Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Reality” TV Is (Not) Entertainment

“Reality” TV Is (Not) Entertainment

PHOTO: MTV I don’t watch reality TV. I’ve seen very little of it and usually what I have seen is from The Soup which exists solely to make fun of this awful form of entertainment. When you ask someone who enjoys reality TV what they like about it, they first rush to explain that they […]

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

MIXOLOGY: Cannabis Infused Absinthe

Absinthe, the notorious and widely controversial spirit, has been my favorite drink since I first tried it at the age of 19 in Canada. But it wasn’t until last year that I was possessed with the thought of Absinthe infused with cannabis. I mulled over which strain to select for both optimal strain specific flavors and mind altering […]

Ganja’s Going Global

Ganja’s Going Global

PHOTO: allthingsgreen.ca The world of weed, as we know it, is about to change. One recent story, which did not attract nearly as much press attention as it should have, broke about two weeks ago when the government of Canada announced that it was streamlining its medical marijuana dispensary system with new, business-friendly regulations. While advocates found […]

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Interview With Patricia McArdle, Amazon Grand Prize Novelist

Patricia Lynn McArdle has been travelling the globe and challenging the status quo for decades.  The solar cooking enthusiast, and retired US foreign service officer worked overseas and in Washington, D.C., from 1979–2006 as a member of the U.S. diplomatic corps. Prior to that,  she served for three years as one of the first two […]

College Rapists: Stop Raping

College Rapists: Stop Raping

PHOTO: Richard Potts Dear Emily Yoffe, On behalf of the numerous women who have been sexually assaulted while drunk, I beg you to reconsider your opinion that teaching girls not to drink will prevent rape. Your recent Slate article, ‘College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,’ oversimplifies the issue and does absolutely nothing to help prevent sexual assault. Your article […]

Interview with Heather Jackson, Executive Director of Realm of Caring

Interview with Heather Jackson, Executive Director of Realm of Caring

On October 4, 2013, 10-year-old Zaki Jackson celebrated his “One Year Seizure Free Anniversary.” Zaki stopped having seizures when he began using Charlotte’s Web, a high-CBD strain of medical cannabis that his mother, Heather Jackson, credits for saving her son’s life. Yesterday, friends and family gathered in Colorado Springs for a big party to rejoice […]

A Selection Of Poetry From A Cannabis Activist

A Selection Of Poetry From A Cannabis Activist

My Friends Artists Renegades Mamas Speechers Mic checkers People evolvers Stars of many skies Suns Life givers Spark makers Bright Bright Bright. *** One Day I will return to mother Beyond the stars Beyond dark nights Beyond days where I may have seen her In the morning mist Before one is fully awake I will […]

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Homemade Chocolope Peppermint Lip Frosting

Fall is fast approaching in the high country, which presents a need to keep lips hydrated and kissably soft. This simple lip frosting recipe uses ingredients that can be commonly found in most homes without the fuss of beeswax. Quick, simple, and medicated with the cannabis strain Chocolope from DNA Genetics, this recipe will surely make […]

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

The Fabulously Freaky Comics of Gilbert Shelton

Gilbert Shelton is a cartoonist, and one of the pioneers of the Underground Comix movement, whose most famous creations, the three Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, burst onto the scene in the late 1960s as archetypes of the pot-enabled lifestyle.  Their motto: “Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get […]