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  • Berry White offers a nice uplifting but not paranoia-inducing high

    Last year, I was staying in Exarchia, Greece which has become something of an autonomous zone when it comes to smoking. It is the coolest neighborhood I've ever seen, with dozens of bookstores and record stores and street art everywhere. And at night, groups of young people gather on the square...

  • OG Diesel, a maximalist mix of Sour Diesel and OG Kush will knock you the fuck out

    Lots of dealers have taken to selling mixes and weed hybrids lately. I have taken to calling this kind of experimentation with weed, this mixing and matching and mashing-up of strains, "weed maximalism." It dovetails with maximalism in the artistic sense—a response to there being too much. It makes...

  • Bombshell, pain-relieving hash for after you get a vasectomy

    I wrote this after a minor but rather painful medical experience: a vasectomy. Before I got the snip, the doctor wrote me a prescription for Tylenol with codeine. I didn't want it because I didn't want the Tylenol—hard on the liver—so they agreed to give me a prescription for pure codeine, which...

  • Girl Scout Cookies' blurry-brained high is ideal for edibles

    Girl Scout Cookies is a rather infamous hybrid of OG Kush and Durban Poison (and, some say, a few other types) and as such offers up a blurry-brained high so mileage may vary. When you smoke Girl Scout Cookies, it's more like Romulan and brings with it a stringy, opiate-esque high. But if you can...

  • City Paper's Product Reviews

    Weed products and weed strains reviewed by CP weed critics Brandon Soderberg and Baynard Woods.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • City Paper's Product Reviews

    Weed products and weed strains reviewed by CP weed critics Brandon Soderberg and Baynard Woods.

  • 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...

  • Savage Love: Dick Monsters

    I'm a queer girl living with a male partner. This weekend, we found ourselves in an after-hours club, made some new friends, and ended up at a house with two other guys and a girl. Things were pretty playful with everyone except for one of the guys. We all wanted him gone, but he wouldn't take...

  • Friday: Queen Wolf Album Release

    April 14, 8 p.m., The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave., (410) 244-8855, thewindupspace.com, $10. Local thrash outfit Queen Wolf releases its latest album "Unsung Monsters" with opening acts PLRLS, (Stop Worrying &) Love the Bomb, and Snug.

  • Friday: Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla

    April 14 Baltimore has always been a hair metal town. There are places in, say, Dundalk where you would swear it's still 1985. And if you were to go to Washington right now, you'd also feel as if little has changed since the days of leopard spandex and mile-high hair. If you missed that era due...

  • Thursday: Noname

    April 13 At one point on the maudlin confessional track 'Lost' off Chance the Rapper's 2013 mixtape "Acid Rap," the then-buzzing, now-sort-of-a-superstar MC Noname (then known as NoName Gypsy—she changed it once she was made aware, in her words, "how offensive it was to Romani people"), a fellow...

  • Flashback 2003

    Flashback: The Baltimore City Paper turns 40 years old this year Flashback: 2003 Make your business stand out from the crowd.Contact Tyler Hahn thahn@baltsun.com or 410-332-6788

  • Murder Ink 4/12/17: 7 murders this week, 86 murders this year

    Baltimore subtracted a murder from the count this week, as a March stabbing was ruled self-defense, but the weekend saw four murders, including a double-homicide on Saturday, keeping the annual killing rate at a record level. Suspects were arrested in two separate murder investigations as well....

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