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Worldly News

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Among the helpful civic classes the city government in Oakland, Calif., set up earlier this year for its residents was one on how to pick locks (supposedly to assist people who had accidentally locked themselves out of their homes), and lock-picking kits were even offered for sale after class. Some

residents were aghast, as the city had seen burglaries increase by 40 percent in 2012. Asked one complainer, “What’s next? The fundamentals of armed robbery?” (In February, Mayor Jean Quan apologized and canceled the class.) Inexplicable

Solutions to Non-Problems: (1) Illinois state Rep. Luis Arroyo introduced a bill in March that would ban the state’s restaurants from serving lion meat. (2) Georgia state Rep. Jay Neal introduced legislation in February to ban the implantation of a human embryo into a nonhuman. Rep. Neal told the Associated Press that this has been a hot issue in “other states.”

the North Carolina House of Representatives Rules Committee took the unusual step of pre-emptively burying a bill to legalize prescription marijuana (which 18 states so far have embraced). WRAL-TV (RaleighDurham) reported Rep. Paul Stam’s explanation: Committee members were hearing from so many patients and other con-

stituents (via phone calls and emails) about the importance of medical marijuana to them that the representatives were feeling “harassed.” The Redneck Chronicles

Gary Ericcson, 46, was distraught in January at being charged with animal cruelty in shooting to death his beloved pet snake. He told the Charlotte Observer that he is not guilty, as the dear thing had already passed away and that he shot it only “to get the gas out” so that


other animals would not dig it up after he buried it. He said he was so despondent (fearing that a conviction will prevent him from being allowed to have even dogs and cats) that in frustration he had shot up and destroyed a large cabinet that housed his Dale Earnhardt collectibles.

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Among the Americans (all males, as usual) who accidentally shot themselves recently: A 19-year-old man, with the AR-15 assault weapon he had just stolen (Independence, Ore., March)*. An angler, shooting salmon (Thurston County, Wash., October). An 18-yearold man, shot in the “groin” while cleaning his gun (Port St. Lucie, Fla., September). A 59-year-old poor-multitasker, who tripped and fell holding his shotgun while talking on the phone to his girlfriend (St. Matthews, S.C., September)*. A police officer serving an arrest warrant (shot in the buttocks) (Mercer Island, Wash., November). A 54-year-old man at a gun show, mistaken about whether his gun was loaded) (Des Moines, Iowa, January). A 22-year-old man, showing off and flummoxed by whether a bullet was still in the chamber (Stamford, Conn., September)*. An 18-year-old man, similarly flummoxed (and suffering the same fate) (St. Petersburg, Fla., January).

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Global Thanksgiving Traditions


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By Lacewing Every year, it’s the same ol’ same ol’, with the turkey and the stuffing and the weird cylinder of cranberry colored jello. Family comes and goes, often leaving you to take care of the dishes. And we are grateful, for the most part, for what is going on around us. In the grand scheme of things, no matter what is going on our lives, there is always something to be thankful for. But it gets boring. When a feast

Zeus and gifted to whomever he favored, the cornucopia would present the owner with plentiful food, water, or whatever he or she desired. In Africa, the Festival of Yams involves elaborate masks and outfits, and lots of singing and dancing. Malaysians celebrate the Tadau ka’amatan in honor of the Rice God. There are carnivals and lots of rice wine is consumed. Celebrations last all month! Folks in the UK have the Harvest festival, which has been held every year since 1843. Gifts

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of the crops’ yields are given to attendants, children sing hymns, and everyone comes for a meal together. Indians in the state of Goa celebrate Ladainha, the Indian version of Thanksgiving; Koreans celebrate Chu Suk. Every one of these cultures has different customs, different traditions, all ripe for the picking to add to your regular Thanksgiving Day activities! Becoming ever more materialistic and opportunistic, there are few days set aside for families and friends to get together and express some gratitude for what they have instead of what they want. Don’t let this one fade into Black Friday and Cyber Monday and every single day till the end of the year, and every single day leading up to it! Do some Googling, find some exotic dishes or games and invite everyone to join in and broaden their horizons—being humble and grateful at the same time as having a whole lot of fun.

