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MexiCannabis Revolution

May 6th, 2017

Photo Credit: History.com   Today in Mexico, communities host military parades to honor an improbable Mexican Army victory, under General Ignacio Zaragoza’s command, against French forces at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862. While in America, Cinco de Mayo has assimilated into a party-focused holiday, celebrating (in some cases, appropriating) our country’s Mexican-American culture. However, a totally different Mexican congregation has those within the cannabis community celebrating with extra incentive this year. Just last week, with only 11 votes against and 371 votes in favor,... Read More

The Shield vs. MMJ

April 29th, 2017

As 2017’s NFL Draft closes this evening, let’s take a look at the league’s policy regarding players’ cannabis consumption. Yesterday, Commissioner Goodell – welcomed by steady boos throughout the draft, every year (sparked, perhaps, by resentment toward his ~$35 Million salary, and his catering billionaire owners over player welfare and safety) – made a public statement on marijuana use, consistent with his previous rhetoric on the issue. Goodell basically maintains that the league will remain consistent with current medical research, and continue exploring potential... Read More

SENSIble Celebrations On The High Holiday

April 21st, 2017

Most cannabis consumers and cultivators do not require additional encouragement to celebrate their favorite cash crop. Still, the community has seen 4/20 grow from codeword, to an active movement on college campuses, and into a fully international cultural phenomenon. True to the Old English etymology, April 20 has become a holy day – where masses gather to collectively light-up, while dispensaries unroll their best deals and newest products – for those involved with cannabis culture. While many ‘outsiders’ still approach the date with irreverence (even annoyance), my personal... Read More

Featuring.. the 14er Boulder!

April 7th, 2017

**Strain Highlight: Strawberry Banana**   With cannabis growth, increased demand, control and gene pool, the names we ascribe new strains greatly influences the industry’s assimilation into our popular culture. Sure, there are novelty strains – like those named for famous stoners: Willy Nelson, Bill Maher, and Snoop Dogg. And, often, it may seem like growers and dispensaries simply pull names from their head-space with a little help from their product, like a good title meant to attract a target audience. However, strains are usually named for very specific qualities breeders seek... Read More

Growing Revenue: Colorado Cannabis Taxes

March 31st, 2017

It’s that time of year; when the country pays its taxes! While not exactly Christmas, among the complication and stress many US citizens experience during this time, one thing is certain: the process involves a lot of giving. The Federal and State governments give out tax refunds, or residents give back what they owe. We pay taxes to fund and support our government. The government represents us through programs, services and benefits paid for by tax dollars. Some believe they pay too many taxes, or at too high a rate, without receiving the desired returns. This sentiment is shared by select... Read More

CBD Oil and Iowa’s Intractable Law

March 24th, 2017

Among 13 US States and Territories with some form of decriminalized cannabis, but no specific medical or recreational regulation, Iowa’s law is perhaps the most strange and counterproductive. Patients with intractable and debilitating epilepsy may possess limited amounts of plant oil extracts that are high in cannabidiol (CBD) and have virtually no delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). However, another State law prohibits cannabis cultivation and any reciprocity in its distribution, while Federal law prohibits transporting the substance across state borders. So, instead of helping, the Iowa... Read More

Irish Green: The State of Cannabis This St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2017

It was universal will introduced me to Ingula and Darren. My search for fine brew had, when I arrived in Galway earlier that day, brought me to the Salt House, with the best tap selection in town. This, and the Oslo Brewpub – further along the Salt Hill Promenade – felt like the beginning to a boom in craft beer for Galway and, as an extension, Ireland. Both locations had an engaging staff and environment, interested and approachable visitors, and genuine conversation shared across the bar and different cultures. The pair was standing at the outside drop-down bar against the Salt House wall.... Read More

BIFF, The Lazy Dog, The Farm & Friends: A Happy Hour for Community Culture

March 10th, 2017

we write: what is left     Six companies – founded on crafting products with two formerly prohibited substances (one, still, federally prohibited) – partnered, last weekend, March 2 – 5, to support the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF). This was BIFF edition 13, the Colorado Film Society’s largest event of the year. For four days, the Boulder community celebrated film and other fine arts – drawing thousands of movie enthusiasts, filmmakers, musicians and other artists – with a variety of acclaimed independent film screenings, and awards in ten categories. Saturday... Read More

From the Creator

March 3rd, 2017

Puff, puff, pay-it-forward. Change is movement.     It was a couple weeks ago – February 20, 2003 – the anniversary of my grandmother’s passing. I was ten and, now, can’t think of a moment – mom’s face in the hall, picking me up from the Curtis’s house after her workday, saying ‘Grandma (her mom) died earlier today’ – sadder, in my life. She fought cancer for eight-of-our-ten years together. I only realized she was sick when the cancer spread, treatment making her feel worse, in the last couple years. Until then, she came to birthdays, read at my school, walked us... Read More

How Cannabis Gives: Sharing Stories

February 24th, 2017

and we don’t mean, only, pass da dutchie on yah left hand side   Let us, first, finely break down some frosty nuggets..light some incense..look through the dabblers rabbling babble..   Yes, by definition, the psychoactive cannabinoid THC** and, furthermore, the physical act of smoking, may form a habit and be abused. Because.. The brain’s reward system is activated and releases a considerable dose of dopamine i.e., the stuff that makes you feel good. Here are some, other, things – with a dump of dopamine – we do, make habitual and abuse: Love Orgasm Eat Booz Other drugs** Receive... Read More