Irvine Weekly https://irvineweekly.com Fri, 20 May 2022 14:28:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.2 http://carleenhall.co.uk/?big=wp-content/uploads/2019/09/apple-touch-icon-180x180-050428-125x125.png Irvine Weekly https://irvineweekly.com 32 32 166511671 Bass Pro Shop Coming To Alton Marketplace In Irvine /bass-pro-shop-coming-to-alton-marketplace-in-irvine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=bass-pro-shop-coming-to-alton-marketplace-in-irvine Fri, 20 May 2022 14:28:35 +0000 /?p=395951 The well-known outdoors and recreational supply store, Bass Pro Shops is coming to Irvine with plans to open a 140,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Now celebrating its 50-year anniversary, Bass Pro Shops is looking to expand and continue its trajectory for another 50 years.   Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, shared his […]

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The well-known outdoors and recreational supply store, Bass Pro Shops is coming to Irvine with plans to open a 140,000 square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. Now celebrating its 50-year anniversary, Bass Pro Shops is looking to expand and continue its trajectory for another 50 years.  

Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, shared his excitement for the new location in a statement. Morris, who has been known to call his Bass Pro Shops the “Walt Disney of The Outdoors,” is eager to enter the Irvine community. 

“We are tremendously excited to have the opportunity to partner with the Irvine Company to bring our next generation Outdoor World store to Irvine. There is no stronger company to work with in the region focused on the outdoor, coastal lifestyle and conservation,” Morris said. “Alton Marketplace sits squarely within one of the most desirable retail locations in North America. Located in the heart of Irvine near the junction of the I-5 and the I-405, more than 425,000 vehicles pass this location daily. More than 16.8 million people — nearly 5.6 million households — reside within a 60-mile radius of the store. This highly accessible, centrally located superstore is anticipated to attract customers from throughout the region.”

Bass Pro has become well-known to outdoor enthusiasts, thanks to many unique interior features including large-stocked aquariums, along with a large selection of watercraft and off-road vehicles that can be purchased from the factory directly. 

The Irvine Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Superstore will join Southern California’s Rancho Cucamonga location. 

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Adopting These Types Of Behaviors Can Increase Your Lifespan /adopting-these-types-of-behaviors-can-increase-your-lifespan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=adopting-these-types-of-behaviors-can-increase-your-lifespan Fri, 20 May 2022 13:54:12 +0000 /?p=395955 In partnership with The Fresh Toast A new study shows that healthy lifestyle behaviors can lead to higher life expectancy, even for those with chronic conditions, regardless of age. A Japanese study shows that adopting positive lifestyle changes and sticking to them increases people’s life spans. While unsurprising, these results are encouraging for people of […]

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A new study shows that healthy lifestyle behaviors can lead to higher life expectancy, even for those with chronic conditions, regardless of age.

A Japanese study shows that adopting positive lifestyle changes and sticking to them increases people’s life spans. While unsurprising, these results are encouraging for people of all ages, showing that, no matter how old you are, adopting positive habits can positively impact your life, helping you live happier and healthier.

The study, published in the journal Age and Ageing, was conducted by the Japan Collaborative Cohort Study Group at Osaka University. The group looked into the impact of behavioral changes from middle age forward and how that impacted life expectancy.

Researchers obtained their data from a study containing information on 49,021 people living in 45 areas of Japan, with evidence compiled from 1988 to 1990. Data included information on diet, exercise, sleep habits, body mass, and more, granting researchers a thorough picture of the subjects health habits.

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Researchers found that subjects who adopted five or more healthy lifestyle behaviors had a higher life expectancy, even for those with chronic conditions, regardless of age.

“The results were very clear. A higher number of modified healthy behaviors was directly associated with great longevity for both men and women,” said Dr. Ryoto Sakaniwa, the study’s primary author. Subjects who reaped the most benefits were those who adopted behaviors like reducing their alcohol intake, not smoking, and sleeping more often, which could add up to 6 years of life.

