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Smoke Local Gorilla Glue, Master Kush, Amnesia Haze… after decades of innovation and a whole lot of legal trouble, underground cannabis culture has passed along a bunch of legitly-crazy names and even more exciting genetics. Thanks to the long efforts of people much older than I as of this July

The Straight Dope By Eli Stillman – @EliMent13 Along with marijuana legalization comes conflicts with existing laws outside of the usual spectrum.  Home growers and recreational smokers are largely in the clear now, but students and drivers may be scratching their heads about how toking up can affect their daily

How Much America Can You America, America? It ain’t easy living in the greatest country on earth. With so many awesome things to be patriotic about, come July 4th the patriotic pressure can get downright overwhelming. Luckily, with a bit of careful planning the average Patriotic American can cram every

Red, White and Effectively Paired Cheese Sure, July 4th is thick with parades and patriotic hollering. But that can be a bit overwhelming, and you can America just as hard in a more subdued way: a picnic. It gets you outside into those purple mountains majesty and does it with

‘Merica, ‘Anada and ‘Exico Much as it can seem like it at this time of year, America is not the only country in the world. We even have other countries totally, ahem, “touching us down south” like creeps. And since those neighbors can direct influence on our cultural, economic and

Going Rogue Southern Oregon’s cast of Fourth of July parades are organized by local chambers of commerce. To participate, you fill out some forms and pay some fees. But this is the land of the free, and if you want to qualify as one of the brave, then toss bureaucracy

Baked America In Europe they use the metric system, but here in ‘Merrica, the primary unit of measurements are mom and apple pie. And since it would be weird to write about the five best moms available at local restaurants this Fourth of July, we’re going to focus on that lovely

All the Fourth Fit to Print There are some holidays that are ginned up by greeting card companies. Other you could easily sleep through without missing much. Between every high school student in the county marching down the street blowing a trombone, the copious wearing of red and white pinstriped

We do our best to be informative here at The Messenger, to offer our readers the inside civic and cultural info they need to be super-citizens of the Rogue Valley, things like how upcoming elections will affect you and what upcoming live music you don’t want to miss. But it’s

Shelter by Robert Winters The other Robots shunned Seemore. They considered it a snob, an oddball, and possibly deranged. And they loathed it in some inexplicable fashion because it refused to choose a gender. “That’s so anthro,” Seemore said, “I don’t reproduce, so…?” Its human owner had set it free