Michael A. Stusser

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I was recently asked to participate on a panel that was part

I was recently asked to participate on a panel that was part of a charity auction for a local nonprofit. The organizer was excited to… Continue reading

 

Anytime I go to a dive bar or pool hall or rock-’n’-roll

Anytime I go to a dive bar or pool hall or rock-’n’-roll

Anytime I go to a dive bar or pool hall or rock-’n’-roll show, in the back of my mind it feels like there’s something missing.… Continue reading

 

The most recent Pew Research Center poll shows that a majority of

The most recent Pew Research Center poll shows that a majority of

The most recent Pew Research Center poll shows that a majority of Americans nationwide, 53 percent, now support the legalization of cannabis. I’m actually surprised… Continue reading

 

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When the team behind Initiative 502 wrote their marijuana law, they left

When the team behind Initiative 502 wrote their marijuana law, they left the already well-established medical dispensaries and collective gardens out of the equation, assuming… Continue reading

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“They’re talking about opening a weed stand, or whatever, right next to

“They’re talking about opening a weed stand, or whatever, right next to

“They’re talking about opening a weed stand, or whatever, right next to my kids’ school,” the woman began, reaching for a plastic cup of wine… Continue reading

“They’re talking about opening a weed stand, or whatever, right next to
As I write this on April 20, 2020, I’m impressed by how

As I write this on April 20, 2020, I’m impressed by how

As I write this on April 20, 2020, I’m impressed by how far the legalization movement has come since Washington and Colorado first voted to… Continue reading

As I write this on April 20, 2020, I’m impressed by how
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There’s no doubt that marijuana is good for all kinds of things:

There’s no doubt that marijuana is good for all kinds of things: stimulating the appetite, creative brainstorming, giggle-fests . . . but exercise? Yes, apparently. According to an article… Continue reading

Illustration by Brianna Cashin
Illustration by Brianna Cashin

Remember the right-wing homophobes who claimed that if we allowed gays to

Remember the right-wing homophobes who claimed that if we allowed gays to get married, pretty soon people would begin marrying their pets? Well, now, the… Continue reading

Illustration by Brianna Cashin
Illustration by Brianna Cashin.

Last week, three U.S. senators introduced a bill that attempts to amend

Last week, three U.S. senators introduced a bill that attempts to amend many of the outdated medical-marijuana conundrums at the federal level. The bill would… Continue reading

Illustration by Brianna Cashin.
Illustration by Brianna Cashin

Every single day there’s breaking news in the marijuana movement. Alaska officially

Every single day there’s breaking news in the marijuana movement. Alaska officially legalized weed on February 24, making it the fourth state in the Union… Continue reading

Illustration by Brianna Cashin
Illustration by Brianna Cashin.

I’ll be honest. My expectations about a press conference with Tommy Chong,

I’ll be honest. My expectations about a press conference with Tommy Chong, of the famous stoner duo Cheech & Chong, were that there would be… Continue reading

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Brianna Cashin

It should be noted that I’m not exactly a shill for the

It should be noted that I’m not exactly a shill for the marijuana industry. (Though product samples can be dropped off at the Weekly offices:… Continue reading

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Something about following a black pick-up truck in the dead of winter

Something about following a black pick-up truck in the dead of winter to a giant marijuana field in the middle of nowhere still feels wrong.… Continue reading

Illustration by Eric Larsen

Click here to read “Fear and Loathing in Legal Territory” by Michael

Click here to read "Fear and Loathing in Legal Territory" by Michael A. Stusser.… Continue reading

It all started here.

Something about following a black pick-up truck in the dead of winter

Something about following a black pick-up truck in the dead of winter to a giant marijuana field in the middle of nowhere still feels wrong.… Continue reading

It all started here.

Look, I’m not the only person who turned 50 this year, OK.

Look, I’m not the only person who turned 50 this year, OK. I get that.Sandra Bullock just hit the half-century mark, as did Russell Crowe,… Continue reading

The many seasons of Stusser’s first 50.

“Fifty! That’s fucking old.”That’s me, screaming, as I kick at a teddy

"Fifty! That’s fucking old."That’s me, screaming, as I kick at a teddy bear on the floor of my therapist’s office."It's halfway to a hundo! Someone… Continue reading

The many seasons of Stusser’s first 50.
“In my country, we go to prison first, then we become President.”

“In my country, we go to prison first, then we become President.”

“In my country, we go to prison first, then we become President.” –Nelson MandelaI would like to be able to say that I became an… Continue reading

“In my country, we go to prison first, then we become President.”
Dogs are barking wildly at the doggy day care next door as

Dogs are barking wildly at the doggy day care next door as

Dogs are barking wildly at the doggy day care next door as I peer into the CrossFit West Seattle gym. Inside there is what looks… Continue reading

Dogs are barking wildly at the doggy day care next door as
Sleeping With Siri

Sleeping With Siri

What would life be like without technology, especially after a week spent gorging on it?

Sleeping With Siri