Tag: In The Magazine

  • Sven Glass: Blown For the Soul, From the Soul

    Sven Glass: Blown For the Soul, From the Soul

    For Michael Svensson, who prefers to go by Sven, making a functional piece of glass art is about much more than just aesthetics. For him, it’s important that his glasswork embody his love for creativity, his respect for the artistic process and his unwavering commitment to personal growth. Especially since that’s what attracted him to…

  • Topicals: The Real Gateway Drug for Senior Citizens

    Topicals: The Real Gateway Drug for Senior Citizens

    Cannabis topicals are having a moment. From A-list celebrities using Lord Jones balms to soothe aching feet at the Golden Globes to professional athletes debuting their own line of muscle rub, transdermal products infused with cannabinoids seem to be everywhere. But it isn’t just millennials and the Hollywood elite jumping on the bandwagon. An increasing…

  • The Cannabis Now Guide to Pairing Herbs with Your Herb

    The Cannabis Now Guide to Pairing Herbs with Your Herb

    Stop for a second and think about your last smoke session. Imagine the smell after grinding up the bud, the flavor after that first full exhale and the pleasant effects that follow: a boost of energy, a wave of relaxation or a sense of peace. The unsung hero of your perfect post-high moment? Terpenes. These…

  • 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

    5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

    Our bodies all have a network of cannabinoid receptors that is vital to the health of all mammals: the endocannabinoid system. The ECS is a vast network of chemical compounds and receptors (namely CB1 and CB2) that regulate our most basic functions – sleep, appetite, mood, the immune system, inflammatory response, aging and memory. Endocannabinoids…

  • 5 Basic Tips If You’re New to Cannabis

    5 Basic Tips If You’re New to Cannabis

    It’s important to have some sort of clue about what direction to go in when heading into unfamiliar territory, whether it’s first-timers getting their kicks in Washington or Colorado or folks who haven’t had the opportunity to indulge in their favorite plant for quite awhile. Whatever the circumstance, it’s clear from a few recent reports…

  • Weed Plus: The Healing Mystique of Magic Mushrooms

    Weed Plus: The Healing Mystique of Magic Mushrooms

    The winter sun was beating down through the open windows of my older sister’s Porsche as we cruised down Pico Boulevard toward the beach, bumper to bumper with other cars in the westward traffic of a warm Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. “That smells good,” she hollered to the guys in the next car over,…

  • Warren Bobrow’s Craft Cannabis Cocktails

    Warren Bobrow’s Craft Cannabis Cocktails

    Picture a musical about two young people in love but being together in the real world turns out to be more complicated. Clad in a pink poodle skirt and a white button-up is the craft cocktail, a positive darling of the food and drink world. In walks cannabis, the misunderstood Schedule I bad boy in…

  • Quartz Is King: An Expert’s Guide to Bangers

    Quartz Is King: An Expert’s Guide to Bangers

    As a general rule — where dabbing or almost anything else is concerned — you should do whatever works for you and not worry too much about the next person’s opinion. Having said that, if you dab off anything other than quartz you need to seriously reevaluate your life and figure out why you don’t…

  • Ed Rosenthal’s Guide to Understanding Nutrients

    Ed Rosenthal’s Guide to Understanding Nutrients

    When plants cannot get the nutrients they need, they do not function properly, adversely affecting growth and yield. This can occur in any growing medium, while using any planting mix or technique — coir, rock wool, soil, soil-less, hydroponic or aeroponic. Plant disorders are characterized by their symptoms, which appear more quickly in hydroponic gardens…

  • How to Understand CBD Lingo

    How to Understand CBD Lingo

    It wasn’t too long ago that if you asked somebody what CBD was, they would look at you with a puzzled expression on their face. Today, CBD is on everyone’s lips, dominating the conversation on medical cannabis and its therapeutic effects and being touted as a health supplement at nutrition stores. It can also be…