Alibi Volume 26, Number 32
August 10, 2017
Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…
ICE, elections and ART discussed
A bucket of prickly issues awaited the Albuquerque City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting. Rapid immigration enforcement, election issues and transit woes were some of the matters tackled by councilors.
Albuquerque loses Reads to Lead funding and AG Jeff Sessions says Albuquerque is ineligible for National Public Safety Partnership funds.
Expanded house majority is possible
A president’s party typically does not do well in the midterm elections.
Funny because an escalated marital argument happens to someone else.
The readers write about cannabis legalization, the quest for money and thanks.
Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23
All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).
Oddball indie comedy looks at the dangers of nostalgia and the joys of fandom
Brigsby Bear is a bit too self-conscious of the dorkiness of its main character and of the hipster profundity in his Quixote-esque quest, but the overall intent is sincere and openhearted enough to overcome the script familiarities and character tropes.
Check out the Taos Pride Film Festival or the Native Cinema Showcase; see Pulling Push Doors or Pretty in Pink.
Televised tidbits from around the dial
TV gets new stuff, including books and movies.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Just to let you know the scene
There are some damn decent musical events to be had this weekend; here’s a “choose your own adventure” for the week. Each has a different, gloriously musical outcome, of course. But it’s still up to you to make the scene, sabes?
The maelstrom needs to feel your love
Sheer Mag's Need to Feel Your Love understands and embraces the power of passion.
“The New Mexico Inquisition” fights injustice with jokes
As they sift through the hours of footage and run through the endless jokes that could be made at someone's expense, the team of “The New Mexico Inquisition” explicitly aims above the belt.
At the International Theatre Institute
Juli Hendren represents Tricklock at the World Theatre Congress.
Blake’s turns 65
Renée Chavez orders almost every item on the menu at Blake's Lotaburger.
UFC welterweight champion starts Hundred Hands Craft Coffee, Amadeo's Pizza causes confusion, Dion's experiments, State Fair green chile cheeseburger competitors announced, the Acre promises vegetarian comforts, and the Xtreme Eating Awards tells us where not to eat.
No matter where your sincerely held beliefs lie on the spectrum, the future is staring us all in the face: legalization.
Cannabis news analysis
Bipartisan New Mexico legislators this year passed legislation to expand coverage of the Compassionate Use Act, but la Tejana vetoed the measure.
Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm
It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.
Surrounded by vapes, dabs, doohickeys and whatchamacallits, the modern-day cannabis patient can quickly become confused and overwhelmed.
Dabs and vapes
Roach clips are no longer the cutting edge in cannabis technology. What's up with all the bizarre hardware you find in the display cases at dispensaries?
Ain’t just cannabidiol tears
Cannabidiol is the second most prominent compound found in cannabis, but it's the part that has the most medicinal properties.
Terpenes and cannabis
Terpenes are a class of organic compounds found in many plants and even some insects. They often have a strong odor and are thought to be produced to attract pollinators and to protect against predation by attracting predators that feed on herbivores.
21 tokes for 21 folks
Here are some suggested strains by what you’re treating.
Making medicinal marijuana chic
Here's how to make your own cannabis coconut oil at home.
Smoke Signals points the way by looking at the past
Smoke Signals details history through the lens of everyone's favorite plant.
The early history of marijuana in movies
Marijuana has been a favorite subject of filmmakers for generations, but back in the post-Jazz Era of the 1930s, marijuana was seen—by the establishment, anyway—as a deadly killer of our nation's youth.
No matter where you are, there it is
Here is a list of the state’s medical cannabis dispensaries.
Everest Apothecary was there the whole time
Icefall turns out to be one of those perfect strains for dealing with depression or general sluggishness.