An Update From The Cannabis Closet

A reader writes: Like many readers, I satisfyingly came out in the second edition of The Cannabis Closet, although I got a smackdown for talking about my two-year-old daughter’s help in the garden. I have since tripled the size of my grow and quit my teaching job. By now my children are bored by my “plants,” … Continue reading An Update From The Cannabis Closet

Carl Sagan’s Cannabis Closet

Perhaps the greatest highdea ever: Sagan wrote eloquently – but pseudonymously – about the joys of weed. As his friend Lester Grinspoon recalls: As much as [Sagan] loved marijuana, he was always very concerned about people finding out. For instance, one of the early pieces I wrote on the subject appeared in The New York Times Magazine, and in it I said … Continue reading Carl Sagan’s Cannabis Closet

Contesting The “Cannabis Closet”

We recently sat down with the Marijuana Policy Project’s Mason Tvert, author of Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?. In the following video from Mason, he reveals the size of the cannabis closet and why he thinks people “coming out” about their personal use isn’t enough: Jeff Winkler thinks we should ditch the … Continue reading Contesting The “Cannabis Closet”

The Cannabis Closet: A Female Double-Standard

Tracie Egan Morrissey articulates it well: Last year I wrote a post about how I’m a mother that smokes pot, but I published it anonymously because I wussed out at the last minute. It struck me as a pointless measure, even at the time, because it’s not like I’d ever kept my weed habit a secret before [see … Continue reading The Cannabis Closet: A Female Double-Standard

The Cannabis Closet: Canadian Edition

by Chris Bodenner Canadian Parliament, in fact: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has smoked marijuana since he became an MP. … The Liberal leader said he last smoked marijuana about three years ago. It was at his house in Montreal, outside on a patio by the pool. “We had a few good friends over for a dinner party, … Continue reading The Cannabis Closet: Canadian Edition

Women In The Cannabis Closet

Ann Friedman ponders women’s hesitancy to identify as marijuana users: In pop culture, “stoner” and “slacker bro” are practically synonymous. The modern slacker-stoner, [professor of sociology Wendy] Chapkis writes [pdf], “resists the conventional expectations of manhood” to be an ambitious breadwinner, as well as the sixties political, countercultural associations with weed. He’s just kinda … hanging out. … Continue reading Women In The Cannabis Closet

The Cannabis Closet: Home Invasion, Ctd

A reader writes: To the previous reader who took this woman to task for smoking inside her apartment: where is she supposed to go? Smoking outside is a great way to get caught. Many MJ smokers, myself included, would vastly prefer to go outside for all the reasons mentioned, but in many places it’s just too dangerous. … Continue reading The Cannabis Closet: Home Invasion, Ctd

The Cannabis Closet: Home Invasion

A reader adds to the classic Dish series: I’m a long-time reader for many reasons.  I’m a writer, Anglophile, was raised Catholic, and have a gay ex-husband whom I love dearly.  I’ve also been a long-time crusader against the ridiculous war on marijuana.  About a month ago, I experienced firsthand the persecution that comes from these … Continue reading The Cannabis Closet: Home Invasion

The Cannabis Closet, Ctd

Republican lawmakers are in it as well: Assemblyman Steve Katz, a 59-year-old Republican who voted no last year on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, had been traveling 80 mph on I-87 through Coeymans, N.Y., where the speed limit is 65 mph, state police said. During the speeding stop, police said a trooper noted the odor of marijuana … Continue reading The Cannabis Closet, Ctd