Budtender Spotlight: La Mota

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris La Mota celebrates women in weed every day because the CEO Rosa Cazares supports a female dynamic within the cannabis industry by helping women grow within her company. Cazare believes femme represention is important for women to know that there is space for them within the industry. La Mota …

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Connecting w/ Cannabis: Women’s Sexual Health and Wellness

written and photographed by Dana Sparks On any given day, Kass Traieh, 23, balances attending the University of Oregon and working part-time as a bartender. She just recently moved away from her childhood friends and family in southern California to buy a home in the Pacific Northwest and get her degree in human physiology.  Unsurprisingly, …

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High Recommendations

written and photographed by Emma Routley I had never heard of Kush mascara until I was standing in line at Sephora and saw Milk’s Kush Mascara in the travel-sized items section. Interest peaked by both the name and the silver packaging, I picked it up on my way to the register. This mascara has a …

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Intersectional Relief

written by Guthrie Stafford, photographed by Connor Cox As legalization sweeps the nation it becomes easier and easier to take the medicinal qualities of cannabis for granted. And yet, this progress is only possible because people with disabilities have fought tirelessly for the right to relief from mental and physical pain. I sat down with …

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Revolutionary Weed Queenz of 2019

written by Madie Eidam When looking into the evolution of cannabis culture over generations, it’s essential to acknowledge a powerful undercurrent in this growing wave. America’s war on drugs and the racialization of ‘marijuana’ has effectively stunted real growth in the development and diversification of cannabis since its introduction to the colonies in the 1600’s. …

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What’s Up with Vapes?

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau Cannabis vape pens, nicotine vape oil and nicotine vape pens have been around for less than 10 years, and there has been little research on the safety of inhaling these products. Recently, vaping has caused a lot of fuss within the cannabis industry. Patients have reported variations …

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Scars of Prohibition

written by Guthrie Stafford Six years after legalization in Oregon, social perceptions of cannabis users are starting to evolve. From toking podcasters to weed-infused weddings, cannabis is shedding the reputation of Reefer Madness and assuming a more nonchalant attire in the public eye. Yet the scars of old prohibitions run deep, and while popular culture …

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CBD for Dummies

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau There has been a lot of buzz surrounding cannabidiol, or CBD, and while the FDA still restricts its use in food and beauty products, hundreds of new products have begun popping up since the enactment of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018.  So with all these products …

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Cannabis in Schools

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau Cannabis use in schools is a controversial topic, especially when it comes to cannabis and kids. Medical cannabis and patient rights are at the forefront of this discussion. Unfortunately, most schools find themselves at odds with medical patients due to the Schedule I status of cannabis at …

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Not So Dope Driving

written by Emma Routley, photographed by Connor Cox The legalities of driving under the influence of cannabis are slightly fuzzier than driving under the influence of alcohol.  Why might law enforcement pull you over for driving high, and what happens if they do? A cop might think someone is under the influence of cannabis and …

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