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Showing posts with label cannabis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cannabis. Show all posts

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Fairweather Farms Co-Op Market

 



Come shop for your Beyou needs and join our group for exclusive group events and sales.

We have produce, baked goods, oils, as well as places to increase your social, energy and free food for your wellness stats.

Rentals are available for Beyou and non Beyou renters. 1st-month special rates, see BJ Fairweather!

DFS Cannabis Brownies, Lollipops and Wine available

Alder Coffee, a place to hangout, get your coffee fix and just enjoy good conversation!

Enjoy fishing on the pier and take some selfies in the park!

TAXI: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Serena%20Chinois/181/50/24

Monday, June 14, 2021

SPOTLIGHT ON SMOCHAS - Dining and Cannabis Bar - Lanai Jarrico Reporting….

 


Restaurants in Second Life are a great place to gather with friends or go on a date with that special someone. The exquisite SMOCHAS beYou Restaurant and Cannabis Lounge is a unique dining experience sure to provide you and your friends a fun-filled time in a sociable, restaurant-style atmosphere. It is a full-service fine dining role-play experience for the grown and sexy. The comprehensive menu offers everything from beYou food and beverages and all the way up to premium cannabis smoking and edibles. The SL Enquirer met up with MsDemocha to learn more about Smochas.




Interview with DarkEbony Mocha (Ms. Mocha)


SLE: Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us. How did you discover Second Life and how would you describe your experience so far?


Ms. Mocha: You are so welcome! I am excited to be interviewed.  I was brought to SL by my older siblings Harlem Mocha and Blue Pinelli way back in 2010 after a RL tragedy.  SL was a way to remove the miles that were between us. They knew it was a pivotal time in my life and wanted to be there to look out for me.  I thought I was just logging into a game!  I instantly fell in love with the RP of it all! There is no limit to the amount of fun that a person could have here. I believe in living your SL to the fullest and I believe that I have so far. I had no idea how much I would change over the years nor that I would learn so much about myself playing the game. If I had to use one word to describe my SL it would be “phases”. I have gone through so many of them. Through it all, I have been blessed to cultivate wonderful businesses, friendships, and family bonds in SL.

 

SLE: I am glad to hear you were introduced to Sl by your supportive family and that it helped you.  Second Life is such a unique experience with self-discoveries happening for many people. Myself included.  What an elegantly designed restaurant with accents of black, white, and gold. What inspired you to create SMOCHAS?

  

Ms. Mocha: Thank you. I have learned that I am a visionary and I have a great aptitude for business.  I wanted to start a new one, one that was different and would continually grow. The idea of SMOCHAS was inspired by different places that I visited in RL. I would take pictures of them and give them to Ms. Vanessa Marquez, the SMOCHAS interior designer.  She was able to capture the glamorous and warmth that I desired. Although the restaurant is extremely posh and beautiful, no one feels uncomfortable there.



SLE: It takes a dedicated team to run a real-life successful restaurant. In Second Life I would imagine the same dedication is needed aside from having a full kitchen crew. Can you tell us about your team and their roles at the restaurant?


Ms. Mocha: The SMOCHAS staff is remarkable.  The restaurant would not be the success it is without the dedicated managing team of J. Ziporiah Bradley (operations manager) and Sean Himanez (assistant manager). They are responsible for just about ensuring exceptional execution of every one of SMOCHAS processes and procedures. They do an excellent job of managing an exceptional team of servers, chefs, and budtenders.

 

SLE: I must say you all are keeping up with the times with a Cannabis Lounge as well. Virtually speaking weed is legal across the grid. Can you share with our readers what they can expect from the full-service SMOCHAS experience?

 

Ms. Mocha: It’s totally exciting from the moment you are greeted and seated. Your professional SMOCHAS server will guide you through your 4-course meal. If you have made reservations for the SMOCHAS Cannabis Lounge then after dinner you will be escorted to the lounge to end your evening with the very best joints and edibles SL has to offer. It’s the perfect end to a wonderful evening out and you are right virtually speaking, it’s legal across the grid.

 



SLE: You got the hospitality to role-play down! I noticed a beautiful white baby grand piano in the center of the restaurant. Do you host live musicians to entertain guests, or is that for special occasions?


Ms. Mocha: We often have live singers and musicians perform for our guests. We have had spectacular vocalists like Mr. Tony Slade, Ms. TJ O. Jobert, and Ms. Steph Sinatra. Some of my most memorable nights are of a lounge full of avatars vibing off our cannabis products while being serenaded by some of SL’s best vocalists.

 

 

 

In fact, we will have Mr. Tony Slade and Ms. Samm Qendra in the cannabis lounge this Thursday, June 17th at 5 pm SLT.  The performances are open to all.


SLE: I think that is a fantastic addition to fine dining in Second Life! Do you take reservations for special events, private parties, or are walk-ins OK?


Ms. Mocha: Yes, for all three.  We have had engagement parties, corporate anniversary parties, birthday parties, 420 parties, and many other special events.

