitter sea”. Yet there is another version that it comes from Mariam, the queen of Babylon, the gran-grand-mother of totalitarianism, and her name’s meaning was “Rebellious”, one of the versions, yet they all are relevant as far as the true story is hidden behind the ages (as usual). Okay. And then Yohana, the hebrew version for Joanna or Jane or Juana, pretty much means “God’s mercy” or “God’s love”. I think, both components of Maria and Juana then do reflect the nature of the drug, huh?

Marijane in other languages

Pronounce it as: Mari-uána. They also call it porro or faso.

I’m sharing the best I know, don’t shoot at me =)))) it would be cool if we grow this page together to contain the hell amount of Marijuana aliases, and the comprehensive marijuana dictionary, let me start.

Hispanic World, so the language is: Spanish

— Marijuana word itself is used relatively freely all around in Latin America, comparing to other countries, no surprise here. They just sometimes replace “j” (which is “h”-sound in Spanish but even a bit harder than “h”), it becomes Marihuana then, where “h” is a totally silent, always in Spanish, and in written they use both versions, pronounce it as: Mari-uána.

They also call it porro in Latin America, or faso.

HANF – Marijuana in German

Social media suggests Hanf is the popular and common name for weed in Germany, or may be just most polite to be published, it stands for merely “hemp”. Honestly I am not mad, at least not mad enough to look for dank in Germany in the street, so having no forking idea how else in a street language it may be called. Anyone knows, please comment it. I believe Ze Germans have a famous sense of humour and it can be another funny name for marijuana discovered.

Brazilian and Portuguese – these are very different except for “maconha”

Yes, classic Portuguese was transformed into Brazilian, they are different much much more than any difference between Spanish and Spanish may exist, or between American and classic English. But for marijuana – it’s Maconha in both. Keep “H” silent like in Spanish they have it same way, while “N” becomes soft because of following silent “h”, something like if it is Macóña or Macón’ya. They also use fino for a joint (literally ‘thin’).

Russians!

For a single king-size joint use Kosyák, roots from “not straight”, or my favourite sound is Düdka, stressing on “ü”

Do not try to find it there unless you know a Russian friends and you trust them. The cops are mad over there, you will find nothing but trouble, and you find no marijuana. The common slang name, neutral enough, used on all levels of society is Plan, it sounds with classic “a” sound alike “PLΛN”, and the word in dictionary points same meaning as plan in English, planning, yes, right you need to plan marijuana… hahahahaha. Spot on y’al Russians! ) For a single king-size joint use a funny one Kosyák, roots from adjective meaning ‘not straight’, or my favourite and the most romantic sound: Dudka (Düdka, stressing on “ü”) which stands for “flute” in normal use of the word.

Dagga is the African and the Africaans

Mostly in South Africa, but in the surrounding too, those speaking (or having around) the Africaans dialect, which is the mix of African languages and Dutch. Well, they call marijuana Dagga, a beautiful word, I love it, and it sounds like Daguh or something. They also use Zol, sources say, this one I didn’t double check on my own, let us believe to the canna community after all.

French

Saying sorry to French readers, I know your pain… but it’s Latin

Oh the phonetic structure of this one is the music to my heart, I cannot stand, I’m hypnotised. This is for the whole language, and for the marijuana wording consequently. Yet they are not much inventive, using L’Herbe, “the herb”, and I’m not even trying to put its sound into letters, not sure if such is ever possible. Of course “H” is silent like in all Latin languages, like [H]-IÉRBA in Spanish (and I say sorry to my French readers, I know your pain but it is the LATIN group of languages, even tho it was not when Rome started its ‘cultural influence’ over the Gallic territory).

Morocco

It’s Kif – everyone knows, right? Mostly for hashish, as they mostly prefer hashish, if not ALWAYS. The word is also widely used specifically for hashish in France as these two (Morocco and France) communicate a lot historically. Especially about the weed, ugh ugh ugh… cannot forget the body check in the airport, they think you are a Kif carrying a human, vice versa. Yet the country is, errr, impressive, and so indescribably beautiful. I love desert. And a kif in the middle of this desert is in my bucket list for sure.

Discover Majoun, the Moroccan “Love Candy”. Brilliant storms of laughter.

Weed in English?

Who on Earth wants English versions for this, eh? but okay, to feed that forking ugly gugol and its reckless spyders or they start biting people. From my personal exploration experience, in Britain they use “dope” more often than “weed”, as weed is well known well spread and more recognisable by peeps denying the plant, many of our fellow site st’owners still complain on the situation around marijuana in UK, and the type of the country suggests the enthusiastic officers, still hunting kids who smoking dope, news say so, I have never seen such. Yet our brothers in England still need to mask weed, and this is for real. They in UK also use a “spliff” often enough to replace already-hiding-nothing a “joint”. And I also love “dank”, I think it’s American.

The street language in USA also suggests: chit, caca, dupa, grass, doobage and, of course, ganja! While the latter one is a worldwide spread, having its roots coming from India and Sri Lanka…

India and Sri Lanka

They call it Ganja over there, the whole world knows, and it is already hardly counted as a slang word, it is just a word for marijuana. Everyone will understand what you want, be sure.

However, in Sri Lanka they use quite often: Kandi, especially for a HIGH quality weed, not necessarily cultivated, it may be wild! And it is WILD!! taking its name from the highland region in the middle of the island, between Southern Sri Lanka and the former Tamil’s territory in the North (remember there was a war once?). Kandi HIGHlights the very rich and natural taste, like nowhere else, and it gets you really HIGH, funny, with an ever-lasting effect. The beautiful island and the outstanding smoking experience!

Wow! it’s Zolo!

Here is a new entry into this page, just spotted minutes ago on twitter presented to us proudly by the African community, by @ThulaniDeAfrika, and below there’s the image he shared, the pure emotion of getting high, so positive, hahaha, xD)) and yes, merely forgot, the just discovered word for marijuana will be: Zolo, that’s in Africa.

Zolo, Africa
Let me smoke my zolo in peace — by ThulaniDeAfrika

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