Letter from the editor: our passion project

Evergreen dedication shines through in our spring special edition

SANDI KOBIESA, Editor-in-chief

Cannabis means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some view it as a jolly good time, some view it as a gateway drug and some view it as nature’s medicine.

Whatever your view is, I respect it. I really do. This edition is not to shove cannabis in your face or to try to change your mind or your opinions. This edition is to share the many ways cannabis impacts people and our community.

I watched all of our editors and reporters dedicate the past two weeks to brainstorming and writing unique pieces covering cannabis; the amount of effort that went into this edition was astronomical.

It is safe to say that I am beyond proud and honored to have such a creative team behind the Evergreen’s spring special edition. Many pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone –  if that’s what they wanted to do. I gave my reporters the option to take a step back from this edition, as cannabis is still a controversial topic in society.

But I think the more we as a community talk about cannabis and why people choose to partake in it, the more we will grow as people. There is so much science behind it, and the rules and regulations are important to know.

From covering local businesses to policies surrounding weed in Pullman, the etiquette of weed and the legal penalizations athletes may face, our edition is diverse and well rounded  – the reporters and editors dove deep to find different facets of cannabis.

I hope you, our readers, find something you will enjoy on this topic, or something that makes you question some preconceived notions you may have (using hemp as biofuel made me question fossil fuels even more or what is the right word for weed).

Thank you all for the support you have shown us this semester, and once again, thank you to my reporters, photographers and editors for putting so much time and effort into this edition. We wouldn’t be where we are now without you all.

With so much love,

Sandi Kobiesa

The Daily Evergreen editor-in-chief