Monthly Archives: January 2014

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

MYTH: Cannabis distribution centers are going to run out of weed! They are not exactly running out of product so quickly that they will not be able to compensate for the crush. However, the “openers” – the 3 dozen or so original businesses selling cannabis on New Year’s Day – are understandably feeling the weight […]

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

PHOTO: Dana Schmitt Photography Hollywood has given us a multitude of timeless stoner flicks, from Grandma’s Boy to Friday, and our beloved adventures of Cheech & Chong. All of these movies have a special place in my heart, but I can’t help but wonder why there hasn’t been a stoner film based around the female experience of marijuana. Many marijuana […]

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

The internet, from entertainment personalities to politicians, from news outlets to blogs, social websites and beyond, are ablaze with the provocative question: Should cannabis be legal? Simply Stated: The short answer to this morphing, deceptively simple question is emphatically and unequivocally, YES. More Specifically: This seemingly uncomplicated question actually requires a thoughtful and emotive personal response worthy of […]

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

President Obama on Marijuana: Major Reform or Empty Promises?

It isn’t always that a news story eclipses Superbowl playoff reports on Sundays in January – but yesterday’s New Yorker interview with President Obama drew widespread attention that certainly took some focus off the big game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. For the first time ever, the president made an unequivocal […]

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping The Manley Family

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping The Manley Family

EDITOR’S NOTE: Submitted by Theresa Knox from the Undergreen Railroad, an organization created to help families relocate for access to cannabis. Greetings From Undergreen Railroad.  As a part of our service, we will be featuring a prospective passenger that could use some help getting from their current state, where they don’t have the freedom to […]

Acupuncture and My High Horse

Acupuncture and My High Horse

I was skeptical about acupuncture for most of my life. I’d never had a serious injury or illness, and therefore hadn’t experienced the shortcomings of western medicine firsthand. Somehow acupuncture was something I considered quackery, matter-of-factly filed away in my mind along with chiropractic and reflexology and homeopathy. My reluctance to accept it as legitimate […]

Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Dirty Wars: A Review of the Oscar-Nominated Documentary

War is a dirty thing – it always has been and it will continue to be. The fact alone that all wars are fought because of greed or hate is inherently a terrible thing. So, to talk about covert warfare as if it were a shocking and wrong is almost silly, yet here we are. […]

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

PLAYLIST: Diane Fornbacher’s ‘Preaching the Word’

Diane Fornbacher (above) Seattle Hempfest 2012 backstage before speaking PHOTO Credit: Sharon Ravert I’ve done hundreds of speeches, vigils, interviews, protests and presentations. Though I am told I am fairly decent at public speaking, I never cease getting nervous before engaging an audience. It’s all a mixture of being around many people in public, wanting […]

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer

I Left My Job in the Military to Become a Marijuana Farmer

By “Bud Doc” PART ONE  This is the story of how a normal, everyday kid ended up as a farmer. Not just any farmer, a weed farmer. I had a normal childhood filled with parents divorcing, living on welfare for a while, and my mother working two jobs to make ends meet. There were small […]

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping Patients Relocate for Cannabis Access

The Undergreen Railroad: Helping Patients Relocate for Cannabis Access

By Theresa Knox The ability of each state to create its own laws is perhaps the greatest thing about the United States, because it means no citizen must accept a law they find unjust so long as there is another state that has more compatible laws. The Undergreen Railroad is a new organization forming in […]