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New Documentary Details Murder of Cannabis Advocate Les Crane

Cannabis advocate Les Crane was murdered nearly 20 years ago, and a newly announced documentary tells the story and analyzes who might have killed him. On November 18, 2005, multiple gunshots were heard in Crane’s home in Laytonville, California. At first it was called a home invasion, but over the past two decades, Crane’s closest… Keep Reading

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Minnesota Regulators Destroy $278,000 Worth of Cannabis Flower

Cannabis regulators in Minnesota have destroyed cannabis products with a value of nearly $300,000, according to a report in local media. The cannabis products, which were seized from 58 businesses that had been selling them as THCA hemp flower, were destroyed after an agreement between state agencies allowed medical marijuana regulators to enforce a ban… Keep Reading

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In Conversation with Stevie Williams

When Stevie Williams appeared in Element’s Fine Artists Vol. 1 nearly three decades ago, he made a strong first impression on the skateboarding community. Credited only as “Lil Stevie,” Williams wove intricate lines—skating both regular and switch stance—through Philadelphia’s LOVE Park with abilities well beyond his early teenage years. From that point on, Williams has… Keep Reading

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GWAR Smokes Weed, Snorts Dead Babies, and Destroys Funyuns

Nearly four decades after some pimple-faced, D&D-playing pothead that I went to high school with grabbed me by my Metallica shirt and screamed, “Dude, have you heard fucking GWAR?” we’re still talking about them. Heavy metal, as the genre was so eloquently referred to back before the post-Pantera crowd reduced the term to simply metal,… Keep Reading

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Farm Cut Provides a Model for Cannabis Farming and Collaboration

In 2022, in the heart of late-stage capitalism, collaboration instead of competition in any space is rare and nearly a thing of the past. Farm Cut is aiming to change that. While other brands are vying for who has the best weed, the dankest ganja, the loudest buds, and calling everything else shwag, Farm Cut… Keep Reading

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Kent State University Press Issues Definitive Photography Book On 1970 Shootings

Featuring nearly 150 black-and-white photographs, Moments of Truth: A Photographer’s Experience of Kent State 1970 chronicles the Kent State massacre of May 4, 1970, as seen through the eyes (and lens) of photographer Howard Ruffner. Nearly 50 years ago, a group of unarmed students at Ohio’s Kent State University peacefully protested America’s bombing of Cambodia.… Keep Reading

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New Documentary Explores the Origins of Woodstock

50 years after nearly a half million people descended on a New York dairy farm for the three-day Woodstock Music and Arts Fair, the event has taken on a near-mythical place in our collective imagination, one that’s rooted far more in nostalgia than reality. Creating Woodstock is a feature-length documentary that goes beyond the overly-enchanted… Keep Reading

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