Cannabis Q & A

Hello Splimmers! It’s the holiday season, which means we’ve read a lot of articles about how to deal with your family during the holidays, and even a few articles about how silly those articles are. It’s been a fun waste…

Finally, Florida: A Long Journey to MMJ

If you’re looking for a reason to be thankful this season, how about the momentum behind medical cannabis? With a four for four winning streak on election night, MMJ dominated the polls. Measures approved in two states (Arkansas and North Dakota) will…

Gratitude as a Habit

Love it or hate it, the holidays are here. We’re entering a season traditionally associated with family, warmth, and togetherness. But it’s a time we know is also fraught with complications, from coffee cup controversy to sometimes fatal consumerism. This…

Good People Do: A Response to Jeff Sessions

Cannabis policy has gotten a lot more confusing since the election, with Jeff Sessions as the likely nominee for Attorney General. A drug war hardliner from the Regan years, Sessions was once denied a Federal judgeship because of allegations of racism,…

The Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

The days after Thanksgiving have become a quasi-holiday unto themselves, filled with their own traditions and ritual. Black Friday, the Simpsons marathon, and sending your family back from whence they came are all a part of the post turkey day…

A Social Experiment in Denver

Anyone who has taken a trip to a legal cannabis market has likely encountered an unexpected problem: unless they’re staying in a weed-friendly Airbnb, smoking is probably prohibited in their hotel, and it’s definitely forbidden in public. The excitement of…

Mass Appeal

Parents in Massachusetts will soon experience some of the most clearly defined cannabis protections in the country. By voting yes on Question 4, the Bay State became the first on the east coast to legalize adult use and develop a taxed…

California Knows How to Party

Proposition 64 If California is the fulcrum upon which legalization balances, the scales were tipped in our favor last week when the state’s residents voted to approve Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Many provisions of California’s new law…

Worthy Distractions: Tribe, Westworld, Zadie Smith & Jenga

A weekly sampling of the things we do instead of doing the things we’re supposed to do.   In heavy rotation We have a theory that the aliens from Podesta’s hacked emails are taking all the good folks. So we’re…

Revolutionary Self-Care

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” –Audre Lorde   Tea Ceremony Our host pours the tea with a sweeping motion, her arm deftly swinging and dipping over the translucent…