Monthly Archives: April 2014

CBS Pulls Weedmaps’ New York City Billboard Ad

CBS Pulls Weedmaps’ New York City Billboard Ad

UPDATE (4/13): According to a company spokesperson, CBS attorneys have officially rejected Weedmaps’ marijuana advertising campaign: “While Neutron, the owner of the electronic billboard, is giving Weedmaps a full refund, they did not (as of now) give Weedmaps a reason as to why the ad was denied by CBS attorneys, who have final say on […]

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

INTERVIEW: Jason Cranford on Haleigh’s Hope, Colorado Medical Cannabis Laws, and the Realm of Caring Waiting List

Jason Cranford is the founder and operator of the 501(c)3 HOPE Foundation in Colorado. He is the owner of Rifle Mountain, a Colorado dispensary chain, and the owner and founder of Cranford’s, America’s first Cannabis Cigarette company. Additionally, Jason works as a Colorado Licensed General Contractor specializing in the construction of cannabis cultivation facilities. He is also an outspoken patient […]

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

Cannabis and My Kid: Making Our Own THCA Medicine for Pediatric Epilepsy

When my son Calvin was two, he suffered a forty-five minute seizure. The emergency medication that the hospital staff had administered seemed to be having no effect. In my research of epilepsy I had read that the longer a seizure lasts the harder it is to stop, so my husband Michael and I, fearing Calvin’s […]

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

I Was a Foster Child and CPS Needs Real Reform

IMAGE: “”Draped Reclining Mother and Baby” by Henry Moore, Photo by Peter Rivera, Creative Commons Just like Child Protective Services can suck for parents, foster care can suck for kids too. As someone who spent my pre-teen and teen years in foster care, this is something that my friends and I know all too well. […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Click here for Part 1 (Starting a Garden) Click here for Part 2 (Designing a Grow Cabinet) Following cabinet design and frame construction, the third article in this series will demonstrate how to put the sides, roof and doors on the cabinet as well as the painting, which could be easily completed by two people in one […]