Volume 7, Issue 2
50th ISSUE extravaganja
to the Outlaws and Activists of the Cannabis World!
50 + products
THIS ISSUE: ACTIVISTS, OUTLAWS & GUERILLAS
does every single one of SKUNKs 50 issues have in common? Okay
smartass, aside from the odd spelling mistake, the correct answer is
tons of beautiful pictures featuring the majestic cannabis plant. Unlike
some others, I dont believe that the plant is sacred in itself, but I
do strongly believe that your right to choose whatever you put in your
body most definitely is. The people deserving praise for making this
choice possible are the activists who fight for our rights at great risk
to themselves. They are the sacred ones.
Outlaws also risk freedom for supplying what is,
essentially, a plant, and this issue contains all you need to know in
order to stay outside the law. B-Lumen details how to plan your guerilla
grow, an outlaws best friend, and Mike Ricaron examines the Growbot,
the best in mobile grow units for the man on the move.
Finally, another aspect that unites both activist
and outlaw are revolutionary ideas and nobody preaches change like the
Rev, who continues to convert growers to the TLO method. Terpene Fiend
from the Village Green Society demonstrates how the Revs teachings have
been applied to a large scale grow with amazing results.
If youre a MILF hunter, youre in for a real treat as
weve hounded breeders big and small, from every part of the world in
order to get them to pick their favorite strain. It might sound simple
but it was like asking them to choose a favorite child. No easy task but
here they are..
Read Skunk for the complete article!
Prohibitions Deadly Foe & My Dear Friend
I MET DANA LARSEN during the
summer of 2000, when I won a contest and was brought out to the Sunshine
Coast of B.C. to attend a lavish ganja-fueled party at Marc Emerys
house. As Editor-in-chief of Cannabis Culture Magazine, Dana was one of
the few pot celebrities I could name. He first swept me off my feet with
his encyclopedic knowledge of cannabis and its prohibition. Then it was
the joy he so obviously took in celebrating hemp and marijuanas use.
Dana relishes in everything that makes up both small and big C
cannabis culture and over the years and as a writer myself, Ive tried
to take a page from his holistic approach to pot journalism and life in
Like me, Dana was a late bloomer when it came
marijuana, not really getting high until he was eighteen. I first toked
with my older brothers at a Pink Floyd concert. But I dont think I
really got high. That was a few months later with some of my more
experienced friends. At that time I had already tried alcohol and
cigarettes, but I didnt really enjoy those. When I first tried
marijuana I really enjoyed the experience and knew this was something
Id be doing again.
By the time Dana was an English student at Simon
Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C, he felt the strong desire to make
the world a better place. At the time, in the late 1980s, cannabis
activism in Canada was at a low point. The more I learned about the
issues around cannabis and drug policy, the more I realized this was one
of the most important things I could do with my life. It was also a
good way to meet other people and make friends on campus.
I founded a student club called the League for
Ethical Action on Drugs [LEAD]. Most student societies offer funding for
any club that signs up a dozen or so students. So for the four years I
was on campus we were able to hold regular events, host guest speakers,
have pizza parties and make alliances with like-minded professors. I
also used our photocopying budget to make up hundreds of posters and
flyers that we would use to promote some of the early rallies and
protests being held in downtown Vancouver.
University campuses are excellent breeding grounds
for activism and Dana is encouraged by the substantial work being done
by student organizations these days, with strong national organizations
like CSSDP [Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy & SSDP its
American counterpart] building alliances between students across the
BIRTH, BUDS & A BUNNY
Fate had it that Larsen graduated from SFU the
same year a notorious bookseller from Ontario moved out to Vancouver and
opened an emporium for all things cannabis called Hemp BC. I had been
helping to put on rallies and print out educational flyers at the time
and Marc printed one of my articles in his newsletter. Soon I was
working as Editor and the newsletter had become a national magazine
called Cannabis Canada. That was my main project for the next ten years,
although I also worked closely with Marc on many other projects over
Larsen once told me that when he first got into
the cannabis scene, his mom thought marijuana was a white powder. His
marriage of sorts to the cannabis legalization movement and Cannabis
Culture magazine mustve challenged their relationship, but Dana says it
isnt so, My parents have always been very supportive of me and my
work. There was a learning curve for them, as they have no personal
experience with cannabis at all. But like anyone else who learns about
these issues, theyve come to fully support the repeal of marijuana
prohibition. My parents are proud of all their kids.
Read the rest and more in SKUNK volume 7, issue 2