Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa “Mamakind” Kirkman Responds to Criticism Regarding Vaporizing in Class

Lisa Kirkman, aka “Mamakind”, SKUNK Magazine‘s resident sex and marijuana columnist recently made headlines when her battle with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) about the ability to vaporize marijuana in class created controversy. Many critics suggested the ordeal was a publicity stunt and she didn’t really need to vaporize in class. Below is Kirkman’s […]

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

Reflections On 420: What Will My Friends Think Of The Facebook Photos?

I had a little freak-out this morning. It’s something that marijuana reform advocates go through from time to time, and no, it’s not weed paranoia. It’s something much deeper, and it’s something I need to talk about. In the aftermath of a great 4/20 festival where I was one of many speakers, my facebook newsfeed […]

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Diane Fornbacher’s Five Beauty Essentials

Virgin Coconut Oil The only ingredient is simply coconut oil and I am totally okay with that. Not only do I not mind smelling like a breezy beach drink, but I revel in it! I get mine in a jar from the local Asian grocery mart ($3 for 17 oz!) but you can find it […]

What Are Big Girls Made Of?

What Are Big Girls Made Of?

Written by Marge Piercy The construction of a woman: a woman is not made of flesh of bone and sinew belly and breasts, elbows and liver and toe. She is manufactured like a sports sedan. She is retooled, refitted and redesigned every decade. Cecile had been seduction itself in college. She wriggled through bars like a […]

Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry Bar

Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry Bar

Chocolate and cannabis are perfect partners, and it is easy to see why the Kiva Dark Chocolate Blackberry bar won the “Best Edible” competition at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles. Let’s start with the packaging. Kiva Confectioners use recycled paper and soy ink, giving confidence to consumers the treat inside is […]

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

Hey TSA! My Nipples Are NOT Weapons of Mass Destruction!

In 2013 America, the airport should be the last place I would expect to be sexually assaulted. But I was, and it happens every day. What’s worse is the perpetrators almost always go unchecked and unpunished. How do these violations can take place in public? Easy, these heinous acts are being performed by TSA agents, […]

This 4/20, Stand Up For Freedom

This 4/20, Stand Up For Freedom

PHOTO: George Eastman House, circa 1910 Thousands of people across the country are gathering today to celebrate 4/20. Whether we are students or teachers, parents or patients, slackers or professionals, there’s one very important thing we all have in common: We all believe in freedom. And we can all fight for freedom. If you aren’t […]

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Eddy Lepp- I Am Serving Ten Years in Prison for Growing Medical Marijuana

THE WAR ISN’T OVER: Eddy Lepp- I Am Serving Ten Years in Prison for Growing Medical Marijuana

Editor’s Note: I met Eddy Lepp for the first time while writing about him for SKUNK Magazine in 2010.  I visited Eddy in Federal prison in my hometown of Lompoc, CA. When I showed up at the prison I was directed to the Medium Security Facility and the Federal Prison Camp. I signed both log […]