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Hemp can help us move away from petroleum-based fuels

Current times bring something Bob Marley said to my mind: “Herb is the healing of a nation.” Bob, being Bob, was discussing spiritual matters, but like so many things he said, this prescient statement has implications in all realms. We stand today in America on the razor’s edge. I believe that we must change if we want to...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition – ‘Arrival’

There’s something about being high at a movie theater that the act of Netflix-and-chilling at home cannot duplicate. There’s the convenient array of snack choices (expensive, but worth it), enormous screens, the swell of music, the communal act of experiencing a story alongside a bevy of strangers. The powerful combined...

Consider cannabis for effective relief of chronic pain

I painted a self-portrait a few years ago. In the end, it looked nothing like the “me” others might recognize, but it was very instructional relative to some of the paths I’ve been down in this lifetime, especially those that have left physical injury and pain.

The final product of my Cray-Pas doodling is a group of...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘The NeverEnding Story’

Wolfgang Peterson’s “The NeverEnding Story” (1984) is one of those campy, scary, wildly imaginative films that most kids growing up in the ’90s took fanatical pleasure in watching at sleepovers. And what’s better than a combo of weed and good old-fashioned nostalgia? (Hint: Nothing).

It begins with a kid named Bastian...

You’ve grown it, but now it’s all about the cure

The 2016 harvest is in. The season now begins its high energy wrap-up as stalks come down, fan leaves get snipped and tossed, the remainder of the plant gets hung and the trimming and drying processes kick into high gear.

I remember those days fondly, from that almost comical first run of a dozen-and-a-half little...

Thank NORML as you puff, puff and pass the turkey

With discussions these days of “Pilgrims” and “Indians” inevitably leading to Columbus, genocide, dispossession and a whole bunch of other topics that do nothing positive to aid digestion, today we’re going to settle into the sweet zone and give true thanks to a group of people that all of us fans of Mary Jane can appreciate...

This is your brain on cannabis

Steven Fenster, neurobiologist and associate professor of biology at Fort Lewis College, gave a recent talk about the science behind marijuana’s effects on your brain. Following this student lecture, given as part of Animas Hall’s “Welcome to your Life” series, Fenster gave DGO the lowdown on the difference between compounds...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition: ‘Gilmore Girls’

Nobody doesn’t like “Gilmore Girls.” Firstly, it’s a series filled with more witty references to movies, art, history and politics than you could possibly understand in a lifetime. Secondly, it’s one of the most feminist TV shows of all time (almost every single lady character is an intellectual of some sort). And thirdly,...

A few tokin’ victories and a wild card president-elect

Election Day was a singularly interesting event for American politics. Donald Trump is going to be the president of these United States. Sheldon Adelson can’t be feeling too good about things after donating millions of dollars to combat the possibility of legalizations in several states. I have no idea how to...

Cannabis tourists take Colorado

This January will mark three years since Colorado’s recreational cannabis legalization. Our town’s locals imbibe on the regular, and many out-of-towners seem enthusiastic about combining the area’s natural beauty with natural, plant-based highs. But what effect has the drug had on tourism in Durango and in Colorado at large?...

Netflix & Chill - 420 Edition: ‘Brazil’

I’m recommending Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil” for election week because it’s a political satire that remains oddly prescient, but it’s also a surreal sci-fi noir presenting a dystopian future way bleaker than our own. It’s also (technically) a Christmas film, and it is universally acknowledged that starting the day after...

One constant in the homo sapien timeline: Cannabis

Perspective – it affects everything. The world feels heavy for many of us right now. Between the election and, frankly, the astounding shenanigans which have surrounded it for well over a year at this point, the war for water being played out at Standing Rock in the Dakotas, and each of our individual battles to make it...

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