Kevin Cranford
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The Highs and Lows of Being a Black Canna Dad

As low as I get thinking about prohibition and its effects on black and brown people, I get high knowing we are on the precipice of a new country as cannabis legalization spreads.   Being a father has been the…

Splimming with Cannabis Cultural Association: Activism in the Big Apple

If you’ve been around the East Coast cannabis scene lately, it’s highly likely you’ve run into the crew from the Cannabis Cultural Association (CCA). From Boston down to D.C., the CCA has been hard at work spreading their message of…

The Best Possible Bill: MCBA Policy Summit & Model Legislation

In late October 2016, the Minority Cannabis Business Association (MCBA) held their first ever policy summit in Washington D.C. This event brought some of the brightest minds in minority cannabis together with the goal of creating a model legalization bill…

The Biggie Quiz

March 9, 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of rap superstar Biggie Smalls. Biggie, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, was born in 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. During his brief time in the spotlight Biggie became known for…

Old Man Sam

Old man Sam sits in his 3×5 foot cubicle and hacks away at his plain off white key board, hen pecking the keys with the index fingers of each hand. Peck, peck, pecking the keys into submission. Sam never had proper…

Becoming a Canna Parent

I’m a cannabis smoker, and I have been for about 15 years. And I’m good at it; it’s become something I’m sort of known for. I’m also a new parent. I’ve been a father for a little over a month. To…

The Concentrate Conversion of 2017

  The birth of my son in April 2016 has brought nothing but change for my family. Over the last nine months I’ve watched the little one transform from being barely mobile and cooing, to a crawling, standing, screaming wild…

Worthy Distractions: The Crown, Dr. Strange & Kubo

A few suggestions for your viewing pleasure this holiday season, with and without children.   The Crown Want to escape from the utter boringness of your family this holiday? How would you like to see a family even crazier and…

A Night with the Nightingales

“You see the lights up there on that porch? Jump out of the car and run as fast as you can toward those lights.” Those are my instructions from Pittsburgh attorney and NORML Director, Patrick Nightingale. I dart out of…

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…