In the case of chronic diseases, researchers praised the study’s findings even more, finding that adopting positive behaviors can reduce the harm of a variety of comorbidities, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and more. These results in particular are very important, considering that the majority of older adults are affected by some form of chronic conditions, with these reducing their quality of life.

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While it’s logical to assume that adopting healthy behaviors leads to a healthier life, this is one of the first studies to show this in a scientific way. In the case of older adults and those who are aging, it’s important to show that it’s never too late to adopt healthier habits and that they can only impact your life in a positive way.

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How To Buy CBD Products Online? /how-to-buy-cbd-products-online-2/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-buy-cbd-products-online-2 Fri, 20 May 2022 13:00:25 +0000 /?p=395741 This article was originally published on CBD VS FDA. To view the original article, please click here. We all know that CBD products are gaining huge popularity among people because of their therapeutic effects. CBD is proven to be effective in treating health problems, such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, epilepsy, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, acne, […]

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We all know that CBD products are gaining huge popularity among people because of their therapeutic effects. CBD is proven to be effective in treating health problems, such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, epilepsy, arthritis, psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc. Recent studies are showing that they are also very effective in reducing the side effects of cancer treatment.

There are a lot of different CBD products available in the market, such as CBD creams, CBD tinctures, CBD gummies, CBD lotions, CBD soaps, etc. All these products are very useful in alleviating the health problems that affect both humans as well as animals.

If you search online, you will find numerous CBD products as many CBD manufacturing companies opened their own websites for selling their CBD products. We cannot trust all the CBD products that are available online. Most of them are low-quality products that do not provide any health benefits.

In this article, we will look at some of the important questions you need to ask before buying CBD products online.

What Exactly Is Your Problem?

CBD is proven to be an effective remedy for health problems such as stress, anxiety, pain, skin problems, epilepsy, etc. Therefore, it is important to identify the health problem you are suffering from. It is an important step because you need to make sure that you are suffering from a health problem that can be treated using CBD. After identifying your problem, visit a medical professional. A doctor can confirm whether your particular medical condition can be treated with CBD.

What Is The Source Of Hemp Plant?

This is the next important question you need to ask before buying a CBD product. Checking the source is very important because like every other plant hemp also absorbs substances that are either good or bad for the plant. If the plant is grown with chemical fertilizers and pesticides, those toxic chemicals will end up in the extracted CBD oil. Therefore, when you buy a CBD product, make sure that the hemp is grown with organic fertilizers and followed all the agricultural guidelines. Reputable CBD manufacturing companies only use organic hemp plants for the extraction of CBD oil.

What Is The Importance Of A Third-Party Lab Testing?

When you are planning to buy a CBD product, do not forget to look at the third-party lab testing results. The testing by a third-party lab will look for any toxic chemicals and heavy metals present in the CBD product. All the reputable CBD manufacturing companies provide third-party lab testing results on their company website. If the product you are about to buy does not have a third-party lab testing result, it is better to stay away from it and buy from a reputed brand.

Which Extraction Process Is Used?

The method of extraction is the next thing you should look at before buying a CBD product from an online store. There are different types of CBD extraction methods. Among them, solvent extraction is the fastest and cheapest method of extracting CBD oil from the hemp plant. But it is a bit dangerous because the solvents used in the process are butane, propane, ethanol, or alcohol. Big CBD manufacturing companies use the CO2 extraction method for extracting CBD. CO2 extraction is the most effective and convenient CBD extraction method.

Which Type Of CBD Oil Is Used?

There are three types of CBD oils; full-spectrum CBD oil, Broad-spectrum CBD oil, and CBD isolate. The CBD products will differ according to the type of CBD oil used in them. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains hemp extracts like all the cannabinoids, terpenes, other essential compounds like vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fatty acids. They also contain a trace amount of THC, the psychoactive compound of the hemp plant.

Broad-spectrum CBD oil is also a whole plant extract. It contains all the compounds present in the hemp plant except THC. It is removed from the CBD oil during the manufacturing process. CBD isolate is a type of CBD oil that only contains CBD and lacks all the other compounds of the hemp plant. The concentration of CBD is very high in CBD isolate. It is a good choice for those who only want the health benefits of CBD.

