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Mary Janes’ Movement

A Look at the Puffragettes Who Are Breaking the Grass Ceiling   Mary Janes: The Women of Weed has won Best Documentary at the Artemis Film Festival and the Visionary Award at the Palm Springs Cannabis Film Festival and Summit, as well as other distinctions at festivals throughout the nation.   In the classic 1980s […]

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The Three Stages of Reefer Madness

Eighty Two Years Later, the Original Stoner Movie Remains an Unlikely Hit by Eric Danville   The Birth of Reefer Madness Directed by long-forgotten French filmmaker Louis Gasnier, Reefer Madness was originally released with the title Tell Your Children in 1936, the year before the Harry J. Anslinger Marijuana Tax Act made pot illegal in the […]

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Q&A with Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, team physician for the Chicago White Sox.

Emerald Magazine: Hello, everybody. This is Shane McCormick interviewing Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph, team physician for the Chicago White Sox. Today we’re discussing sports and cannabis. Please tell me about yourself. Dr. Charles Bush-Joseph: I’m an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Chicago, and I specialize in sports medicine. I’ve been an orthopedic surgeon for almost 30 years […]

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40 YEARS IN THE GAME

Tommy Chong on Cannabis and Entertainment by Danielle Guercio You can try all you want to go viral in today’s fame game, but even millions of eyeballs can’t keep you relevant for over 40 years like actor, director and icon Tommy Chong. With the upcoming 40th anniversary of Up In Smoke swiftly approaching, and California cannabis […]

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Top Shelf Budtending

Written by Ashley Priest Social cannabis consumption is at the forefront of many conversations. These conversations have become more topical recently due to consumers inability to engage publicly. While several states have legalized cannabis for adult use, the stigma still lingers. Many states restrict cannabis use to private residences, which prohibits its consumption at major […]

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From Broadcast to Broadband

Cannabis on TV We’ve had a blooming of cannabis-oriented shows these past few years. It seems the combination of huge legalization activity across the U.S., combined with the greater freedom of expression found on the internet, cable channels and in video-on-demand (VOD), has spawned a new genre.  The path to this opening continues to be […]

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Bong Rips and Boat Trips

By  L. Andrew The paddle’s blade is placed gently into the water, as far forward as your twisting spine can reach. Then, a microsecond pause, followed by an explosive pulse of force as the spine recoils and your top hand drives the shaft of the paddle through the suddenly solid water. The blade moves less […]

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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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Cannastudio

High Definition Art   The creative world is helping to re-brand the new generation of legal cannabis, shedding the “counter” part of “counterculture.”     For the Portland-based business, Cannastudio, this means re-visualizing the cannabis plant through photography and design.   The studio showcases kaleidoscope-like designs, created by Eliav Cohen, founder and CEO of the […]

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CANNABIS AND CREATIVITY

SPARKING THE ARTS Can cannabis spark the realms of creativity? To some the answer may be obvious, but the “if” and “how” have long been debated. Some people believe that cannabis is only good for getting high. Some believe it’s a powerful medicine. Thanks to Reefer Madness, many people believe that productive members of society […]

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