March 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
Seattle Cannabis Journal has welcomed local photographer Knottyy to its pages. The great afternoon of good smoke & friendly conversation that was the Farmer’s Market write-up demanded a second collaboration. It was decided an afternoon documenting multiple grows from a single gardener would be just the thing.
We hope you enjoy this project, as it was truly a pleasure to create.
We pegged Diesel as the first course. The foundation laid down by this smoke was a great jumping off point for both Kush and Rainbow. Given our day’s task we tread lightly when using the water pipe. These hits still provided a trace of the glowing excitement and focus that began guiding our conversation.
It was not hard to discern an astringent leaning cedar kept earthy by deep spice. A nostalgic scent, but not necessarily the robust fuel we expected from the Diesel family-this was a more nuanced approach. The second exhale had a lip-smacking finish with great sustain on the palette, leaving ample time to pick it apart. A second toke locked in cedar, but pulled detail out of the spice. I detected cocoa.
Ten minutes after a few tokes in place, we were hard at work. Knottyy manned the photo area while I frantically scribbled notes on smell and dictated his occasional observations. The conversation pin-balled from our feelings on taste, sensory experience, and future collaboration. Throughout the buzz this multiple trajectory conversation was easy to keep up and productive. Knotty found that a few well-timed bowls could extend the peak, which eventually tapers into a soft glow with no hang-over.
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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 »
January 6, 2011 § Leave a Comment
The aim of our images is to help the user not only assess their cannabis and cannabis products, but also appreciate them artistically or imaginatively. When searching for a uniform approach to documenting hash oil we went with these 3 details.
First, the profile and form. If it is an amber shatter (like rock candy, and solid and room temperature) like the White Widow above, that should be evident in the first image.