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Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why Do You Think They Call it Dope? A Round-Up of Colloquialisms for Cannabis

Why do you think they call it dope? There are a multitude of names for our favorite plant:  chronic, herb, indo, skunk, wacky tabacky, ganja, cheeba, salad, ‘dro, KGB, THC or OG.  Ancient Chinese, who cultivated cannabis hemp thousands of years ago, created a very simple symbol for it:  two plants hanging upside down in […]

THEATRE REVIEW:  “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

THEATRE REVIEW: “Yes Weed Can” At Second City Hollywood

“Yes Weed Can” is a musical comedy packed with big laughs and upbeat hilarious songs, but it’s not your typical stoner fare. You will leave the theater with an education in the ridiculous history of marijuana prohibition in America (and sore abs). Writers Shawn Handlon & Jaime Moyer weave hilarious historical flashbacks throughout the main […]

Screwtape Cannabis: A Letter in Support of Prohibition

Screwtape Cannabis: A Letter in Support of Prohibition

Dear Spider Mite: Thanks for your recent letter. I caution you that the reforms created by the legalization movement are growing worse than you seem to acknowledge. As your delightful mother always taught you, serving Satan is its own reward. But I assure you that failing him is not its own punishment. Visit your grandfather, […]

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

Ending the Drug War: Cannabis Reform Advocates in US Congress

If you haven’t seen the video coverage of Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) grilling the drug czar’s chief deputy Michael Botticelli at Tuesday’s House Oversight Committee Hearing on marijuana policy, you should. The lines of questioning are similar to Rep. Cohen’s questioning last year of DEA Director […]

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

Cracks In The Wall: What The Vote In Portland Maine Means For Marijuana

On Election Day 2013, voters in Maine’s largest city sent a resounding message by voting to legalize adult possession of up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana – by a massive 65%-35% margin. But while the vote was a huge win for Portland, it’s an even bigger win for the country. To understand exactly why, we must go […]