Weed Wars

Dispatches from the California Marijuana Front

June 24, 2010
Dragonfly, the 'Weedly World Traveler,' reviews the high life

Her weed reviews for West Coast Cannabis, a California magazine covering the marijuana industry and community, are called "Getting High with Dragonfly."

The writer, Dragonfly de la Luz, also vividly details her medicinal experiences for a Canada-based on-line publication, Cannabis Culture Magazine. And she is a roving marijuana correspondent known as "Ganja Girl" and the "Weedly World Traveler."

De la Luz, who lives in California when she's not away on global ganja assignments, definitely has a stimulating line of work. She maintains a stoked legion of on-line followers. They read her marijuana reviews and share their pot questions and experimental enthusiasm in missives sent to her e-mail address, ganjaprincess@hotmail.com.

As California brims with dispensaries - purportedly purely serving people with medical needs - and ponders legalizing recreational use for all adults over 21, Dragonfly isn't one merely to write about how pot can help with glaucoma or lower back pain.

She is a passionate voice on the side of recreational marijuana in all its psychoactive glory.

Here's a teaser from her Cannabis Culture review of "Dr. Walker's Daze," a pot strain from the cannabis sativa plant:

"Dr. Walker's Daze left an impression from the dry hit alone. Participants who had been chatting suddenly interrupted their conversations to comment on the pungent, unique, spicy taste before the joint had even been blazed. And when we blazed, we were dazed and amazed.

"...Whatever your initial frame of mind, puff, puff, pass and you'll be giddy with giggles, stuck with a case of the warm fuzzies, basking in the sunshine of euphoria. This uplifting sativa strain turns rainy days into rainbows, and has a distinctly energetic effect."

She penned this for West Coast Cannabis on "Blue Dream," a sought-after California dispensary product:

"Blue Dream is fast becoming a new favorite...It completely takes over your senses. All you see, smell, taste and feel is Blue Dream. It's bluish-purple hue with frosty sparkles makes it look like it got blasted to Earth from some intergalactic candy land. It's high crystal content delights your sense of touch, teasing your fingers with its resinous stickiness."

She also went to Argentina last year to cover "the fledgling but thriving ganga culture" in South America and reported back: "Growers here are well informed and stand in solidarity with the pro-marijuana movement in California."

Just another stop on the flying high journey of Dragonfly.

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