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We Go High in Public: Outdoor Concert Season

Live music is community. A concert is “the record of an event,” a chance for us all to be together in one place, listening to the same sounds, breathing in the shared air, and creating an instantaneous neighborhood of commonality…

Massachusetts Wavers on Commitment to Equity and Inclusivity

Actually, cannabis is a white man’s game. I know better than most. I’m a white man. If I’m walking down the street, smelling of weed, it’s likely someone will ask me for a business card, rather than shoot me on…

The 420 Games Come to Portland, Know Healthy People Love Cannabis Too

The Splimm reader knows that cannabis users don’t fit a mold. There’s no such thing as a “typical stoner” because cannabis consumers come from all corners of society. They’re intelligent, compassionate, and, most surprising to some, incredibly healthy and active.…

Games & Strains: Battle Sheep + Golden Goat

Anyone who’s watched an episode of Planet Earth should leave with one conclusion: animals are assholes to each other. They only think about themselves, about their most immediate needs, even if that means eating a neighbor alive or driving rivals…

Sensible Social Consumption: Oregon Senate Bill 307

No smoking FIRE FIRE FIRE!   It’s urgent, high pitched and irritated, this alarm, and it can’t be shut off. But there is no fire.   FIRE FIRE FIRE!   They toss the wet towel in the tub – obviously…

Cannabis Alchemy: The Magical Butter Machine

A young patient works in a home kitchen trying to make medicine on their own. It’s thrift shop alchemy, in the early hours or the late ones, when it’s safe from spying eyes. A double boiler made from a second…

We Go High in Public: A Day at the Museum

Museum High We’re almost there. It’s almost spring. This was our first PNW winter, and we think we did okay. We launched our Pot and Parenting newsletter. A bunch of people signed up. We made so many new cool friends…

BYO Kids, Wine, or Weed?: The Art of the Brick at OMSI

“Papa! You didn’t bring the snack I wanted!” I’m the only dad on the playground, so I’m self-conscious already. I don’t want to be at the center of a scene. I’ve tried to be prepared. I packed a shit ton…

How to Make One Gram Edibles

* Edibles should be consumed by experienced cannabis users at their own risk Everyone knows we love answering questions. We’ve made a column out of it. Most frequently asked, after “can cannabis help with my ailing everything?” (probably not) is “why…

Worthy Distractions and Strain Suggestions

Life is hard, complicated, and busy, especially when you’re a conscious parent. Here are some things to keep you distracted once the kids go to bed and a classic to bring out and introduce to the family.   On the…