 

 


SLE: One of the most important things that make the dining experience feel more realistic is the selection of food guests can order. What’s on the comprehensive BeYou food and beverage menu?


Ms. Mocha: Way too many dishes to name.  I can tell you that some of my favs are the Lobster Piquant, SMOCHAS Specialty Steak*, and the Mocha Resplendence Cake.  There is something for every food lover on the menu.

 

SLE:  We are seeing a lot of venues starting to become family-friendly. Can guests bring their children or is it discouraged because of the Cannabis Lounge? 


Ms. Mocha: Everyone is invited and encouraged to have dinner at SMOCHAS.  High chairs and booster seating are available for the babies. However, the Cannabis Lounge is for adults only.

 

SLE: I love that it is family-friendly, I hear a lot of families struggle to find venues that accept them and their children. It was a pleasure meeting with you and learning more about what you do. We wish you all the best with SMOCHAS. Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?


Ms. Mocha:  Yes, Mogul Mondays - Krazy Karaoke!  We teamed up with Chaotic Mogul Enterprises to present every Monday evening at 5 pm SLT, Krazy Karaoke!  It takes over the cannabis lounge and it has such a unique vibe.  It’s not an Open Mic.  There is no competition going on at all. It’s a group of awesome people, kicking back, forgetting that it’s the beginning of another work week, and singing their favorite songs.  I would love to say that we are all great singers, most of us only sing in the showers, but I also think that is the best part.  We sing because we love the songs and the fun we have singing it. It’s the best no judgment zone I have ever encountered, and the amount of laughter and fun we all have is outrageous!




Additional Information


Reservations are accepted on Tuesday - Sunday weekly from 4 pm - 8 pm SLT and Walk-in are accepted on Friday and Saturday nights from 5 pm – 7 pm SLT. 


You can make your reservations at SMOCHAS or on Marketplace! https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/211659


SLurl:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lake%20Tairov/49/48/21 


GROUP: Join the SMOCHAS group and keep up with us: secondlife:///app/group/d268369a-c483-b296-72a1-d6098f17d9e7/about

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2982451615144616

SMOCHAS webpage: https://www.themochacorp.com/smochas

Questions? Contact Ebony Mocha (MsDEMocha or DarkEbony Mocha), Sean Himanez (TheRealSean Himanez), Jazz Alexandria Tiponi (Jazz Tiponi) or Jericah Bradley (Jericahb).

URL: https://www.themochacorp.com

Monday, April 19, 2021

AVIE POLL-Should Marijuana be legalized? What are the pros and cons?

 


It’s 420 somewhere! This date is synonymous with pot smokin' ever since 1971 when a group of high school students began meeting near a statue on campus to spark up with friends and discuss where they might find an abandoned pot crop based on a treasure map made by the grower. They called themselves the Waldos. Today April 20th has become an international counterculture for smoking weed.


As more states around the country are easing restrictions on marijuana use for medicinal purposes as well as recreational. There are still those who see it as a gateway drug and a bad idea to allow it to be freely used. What do you think? Should Marijuana be legalized across the board and treated just like over the counter medication or even alcohol and cigarettes which actually cause more harm. Taxing it may actually help the economy and put us in a better place. What are the pros and cons of legalizing Marijuana?




Destiny: I don't smoke regularly but I certainly have in the past.  Frankly, when I did smoke, I can't say that I realized any real benefits.  To be fair, I was young, so I had no medicinal need.  I may feel quite differently if I smoked presently.  Speaking as an American,  I don't think it hurts anything for it to be legalized.   I think that if it were government regulated and taxed like cigarettes and alcohol, we could, perhaps, help to pay off some of the multi-trillion dollar deficit our nation has accumulated.   If some experience medicinal benefit from it, that's FANTASTIC!  So, I think legalization has some real advantages but I don't think it should just be legalized for the hell of it.  And, I think that if it is legalized, it should be monitored closely to ensure that we aren't supporting the drug Cartel.  Rather, we are supporting American farmers who choose to grow Marijuana as an expansion crop.” 




Jenna:It should definitely be legalized for medicinal purposes.  I used to work with cancer patients and Marinol was so helpful with their nausea and lack of appetite.  One of my concerns though is the people who get it for "medicinal" purposes but just really get it to get it.  But overall I think they should legalize.  What bothers me are the number of people imprisoned or with a felony record for use or possession of marijuana. Will they be exonerated, expunged?I used to smoke in my younger days. But now even if it is legalized,my employer has let it be known that it is still unacceptable and they do random drug testing (rarely).”




