The High Life

The High Life: On CBD

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is severely fucked up and not in a good way, like stoned, but like someone you see that is about to tip over but miraculously remains standing at an impossible angle. The problem is, people suffer while these fuckers nod. First, they get too many applicants,...

  • The High Life: What weed does to 'The Godfather'

    The High Life: What weed does to 'The Godfather'

    For the most part, the weed hasn't been working this summer. Even endless eighths of A.K. 47, an alarmingly pleasant strain with a sour, plain yogurt-like flavor and a high that really encourages lots of darting around, deep thinking and chatting, can't quite quell my ennui. Mostly this has to...

  • The High Life: Pot for Pain

    The High Life: Pot for Pain

    With a little help from weed, Baltimore Raven Eugene Monroe is tearing through NFL hypocrisies. Last month, the Ravens' offensive tackle kicked off a campaign opposing NFL drug testing for pot, demanding the league consider using cannabinoids to treat chronic pain, and donated $80,000 to the University...

  • The High Life: Edibles, melancholy, and Kurt Vile

    The High Life: Edibles, melancholy, and Kurt Vile

    The edibles—chocolate chip cookies with Girl Scout Cookies weed masterfully baked into them—were hand delivered to my door by a trustworthy dealer. They were not Girl Scout cookies proper, such as, say, Thin Mints or Samoas containing Girl Scout Cookies weed—a missed opportunity—but weed is getting...

  • The High Life: Weed Maximalism

    The High Life: Weed Maximalism

    My dealers have mostly been 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 sense1—a response to there being too much (as a tribute...

  • The High Life: Beginning to see the light

    The High Life: Beginning to see the light

    Last month, the state announced that the next phase of Maryland's medicinal marijuana program will be delayed because too many people applied for a license to grow, dispense, or process marijuana and it just backed the whole thing up. Because 882 Maryland businesses applied, the preliminary approval...

  • High Life: Travel and Berry White

    High Life: Travel and Berry White

    The two things I most looked forward to when I returned from a long trip abroad—besides family and friends—were hops and weed. There was a time when America had the shittiest beer in the world, but now, it is quite difficult to find places abroad that have beer that can even come close to our craft...

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