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…

Baked Smart Cannacals: A Must for Cannabis Cooks with Kids

You’re always responsible when you bake cannabis-infused edibles. You calculate potency to the best of your ability, you start low and go slow, and you keep foods that contain THC out of the reach of children. Still, you have nightmares…

Is Your Thanksgiving Turkey on Weed? How To Spot the Signs

Thanksgiving can be a terrifying time for families. After bravely navigating the Halloween Candy Circuit, making sure no one replaced a 40-cent candy bar with a 20-dollar cannabis edible, we have to take our families into another series of uncontrollable…

Happy Birthday, Splimm: One Year into the Experiment

One year ago today, we published our first piece on Splimm.com. This was an idea years in development and rushed into existence by a new sense of urgency – the realization that we had to DO SOMETHING, even if it wasn’t…

Stillwater’s Clockwork Instant Coffee: Cannabis in a Cup

I was having one of those days where everything felt like it was going wrong. Another pitch rejection from an editor. A broken elevator in my building. Not enough money in the bank. I started to hit an afternoon slump…

That’s My Candy: Halloween Pot and Parenting Q&A

So the stories are circulating again. For years now, prohibitionists been on red alert around Halloween, warning parents of the dangers of cannabis-laced candy in their children’s stash. And for years, believe it or not, no one has given away…

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…

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.…

Answering Kids’ Cannabis Questions for PDX Parent

Raising kids in a state that recently legalized cannabis for adult use means answering a new set of questions. Portland writer Beth Slovic figured this out when her four-year-old wanted to know what the green cross that she saw on…

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…