Humans of Cannabis

written by Alexandra Arnett @calyx.alex The cannabis industry is a place where many people from all different walks of life come together, for the cannabis plant. We’d like to take this opportunity to give the people behind the scenes of the cannabis industry a voice so that they can tell us their stories.  Sue Carlson …

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Cannabis and the Lungs

written by Alexandra Arnett @calyx.alex, photographed by Nina Compeau All too often you will see people make the erroneous claim that smoking cannabis does not harm your lungs. This misconception is often conflated with the statement “smoking cannabis is better than smoking cigarettes,” and while that may have some truth to it, there are still …

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Terminated for (Legal) Toking

written by Emma Routley, photographed by Nina Compeau Spike Kirumira used to work for the service responsible for cleaning dorms at the University of Oregon.  He said he was fired from the seasonal job on the accusation that a coworker saw him smoking weed while the crew was taking a cigarette break. “They just accused …

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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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High Recommendations

written and photographed by Kimberly Harris Passing a drug test for cannabis can be an essential part of getting a job or being on a team. Even though I’m of age and live in a cannabis-legal state, companies still have the right to deny hiring me if I test positive for THC in a drug …

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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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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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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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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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