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What's Old is New: 3 Traditional Cannabis Cures That Still Work

To make the case for cannabis as a medicine, most advocates refer to the herb’s ancient past as a healing substance. But in established Western medical practice, the glory age of cannabis as medicine was relatively short – a 60-year period that spanned the Penny Dreadful era of 19th century England – and kicked off by none other than Dr. O’Shaughnessy.

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The Cannabis Cleanse: 10 Tips for a New Year's Detox

Following the freight-train of festivities that make up the holiday season, and until the last hour when we tip ecstatically into the New Year, it’s easy to feel like our bodies are literally made of gingerbread, champagne, and smoke.

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Solstice: The Light and Dark of the Holiday Season

The day after Thanksgiving, it begins to creep in. A wreath appears on your neighbor’s front door, the naked trees on your block suddenly wink with lights, your local coffee shop starts studding the latte foam with shattered peppermint, and at the drug store you hear Bing Crosby parumpa-pum-pum-ing in a creamy baritone about a little drummer boy.

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‘Tis the Season: Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Hemp Bark and Savory Pot-Leaf Pesto

Cannabis foodie and blogger Pam of “Twice Baked In Washington” gives us two recipes for some serious holiday yum.

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Don't Go to the Cannabis Counter Without Me: 8 Tips for the Discerning Consumer

What to ask, what to pay, what to look for, and what to avoid when it comes to buying premium flower.

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Dollars and Sense: Seattle's Marijuana ‘n Money Symposium

There can be no doubt that the nascent marijuana industry has had an electrifying effect on the country: many have pulled up stakes to live cannabis-friendly states, dropped their cash into start-up pot ventures, and pushed through the minutiae of restrictive state laws, hoping that – once though the legal morass – they might be beneficiaries of the economic boon heralded by Colorado and Washington.

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Pizza, Sex and a Hike: A man's weekend guide to cannabis

It’s Friday. You’ve been slaving away all week. The boss just gave you the all-clear. So what’s the plan this weekend? Never fear, lads. Solstice has got you covered.

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Hempfest 2014: A Newbie's Guided Tour

As a relative newcomer to all things cannabis, it was hard to know what to expect when walking into Seattle Hempfest; the event is part rally, part symposium and part street-fair that all comes together into a three-day celebration of a single plant with myriad uses.

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A Sustainable Boom? The Future of Seattle's Canna-Preneurs

It’s been just over three weeks since the first legal cannabis shops opened in Washington and already it feels like the initial high is starting to wear off. The long lines, media storms and general hysteria that will likely be discussed in history books are quieting down. In the aftermath, producers, processors, retailers and legislators are now tasked with the hard stuff – working out the kinks to find a way to make cannabis just as viable as any other commodity.

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Summer Jams at Fremont Solstice Fair

Now in its 43rd year of existence, the annual Fremont Solstice Fair has always served dual creative and constructive functions within its quintessentially quirky, Lenin-loving neighborhood. Willfully scheduled to coincide with the summer’s longest stretch of sunlight, the Solstice Fair itself is a benefit for the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and a simultaneous celebration of the ‘hood’s socially conscious vibe, inherently mischievous aesthetic, and ribald sense of humor.

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Gluten-Free Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cooking with cannabis is easy once it is infused into butter. Cannabis butter can be used to make cookies, muffins, or even spread on toast. Since making cannabis butter is a time-consuming process, it’s best to do it at least the day before any baking is planned. It’s also important to note that the resulting cannabis butter should be kept safely away from children in the same manner as alcohol or prescription medications.

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