30/4/20

CLOSING w/ Georg Wurth
DEUTSCHER HANFVERBAND
(German Hemp Association)

This is the last one: we are closing our 420 special with a short conversation with Georg Wurth, founder of German Hemp Association. The guy won 1.000.000€ in a TV show for the legalization of cannabis. Here’s the link to the interview: tissuemagazine.com/in-love-with-a-lobbyist/

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29/4/20

THE QUIT
w/ Toni Dancehall

Tomorrow we close our April’s daily #420 service with a short introduction of Deutscher Hanfverband (German Hemp Association). Today’s feature is a classic weed admirer’s monologue by Toni Dancehall about the quit. Read it. Sure you’ll find yourself in this inner dialogue too. His lines are for those who will never stop. For those who can’t endure life without it. For those who will stop. For those who already stopped. And of course, for those who haven’t really started yet.





CONFESSIONS OF A HEAVY REEFER
Bon Giorno, it’s Tuesday morning. I’m still stoned from last night, just before I fell asleep I smoked a little sticky icky and I still could have a wake and bake before breakfast. But not today. I have promised to deliver my thoughts by tonight [yesterday]. TISSUE Magazine celebrates 420 daily this April with an editorial pick with and around weed. Since I’ve been celebrating cannabis culture everyday for twelve years now, they asked me to contribute. Honestly I would like to share with you a topic which is keeping my mind busy since months: the quit.





I smoke weed daily. Something between one and five grams. I have to admit that I always smoke weed with tobacco. Nicotine makes it unhealthy and even harder to stop. Sometimes I think I’m the greatest pothead in the world. That no one on this planet is smoking more weed than me. I sold that shit, stole that shit, growed that shit, smoked that shit, drank it, ate it, dabbed it and, whatever you can do with it – probably I did. I’m in love with Mary-Jane.
Everyone who knows me would agree: Yannick is 100% electricity, power, fire, storm … even chillest weed can’t stop my energy, my positive attitude. I’m sure it brightens my inner light. It makes me gently. It helps me to breath in situations were I normally forget to take a breath.

So, why quit?
My lungs tell me. I cough a lot, I sweat a lot, my skin’s bad, my purchase is always empty. I spent a lot of time to buy and consume weed. My daily routine is controlled by thoughts like “I still have to get weed.” Or “let’s roll another one.” Before eating, after eating, before painting, while painting, after painting, before writing a song, while writing a song, after writing a song … Twelve years!





Who is the real me?
Haven’t I been with me in twelve years? Am I paranoid? What does it mean not to smoke weed? The longest break I made was two months in a row. It was not a bad thing. A good friend helped me a lot, we were together almost every day during this time. However, during this break I smoked 20–30 cigarettes and drank alcohol every day. I’m actually the drunk-after-one-beer-type-of-mofo, but still-stuck-after-seven-joints-type-of-dude. I always get my shit done. So what was the reason to stop? Today I only wanted to smoke after dark. Today I smoked the my first joint at half past twelve and the second one at half past two.





But, why?
In 2019 was the first time that I really felt that marijuana is seriously slowing me down. In my head, in my ordinary life, in my ambitions to do big things. I want to play at theatre, I’m currently writing my first play. When rehearsal, it’s not allowed to smoke. Every actor knows. I never cared about an empty wallet. But I get older. I don’t want to go to bed hungry just because I spent everything for the green. I don’t want to just lay there all day and be high af – I often do. And I’ve actually had all the experiences. I’ve been to the Netherlands ten times. I know every Coffee Shop from Doetichem, Arnhem, via Maastricht back to Amsterdam. I got hash from Morocco that tastes like chocolate – 80 cents a gram. I had weed from Spain and California – 30 Euros a gram of which 0,1 gram makes you stoned for two days. I tasted pine, pistachio nuts, forest, earth, chocolate, cookies, caramel, ice cream, strawberries, mangos, mint, spice, haze, juice. It’s getting more heavy. And delicious. There’s always better strain to smoke, more explicit in its effects. There is no good time to stop. But there are reasons and ways to stop, more than ever.





So, how to quit without going nuts?
I don’t know. Let’s roll another one …

Thoughts by Toni Dancehall, Offenbach, 2020





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28/4/20

A BAKED COLOURING BOOK
by Love Curly

Hey, after all this April’s 420 postings, let us not forget that we are a serious art publication. Today is the day to unleash your own creativity and let out your inner artist. Together with Love Curly we prepared a printable DIY colouring book for you. It’s like painting Mandalas, but much more fun. You only need one sheet of paper, print out the layout above, fold it two times and your mini booklet is ready to be coloured by yourself. Please don’t hesitate to share your results with us. The spirit is free and so are you.

