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The Benefits of Being Prepared With Go-Bag

“I looked down Fifth Avenue and witnessed the second plane hitting the north tower.”   Even before he and his wife created the VLES Go-Bag, a fully stocked emergency survival suitcase, Stuart Warshaw had been thinking about preparation. So on…

Is Your Child’s Teacher Using Cannabis? How To Spot The Signs

Cannabis use is on the rise and it is everywhere, especially among adults who may or may not have chosen a career in education. Do you know if your children are being well cared for in school? How can you…

We Go High: Autumn at the Apple Orchard

The pumpkin spice takeover came so swiftly. First it was the pumpkin spice latte at various local coffee shops and national coffee chains. Then it was a few things at Trader Joes. Then it was all things at Trader Joes.…

Portland’s Panacea: Cannabis For The Community

There are a few unusual things about Panacea, a cannabis dispensary located at the eastern end of Portland’s Green Mile. Some are easily discernible, like the art gallery lobby featuring canvases from local painters. Or the fact that not all…

Green Box PDX Keeps Parents Cool with Curated Cannabis Delivery

We’ve all been there.   It’s a familiar scene for parents: Friday night, a car full of kids and noise, no dinner planned, not enough time to stop. No one wants to take an exhausted child to the grocery store…

Changing Hearts & Minds: Tips for Cannabis Ambassadors

When my mom first found out I was a cannabis consumer, it was not pretty. It wasn’t the worst fight that a mother and son have ever had; it wasn’t the worst fight we’d had ourselves. But it was not…

Cannabis Catharsis: Retreat, Ritual, Respite

When we were younger My wife and I work in Baltimore offices a block apart. We hate our jobs. It’s been a few years since we graduated college, but we still don’t know what we want to be when we…

CannaCouple’s Guide to a Portland Weed Weekend

Hotel weekend is one of our favorite ways to switch up the routine and get out of a rut. The idea is to find a quality accommodation within the general vicinity of your home – the closest big city, a…

This Trail Was Used To Displace Native Peoples & Other Tips for Camping With Kids

We love camping. We always have. When my wife and I found out nine years ago that neither one of us was sterile, one of the ways we psyched ourselves up for parenthood was imagining beautiful star-drenched evenings singing along…

Obviously I Am Not a Golfer (or Hamster Ball Racer)

Obviously I am not a golfer, but this golf tournament has inflatable hamster ball races. Those I am also not good at. I go 0-for-2 and almost fall through a plastic hole. Because I lose both races, I am not…