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V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
sandhill cranes

Winter Guide

Winter Guide 2018

We like our sunshine a lot here in the Land of Enchantment, but winter is a fine time as well. New Mexico boasts some excellent skiing locations and a host of top-notch cold-weather events, so don’t just bundle up and hide in front of your space heater this season. Head out to the four corners of our state in search of culture, food, sports and other entertaining activities.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
pot
Eric Williams Photography

Cannabis Manual

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…
Franci Bailey
Eric Williams Photography

Cannabis Manual

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.

Cannabis Manual

Hemp Blues

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.
Teens on weed
Corey Yazzie

Cannabis Manual

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.

Cannabis Manual

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.
Carlos N. Martinez
Eric Williams Photography

Cannabis Manual

Law of the Land

An interview with Carlos N. Martinez, Esq.

State cannabis-related business laws aren't as simple as you might have thought. Carlos N. Martinez, Esq. of Legal Solutions of New Mexico, LLC, discusses how cannabis laws affect family and business law litigation.

Cannabis Manual

Good Luck at the Races

Gubernatorial debate offers “clear” delineation

New Mexico gubernatorial candidates faced off in a televised debate, and when questioned about recreational cannabis Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham took a huge swig from her water bottle and Rep. Steve Pearce just smirked.
weed farmer
Corey Yazzie

Cannabis Manual

CBD and Synergy

An interview with Paul Thacher

Paul Thacher is a botanist and supplement broker who has been involved in the CBD and cannabis industry since the '70s. We asked him to help us better understand the darling of cannabis media: CBD.

Cannabis Manual

Remedial Math

The hunt for THC

It's way easier to come up with a list of funny names for good weed than it is to quantify what good weed is. It should be easy. THC gets you high, so you want to see bigger THC numbers, right?
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018

Cannabis Manual

Writing On the Wall

An interview with Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil

Associate Professor Dr. Jacob Miguel Vigil of UNM tells us about the hurdles facing cannabis research and the Medical Cannabis Research Fund.

Cannabis Manual

Rewriting the Trauma Story

An interview with Dr. Florian Birkmayer

27,424 patients enrolled in the Medical Cannabis Program in June were suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We sat down with Dr. Florian Birkmayer to get a better understanding.

Cannabis Manual

Therapeutic Levels

An interview with extractor Alejandro Garcia

Weekly Alibi sat down with the Everest Apothecary's extractor Alejandro Garcia and picked his brain about concentrates.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017

Winter Guide

Winter Guide 2017

What’s happenin’ and hoppin’ across N.M.

Being the dedicated readers that you are, you know that within the metro area of N.M. there are literally hundreds of events going on each week, but we wanted to share all the holiday and winter-related events that are happening across the state. From north to south and east to west, we scoured through the towns of our great state.
V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017

Zozobra

Reader’s Remorse

Regrets to feed Mr. Gloom

Readers wrote in with their regrets, to be burned with Mr. Gloom.