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
Read about the role Marijuana plays on popular culture, mass media and public opinion, as Mary Jane gets redefined.
Succeeded in bringing a pair of pre-rolled joints into a Grateful Dead show at Wrigley Field, but not without the usual stress. Besides worrying about security, the J's would get crushed, lost, or wet. A total inconvenience. This thought crossed my mind: There has to be a better way to carry & conceal cannabis... After lighting up at the concert, a light bulb went … [Read more...] about The ViceRays Moment
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
Fifteen years ago, cannabis was a great way to get kicked OUT of college. Fast-forward a decade-and-a-half, and majoring in marijuana is no longer a joke. Trade-schools and universities are beginning to offer courses, certificates, and entire degree programs dedicated to cannabis. With more and more cannabis jobs becoming available, the need for educated professionals is higher … [Read more...] about Herbal Education: Now the Kids Know Where to Go to College
The best stories are believable; heartfelt and convincing. True or not, a great story makes an emotional connection, and guides the reader on a journey. Some have lasting effects, such as prompting a change in behavior. As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, so too do great stories and new trends that support the cause. Among the newest trends taking pot-friendly … [Read more...] about Micro-Dosing at Work is Micro-Productive
It has been 79 years since the Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937. Recent decades have shown some progress, and finally the facade of prohibition is starting to fall apart. The Canadian legalization process took decades, but was ultimately successful, and recent rulings in Mexico have opened up the road to nation-wide legalization. Success in the United States has mostly … [Read more...] about The Emerald Circle – “It’s not what we do, it’s why we do it.”
Traveling through different states and different countries, lots of things change. Aside from landscapes, cultural attitudes, and climates, laws change as well. It is important to be aware of these laws and attitudes, especially as one who uses cannabis. What might be perfectly legal in one area could get you in legal trouble in the next. Questions like, “is it worth it to … [Read more...] about Seedy Times: Trying to Score Weed in Ensenada, Mexico
Take a moment to think of all the people you know. Think about their habits, how they live and what they settle for in life. Have you noticed that the really heavy pot smokers, the ones who smoke every single day, don’t really have a whole lot? These are the people who have been afflicted with the pot perception. The pot perception is a distorted view of the world and how … [Read more...] about The Pot Perception: Choosing Failure
September 7, 2018, 40 miles outside of Phoenix, Arizona. My back tire goes flat. As I scanned the area, all I could see were the cars and semi-trucks whirring past me at 80 miles per hour. Ahead, there was what looked like a bridge. It was one of the longest walks I’d ever experienced. It took me roughly 45 minutes to push my bike to the bridge, which was maybe one mile … [Read more...] about How Cannabis Helped Me Bike Across America
One is either in the Joe Rogan or Ben Shapiro camp when it comes to the issue of marijuana. And I mean on every aspect of the marijuana debate; it may be a more black or white conversation than American politics. Where are the individuals who are in grey? Marijuana is either a gift from Zion itself, or is cultivated by Beelzebub. I am sure there is an existing marijuana … [Read more...] about The Ganja Gap: Where Is The Marijuana Middle Ground?