SANTA ANA — Three Santa Ana Police Department officers caught eating snacks during a raid on a marijuana dispensary with two of them making fun of a disabled woman are no longer working for the agency. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department’s spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas and Jorge Arroyo were […]

Pot leaf emblem.(Photo: Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org) Every month, a handful of comatose and semicomatose dogs are rushed into the VCA Salem Animal Hospital, their eyes stupor-like and their legs splayed. Sometimes they dribble urine and begin to vomit, as veterinarians keep a close eye on their reactions. In some cases, the animals inhale the vomit, contract pneumonia and die. […]

SANTA ANA — Three Santa Ana Police Department officers caught eating snacks during a raid on a marijuana dispensary with two of them making fun of a disabled woman are no longer working for the agency. Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department’s spokesman, confirmed Thursday that Brandon Matthew Sontag, Nicole Lynn Quijas and Jorge Arroyo were […]

More than a season, summer in Sacramento seems downright timeless. There’s just something about those warm evenings when the Delta breeze carries a familiar scent that leaves you guessing whether it came from a block away or out of some childhood memory. It’s magic without the illusion, though, because summer always keeps its promises of […]

Initially, making marijuana a comfortable conversation topic for families can be touchy and tough. Despite the assumed negative connotations of weed dissipating over the past few years, it can still be a taboo topic depending on your family’s understanding of pot. Shedding light on the truths behind the effects of marijuana, especially as your parents […]

The cannabis industry is full of healers, individuals who set out to solve significant medical problems and found marijuana to be the natural solution. One cannabis entrepreneur based in Toronto aptly named Charlene Freedom, is a pioneer in the oil and cream sector, and she plans on expanding her business as the marijuana community grows over […]

The evolution of a pasttime As marijuana has moved out of the secrecy of your mom’s basement, and into legal dispensaries, it follows that some companies in the industry have chosen the bourgeois set as their niche in the growing cannabis market. Increasingly, the stereotype of the rope-sandaled, long-haired, smelly hippie pothead has faded into […]

Our local massage therapist recently switched to using coconut oil for her massages instead of that regular ol’ greasy oil they normally use. She says it’s not as messy, it lasts longer and just likes working with it better. We got to talking about the benefits of coconut and I said to her, “you know, […]