Monthly Archives: October 2013

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 […]

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

Cannabis Helped My Depression And Post Traumatic Stress

PHOTO: ‘Resettled Farm Child’ Dorothea Lange, 1935 Trigger Warning: This article discusses self-harm, suicide, and bullying. If you’ve met me in person, you might not realize that I suffer from severe, chronic depression. Depending on what I’ve worn, you might not think someone so outgoing and openly dorky could possibly be hurting. If you’ve only […]

Tired of Making the Same Old Jewelry? Revitalize with Chain Mail!

Tired of Making the Same Old Jewelry? Revitalize with Chain Mail!

PHOTO (above): Chainmail Peter Pan Collar by Richard Ayres Do you sell your own handmade jewelry making the same pieces as everyone else? What if I told you that you can make a very unique brand of jewelry that most people overlook? Chain mail, also known as maille, chainmail, or chainmaille makes some lovely and unique jewelry […]

Medical Pot: One Patient’s Plea

Medical Pot: One Patient’s Plea

PHOTO: Jim and Cheryl Miller. A heroic activist to her last breath, Cheryl passed away without legal access to medicinal cannabis. Source: Coalition for Medical Marijuana – New Jersey An open letter to NJ Governor Chris Christie: Please understand that patients don’t count compromises, small steps and delays in days and months. We count them […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]

Mr. Manner’s Guide To Kindness

Mr. Manner’s Guide To Kindness

As a self-conscious iPhony, I refuse to be one of those wired zombies who shuffles head down and oblivious through crowds, jungles, epic plagues; past street-shootings; ignorant of toddlers straddling from fire escapes by their little pink fingers as flames dance through shattered windows while these special ones text absently about how bored they are. I […]

DIY: Harvest Season Pumpkin Pipe

DIY: Harvest Season Pumpkin Pipe

PHOTOS: Laura Notini It’s October, and autumn has certainly arrived. It can be seen in the changing of the leaves, the chill in the air, and the presence of pumpkins. From pie to coffee to decorations, this season has become synonymous with the orange gourd, and why should it stop there? For crafty cannabis consumers, […]

How the GOP Created Obamacare

How the GOP Created Obamacare

With the next stages of the Affordable Healthcare Act being implemented and the GOP government shutdown in place, once again Republicans are fighting to repeal their much despised Obamacare. What is amazing about the Republican push against Obamacare is that in the 1990s, they were calling for the very system we are currently implementing. In […]

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

It’s Still Just About A Plant And Some Freedom

Leave it to a bunch of miscreants to make something as simple as weed and freedom into a complex web of money, ego, and deception. People are weird. It never ceases to amaze me how many people want to use this issue to serve their personal and/or professional ambitions with little regard for the plant […]