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Moms for Marijuana
As a longtime marijuana smoker, I have faced discrimination from family, friends, and coworkers. Weed has a bad rep, but what harm is it really causing? As a mother, I know the true benefits of this herbal remedy. Between nausea, raging hormones, and constant discomfort brought on by pregnancy, pot can be a true lifesaver during those periods. Cannabis can also lend a helping hand once you’ve regained control of your body and care for a tiny human—it keeps you relaxed.
Tom Forcade Interview
Prior to his death, Tom Forcade's wife, Gabrielle Schang-Forcade, conducted an impromptu interview with the High Times founder. This interview was featured in HiLife Magazine almost a year after his death in the September 1979 issue.
Best Pot Baked Potatoes Recipe
Potatoes are among one of the most popular categories of food: starch. According to the wise words of Samwise Gamgee, we can "boil ‘em, mash ‘em, and stick ‘em in a stew." As a starch, potatoes may not be the healthiest option to include in your diet, but they sure are tasty and versatile. They’ve even found their way into popular culture with games like Hot Potato and toys like Mr. Potato head. But what if the Hot Potato became a... Pot Potato?
Weed and Sex
Everyone seems to be fascinated with drugs and sex. The reason for this insatiable curiosity is not hard to understand; both drugs and sex can be very powerful experiences, and curiosity is high when knowledge is low. This is why marijuana supporter Laurence O. McKinney covered the topic in-depth for Head magazine. Drugs and sex have both been unbelievably sensationalized during this century. You can always explore the inside of your head for a couple of bucks, and, given the right sexual partner, anyone can be a king or a queen. Since both experiences are extraordinarily personal, you really can’t find out about them until you try them.
Cannabis Granola Recipe
Homemade treats add a pinch of unexpected sweetness into your life. With an enormous amount of chocolate, candy, and sugary goodies available at every convenience store, some may find it difficult to create a unique, healthy, and absolutely delectable snack on which to munch. In a world of Kit Kats, Snickers, and Sour Patch Kids, one homemade treat stands out among its competitors: Cannabis Granola. Or, should I say, Gramola.
Most Beautiful Marijuana Strains
With the politicization of marijuana use and the stoner comedies that permeate the media, it becomes easy to forget that cannabis is a plant. As with almost any plant, certain strains are bred to look beautiful. They come in a variety of color combinations, textures, and forms. Some are frosted and crystalline while others are not. Each unique strain comes with its own name that indicates something about its appearance and quality, as often a beautiful appearance will hint at an underlying pleasant effects. While I've recently become more of a vape pen enthusiast, I cant deny my love for these strains. Thats because these beautiful marijuana strains will not only make you feel well, but also captivate you visually with their shapes, textures, and colors.
How to Sprout Weed Seeds
Weed seeds and babies are more similar than you may think. In order to grow into productive, functioning, strong adult forms, they both need care, attention, water, food, and shelter. They must both be protected from the hardships of life that can inhibit their growth. See, I told you they weren't that different! The new weed sprout (we're talking about marijuana now) has few defenses against shocks to its system caused by imbalances in its environment.
Indie Filmmaker Adam Volerich
Adam Volerich is a NYC indie filmmaker with a slight British accent. When he's not creating films, he searches for Sasquatch and collects Blu-ray DVDs. And when he's not doing that—well—he's in the editing room making what us mere mortals perceive as visual magic. Volerich's latest film, Board, follows pot-dealing Ricky after his stash has been stolen by a shady client, which thrusts him into a hazy journey to the mystical land of Coney Island. While it is a visual adventure, it is also a tale of humanity and the everyday. The film features a soundtrack blessed by the magical fingers of Michael Cera; all I have to say is, "Dude, where's my stash?"
Top TV Shows to Watch Stoned
So you’ve lined up a relaxing evening: nothing to do but kick back, light one up and let your body melt into the suede recliner. Sounds pretty ideal, but your night can take a turn for the anxious when it comes to deciding what to cue up on the Roku. With so many options and streaming services, it’s hard to know where to begin. From the ultra-popular to the slightly obscure, let us coach you through the most important decision of your night.
Moroccan Hash Culture
In Morocco it's possible to see the Atlantic and the Mediterranean at the same time, even if you haven't sampled the local hash. There are marijuana and hashish smokers in every segment of society. Among the Muslims, for whom alcoholic beverages are forbidden by Islamic law, kings, beggars, and everyone in between, hash is a nice way to end the day. It is part of the fabric of many of these cultures. Hashish or hash, sometimes referred to as kif in northeast areas of Africa like Morocco, is the extract of compressed trichomes of cannabis know as kief. Kief has a much higher concentration of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. Processing kief is one of the steps in producing hash, and it involves heating through multiple cycles.
Hippie Lifestyle Illusion
You are a hippie. Think about it—what are hippies? People with beards and long hair who enjoy doing drugs, listening to music, and rejecting conventional values. Everyone’s experienced that before, haven’t they? Most of us have experimented with our hairstyle or facial hair and have taken a puff of pot here or there. As for “rejecting conventional values,” that sounds like today’s average young adult at some point or another.
Buying and Selling Ganja
The man was dressed from head to toe in Christian Dior and jewelry. Like Joe Namath, he used Brut hair spray, skin conditioner, cologne, deodorant, and powder. He knocked on the door and was asked to come in. The Rasta beckoned him to the candle-lit table and directed him to sit down. The man was very nervous; he had never met a Rastaman before.