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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Mile High Club

words by Josh Delzellphotos by Connor Cox Sex is a wonderful thing, but it is also a frightening thing as well. It puts you in one of the most vulnerable places you’ll ever be. It can bring doubts about your sexual performance, your body image or, for the guys, if you’re well endowed enough. Sex …

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Silver Dabbers

words by Josh Delzell A study by Dr. Benjamin Han, assistant professor of internal medicine at NYU, found that between 2015 and 2016, 9 percent of adult between the ages of 50 to 64 had at least tried cannabis in the past year, and 3 percent over 65 had also tried it within the same …

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High Recommendations

words by Emma Routley I couldn’t even guess what wearing a cannabis transdermal patch would feel like. None of my friends or coworkers had tried them either, which sparked my curiosity about why patches didn’t seem to be a popular cannabis product option. My interest peaked, and I decided to give a cannabis transdermal patch …

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A Literal Sleeper: Purple Hindu Kush

words by Julio Jaquez A cross between Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani, two infamous strains that hail from the mountainous ranges that divide Afghanistan and Pakistan, emerged the beauty we know as Purple Hindu Kush. Nearly identical to its parental lineage, Purple Hindu Kush provides a sense of relaxation that rids the body of any …

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Runner’s High

words by Josh Delzellphotos by Connor Cox Lazy, dull and careless; all stereotypes to describe stoners.  While it can be nice to give in to couch lock and watch a movie, not all “potheads” are lazy, despite what cultural stigmas may have you believe. Many stay active, and while the science is still murky on …

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First They’re Sour, Then They’re Stoned

words by Julio Jaquez From the first sniff of the jar, the musky aroma lets you know that this strain isn’t here to mess around — or is it? Sour Patch Kids is a dense, all around uplifting strain that is destined to make you feel the intense waves of a euphoric high. This sativa-dominant strain …

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Cooking on High

words by Josh Delzell | photos by Marin Stuart It’s well known that classic consumption of cannabis is done by burning, puffing and smoking it. It is an easy and direct way to to get in into your system quickly, but another rising consumption trend is edibles. While it takes longer to kick in, the payoff is a …

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Meet The Clone Master: Skye Kirk of Sugar Top Buddery

words by Bryan Dorn, photos by Destiny Alvarez Sift, jiggle, massage, tap, and twist— that’s the mantra ingrained into Skye Kirk when she’s rolling joints at SugarTop Buddery. This technique is what allows Kirk to produce SugarTop’s signature 0.6 and 1.2 gram joints by the hundreds. “I have rolled about half a million joints in …

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