I had no idea

Cannabis. Marijuana. Pot. Weed. Dope. Ganja. Medicine.  Whatever you call it, this plant is pretty freakin’ amazing. It heals. It cures. It powers cars! It’s been around for millennia and used by cultures around the world — it’s only the last decades of prohibition and propaganda that have vilified cannabis, taken it from an accepted medicine […]

Finding my path

It’s coming up on a year since I decided to put my life onto a different path, and I am both exactly where I planned to be and nowhere near where I thought I’d be. I’ve gained experience, good and bad. I’ve learned about the industry and continue to believe passionately in cannabis’ ability to help […]

The Cult of Cannabis?

My mother thinks I’ve joined a cult. My father thinks I’ve become a hippie. It’s not just because I’ve made a choice to leave a good job in NYC to join the ‘green rush.’ And it’s not just because I chose to leave my friends and family to live a nomadic life in Boulder with a […]

What do you call the next generation of hippies?

As I sit here watching another great episode of Weediquette (on Vice TV),  I have a flash of insight that many of us involved in this industry are truly the next generation of hippies. The opportunity is bringing a lot of players to the table, many of whom are here just for the feast. But it’s also […]

The abc’s of cannabis: 10 basic concepts for the newbie

As the world of cannabis opens up, so does its vocabulary. I’ve found when I talk to anyone who’s not involved in the industry, it’s like I’m speaking a different language. It’s not just the new words like cannabinoids, dabs and edibles. It’s basic concepts like a sativa vs. indica or head vs. body high. […]

On pot and painkillers

Every day I see more stories about people who have used medical marijuana to help them get off their painkillers. NFL players and senators alike are coming out to support medical marijuana and recognize that cannabis can be a safer, equally-if-not-more effective alternative to opioids. In states where marijuana is legal, deaths from opioid overdoses […]

WTF is a Potimist?

I am a cannabis consumer. I am a patient. I am a successful, professional woman with social and business skills. I benefit from using marijuana in many ways. I enjoy it in many ways. I am every stereotype and none. I defy expectations. I am a Potimist. A Potimist? What is that?   A word […]