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March/April/May 2008


My stay at California s Taft Penitentiary changed me in many ways, but also exposed how terrible the US prison system healthcare crisis really is.

Whenever the subject of colors in cannabis comes up, I’m reminded of the time I was working with a grow partner near Errington in the central Vancouver Island region. We had been growing a variety of strains because we were determining what grew well in the area and had a bunch of clones that had to be tried out.It was a good grow year with plenty of sunny days, though not as much rainfall as we would have liked.

The wonders of macro photography have excited me since I first saw the amazing photography of Joop Dumas at the 1995 High Times Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam. (Macro means anything very large in scale, scope, or capability.) Dumas took incredible magnified photos with an electron scan microscope back in 1985, and to this day they are the gold standard for macro photographs in the cannabis world.

Everyone who has their pot tattoo printed gets a free 6-issue subscription to Cannabis Culture Magazine! Send your photos with your name, email/phone number, mailing address, and a blurb about your tattoo (when it was done, who did it, where, etc.) to [email protected] or “CC Tattoos” 307 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC, V6B 1H6. Sorry, but mailed photos cannot be returned.

Although impossible to have a toxic overdose of cannabis, it is quite possible to consume more than necessary. When you smoke too much marijuana or eat too much pot food, you may have symptoms of ataxia/dizziness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, possible crying, and sometimes a sensation of dying. But don’t be concerned; ingesting too much cannabis is not fatal or injurious to any organs. The best antidote is to crawl in bed, turn off the lights and go to sleep; all will be normal in the morning.

Oakland hip-hop legend A-Plus would have no problem finding these three fine ingredients in his hometown of Oakland, California, a city with four approved medical cannabis dispensaries. Just a quick train or ferry ride away is San Francisco with over thirty dispensaries to choose from. Most dispensaries are worth visiting, but Oaktown is home to two of the best.

I began to specialize in cannabis photography two years ago, and work with several Spanish cultivation publications such as Canamo, Yerba, and Spannabis. Paradise Seeds supplied me with various strains to cultivate and photograph, and PrimaJuana Growshop offered a magnificent Neville’s Haze. These plants are grown under HPS lights in 5- to 7-liter containers, and fed organic fertilizers.

In the summer of 2007, my extradition lawyer (in my fight with the US Justice Department over my seed distribution days) began discussions with Washington State District Attorney Todd Greenberg.