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My survivor story: How medical marijuana was critical in becoming cancer-free

Late in the fall of 2012, I went camping in the desert. In the morning, I trucked out to find a secluded spot to dig myself a hole to do my morning business. Afterwards, shovel in hand ready to refill the hole, I looked down at the red and brown striped candy cane poop I had produced. Beets? I did a mental scan. No, I had not...

When it comes to strains, we’re experiencing an explosion

So, you’d like a pure indica, a pure sativa, an 80/20 indica, a 60/40 sativa, a 50/50 cross, and something CBD-heavy? No problem – we have this Northern Lights at 18 percent THC, some Durban Poison at 21 percent, an Afgoo, some Lemon Skunk, and for that straight cross, it looks like we could go with Purple #1, The Ultimate, a...

Edibles: What to know for new or first-time users

Brownies, cookies, candies, cakes, sodas, energy drinks, and sweets of all kinds line the counters of local dispensaries across the state. Colorado companies large and small, are jumping into the kitchen to create a veritable smörgåsbord of confections for the cannabis connoisseur. State regulations suggest a standard adult...

A quick guide to indicas and sativas

For any marijuana user, it’s important to distinguish between indicas and sativas. Keep in mind that all people and all marijuana products are different, as is everyone’s individual reaction to them. As always, be responsible and use in moderation.

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Treating pets with cannabis

A young Golden Retriever is low energy. He’s not eating. He has cancer, and the chemo decreases his appetite.

A Calico cat is old, kind, and tired. She has hip pain and wobble-walks to the couch where she winces when she jumps to her sun spot.

A beagle cowers under a shoe pile in a hall closet every time a...

Concentrates and dabbing, demystified and explained

In the landscape of legal marijuana, a new group of products has started to saturate the scene. Marijuana concentrates – highly potent extracts of cannabinoids and terpenes that are removed from the plant material for consumption – are now easier and more cost-efficient to extract because of the accessibility to proper...

For thousands of years, geography, climate shaped original indicas, sativas

In the beginning, there was, simply, cannabis. And, if you lived in a place where it grew naturally, life was good. These were the original landrace strains, bred in nature and carrying the characteristics dictated by the environments from which they developed over thousands of years.

If you lived in the rugged,...

We’ve come a long way to get to today’s strain-o-copia

“Can I get one ounce of some Purple Bubble Cheese Dream, one Critical Tangerine Skunk Dog Widow, and an eighth of Hindu Panamanian Durban Colombian Thai Afghani Nepalese Red Gold Poison Kush?”

“No problem. Be up in a minute. Can I interest you in some of our Girl Scout Cookies cookies?”

I’m guessing that many of...

On prohibition, the states have spoken (so pipe down, Jeff Sessions)

For this week’s column, I was tempted to write a passionate piece of cannabis-fueled correspondence to Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III and call it “A Dysfunctional Love Letter to Jeff Sessions,” then ultimately thought better of it.

But on that same note, I ask this: Do you think we should respect the rights of the...

Regardless of your marijuana attitudes, more research is desperately needed

It’s been almost five years since Colorado voted to legalize cannabis. In that time, eight states (plus the District of Columbia) have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and 29 states have legalized access to medical marijuana. In fact, when you throw in CBD (the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis), only six states...

Butt wait! You might try this entry point for medicinal MJ

Blame it on the middle schooler who maintains residence in the locker room of my psyche, or the goons at every music festival who love to announce that “it’s free if you boof it.” But, whatever the reason, “butt stuff” is almost always funny to me (googling “cannabis suppositories” and quickly scanning the titles of articles...

Looking to be discreet with your MJ use? (The answer could be a vape pen)

The issue: Do you appreciate the value of discretion as it relates to new and improving ways to consume cannabis and marijuana-infused products? And how important is it to know and trust the companies that provide local dispensaries with product for...

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