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…

Splimming with The Lil’ Mamas: A Q&A with Celia Behar

A funny thing happened when we launched Splimm. People from all aspects of our lives started to tell us about parents they knew who might be interested in our project. Friends from college reemerged with questions, former colleagues shared stories…

Yes, I Still Read to My 9-Year-Old Every Day

A few weeks ago a friend and I were trying to schedule a phone conversation. I mentioned casually that I couldn’t talk at 8:30 because that’s when I read to my daughter every night. She was surprised, slightly horrified even. “You still…

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…

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…

Cascadia Herbals Tinctures: Take It Under Your Tongue

I can think of a hundred times when I’ve had a joint and wished I could drink my cannabis instead. Parent-teacher conferences, boring baseball games, family reunions. Sure, there’s a ritual to a proper session, and smoking a bowl can…

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…

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…

This Violet Delight: Strain Review

At some point, “Why don’t you come over and hit my six-foot bong?” turns into “Why don’t you two get a sitter and come by our place for board games?”. Still, plenty of room for a joint or two, but…