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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...

Looks like Colorado will have some recreational company

The 2016 election cycle (most of which I dare not delve into for so many reasons) could turn out to be the most significant event to date in the march toward nationwide cannabis legalization. As of today, CBD oil from industrial hemp as a nutritional supplement is legal in all 50 states; exactly half of the union’s states...

Terpenes: Something you didn’t know about marijuana

I remember when I was growing Blue Cheese and the plant count in the basement went from six or so to a few dozen. I pulled into my driveway and said to myself something along the lines of, “Good Lordy Lordy, thank the stars above that both my next door neighbors are 80-plus-year-old women and our entire neighborhood is...

Cannabanoid cancer fighting remains in a dark alley

Following last week’s column on CannaBoss Rick Simpson and his belief that he has “rediscovered the cure for cancer,” we are going to travel back to the medical side of things and take a more in-depth look at what he is specifically referring to, some of the current research of and applications for the use of cannabis in the...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition -

It’s October now, and if you aren’t getting high and watching horror movies all month, you are dead to me. Just kidding. But really, what else are the weeks preceding Halloween good for? This week’s recommendation is somewhat of a cult classic, though it’s barely 10 years old. Like “Blair Witch Project,” “Paranormal Activity”...

CannaBoss: Rick Simpson, the cancer-free, cannabis crusader

Rick Simpson is a true believer. He believes that he rediscovered the cure for cancer. Science, more and more, backs him up on this assertion.

His eponymous cannabis oil, also known as RSO or Phoenix Tears, a sticky, viscous cannabis concentrate created by breaking down indica strains, measures in the range of 90...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - ‘Westworld’

If you felt like getting stoned and watching “Game of Thrones” was too intense of an experience, you might want to skip HBO’s newest big-budget stunner “Westworld.” This sci-fi Western is dark and violent and quite keen on depicting the very worst humanity has to offer. Based on a 1973 film written and directed by Michael...

Know your dabs: Shatter, wax, budder, crumble and oil

So, you want to dab? This corner of the cannabis universe is where much of the interesting innovation has settled over the past decade or so. There is a wide variety of options produced through the use of ever-evolving technology in the pursuit of greater yields, greater potency and the cleanest, purest marijuana products...

Netflix & Chill: 420 Edition - “Zootopia”

“Zootopia” is one of the best films I’ve seen about racism, prejudice and police brutality, and it illuminates those issues with talking animals. (Don’t worry, it’s not too heavy-handed to watch stoned.) The animation stars Judy Hopps, an idealistic girl bunny from rural carrot farming country who dreams of becoming a...

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