Hello! Hello! Thank you for reading the debut of Thoughts From the Head Shop. My name is Crystle Slavy. I am a cannabis enthusiast/medical cardholder, as well as a writer, and an artist. For the past six years, I have worked at a premier smoke shop in Rochester, New York. The shop has been in business since the late 1970s, and is the “go-to” place in the city for all … [Read more...] about Thoughts From the Head Shop
A collection of reviews, interviews, news, and commentary on movies and T.V., with a 420-friendly twist.
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
Back in the late 1960s and early 1970s, smoking pot was like being part of a brotherhood. Peace and love were the cornerstone of the cultural movement. Young boys were forced to fight in a war they didn’t support, and getting high was a part of rebelling. For some, it was a way to rebel against social issues and repression. For others, it was a way to help them navigate … [Read more...] about 420: Behind the Cultural Movement
“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
If you ever imagined how the future of marijuana dispensaries might look, a new marijuana superstore in Las Vegas, Planet 13, may offer a glimpse into what is to come. This marijuana dispensary, which bills itself as the largest in the world, doubles as an entertainment complex with hi-tech interactive technologies. Planet 13 is starkly different from the drab marijuana … [Read more...] about Planet 13, Las Vegas’ Cannabis Superstore
It’s easy to learn how to roll a joint or pack a bowl, but making pot infused edibles is probably more difficult, and definitely more time consuming. Edibles are still a bit of a mystery, even to experienced cannabis users. Most people have heard a story about “space cakes” or “hash brownies.” The field is opening up to include candy and sweets, infused oil, and pastry. … [Read more...] about How to Make Cannabutter