The event was originally founded in New York by legalization activist Dana Beal. We now celebrate events in not only its inaugural city but also in cities across the world.
Hey there, it’s Lillie, here to rep the fun side of activism: the steps forward in cannabis access that M.O.M.s provide!
The last few years of cannabis in Canada have seen the efforts of activists paying off massively. We’re still waiting for legalization, but the recommendations for it came through on schedule. While they may not be what we end up with, the Liberal government seems to be following through with this campaign promise. That our government would admit the damage prohibition does to society is a huge win for activism.
Vancouver, BC, or Vansterdam as we affectionately call it around these parts, is a stoner’s dream to both live in and visit. That makes it a great city for Twelve High Chicks to host our M.O.M. Cup, February 24–26, 2017. You are coming to it, right?
Vancouver has an array of diverse lifestyles, but one of the common denominators is being chill; we don’t live to work, we work to live. Our landscape here — with mountains on one side and ocean on the other — is so beautiful with its beaches, rainforests, and beautiful architecture that it’s hard not to feel in awe of one’s surroundings. And our varied nightlife is full of art shows, craft beer, and alternative events.
It’s not a boring city, and there are a lot of novel things to do — particularly from a stoner’s viewpoint. Here are some stoner tips if you’re visiting Vancouver for the first time to attend the M.O.M. Cup … or are coming at any time.
Let me tell you about it.
From a Mom’s Perspective
I am Canadian mother with my MMPR (Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations) prescription for chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, and depression. Like a lot of MMPR patients, I had used marijuana for years to treat my health problems. Eventually, with the help of my doctors, I decided to give medical marijuana a try.
Being a medical cannabis patient in Canada can be frustrating these days with all the hassles of accessing cannabis legitimately and safely. Licensed Producers just don’t always cut it. So, with so many grey areas for accessing cannabis as a patient, I decided to try ordering my buds online.
I’m searching for the best Mail Order Marijuana (M.O.M.) company that Canada has to offer. Because I value discretion in a grey market, I won’t name the sites I review. I’m sure you can figure out the recreational M.O.M. sites I tried, though.
Twelve High Chicks welcomes and thanks new contributor Miss J Green for this article.
It isn’t news for cannabis consumers but it might be for mainstream professionals: your colleagues are getting baked. Not at lunchtime in their cars like a bunch of teenagers — they are professionals — but after a long week in the office, the modern professional is turning to cannabis. Executives are toking up on Friday evenings instead of suffering through whiskey hangovers on Saturday mornings. Younger professionals are coming together for BBQs and breaking out the cannabis-infused edibles for dessert.
With the 2015 Smith ruling and the Allard decision that lead to the ACMPR, qualified Canadians can now legally grow their own bud and alter it to their purposes, include dabbing. And it’s increasing in popularity in legal states and other countries too. It’s not as simple as packing a bowl or rolling a joint, though — what’s the deal with doing it right?
Given the immense amount of misinformation and propaganda out there on the subject of recreational marijuana and intelligence — from both sides — it’s necessary to give one’s head a good shake and really sift through the facts if choosing not to go completely on personal experience. But when it comes to intelligence we could all use a little more, couldn’t we? And we don’t want to give up smoking weed, right? So why not educate ourselves on how to make it work for us rather than against us?
I’ve done a lot of research on the topic and paired that with my own personal experiences to compile these “dos and don’ts” for those who use weed recreationally. Of course, people who need weed medically are best following the advice of their doctors, so this guideline is not necessarily for them.
I have been known to attempt to self-medicate my problems away. I have done ever since I was able to find someone old enough to hit the liquor store for me and I discovered that smoking pot helped me forget my problems. Now, before you shut down this article because that sentence put booze and marijuana in the same category, hear me out: when it comes to mental health, self-medicating with marijuana and alcohol are comparable.
Summer’s here, and that means long weekends, cold drinks, and, for some, weather making it too hot to smoke. So we have one of Tracy Curley’s recipes for you to make (or start making) this Cannabis Day long weekend: cannabis infused alcohol, aka cannabis tincture. Whether from a dropper under the tongue, from a spray bottle-spritz in the mouth, or from a sip of a glass, tinctures are a great way to medicate without heat either in the kitchen or from a lighter. While that lack of heat means your tincture won’t be available for July — the mixture takes a month until it’s ready — if you start now you could be sipping canna-cocktails for the August long weekend!
Twelve High Chicks thanks regular guest contributor Tracy Curley for this timely, firsthand account. We hope she, and all of our friends in Toronto, remain safe while continuing to fight for patients’ rights and access.
Toronto is still in turmoil after the Project Claudia raids on medical marijuana dispensaries. Stakeholders met this past Tuesday, June 7th, to prepare for the raids that are rumoured still to come. Meanwhile Canada waits for legalization of recreational pot to be introduced in the spring of 2017.
- O’Cannabiz — the United States of Cannabiz by Tracy Curley
- 19 and Counting … Global Marijuana March THIS Saturday! by Tracy Curley
- Legal Lies: Liberals Drop the Ball on Legalization by Opus 420
- MUFF‘n’PUFF: Twelve High Chicks Meets The MUFF Society by Tracy Curley
- Legal Weed Must Forgive Cannabis Convictions by Jay Schmoeker