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Cannabis City: A Great Place to Make Friends

Cannabis City 2733 4th Ave S, Seattle, Washington 98134 206.682.1332   Why you should go: easy to access from downtown Seattle; quality flower; patient, friendly, well-informed bud tenders; standing in line for a few minutes to purchase legal cannabis is a fun thing to do on a Sunday afternoon: you’ll meet nice people, and […]

Form and Function: The Micro G Pen Review, Six Months Later

microG Vaporizer   What we like: discreet, sturdy, reliable with the proper parts.   Rating: 4/5     Whoopi Goldberg loves her vape pen. So does Sarah Silverman. These portable delivery systems are not solely the province of highly successful comedians, however; for many people the personal vaporizer offers an affordable, easy-to-operate tool for consuming […]

Reviewing Reviews: Walking Raven, Leafly, and Our Hivemind

Walking Raven 2001 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210   Why you should go: generous, accommodating service; decent selection of nice cannabis, delicious edibles; mystery discounts   Rating: 4/5     In an age when the World Wide Web has given everyone a microphone, we have to remind ourselves to consider issues of objectivity and accountability […]


Thanksgiving Cannabis Carrot Cake

  I don’t remember when it became our tradition to make this carrot cake each Thanksgiving. It’s not really a Thanksgiving dessert; my mom got the recipe from a friend when I was a kid and made it every now and then, on special occasions, and it was always a hit. As a child, of […]

Functioning Member: A Day at the Museum

  It’s Thanksgiving Week. If you’re lucky you’ve got some free time, but it might be tricky to figure out what to do with it in the midst of any number of the following: lingering houseguests, non-preferred family members, excruciating traffic, uncomfortable guest room futons, and tense conversations about current events. With recent colder temperatures […]

Conscious Connoisseur Award: You (If You Voted)

  One week ago today three more states voted to completely legalize recreational marijuana. In a midterm election with historically low turnouts that leaned heavily Republican, voters still came out in force to continue the process of ending cannabis prohibition.   Today we’re giving out a Conscious Connoisseur Award to the voters around the country, […]

The Future of Legalization: D.C.’s Initiative 71

  The Law, Briefly   With 69 percent of voters checking yes on Initiative 71, Washington DC approved marijuana legalization by the largest margin of any state. The initiative had broad support, with citizens of every age, gender, race, and ethnicity backing legalization, and won all but one of the city’s precincts.   The Legalization […]

The Future of Legalization: Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2

  The Law, Briefly   With about 52 percent of the vote, Alaska passed Ballot Measure 2 and became the fourth state in two years to legalize recreational marijuana while taxing and regulating sales. (For comprehensive coverage from the Alaska Dispatch News, click here.)   Once the measure becomes law it will be legal to possess […]

The Future of Legalization: Oregon’s Measure 91

  The Law, Briefly   Measure 91 will go into effect on July 1, 2015, at which point anyone over the age of 21 can posses up to an ounce in public and up to eight ounces (eight ounces!) in their home, along with four plants. Households may also posses up to 16 ounces of […]

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 […]

Functioning Member: To Market, To Market

    Weekend Review Kit likes to take care of our bodies. It’s important to us that we, whenever possible, provide ourselves with sustenance that is both healthy and delicious. To make truly great food you need great ingredients, but that doesn’t have to mean spending all your hard earned money at Whole Paycheck. Farmers […]