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 […]

High Need Parenting

  In keeping with our pledge to make Weekend Review Kit a site that more accurately reflects our values and our lifestyle, we are relaunching High Need Parenting with a more personal introduction.   Originally we had envisioned the column as just a Q and A, mailbag kind of format, where we put our many […]

Yesterday’s News — January 7, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Dueling reports on the success of legal recreational cannabis were released yesterday by groups who both have obvious (and conflicting) agendas. The Drug Policy Alliance published a paper drawing attention to the increased tax revenue, lowered crime rates, and decreases in traffic fatalities in Colorado in 2014. […]

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 […]

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: For My Daughter

  “I’m going to be in High Times.”   This explains why my friend, normally a subdued fellow, is bouncing in place a bit in my living room. It’s why I start bouncing with him.   “Really? Congrats man. Wow, that’s amazing. I always wanted to be in High Times.”   “Yeah, me too. It’ll […]

Out of the Basement: A Manifesto

  The basement in the house where I grew up was unfinished, crammed with woodworking tools, a full drum kit, shelves of books and photo albums and records, filing cabinets containing decades worth of paystubs and utility bills, boxes of toys and porcelain dolls and art projects. Always cold, always dark, it smelled like dirt and […]