Monthly Archives: October 2014

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Why are we trying to control the image and perception of the female cannabis user? Recently I had a male activist, someone I felt was a friend, hit on me in a gross and insulting way. Later that weekend when I called him on some bad business, his response was to get angry, and call […]

Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Legalized CO Summer Music Mix ’14

Summer fun forever!  The summer concert season at Red Rocks Amphitheatre came to a close earlier this month. As autumn takes hold, I’m feeling nostalgic for the heat and the fun of summer.  Listening to the live music at outdoor concerts and festivals is one of life’s greatest joys, especially if the show is at […]

This is Rape Culture: “Rio 2” Ends on a Sexual Assault Joke

This is Rape Culture: “Rio 2” Ends on a Sexual Assault Joke

Content Note: This article discusses sexual assault, specifically with a male victim and a female perpetrator. Spoiler Alert: This article spoils the endings for Rio and Rio 2.   I was recently watching the sequel to Rio with one of my favorite little people, and something about it didn’t sit very well with me. I […]

When Is It Okay to Be Stoned?

When Is It Okay to Be Stoned?

I have been using cannabis for the better part of eight years. As a teenage stoner in South Carolina during the late aughts, marijuana was relatively hard to come by, highly illegal, and not of great quality, so I was limited to using it privately and only for occasions that I believed it would be […]

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

Federal Court Hearing on Marijuana Prohibition Today

For the first time since the 1970s, defendants in a cannabis-related criminal case are being allowed to present new scientific and medical studies as part of their defense in a federal trial in California that begins today. Starting today and for the next three days, U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller will be holding a hearing […]

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

The Cannabis Global Initiative and NAACP Call Attention to the Racial Remarks of Dr. Christian Thurstone

Dr. Christian Thurstone has claimed to be an expert on the effects of cannabis on developing brains. Numerous times he has been quoted for controversial remarks. The Cannabis Global Initiative (CGI) is concerned that the State of Colorado and numerous media outlets are allowing the racial remarks of Thurstone, a certified addiction psychiatrist, a medical […]

Take Action: Demand an Investigation of Drowning Death of Student While in Police Custody

Take Action: Demand an Investigation of Drowning Death of Student While in Police Custody

I was so proud of my son, Brandon. He was going into his junior year of Business College at Arizona State University and he was planning to join our family business when he graduated. But on the night of May 31, Brandon drowned while in the custody of the Missouri Highway/Water Patrol. Now all I […]

Real-World Gay Homecoming Queen Crowned…In Texas

Real-World Gay Homecoming Queen Crowned…In Texas

April Swartz-Larson was the first openly lesbian student to run for homecoming queen at McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas. She was also the first openly lesbian homecoming queen elected there. And no, it wasn’t a cruel practical joke. April got to stand on the football a field with the rest of her school’s homecoming […]

Crow Medicine: Exploring Spirituality with Cannabis

Crow Medicine: Exploring Spirituality with Cannabis

Birds represent the element of air and are all messengers from the Great Spirit (God). Each bird carries their own medicine or lessons to teach you that are relevant to your current life path. Regardless of spiritual beliefs, bird medicine will still come to you whether you believe in it or not. It is when […]

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

ATMs in Legal Dispensaries Shut Down, Cutting off Cash for Customers

One of the ways retail cannabis dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries have been able to operate in a country that doesn’t allow them to actually bank has been via the use of on-site ATMs, registered to their business or a neighboring business. These machines may either dispense cash directly to customers or allow them to […]