Raised in Brampton, Ontario by her birth parents, Sarah Hanlon’s background was the youngest of four siblings whom she has always considered to be her rocks. With a well structured childhood, Sarah was brought up adopting values like respect, compassion, and kindness through the loving guidance of her family. Honesty and kindness have always been Sarah’s strong suits, which is how she ultimately won the hearts of thousands of Canadians in Season 3 of Big Brother Canada.
If you believe in karma — the cosmic principle according to which each person’s deeds in a previous incarnation are rewarded or punished in the next incarnation — are involved with marijuana, and have been very good, prepare to be rewarded.
The third annual The Karma Cup, the brainchild of award winning grower and entrepreneur Sarah Sunday, is fast approaching. The event that is set to take place in Toronto, Ontario on October 22 and 23, 2016 is considered by many industry experts to be the must-attend event of the year, and Sunday makes you work for it.
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!
Life is viewed by many in many ways: as a gift, as a curse, or even as a mission. But whatever views of life one might have, in it we all have one thing in common that we deal with everyday, and that is our health. And whatever the case may be regarding one’s health, we can all agree that “good” health is important simply because without it, we may as well throw in the towel and forget about those life views altogether.
Having been raised in the mid-west, Kansas, Shona Banda’s upbringing was in a very typical, American conservative environment where cannabis is known as a highly dangerous illegal drug, and is socially and morally frowned upon. This, later in life, ultimately left Shona feeling like she was a “druggie” when she decided to treat her illness with cannabis.
Michael Balderstone, president of Australia’s HEMP (Help End Marijuana Prohibition) Party, has been involved in the hemp movement since the 1980s. He invited me down to MardiGrass in Nimbin, NSW again this year. Just after the 24th annual MardiGrass finished we sat down in the back of the Hemp Embassy and chatted.
The ruling in R v Smith made edibles legal for medical users but there are a lot of restrictions on selling them for dispensaries, so why shouldn’t patients (and their caregivers) bake their own? Twelve High Chicks thanks regular guest contributor, and baker of many goodies, Tracy Curley for this recipe for Canna-Chocolate Chip Cookies. It uses infused fats created from instructions that can be found in this post. Try ’em yourself, but remember that everyone reacts differently to edibles. Please be careful with dosage, give edibles time to work, and don’t treat your munchies with more pot-filled food!
“I think pot should be legal. I don’t smoke it, but I like the smell of it.” – Andy Warhol
As you may know, I was never keen on 4/20 celebrations being on the Vancouver Art Gallery grounds. It drove me nuts that the most prominent art institution in Vancouver had its grounds disrespected, and even worse, that they had to close their doors for the day. There are other reasons that I am glad the location is changing for 2016, but those two are big ones. Still, I already wrote that article. This one is about what happens inside the gallery, which I think is pretty awesome. And certainly lends itself to blazing beforehand.
We’re so very pleased to announce that Twelve High Chicks Magazine is now available to buy in print!
It’s been a wild ride. We’ve chosen the best articles from the website to refresh and share alongside beautiful new photography, decided on new ideas and events to cover, and found new voices that show what Twelve High Chicks is all about. This magazine has required a lot of work, a lot of heart, and a lot of pot!
With glossy, colour, cannabis-centred photo spreads featuring some of Vancouver’s most beautiful and talented alternative models; funny stories and serious articles from your favourite Twelve High Chicks writers and new contributors; and reefer-specific reviews, recipes, and more, the first volume of Twelve High Chicks Magazine fully reflects the interests of our readers through the focus of our Chicks.
As our government takes on the daunting task of legalizing marijuana, Twelve High Chicks Magazine shows the richness of the culture and community that have grown up around this wonderful plant here in Canada and around the world. Get your copy now online, if you’re in Vancouver, see our list of locations below that we’ll be adding to each day!
Welcome to Year Two of Twelve High Chicks online!
Over our winter hiatus, while we worked to bring you Twelve High Chicks Magazine in print, our design team was also hard at work here on the site. We hope you’ll be as happy with it as we are.
You’ll notice our new look isn’t just attractive, it has also improved functionality. We’ve made it easier to navigate to topics of interest with direct links to categories and main tags on the home page. And more of each post is visible before clicking, so it’s easier to find past articles that you might want to revisit or share with friends.
All twelve chicks have grown some, too. Each has improved her focus to better represent our readership and the current landscape of pot, politically and culturally. Find them on “The Chicks” page to discover what we’ll be looking into. From Corey’s growing interest in spirituality while she still rambles stoned through her forest to Lillie’s conviction that Canada will lead the way for global legalization, they’ve all got fresh ideas and enthusiasm for where pot culture and our community are going next.
Our writers — some as yet unknown, some well established here on twelvehighchicks.com — are also raring to go with new articles, interviews, opinions, and stories. You can expect new ideas and advice, research and recommendations, current events and walks down memory lane posted on Fridays at 4:20pm.
Editor’s Note: This Classic Chicks article was originally published November 10th, 2014 and is formatted for Twelve High Chicks’ year two layout. Content and intent have not been changed.
My grandmother and my great-grandmother were fixtures in my house when I was growing up. Because of their experiences living through the Great Depression I learned an important lesson at an early age, “waste not want not.” Though spoken to me almost 30 years back these words could not be any more true today, and that’s why I love vaporizers.
We can finally share: As we complete The Best of Twelve High Chicks Magazine — IN PRINT! — twelvehighchicks.com will not be posting new articles until February. But we’re not leaving you hanging: in the meantime we’ll share pics and updates on the real world happenings for the Chicks, the Happy Cats, and Weed Woman!
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