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of epic proportions is overshadowed by standing in line all night, in literally freezing cold weather, for a decent deal on a flat screen TV, you know that something needs a little shaking up. In a time when the world has never felt so small, when we have access to more information at our fingertips than ever before, it’s easy to take a cue from some cultures across the globe! You didn’t think America was the only country that took time to be thankful did you? Because it’s not. Though we’re of course free to be thankful for anything we want, the original Thanksgiving was a great dinner thrown in gratitude for the successful harvest. Harvest festivals and celebrations are common to nearly every culture, and go as far back in history as we can find. In point of fact, the iconic cornucopia used in so much autumnal decor is actually a symbol derived from Greek cultures. Created by

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Edible Review

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By FuQua Johnson Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing wonderfully. I really love this time of year in Colorado. I know the winter season is bearing down on us, but let’s just enjoy the beautiful time right now. The fall colors here are amazing because of the leaves changing. Seriously, take a hike or go for a nice walk and you can see it all. I also wanted to say thanks for anyone who donated or helped out with the flood relief. I understand many families were affected all over Colorado. I couldn’t donate any money but I found some clothes I don’t wear anymore and some coats for the winter. My girl and I helped package food for flood victims and helped organize donations that were coming in. It really was a sight to see how many people donated whatever they could. I understand money is always tight, but the generosity of people was overwhelming. We couldn’t keep up with the cars dropping stuff off. Thank you! So, with that being said, let us get on with the show. On a recent trip to Nature’s Herbs and Well-

ness, it was suggested to me that I try a new drink. To be clear, I understand the OMG company has been around for a while, but this particular drink was new. I was handed the OMG Sons of Sativa drink to try for this review. I really like the show “Sons of Anarchy,” so the drink name was awesome. It comes in a 200mg bottle, and the flavor was black cherry. It is a noncarbonated beverage, unlike some other medicated beverages I have tried. I really have started to enjoy strain-specific edibles for different purposes. I have enjoyed many indica edibles for the aid of sleeping and pain relief at night, but I have really loved the sativa edibles for daytime activities. I generally try not to smoke my medication during the day because of work, so the strain-specific edibles are perfect for me. Many companies are now creating strain-specific edibles and drinks, so find the right edible for your occasion. Like I said earlier, I really enjoy the mountains this time of year. So my girl and I took our dogs for a wonderful trip up to

the mountains to see the fall colors. We headed up to our condo in Breckenridge for the weekend and brought this drink with me. We took the dogs for a long hike and I mixed the drink with lemonade. Wow, it tasted just like a cherrylimeade and it was strong to boot. I was really glad I mixed it with the lemonade because it made it last all day long and gave me the medication in smaller doses. It was a wonderful, uplifting feeling with a nice heady feel to it. It was an awesome hike with my girl and the dogs. We took

some great pictures of the Aspen trees changing and, of course, our huskies. My girl had little sips every now and then, and she told me she liked it and felt a little of the medication. She prefers to smoke her medication most of the time. At the top of our hike, we “solar burned” a nice bowl of Durbin and it was nice reward for making it to the top. You know what they say, “Hikers like it on Top!” Next time you are at Natures or Altitude, check out this beverage from OMG. I think they might have another flavor available, but I haven’t tried that one yet. If you are looking for a nice strain-specific beverage for the daytime, I would recommend this one. You will enjoy whatever activity you will be doing. Just a warning, I would not recommend doing anything like driving a car or using machinery of any kind. I don’t want anyone to get hurt or injured. Safety first everyone!!!! Coming up, I will be reviewing the science between Shatter vs. Wax hash and which one is better. I will do a lot of research for this one and I am looking forward to it. I will see you on the flip, and like always, medicate with care.

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Recreational Marijuana

How Americans see Marijuana Now

By Alvin Dy Canada is moving medical marijuana up to free enterprise. Over there, small growers are being phased out of the picture while big and regulated indoor farms give you legal and highquality medical marijuana. It just begs the question on how marijuana is now accepted in the United States. The United Nations question. We all know that Colorado and Washington are currently at the forefront of marijuana legislation. So much so that these two states are becoming the testing grounds for marijuana legalization issues. A flurry of reports on mainstream media has misinformed the public that the country is now violating the UN drug control treaties that it signed. This notion is just plain wrong. While the US government signed the treaty, this can only be seen to apply to national policies. In a federal system of government, separate states such as Washington and Colorado are not held liable or responsible for the agreements entered into by the federal government. Hence, there is really no legal way for the United Nations to force the federal government to challenge state laws on marijuana legalization. The UN also cannot punish the United States for the legal pot in two of its states. The bottom line? You have nothing to fear from the United Nations when it comes to marijuana legalization in your state. More states to push for legalizing recreational marijuana. With Colorado and Washington leading the way, legal

