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The Underground – Parts 5-8: Mobility and Infiltration of Women in the Cannabis Economy

The Underground – Parts 5-8: Mobility and Infiltration of Women in the Cannabis Economy

Editor’s note: This article is a continuation of Brandie Wilson’s series, The Underground. It is a sociological analysis of the role of women in the underground cannabis economy of Humboldt County and Northern California. The first article in the series can be viewed here,   the second installment can be viewed here, the third part can […]

Let’s Talk About Real Compassion for Addicts, Please

Let’s Talk About Real Compassion for Addicts, Please

For too long in our country, the rhetoric in the War on Drugs has focused on representing drug users as the “other,” as the bad guys in this culture war. Those who preach compassion and rehabilitation and harm reduction instead of criminalization are often dismissed as “bleeding heart liberals” willing to give anyone a free […]

Recipe: Cannabis Butter Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Recipe: Cannabis Butter Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Sometimes, an infused cookie or brownie isn’t going to cut it. Perhaps you need something a little more sophisticated or something that could withstand dunking into a hot beverage on a cold day. If there’s a little ache in your bones to go with the late winter chill, chase them both away with these delicious medicated […]

Kawaii Products Review: Tasty Peach Studios and the Art of Ryan Zanfei

Kawaii Products Review: Tasty Peach Studios and the Art of Ryan Zanfei

For those not familiar with the word “kawaii,” it’s a Japanese word that means cute. This is the kind of cute that makes people squeal when they see a basket of puppies, not the kind of cute pre-teens or your mom think the guys from One Direction are. When people refer to something as kawaii, […]

Recipes: Include Hemp at Every Meal with Hemp Seed Condiments

Recipes: Include Hemp at Every Meal with Hemp Seed Condiments

Condiments are spectacular vehicles for balancing the taste and energy of various meals and dishes. Want a bit more flavor? Need a tad more salty taste? Crave just a smidge more richness? Condiments allow us to balance our food exactly as we desire. Hemp Seed Gomasio Rocket fuel, this condiment is. With roasted salt as […]

Independent Film Screening in Philadelphia Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Independent Film Screening in Philadelphia Friday, January 23rd, 2015

In an event which is free and open to the public (although donations will gladly be accepted), the Philadelphia Art Alliance is hosting a screening of three short independent films this Friday, January 23rd, 2015. The event is being put on in conjunction with the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, and it will feature both locally-made […]

Meet Fred from ‘Big Hero 6:’ Disney’s First Stoner Superhero

Meet Fred from ‘Big Hero 6:’ Disney’s First Stoner Superhero

Content Note: This article contains minor plot spoilers for the movie Big Hero 6. You’ve been warned.   Fred, whose superheo alter-ego is called Fredzilla, is the quintessential college stoner dude. He’s got long hair, a knit cap and necklace inspired by big stompy lizard monsters, an adorkable love of comic books and some questionable […]

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

European Activism: The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

It has been described as “activism with a twist,” “a great adventure” and “a sporting triumph.”  The Medical Cannabis Bike Tour is a non-profit organization riding to change the way marijuana is perceived in Europe. In November,  it handed over 100,000 Euros to fund a groundbreaking clinical study into the use of cannabinoids (THC and […]

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Lady Business: Erica Edwards, Cannabis Photographer and Reviewer

Dynamism happens. Case in point, writer, photographer, and producer Erica Edwards: proof positive that focused energy, heaped with lots of care and attention, can yield spectacular results in humanity. New York Magazine is currently featuring Erica’s cannabis strain photography, and her writing and photographs regularly appear in the Shakti Yoga Journal. Big media’s growing acceptance […]