Hiding From My Kid in the Weed Shop: Barbary Coast

San Francisco’s Barbary Coast Dispensary, with its onsite consumption lounge and dab bar, is unique among cannabis retailers and the ideal spot for parents who need a break.   I said I want quiet, and this place is fucking loud.…

New Year’s Resolution: Use More Marijuana

Why you should consider adding cannabis to your daily routine this year – even if you don’t want to “get high.” When I was a freshman in college, I had a friendly competition with a housemate to see who could…

Splimming with Cylvia Hayes: Resiliency for Changemakers

We hear a lot about resiliency these days – how mindset can determine outcomes, and how the ability to recover from setbacks can have a direct impact on success. Authors, scholars, and motivational speakers have embraced the concept as a…

Cannabis for PPD in Good Housekeeping

We’re learning more every day about the benefits of cannabis. And while it’s generally accepted that this plant can help people battling cancer and struggling with other debilitating and chronic conditions, things get trickier when you start talking about PPD.…

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…

On Cannabis, Shapeshifting, and LGBTQA Pride

Gender & sexuality are messy and layered There is a lot of complexity around the concepts and movement of Pride in regards to the LGBTQA community and cannabis.   I’ve been openly bisexual for many years and just this past…

Gather Yourself & Create Space: A Meaningful Morning Routine

Up before the sun If I’m not up before the sun, I’ve slept in. I wish I could say I’m one of those people who jump out of bed and greet the day with enthusiasm the instant they achieve consciousness,…

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.…

Smoke the Patriarchy: Cannabis as a Feminist Issue

When I started using cannabis it had a seriously masculine mystique. My initial experience was with a group of guys – neighbors, we’d all grown up together – at a party. I’d brought my girlfriends with me, but none of…

5 Tips for Not Getting Drunk at a Kids’ Party

As parents, we all deal with peer pressure. The control we exercise at home evaporates in a group setting, where mob mentality quickly takes over. You can only hope that the values instilled have formed a solid foundation for making…