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ICYMI: MAGA Thirst Traps, A Gentleman’s Guide to IUDs and Cannabis’ Cash Problem

I’m so completely torn over thirst traps. I mean, they’re the fucking worst: How can people be that self-absorbed that they need to post a selfie in their car, at the gym, or in front of the mirror, and caption it, “Grandma died today. Feeling sad .” Tell me you don’t see some variation of that like, 3 times a day.

…and then again, I see you working. Some thirst traps, well, they accomplish exactly what they’ve set out to do: I’m looking, I’m intrigued as to why you’re in a bathing suit hiking in Zion National Park. I ain’t mad. You do you.

But as you’ll read below, some people are using thirst traps for political reasons — that, and everything else that’s worth a read today.

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The Cannabis Industry’s Green Problem

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