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At Shango, we believe in the old axiom that knowledge is power. There is a plethora of information generated daily in the recreational and medical cannabis fields. Our articles provide an in-depth look at the topics that appeal to the average marijuana fan to the most discreet researcher and media member reporting on the burgeoning recreational and medical marijuana industry. At Shango, we are transparent about how we bring the best products on the recreational and medical marijuana markets today and believe in educating the general public about what cannabis can mean to the consumer.

Shango: A History of Giving

Shango: A History of Giving

When Shango opened its doors in 2014, only a few states had legalized the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis. The legal cannabis industry was in its infancy and the sudden appearance of cannabis dispensaries on Main Streets throughout these states was greeted...

How Did Marijuana Become 420?

How Did Marijuana Become 420?

How Did Marijuana Become 420? For more than 50 years, the term “420” has been the code word for “it’s time to smoke some marijuana.” Its use has spread from a small circle of California high school jocks to the nation of “Deadheads” who followed the iconic Rock band...

Why Making Concentrates Is Always An Extraction

Why Making Concentrates Is Always An Extraction

Concentrates, made by extracting key ingredients from marijuana and hemp plants, can offer consumers a “higher” level of cannabis experience. Just as there is a wide variety of concentrate products, there is a wide range of extraction equipment and methods. And new...

Shango Dispensaries Take on Breast Cancer Fight

Shango Dispensaries Take on Breast Cancer Fight

Last month, Shango continued its battle against breast cancer armed with generous donations from the company, its customers and its employees in three states. Shango began supporting breast cancer charities five years ago at its dispensary in Portland, Oregon, and has...

Shango Wins At 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona

Shango Wins At 2021 High Times Cannabis Cup Arizona

This year saw the first-ever High Times People’s Choice Cannabis Cup in Arizona bringing together industry leaders from around the world and using over 1,400 judges in the process. The Cannabis Cup winners were chosen from 120 entries across 45 different brands. We...

What Are Tinctures, How They Work & Their Medical Use

What Are Tinctures, How They Work & Their Medical Use

Tinctures can be an effective, powerful way of absorbing THC, depending on your rate of metabolism. The use of sublingual absorption will be quicker than digestion and enable you to get a quicker, steady higher rather than eating an edible. What Are Tinctures?...

Marijuana & Hemp: What’s The Difference?

Marijuana & Hemp: What’s The Difference?

When people are new to the subculture surrounding marijuana, they often wonder what the distinction is between marijuana and hemp. The two terms are often used interchangeably in smoking culture — but they actually refer to different things. Today, we take a look at...

Medical Cannabis Laws – State by State

Medical Cannabis Laws – State by State

In the United States, the use of cannabis for medical purposes is legal in 36 states, four out of five permanently inhabited U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. As of June 2021, these 36 states and 4 territories allow for the medical use of cannabis...

Which Cannabis Strains Are Best For Creativity?

Which Cannabis Strains Are Best For Creativity?

The study of using cannabis for creativity and its psychological effects has spanned over 50 years with the earliest research being published in the 1960s. There is no dispute that a vast number of people who smoke or ingest marijuana have claimed that it inspires...