Growing Up

My daughter came downstairs an hour after she was supposed to be in bed. I had recently smoked marijuana and had just witnessed one of the greatest runs of basketball I’d ever seen, the Celtics coming back from a 24-point deficit…

Splimming with Stormy Simon: Changing Minds In Cannabis

Stormy Simon knows what it takes to change minds and build a brand. As VP of Branding for Overstock.com, where she started as a temp, Simon oversaw the company growth from 250 million dollars in revenue to 500 million at…

Games & Strains: Dabble + Mad Hatter

For this edition of Games and Strains we’re pairing Dabble, a fast moving word game, with Mad Hatter, a fast moving cannabis strain.    The Splimm Team has always loved word games. And not just because co-founder Jenn Lauder is…

iKeyp Pro: Safe Storage and Peace of Mind

The iKeyp line of smart safes keeps cannabis – and anything else worth locking away – secure and provides peace of mind for responsible consumers.   We clean up the house more for the babysitter than any dinner guest. It’s…

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…

The Dipper: Classy Consumption on the Go

“I don’t know…the torch just makes it seem…a little too much like doing hard drugs…”   “Toss the torch” The Splimm Team has heard this response a lot as concentrated cannabis products become more prevalent. And while we can say…

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…

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…

Obviously I Am Not a Golfer (or Hamster Ball Racer)

Obviously I am not a golfer, but this golf tournament has inflatable hamster ball races. Those I am also not good at. I go 0-for-2 and almost fall through a plastic hole. Because I lose both races, I am not…

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…