Radical Rant: Will Legal States End Up Like D.C.?

These next four years are going to be very pivotal for the movement to end adult marijuana prohibition. Conservatives are in control of all three branches of government, including an attorney general who thinks good people don’t smoke marijuana.

The past few years under the Obama administration have been a period of rapid growth in the marijuana movement, particularly since the Cole Memo told the Department of Justice to keep its hands off the marijuana states. Those who attacked marijuana’s growing acceptance were relegated to the fringe of the political debate.

Now, those voices are elevated to the top offices in the land. Small, conservative, rural states that had cried out to no avail for enforcement of federal drug laws now believe they have the ear of the president they helped elect. If there is going to be a pushback against our successful marijuana reforms, the conditions have never beem better than they are now.

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Stoner Sex: Hot Bods, Shower Sex, Everyday Frustrations & Supportive Relationships

Dear Hyapatia,

My girlfriend has one of the hottest bodies of anyone I have ever dated.  I try not to be rude and stare at her when I know it makes her uncomfortable, but she likes to look good and sometimes I can’t help myself. One of my favorite things to do is to roll up a joint and sit in the bedroom with the lights down low and smoke with her, while she is wearing nothing but her bra and panties. I could easily sit next to her and run my hands all over her body while we get high, but I recently started sitting across from her so I could get a better view. I asked her to rub her breasts and play with herself a little. It got me so excited. I just wanted to let people know that taking some extra time to admire the one you are with while you are getting high can make sex even better. — Pablo

Dear Pablo,

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Honey I Shrunk the Bong: How Small Rigs Went Big

Going big on a glass purchase used to mean buying a big piece: the 90’s were awash with yard-length bongs, oversized bubblers and chunky pyrex pipes. Now the sesh scene and its seemingly bottomless hunger for more dab rigs is fueling the glass market, and shrinking those rigs in size is growing in popularity. Industry experts agree — small is the new big.

As glass has evolved over the decades, from the parking lots of Grateful Dead shows to the ultra-modern galleries of today, few things have ever hit the hype levels the scene is seeing around mini-tubes and the dab rigs of today.

For many years in the glass scene big was better, but as new waves of advances quickly came to the world of hash making, the glass scene also had to catch up.

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Radical Rant: Marijuana’s Imminent Trumpocalypse

One week from today, Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation’s 45th president. He enters the Oval Office with his party in control of the House (241-194) and the Senate (52-48), majorities just five congressmen and two senators short of Congress’s largest Republican majority since the Great Depression, and a vacancy he’ll fill on the Supreme Court to create a 5-4 conservative majority.

Worst of all, he has chosen as his attorney general literally the most hard-line anti-pot senator in America, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, a man whose history of racial animosity derailed his appointment as U.S. Attorney in the 1980s. (Imagine: too racist for the 1980s, when “I speak jive“ and “Long Duk Dong“ were jokes you could get away with in a movie, but just fine for the 2010s.)

Yet, some commentators on marijuana policy think everything will work out just fine.

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Meet the Stoners Who Have to Go on ‘Treasure Hunts’ for Weed

The rise of the dark web has made it increasingly easy for users to buy illicit drugs, especially weed: Cannabis is the most popular drug on marketplaces like Agora, Evolution and Silk Road 2. 

While purchasing substances on these marketplaces may be easy thanks to user reviews—in Russia, getting your hands on them can turn into quite a difficult process.

Drug-related penalties in the country are harsh, even small possession of marijuana can result in three to 10 years behind bars. And just like the rest of the world, cannabis is widely used, accounting for 70 percent of illicit drugs seized by Russian authorities.  

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Toasted Tweets | Jan. 11, 2017

Brain freeze! Winter is in full swing on the East Coast. Like birds flying south, stoners find creative, winterized ways to stay warm and high, (or screw it, smoke pot outside). Here is a collection of Twitter’s most appealing thoughts on marijuana meeting another truly potent force of nature—the cold-ass cold.

The real heroes today are the mail men delivering everyone their christmas presents, bills and marijuana on this freezing Winnipeg morning!!

— Derek (@GoJetsGoDmo) December 14, 2016

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Pot Matters: Dissent in the Time of Trump, Pt. 2

Most cannabis consumers are young adults. Most young adults do not participate in the political process. Why is that? One reason, easily overlooked, is that they haven’t learned how to make their voices heard and their votes count.

Part One of this column concerns why it is important for the voices of cannabis consumers to be heard and for them to register to vote. In summary, join the opposition and register to vote—find out how to here.

Voting is the starting point, but as such, it is just the beginning.

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