Functioning Member: Lousy Smarch Weather

  It will be 60 degrees today, for two hours, if you are standing in the sun. Yesterday it was near freezing and so windy we could feel blasts of leftover winter plowing through our upstairs windows. Friday’s forecast features a picture of a snowflake. It’s making us a little crazy; all we want is […]

The Future of Legalization: Stay Home, DC

  Rejoice, citizens of our nation’s capital, for this morning cannabis is sort of legal, and your mayor roams free. As of today, anyone over age 21 is able to consume marijuana in a home they own and grow up to six plants, with three flowering. You can possess up to two ounces, though not on […]

The Future of Legalization: It’s Your Day, Alaska

  Today is a big day for cannabis connoisseurs everywhere, but especially in Alaska, as The Last Frontier became the third state to allow recreational cannabis use by adults.   (It’s also a big day for AP photographer Mark Thiessen, whose picture of Charlo Greene was used in almost every article I looked at to […]

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 […]

High Need Parenting: Talking with Children about Cannabis

  It was never our plan to talk with our daughter about cannabis when she was seven. We figured we’d wait a few years, until she was ten or eleven. I’d taught fifth graders and I’d taught first; I knew the former to be deeply interested in issues of social justice, rights, and power. They’d mastered […]

High Need Parenting: Playlist for the Car

Time in the car can be tricky for lots of families. Hurtling projectiles, brain piercing shrieks, tiny bodies noodling out of all safety constraints, and, almost ubiquitously, incessant talking. So, journeys of any duration require both fortitude and equanimity, on the part of the driver especially. And we’ve found that this is best accomplished, for […]

Functioning Member: Call It Compulsive, Call It Insane

  This is a highly anticipated week for fans of established bands, with Belle and Sebastian and The Decemberists both releasing new material on Tuesday, not to mention the return of Sleater-Kinney. Weekend Review Kit is excited, so excited that we’re making a special trip to our local late night record shop, but we’re going in […]

Married Jane: Brunch at Beatrice & Woodsley

Beatrice & Woodsley, Executive Chef Eric Hiob 38 South Broadway, Denver, CO 80209 beatriceandwoodsley.com   Why you should go: playfully puzzling bathroom inside a fascinating physical space, all of which is easily trumped by some of the best brunch fare we’ve ever tasted     We’re going to come out and say it: the brunch […]

High Need Parenting: Cuttlefish & Cabin Fever

  “Imagine an alien that can float through space, with a giant brain shaped like a donut, eight arms growing out of its head, and 3 hearts pumping blue blood. This alien…lives right here on earth…it can hypnotize its prey…or even…become invisible.”  — Kings of Camouflage, NOVA   One of my earliest questions as a stay at […]

Eat the Roach: Women Grow Better Together

  As women in the cannabis industry, we’ve got an uphill climb and it’s steep. We must walk a fine line, hit just the right note: presenting the new face of cannabis in order to move the industry forward while scrambling to maintain credibility in the boys’ club that has historically been this culture. Images […]