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Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen’s Anti-Prohibition Cartoon Exposes Destructive War on Drugs

Stuart McMillen, a young comic artist residing in Australia, has created a lovely illustrated guide to the social impact of the War on Drugs. It cuts right to the heart of prohibition policies without requiring that the audience read paragraphs of “boring” history and political science/cultural analysis. Beautifully illustrated and succinct in its analysis of […]

NYT Best Selling Author Comes Out Of The Cannabis Closet with Green Flower Media

NYT Best Selling Author Comes Out Of The Cannabis Closet with Green Flower Media

Our friends at Green Flower Media have released a new profile video about Gay Hendricks – a New York Times Best Selling Author, successful entrepreneur, and PhD from Stanford who uses cannabis to inspire his creativity, and to help with his arthritis. This video shatters the stereotype that cannabis users are lazy & unsuccessful. Instead, […]

Mother’s High Tea Music Mix

Mother’s High Tea Music Mix

For  fun, we made up a music mix to inspire the event production hours spent creating this year’s Mother’s High Tea. Have a listen and enjoy the 3rd Biennial Mother’s High Tea music mix featuring mama songs, 50s R&B classics, bird songs for 4 & 20 Blackbirds, and songs of empowerment from famous feminine songbirds.  It’s […]

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

#ComingOutGreen Campaign: Meet Green Flower Media

Over the last few weeks, the name Green Flower Media has come up a lot (and for good reason). They are the company behind the #ComingOutGreen campaign to end the social stigma of cannabis. They have been directly endorsed and promoted by NORML. They have produced a series of Green Flower Reports such as “The […]

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

Top Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Burning

PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Alberghini Burner doesn’t only refer someone who smokes pot. The term burner has been applied to those who attend Burning Man or its related events. Burning Man is a counterculture festival that operates as a Temporary Autonomous Zone, or T.A.Z., which strives to escape the normal expectations of society in order to reconnect with […]

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Love Sonnet to Mary Jane

Mary Jane, my muse – no simple flower Bestows a light, a clear and different view When answers hide in vex’d times and dark hours, And casts fresh sight, the old told now anew.   Sweet lady love, her arms offer respite; She soothes stone shoulder at each week’s long end. High I soar – on journeys […]

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Korra from ‘Avatar’ Battles Bad Guys and PTSD

Spoiler Alert: This article contains some spoilers for The Legend of Korra, sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender. Badass lady heroes are often in short supply, and those that are depicted are often either one-dimensional or sadly in need of male rescuers. This is one of many reasons why I fell in love with Korra […]

Be Mindful: Ways to Consume Cannabis

Be Mindful: Ways to Consume Cannabis

There are a variety of ways to medicate using cannabis whether it be inhalation, oral consumption, or topical use. Each method has its own benefits and drawbacks, but the below information is a generalized guide. SMOKING: 1-3 minute onset, duration of 1 to 3 hours The most ancient and direct method of using medical cannabis; […]

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

OPINION: Millennials and the Drug War

Millennials are a generation of their own. They have been defined in about a hundred different ways from ‘entitled brats’ to ‘driven underdogs’. More members in the age bracket are living at home than ever before, likely as a result of crushing student debt and poor economic opportunities. Millennials are thought of as tech savvy, […]

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

No More War on People: I Am A Drug Policy Reformer

I am a drug policy reform advocate. Despite being a medical marijuana patient, despite founding and editing one of the first medical marijuana trade journals in the Midwest–the now defunct Midwest Cultivator— and despite the fact that cannabis has played a dramatic role in healing my PTSD, I am not a “cannabis” or “weed” activist. […]