Sepia-toned strings rise up out of nowhere, taking “Hot for the Mountain” from avant-pop ballad to retro-flavoured heaven. And where “Ship Go Down” starts out like Sunday-morning jazz before unleashing acid-king guitar squalls and stuttering drum violence.
By selling cannabis at below-market rates to low-income substance users, the High Hopes Foundation seeks to help people at risk of overdose access cannabis to use as a substitute for illicit drugs that have become increasingly contaminated by fentanyl and other potent opioids.
What quickly becomes apparent is that in a country where things can be abruptly taken away—whether by politics, economics, or natural disasters—residents have learned to make do as much as they can with whatever they have.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.