Culture

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

Let’s Talk about Drugs: A Letter to Future Offspring

To my dearest children Wilhelm and/or Lyra, (Yes, your names were determined prior to the remote possibility of your conception.) Let’s have a serious talk – one of the rare conversations that may leave you squirming in slight discomfort yet which are crucial for us to have. As you enter adolescence, you’ll likely encounter youth […]

Poem: Ode to Mama

Poem: Ode to Mama

She was the cool hand on a delirious, feverish child’s forehead The soothing singsong voice of love without words Mama, mama, mama… Yes, she was a mama But once she was a little girl as well Skipping barefoot through a path in the jungle Plucking papaya from up on high Laughing through poverty with her […]

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

The Underlying Feminist Symbolism in ‘Ex Machina’

A most glorious Tuesday, with a highly anticipated film, half-price tickets, an assortment of munchies, and wonderful company – all while stoned out of my mind. I pass through the doors into the darkness of the theatre, not knowing quite what to expect yet looking forward to it all the same, by virtue of the […]

National Cannabis Industry Association “Cannabis Carnival II” in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo

National Cannabis Industry Association “Cannabis Carnival II” in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo

There are certainly ​a lot of  firsts in the cannabis industry these days. When NCIA staff kicked off our 1st annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last summer, and held the 1st Cannabis Carnival benefit concert, I don’t think we realized that people would be talking about both all the way through the next year. ​And we’re […]

RECIPE: Savory Dandelion Flowers, Catmint, Yarrow and Chive Fritters

RECIPE: Savory Dandelion Flowers, Catmint, Yarrow and Chive Fritters

This wonderful seasonal recipe comes to us from Maury Grimm who hails from the beautiful La Jara, Colorado. Maury posts the best natural and forage-accessible recipes on her personal social media as well as at Nature’s Table. More about Maury and her philosophies on great ingredients and health: “In the mid-70’s, I began writing about […]

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 […]