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.
The Social Media War on Weed
Avoiding the ban
Despite the growing acceptance of marijuana across the nation (and especially in California), tech companies seem to have it out for the plant.
Cannabis Growing 101
As a cannabis grower, you determine your strains, grow out your favorite phenotypes and add whatever nutrients or lack thereof as you see fit. Use this guide as your first step before growing, so you can become the cannabis maven you were meant to be.
Smoke ’Em if You Got ’Em
Cannabis and your lungs
Light to moderate cannabis smoking has not been shown to have any lasting negative effects on the lungs.
Cannabis and Psychosis
A puzzling relationship
Cannabis probably won't cause you to develop psychosis … unless you were already prone to develop psychosis.
On cannabis and paranoia
Joshua Lee asked a few patients if they'd ever experienced the feeling of paranoia when using cannabis, and to describe it.
Here's a list of strains for the spring that make our tails wag and our eyes light up.
The rise of Cantheism
High Times published a piece profiling Chris Conrad, cannabis activist, career expert witness and founder of Cantheism, a modern religion that regards marijuana not only as a sacrament, but as an object of devotion.
Sin and Degradation
Improper storage is ruining your buds
Protect your cannabis from air and light.
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.