Ask a Budtender: This is My Favorite Way to Smoke

"That stuff," yes, is one of the many names for cannabis, according to Gia T., a budtender at Alternative Herbal Health Services. Gia, herself, has used "that stuff" to treat her hyperactive thyroid, countering misconceptions, she says, that cannabis is only for getting high. While Gia's first time getting high was via a contact high — chaperoning her cousin — she's since been in the cannabis space for the past nine years. 

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With the end of the spring legislative session just days away, New York lawmakers are making one final push towards legalizing cannabis in the Empire State. The hope is to vote on legalization this Wednesday. There have been a lot of ups and down for Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and his fight to legalize recreational cannabis in New York.

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