A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
By: Alex Fox | Jan 1st 2015
We were smoking a bowl in our living room, both tired of working for the man. Sean said to me “What can we do, that we love to do, that we could potentially turn into a business?” I smiled and said it was always a dream to start a sexy pot magazine. Then, as quickly as it had fallen out of my mouth, he said, “Let’s do it!” The seed was planted that very smoke session.
I wanted to start a sexy pot magazine because I love women. There is something so beautiful and strong about them. (Outside of the occasional formidable bitch) I consider myself to be a feminist of sorts. I believe women shouldn’t be shamed for being comfortable with their bodies or sexuality. Unfortunately, even feminism has a bad rap because it seems as if modern day feminism is more about man shaming than addressing the collective societal problems. But you see, I’m also a nudist. I’d like to encourage women to do what they love to do, confidently, and without abandon. I wish more women realized how beautiful they truly are, that they could channel the inner beauty straight on out the portal. My dream was to bring everyday beauties into the limelight, and get them really, really high in the process!
Within the week I had the full 12 months of the magazine outlined, photo shoots, articles, and all. We looked it all over, then like something out of the “Twilight Zone” we both realized how difficult this would be... We lived in Texas, where the growing community is small and well hidden, where the good ole boys in blue just pray for a tip to any soul who dare preach the use of this devil weed.
Starting the magazine would be like raising the flag at Pancho’s; but instead of getting warm sugary sopapillas from a cute lady, you get some backwards ass excuse for justice from an aggressive, uneducated police force.
It’s hard to be an activist in a prohibition state. It can only be expected to get some heat when you start making some traction, but many of us are paralyzed at the thought of the police getting a tip, about CPS showing up on members’ doorsteps demanding drug tests and taking children into custody, even the thought of your employer letting you go. I, like so many others, didn’t want to be a criminal any more. We knew we needed to move to Colorado before even thinking about chasing the FOX & NUG dream. After a lot of thought, energy, blood, sweat, and tears, we settled into our new home in Colorado. We were lucky enough to relocate. Some people don’t have that luxury.
Some people fight the fight everyday. Strong, educated, passionate individuals constantly put their safety and their families on the line to help shed light on the numerous ways this plant could fix many critical shortcomings in energy, medicine, and society. I’d like to share their stories. In between the visual art features and smokey pictorials, you will find glimmers of light, success stories, stories of trial and tribulation, and numerous ways that you can get involved in our collective future. Pipe dreams do come true. Now my dream is to help people make their dreams come true too.