marijuana activists are looking to go state by state in the hopes that local citizens would vote to legalize marijuana. The likely suspects? Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Rhode Island. Marijuana activist groups are saying that some states might be able to get recreational use of marijuana legalized as early as 2014. But for a majority, it might come during the 2016 elections. Why? It is expected that a lot more youths are going to come out during a presidential election to vote. And this will skew the numbers in favor of marijuana legalization. How are people reacting to marijuana legalization? More and more states are talking about marijuana legalization. Starting in 2014, lawmakers in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, Hawaii and Vermont will begin talking about it. Maine, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Cali-

fornia are expected to follow suit by 2016. And just how popular is marijuana legalization with the voters? The Marijuana Policy Project estimates that they have more than 51% of the voters on their side waiting to see marijuana legalized. Granted, it is a small majority, but a majority nonetheless. Take the case of California. A recent survey released by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that 52% of Californians are now supporting marijuana legalization. Out of the likely voters, that number is higher at 60%. That means that come election time, 6 out of 10 people will vote to legalize marijuana in California. That is a big step, considering that in March 2012, only 45% of Californians were in favor of legalizing marijuana. This trend is seen at most other states that are considering legalizing all forms of marijuana.

What’s happening? A lot of factors come into play when you speak of people’s growing tolerance and acceptance for marijuana, recreational or otherwise. For one, medical marijuana is already legal in 20 states. Recreational marijuana is legal in two. No matter how you look at it, that would set the stage for higher tolerance for marijuana. Also, we are seeing a change in demographics. We now have a younger populace, with most people below 70 years old having most likely tried weed at some point of their lives. This means that they know first-hand that marijuana is not as dangerous as the government and other anti-marijuana groups are painting it out to be. Further, all these debates for and against marijuana legalization made people more aware about marijuana’s benefits. For example, before all these legalization talks, people just thought it was the dope heads and the addicts that wanted it legalized. Then they saw how marijuana benefitted the sick. More than that, they got to appreciate the economics behind marijuana legalization. All that money saved from enforcement and persecution. Added to that savings is the money coming in as revenue for the state as they tax the legal marijuana that they sell. All of these are coming together to make people more tolerant of marijuana. In short, as people get more information and the whole truth about marijuana and the issues surrounding it, they become more enlightened and start supporting marijuana legalization.

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THE Hash Man


H a s h i s h By Trey Gochenour, The Hash Man Hello, fellow hash lovers! Hope you all had a fun-filled Halloween. Hope all your candies were pleasantly medicated! (Not your kids’ candy, of course; just you adults!) Now, on to part two of hashish consumption: The effects of eating versus smoking. Generally, the potency of eaten hash is higher than that of smoking it. This is because the THC metabolites produced by the liver are more potent than the THC itself. Some of the THC is destroyed by burning and much of the THC escapes in side-stream smoke: The onset effects from eating hash are much slower than smoking, because of the digestion process, whereas smoking hash is a more direct route to the brain. The intensity of eaten hash is usually stronger than when smoked. The time elapsed until the peak is much longer than when it is eaten, usually one or two hours. However, once the peak is reached, the high will wear off for about an hour and then increase again to a new and often higher peak. These will come in several waves. Smoking hash gives you your peak high usually within fifteen to thirty minutes. After that peak is reached, the high levels off for an hour or two and then the high gradually fades away. The intensity of mental and physical effects: Eating hashish often makes the person feel overwhelmed, anxious and helpless, whereas smoking is usually a lot milder and rarely results in discomfort. Physical effects of eating hashish can be very powerful. Users often

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feel that their body is heavy and it is difficult to move their limbs. Large doses can be very sedative. Smoking hash produces a mild mental stimulation with periods of relaxation and drowsiness. The duration of effects and intensity of total experience: Effects from eating hashish are usually very long lasting and it is not uncommon to feel the effects for more than twelve hours. I know this to be true, as I have experienced it myself. Often a restful sleep is needed to fully remove the residual effects. Smoking hashish can last up to eight hours, however most of the effects wear off after two hours. The overall intensity of smoking hashish is much weaker than the intensity of eating it. Vaporizing is an alternative to eating or smoking hashish. The THC vaporizes at a temperature lower than smoking or eating hashish. When it heated to between 200°C to 450°C, the THC vaporizes before the hashish ignites. The aromatic terpenoids also vaporize, release flavors and aromas and the user receives both potency and flavors without any of the smoke. This results in lesser amounts of smoke particles, toxic gases, and tars, thus lowering the health risks. The effects of vaporizing last about as long as smoking hashish. Vaporization takes advantage of the low boiling point of cannabinoids and terpenoids, and the relatively low temperatures of vaporization produces a cool, less toxic and high psych-active vapor for inhalation. The prime reason for consuming hashish has been to get high. The two main methods

