Cannabis Cooking: Your Guide to Danksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving = Get High and Eat Shit Tons of Food


The holiday devoted to eating, drinking and being merry enjoying fall harvest has arrived! While Thanksgiving is a great time to get together with friends and family and give thanks, it’s also a time to get super baked and give in to the munchies, guilt free. Continue reading Cannabis Cooking: Your Guide to Danksgiving 2017

Seattle Hempfest Will Proceed Next Weekend as Planned

After a fine and a scare from authorities, this year’s Seattle Hempfest will proceed as planned. The massive “protestival” has graced Seattle year after year, bringing fun, festivities and whimsy to the picturesque city waterfront. The event will take place on August 18-20, 2017. Continue reading Seattle Hempfest Will Proceed Next Weekend as Planned

Ganja Gift Guide: Holiday 2016

What’s on your shopping list this holiday season? The Toke Tank Team has tracked down the best cannabis-related gift items that deserve a place under your holiday tree. Read on for the best weed products and finds, for all price points and lifestyles. Continue reading Ganja Gift Guide: Holiday 2016

Hemp Seed Farmhouse Bread [Danksgiving]

Hemp seed won’t get you high, but there are several health benefits, in addition to its yummy earthy and hearty taste. The addition of hempseed is just what this basic farmhouse bread is begging for; you can either bake it whole as a large loaf for a family-style Danksgiving meal, or divide the dough up into small balls and bake into individual rolls. Continue reading Hemp Seed Farmhouse Bread [Danksgiving]

CBD for Health and Wellness: Spotlight on Kannaway

Hemp-derived CBD products are growing in popularity, from cannabis-derived non-psychoactive oils and nutritional supplements to pain relief and refreshing beauty routines. Kannaway is one company leading the industry with their revolutionary new products. We asked Blake Schroeder, CEO of Kannaway, about his thoughts on CBD, hemp and cannabis. From Kannaway products qualifying for world anti-doping standards, to helping him get a good night’s sleep, read on for Blake’s insight. Continue reading CBD for Health and Wellness: Spotlight on Kannaway

Hooray for Hemp: Spreading Awareness through Cannabis Activist Clothing

“[Cannabis] has been a helpful assistant, a critical thought-provoker and the creative catalyst to my life’s work.”

Have you ever worn a hemp t-shirt? They’re soft, comfy and more environmentally friendly to create; Cannabis Activist Clothing is one company providing kickass style while also spreading a positive, pro-cannabis message. They’re running a Kickstarter campaign to launch their products and gain more widespread awareness of cannabis activism and the benefits of hemp as a superior material. Read on for Dustin Kay, Co-Founder of Cannabis Activist Clothing’s insight into how hemp can change the future.

What is your name and title?

Dustin Kay, Co-Founder of Cannabis Activist Clothing


What sets Cannabis Activist Clothing apart from its competitors?

Cannabis Activist Clothing stylishly supports and brings attention to the benefits of cannabis/hemp without gimmicks. Cannabis Activist® is hemp activism in comfort and fashion. We outfit the cannabis enthusiast with fashionable ways to support and spread awareness of the superior resources of cannabis/hemp.

How / Why did you get into the cannabis clothing industry?

The idea for Cannabis Activist Clothing came to me after realizing the prohibition of cannabis is far more harmful than the resource itself. Despite its multitudes of ecological, economical and public benefits, there is still stigma surrounding cannabis brought about by almost a century of “reefer madness” propaganda. This disadvantaging stigma can only be broken by awareness. I created Cannabis Activist Clothing to be fashionable and comfortable styles of supporting and bringing attention to the safe, sustainable solutions of cannabis/hemp.

What makes hemp a better clothing material?

Hemp fiber creates very luxurious fabrics and has been developed into high quality materials such as fleece, twill, stretch knits and even silk. Our hemp blends have a look and feel unlike any typically used clothing fiber. Hemp fiber is soft and porous which retains color exceptionally well while maintaining a good look and cushy feel for a long time. It has been said that hemp doesn’t wear out, it wears in, providing a soft touch and comfortable look outlasting many other commonly used fibers by years.

How does your company support cannabis/hemp legalization?

Cannabis Activist strives to provide cannabis/hemp supporters with an easy and effective way to support hemp and spread awareness of cannabis in fashion. Cannabis Activist Clothing is a cannabis conversation starter which stylishly helps enlighten others to the safe, sustainable solutions of cannabis/hemp. Public awareness of the truth about cannabis/hemp is the key to legalization. Cannabis Activist Clothing spreads the cannabis message in style.

