An Adventure in Hydrating

It’s 1981 and L.A. is in a heat wave the week before Labor Day. Working retail in those days put us at ground zero of the Downtown L.A. energy from the garment district, the old financial district, to the flower mart, to the produce market and back around to the jewelry district. The Dodgers were…
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Legalized Weed Blazing New Trails For Stoner Films

Cheech and Chong. Harold and Kumar. Jay and Silent Bob. Historically, the characters in classic stoner films were portrayed as societal outcasts, delinquents and dropouts. The genre itself stems from decades-long prohibition and criminalization. It reflects a rebellious culture thumbing its nose at the man. But the times, they are a changin.’ With more than…
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The Ganja Traveler: California Travel Tips

Travel + cannabis are like peas + carrots, they simply belong together. Cannabis is a tool that opens minds, sharpens senses and magnifies experiences. The very nature of travel is to explore and expand by visiting new environments.They are undoubtedly synergistic, and complimentary. Below are tips on how to partake in this new world of…
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Female Filmmaker Sparks Conversation On Women And Weed

Filmmaker Windy Borman grew up with a negative perception of cannabis. She labeled pot smokers at school as “stoner dudes,” under-achievers who often skipped class and usually smelled like a skunk. “That ‘I don’t care’ mentality just didn’t jibe with me,” recalls the award-winning director and producer. “It wasn’t very inviting.” When she started interviewing…
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50 Strains of Green

How much do you really know about the cultivar you claim to love? Carolyn White has a reality check for cannabis consumers. The names you know for the strains you love, like Sour Diesel or OG Kush, are unsubstantiated street names for varieties that were secretly bred and traded for 50 years. And now that…
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