are eating and heating (smoking or vaporizing). Each method produces its own distinct version of the cannabis high, due to the differing pathways of absorption. Eating is, undoubtedly, a much older version of consumption, and is not used as much in the world today, however this is rapidly changing. There are many ways of heating hash enough to vaporize the THC and terpenoids, which is healthier than inhaling the health damaging by-products of smoking. Hashish is used as

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a low toxicity analgesic and is a beneficial treatment for the symptoms associated with medical problems. This concludes our series on the methods of consuming hashish. I hope it helps you decide which one best serves your needs. Vaporization is obviously the best way health-wise, however, personally, I love it in my brownies and cupcakes! Give each method a try and see which one you like best. Until next time, keep your stash full of hash!

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In The Know

Medical Marijuana

Canada’s Big Change By Alvin Dy

Before September 2013 ended, Canadians showed us just how much more enlightened they are. The Canadian government is opening up a $1.3-billion medical marijuana industry. The move means an end to the current system of small growers, wherein they produce small amounts of medical marijuana. Health Canada found that having many small players meant that it was very difficult to regulate them. This leads to a few of these smaller producers falling through the cracks and producing lowquality marijuana that poses health risks to users. Either that, or most of the marijuana produced goes to the black market. And that is a very big problem, as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported in July 2013. The RCMP said that criminals are using medical marijuana producers to keep their supplies up. What do these criminal syndicates do? They use a family member who has a clean police record to apply to become a medical marijuana producer under Health Canada’s Marijuana Medical Access Regulations program. Other criminals, meanwhile, try to get their hands on the medical marijuana produced by legitimate growers through their own network of associates. These rogue medical marijuana growers help fuel the multimillion dollar illegal marijuana industry in Canada. Just imagine, a rogue grower could easily produce more than the allowed quantity set by Health Canada. On the average, a grower could produce 80 kilograms in excess of the legal amount every single year. That 80 kilograms translate to more than $650,000 when sold on the streets. A grower could also sell the marijuana on his or her own. CBCTV featured an interview with a

$120,000 per year. The man had a medical license. Around three years ago, the RCMP also said that 70 licensed growers violated the terms set forth by Health Canada. More than half of these were also allegedly trafficking marijuana. Well, that’s no longer going to be the case, according to Health Canada. With the latest developments, small growers are going to be phased out. In their place, huge indoor marijuana farms will be put up. These facilities will be monitored by the RCMP and by health inspectors. The new large farms will then grow, standardize, distribute and package the medical marijuana. Although Health Canada is not imposing the number of new medical marijuana farms that will be given a license, it will still be lower than 4,200, which is the number of small growers that are currently in operation. What’s more, it will involve the RCMP, making it difficult to go around the lax standards put up by Health Canada for its old system.

Other measures that are mandatory for these new farms include security systems and vaults. Growing will no longer be allowed in private homes or properties. In doing so, Health Canada effectively makes it more difficult for buyers in the black market to get the marijuana. Without steady supply, the prices for illicit marijuana will go up, making it much less attractive to buyers on the streets. On the other hand, pricing for legal medical marijuana is also fairly lower than the street prices of illegal marijuana. Health Canada reported that they expect legal marijuana to sell for an average of $7.60 per gram. That is more than $2.40 cheaper than the street prices. And because of the competition in the free market, prices are also seen to go lower than projected. More than that, it is a good way to ensure that the medical

marijuana produced is of great quality. Because these farms will constantly be monitored to make sure that they conform to the standards set by Health Canada, there will never be a place for low-quality weed in the market. You might be thinking that becoming a medical marijuana farm is something that most companies would shy away from. For one, it is a new field that is under a lot of regulation. But Health Canada reports that 156 companies have already signed up for the program to grow and distribute medical marijuana. It is after all a very lucrative market that moves more than a billion dollars every year. Canada currently has 37,400 medical marijuana users. By 2024, officials are expecting that this number will increase ten-fold. That is close to half a million people who are allowed to use medical marijuana to relieve or manage symptoms and diseases.