What Is The Concentration Of CBD?

Do not forget to check the concentration of CBD in the product that you are about to buy. Also, check the amount of CBD present in each dosage. The concentration of CBD varies according to the product. Calculating the dosage will be very difficult if you are buying CBD tinctures and lotions. But it is easier to calculate the CBD dosage in CBD capsules and CBD gummies. The amount of CBD in each capsule will be listed on the product’s packaging.

Should I Look For The Ingredients?

Before you buy a CBD product, look at the list of ingredients on the package. It will help you to make sure that there are no additional preservatives present in the product that can be harmful to the human body. It is better to buy products that are natural and organic.

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Irvine Burglary Suspects Arrested In “007” Style Vehicle With Flipping Plate /irvine-burglary-suspects-arrested-in-007-style-vehicle-with-flipping-plate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irvine-burglary-suspects-arrested-in-007-style-vehicle-with-flipping-plate Thu, 19 May 2022 21:11:06 +0000 /?p=395949 A white Mercedes-Benz with a flipping license plate and a sophisticated gas-siphoning system seems like something out of a James Bond movie. However, these 007-inspired features are exactly what Irvine Police officers found after the arrest of two burglary suspects on May 17. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, May 18, the Irvine Police Department […]

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A white Mercedes-Benz with a flipping license plate and a sophisticated gas-siphoning system seems like something out of a James Bond movie. However, these 007-inspired features are exactly what Irvine Police officers found after the arrest of two burglary suspects on May 17.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, May 18, the Irvine Police Department shared photos and videos of the car’s anti-tracking equipment, which was installed to respond at the simple push of a button. The gallery post also contained photos of different types of currency, as well as a photo of what is said to be a gas siphoning device that would put gas into the car’s gas tank, simply by inserting it into another car’s gas tank. 

“Officers discovered a device that would flip the vehicle’s license plate with the push of a button and an elaborate gas siphoning device that transferred fuel directly into the vehicle’s gas tank,” the post read. “The vehicle contained burglary tools, evidence of ID theft, and stolen property. During the investigation, Detectives were able to recover a car previously stolen from Irvine.”

While the Irvine police did not arrest 007 himself, the department did arrest a male and female suspect, both from Garden Grove. 

The Irvine Police credited the swift reporting of suspicious activity by community members involving the vehicle, which led to the arrest of the two suspects. 

The suspects were arrested and charged with vehicle burglary, vehicle theft, identity theft, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.

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How Many Times Can You Get COVID-19? Here’s What Experts Know /how-many-times-can-you-get-covid-19-heres-what-experts-know/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-many-times-can-you-get-covid-19-heres-what-experts-know Thu, 19 May 2022 13:11:36 +0000 /?p=395946 In partnership with The Fresh Toast COVID-19 reinfections are possible, especially now that there’s Omicron variants in circulation. Here’s what experts want you to know. Two years into the pandemic and a large percentage of the world has been infected with COVID-19. In the U.S, the most recent statistics show that almost 60% of people […]

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COVID-19 reinfections are possible, especially now that there’s Omicron variants in circulation. Here’s what experts want you to know.

Two years into the pandemic and a large percentage of the world has been infected with COVID-19. In the U.S, the most recent statistics show that almost 60% of people have had past infections. As states jump back into COVID-19 high alerts, the possibility of reinfection becomes all the more likely. But how many times can you have COVID?

That’s a difficult question to answer, but there are several things experts have learned about the virus over the past couple of years.

The New York Post spoke with infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Phillips, who provided some context and answers regarding COVID-19 reinfections. While there’s no way of knowing how many times a person can get Covid, people who were infected with Omicron appear to have less protection than those who were infected with previous variants, like Delta.

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The New York Times spoke with a variety of experts, who surmised that Omicron created a whole new set of problems, disrupting what people knew about the virus and its capabilities for reinfections. Before the variant existed, experts believed that vaccines and natural infections would kill the virus off naturally. Now, the situation is difficult to predict, since Omicron has evolved to dodge immunity.

