Cinedopes Aims to Legitimize Cannabis Comedy

We’ve all seen the image again and again: the lazy stoner mired in filth and devoid of ambition. It is the image Cinedopes opens with. But the show, an independently produced web comedy about an out-of-business weed dealer who inherits a rundown theatre and decides to turn that theatre into a pot-friendly cinema, quickly moves […]

Help #EndtheSocialCannaBan

Social strategist Lauren Gibbs is calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to take a stand against the social media censorship of cannabis businesses and consumers.     Perhaps this has happened to you: You wake up one morning, make your coffee, and log onto your social media accounts, only to find that you no longer […]

Almost Out of the Basement Q & A

    We’ve been working openly in cannabis for just over a year, and honestly were not sure what took us so long. We’ve always loved the plant and believed in its healing properties, but we couldn’t have imagined all the fun (and stress and tears and budgetary conversations) we’d have once we actually came […]

Kevin Cranford Will Have His Revenge on Harry Anslinger

    Kevin Cranford loves Baltimore, and he has some ideas about how cannabis can help turn it around. After spending most of the new millennium in Charm City, earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in television production from Morgan State University, Kevin decided to put his considerable talents toward ending marijuana prohibition. Now […]

Our Year Out of the Basement

Welcome to the brand new Weekend Review Kit! We can’t believe how quickly a year has gone by! What’s that? We launched on August 18, 2014? On our 13 year wedding anniversary? In that case we really can’t believe how quickly 13 months have gone by. Forgive us for losing track of time; we’ve been […]

Out of the Basement: Considering Cannabis with Congress

Women Grow Lobby Days     I resolved this year to be as authentic as possible, to be honest and courageous in owning my identity and speaking my truth. I’m generally not shy about asserting myself, but I’m also a person who adapts to make others more comfortable. Which means that I’ve usually avoided discussing […]

Out of the Basement: Having The Talk

  When my mom first found out I was a cannabis consumer, it was not pretty. It wasn’t the worst fight that a mother and son have ever had; it wasn’t the worst fight we’d had ourselves. But it was not pretty. She was not happy.   And, in retrospect, I can see how a […]

Out of the Basement: Please Allow Us to Introduce Ourselves

Happy New Year from Weekend Review Kit! We’re glad to be back.     At the end of every November, as we’re staring stonily into the eyes of the holiday season, we’re sure we have December under control. We think: December will not win this year; we are prepared. We are prepared for three birthdays […]

Out of the Basement: Come Out and Smoke the Vote

    My family just went to vote. It was an altogether underwhelming affair. So much so, in fact, that my six-year-old looked at me and said, “This is it? We came here for this?” My polling place is conveniently located at the fire station across the street and down the block; it’s not as if […]

Out of the Basement: Smarty Pants

  I was at a party recently, chatting with a small group of people I didn’t know about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos show. “I’ve always wondered if he gets high,” I ventured – sure that I was taking a chance – and was met with the silence I’d anticipated. So I just went for it: […]