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Grower’s Corner

Terpenes to The Rescue!

By Tucker Eldridge When standing at the counter purchasing a strain to help mitigate our ailments, one of the first reactionary things we do when handed a jar of cannabis is raise it to our nose and take a big whiff. This is because each strain contains a unique profile of terpenoids. These are aromatic hydrocarbon compounds that a large number of plant species produce as insect deterrents in their natural environments. Because of the wide range of ecological environments to which cannabis landrace strains are native, cannabis produces one of the broadest and most complete spectrums of these compounds of any plant species in the world. From a medical perspective, this is tremendous news! This is because outside of the already extensive medicinal potential of the cannabinoids present in cannabis, terpenoids provide for a number of additional therapeutic possibilities to improve the functionality of your medicine. What this means, is that this allows us the opportunity to use our own sense of smell to identify strains that may increase even further the effectiveness of our cannabis medicine. Here is a list of some of the more common terpenoids located within the cannabis plant: Borneol, also located in Artemisia species and cinnamon, smells strongly of menthol and camphor, both compounds it can readily be converted to. Also known as moxa in Chinese medicine, it is classified as a calming sedative used during recovery from intense periods of fatigue or stress. Strains with Borneol in them have a minty

or woody overtone to them as the borneol present converts to more aromatic compounds. Caryophyllene, found in large quantities in clove and cotton, contributes significantly to the overall flavor and spiciness of black pepper. It binds selectively to the CB2 receptors in the body, and has shown consistently to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This is thought to be by the same means that CBD causes a reduction in inflammation, through its binding to the CB2 receptors of the body. Cineole/Eucalyptol is the primary component of eucalyptus oil, and contributes to its overall smell and flavor. Also found in rosemary, it is effective in helping increase blood circulation, reducing pain, and is very effective in crossing the blood brain barrier. This final characteristic may contribute to the therapeutic potential of additional active components within the plant. Eucalyptus oil is considered intellectually stimulating, and it may be the contributing factor to the thought provoking aspects of cannabis consumption. Delta3Carene is a primary component of the resin of the cedar tree. It gives cedar wood

its smell and makes up a large percentage of turpentine as well. It is also the primary chemical used in aromatherapy to dry excess fluids such as tears, mucus or perspiration. It plays a large role in the drying of eyes and mouth often referred to as cotton mouth amongst cannabis consumers. Limonene is contained in significant quantities primarily in the rinds of citrus fruits. It contributes to the citrusy smell shared by all of these fruits, and contributes a number of medicinal properties to cannabis. Its synergistic relationship with other terpenoids allows it to be an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-depressant, and anti-carcinogenic. It also greatly aids in the absorption of other terpenoids and cannabinoids through cell membranes, allowing our bodies to most effectively allocate medicinal constituents where they will most effectively contribute to our overall wellbeing. It is also an adenosine agonist, which also contributes to its anti-stress and sedative properties. Myrcene gives off an earthy, green-vegetative like aroma, while occasionally giving off subtle mango aromas as well. It is found in abundance in man-

gos, hops, and verbena. The most prevalent terpeniod found in the cannabis plant, myrcene has shown to be an anti-microbial, antiseptic, analgesic, antioxidant, anti-carcinogen, anti-depressent, anti-inflammatory, and a muscle relaxer. It also affects the permeability of the cell membranes and blood brain barrier, allowing for an increased volume of THC to reach the CB1 receptors more readily. Alpha-pinene, which is found in pine needles, and beta-pinene, which is found in dill, parsley, and yarrow, combine to form the primary component of turpentine. Pinene has been shown to increase mental focus and energy. It also acts as an expectorant, and a bronchial dilator. These characteristics combine to form the feeling of smoke expanding aggressively within your lungs. It has also shown effectiveness as a topical antiseptic. It also easily moves across the blood brain barrier readily, and protects acetylcholine, resulting in improved memory. This counteracts the effects of THC, which leads to decreased acetylcholine levels. Armed with an idea of what each of these terpenoids smells like, a patient can use this information to select strains that more adequately improve the symptoms of their specific ailment. Each of these specific terpenoids works synergistically with the other medically active components within each strain to provide for a unique chemical profile, and therefore, a unique combination of symptoms they relieve.

