April 2017

Are you ready for crispy, buttery, cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese heaven? Who doesn’t like a perfect grilled cheese? Fluffy bread, crisped to perfection, filled with gooey melted cheddar…my mouth is watering just thinking about it. My favorite thing about a grilled cheese is that you can stuff them full with whatever you’re craving, or happen […]

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Photo of Hawaii Mike courtesy of Twitter. VH1 might have Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart making weed references over potluck-styled dinner choices, but the real deal is at the table set by Hawaii Mike Salman. The curator and orchestrator behind the popular, cannabis-infused culinary series “Chef for Higher” and “Dinner Is Dope,” Hawaii Mike has been offering monthly meals […]

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Are you ready for crispy, buttery, cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth grilled cheese heaven? Who doesn’t like a perfect grilled cheese? Fluffy bread, crisped to perfection, filled with gooey melted cheddar…my mouth is watering just thinking about it. My favorite thing about a grilled cheese is that you can stuff them full with whatever you’re craving, or happen […]

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Before he made his living selling gourmet edible marijuana products, Sacramento State alumnus Vincent Martinez, who graduated with his masters in education, was working for Pearson Education, perfecting standardized tests. “Spreadsheets,” Martinez sighed as he recalled his former job. In the relatively short time that he’s been in business since obtaining his permit in January, […]

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Photo of Hawaii Mike courtesy of Twitter. VH1 might have Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart making weed references over potluck-styled dinner choices, but the real deal is at the table set by Hawaii Mike Salman. The curator and orchestrator behind the popular, cannabis-infused culinary series “Chef for Higher” and “Dinner Is Dope,” Hawaii Mike has been offering monthly meals […]

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An expert on pot edibles shares recipes Although inhalation is the most popular form of marijuana consumption, there is still fun to be had with sticky-icky in the kitchen. We’ve reached out to Crystal, who teaches a monthly culinary cannabis class in Calgary, for edible insight. VUE Weekly: Have you seen a rise in cooking […]

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It was the late 1980s. The AIDS crisis was devastating San Francisco. Hospital beds in Ward 86 at San Francisco General Hospital were full, and with an average life expectancy of only 18 months, thousands were dying of the disease each year. Clad in polyester pants, Mary Jane Rathbun would walk up and down the […]

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Celebrating the week of 4/20 by cooking marijuana-laced brownies? That’s basic. We got in touch with someone we know to be one of the better cannabis cooks in town this week to talk about diversity in cooking with greenery. For understandable reasons (see other stories in this issue for our thoughts on this state’s antiquated […]

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At this year’s Cosmic Cocktail, an attendee handed me a caramel edible that was so potent its smell filled the AVAM elevator as I headed upstairs. It also kept me high for the whole evening. It wasn’t only how stoned it got me but the whole presentation—it was wrapped in parchment paper and it wasn’t […]

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Monday marks one year since Gov. Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program into law and a state-wide fully operational medical marijuana program may be yet another year away. But the sponsors for next weekend’s World Medical Marijuana Conference and Expo say the time to prepare is now. “This conference is for anybody interested in medical […]

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