“Head” Magazine Articles

Popular in the 1970s, “Head” magazine is back! For the latest on pop culture and cannabis in the 2020s, visit http://headmagazine.com/ and follow Head on Instagram (@headmagazineofficial).

All of my articles are available here. Below are descriptions of each published article. More are always on the way, so check back often.

“Bela Lugosi Movies: A Fan’s Guide to the Perfect Watchlist” | Drawing from my extensive knowledge of the films of the late Hungarian American actor Bela Lugosi (aka the original Count Dracula), I recommend which movies of his to watch based on your level of interest in the actor.

“The Allure of Great Silent Films” | This shares how I became interested in movies from the early 1900s, and it discusses why silent films are likely to appeal to 2022 audiences.

“Viva Cannabis de Mayo: Marijuana Legalization Looms Near in Mexico” | This May 2021 article draws a parallel between the Franco-Mexican War battle victory commemorated every May 5th and the popular (2021) push to legalize cannabis.

“Gap Narrows Between Cannabis Legalization and Commercialization” | This explores the changes in legislation that are catching up cannabis possession to cannabis sales and purchases.

“Giving Thanks: A History of Native Americans and Cannabis” | To honor Native American Heritage Month (November), I explore how America’s first inhabitants used cannabis. As part of my research and reporting, I also explain the opposing arguments concerning whether what Native Americans used was in fact cannabis.

“Elections Prove Americans Are Warming up to Weed” | The Nov. 3, 2020, elections had a huge impact on the cannabis legalization movement. I cover the highlights in this article.

“Horror Movies: the Good, the Bad and the Immortal” | I review 31 scary movies (spoiler free) and categorize each in terms of its quality and capacity to withstand the test of time.

“A Deep Dive Into The Origin of Halloween” | This article examines the impact that ancient holidays, the Catholic Church and other things had on the development of modern-day Halloween in the United States.

“Pot, Booze, Cigs, Sugar, Caffeine … Most Addictive? It Depends!” | This takes a scientific approach (with input from 73 cited sources) to compare the addictive qualities of cannabis, alcohol, cigarettes, sugar and caffeine to determine which substance presents the greatest likelihood for developing an addiction (as defined therein).

“Luxury Brands Keeping Hemp Hip” | This features an assortment of photos of clothing and accessories made entirely or partially of hemp by the greatest designers in contemporary haute couture.

“The Role Marijuana Plays in Two Oscar-Winning Films” | This looks at the roles cannabis played as an inanimate actor in “American Beauty” (1999) and “Platoon” (1986).

“Morphine vs. CBD” | This compares the quality of life experienced by terminally ill patients who live out their final days on opioids or cannabinoids.

““Brawl in Cell Block 99” Earns Its Spot At The Top of The Grindhouse Heap” | This is a review of “Brawl in Cell Block 99” (2017), one of my all-time favorite movies. I examine all aspects of it, from special effects to cinematography and more.

“Growing Up in the ’80s” | This is a firsthand account of what it took to open my mind up to the possibility of medicinal marijuana, after having grown up in the “Just Say No” era. Although I personally can’t give it a try, I do indeed believe it’s scientifically sound.

“Reefer Madness: The Story Behind An Anti-Cannabis Classic” | This one is about a web of racism, legislation and cinema in 1930s America, from which “Reefer Madness” (1936) was born. Read this article, and then watch that movie to taste a slice of sour U.S. history.

“CBD and My Cat” | This discusses the effectiveness of cannabidiol (CBD) oil in treating a cat (my angel Lolita) with a serious, incurable medical condition. When vets weren’t willing to help us, cannabis was – and thank God for that.