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The Marijuana Tax Debate

Prop AA

By Lacewing A year from when recreational marijuana was finally legalized, the state government is still working some of the kinks out of how to make the sales a reality. With each vote, we come closer to being the spearhead for all future marijuana legalization across the country (along with Washington, but they have their own issues). The next step to accomplishing our goals is to sort out how to tax marijuana fairly. Tax is one of those unpopular aspects of government that no one can decide if it is good or bad—we hate paying taxes, but we like what the tax money buys for us in the end. Proposition AA is coming up for vote on November 5 of this year. Boiled down to the basics, Proposition AA will essentially impose two different taxes on recreational marijuana sold in Colorado. The first is a 15% excise tax on all recreational marijuana sales in the state. The revenue from this tax will be used to fund the construction of schools, according to The second is a 10% sales tax. This is in addition to Colorado’s standard 2.9% state sales tax and any local sales taxes that may apply. Any revenues that result from the sales tax part of Proposition AA will, if it is approved, be used to fund a state bureaucracy that will regulate and monitor the marijuana retail business. Boiling it down further, that means that for every dollar spent on recreational marijuana, another 25 cents will be added to the purchase in taxes, minimum. That amount goes

up further once you factor in county or municipal taxes. It can be postulated that taxes this high are no shock. One of the winning arguments for legalizing recreational marijuana was that the taxes would be going to a good cause: our schools. And it is! Estimates put the total at $70 million dollars every year being put aside for building new schools, and only a madman would complain about that. The rest of the taxes earned will go to regulating the industry, also worthy. Brian Vicente, the chairman of the Committee for Responsible Regulation and a proponent for legalization, wrote in the Denver Post, “This is the responsible path. Through regulations, we are able to provide consumer protections, such as tracking, testing and labeling. We also protect our

communities by diminishing the likelihood of marijuana being diverted out of the system.” Seems open and shut. Only not, because legalizing marijuana is also recognizing that at one point in time, it was illegal—and people still had no problem accessing it. While fighting to make it legal, another winning argument was that by making recreational marijuana legal, it would shut down the black market, which would have too many benefits to detail in this particular article. Rob Corry, opponent of Proposition AA and marijuana advocate, is quoted in Forbes saying, “Over-taxation creates a marijuana market ripe for takeover by the unregulated, untaxed, underground market.” As detailed on, “through over regulation and over taxation, the

fledgling [marijuana] industry risks going back into the hands of the black market, undoing decades of work in righting failed and expensive drug war policies. “In addition to enriching black market, these tax increases will decimate small and medium sized marijuana businesses. Only corporations the size of Walmart or Phillip Morris will be able to grow the amounts of marijuana necessary to be able to afford these extreme taxes. This tax measure is not for Coloradans, this is for the big industries looking to corner the market.” There are a lot of decisions yet to be made, but we must be careful. Whatever direction you choose to vote, please be informed and vote for what will best benefit Colorado and her citizens.

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Danksgiving Turkey Ingredients (Makes approximately 36 Marijuana MONSTER Cookies per batch! Enjoy!): • 1 cup canna-butter, softened • 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning • 2 tbsp garlic herb sauce mix (recommended: Knorr) • 1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic • 1 (32 oz) bag celery and carrot party sticks • 2 large onions, large dice

• 1 (32 oz) container low-sodium chicken broth • 12 lb turkey, thawed if necessary • tbsp salt • 1 tbsp pepper • 3 (3/4 oz) packets fresh herbs poultry herb blend (sage, thyme and rosemary) • 1 lemon, thickly sliced

Directions 1. In a small bowl, combine softened butter, poultry seasoning, garlic herb sauce mix, and crushed garlic. Use a fork to mix together until well combined. Cover and put in the refrigerator for 15 to 30 minutes, until firm but not hard.

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2. Preheat the oven to 450°F. 3. Arrange celery, carrots, and half of the diced onions in the bottom of a roasting pan. Add chicken broth and set aside. 4. Rinse the thawed turkey and pat dry. Use your finger to carefully loosen the skin around the entire bird. Take the butter mixture and cut into large pieces. Place the butter pieces under the skin of the entire turkey. Rub the remaining butter pieces on the outside of the skin and season with salt and pepper. Stuff the inside of turkey cavity with remaining onions, fresh herb poultry blend, and lemon slices. (Truss if necessary.) 5. Insert the pop-up thermometer at an angle about 3-inches down from the neck cavity and 2-inches from the breast bone, in the thickest part of the breast.


