Susan Squibb, The Cannabist

Susan Squibb

The Cannabist

Denver, CO, United States

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Past articles by Susan:

Synthetic cannabinoids are not “synthetic marijuana”: What you need to know about Spice and K2

Spice and K2 contain synthetic cannabinoids touted as "fake marijuana." That's a misnomer. What you need to know about its dangers effects on drug tests. → Read More

How to safely try cannabutter or cannabis oil when you don’t know its THC potency

Marijuana edibles experts share tips on trying a batch of cannabutter or cannabis oil when you don't know the THC content and don't want to overdo it. → Read More

Am I measuring the THC per serving in my marijuana brownies correctly?

Our expert brings in cannabis edibles chef Jessica Catalano of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution to help calculate THC potency in a batch of pot brownies. → Read More

If I use cannabis topicals, will I test positive on a THC drug test?

Experts weigh in on whether cannabis topicals -- which include lotions, balms and THC transdermal patches -- will cause a positive marijuana drug test. → Read More

An activist’s life: My 20-year fight for marijuana law reform is far from over

Op-ed: Years of political advocacy as a marijuana activist fighting for legalization have instilled in me a sense of patriotism and voter power. → Read More

Drug testing and CBD: Can a cannabidiol user test positive for marijuana?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating compound found in marijuana. But can it show up in a drug test for the psychoactive cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? → Read More

Hair drug testing: Useful information for marijuana consumers

We asked experts for details on how hair drug tests work to help answer questions from readers who are trying to figure out how to approach this type of test. → Read More

THC test time: How to calculate the amount of THC you’re toking in a joint

Calculating the THC potency of a joint and how much THC is actually consumed can be tricky. The Cannabist looks at past research, then does the math. → Read More

Help! My 13-year-old is smoking marijuana. What do I do?

A terrified parent has questions about teen marijuana use and its effects after discovering that the 13-year-old son smokes pot. → Read More

High Society: Industry vets from across U.S. flock to Cannabis Diversity Summit

The Cannabis Diversity Summit draws minority business and advocacy leaders to Denver for the event created by activist Charlo Greene's Go GREENE group. → Read More

Ask The Cannabist: Can I take Scooby while I shop for a doobie?

A reader is headed to Denver and wants to know: Will dispensaries let me bring my dog? Ask the Cannabist has an answer! → Read More

High Society: Hopping Sensi Mag party spotlights cannabis pioneers

A massive cannabis convergence happened in Denver recently, and no, we're not talking about the annual 4/20 smokeout. → Read More

Op-ed: 4/20 at CU has a much better vision now after its renegade years

Unlike the University of Michigan's sanctioned Hash Bash protest, CU-Boulder had struggled until finding a new direction with the Cannabis Symposium. → Read More

April 2016 calendar: Snoop, Wiz, Method & Red and more 4/20 events

From Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill to Wiz Khalifa and Method Man, here's your April calendar of 4/20 events and more marijuana happenings. → Read More

April 2016 calendar: Snoop, Wiz, Method & Red and more 4/20 events

From Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill to Wiz Khalifa and Method Man, here's your April calendar of 4/20 events and more marijuana happenings. → Read More

How to get weed out of your system: Exploring the options

Quick-detox drinks, supplements and home remedies all have a reputation for clearing your body of weed, or at least masking its presence. But what really works? → Read More

How long does weed stay in your system?

How long does weed stay in your system? We look at one of the most-asked questions about using marijuana. → Read More

Calendar: Hemp festival, 303 Day fun & 50 more events await in March 2016

Spring is in the air (and maybe a snowstorm or two). Events on tap for March 2016 include 303 Day at Illegal Petes → Read More

Cannabist Calendar: Bob Marley’s big day, romance & more in February 2016

February 2016 highlights: On Feb. 6, celebrate Bob Marley's birthday. And Valentines themed cannabis events heat up Denver for singles and couples. → Read More

Ask The Cannabist: How do I dose my homemade edibles with BHO?

A how-to guide for calculating THC potency when making BHO edibles instead of using traditional cannabutter for marijuana recipes. → Read More