What challenges do you face being located in Utah, a state where cannabis is still illegal?

Being located in Utah has been challenging, yet one of the driving forces of my cannabis clothing campaign. The Utah public’s lack of awareness to the benefits of cannabis is staggering in this area, despite being neighbors with Colorado, however, there are a plethora of passionate and knowledgeable cannabis activists in this state. Whether I wear Cannabis Activist in Utah or elsewhere, I can always expect happy smiles and head nods from kids passing by on the sidewalk, or a friendly cannabis chat with the older couple in the grocery line. Cannabis Activist Clothing seems to have universal appeal even in the most conservative states I’ve been to.

How do you ensure that your products are the best they can be?

I have been involved with many respectable and reputable hemp material suppliers for over a decade now. Our hemp fabrics are the finest in the industry. Our clothing is cut-and-sewn, tagged and dyed in the same factories major label apparel is made. I’ve also been a professional designer, screen printer and embroidery specialist in the Northern Utah area for over 15 years. I work with a phenomenal screen printing and embroidery company based in Ogden, Utah where I can personally oversee the printing, embroidery, quality and shipping of Cannabis Activist Clothing. We have a high quality policy we intend to continue.

Do you enjoy using cannabis? If so, what is your favorite strain?

I’ve very much enjoyed using cannabis over the years. Mr. Nice Guy and a strain called Huckleberry I picked up in Nor Cal years ago have been my all-time favorites. I like many kinds, but those two strains and I are rather fond of one another. I prefer kush over haze any day but I don’t discriminate!

What can we do as citizens to help support legalization?

I believe, as citizens, the key to supporting legalization is awareness. Spreading public awareness of the vast benefits of cannabis/hemp, being active in the movement and voting is the way toward liberation. When we educate others to the truth of cannabis and stand up united, there’s nothing we can’t accomplish. Cannabis Activist Clothing is also a stylish and effective way to be active in educating others and supporting cannabis legalization.


How has cannabis helped define who you are?

Cannabis has been part of my life for over two decades. It has been a helpful assistant, a critical thought-provoker and the creative catalyst to my life’s work. I whole heartedly believe cannabis has played a big part in defining me as an American and the freedom we stand for. It’s been the reason I’ve met some of my favorite people and the cannabis activists who inspired me to design this clothing line. It enhances my sense of compassion for others and the planet, and is an effective medicine for many ailments without harsh side effects. I’ve witnessed first-hand the medicinal powers of cannabis remarkably alleviate a child’s chronic seizures and an old man’s rheumatoid arthritis. Cannabis deserves the credit for the passionate cannabis activist that I am and will continue to be.

What products are you about to release?

Following the success of our Kickstarter funding campaign, we will be producing a new hemp hoodie line, a beautiful hemp sundress line, along with men’s T’s, ladies T’s & V’s, tank tops, hats, long sleeves and tote bags all made with our high-quality hemp materials.

What year would you guess marijuana will be federally legalized in the United States?

I would guess that marijuana will be federally legalized in the United States in approximately 8 years, granted we eventually elect a commander-and-chief smart enough economically and ecologically to support it. I recent read an article on Toke Tank explaining polls are showing a growing majority, well above 50% of Americans are in support of ending marijuana prohibition. If we don’t get a commander-in-chief in office who can influence and accommodate that demand, these politicians obviously aren’t working for the people.

What are you working on next?

After we fulfill our backer’s rewards following the success of our Kickstarter funding campaign, we plan to design new Big & Tall hemp clothing, new hemp jeans & cargos and launch a reusable hemp shopping bag campaign to help eliminate the pollution caused by plastic grocery bags.


Is there anything else you would like to share?

When you make a pledge to the Cannabis Activist Clothing Kickstarter campaign, even if it’s just $1, you are helping create a highly fashionable hemp clothing line that will stylishly support and spread awareness of the safe, sustainable and renewable resources of cannabis/hemp. I leave it to you, the Cannabis Activists, to help us grow organically by liking, sharing and pledging to Cannabis Activist Clothing, and Be Heard Without Saying a Word.

Like Dustin, we at Toke Tank owe our passion, drive and cannabis activism to love of the plant itself. Hemp has the power to change the future. It is durable, renewable and environmentally sustainable; the plants mature to a full harvest within 120 days and don’t require harmful pesticides or dangerous fertilizers.

Check out more details about the benefits of hemp here.  To learn more about Cannabis Activist Clothing, click here.

Photos: Cannabis Activist Clothing, Toke Tank


Bold, Bright & Beautiful – Achieving Perfection with Hemp-Based Beauty Products

These products leave you feeling radiant and ravishing, bold and bright, beautiful and confident.

