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Crafting Freedom

Roach likely came from the cannabis lyrics added to the old Spanish/ Mexican folk song “La Cucaracha,” the cockroach. 1920s and 30s: Harlem Renaissance/ Jazz Age. 1940s: Zoot Suit Riots. 1950s: Beat Generation. One thing all these have in common is resistance to persecution fueled by cannabis. Both the oppression and the defiance had cannabis […]

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Major League Baseball

America’s Stoner Pastime Shhh… This is just between us, OK? America’s family-friendly, national pastime gives Major League players a free pass to light up whenever they wish. Baseball is the unspoken hash Heaven of professional sports, but there’s a dark side too. Turns out, professional baseball enforces a kind of class system, not just with […]

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Beautiful & Biodynamic Flowers At Full Circle Pharm

Looking for “absolutely GORGEOUS flowers” for Valentine’s Day? Cannabis flowers, that is? Full Circle Pharm in Potter Valley, California has just what you need. That’s according to Eli Melrod, owner of Solful dispensary in Sebastopol where you can buy Full Circle’s Blueberry Muffin, Dragonfruit and KC-36. This gem of a biodynamic farm came through the […]

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Up in Flames

Is the Federal Government More Destructive than Wildfires? In the federal government’s latest failure to protect citizens, the wildfire devastation is compounded by the desolation of no access to disaster relief, banking services, loans or mainstream crop insurance.   Picture this: you are a small-scale cannabis farmer in Mendocino, Sonoma, or Napa County, California. You’ve […]

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High on L’Chaim

A flashing sense of humor, ocean-deep knowledge of Hasidic thought, and a far-ranging, anarchic mind describe the writing style of Yoseph Leib, author of “Cannabis Chassidis: The Ancient and Emerging Torah of Drugs (A Memoir).”   Raised Hasidic in Brooklyn, New York, and most at home at Rainbow Gatherings and jam band concerts, Leib restlessly […]

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The Healing Blessings of Near-Death Experiences

In the wide world of healing, nothing is more powerfully transformative than the Near-Death Experience.   Have you ever had or been curious about Near-Death Experiences (NDEs)? If so, you might want to know about the recently released book, “The Transformative Power of Near-Death Experiences: How the Messages of NDEs Positively Impact the World.” Author/editors […]

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Are You a Viper?

Jazz- Soaked Cannabis Slang from the 20s and 30s “Everything will seem so funny. Darkest days will seem so sunny. That feeling will arrive when you smoke that killin’ jive.” — Cats and the Fiddles’ Killin’ Jive   Viper, tea, reefer, gage, nickel, weeds, roach, muggles. These terms from the 1920s and 30s confirm that […]

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Mary Jane, Where Are You?

 “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary” is soon to be released for general distribution.   Looking for fashion inspiration? If your tastes turn toward the outrageous, look no further than the Humboldt made film, “Mary Jane: A Musical Potumentary,” where classic hippie, corporate button-down, heavy metal, reggae-flavored, Earth Mama, even Bollywood styles come together.   The […]

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High Art 1967-Style

How a Lifelong Love of Cannabis Began with Two Record Albums and Nature’s Artistry This month marks my 50th anniversary enjoying cannabis. To celebrate these landmarks, I’ve gone back in time, hoping to give readers some sense of how far we have come since 1967. Of course, my memories are specific to one place and […]

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Hops and Cannabis, Close Cousins

No other plant is as closely related to cannabis as hops. The two are the only economically important members of the botanical family — called the cannabaceae — which contain 270 aromatic species in all (Encyclopaedia Britannica). While cannabis has been bred for a wide variety of uses, from low THC hemp to the dankest […]

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