THE NEW LAW
AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT YOU
MERLE V HAGGARD
FROM OUTLAW TO WORKING MAN
TO AMERICAN ICON
GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND OUTLAWS
WILL OF FORTUNE
INDULGES IN RHYME AND
News Nuggets Ask Sarah Diesel & Edible Reviews Recipes Cool Products Profiles in Courage Entertainment Reviews Destination Unknown
6 LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
For some, summer's the end of the school yearfor us, it's a whole new beginning.
8 NEWS NUGGETS
Cannabis makes headlines here, there, everywhereand we give you the scoopPLUS our latest By the Numbers.
10 LEGAL UPS & DOWNS
HB 1043 brings many, many changes to patients, caregivers and Collectives.
12 BURNING BUSH
For thousands of years, many religious traditions have revered the leaf.
Potluck and its music can't escape their Humboldt roots.
14 DIVINE THING
Isis ditches the studio and then decides to get live and on the fly.
15 THE TWANGS ALL HERE
With The Hag's approval, check out our exclusive guide to the bad boys of country and the ways of the outlaw.
Merle Haggard's hung out with presidents and seen Johnny Cash playand at 74 years of age, he's just getting warmed up.
19 DESTINATION UNKNOWN
Partying in an inner tube is the name of the game along the Nam Song River in VangVieng.
22 PROFILES IN COURAGE
Insight into the lifeand struggles of a local medical marijuana patient near you.
23 ASK SARAH DIESEL
Our reigning Queen of Cultured Cannabis offers words of wisdom to the lost and lovelorn.
24 STRAIN & EDIBLE REVIEWS
Our ever-popular sampling of amazing strains and edibles currently provided by your friendly neighborhood dispensary.
26 GREEN SCENE
Imagine tattoos that would make PETA proud.
27 HEALTHY LIVING
Cannabis and humans go way, way, waaaaaay back, as Dr. Alan Shackelford explains.
31 PRODUCT REVIEWS
From Sensi Dipping Oil & Seasoning to the latest uSolo FX media player by DJ Tech, if it's a cutting-edge project or cool lifestyle gear, we're all over it.
Start enjoying the season with our menu for an awesome Outdoor Burger Bash.
34 ENTERTAINMENT REVIEWS
The latest films, books, music and more that define our culturePLUS our best Liner Notes ever!
ON THE COVER
Photo by Pamela Springsteen 36 | Events Calendar 37 | Guide to Advertisers 38 | News of the Weird
4 CULTURE .JUNE 2011