As firm believers in marijuana’s ability to change the world, and improve an individual’s lifestyle, we are always open to trying exciting new cannabis and hemp-based products. Before dismissing or embracing the idea of CBD, cannabis and hemp’s benefits for the body, we wanted to try them out for ourselves. Based on our own real-life product trials, we hunted down the seven best, most effective products to make your skin and body appear bold, bright, beautiful and ageless; read on to check them out.

Note: We are not doctors, and our product recommendations should not be taken as medical advice. Please seek the advice of a doctor before beginning a new regimen or if you have questions. We received several complimentary products in exchange for these mentions, but did not receive monetary compensation. All opinions are our own and are based on real-life trials of these products. You may have a different experience.

7 Best Hemp-Based Beauty Products

  1. Cannabis Beauty Defined by Kannaway


A great luxury product that’s rich in hemp-derived CBD, the Cannabis Beauty Defined line has rightfully earned its place as a top-shelf regimen. Perfect for the cannabis enthusiast who is hip on the latest products, a full set contains:

  • Cleanser: Start with deep cleansing, which draws dirt, makeup and dead skin from your face. It helps your skin feel nourished, hydrated and loved.
  • Exfoliant: Designed to polish, balance and bring impurities from your pores, the exfoliant helps your face shine and appear more youthful.
  • Toner: Alcohol-free and restorative, the toner freshens and tightens your pores and enlivens them with a blend of hemp oil, goji berry, ginseng and angelica.
  • Serum: A blend of licorice root, green tea and dragon’s blood, the serum encourages natural functioning and soft, supple skin.
  • Moisturizer: For intensive moisture and anti-aging defenses, the moisturizer is the final luxurious step of Cannabis Beauty Defined’s facial beauty routine.
  • Detox Soak: An uplifting botanical blend or herbs and hemp oil, the Detox Soak provides relief and refreshment at the end of a long day, or as a jumpstart to your morning.
  • Salve: Featuring hemp oil and East Asian botanicals and great for exercise rescue and pain management, the Cannabis Beauty Defined Salve is smooth, hydrating and moisturizing.
  • CBD Capsules: Beauty is both inside and out; nourish your face and skin with the above skincare line, and encourage good internal health with these Defined CBD capsules. A blend of sustainable hemp oil and Cannabis Beauty Defined’s bi-bong formula, these will help you feel revitalized.

After consistently trying the Cannabis Beauty Defined facial regimen for many weeks straight, I am ready to shout out from the rooftops that hemp-based beauty products are the most amazing thing I’ve ever put on my skin. It’s not just how good it felt to use, it’s how good it made me feel and how wonderful it made my skin appear. After an initial breakout during the first week, (which is normal due to the deep exfoliation’s power to pull dirt, debris and bad stuff out of your pores), I began to notice my face begin to glow, light up and look more alert, youthful and free. In addition to this new radiant complexation, I began to feel my energy and confidence raise as well.

Learn more about Cannabis Beauty Defined here.

  1. CBD Lotion and Body Butter by MüV


One of the essential benefits of hemp-derived CBD lotions is topical pain relief. For those wishing to feel the benefits of cannabis without the high, products like CBD Lotion and Body Butter by MüV are a must-have. MüV uses a science-based approach to improve people’s quality of life and movement; the products we swear by for sports injuries, chronic pain and strain and exercise muscle rescue are:

  • CBD Hydrating Lotion: Enriched with shea butter, safflower, hemp oil and rose hip oil, this rosemary mint scented lotion provides immediate pain management and helps improve your body’s range of movement after a brisk workout, solving chronic pain or even when lounging around the house. It helps soothe your skin while leaving it smooth and shiny.
  • CBD Body Butter: A delightful grapefruit-orange scent, this body butter is powerful and pleasant. It smells a bit like delicious ice cream and provides several hours of wonderful CBD relief. It takes effect almost immediately and powerfully attacks lingering soreness. It isn’t greasy like many body butters, and instead is refreshing and hydrating.

Learn more about MüV here.

  1. Itch-A-Way by Belize Hemp


A product discovered personally while traveling in Belize, Itch-A-Way by Belize Hemp is a product that we’d swear by for life. It’s a beach, jungle and mountain tested skincare formula designed to stop itching, rashes and so very much more. Created from pure hemp seed oil, this product is the first thing we turn to whenever we get a bug bite, have a sunburn or need to heal our skin in any way (I first discovered it to remove the pain and itching from jungle fire ant bites!)

