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Ask Old Hippie: What Does An Eighth Ounce Of Weed Look Like?

Ask Old Hippie: What Does An Eighth Ounce Of Weed Look Like?

I’ve been working on a new cooking article that you’re all going to love, but I noticed a bunch of posts on /r/saplings from people concerned over whether they’re getting as much weed as they paid for. So as a public service, I thought I’d provide this photographic mini-guide to what an eighth ounce (3.5

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Ask Old Hippie: Could Marijuana Be Causing My Nausea?

Dear Old Hippie: First, I love your column! Keep it up! Now for my question: has it been shown, or is it possible for chronic marijuana use to worsen or cause nausea, perhaps as a withdrawal symptom? Back story:  I am a patient with Crohn’s disease, MMJ helps me immensely for pain and nausea, and I told my

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Ask Old Hippie: Is Medical Marijuana For Real?

Q: Isn’t it true that “Medical Marijuana” is an oxymoron at best and a joke at worst? — Skeptical In Seattle Frankly, common sense and life experience seem to agree that a “weed that gets you high” has nothing to do with medicine or healing sick people. I must admit, that was my reaction when

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Ask Old Hippie: Should I Smoke An Indica Or Sativa?

Dear Old Hippie: Now that medical marijuana strains are finding their way to people in less-enlightened states, even back alley dealers are claiming their weed to be “genuine Super Sour Diesel Sufferin’ Succotash Lazy Hazy Kush” or whatever. WTF does any of this mean to someone who just wants to know how it will make

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Ask Old Hippie: Is Marijuana Addictive?

Dear Old Hippie: Between the ages of 16 and 20 I used pot recreationally. However, I eventually abused it during that time and became dependent on it at the end of that period. Also all my friends and associates were doing the same thing. We did it constantly. We had to have it all the

Green Dragon cannabis indica tincture

Ask Old Hippie: How Do You Make Green Dragon?

Dear Old Hippie: For a while now, I’ve heard rumors about the legendary Green Dragon that can get you high anywhere without smoking, yet I’ve never heard of anyone selling it. What can you tell me about this fabulous beast? A: The Green Dragon — and his consort, The Gold Dragon — are indeed real.

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Ask Old Hippie: Why Do I Get Sick When I Get High?

From numerous questions: I threw up!…in a parking lot, while still in the car. I couldn’t handle it. I feel as though I must be one hell of a lightweight. I just took maybe 4-5 hits, and immediately after, started feeling really clammy and hot, and after a few minutes, I threw up. How could

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Ask Old Hippie: What’s The Best Strain For Me?

Dear Old Hippie: First off, thank you for all the great information you give. After two years of taking every pill on the pharmaceutical market, my doctor finally signed my paperwork to get my Medical Marijuana recommendation. I used to smoke in the past, but have not smoked any weed for at least two years now. Now that

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Ask Old Hippie: Can Military Veterans Use Medical Marijuana?

Dear Old Hippie: I am a disabled American veteran living in Arizona (which just recently passed their Medical Marijuana act). With all that I go through with the VA….are we allowed to use MMJ? I wanted to apply for my card here in AZ, but wasn’t sure if I would have repercussions from the VA. A:

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Ask Old Hippie: Why Is Marijuana Illegal, Anyway?

Dear Old Hippie, I’ve been smoking weed for awhile and always took for granted that it’s been illegal forever. Me and my buddies always assumed that it was because marijuana helps you think “outside the box”, since it certainly isn’t dangerous or unhealthy. But then I found out that it used to be legal. So

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