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A billboard advertising cannabis delivery in Butte County, May 2021.

Delivering weed to Chico is not just easy money

Ava Norgrove // June 8, 2021

More than 15 companies, mostly based out of Sacramento, will now deliver cannabis to your door in Chico within the hour.  The Orion reached out to Bryon Thornton, one of the owners of Norcanna,...

CADEC volunteer, third year Giianna Lagorio leads students through interactive activity,

Talking about cannabis, on campus

Kimberly Morales // October 11, 2019

Is it cannabis? Marijuana? Hemp? Is it bad for you? Good? It depends on who you ask and where you're looking.On Tuesday, the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) connected with a classroom...

Photo credit: Katia Berg

Smoking before class on 4/20: To toke or not to toke

Kendall George // April 20, 2018

April 20 is an infamous day for college students, "sparking" the annual great debate: Whether or not to go to class high. Although it might seem fun at the moment, getting lit before geometry is probably...

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‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’ is full of predictable weed references

Niyat Teferi // November 19, 2017

On Nov. 10, rapper Wiz Khalifa releases his new mixtape "Laugh Now, Fly Later." The record features 10 tracks and a guest appearance from Casey Veggies. As a rap artist, Khalifa has been pretty consistent...

So, what's the deal with sex on drugs?

So, what’s the deal with sex on drugs?

Kendall George // September 27, 2017

Let's talk about drugs. Sex. Both, together, at the same time. Most recreational drugs are illegal, and we don't overlook the use of them, but simply want to educate for harm reduction. People are experimenting,...

Photo by: Katia Berg

Don’t pass the joint to pets

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // April 22, 2017

Smoking a few bowls can be relaxing after a long day, especially for those with legitimate medical reasons. However, with the convenience of obtaining a medical marijuana ID being easier than ever, it...

A dazed and confused ordinance proposal was stuck down at last Tuesday's city council meeting trying to ban the already illegal Marijuana Photo credit: Miles Huffman & George Johnston

Pot ban goes up in smoke

February 4, 2016

The city of Chico will not take any action against marijuana. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, Chico city attorney Vince Ewing proposed an ordinance regarding the regulation of medical marijuana...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Mary Jane guards the gate to more drug experimentation

Miles Inserra // April 20, 2015

Marijuana is indeed the ultimate gateway drug.Readily available, cheap and less intense than other drugs, marijuana popularly exposes abstinent bodies to a state of being high for the first time. The gateway...

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