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Not Going to a 420 Festival? Watch a Marijuana Movie Instead

Not Going to a 420 Festival? Watch a Marijuana Movie Instead

There are lots of ways to celebrate 4/20. If you’re not going to a festival or rally but still want to do something 420-ish today, here’s a list of widely varied marijuana movies to check out. From silly to serious, and from popular classics to indie gems, there’s a little something-something for everyone here. So snuggle […]

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

Fixin’ Stupid: The War on Weed 2.0

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.                                                        -Bertrand Russell What is it about Marijuana that is worth […]

What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

What Marijuana Prohibition Is Really Costing Us: An Illustrated Infographic to Share With Family, Friends, and Prohibitionists

Every year, the federal government spends $20 billion on marijuana prohibition — money that is mostly directed at arresting and incarcerating individuals with small personal amounts of marijuana. This means instead of hiring new teachers, creating new libraries or improving national road systems, the United States is allocating its vital resources toward the prevention of […]

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

Lady Business: Ruby Cup’s Real Menstrual Activism

IMAGE: Ruby Cup founders Veronica d’Souza, Maxie Matthiesen and Julie Weigaard-Kjaer Recently, I wrote about how women experiencing their cycles should at least consider switching from cotton-based products like tampons to re-useable menstrual cups. Beyond the health and financial implications of not using tampons (reduced risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome and less ongoing/monthly expense), there are […]

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Grow Your Own, Part 3: Building a Grow Cabinet

Click here for Part 1 (Starting a Garden) Click here for Part 2 (Designing a Grow Cabinet) Following cabinet design and frame construction, the third article in this series will demonstrate how to put the sides, roof and doors on the cabinet as well as the painting, which could be easily completed by two people in one […]