Cannabis Culture and Celebration: Where 420 Came From

written by Theresa Carpenter, photo from Unsplash It’s April 20th and the clock finally strikes: 4:20 p.m. As you sit back and relax to enjoy the best hour on the chillest day of the year, your mind starts to wander. Why is 4:20 p.m. the chosen time to smoke cannabis, and what makes April 20th …

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What’s My Tolerance?

written by Alexandra Arnett, photographed by Nina Compeau We’ve all heard the words “cannabis tolerance,” but what exactly does that mean, and how does it work?  Developing a tolerance toward cannabis means that your body has become accustomed to the physiological and psychological effects of cannabis. This typically results in the need to use higher …

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Customer’s Guide to Cannabis

written by Alexandra Arnett The Cannabis sativa L. species is a member of the family Cannabaceae. Around 27.8 million years ago, a split occurred within the Cannabacea family developing into Cannabis L. and Humulus L. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years either as medicine, food, for fibers and even in religious ceremonies. Many …

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4/20 Eats

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris Warning: This article is for the personal use of adults 21 years of age or older in a cannabis-legal state. Edibles must be made for personal use, at home and consumed by a knowing and consenting adult. Any other use of edibles like distributing for profit or unknowingly dosing …

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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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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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4/20 Strain Survival Guide

words and photos by Bryan Dorn As 4/20 approaches, stoners everywhere are gearing up to celebrate the cannabis holiday. However, it’s important to pace yourself and choose your strains wisely in order to avoid a 5 p.m. bedtime or an immobilizing food coma. This list contains perfect strains for morning, noon and night to keep …

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From Combat to Cannabis

words by Jake Bevisphotos by Alex Powers When Jeremiah Civil, a Marine Corps combat veteran who served from 2001-2005, went in for his recent medical evaluation at the Department of Veteran Affairs in Portland, he was asked a series of basic questions about his health and habits. “Do you smoke marijuana?” “Yes,” said Civil. “Look, …

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