The countdown to cannabis legalization has begun. Soon many of us will be able to grow plants at home. We'll be able to leave our house carrying up to one ounce, and have eight ounces at home. It's still hard to wrap my head around these freedoms. I've spent three weekends in
The High Holy Daze: Making Cannabis Edibles As Holiday Gifts
Greater Goods Presents “Good Things Market Pop-up” Next Weekend
What’s The Story With 710, And What Does It Have To Do With Dabbing?
Women’s (Cannabis) History Deserves It’s Own Month
March is Women’s History Month, or as disgraced former President Trump once called it, “The who what now? Really? A whole month, huh?” Women’s contributions to cannabis—past and present—have been (brace yourself) overlooked, ignored, and forgotten. This is a plant that 99.5 percent of us actively seek out in its female
Give Thanks To Elvy Musikka, Legendary Cannabis Trail (And Joint) Blazer
Elvy Musikka is the stoned grandmother I always wanted, and if you meet her, you’ll feel the same. The OG cannabis activist lives in Eugene, Oregon, and she’s the definition of a firebrand. She’s also something of a rarity in this country—someone who receives cannabis from the federal government, at no
Why is 4/20 a “Cannabis Holiday”?
Happy high holy day holiday! Even the most numeric challenged mathlete among us knows that 4/20 is Stoner Christmas, Puff Puff Passover, and Kwanzaa Kush Day rolled into one special day or dispensary discounts and comically large joints. But why 4/20? What mystical connection does this number have to cannabis? Grab a mop
Drive By Truckers: Smoking Out The Set Of A Music Video
I’ve written before about how my work in the music industry often collides with my work in the wide, wide world of weed, in a service I've deemed "Backstage Budtending". Much of it involves gifting musicians and their crew with cannabis and cannabis-infused products, and sharing what I know about which products
Can A Cannabis Suppository Help Women’s Periods?
I've spent a great deal of time over the past couple of months talking with women about their uteruses and vaginas, their menstrual flow, cramping, and the use of panty liners. I've learned the intricacies of—or, at least, how to pronounce—endometriosis. Was I studying for my gynecologist exam? No, I've been
Three Dispensaries Talk The Coming Of Recreational Cannabis
THERE IS MUCH confusion, hope, and worry over how recreational cannabis will roll out in Oregon. One option being considered is licensing Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) dispensaries for recreational sales. It's a scenario with many advantages, especially because Portland is already conveniently littered with them. In some cases, there are also hidden
DIY Getting High: Making Cannabis Rosin With John “Green Bodhi” Bayes
(The original title of this piece was "He Hath Rosin", a title I still prefer.) Cannabis concentrates go by many names: shatter, wax, dabs, sweat of Freddie Mercury (no, not really). Oftentimes, concentrates are made by using butane or propane as a solvent to extract THC and terpenes from cannabis, resulting in
Did Cannabis Candies Kill 12 at Coachella? D.A.R.E Got Played And Said So
Dabcathalon: This Was A Very Bad Idea
Ah, the mighty Decathlon. The name comes from the Greek words for "10" and "feat," and Olympians from around the planet gather every four years to partake in the competition that many deem to be the greatest challenge for any elite athlete. But fuck that. We decided to undertake an athletic feat that
Can Cannabis Prevent and/or Treat COVID-19?
Cannabis Legalization Has Led To More Research Studies
For decades, cannabis research has been criminally negligent, due to backward, fear-based, repressive prohibitionist beliefs. There's a school of thought which believes this may be due in part to Big Pharmaceutical not wanting the public to have a more comprehensive understanding of a plant that you can grow yourself and might
Cannabis During COVID-19: Is It An “Essential” service?
Stoned Streaming: Nicole Atkins “Alone We’re All Together”
Nicole Atkins Nicole Atkins may not be on your radar, but should be. I first got hip to her work through her arresting backing vocals on the title track of J.D. McPherson's stellar last album "Undivided Heart And Soul" . Her own albums are super tight and tuneful, filled with sharp songwriting and her
The “Cannabis During COVID-19” Chronicles
Drive By Truckers frontmen “quarantine shows” are perfect stoned soundtracks
The Drive By Truckers have achieved a storied, decades long career filled with both critical and commercial success, and aside from some personnel changes in the early years, the constant throughout has been the magic of The Dimmer Twins - co-frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. After playing together for some
How Some Musicians Are Using Cannabis
History shows that cannabis gained widespread awareness thanks to jazz musicians from New Orleans who shared it while touring. It even spawned an entire genre of music based around cannabis, known as "Viper Jazz," named so because of the snake-like hissing sound of someone toking on a joint. Louis Armstrong
Welcome To Cannabuzz Columnist
Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited to be transitioning from newspapers to this platform. (You can read more about the history of Cannabuzz in the "About" section of the site.) I'll continue to offer wide ranging coverage of Cannabis and CBD, although there won't be much about events, or new
Positions of Presidential Candidates on Cannabis
The Black Mirror-like reality show that is our upcoming presidential election is down to two candidates for the Democratic nomination (one if you believe the national press, though with the COVID-19 crisis upending everything... all bets are off), with the eventual nominee running against the semi-sentient, rotting sack of KFC,