The “O” in O.Pen may as well stand for OMG — it’s god’s gift to personal vaporizing and it’s O.utrageously good. In fact, I’m wracking my brain trying to think of a reason not to own one. What’s not to like about a device you can take to airports, churches, sporting events, concerts, county fairs, PTA meetings, malls, movies, restaurants, bowling alleys and bars and no one’s the wiser after you sneak a quick hit?
After her latest podcast featuring poteconomist Lory Kohn, Paticakes, illustrious Queen of Cannabis who reigns over Hemp Radio decreed, “Yes, we are definitely ready to start up the economy, ramp up the jobs and start ‘Made in the USA!’” If you were thinking it’s high time we unchain cannabis the commodity, too, you won’t want to miss this scintillating podcast presented in its entirety.
I broke my leg and separated my shoulder when I got hit by a car as a pedestrian last week. That’s going to be inconvenient for a while — it’s also beyond miraculous that things aren’t a zillion times worse. Could this be nature’s way of persuading me to write shorter posts? Maybe. I had the bright idea this would be a great time to test THC’s effectiveness as a healing molecule and report my findings diary-style …
I didn’t consciously let State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry license #MMRB00244 lapse. But it did. A family emergency took me away from Colorado for a month — the time it takes between a physician certifying that you’re sufficiently frail to rate a red card and the registry rubberstamping your transmutation from person to patient complete. Strangely enough, now that I’me back in The Mile High City, I haven’t felt a pressing need to renew it. In fact, I’ve resolved not to.
As the 767 carrying your faithful correspondent streaks across Greenland’s vast, desolate expanse, I’m wondering if the vibrant, decadent scene that dazzled me and everybody else back in the 70′s is still going strong under the heel of the cannabis-averse Christian Democratic Party.
After the recent crackdown on California dispensaries, many of you are concerned if similar disruptions can or will happen here in Colorado. The short answer to “can it” happen is “yes.” The longer answer to “will it” happen is that similar hostilities don’t appear imminent in Colorado … but selling medical marijuana remains the single riskiest business in America.
If you’re after a jammed out, patient-centric, goatherd/Deadhead’s take on cannaculture, Doug Fine’s Too High To Fail is the book for you. I had high hopes that a work tagged “Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution” would be served heavy on the economics. Nope, there’s just a pinch in a goats head soup consisting of outdoor outlaws, Mendocino mindset, Deadhead data, profit-sharing sheriffs, and zesty zeitgeist.
No Dispensaries Within 1,000 Feet of a School, a shocking reality show introduced in California which depicts US Attorneys “weeding out” pot businesses, has hit the road. Should you stock up while you still can?
The legalization “movement” is crying out for someone to point the staff toward the Promised Land. Someone like Dr. Martin Luther King. If herbal rights proponents hope for legalization anytime soon, they would do well to replicate the tactics of individuals and movements that persevered through tremendous struggles to win their freedom.
The cannabis gods tested our will to endure tsuris that would have shaken Winston “one damned thing after another” Churchill to the core. Did we ace these tests? Well, we got the answers right, only we exceeded the time limit — by six months. Whoops!
Approached as a groundbreaking documentary which proves that cannabis cures cancer — the word “if” appears in the title, not the content — What If Cannabis Cured Cancer falls short of the mark. That said, the DVD presents the science behind THC’s potential to treat “modern diseases” in convincing fashion.
In a nation crying for new industry, with budget shortfalls impacting every level of government, cannabis commerce is a shining star hovering on the economic horizon. Cannatax generated from cannabis commerce could provide a lifeline for embattled governments desperate to maintain vital services in the face of rising costs. Problem is, people think only PhDs can grok it. Think again.