“But thankfully, the vast majority of people [who] get the infection tend to recover without too many problems,” explains Dr. Phillips, meaning that while the subvariants that are circulating are highly contagious, they’re not likely a high risk for the majority of the population provided they’re vaccinated. The problem with this issue and with the lax mentality that most states and countries have adopted is the unpredictability of these new batches of reinfections. A large percentage of people will be fine, but those who are over a certain age or have comorbidities to contend with stand on much shakier ground.

While our knowledge of the virus suggests that getting reinfected with the same variant is unlikely, experts make it clear that it’s possible, especially if the person isn’t vaccinated, and especially now that there are Omicron subvariants in circulation.

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Lastly, when addressing protection from a COVID infection, Dr. Phillips explained that the average immune system can fight off COVID reinfection for three to five months after the previous round. After six months you can expect COVID antibodies to have waned significantly.

He reiterates the importance of vaccines since these prevent strong infections and help keep the virus under control. While reinfection can’t be completely ruled out, vaccines and boosters are the most efficient way of reaching a point where the virus becomes endemic and it’s not as big of a threat for people with deal with all types of conditions.

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Going The Extra Mile With Full-Spectrum CBD /going-the-extra-mile-with-full-spectrum-cbd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=going-the-extra-mile-with-full-spectrum-cbd Thu, 19 May 2022 13:00:25 +0000 /?p=395740 This article was originally published on Tribe CBD. To view the original article, please click here. Endurance athletes and many action-sport enthusiasts exude extraordinary physical fitness. Whether you are a long-distance runner, a big-wave surfer, a cyclist, marathoner or any other high-endurance sport athlete or enthusiast, there are downsides that can come along with the […]

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Endurance athletes and many action-sport enthusiasts exude extraordinary physical fitness. Whether you are a long-distance runner, a big-wave surfer, a cyclist, marathoner or any other high-endurance sport athlete or enthusiast, there are downsides that can come along with the vigorous activity. Endurance athletes typically develop the amazing stamina to exert less than maximum effort over a prolonged period which allows them to go “the extra mile” in the end. This ability to exert over long periods of time means endurance athletes and enthusiasts need a great recovery regimen to contest the exertion they undergo, both mentally and physically.

Say hello to CBD – the potential benefits for endurance athletes are endless, just like the seemingly endless training ahead.

What Is Cannabidiol?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of over 120 naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD, along with other cannabinoids like CBG, CBN, CBA and even THC have been thought to help with an abundance of health and wellness related issues. From acting as a sleep aid to stress reduction and pain management, cannabinoids could offer a great natural alternative for athletes and sports enthusiasts.

CBD and other cannabinoids interact directly with the human body’s endocannabinoid system, or the ECS.This bodily system is known for controlling and contributing to things like appetite, mood, pain and inflammation control. By interacting with the receptors within the ESC, cannabidiol is able to impact the body and brain’s response to a number of things. This interaction has proven beneficial for people from all walks of life, including athletes. Additionally, the emergence of the “entourage effect” theory points to more cannabinoids working together with the ECS in conjunction could have heightened benefits.

What Is The ‘Entourage Effect’?

Simply put, the entourage effect linked with CBD refers to its improved effectiveness when combined with other cannabinoids. Again, there are over 120 compounds that naturally occur in cannabis and hemp plants, meaning CBD has many cannabinoid cousins apart from just the widely known THC. All of these cannabinoids have different interactions and impacts on the ECS, so when more cannabinoids are taken in conjunction, their effect could be heightened.

Though CBD may be the most widely known cannabinoid from a wellness standpoint, it can benefit from the support of other cannabinoids. By combining the use of other cannabinoids with cannabidiol (CBD), the performance and interaction with the ECS could be positively increased. For this reason, many people, including athletes, have been turning to broad and full-spectrum CBD products.

