April 5, 2011 § 5 Comments
The day I got a recommendation for medicinal Cannabis was a relief. Followed by the knowledge and urgency that I needed to get some plants in the ground.
A long time dream, I imagined fondly my first harvest. Curing my flowers to perfection, collecting their resin for meticulous concentrates. I saw myself journaling carefully over their progress, eventually becoming an expert care taker of myself and my garden.
Then the reality of a small space, in a small house, in a crowded neighborhood came crashing in. Hardly discouraged, I quickly scrapped the idea of a dedicated room filled to the brim. I began with honing my intentions-I wanted to inconspicuously and autonomously produce my medicine. A respectable and realistic goal, one that I could embrace.
After months pouring over Cannabis related text and furrowing my brow at various nooks throughout my home, I saw through the problem. I would build a cabinet.
On Craigslist I found a cabinet kit still in the box for only $35. It came in at 24″ D x 30″ W x 70″ T. Next, a 6″ inline fan for another $100. The fan, a 400 watt light from a previous grow and its Cool Tube gave me something to design around.
My sights set, I loaded Google’s 3D rendering freeware, Google SketchUp, and got to work.
February 14, 2011 § 1 Comment
Demosthenes, after the great Greek orator, is one of the many talented Cannabis cultivators that grace the North West. True to his namesake, when he visits Medical Marijuana forums his time is usually spent banging out angry diatribes about the nature of Washington State’s ‘Rip-Ops’-his name for the collectives and co-ops that have sprouted up all over the North West. Demosthenes rails against the medical Cannabis access points that set any donation above 10$, claiming this is nothing more than plain ‘robbery’.
Which is how I met him. After posting a review for ‘Jack Herer’ (a 15$ medicine from Suzie Q’s) on THClist his comments came flying in. After round 1, I had been accused of being a paid ‘shill’-a person who writes fluff reviews for organizations or products, then later of supporting ‘thieves’-my positive review of the 15$ donation. Despite his subtle communication techniques, I sensed I had tapped into a sensitive issue. In full journalistic fervor I contacted Demosthenes-a small gamble to see if this man could really produce the top shelf medicine he claimed, and a chance to make a well-rounded contribution to the debate. « Read the rest of this entry »
February 5, 2011 § 2 Comments
Effects: Heavy, thorough, overpowering
Smell/Taste: Sweet, tobacco, hashy
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