6. Place turkey on the bed of vegetables in roasting pan. Place in the oven and reduce temperature to 325°F. Roast for 1 hour, then baste with pan juices every 20 minutes until thermometer pops up or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 180°F, about 3 hours.

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Concert/Venue Guide The Summit Music Hall

Nov 1 – Bleeding Through Nov 2 – Periphery Nov 4 – Mayday Parade: The Glamour Kills Tour Nov 5 – I See Stars Nov 6 – The Story So Far Nov 7 – Death Angel Nov 15 – Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) Nov 16 – Journey’s Noise Tour feat. 3OH!3 Nov 19 – August Burns Red Nov 20 – Misfits Nov 21 – Fear Factory Nov 22 – Less Than Jake: Fat Tour 2013 Nov 23 – Balkan Beat Box Nov 24 – Relient K & Motion City Soundtrack Nov 27 – Protest The Hero Nov 30 – An Evening With: Wish We Were Floyd

The Marquis Theater

Nov 1 – Dissonance In Dance Nov 2 – Nonpoint Nov 3 – of Montreal Nov 4 – Kingsfoil Nov 5 – The Browning Nov 6 – Close Your Eyes Nov 7 – Subhumans Nov 8 – Larry and His Flask Nov 9 – Screaming Females Nov 10 – Tonight Alive Nov 11 – 65daysofstatic Nov 12 – Scale The Summit Nov 13 – Holy Grail Nov 14 – I The Mighty Nov 15 – Natty Vibes Nov 16 – Arkona Nov 17 – A Great Big World Nov 18 – Polar Bear Club Nov 19 – Monster Magnet Nov 21 – Arkaik Nov 22 – Places (Last show) Nov 23 – The Casualties Nov 26 – Norma Jean Nov 27 – Discount Cinema Nov 29 – Kill Paradise Nov 30 – Thy Art is Murder

The Filmore

Nov 1 – Bonobo Nov 5 – Lamb of God & Killswitch Engage Nov 7 – Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Nov 8 – Lee Brice Nov 16 – Michal Menert Nov 27 - Rusko

The Gothic Theater

Nov 1 – Gaelic Storm Nov 2 – As Freedom Fades Nov 5 – Stephen “Ragga” Marley Nov 6 – Tori Kelly Nov 8 – Kreator/Overkill Nov 9 – Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers Nov 12 – Jessie Ware Nov 15 – Greensky Bluegrass Nov 16 – Greensky Bluegrass Nov 21 – Vanessa Carlton Nov 22 – Love, Light and Melody feat. Brad Corrigan of Dispatch Nov 29 – Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats Nov 30 – The Mowgli’s

The Ogden Theater

Nov 1 – The Devil Makes Three Nov 2 – The Motet presents MIXTAPE 1980 Nov 5 – Gov’t Mule Nov 6 – Toro y Moi Nov 8 – Elephant Revival Nov 9 – Blackberry Smoke Nov 10 – Mazzy Star Nov 12 – Steve Aoki Nov 13 – The Black Crowes Nov 14 – Clutch Nov 15 – The Black Crowes Nov 16 – The Black Crowes Nov 21 – Yelawolf/Hopsin Nov 22 – Emancipator Ensemble Nov 23 – Groundation Nov 24 – Lupe Fiasco Nov 27 – The Last Waltz Revisited Nov 29 – Figure/Crizzly Nov 30 - Flosstradamus

Red Rocks Amphitheater

Nov 2 – ColoWODo Competitions Nov 3 – Holiday on the Rocks – Art and Gift Market

First Bank Center

Nov 12 – So You Think You Can Dance Nov 13 – Nine Inch Nails Nov 15 – Excision Nov 16 – Selena Gomez Nov 22 – Resurrection Fighting Alliance #11

The Aggie Theater

Nov 1 – The Motet presents MIXTAPE 1980 Nov 2 – Bonobo Nov 5 – Cold War Kids Nov 6 – Reckless Kelly Nov 7 – Euroquestra & Mountain Standard Time Nov 8 – Aaron Carter Nov 9 – Good Gravy Nov 14 – The Sword Nov 15 – Grieves Nov 21 – Love & Light Nov 22 – Hopsin & Yelawolf Nov 23 – Less Than Jake Nov 30 – The Yawpers



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