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Perhaps If Brett Kavanaugh Had Been A Teenage Stoner Rather Than A Binge Drinker, He Wouldn’t Be In This Mess

The current Brett Kavanaugh fiasco reminds us of the huge chasm between alcohol and cannabis culture. What we tend to forget is that while some people drink alcohol or consume cannabis a few times a month, others get drunk or stoned to excess every day, sometimes several times per day. Those hardcore users comprise two […]

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Tommy Chong at his home, July 2018. (Image courtesy of Maria Penaloza)

Cannabis Comedy King Tommy Chong Talks Weed, Jail, And What Advice He Would Give To Jeff Sessions

The reputation of cannabis in the 1970s was one of stigma, stereotype and stagnant sciolism. Demonized by the government, the media, and anyone who opposed the political and social opinions of “stoners,” it has since taken almost half a century to chip away at this negative perception of cannabis, propagated by then-President Nixon’s prevailing war […]

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Black Market Philanthropy: How New Regulations Are Shuttering Cannabis Charities In California

As recreational cannabis users in California celebrated their new legal rights to enjoy cannabis, critically ill and financially strained patients prepared to face a new challenge: The charitable donations of free cannabis that enabled their treatment would no longer be allowed. The California cannabis industry is strongly rooted in compassionate giving, and many brands, dispensaries […]

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Up In Smoke: ‘High Maintenance’ Proves Cannabis Culture Has Moved Beyond The Stoner Archetype

Marijuana has officially broken through another cultural barrier with the episodic series High Maintenance, now screening on HBO. On the surface, this comedy-drama is a series of vignettes about getting high and maintaining said high. But more so, the show is about human beings and their odd proclivities, social structures, and the things that both […]

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The high of AlpinStash’s signature SoDoSoPa is described as relaxed and strong, settling in the front of the head. © AlpinStash

No Strain, No Pain: Feeling Overwhelmed In The Dispensary? Don’t Be. Here’s The Right Way To Choose The Right Cannabis For You

Picking the best cannabis strains is now something of a culture. An extension of cannabis culture, and yet also sharing similarities with coffee culture, strain culture focuses on the craft and mythology of each plant, its breeding and genetics. And it goes beyond cool, catchy names. With medical and recreational consumers increasingly spending more time […]

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