V.28 No.30 | 7/25/2019
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.
Working in Cannabis
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.
Cannabis Still Won’t Kill You
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.
Touch of Glass
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.
THC vs. CBD
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.
V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
illustration by Corey Yazzie
The Best and Worst of Times
Nowhere to go but up
We're experiencing a time of high weirdness in America, and the best plan is probably just to duck and cover until that madness passes. In the mean time, let's get educated about this wonderful plant we love so much.
NM Legislative Session
Cannabis in the Roundhouse
During this year's 60-day legislative session, we saw a fair number of cannabis-related bills being considered by the state's lawmakers. A number of good bills were shot down, but plenty of important ones were passed.
Testing the Limits
Employers consider dropping the test
If you've applied for a job in the last 20 years, you've probably had the pleasure of peeing into a cup and delivering the warm receptacle to a friendly person in a lab coat. It never makes for a fun morning.
Banking on marijuana
After years of growth, the medical and recreational cannabis markets have become a major economic force in our nation, but these business owners still face the problem of finding a bank that will take their money.