I tell the friendly camionetta1 driver that I don't need directions, and he's surprised. I smile and mime smoking a joint. Now he understands, and gives a hearty wave as he pulls back onto the highway. The folks who know Zipolite know it well. No rush on this journey. I'm high already. The few hits I took of that nice, fat salad roll2 before I left Puerto Escondido an hour … [Read more...] about Smoke, Drink and Be Naked on the Coast of Oaxaca
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While the distance between consent and approval is fleeting, there is a proportion of opinion that is not objectified. A grey area, lacking the frigid disapproval that often accompanies that conceited heir of those opposed to marijuana use. However, full support is also absent. There are those who stand on the blurred lines in the sand. Perhaps we harbor resentment for the … [Read more...] about The Blurred Lines Between Consent and Approval
We have all heard the marijuana expressions—dime bag, eyeballing it, pre-rolls, etc.—but what does it mean? What do the precise weights of marijuana—gram, ounce, kilogram, etc.—look like? How much should be spent? What is the consumption rate? Now that cannabis has become a part of the economic mainstream as a publicly traded commodity, we can stop talking in funny codes and … [Read more...] about Measuring Marijuana
It helps to have experience in the kitchen. That way, you might not dump an insane amount of marijuana into a chocolate brownie recipe. Wait, he didn’t have a recipe. He infiltrated my kitchen on a mission to totally obliterate our mind and body. And we had no idea...we were inexperienced and stupid. Junior year of college, living in a duplex that was 100-feet off campus, … [Read more...] about Edibles Bite Back
My edible days stretch, hazily back to the seeds and stems years of the 1970s, where we’d cook down an entire ounce of weak-ass weed in a couple of cubes of butter. Strictly for medicinal purposes, of course: I had tight knees, and I needed to make them buckle. Tight hips too, and I needed to make them wobble. Actually, the point was to make our bodies as buttery as the … [Read more...] about Edibles Bite Back | I’m too High, I Need to Talk
I have always thought that I will reach the end of my days without trying a penis, and until now I have fulfilled it. But I will not forget the day I ate some chocolates stuffed with marijuana; yes, shaped like a penis. Again, I tried one of the biggest rock concerts in Latin America -- Rock al Parque in Bogotá, Colombia -- with exquisite marijuana bathed in rum, but that's … [Read more...] about Edibles Bite Back | Who wants a Marijuana Penis?
Back in 2004, my roommate at engineering school thought it would be cool to make weed brownies at our on-campus apartment. Up until this point, we were semi-casual pot smokers with no experience in making or consuming edibles; we just wanted to make brownies for an upcoming Joe Satrioni concert. Neither of us were huge “Satch fans,” and the venue was non-smoking; edibles were … [Read more...] about Edibles Bite Back | A Level of Deep Body Intensity
It is difficult to think of a lyrical cliche more cringe worthy than comparing love to a drug. It’s a cardinal songwriting sin that’s been committed countless times across genres, from the mainstream to the underground. Justin Timberlake spent his 2006 reinvention, “LoveStoned;” J. Cole declared that love was the strongest drug of them all on “KOD;” and indie darlings, Die … [Read more...] about Anatomy of a Girl Blunt: How Female Lyricists Have Redefined Weed
“This book could have been longer,” writes Alex Berenson in the epilogue of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence. He’s right. For starters, he should have included endnotes. For the most part, however, Berenson clearly and vividly outlines the foundations of his controversial argument. In studies ranging in time and place from colonial … [Read more...] about Alex Berenson’s New Marijuana Book May Have Holes In Its Research