Outgoing sexuality and teasing clownliness marks the work of Kyiv based artist Love Curly. Speaking of Kyiv: we’re quite sad that we are not able to travel to Ukraine this April for the release of TISSUE N°666FFF. It was supposed to be the last stop on our promotion tour after Tokyo, Amsterdam and Berlin. And you know why? Because Her Clownlyness Love Curly is featured in our latest edition. Still available online here: store.tissuemagazine.com/

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27/4/20

AWARENESS, EDUCATION & DISCUSSION
w/ Moms for Marijuana International

The majority of moms tell their children smoking weed will be bad for them and their surroundings – if they talk about the topic at all. If there is conversations, children will be told that one might successively become an addict to (harder) drugs, catch something like reefer madness or just become the stereotypical underachiever associated with lessened ambition. Anybody we know smoking sees themselves in the light of those shadows. Shadows that were cast upon them and their precursors due to hundreds of years of misinformation and campaigning. This definitely has a lot to do with patriachal structures, colonial exploitation and hegemonial power, with economic interest rather than well being.
As a lot of the people demonizing marijuana still use resentment and status quo to argue away their lack of experience and knowledge, it is evermore important to have Moms for Marijuana educating people that Cannabis use does not have to be socially contextualized as deviant or illegal, informing about the advantages of medical as well as procreational use.

Not all moms have a first hand experience they can draw upon, and that is alright. With openness and informational integrity you can still do what is right. Moms for Marijuana campaign ‘to end Cannabis prohibition world-wide by raising awareness, promoting education, and creating discussion in our local communities.’ Educate yourself here: momsformarijuana.com

Words by Simon Lunkenheimer

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26/4/20

HOW MANY GRAMS IN AN OUNCE?!
An Easy Guide to Metrics

For those who are juggling between the imperial and the metric system: a printable and smart guide to cannabis metrics. tissuemagazine.com is a special service for you.

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25/4/20

TODAY’S EDITORIAL PICK
ummmm … we forgot

Sorry, guys. No post today.
Enjoy life.

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24/4/20

“WE [THE PEOPLE] DESERVE BETTER”
w/ Spencer Alan Boston

Spencer Alan Boston is the name behind the person who lit a joint infront of a judge at Wilson County courtroom (U.S.A) on January 27 this year. He appeared in court on a marijuana possession charge. “We deserve better” was his statement when he got removed by the sheriff with a second charge of simple possession and received ten days in prison. Boston apologized via his attorney Blake Kelley in February:

“Mr. Boston has willingly taken responsibility, paid his fine, done his time for his traffic violation and his Contempt of Court. He is apologetic to the Honorable Judge Haywood Barry for his peaceful, orderly protest in the Court of which Mr. Barry presides. Mr. Boston will continue to peacefully protest the unjust laws pertaining to a non-lethal medicinal herb.”

He was supposed to reappear in court on April 14. We don’t have any further information yet. Read our colleague Andy Humbles’ article published at tennessean.com/2020/02/12/spencer-boston-apologetic-marijuana-courtroom/

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23/4/20

‘THE DIVINE FARMER’
Shennong 神農大帝

Who came first, the Chinese or the herbs? Constant readers of our daily service already know. China plays an important role in the history of hemp. Sure is, ancient Chinese Emperor Shennong (around 2800BC) is the first one to document the use of cannabis as medicine in his so-called Shennong Bencaojing (also The Classic of Herbal Medicine), the earliest extant Chinese pharmacopoeia. The “Divine Farmer” is said to be the father of Chinese agriculture as well as traditional Chinese medicine. He is also believed to be the inventor of acupuncture. This shall also be considered as a recommendation to read this article: tissuemagazine.com/series/they-call-it-cannabusiness/

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22/4/20

#CANNACRITIQUE
New article up
tissuemagazine.com

Due to the authors Javier Sánchez and Joaquín Robles Salso complementing research fields in medical psychiatry as well as philosophy and critique this feature on one hand appears as a smart guide or genealogy of the use of cannabis, while on the other hand meditating on the current state and important questions concerning the commercialization of cannabis. Weed and read: tissuemagazine.com/series/they-call-it-cannabusiness/

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Article up

THEY CALL IT #CANNABUSINESS

A genealogy of the use of cannabis
by Javier Sánchez and Joaquín Robles Salso
published on tissuemagazine.com/content/

WE CALL IT #CANNACRITIQUE