Dev: I would say yes to the first question. In some places it already is legalized. For me the biggest con is that it costs too much to start up the process of going to a doctor, Purchasing the card, then the prices at the dispensary.  I feel very strongly that the pros of medicinal/recreational marijuana is an aid for cancer patients regarding the pain and nausea they feel, it helps the nausea go away and decreases some of the pain...another pro is it even helps children who get seizures many studies are still being done on the long-term effects. My personal experience of medicinal and recreational usage of Marijuana has been both an aid in my anxiety, PTSD, and the joints in my hips and legs it relieves a bit of the pain. It also helps me to sleep a bit deeper than I would from not using it. I think it also would help my severe depression. I've heard that the indica type of marijuana relaxes and can put you to sleep...and the sativa helps to uplift you, make you feel like doing something creative, or...productive, which is a big + when you have severe depression. I do smoke it  but mostly at night along with my night medicines. However, I would really prefer being able to get edibles, more potent that way and it doesn't mess with your lungs. like a cigarette. I started smoking  when I was a teenager, I had severe cycle pains, I mean the pain and nausea, blackouts, white outs made me wish I didn't have a uterus. I had tried everything... From ibuprofen to painkillers/muscle relaxers... nothing eased up...Someone turned me on to smoking it, another woman but in her 20's specifically to help ease my pains. And it worked!!!! Since then most of the time, when accessible, I will smoke it, when in pain and as I said previously, to aid in sleep. 


I think if the person is a child...adult supervision is a must. It is not something you give to them to 'knock them out'. And I believe that the medicinal form for them would be drops or a pill that melts under the tongue. I believe the usage of Marijuana and Hemp is becoming more and more of an ingredient in balms and lotions to be able to physically put on your pain areas. I would recommend it to anyone.



Lucius: “Hell yeah legalize it everywhere! Pros: It feels good and if taxable it could help the economy and local communities. Cons: I’m too broke to buy it all the time and I think everyone who got busted for selling pot gets their police record erased.”



Kat:I used Marijuana to lower my blood pressure especially the second value and it works very well cos as soon as I relax the second value goes down too ... usually it raises blood pressure but not in cases were stress is the factor than it lowers the value

It also works for me when I am in a depressive mood ... it can work uplifting and in any case relaxing so I would recommend it for a medical use beside recreation ... of course not for ppl below a certain age, maybe 21 or older.”

 

 

Becka:When I was in my late teens early 20’s I suffered from severe depression and anxiety. Aside from being hospitalized I was put on multiple medications that didn’t seem to work. After about a year and a half of different medications. I decided to stop and smoke weed instead. I don’t recommend it because you can get severe headaches from stopping your medication cold turkey but for me, Marijuana helped wean me off of  the harmful medication and help keep me calm enough to function daily. I was able to stop the medication all together.  Marijuana improved my well being in a safer way. It also helped me eat, sleep and manage my menstrual cramps. I definitely think it should be legalized for its many benefits. I am in my 40’s now and have never had to use antidepressant or anxiety medication again. I still use it to this day and in the process of getting my Cannabis card!”

 

Dave: Well yes it should be legalized. I mean it comes from mother nature doesn’t it? If it does it can’t be bad for you. Mother nature wouldn’t do that to us.







Should Marijuana be legalized? What are the pros and cons? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.

Monday, April 20, 2015

It’s 420! Do you Know the History and why it is associated with Pot Smoking?- Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


420 is a code for smoking marijuana and is also known as Weed Day to the cannabis culture. Some people believe 420 comes from a police code for smoking in progress but its true origin begins with a group of teenagers who called themselves the Waldos in San Rafael , California. They designated the Louis Pasteur Statue at San Rafael High School as their meeting place and 4:20pm was the time they would get together. 


 Today, April 20th is observed as a celebration of cannabis for all who like  recreational marijuana use. Today marijuana use is more accepted for recreational and medicinal purposes.

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Legalization of Marijuana in some form is now in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia. Out of those 23 states, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Washington allow it for recreational use, while California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Montana, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine limit it to medicinal use. There are now 100’s of dispensaries and some states have also removed legal penalty for procession of small amount of marijuana.


Top Reasons Why people smoke marijuana?
·         Medicinal qualities for pain, nausea
·         Stress relief/relaxation
·         Appetite
·         Peer pressure/role model influence
·         Social
·         Heightened sensory awareness
·         Euphoria

Short Term Effects
  • ·         Short term memory impairment
  • ·         Feelings of anxiety  and paranoia
  • ·         Appetite-“Munchies”
  • ·         Impairment operating machinery and vehicles


Long term use can lead to cardiac problems for people with heart disease and high blood pressure, memory and learning difficulty and increased susceptibility to infections. Fertility problems can occur for both men and women due to the suppression of hormones that regulate the reproductive system but will not lead to complete infertility.
The common question about Marijuana being addictive is still in debate.  Studies are finding that marijuana does have addictive properties. However, it is not as addictive as alcohol and cocaine but it can become a habit due to routine use.

Here are some warning signs to recognize if you or someone you know has a weed problem:
  • ·         Frequent use
  • ·         Needing more to feel the effects
  • ·         Spending beyond your budge to obtain it
  • ·         Procrastinating on important things in life
  • ·         Neglecting friends who do not use marijuana
  • ·         Feeling that you cannot function without it


Education about marijuana is important if you are part of the Cannabis culture. If  you are going to observe 420, have fun but smoke responsibly.




Want to grow your own Cannabis Crop in SL? Get your starter kit at CannabiSL Central:






 
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