A More Natural Option

Pain management is a common aspect of any athletic training, no matter the sport or level of impact. Over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications have been used for decades, but there is always the potential for side effects. Though again, research is still limited surrounding CBD and other cannabinoids, there is little evidence in the direction of negative side-effects. CBD, especially full-spectrum CBD, could offer a natural alternative to commonly prescribed opioids or NSAIDS. An increased risk of addiction, renal damage or overdose could be combated by integrating CBD to an athletic recovery routine. Always consult a doctor or trainer before changing or adding anything to your regimen in the direction of medicine, natural alternative or not.

How Could Full-Spectrum CBD Benefit Endurance Athletes?

 CBD For Pain & Inflammation

There is promise in the direction of CBD being effective for pain relief and the management of inflammation, based some recent and emerging studies. CBD is able to block or increase the transmission of messages to and from the brain, positively combating potential feelings of pain.

Similarly, CBD is thought to have the ability to manage inflammation through these interactions, which can be highly beneficial for athletes or sports enthusiasts who overexert or need a boost in their recovery program.

Training strains for endurance athletes can lead to increased performance through adoption, but prolonged wear and tear or trauma can also lead to injuries and or pain. Full-spectrum CBD’s interaction and ability to help the ESC maintain homeostasis (balance), can allow athletes to dial down pain and inflammation following a strenuous workout or training session. When it comes to pain and inflammation, utilizing a sublingual CBD product could be the most effective method of delivery. Sublingual consumption can be done easily when a CBD oil is placed under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly.

Decrease Stress or Anxiety

When it comes to athletic competition or participation of any kind, there can be a bit (or a lot) of stress involved. Whether it’s the anticipation of an upcoming event or the adrenaline from competition or strenuous activity itself, stress and anxiety can certainly be draining factors. CBD’s interaction with the ESC can aid in stress reduction or anxiety disorders similarly to the way it impacts pain and inflammation.

CBD does not cause the sometimes-intoxicating feeling accompanied by consuming THC alone, but it can help to increase or stimulate serotonin levels and signals, leading to a reduction in stress or anxiety. Whether taken prior to an event or following, full-spectrum CBD could have a positive impact on the vigorous mindset needed by athletes.

Better Sleep Quality

Better or increased hours of sleep are one of the most effective ways an athlete can accomplish training gains, especially for endurance athletes who need to be rested for extended sessions. CBD can aid in the direction of sleep by helping you to feel calmer, inducing better sleep. CBD’s ability to interact with the ESC and neurotransmitters that impact sleep and relaxation can lead to a more restful sleep and combat cases of insomnia. Similarly, CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation and pain, which can be contributing factors to sleep interference, adding CBD to your pre-bed routine and following a training session could lead to better rest and recovery. There are even products available with high levels of CBG, which is becoming more popular for its sedative effects, that could be highly beneficial for athletes.

CBD for Endurance Athletes: Takeaways from Tribe CBD

The increased popularity of full-spectrum CBD, especially with products crafted specifically with athletic and active lifestyles in mind, could have a positive impact on training and recovery programs.

Endurance athletes are known to have outstanding athletic abilities and stamina and adding CBD could up the ante even more. There is a lot to still learn about CBD and all the other cannabinoids in hemp plants, but limited studies and anecdotal evidence point in the direction of  benefits all endurance athletes could gain from. If you are an athlete or an active lifestyle enthusiast looking to run that extra mile, turn to Tribe CBD for all your active CBD needs.

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Irvine To Host Inaugural Pride Event, Harvey Milk Day Celebration /irvine-to-host-inaugural-pride-event-harvey-milk-day-celebration/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=irvine-to-host-inaugural-pride-event-harvey-milk-day-celebration Thu, 19 May 2022 00:03:51 +0000 /?p=395940 In celebration of Pride Month in June, the city of Irvine has invited the community to celebrate its inaugural Pride event at the Irvine Civic Center on Saturday, May 22. The gathering will feature local LGBTQ+ groups, refreshments along with the raising of the Progress Flag. View this post on Instagram A post shared by […]

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In celebration of Pride Month in June, the city of Irvine has invited the community to celebrate its inaugural Pride event at the Irvine Civic Center on Saturday, May 22. The gathering will feature local LGBTQ+ groups, refreshments along with the raising of the Progress Flag.

