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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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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 […]

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Ever since Prohibition was repealed, the ongoing excuse to keep alcohol and tobacco legal (as opposed to marijuana) is because they’re “part of our society”.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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Using Kiva Chocolate Bars As a Standard of Measurement

Last week, Felicity and I visited SPARC in San Francisco, and one of the things we picked up there was a Kiva chocolate bar. I’ve gotten these in the past, and I really admire their quality and careful attention to detail and consistency. This time, I happened to notice a cardboard package insert with the […]

A Visit to SPARC in San Francisco

Ah, San Francisco! Origin of the 60s peace/love/acid/lids movement, and home to the most famous intersection of hippiedom, Haight-Ashbury. Felicity and I found ourselves there last week. We had gone to pick up some specialized tools for work I’m doing on our house, and meet a friend for lunch, and we thought we’d visit SPARC. […]

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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 […]