The cannabis-infused chocolate brownie — Special Brownies — is the most well-known edible on the planet. And while there are many variations of this classic stoner treat, this recipe is my favourite. It’s also dairy free, with optional substitutions to make it vegan too!
Twelve High Chicks thanks guest contributor Dennis Boisvert of POW420 for this article on knowing your (medical) cannabis rights in the USA. This article is experiential and should not be taken as legal advice.
This is going to be an explanation of how the US Justice System works from pull-over to deal/sentencing as seen by an advocate.
First of all you need to know your rights and how they are applied. Understand that any police officer you communicate with may not necessarily respect your rights, and may be willing to lie in court because they believe you’re “evil.” From first contact that should be in the back of your mind.
We’ve said “talk to your doctor about cannabis” before, and meant educate your GP about its benefits for salving or managing illnesses. But there are other reasons to talk to other doctors about cannabis too, even recreational use: cannabis conflicts with medications.
I came across a Tumblr post recently warning people to cop to using cannabis to anesthesiologist … so you don’t wake up during surgery. Pretty frightening since I’m facing surgery and had no idea this was even a thing — I’ve never been anaesthetized while a regular cannabis user.
Thank you to all our judges and entrants, and congratulations to the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners. What a blast, and what a selection to judge! From our online judges enjoying in the comfort of their own homes to our judges on the couches in the heated toking tent (hosting the free dab bars) a lot of cannabis was sampled and found worthy. Each year, competing M.O.M.s bring their A-game (and A-strains) and it just gets better and better.
Here’s a list (and links) to all the M.O.M. Cup 2018 winners:
Take me out to the ball game,
Take me out with the crowd;
Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack,
I don’t care if I never get back.
—Take Me Out to The Ball Game, Norworth/Von Tilzer, 1908.
Do you remember eating Cracker Jack as a kid? That box of buttery caramel popcorn with a toy at the bottom was always one of my favourites. So I recreated it in this cannabis-infused caramel pot-corn recipe one rainy afternoon when I was feeling nostalgic.
Sweet, complete, and wrapped up neat, the treats came quickly through the mail. It may not be “politically correct” to say so, but Lady Green made me fall in love with her lovely, lovely lady buds.
A Tribute to Late Activists Mary Elizabeth Woodside and Stephanie Leigh Hooker
During these last few years of writing, most of it has been opinion-based or experience-based, and most definitely from a personal place. This isn’t an article about Weed Woman or Tracy Curley but a subject that has certainly impacted my life: depression and cannabis.
Cannabis has been misunderstood until very recently. The past couple of decades have unfolded revolutionary evidence of the role cannabinoids play in our bodies. And while today’s society adapts to that notable presence, it gets criticized among its objectors and becomes more researched by its admirers.
As a society we now know that prohibiting drugs carries a host of unintended and undesirable consequences. These include an increase in demand, a guaranteed unregulated underground market, and great disrespect for police and laws. But the most glaring example of the failure of prohibition is the current opioid overdose crisis.
What’s the Problem?
This crisis, recently declared a public health emergency in the USA, has also killed many thousands of people in Canada over the past two years — mostly due to street opioids being adulterated with fentanyl. Here in British Columbia there have been over 1000 overdose deaths already this year. Politicians, health care professionals, and society in general are trying to find solutions.
I host a weekly podcast (Cannabis and Coffee with Tamarijuana) that brings experts and patients together. I have been doing this now for just over a year. And what I hear in most every conversation — be it with an advocate, activist, doctor, etc. — is worry about over-regulation. This recreational legislation by the Canadian government is still going to leave patients with gaping holes in their medical program. Patients still fear losing the plant counts and prescriptions.
Twelve High Chicks thanks guest contributor Chris Visser for this article on using CBD for anxiety.
A long time back now, I wrote an article about tackling some of my health issues with cannabis instead of pharmaceuticals. Cannabis helped mostly with arthritis and pain caused by a hormone disorder. And it helped with daily stress, which mostly kept down my anxiety. But it could also sometimes make my anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD symptoms worse.