The event will also honor Harvey Milk Day, which celebrates the life of Harvey Milk, California’s first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in 1977. Milk helped establish the foundation of civil rights for LGBTQ+ while working on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Milk was assassinated in 1978, while still in office, by a former colleague. In 2009, Milk’s life was honored by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the establishment of an annual Harvey Milk Day on May 22, which is Milk’s birthday.

In 2022, the Irvine City Council voted 4-1 in favor of raising the LGBTQ+ flag at City Hall in honor of Harvey Milk Day. The item was proposed by then-Councilmembers Farrah Khan and Melissa Fox. While all members of the council supported the annual flag resolution, then-Mayor Christina Shea voted against it.

Irvine’s Pride Month celebration will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Mad Labs Is Storming the Cannabis Industry with Quality and Artistic Vision /mad-labs-is-storming-the-cannabis-industry-with-quality-and-artistic-vision/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mad-labs-is-storming-the-cannabis-industry-with-quality-and-artistic-vision Wed, 18 May 2022 23:57:30 +0000 /?p=395942 Like any other recreational and medicinal drug, quality is important in the cannabis industry. It not only indicates that the product is safe and contamination-free but also ensures the right potency and effect on consumers. Mad Labs, an upscale brand in the cannabis industry, is leading the way on quality and aesthetic appeal. The brand […]

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Like any other recreational and medicinal drug, quality is important in the cannabis industry. It not only indicates that the product is safe and contamination-free but also ensures the right potency and effect on consumers. Mad Labs, an upscale brand in the cannabis industry, is leading the way on quality and aesthetic appeal. The brand is known for producing the highest quality products like tech devices and cartridges that have already become hot-selling products in this space. To create merch to cater to all types of cannabis consumers, Mad Labs is expanding its product range with a close eye on quality and artistic innovation.

Being a quality-driven company, Mad Labs has always stressed the importance of testing. The company has a state-of-the-art testing facility that ensures every product’s quality is tested several times before reaching the consumer. The company dedicates hundreds of hours to testing new products and terpene profiles to determine the best flavor outcome. Besides ensuring the highest level of purity in all the products, Mad Labs have also been focused on the design aspect. The products have an aesthetic appeal that further enhances the look and feel, satisfying the consumer on a whole new level.

At present, Mad Labs is the market leader in D9 cannabis products and has a strong customer base for CBD and D8 products. Following its track record of success, the company will soon expand its product range with its new line of hemp-derived D8 and CBD products. Consumers will find an exclusive range of disposable products from Mad Labs on the market in the next few days. The collection includes vapes and edible gummies. This range of products will be followed by 3.5g flower jars, flower pre-rolls, and concentrates.

Mad Labs’ new range of products will include live resin and cartridges. The cartridges and disposables are created using advanced ceramic heating elements and top-quality pesticide-free oil. This will ensure a smooth and safe vaping experience for consumers. The disposables will be available in 12 to 15 flavors, and the cartridges’ flavor range will be expanded to more than 20. The edible gummies will be available in 5 different flavors and made following the same procedure to ensure the highest quality and potency.

Mad Labs’ flower blends are expected to soon hit the market and come in mixtures of D8 and CBN and a mix of D8 with THC-O. While ensuring the quality of all the upcoming products, the company has not forgotten to pay close attention to the aesthetic aspect as well. Continuing the legacy of quality and visual artistry, Mad Labs is dominating the cannabis industry with a range of products whose quality is unparalleled.

Mad Labs has already built a reliable community of consumers who prefer the best and never want to settle for less. Going forward, the company will expand the community by making its products widely available across the country. The brand is looking forward to making its products available at gas stations, liquor stores, and smoke shops. With the goal to maintain quality and increase sales, Mad Labs is hoping to become a billion-dollar brand and take over the cannabis industry in the near future.

