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Chronic Art
Snoop Dogg: “Buy my medicine, buy my medicine…”

​Cliff Maynard of Pittsburgh has blazed a unique trail on the stoner art scene. The 37-year-old creates amazing mosaics using the humble medium of used roach papers from smoked joints.

Amazingly, this is just something Cliff does in his spare time. He’s one of Pittsburgh’s finest tattoo artists at his day job. But it’s his roach paper Chronic Art that has captured the imagination of folks nationwide.
As a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Cliff had the opportunity to take inspiration from the great mosaics of the past. “I was studying mosaics in school,” Maynard remembers. “I just remember sort of making this connection in my head between the tiles and roach papers.”
His roach paper portraits include iconic rock star stoners like Jimi Hendrix, Jerry Garcia, and John Lennon, and hemped hop rap stars like Snoop Dogg and Method Man.

Photo: Skreened

By Jack Rikess

Toke of the Town

Northern California Correspondent

Without a doubt, President Obama has let down the medical marijuana faction of his constituents. Not to go over old ground but the promises, and yes, I say promises, because when you’re campaigning on change, and the last guy lied, lied, lied — I need to believe what you’re saying is the truth.
When the President said he and his peeps would back off from the states that have voted for medical marijuana, I believed him. 
And now all I think is Hillary Clinton was right. Obama is under qualified and can’t move mountains. 
I voted for Obama for many reasons, medical marijuana only being one of them. 

Photo: Steve Elliott
This box incorporates the roach art of Cliff Maynard, featured on Toke of the Town in 2009.

​Kief boxes — small, wooden boxes divided with a silk or metal screen used to separate kief (trichomes) from dried marijuana buds — are not only functional; they’re also works of art. This becomes immediately obvious when you look at the creations of Myron Connery, “Mr Keifbox” to his many fans, friends and customers.

Mr Keifbox is a true woodworker who does it the old fashioned way at his shop in Spanaway, Washington. He constructs handcrafted, custom made boxes with art of your choosing on the lid.
“Our goal is to become someone you come to for designing your dreams,” Mr Keifbox says, “that you would never get anywhere else.”
Kief (also spelled kif or keif) collects on the bottom, glass layer of the box, ready to be put in a pollen press, or collected for smoking, vaporization, hash making or cooking.
The three-tier pollenboxes come in various sizes from 4″x4″ and 3.5 inches high ($40 in white pine or maple) all the way up to big honking 24″x24″ boxes ($275 in white pine or maple), which are six inches high. Customers can add a hand-burned image to the top at no additional charge.

Graphic: Oregon NORML

​The Oregon Medical Cannabis Awards, in which premier marijuana strains will compete for the highest honor, will be held this weekend in Portland. The day-long event encompasses much more than just the awards ceremony, with a unique green shopping bazaar and plenty of educational programs also on the agenda.

The day event is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 18, at the World Famous Cannabis Cafe, 322 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97216.
The Cannabis Cafe is a private club that serves Oregon Medical Marijuana Program registrants, and is not usually open to the public, reports Anna Diaz at Hemp News. The OMCA provides a special opportunity for the curious to get a peek inside, as well as the chance to shop for a wide variety of hemp and cannabis friendly products in one place.