When sex advice columnist Dan Savage hosted a live version of his Savage Love podcast in Denver, Colorado, he invited a male member of the audience to go backstage, insert into his rectum a butt plug covered in THC lube, then come back out and periodically report how high he was feeling. Unfortunately, these days […]
Author Archive | Josiah Hesse
Republican Weed Warriors: Conservative Politicians Changing Their Stance On Cannabis
When Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in 2017, a shockwave of panic rippled through the newly minted legalized cannabis industry. Appointing the most anti-cannabis politician on Capitol Hill to the top law enforcement position in the country seemed to be a clear message to cannabis reform advocates and investors: Prepare to […]
Burning Bush, Burning Question: What Would Jesus Smoke?
If there’s one thing the internet is good for, it’s delivering a plethora of theories linking Jesus with weed. Though there’s no definitive evidence that JC liked to get lit, the idea is certainly a fun one to entertain. There’s a reasonably strong argument to be made that the anointing oil Jesus used when curing […]
Pot Prices Plunge: As Cannabis Legalization Spreads, The Price Continues To Plummet. What Does It Mean?
Whether it’s oil, cotton or tomatoes, every product experiences fluctuations in price that can have dire consequences for its industry — though rarely do we see an item with as unstable a price point as the modern (legal) marijuana market. When Westword first covered the legal sale of recreational marijuana in Denver back in 2014, […]