Monthly Archives: May 2014

POEM: The Expatriate

POEM: The Expatriate

by Peter Rosenfeld You have left us our lush blossomy spring our flat coastal plain for a higher dimension perhaps more sere but where alpineglow reigns. A land of drama where guests are greeted by rearing blue ponies gallant with scarlet eyes a place where one dabbles with hazy pens filled with Solomon’s oil. Here […]

Legal Highs: One of Prohibition’s Deadly Consequences

Legal Highs: One of Prohibition’s Deadly Consequences

Nearly a century ago, politicians here in the United States learned the hard way that making something illegal will in no way undermine the market for said illegal item. In fact, once alcohol had been made illegal, there is little documentation that either supply or demand decreased. Instead, supply became more dangerous (run by organized […]

Prohibition and Paraphernalia in Utah

Prohibition and Paraphernalia in Utah

IMAGE: Scott Davidson, Creative Commons Once upon a time, in Utah… This is, unfortunately, not a fairy tale, but the story of a real Utah mom who is currently experiencing the appalling treatment from some of West Valley City’s finest. Picture this – an expectant wife and mother, riding in a car. That car is […]

Shotgunning Dabs: More High for Your Money

Shotgunning Dabs: More High for Your Money

I love to dab, but the truth is that I’m a small lady with small lungs. Despite having been dabbing for nearly three years already, I still cough like I’ve got pertussis every time I do one. Sometimes I’d start coughing before I was done taking my dab, meaning it got totally wasted. Eventually, my […]

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

Increase Your Functional Energy: Tips and Tricks

PHOTO: Danielle Moler, Creative Commons I recently wrote about the importance of balancing suffering and compassion.  In the end, it took a potentially esoteric direction lacking in actual useable information.  But alas, when the words are a-flowin’ who am I to stop them, eh?  This time, I’d like to offer some examples of functional ways […]

Excessive Force in the War on Cannabis: The Death of William Reddie

Excessive Force in the War on Cannabis: The Death of William Reddie

William Reddie isn’t someone we should be talking about on a cannabis blog for one simple reason: he didn’t have cannabis in his system when he died (or alcohol, for that matter). Still, cannabis allegations and CPS involvement resulted in William’s death. More than two years later, the situation still doesn’t make any sense to […]

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

Find Your State Cannabis Laws & Take Action

PHOTO: K. Garbutt At the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws website, one can find state-by-state bills, laws, legal representation, current polls, research and other data. Since its founding in 1970, NORML has provided a voice in the public policy debate for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition and favor an end to […]

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

Getting Over Ourselves: The Future of Cannabis Activism

PHOTO: David Holt, Creative Commons “I like pot. I smoke it a lot.” In true stoner fashion and decked out in a tie-dyed t-shirt, a young man brazenly chants these words into his bullhorn while walking down Locust during the 2014 Global Marijuana March and Iowa Hemp Freedom Rally held at the Iowa State Capitol […]

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Lady Business: Amber E. Senter of Compassion Medicinal Edibles in California

Amber moved to California on Feb 11, 2014 after she was diagnosed with lupus on October 31st of last year. She was living in Chicago at the time and because the winters are very harsh and she’s hypersensitive to the cold. Her doctors advised that she move to a warmer climate to try to get the disease under control. She planned […]

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion to Travel Across Country in Weedmobile

Ed Forchion is a black man with dreads.  He smokes marijuana. Since long before it was contemporary to say so, Ed has advocated for medical marijuana and outright legalization.   Now, you might imagine, a black man with dreads advocating for smoking marijuana might not go down so well with people in authority, even a few […]