possess a pumpkin bong

What better way to celebrate spooky season than with a pumpkin bong? While smoking out of apples is often seen as a last resort smoking method, pumpkin bongs are more of a fun DIY project that you can do with friends and turn into an annual tradition. This was my eighth October making pumpkin bongs,…

Cannabis lifestyles recommendation: On bringing weed into the bed room

Twice a month, American comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler, and publisher Ngaio Bealum—host of the Netflix show Cooking on High and trivia app Daily Bonfire—answers Leafly reader questions on cannabis, regarding personal use, family, community, state, and country. This week: THC and intimacy. Question: Dear, Ngaio, Hey my partner wants to get stoned and fool around. Is…

Weed rituals: a sinful-cultural connection to gentle

Visiting Varanasi, India, you can’t help but notice the ceremonial pyres burning constantly along the riverbanks. Pilgrims come from all over to bathe in the holy waters of the Ganges and observe the sadhus—religious sages who dedicate their lives to meditation and asceticism. These devotional men are known to be avid ceremonial cannabis consumers and…

Why I feel guilty procuring at the dispensary

Being Black in America is complicated, even where weed is legal. As one of the few Black men in my family with a college degree, smoking weed has always been taboo. Something someone would say was reserved for my underachieving cousins. Plus, when you can “make it out the hood,” your family is going to…

Cannabis lifestyles recommendation: Secondhand ‘rona smoke; Instagram dealers

Twice a month, American comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler, and publisher Ngaio Bealum—host of the Netflix show Cooking on High and trivia app Daily Bonfire—answers Leafly reader questions on cannabis, regarding personal use, family, community, state, and country. This week, what to do with Instagram dealers; and dank neighbors. Question: Dear, Ngaio, So, I thought I found…

Cannabis and Blackness in the Age of BLM 2020 and COVID-19

My journey with cannabis started approximately three years ago. I’d initially started using the herb because of the unpleasant ebbs and flows caused by my medication, Venlafaxine and Lorazepam. I’d been on a disgustingly high daily dose of the Venlafaxine to treat my major depressive disorder (MDD): 150mg. I also used 0.5mg of Lorazepam daily…

Cannabis parenting: pandemic version

24/7 parenting during COVID-19 isn’t easy. If you’re looking for support through cannabis start here. The effects of the pandemic, national protests, and constant family time have come with their peaks and valleys — much of which require, support, social connection, and almost every tool in the parental and proverbial tool kit. During this time…

How to summer time detox with the lend a hand of cannabis

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on our lives; and without our favorite ways to shake off unhealthy summer habits, many of us have been left to wonder how we’re going to manage this year’s summer detox. Between shutdowns and social distancing, workouts in the gym have become tougher, and reaching for comfort…

Cannabis lifestyles advice: When is it time to smoke less weed?

QUESTION: Dear, Ngaio, What’s a normal amount of cannabis to smoke? My tolerance is through the roof since these shelter-in-places started. Should I be concerned? —Lungs McGee ANSWER: Dear, Lungs McGee, I am generally in favor of people being more tolerant of all sorts of things, especially in these uncertain and fractious times. However, when…