Dear Hyapatia,
Do you like sex while high on edible or do you prefer smoking?
Janine

Dear Janine,
I used to say that edibles really didn't do much for me. That was before I went to the recent HIGH TIMES Medical Cannabis Cup in Richmond, California! I had so much fun! I tried a real edible for the first time. It was amazing and I felt like I was floating on air for the rest of the day. I didn't have an opportunity to have sex, but I'm sure it would have been great!

I also had a chance to do dabs. That's something everyone should probably try at least once. Dabs would make a wonderful sexual enhancement for almost anyone. I highly recommend -- pun intended! -- that you try sex on a good edible or after a dab or two.

Dear Hyapatia,
My girlfriend and I would like to start a green business together. Any advice?
Max and Alecia

Hi guys,
I can certainly understand your desire to start a green business! I feel the same way. But let me share a little experience with you.

My first husband and I worked together for our entire marriage. When you own your own business, you work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no down time. Your work is always on your mind and you're always thinking of new and better ways of doing things. When you start a business, you can't afford to hire anyone else, so you do everything yourself. You may get mad at yourself and hear a voice in your head saying: "I need to get to work and get this done." Or "I shouldn't take so many breaks." Or "Why didn't I  _____________ ?" or "What's wrong with me that I didn't think about ______________?" 

It's way too easy for that voice to become a voice that is actually heard. You may find yourself saying these very things to your partner. This doesn't make for a good relationship at all! The combination of never-ending work and constantly being around someone, who may act like your boss, can wreak havoc on relationships. Even if you try to schedule off-time, it's virtually impossible. If you're passionate about your job, you're always thinking about it.

If you decide to grow a garden, your troubles are compounded. A garden requires constant attention, especially at first when you're setting it set up and to making sure everything is running smoothly. When things go wrong in a growrooom, you have to address problems as soon as possible. If you wait until your plants point out the problem to you, you've waited too long. You have to be on top of things at all times. A small mistake today will manifest in major losses down the line. You can lose your entire crop if you ignore it for just one day at the wrong time. Spider mites, aphids, watering problems, and temperature control can all become demons that haunt you through the day and night! I curse them all!

I started growing in a wet basement, learning to hate mold. Then I went outside, where the uncontrollable temperature and rainfall contributed to more mold, stalks breaking, and thieves -- not to mention helicopter cops, nosey neighbors and my kid's loud mouth! These factors convinced me to move back inside where I ran up the electricity to astronomical amounts, flooded floors, and fought the evil creepy-crawlers. Through it all, I kept the faith and never left my ladies' sides. It paid off and I did make a profit in the long run.

I was on my own with the garden, with no one to blame but myself if things went wrong. That was both good and bad. It didn't cost me a relationship, but I was on call all the time with no help when it came to chores like lifting heavy buckets of R.O. water and nutrients or cleaning, harvesting, and trimming. So it can be good to have a partner, but don't sacrifice your relationship for it!