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…

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…

We Go High: Autumn at the Apple Orchard

The pumpkin spice takeover came so swiftly. First it was the pumpkin spice latte at various local coffee shops and national coffee chains. Then it was a few things at Trader Joes. Then it was all things at Trader Joes.…

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…

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…

We Go High in Public: Outdoor Concert Season

Live music is community. A concert is “the record of an event,” a chance for us all to be together in one place, listening to the same sounds, breathing in the shared air, and creating an instantaneous neighborhood of commonality…