Aug 2012 01

by Callioppe

[Callioppe in Sun Drips]

The Pax by Ploom is my favorite new way to, “smoke.” It is a loose-leaf vaporizer that is small enough to fit in your pocket. Powered by an internal lithium ion battery the device is butane free and holds an impressively long charge. I would guess you could get about 8 – 10 smoke sessions per hour long charging. The vaporizer heats up really fast, it was ready for use in about 30 seconds. The Pax has three adjustable heat settings and at the highest setting the device delivers the most full-bodied vapor hits I have ever gotten from a portable Vaporizer.

The Pax is also completely silent and virtually odorless which makes using it outside a movie theater or in a park fell pretty safe. Another really stand out feature of the Pax is it’s long, shallow herb chamber which makes the device very easy to fill and clean out between sessions.

I have smoked out of a couple different vaporizers in the past and have always felt a bit disappointed. Some of the things I enjoy the most about smoking are the texture of a joint in on my fingertips, the feel of it on my lips, and most importantly the way my lungs fill up with rich velvety smoke that escapes from my nostrils and mouth.

Before the Pax I had tried vaporizers with awkward hoses, noisy dispositions and cumbersome bags, all for tiny puffs of vapor that left me feeling frustrated, disenchanted and no where near high. Of all of the vaporizers I have tried the Pax delivers the fullest, richest, most smoke like hits of vapor. The Pax is simple to use, clean and charge. Modern, discrete, and beautiful with its cigar like shape and amazing build quality the device has the simplicity, fit and finish of an Apple product.

The bottom line is this is the best portable vaporizer I’ve ever used, and probably stands up against the very best non portable models as well. If you are considering a vaporizer, this is the one we at SG recommend you buy.

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Feb 2012 01

by David Seaman & Ashley Carey

DavidSeamanOnline contributor Ashley Carey wasn’t thrilled with President Obama’s recent YouTube/Google+ hangout on January 30th. Neither was I!

It was an epic fail, in my opinion.

But hey, this isn’t Google’s fault. They gave the President an awesome global platform, and his administration chose to use it to peddle the same old cult of personality, instead of allowing him to engage citizens — thousands asked about NDAA and marijuana policy, yet these two 600 gazillion ton elephants in the room were carefully sidestepped.

Positively Orwellian, if you ask me.

That’s not what social media is supposed to be about.


David Seaman is an independent journalist. He has been a lively guest on CNN Headline News, FOX News, ABC News Digital, among others, and on his humble YouTube channel, DavidSeamanOnline. Some say he was recently censored by a certain large media corporation for posting a little too much truth… For more, find him on G+ and Twitter.

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Jan 2012 25

by Spliff_ (SG Hopeful)

A column which highlights Suicide Girls and their fave groups.

[Spliff_ Suicide in City Sights]

This week we chill with Spliff_ Suicide in the SG420 Group.

Members: 3,419 / Comments: 83,067

WHY DO YOU LOVE IT?: Besides the normal Hopefuls groups, SG420 was the first group I joined. It’s no secret I am more than fond of sweet Mary Jane, but what actually drew me in was the group’s main picture at the time. It was a little pink grinder with the group name “SG420″ etched in keif. I happen to have that exact same grinder and use it everyday. Once I joined though I fell in love with the members, and absolutely hilarious threads. I also really enjoyed the music that people have shared, and special recipes I’ve discovered.

DISCUSSION TIP: Smoke something before entering and it makes everything 10X better. Don’t be afraid to be a total goofball stoner in this group.

BEST RANDOM QUOTE: My friend just broke the bong…Not sure how to handle this.”

MOST HEATED DISCUSSION THREAD: The NEW “I’m Stoned” thread – just ’cause it’s for those who’ve recently struck a match.

WHO’S WELCOME TO JOIN?: Any jokers, smokers, or midnight tokers. But really anyone who is a lover or supporter of marijuana, and anyone who is looking for a good laugh.


Nov 2011 23

by ExAddict

Arguably, anyone who smokes tobacco has inevitably cursed themselves on occasion after taking a puff break and falling prey to the Surgeon General’s warning that graces all packs of cigarettes. For those who use tobacco – a sacred weed if there ever was one – most are willing to accept the health risks in order to indulge in their everyday habit.

Whether the warnings come in the form of stark labels like “Smoking Kills” in bold black and white print or the picture-based warnings that many Western countries have adopted, generally smokers understand that the medical community wants you to quit. Of course, the huddle of nurses outside any hospital catching a drag plays loose with the consistency of the anti-smoking message but that’s a story for another day.

Today’s dope lesson is in the form of a simple question. Should marijuana growers and seed-sellers do the responsible thing and provide a medical warning on their products? Before you jump down my throat and spit out your bong water all over the screen, please, keep an open mind about something, hmmmkay?

Pot, in its many forms, can be destructive and destroy lives. Amid the hype and hyperbole about cannabis being a miracle worker and wonder-drug, one fact that gets lost on pot-heads is clear; Heavy marijuana use (and the term heavy leaves room to maneuver) has been linked to psychosis and schizophrenia.

Blame Canada for the evidence. Not only is the Great White North home to some of the most potent and notable strains of marijuana, but an increased tolerance of the drug by courts and legislators has provided ample statistical data to government and healthcare authorities. A May 2011 broadcast entitled The Downside Of High aired by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation noted one particularly troubling statistic: that “for all young adults, smoking marijuana nearly doubles the risk of developing recurring psychosis, paranoia and hallucinations – the hallmarks of schizophrenia.”