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Your Guide to Local Concerts in June /your-guide-to-local-concerts-in-june/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-guide-to-local-concerts-in-june Wed, 18 May 2022 21:51:39 +0000 /?p=395933 With summer upon us, Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre is once again the place to enjoy balmy evenings soaking up the world’s top touring talent. For more intimate experiences and to catch up-and-coming acts, the clubs and theaters of adjacent cities also have plenty to offer on any given night. We took a look at just a […]

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With summer upon us, Irvine’s FivePoint Amphitheatre is once again the place to enjoy balmy evenings soaking up the world’s top touring talent. For more intimate experiences and to catch up-and-coming acts, the clubs and theaters of adjacent cities also have plenty to offer on any given night.

We took a look at just a small selection of the live music coming through Irvine and its surrounds during June, from colorful “surf noir” and conceptual hard rock, to uplifting praise and worship and raging, strep-throated punk.

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STARSET @ The Observatory, Santa Ana

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Starset’s conceptual, cinematic and symphonic hard rock is both a proggy pre-punk throwback and a timely coming-together of video game imagery, thought-provoking faux backstory, and Armageddon-ready wardrobe. Staying charmingly in character even in interviews, the core Ohioan quartet is fleshed out by multiple touring musicians on stage, as required by such a multi-dimensional sound indebted to the likes of NIN, Sigur Rós, Deftones, and even Hans Zimmer. Coming on like Tron: The Musical, there’s something inherently admirable about the sheer ambition of Starset’s vision, which is frankly too grand to fully realize in the venues they’re currently able to headline. But maybe not for long, as Starset might be the next Rammstein – only with much more accessible songs.

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LA LUZ at Constellation Room @ The Observatory, Santa Ana

Wednesday, June 8

Although originally formed in Seattle, nowhere does La Luz’s “surf noir” make greater sense than in surf music’s traditional SoCal home. The female foursome has been far from idle during the pandemic, releasing both their eponymous fourth studio full-length and Live from the Black Hole last year. They’re now back on the road in earnest, including UK shows next month. Alongside a fastidious respect for era/genre motifs, what sets La Luz apart is a throwback sense of fun, including Soul Train-esque dance contests at shows, and international influences including Japan’s Takeshi Terauchi. But don’t expect cheap kitsch: Shana Cleveland’s ghostly vocals washed with her bandmates’ crystalline harmonies summon both serious small-hours introversion and welcome, gauzy escape.

CHICAGO, BRIAN WILSON @ FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine

Friday, June 10

Chicago isn’t a hip name to drop and, unlike some of their similarly mega-selling peers, you won’t see their wonderfully ‘70s logo on retro t-shirts at Target. Yet, commercially at least, this sprawling veteran outfit – 11 members at last count – from the city of the same name is right up there, with more than 100 million records sold and ranked ninth on Billboard’s list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Co-headliner Brian Wilson makes this bill almost a nostalgic revisiting of the legendary 1975 “Beachago” tour, when Chicago and Wilson’s Beach Boys, complimented by circus acts between bands (seriously), sold out megadomes nationwide, including playing to 50,000 people at Anaheim Stadium.

FISHFEST @ FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine

Saturday, June 11

Hosted by KFSH-FM (aka “95.9 The Fish”), the annual FishFest is SoCal’s largest Christian music festival, augmenting top-tier worship talent with family-oriented speakers, games, shopping and more. The 2022 edition gathers Australia’s praise-and-worship staples Hillsong Worship (“What a Beautiful Name”) and compatriot evangelist speaker Christine Caine alongside R&B-inflected Texan Tauren Wells; NorCal’s Bethel Music collective; and Santa Barbara’s Ryan Ellis. Already a  prolific songwriter for other artists, Ellis’ “Heart of the Father” made a huge splash last summer, boasting nearly 1.4-million YouTube views at the time of writing. In an era of vampiric commercialism and consumerism, FishFest – while far from devoid of these – at least strives for a well-intentioned spiritual component to boot.