It’s even safe for kids and pets, and perfect for hot spots, skin impurities, tanning, massage, dandruff, fungal infections, chapped lips, acne and even athlete’s foot.  You can even ingest it in small quantities.

Learn more about Itch-A-Way by Belize Hemp here.

  1. Rev!ve Pro X by Kannaway


A liquid CBD hemp oil that guarantees no exposure to THC, the compound that gets you high, Rev!ve Pro X by Kannaway is something that can be enjoyed and used for health without the fear of failing a drug test. Derived from coconut and sustainable palm oils, it’s “an excellent daily source of CBD, essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, fiber and protein, terpenes, flavonoids and other trace cannabinoids.”

Kannaway believes that ingesting 50mg of CBD per day can have an amazing impact on our health and wellness. Since we don’t have regular access to cannabinoids via our food sources to feed our bodies’ natural endocannabinoid system, we can feel lethargic, tired and depressed. Try Rev!ve Pro X in your morning smoothie, with dessert or to improve a hangover after a night of drinking.

Find out more about Rev!ve Pro X here.

  1. Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm by Hempz


Made with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil (and picked up at Seattle HEMPFEST), the Ultra Moisturizing Herbal Lip Balm by Hempz is a go-to product for those seeking ultimate hydration with all-natural benefits. Why does your lip balm need to contain hemp oil?

According to Hempz, “Hemp Seed Oil is rich in Vitamin E, C, B1, B2, B3 and B6, which is ideal for maintaining healthy, younger-looking skin and hair.” Using hemp also is more environmentally-friendly, since the plants mature to a full harvest within 120 days and don’t require harmful pesticides or dangerous fertilizers. It’s a great pick for those wanting to live a cannabis-centric, eco-conscious lifestyle.

Learn more about Hempz here.

  1. Kannactiv by Kannaway


Health, wellness and eco-conscious shoppers should seek out companies who truly believe in quality and sustainability both inside and out. Kannaway is one of those companies; its Kannactiv skincare line is free of parabens, synthetic dyes / fragrances, phthalates, petrochemicals and sulfates. It centers around three steps:

  • Activate – a gentle scrub to wipe away dirt, excess oil and dry, dead skin cells
  • Balance – a nutrient-rich, alcohol-free toner with natural astringent and pH balancing properties that deeply cleanses the pores without excessive drying of the skin
  • Clarify – a light moisturizer that hydrates and protects skin cells to function at their optimal level giving you healthy, radiant looking skin

Each bottle is labeled with directions and the letters A, B or C. This helps you remember which products to use in which order. A little goes a long way; we recommend using it sparingly, as the amount specified for use in the directions for cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing proved to be way too much. The results of the Kannactiv routine were incredible! It not only makes the skin appear more soft, supple and ageless, but it provides a silky smooth shine. Confidence radiates from inside out and you will feel more beautiful than ever before.

Check out details about Kannactiv here.

  1. Hemp Seed Hand & Body Lotion by Earthly Body


A quick absorbing lotion perfect for refreshing dry hands, Hemp Seed Hand & Body Lotion by Earthly Body is a great non-greasy hemp-based option. Leaves your skin feeling radiant and ravishing, bold and bright, beautiful and confident.

Check out Hemp Seed Hand & Body Lotion by Earthly Body here.

Beauty comes from within; sustainable hemp and CBD products naturally nourish your body both inside and out to make you look and feel radiant, ageless and elegant. What are your favorite hemp-based beauty products?



Photos: Toke Tank

Seattle’s 25th Annual HEMPFEST Recap

The quarter century mark for Seattle’s HEMPFEST, the annual free speech protestival, went off without a hitch. Thousands of cannabis supporters poured onto the Seattle waterfront for three days of marijuana related booths, hemp education, live local music, banging loudspeakers, company swag and more. The world’s largest marijuana related event was truly a sight to see as the sun shined down on everyone’s happy day. This was lucky, since last year’s event had been barraged by pouring rain. Continue reading Seattle’s 25th Annual HEMPFEST Recap

[Product Review] Milk Chocolate + Hempcrunch: The 4.20 Bar By Evergreen Herbal

What’s better than marijuana? Chocolate of course! The 4.20 bar by Evergreen Herbal is a deliciously decadent and discreet way to get a buzz on while subduing ailments and relaxing your mind. With so many flavors to choose from, it’s hard to eat only one serving (although we recommend you should, until you know your THC tolerance). The Milk Chocolate Hempcrunch + Cannabis is a great place to start. Continue reading [Product Review] Milk Chocolate + Hempcrunch: The 4.20 Bar By Evergreen Herbal