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THE DIGBOSTON 4.20 SENSIMILLA STIGMA SPECIAL

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At this point, there’s no legitimate reason to oppose marijuana. As demonstrated in the profile of Georgia pot reformer Sharon Ravert herein, even sensible conservatives are tired of the resources and lives squandered by the war on nonviolent casual users … Continue reading

EXCELLENT BUD: DISCUSSING ROSEBUD DINER’S SECOND LIFE

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We spoke with Rosebud chef and partner John Delpha who was enjoying his own mid-summer excursion when we fired some questions his way. Get ready for a whole new Rosebud. Continue reading

YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT MASS LAWMAKERS DID ON THE LAST DAY OF THEIR SESSION

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For several hours in the House Thursday afternoon, representatives didn’t even bother acting busy. Rather they spent their dwindling time honoring former Boston Mayor and State Rep. Ray Flynn for something or another. Continue reading

BLUNT TRUTH: HOME-GROW OR NO-GO

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Barring divine intervention, Massachusetts will vote on legal pot in 2016. But what will “legalization” mean? Will it be legal for you and me to grow dope in our homes? Or will growing dope only be legal for the owners of pot stores and marijuana dispensaries? Continue reading

FREE RADICAL: TIME TO EDUCATE YOURSELF ABOUT GAZA

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Here in the Hub, when hundreds upon hundreds of people gathered to protest in the name of Palestine last week, our own Boston Globe didn’t even send a photographer. Continue reading

IDIOTS VS. IMMIGRANTS: TWO RALLIES, TWO MARKEDLY DIFFERENT POSITIONS ON GOV’S PLAN TO HOUSE DETAINED CHILDREN

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Not surprisingly, community leaders in Boston were left uninspired by the demonstration against immigrant children. Same goes for the hostile arguments made by the likes of hard-right gubernatorial candidate Mark Fisher, who was in his comfort zone beneath the Golden Dome among those who call undocumented immigrants “illegals.” Continue reading

MONTH OF MAYHEM: FROM MARKET BASKET TO THE MIDDLE EAST, A SURVEY OF HUMANITY

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It seemed too optimistic to wait for the end of July to review this past month of mayhem. Considering the tortured state of global and domestic affairs, we might not make it to August. Continue reading

BLUNT TRUTH BIZ PROFILE: HEALTHY HEADIE LIFESTYLE

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These days, the couple may sell vaporizers through their site and through consultations, but it’s still a labor of love. As Holly reminds me, they “mostly offer free consults with an occasional generous donation.” Adds Steve: “I was painting a house earlier today.” Continue reading

SPECIAL FEATURE: WITH BOSTON ON THE SHORT LIST FOR THE 2024 SUMMER GAMES, WE TOUR ATLANTA’S BROKEN OLYMPIC PROMISES

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In Boston, the big money hot shots have had their say and will continue pitching fantasies. For now, put down your Globe business section and come with me on a tour of what post-Olympics mean streets really look like. Continue reading

AT-LARGE OLYMPICS SPECIAL BONUS: OBSERVATIONS FROM BEIJING

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During a recent visit to their lovely, imperial city, I became smitten … and I’m not even being forced to say that. Continue reading

MEDIA FARM: MEAN AND EVERGREEN

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We’ve stockpiled a robust mix of impressive viral candy and absurd items that may have gone missed. Here they are, in short, for you to sniff as we expel them most stanktimoniously … Continue reading

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