Penelope Scott (Photo by Tyler the Girl)

PENELOPE SCOTT at Constellation Room @ The Observatory, Santa Ana

Wednesday, June 15

Throughout human history, quirky bards have entertained with catchy tunes, smart/smarty-pants topical lyrics, minimalist self-accompaniment, and wry observational humor. Cali multi-instrumentalist Penelope Scott brings this tradition into the era of music-making software and TikTok (and quite literally all over TikTok) with her ultra-relatable, self-produced hyperpop-adjacent aural distillation of the chaos and contradictions of the Internet and our complex relationship with it. Still her flagship creation, 2020’s “Rät” is as much about poetry as it is music – a witty, wiltingly disillusioned and foul-mouthed farewell/love letter to Elon Musk, and indeed to two-faced tech titans in general. Nerdy yet ultra in touch, imagine if you will the musical side project of Criminal Minds’ Garcia and you’re getting close.

AJR @ FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine

Sunday, June 19

That these NYC brothers began their musical career busking but got their big break via Twitter is emblematic of an extremely talented trio with one foot in the songcraft of the 1950s and ‘60s, of the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel, and the other in the production-heavy here-and-now of Kanye & Co. It’s almost as if when Fun went on hiatus in 2015, they quietly handed off their sonic brand to AJR, whose debut full-length appeared that same year. But with 2021’s ultra-ambitious OK Orchestra they transcended comparisons with a mind-bogglingly multi-faceted marriage of doo-wop, hip-hop, unashamed pop, and nostalgic Broadway pomp. AJR are already producing material of a complexity and restless, genre-hopping creativity worthy of a place in the same sentence – okay, paragraph perhaps – as Jellyfish or even Queen.

Zeke (Photo courtesy of Zeke)

ZEKE @ Tiki Bar, Costa Mesa

Saturday, June 25

When the world lost Motorhead with Lemmy’s passing in 2015, Seattle stalwarts Zeke continued to tout a similarly punkified hard rock cocktail, returning with their first full album in 15 years, Hellbender, in 2018. But while Zeke’s constant ‘Head comparisons remain valid, right down to Hellbender’s frantically bluesy guitar breaks, the foursome is much more a truly punk affair, reeking of sticker-slathered underground clubs and broken-down Econolines rather than tour buses and the open road. Marking 30 years as a band and with two founder members still aboard, Zeke’s wonderfully accomplished fury is absolutely unbowed. Their violently visceral take on rock ‘n roll feels more welcome than ever after two years largely devoid of live music’s crucial communal connection.

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A new poll from Texas shows that marijuana is more popular than the country’s Republican and Democrat representatives.

Marijuana is a topic that’s slowly separated itself from political parties and policies. In Texas, a new survey shows that the drug’s legalization is more popular than the state’s governor or the country’s president, going over political parties and the typical arguments of blue versus red.

Marijuana Moment was the first to report these findings, which were released ahead of the May 24 primary runoff elections in the state and was conducted by the University of Texas.

The university’s poll reached over 1,232 registered voters during the week of May 2. Results showed that an overwhelming majority of Texans support medical marijuana (83%) while a smaller yet still significant percentage support its recreational use (60%).

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A closer look shows that support for the drug wasn’t heavily impacted by political parties; 91% of Democrats supported medical marijuana while 74% of Republicans did the same. 85% of independents agreed.

Aside from political parties influencing cannabis opinions, the poll gathered a variety of information on different political issues, including the people’s opinions on their governor and political leaders. It found that medical and recreational cannabis was more popular than Governor Greg Abbott and Governor Dan Patrick, both of whom don’t consider marijuana among their priorities.

The poll found that medical and recreational marijuana is also more popular than political figures like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Ted Cruz, and more.

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Bipartisan support for marijuana has been increasing over the years and is pivotal for reaching federal legal marijuana. Marijuana’s growing acceptance is one of the topics that go against most trends; while politics remain a hot-button issue, marijuana has become one of the topics that most people agree on, no matter their age or political leanings.

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