“The key is to err on the side of caution — smoke little by little, eat little by little,” writes features editor Ariela Kozin
At 67 years old, Playboy magazine has had to evolve with the times. But one thing that has stayed consistent throughout the sex-positive publication’s storied history is its commitment to bringing cannabis consumption to light, particularly when it comes to its role in the lives of artists.
In 1960, Playboy interviewed jazz greats Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie, who talked about drugs and music. Later on in that decade, they published Pot: A Rational Approach, which challenged readers to think about how cannabis could even be helpful to people’s lives.
“Not only is marijuana comparatively harmless on the face of all the evidence,” wrote psychiatrist Dr. Joel Fort at the time, “but there are even reasons to believe it may be beneficial in some cases.”
Now, in the age of growing support for federal legalization in the U.S., the mag has carved out space for regular cannabis coverage and even hired a features editor, Ariela Kozin, who frequently focuses on topics related to weed.
Her latest piece, The Five-Step Guide to Cannabis for Sex, says cannabis can have such renew