There’s more. A report released in early November and publicized worldwide (including in the American Journal of Psychiatry) by researchers with the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto found that “an increased risk of schizophrenia in methamphetamine users was similar to that of heavy users of marijuana.”

There’s that term again: Heavy usage. It’s probably a loaded term for chronic users leaving many to decide for themselves what exactly makes up heavy pot use. However, given the real evidence that weed can be harmful, are casual users even aware of the risks associated with dope smoking?

Here’s where a label might help. Ultimately, the time is now to strike while the iron is hot. The evidence is clear, there is a correlation between mental illness and cannabis use, but at the same time, the drug is seemingly on the verge of worldwide acceptance for medicinal uses. Users therefore need to know all the facts before using. It’s the responsible thing to do.

This isn’t the first time a warning label has been advocated. Earlier this year, lawmakers in Montana rejected a proposed label for medical marijuana that read: “Warning: In some instances, marijuana may trigger acute psychosis or symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.” Apparently, conservatives felt that providing such a label would be akin to offering a rubber stamp on what is still viewed by governments and the justice system as an illegal substance.

So with the legality of marijuana still up in the air in many jurisdictions, maybe it should be left to growers and sellers, rather than government officials, to provide a valid warning label. Would this not be a proactive step to at least counter the type of class-action lawsuits that occurred within the tobacco industry? Without a label, are so-called legitimate dealers and growers not leaving open the possibility of legal and financial responsibility somewhere down the road?

And there’s something else to consider. Many people who have had experiences of psychosis or schizophrenia might have been introduced to smoking bud through the widespread promotion and misinformation about marijuana on the Internet. Nowhere on any cannabis-related websites do readers ever encounter an age or health warning. Even Hanoi Jane Fonda used to advise a doctor’s consultation before beginning any program of exercise during those 20-Minute Workout programs so popular in the 80s’. It was a legal buffer that served notice that users should accept responsibility and talk to a doctor before beginning any form of exercise.

Pot is not unlike a form of mental exercise. It’s like training your brain to go on a mental hike-in-the-woods. So why not a warning label to make everyone feel a little bit safer and protect against legal action in the future?

Alcohol and tobacco producers offer similar – but legally required – warnings. What is stopping dope growers and sellers from getting on board before the government forces their hand? Doesn’t a warning label fit inside the tidy concept of harm reduction? Harm reduction also meaning giving addicts the help they need to quit. And don’t fool yourself, everybody knows somebody who is addicted and smokes too much herb. Chronics need this.

Unfortunately for some the marijuana economy is about little more than cold hard cash. Perhaps because of this, and the struggle by advocates to gain legal standing for the bud, many are afraid of uttering the words schizophrenia or psychosis for fear that to do so might make a dent in their considerable profits and/or be counter productive when furthering the political cause.

But think about it next time you smoke up; A warning label could save your life – or that of a loved one.

Oct 2011 13

by Floydian

Let’s make this clear, I have never been an Obama supporter. In my opinion a few years in Senate does not qualify someone to run America. However, one of the first decisions he made as a president was one that I fully supported. He made it clear that the federal government would not spend their time and money chasing down users of medicinal marijuana in states that have medicinal marijuana laws in effect.

Let’s face it, when you are terminally ill and knocking on death’s door, the last worry you need is whether or not you will have access to your medicine. I’ve personally spoken with medicinal users in Santa Cruz that had their medicine taken away during a DEA raid under the Bush administration and the effects on their lives were devastating. It took over two years of battling the government to get their marijuana back; but they won, and they got their medicine back from the DEA agents that had confiscated it in the first place. I would love to interview them again and let you know how they are doing now, but I can’t. Most of them are dead.


Sep 2011 27

by Floydian

There are many milestones one encounters in life when heading down the road to becoming a daily user of marijuana. The first time you ever smoked. That first trip to the head shop to buy your own pipe. Which would inevitably be followed by the first time your parent’s found your pipe; Who could have imagined your mom could have penetrated the impregnable fortress of the back of your underwear drawer, right?

The only thing worse than mom and dad finding your Zig Zags is the first time your parent’s found your stash. That’s the “Oh, shit!” moment. You’re thinking, “Oh, shit! I’m, so busted!” Your parents are thinking, “Oh, shit! Do I still have the record player and that Dark Side of the Moon album?”

Outwardly, they must punish you and explain that drugs are bad, have no positive role in society, and will be a dead end in your life. But on the inside, they are secretly waiting for your next sleepover at a friend’s house so they can re-live their glory days, thanks to your freshly confiscated grass. In reality, the legal status of marijuana is the only thing stopping a majority of parents out there from enjoying it in their free time.


Sep 2011 21

By Theodore O. Lawrence

[“You pees on my rights?! I pees on your face!”]

A federal class action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union charging Linn State Technical College with violating their students’ right to privacy by forcing them to submit to drug tests. At this publicly funded university, even attendees with clean academic and criminal backgrounds are made to undergo urinalysis at their own expense, which could potentially reveal other private medical conditions such as pregnancies and current prescriptions. This is information that students have a right to protect according to the ACLU. Though the policy was halted by order of a Federal District Court Judge just a few hours after the suit was filed, the case is yet to be decided and could represent a wider change in thinking about the way universities can treat their students.

“This case goes beyond Linn State. We filed our complaint in federal court not to just stop Linn State, but to stop any other college that thinks they can drug test their student body,” writes Will Matthews on the ACLU blog.

This new policy requires all first-year students as well as those returning after a semester or more of absence to pay $50 for the test. Those testing positive after their first go around will be required to re-submit in 45 days. If the results are positive again, students will be dismissed without even the benefit of a refund on their tuition fees.