Alibi Volume 28, Number 30
July 25, 2019
News & Opinion
SWOP: A garden by the base and an ear to the ground
Weekly Alibi chats with Juan Reynosa of SouthWest Organizing Project about the KAFB fuel spill, its effect on the land and community, as well as the long range mission of SWOP and other community organizations when it comes to defending us all.
A federal judge ruled that an Albuquerque ordinance limiting panhandling on city streets is unconstitutional; bus drivers began training for the Albuquerque Rapid Transit; a new poll found that less than half of New Mexico voters approve of the governor's job performance.
Funny because Satanic Spider-Man webs someone else.
Film & TV
Musical documentary ponders the inspirational power of love
It’s the simple idea of two people finding one another and loving each other through time and tide that gives Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love its deepest, most heartfelt impact.
It's time for the Madrid Film Festival and the 48 Hour Film Project as the ABQ Jewish Film Festival ends with The Mamboniks. Learn how to register for the state's film incentive program.
News from San Diego Comic Con
The San Diego Comic Con hit California this past weekend, delivering the biggest annual celebration of pop cultural entertainment in the world. In addition to the convocation of cool comic book creators, movie and TV studios showed up in force, bragging about all their upcoming releases. Here are just a few of the highlights.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Mysterious band has something cooking
We chat with the gratuitously greasy yet gorgeously gritty Mac Sabbath—again!
Graceland in Albuquerque
Graceland Superjam will be a special show featuring 14 musicians performing the Paul Simon album Graceland from start to finish.
Arts & Lit
A Conversation with ArtStreet Program Coordinator Barbara Jensen
Weekly Alibi sat down with Barbara Jensen to talk about the approach she brings to coordinating ArtStreet, the trauma of homelessness and role that ArtStreet has in providing healthcare for the homeless.
New poetry by Chelsea Bunn
Chelsea Bunn’s book of poetry Forgiveness takes its title from its eleventh poem, which delivers a surprisingly entertaining expose of an experience at a therapist’s office working on self-forgiveness. There is a story and an arc to this book of poetry.
Check out Goats and Sheep: A Portrait Farm, THAT MOUNTAIN OVER THERE (NOW I SEE HER) and International Tiger Day.
Safe House Distilling Co. is raising the bar for craft liqour
We’ll one day look back at their humble start and remember when Safe House Distilling Co. were one of this city’s craft liquor pioneers, and to see how much it’s grown since then. Get in on the ground floor, because you don’t want to be the last one of your friends to hit this spot.
Explora’s wine education makes for unique event
Explora Adult Night event "Science of Wine" is your chance to enjoy an adults-only tour, tasting not just the processes that go into making wine, but the essentials of its chemical composition, the structure of the wine itself and other fun factoids.
FDA faces pressure from all sides
Debate over CBD is heats up in FDA tug-of-war; Department of Health held public hearing over plant limits; Candyland is perfect for those suffering from depression and fatigue, but might be a bit much for those prone to paranoia or anxiety.
How to elevate your summer
Summer has once again slouched toward Albuquerque, leaving puddles of sweat in its wake. You’ll never need cannabis more than during these sloppy, slick days.
Cannabis and opioids
Every year, we find ourselves holding our breath as lawmakers decide the fates of legalization bills. There are some very rich, very corrupt people out there who will fight tooth and nail to keep you or your neighbors from giving the competition a foothold.
THC in pro athletics
Days after retiring from pro football, former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long revealed that he’d regularly used cannabis over the course of his athletic career.
The real indica and sativa
I’d always assumed there was a database somewhere that traced each strain back to its original home or something. Apparently not. The reality is that when we refer to strains as “indica” or “sativa,” those labels have a lot more to do with marketing than they do with genetic lineage.
A primer on industry employment
One of the most common questions we are asked about the New Mexico Cannabis Program is how one goes about getting a job in the field, so we talked with the founder and owner of Cannabis NM Staffing, Shanon Jaramillo, about opportunities and requirements in the growing market of cannabis employment.
The colors of marijuana
At this point, marijuana is inexorably connected to the color green. But in reality, cannabis flower comes in a rainbow of colors. Red, white, orange, purple, black—these hues don’t merely make for prettier buds. They can also indicate the phytochemical makeup of a strain and might even imply associated health benefits.
Here are some of our favorite strains that can help you survive the heat.
FDA regulation of CBD inches forward
A majority of Americans want cannabidiol aka CBD made available as an over-the-counter drug but authorities say that their enthusiasm to rush approval through could be misplaced.
Sensationalist stories fizzle
The Drug Enforcement Agency continues to maintain that there have been no reported instances of cannabis-caused deaths.
Stoners have been enjoying cinema tailored specifically to their needs and interests for decades. There’s no time like summer to enjoy a marijuana movie marathon, so lock yourself in, get some popcorn jumping, load a fat bowl and check out our favorite reefer flicks.
An interview with Kale Beck
Pipes, bongs, chillums—smokers love glass. It’s collectible, nice to look at and useful besides. Weekly Alibi spoke with glassblower Kale Beck about his unique job.
An interview with Chris S. Duvall
UNM Professor Chris S. Duvall's book The African Roots of Marijuana dives into some of the least understood, most uncomfortable aspects of the plant’s history. We spoke with him about the gaps in our understanding of cannabis history and the ways that well-meaning idealism can lead to misrepresentation of reality.
Study finds more health benefits in THC
If you want to hear some honest-to-goodness, red-faced, Bible-thumping proselytizing, visit the next cannabis event you come across and tell someone you’ve never heard of CBD.