The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

The Student News Site of Colorado State University

The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Nugs of Wisdom


Colorado State senior Will Davis lights up his bong on the balcony of his apartment in Fort Collins Nov 3. Its important to layer up before going outside to smoke.

Tips for smoking in the Colorado cold

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter December 8, 2022

As you already know or will soon learn, Colorado's winter conditions can be brutal and unforgiving. If there’s one thing I know for sure, though, it is that stoners endure. Whether you’re sneaking...

Photo illustration of a dab rig and Hono Lulu Choochoo wax

How to hit a dab rig

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director December 1, 2022
If I asked you to picture a stoner or someone smoking weed, you might think of some hippie smoking a blunt or joint — or the occasional bong rip/blow-it-out-the-window combination. Dab rigs look a bit different.
Roll call: Rolling paper reviews

Roll call: Rolling paper reviews

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter November 2, 2022

Doobie, roach, cone or jay are all terms for the cannabis delivery mechanism known most commonly as a joint. This magnificent method of smoking is tried and true and continues to be one of my favorite...

5 of the most common terpenes found in cannabis

The Collegian terpene guide: Just a whiff

Grayson Acri, Staff Reporter October 30, 2022
All strains will likely contain some of each of these terpenes, and paying attention to what strains you prefer over others will ultimately be more informative than buying based on smell.
What to know if you want to work at a FoCo dispensary

What to know if you want to work at a FoCo dispensary

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director October 3, 2022
The cannabis industry is intricate and evolving, and the modern day dealers are budtenders at local dispensaries who are here to help.
Guidelines for lower-risk cannabis use

Guidelines for lower-risk cannabis use

Grayson Acri, Staff Reporter September 26, 2022

Cannabis is often marketed and presented as a less problematic drug than its contemporaries, alcohol and tobacco. However, just like everything else in this world, there is a risk associated with cannabis...

A photo illustration of someone smoking marijuana concentrate out of their dab rig.

We should take a less blaze-a-faire approach to smoking

Paul Brull, Cannabis Desk Director September 14, 2022

For tobacco users, the science is clear: Long-term smoking is harmful. At least 16 million individuals live today with smoking-related diseases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....

(Graphic illustration by Sophia Sirokman | The Collegian)

Eckburg: What’s the deal with being anti-weed?

Bella Eckburg, Opinion Director August 24, 2022
We talk a lot about the medicinal benefits of cannabis and the creative ways to package and distribute it recreationally, but today we’re doing something different. 
(Graphic Illustration by Trin Bonner | The Collegian)

Democrats still refuse to prioritize cannabis. Why?

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 27, 2022

Editor’s Note: This is an opinion article from The Collegian. All opinion content reflects the views of the individual author only and does not represent a stance taken by The Collegian or its editorial...

(Graphic illustration by Trin Bonner)

Barker: Cannabis can benefit mental health, should not be stigmatized

Lindsay Barker, Cannabis Reporter March 1, 2022
I have a hyperactive, anxiety-prone brain and a mood disorder, and consuming cannabis makes these things more tolerable. It helps me organize my thoughts and actually focus on the task at hand. 
Load More Stories