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Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

Scissor Sisters: Running The Best All-Girl Trim Crew In Northern California

by Amanda Bushwacker It’s that time of year again, when migrant farm workers everywhere prepare for the annual marijuana harvest. You may think of us day-laborers as hippies, entitled rich kids who gave up on college sophomore year to slum around the Emerald Triangle trying to earn cash to supply our nag champa and organic […]

Teenagers: The Medical Marijuana Patients You Don’t Hear About

Teenagers: The Medical Marijuana Patients You Don’t Hear About

by Julia Peterson Right after college I started working at a medical marijuana doctor’s office in San Francisco’s SOMA district. I did patient intakes, where I asked intrusive questions to strangers about their medical histories, their medical records, and why they wanted to use medical marijuana. I met elderly people with chronic pain and veterans with […]

Smoke Pot, Lose Weight?

Smoke Pot, Lose Weight?

In 2005, a team of medical researchers at the University of Florida published a small study which seemed to turn cannabis science on its head. Examining the charts of female adults who had been referred for obesity/weight management over a 12-month period, they found a clear inverse correlation between Body Mass Index (BMI, a common measure of […]

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Reality Check On Marijuana Moms Media Coverage

Recently, there has been a confounding media frenzy on the sensationalized phenomenon of “marijuana moms,” women who smoke cannabis to get through the stress of being a parent. The comparison is a familiar one, of “mother’s little helpers,” blatant references to 1960s housewives who would take a Valium or a Quaalude to ease the burden […]

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

How And Why You Should Talk To Strangers About Marijuana

Sometimes I get really sick of talking about pot, but then I remember why I need to. I have been immersed in the marijuana world for awhile now and it is easy for me to feel like all the things I know about marijuana are common knowledge; it wasn’t illegal until 1937, it cannot kill […]

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

Kiki Rosemaria’s Raw Vegan Chocolate-Cinnamon Truffles (Naturally Sugar Free!)

My cousin and I like to affectionately refer to these goodies as “PMS balls.” They have just the right chocolate punch but none of the over-sugared, processed guilt you get from eating a candy bar. Plus, they are easy to whip together and are really great after-dinner palette cleansers. Ingredients: 3 ounces raw cacao powder 1/3 cup […]

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

Humboldt Kannabis Candy Vanilla Kush Apple Pie

“The Original OG”, the “Mecca of Cannabis,” and “The True Garden of Eden” are names that refer to one place I mention in my book— The Emerald Triangle. I was invited to this historic place last year for the Emerald Cup, which turned out to be a life-changing experience for me. Leaving my rugged mountain home with my […]

Could They Be Saved?

Could They Be Saved?

I must confess to a sense of profound discomfort. The feeling began as soon as I heard of Angelina Jolie’s decision to have both her breasts removed as a preventive mastectomy, and has increased up until this very moment. I knew I had to write about this urgent public health issue, but every possible commentary […]

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

Cabinet Urges Obama To Respect Voters and Allow Taxation and Regulation of Marijuana

PHOTO: Jill Stein. Text provided by Green Shadow Cabinet Today, the Green Shadow Cabinet sent President Obama and others in the administration a report that recommends the federal government respect democracy and federalism by allowing implementation of laws that would regulate and tax marijuana in Washington and Colorado, as well as laws in 18 states and the District of Columbia that allow […]