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Poetry: Freedom (From the Eyes of a Domestic Abuse Survivor)

Poetry: Freedom (From the Eyes of a Domestic Abuse Survivor)

What does Freedom look like for a survivor of Domestic Abuse? Freedom is stopping to grab a coffee on the way home from work whenever I want. Freedom is spending as much as I need to at the grocery store to make sure my family is fed well. Freedom is going out in public without […]

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

One Parenting Rule EVERY Family Should Follow

Trigger warning: This article discusses child death (via hyperthermia). After a long, hard winter, spring is finally here. With the rising temperatures, however, an insidious risk also creeps back into the lives of those who care for small children. Every summer, the horror stories trickle in from across the country: tales of silent or sleeping […]

Dabbin’ Dames: A Lady’s Guide to BHO and Vaporizing Cannabis Concentrates

Dabbin’ Dames: A Lady’s Guide to BHO and Vaporizing Cannabis Concentrates

PHOTO: OG Kush by Andy Haggis Disclaimer: This article assumes that cannabis users enjoying BHO/concentrates are doing so safely. This means using concentrates made from high-quality, organic flower with no residual solvent or contaminant present. Vera recommends having at least one lab analysis available for any oil-maker whose product you are considering. The author, an oil-maker, […]

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

Signs You Might Be A Pot Mom Activist

PHOTO CREDIT: Sabrina Fendrick/NORML • You don’t have a sitter for 420 festivities while working at the High Times Cannabis Cup for the NORML Women’s Alliance booth because the one you found got entered into the extract competition that same weekend. • There are no clean shirts in the dresser except manly square cut promo cannabis leaf t-shirts […]

New Rules for Cannabis in Colorado – a Bane or a Boon?

New Rules for Cannabis in Colorado – a Bane or a Boon?

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine The Marijuana Enforcement Division of Colorado has released a new set of permanent rules governing the nascent cannabis industry in that state.  In response to a recent article that appeared in the Denver Westword Blog, some have been quick to criticize these guidelines, implying that they’re effectively banning solvent-based extracts, or […]

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Police Not Required To Protect And Serve When Small Amount Of Marijuana Is Present

Martha Little* came home late one frigid January night to a dark home and found her kitchen door had been kicked in. She lived alone, and this was the third break-in. The first two had been reported to the police, and although she had been out late celebrating her brother’s birthday, she removed anything related […]