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  • How to make caramel edibles and some cosmic cannabis oil

    How to make caramel edibles and some cosmic cannabis oil

    At this year's Cosmic Cocktail, an attendee handed me a caramel edible that was so potent its smell filled the AVAM elevator as I headed upstairs. It also kept me high for the whole evening. It wasn't only how stoned it got me but the whole presentation—it was wrapped in parchment paper and it...

  • Don't Bogart That License: How state lawmakers ruin pot in battle over money

    Don't Bogart That License: How state lawmakers ruin pot in battle over money

    We're from the government and we're here to ruin pot. Let's listen to a guy who was awarded a Maryland state license to dispense marijuana last summer but filed a lawsuit against the state, because he missed out on a grower's license—apparently because of a single typo in his application. "What...

  • Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed

    Like Fine Wine: Terpenes are what's next for weed

    Steve Herin, a pot farmer in Pueblo, Colorado, who has won two Cannabis Cup prizes, can recall the first time he tasted good pot. As it happens, he says I sold it to him. This was more than 20 years ago in South Carolina, and though I don't recall selling him any, I know exactly what he is talking...

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City Paper's 2017 Weed Issue

In 2014, City Paper put out our first Weed Issue, tying our coverage specifically to decriminalization in Baltimore. Our larger goal was to stop hiding or hedging what we said when it came to weed, and to not only write about weed openly and honestly, but also as if it were totally normal—which...

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Democracy in Crisis

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Democracy in Crisis Episode 12: D. Watkins and the Death of Freddie Gray

On this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with D. Watkins, educator, editor at large at Salon.com, and the author of "The Cook Up," and "The Beast Side" about the drug war and Freddie Gray, who died after being arrested in Baltimore two years ago this week. And composer...

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  • The Smell: Blacksauce Kitchen makes the jump to a brick and mortar location

    The Smell: Blacksauce Kitchen makes the jump to a brick and mortar location

    Remember that classic scene from Saturday morning cartoons where a hungry character would get a strong whiff of a delicious smell—whether it was a freshly baked pie or a steamy bowl of soup—and be hypnotically lured in its direction? The Smell, a persuasive white vapor, wafted through the air from...

  • Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Ate Dat: Abdu Ali muses on food as self care

    Musician Abdu Ali didn't come to this interview to play. On his phone, he's made a list of eateries he loves and wants to shout out. He pulls it up at the start of our meeting at Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant in Mount Vernon because he didn't want to forget anything. "I'm a food thot," he tells me....

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  • Wild Heart: On Stevie Nicks and her dogged tenderness

    Wild Heart: On Stevie Nicks and her dogged tenderness

    At Royal Farms Arena a couple weeks ago, CP's Performing Arts Editor Maura Callahan and I are standing among a swarm of people who all look like vaguely different amalgamations of a certain type of person I have known throughout my life—people I grew up going to church with, people I worked for,...

  • 18 digressions about Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    18 digressions about Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    1. Diagonal composer Hans-Joachim Rodelius plays the Creative Alliance on Sunday night, part of a lineup that's a testament to the West German art rock subgenre "krautrock" and its influence on Baltimore. Also on the bill are drum-and-synth minimalists Wume (named after Wümme, the city where clamorous...

  • Caleb Stine and the Revelations brings country rock and quiet resistance

    Caleb Stine and the Revelations brings country rock and quiet resistance

    Remington gem Caleb Stine's country-folk at Trinacria Italian Cafe on Friday, Feb. 24, was full of moments that threatened to take one's breath away with their sincerity and craft, rousing a crowd into hoots, hollers, and claps over pizza and pasta. With the help of a six-piece dubbed the Revelations...

  • HEY GRIFF!: Baltimore club icon steps away from 92Q's 9 O'Clock mix

    HEY GRIFF!: Baltimore club icon steps away from 92Q's 9 O'Clock mix

    Roll down the car window at any red light in Baltimore around 9 o’clock on a Friday night and you’re almost guaranteed to hear KW Griff’s 92Q radio club mix bumpin’ from the car next to you. Since about 1996, Griff – the acclaimed Unruly Records producer and 92Q DJ – has spun a spry soundtrack...

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Shoot em' up "Free Fire" is middle-of-the-road, micro-scale mayhem

Director Ben Wheatley's latest, "Free Fire," is not so much an action movie as it is—by design—an inaction movie. Pitting its ensemble cast of gunrunners and ne'er do wells against each other in a rundown factory, the film relishes the deliberately low-stakes in its greyhound-lean 90 minutes. While...More

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