V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
What You Need to Know
Lately, it seems like one issue has been creating more anxiety in cannabis users than both Jeff Sessions and bud rot combined. Cannabis oil vaping-related illnesses are raging across the nation like wildfire, leaving a swath of injured people and freaked-out consumers in its wake.
Marijuana plants only take between six and 10 weeks to turn around from seed to flower—it isn't called a “weed” for nothing—so there isn't really a “harvest season” to speak of. But that doesn't mean we can't pick out some good buds to help us wind down from the summer.
Essential Cannabis Listening
Imagine this: A heady session with an indica-dominant strain leaves you glued to your couch but hungry for thoughtful conversation about myriad topics within the cannabis industry, legalization efforts and more. Fire up your electronic device of choice and tune in to this selection of podcasts that cover a vast spectrum of cannabis topics.
A Necessarily Brief Guide to Lady Stoner Cinema
It’s a challenge to find onscreen depictions of strong female characters who also get blazed. So we’ve done some digging for you. Read on for synopses of the best in lady stoner-cinema.
Art and Entrepreneurship
An Interview With Two Stoned Betties
Sara Romãn and Kayla Mansfield, self-proclaimed Burqueñas and longtime best friends, are two dynamic artists and businesswomen who make more than just jewelry. Weekly Alibi recently sat down with Two Stoned Betties for an energetic conversation about Burque work and life.
The Buffet Is Open
Alternatives to Smoking
There's more than one way to crack an egg, peel an orange or skin a cat—and the same goes for getting your dose of medicinal marijuana. For some, smoking or vaping their medicine might seem too risky. For others, physical ailments might prevent them from comfortably hitting the pipe or pen. Well, to them, we say: Worry not.
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A Conversation With Pat Davis
Chairman of the Governor’s Marijuana Legalization Work Group
After several meetings and a lengthy report to the governor, the Marijuana Legalization Working Group said they were done. That’s when Weekly Alibi asked to chat with working group chairman Pat Davis.
Sustainable, Inclusive Crop
An Interview With Brad Lewis
Agriculture is big business in The Land of Enchantment, and Weekly Alibi had the pleasure to sit down with New Mexico's own Agricultural and Environmental Services Division Director Brad Lewis.
V.28 No.30 | 7/25/2019
A Cool Burn
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.
The Real Drug War
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.
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.