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From Sensi Magazine

The Scene: Taking out Ethnic Food

Taking out Ethnic Food Critics say “othering” food makes cultures feel perpetually foreign. STORY BY JOHN LEHNDORFF It’s hard to take any culture’s claim to culinary purity seriously because invasion, intermarriage, and migration have brought new flavors and ingredients from around the world. But it wasn’t always easy: imagine the consternation the day the first cook in Italy...

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National Feature: HACK THE MUNCHIES

If you’ve ever smoked a strong indica, you know the munchies. They’ve been a thing since humans first began using cannabis. In fact, people in ancient China and India drank cannabis tea as an appetite stimulant, and this remedy shows up MANY TIMES in medical and pharmaceutical texts throughout the ages.

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The Scene: Weeded Bliss

Brides and grooms are traveling from all over the country to express their shared love for cannabis with their friends and family in the hottest new destination wedding: legal states. STORY BY ROBYN GRIGGS LAWRENCE Heather and Bryan* were married on a sky- blue Colorado day on the expansive porch of a log mansion high above Breckenridge, Colorado,...

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National Feature: The Beauty of CBD

The “it” cannabinoid is the hottest ingredient in skincare, but will it make you hot? The CBD beauty market is on track to reach $25 billion globally in the next 10 years—a mind-blowing figure when you consider that five years ago, most of us hadn’t even heard of CBD. I hadn’t. Then I had, and soon it was everywhere,...

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Southern Colorado Feature: Ivy Weed

CSU-Pueblo is launching the state’s first cannabis degree program, one of only a handful in the nation. STORY BY ROBYN GRIGGS LAWRENCE In yet, another sign that the cannabis industry is mainstreaming—and that southern Colorado is indeed the Silicon Valley of cannabis—Colorado State University-Pueblo will be among the first in the nation to offer a bachelor of science...

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National Feature: Only Natural

Medicine’s future is plant-based. STORY BY JULIE RAQUE The evolution of medicine dates back thousands of years and spans many continents and belief systems. From ancient Ayurvedic medicine to the most modern developments in pharmaceuticals, medicine has changed and shifted drastically over the past 5,000 years. With the mass availability of information, humans have become educated in the...

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National Feature: Struggling in Silence

Sadly, mental health is simply not a priority at any level— local, state, or national. In this country, the communities most in need of mental health services are denied care because of systemic bias and indifference. The stark reality of America’s mental health crisis never hits home quite so hard as when illness affects someone close to us....

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The Scene: A Brand New You

Expert Robyn Graham shares why everyone needs a personal brand. STORY BY JENNY WILLDEN Personal branding expert and photographer Robyn Graham didn’t always help people craft their public personas. But after growing tired of her job in pharmaceuticals, her husband suggested she pursue her love of photography, and she jumped at the chance. After launching her photography business...

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The Scene: The Winners Circle

Viola celebrates legalization in Illinois with a star-studded celebration. STORY BY JULIA KENT During Chicago’s All-Star Week-end, cannabis industry power players joined the city’s top moguls for a star-studded weekend lineup of events, hosted by premium cannabis brand, Viola. Viola partnered up with Jue Lan Club to bring the restaurant’s exclusive cuisine from its native New York home...

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