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How To Make and Use Cannabis-Infused Butter and Oil

You can buy cannabutter (cannabis cooked into butter) or oils infused with cannabis at a dispensary. Or you can make your own. These edibles can have a “greenish” or slightly bitter taste due to the chlorophyll and terpenes present in the plant matter (this can be almost completely removed by water curing). How To Decarb […]

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It’s Harvest Time! Buy Your Buds Now

Now, my friends, is the time to buy buds and other fresh material. Why, you may ask? – because October and November is harvest time for outdoor cannabis plants, at least here in California. Using Leafly.com, Weedmaps, and the websites of individual dispensaries that we have visited previously and liked, we research who has what […]

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LEAP: Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition 121 Mystic Ave. Medford, MA 02155 Phone: 781-393-6985 www.LEAP.cc I bet you didn’t know that there are law enforcement personnel who, based on their real life job experiences, want to repeal and change international drug policies and laws. Their mission statement reads as follows: “Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is an international 501(c) […]

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My Job Drove Me to Drink…and Drugs

OK, a bit of an exaggeration. Nevertheless, job-related stress did increase my consumption of alcohol from zero to a whiskey glass every time I came home from work. As I often don’t sleep well after drinking alcohol, I then turned to cannabis edibles and tinctures so that I could (hopefully) wake up fully rested before […]

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Our 4/20 Trip to Oakland and San Francisco

Old Hippie and I decided to see what was happening in Oakland and San Francisco for 4/20. First stop was the Oakland Marriott where the 2nd annual Psychedelic Science conference was being held. These are serious researchers presenting real scientific studies, not wishful thinking types of people. Sponsored in part by Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic […]

Cannabis Is Part of Our Society

Ever since Prohibition was repealed, the ongoing excuse to keep alcohol and tobacco legal (as opposed to marijuana) is because they’re “part of our society”.  Never mind the huge ongoing death toll from smoking, long-term alcohol abuse and drunk driving. Well, millions of Americans use cannabis every day too. It is also part of our […]

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Let’s Ban the Bogeyman

It’s time to get medical grade cannabis out of the bogeyman’s realm and into the hands of patients. The bogeyman in this case is comprised of the following types of beliefs: that cannabis is evil or dangerous that THC is the only useful chemical component in cannabis that pharmaceutical science with one hand tied behind […]

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The Reluctant Cannabis Patient

So, how did I get started with medical cannabis? I have asthma, PTSD, anxiety, and panic attacks. When Old Hippie and I went to a medical cannabis gathering awhile back, someone there said that smoking cannabis was good for asthma. I almost said bullshit to his face. Smoke, particulates, perfume all hurt my lungs. My […]

Old Hippie’s Wife Comes Out Of the Garden

Call me Felicity. In my teens, I knew lots of stoners who would swap stories of things that happened when they were high, and some who smoked to relax after work. I only tried weed twice. Once, sitting on the swings in a playground with my friend near dusk I had time dilation, felt like […]