May 032014
 May 3, 2014
Dear O.penVape - Lets Have A Constructive Discussion About Drug Testing

Yesterday was a very hard day for me as a blogger/activist/freedom fighter/lover of all things marijuana. A press release from O.penVape, a vaporizer pen company based out of Colorado, was brought to the attention of the marijuana reform community. The press release highlights the fact that O.penVape proudly drug tests its employees. It’s worth noting that the employee drug testing policy excludes marijuana. However, it’s a drug testing policy nonetheless. As veteran reformers know, and long time Weed Blog fans know, I have never supported drug testing in the workplace. [...]

May 022014
 May 2, 2014
O.penVAPE Drug Tests Its Employees

The press release (http://rad-r.us/openvape) is a couple of weeks old, but I am still stunned by the triumphant declaration by a maker of cannabis vaporizer pens that it proudly drug tests its employees. O.penVAPE (reviewed as #28 in the HIGH TIMES 2014 Vape Pen Guide) sent out the release of April 17, entitled, “O.penVAPE, the Nation’s Largest Cannabis Brand, Will Test Employees for Dangerous Drug Abuse.”  Ignoring for the moment the audacious claim to brand supremacy for a product that placed second in its category at the latest Cannabis Cup, [...]

Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
What Is Your Favorite Way To Consume Marijuana On 420?

There are many ways to consume marijuana. On April 20th, chances are you will get to partake or see someone partake in just about every method. Do you have a favorite method? I always try to get a variety of methods. Below are some methods to consume marijuana if you are looking for ideas. If there is a method that I missed, please add it in the comments section: Joint – Joints are great to have on 4/20 because all it takes is a flame and you are in business. [...]

What Is ’420′?

 Posted by at 2:20 PM on April 19, 2014  Opinion
Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
What Is '420'?

There are a lot of newbies entering the marijuana world everyday now that marijuana is going mainstream. I often forget just how deep in the fishbowl I am sometimes. A question that I have received over and over again leading up to 420 weekend is ‘what is 420?’ It’s a simple question, but there is no simple answer in my opinion. I remember the first time I heard of the concept of 420. I was in middle school in 1994, and I was smoking with one of my friends and [...]

Happy 420 Eve

 Posted by at 1:36 PM on April 19, 2014  Opinion
Apr 192014
 April 19, 2014
Happy 420 Eve

Do you celebrate 420 Eve? I have always celebrated Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve, so celebrating 420 Eve seemed like a logical choice. Especially considering the fact that I like marijuana much more than candy canes or booze. When 4/20 falls on a weekend like this year, the festivities for me began Friday night. By the time 420 Eve rolled around I was already ten brownies deep and who knows how much vapor and smoke. In years past I was always en route to an event with Jaysmoker, so the celebration [...]

Marijuana And Creativity

 Posted by at 6:53 AM on March 25, 2014  Opinion
Mar 252014
 March 25, 2014
Marijuana And Creativity

It’s no mystery that stoners tend to be quite creative. Whether they’re writing songs or painting photos, people who use marijuana really seem to have a great hold on the arts. Many people accept this fact as a general stoner stereotype when in fact there are substances in marijuana that actually do enhance the creative process, giving a more solid backing to the creative stoner. Pot, after all, isn’t just about getting high. This plant can really help us to find new ideas and accept alternate possibilities to what we [...]

Share Your Jack Herer Story

 Posted by at 3:59 PM on March 23, 2014  Opinion
Mar 232014
 March 23, 2014
Share Your Jack Herer Story

Jack Herer is a legend in the marijuana world. The strain that is named after him is one of the best strains of all time. Legalization initiatives are named in Jack Herer’s honor. If you haven’t picked up a copy of his book ‘The Emperor Wears No Clothes‘, chances are you have been living under a rock for a long, long time. I remember when I first met Jack Herer at a marijuana festival in my home state of Oregon. I bought a pipe from his booth, and he instructed [...]

Do You Name Your Marijuana Smoking Device?

 Posted by at 6:39 AM on March 21, 2014  Opinion
Mar 212014
 March 21, 2014
Do You Name Your Marijuana Smoking Device?

Stoners take a lot of pride in their glass collections, going to great lengths to keep their pieces shining, sparkling, and ready to hit. Not only is keeping them clean extremely important but some stoners believe that pieces should always have names. Sometimes, the names are funny and other times, they’re just a reflection of their owner’s interests. Why do some stoners believe that this process is vital to their smoking experience? When a piece is named, there are some stoners that believe the chances of it breaking go down. [...]

A Stoner’s Valentine’s Day Letter To Marijuana

 Posted by at 6:48 AM on February 4, 2014  Opinion
Feb 042014
 February 4, 2014
A Stoner's Valentine's Day Letter To Marijuana

Dear Mary Jane, You are the one person who will never judge me for hanging out with you, nor will you ever get mad at me. If I am sad, you always cheer me up and if I’m in pain, you can usually fix it quite easily. You never talk badly about anyone nor do you need constant verification that you’re pretty because you just are! And let me just add that you smell absolutely amazing as well. Other then just fixing my problems, you fix those of others without [...]

Feb 022014
 February 2, 2014
Which State Has Better Marijuana - Colorado Or Washington?

The Super Bowl just ended, and it’s clear which state has the better football team, as the Seattle Seahawks crushed the Denver Broncos. The game was not that exciting, but I did participate in an interesting conversation with some of my friends and family during the game. Colorado and Washington both legalized marijuana. Which state has the best marijuana, Colorado or Washington? I have had the benefit of attending events in both areas, and have smoked a lot of marijuana in both states. I live in the Pacific Northwest, and [...]