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5 Cannabis Healing Events Happening in and Around Denver

 5 Cannabis Healing Events Happening in and Around Denver

According to a 2017 poll by Yahoo News/Marist, 29 percent of marijuana users said that the substance reduces their anxiety or stress, while 37 percent said they use it to relax. Additionally, cannabidiol (CBD), which an active ingredient of marijuana, has been shown in studies to calm the central nervous system—exactly what you may need to take your yoga or meditation practice to another level.

This 'Eco Hip-Hop' Pioneer Wants to Bring Healthy Eating to the 'Harlem of the West'

This 'Eco Hip-Hop' Pioneer Wants to Bring Healthy Eating to the 'Harlem of the West'

Over the years, many hip-hop stars have died far too young from health causes: Phife Dawg aka “the funky diabetic” from Type 1 diabetes; Big Pun from a heart attack; and Craig Mack from heart failure. According to studies, Black Americans are almost twice as likely to get diabetes as non-hispanic whites. And while there are endless structural reasons why health outcomes might differ across racial lines, Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita is a rapper, chef, and gardener trying to make a dent in them. Vita makes what he calls eco hip-hop, which addresses sustainability, food justice, and climate change through a hip-hop lens. To him, “it's no different to being a gangster—we just repping the hood a different way.”

Can psychedelics actually help us communicate with aliens?

Can psychedelics actually help us communicate with aliens?

Daniel McQueen is a mindfulness-based therapist, cannabis educator, and healing practitioner based in Boulder, Colorado. On a quest for new spiritual experiences, he uses psychedelic plant medicines like DMT and cannabis to help his clients make a connection with something bigger than themselves.

Bon Jovi & Border Country: An Interview with Tres Altman of The Paper Stars

Bon Jovi & Border Country: An Interview with Tres Altman of The Paper Stars

The Paper Stars are a folk Americana band based out of Eldorado Springs, CO. Lead singer and guitarist Tres Altman’s rustic, and at times heartbreaking lyrics layer on top of an alt-country ensemble that is perfect for a road trip, cozying up by the campfire, or even just cracking open a beer on your porch while watching the world go by.

Strawberry Runners: Emi Night on Punk, Sexism, & Freaky, Beautiful Performances

Strawberry Runners: Emi Night on Punk, Sexism, & Freaky, Beautiful Performances

It’s only a matter of time until Strawberry Runners will be your new favorite band. Their cool, ambient-indie sound is so catchy and enjoyable to listen to that you’ll be telling all of your friends to check them out. But don’t be surprised if they’ve already heard of them because the Strawberry Runners are gaining well-deserved media attention faster than I can write this intro.