V.28 No.5 | 1/31/2019
Year of the Pig
President rants about drugs crossing the border and enumerates several of them. Marijuana isn't mentioned.
Hemp is Legal
Here come the regulations
n December of 2018, amid the holiday bustle and shutdown threats, President Donald Trump quietly legalized hemp by signing the 2018 Farm Bill.
The politics behind the Controlled Substance Act
n 1970, President Richard Nixon's tongue lolled with contentment as Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act, making a number of chemical compounds illegal. Their hands were tied. Youths all over the nation were irresponsibly using psychedelic drugs and putting themselves in harm's way. Well that's how the narrative goes, anyway.
Looking Out for Our Furry Friends
CBD for pets
CBD isn't psychoactive, so it won't make your pet high, but is it safe? Unfortunately, that question is a long way from being answered definitively. There's been little research made regarding CBD's effects on animals.
An Interview with Tim McGivern
Sacred Garden manager knows his medicine
As the general manager of Santa Fe based medical dispensary, Sacred Garden, Tim McGivern is tasked with common management skills, but also has an acute and fascinating knowledge base at his fingertips.
Waiting For the Train
To smoke or eat cannabis?
When you smoke or vape marijuana, THC enters the bloodstream through the lungs and moves on to bind with the body's endocannabinoid receptors. When you eat it, though, the THC gets metabolized by the liver before it hits the bloodstream, and what the liver does to it makes all the difference.
Cannabis and yoga
At first glance, yoga and marijuana seem made for each other: They're both commonly described as being “relaxing,” practitioners of both like to make outrageous claims about their medical efficacy and the cultures of both are rife with people who smell like patchouli. But there's an odd rift in the yoga community over whether the two should be mixed or not.
Now that hemp is legal again, you might be asking yourself how we got to such a bizarre point where criminalizing a natural resource that doesn't even get you high could seem like a reasonable act.
Whether you're suffering from cold tension or just trying to get over the winter blues, our good old buddy cannabis can cure what ails you.
It’s Nice to Feel Needed
The many uses of hemp
For the most part, we've been interested in marijuana's efficacy as a medicine or in its ability to get you high. But now that the 2018 Farm Bill has legalized hemp, we can go back to admiring the amazing physical traits of cannabis—which most of us have all but forgotten.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
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One of Us
Here's another Cannabis Manual, full of tidbits you can repeat at parties. Your friends will think you're obsessed and you'll want to shake them until they listen. Every once in an odd moon, you'll come across someone else. They'll make eye contact with you…
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A Little Personal Growth
An interview with Franci Bailey
You'll need more than a green thumb and a personal production license to start growing your own medical cannabis plants. Franci Bailey, gardener at CG, gave us some pointers on starting a successful home grow operation.
An interview with Michael Chappelear
It's been over a year since growing hemp for research was legalized in New Mexico, and the Department of Agriculture seems to finally be starting the process of introducing hemp production. Michael Chappelear, the spokesperson for the New Mexico Hemp Association, spoke with us about the subject.
Eggs in a Pan
Study says cannabis is bad for growing brains
It's common sense not to let teenagers smoke cannabis. That's because the brain isn't fully matured until around age 25 and the last thing to develop is the prefrontal cortex.
Confessions of an American Weed Eater
The nutritional side of cannabis
Generally when you hear talk of “eating” cannabis, it's concerning edibles—THC-infused goodies that will blast you to the moon if you aren't careful. Thanks to the psychotropic and medicinal values of marijuana, the plant's nutritional value has been ignored by most.