Aug 10, 2022

The Anti-Sport Movie: ‘North Dallas Forty’ said way more than we first thought

North Dallas Forty, released 43 years ago this month, is usually described as a “sports movie,” or as a searing indictment of the hypocrisy and greed that pervade professional football and pro sports in general. It certainly is both of those things, but it could just as easily be...
Jul 13, 2022

Greek Weed

Some things (may) never change While the States lead the way in the legalization of cannabis, other countries are slow to follow. Or are they? In the case of my other home country and tourist mega-destination, Greece, the...
Jun 29, 2022

A Great Idea: Emerald New Deal gives back

Sometimes you just know a good idea when you hear it. The Emerald New Deal, a proposed measure currently before the Oakland City Council, is just such an idea. The city’s Rules and Legislation Committee has recommended...
Jun 15, 2022

Return of the Tea Pad: Tea pads are on the way back. Wait, what?

Recent great experiences flyin’ where I’m buyin’—from the hospitality buzz of Barbary Coast Lounge in San Francisco to the ethereal calm of Riverside Wellness in Guerneville—have clarified for me now more than ever that the consumption lounge...
Jun 8, 2022

Problems and Solutions: Down with Taxes, Uplift People

On June 2, a rally was organized at the California State Capitol in response to inadequate cannabis tax reforms recently proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The event was organized by Supernova Women, an advocacy and networking group...
Jun 1, 2022

Pioneers: Dennis Peron, Pride in Prop 215

"Dennis Peron's work served a higher purpose. Through his activism and advocacy for patient access and medical cannabis legalization, Dennis was advancing human rights and compassion in society. In his activism, I remember him sharing with me...
May 25, 2022

One Million Plants: Can we learn from Thailand’s weed wisdom?

The times are truly changing. Weed will soon be abundant in Thailand. One of the scariest countries to kick back and smoke a doob in the imagination of the western adventurer has been Thailand. We may have confused...
May 11, 2022

The Apple Campus of Weed: PowerPlant Park creates jobs in Richmond

Sometimes this crazy cannibalistic cannabis industry, overrun by excise taxes, underwater in bottoming harvest pricing and awash with out of state investment, can still inspire with its potential for impact and social good. Such an example is sprouting...
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