June is here and summer has begun! Since Fatherâ€™s Day is coming up this month, we had to take a moment to say Happy Fatherâ€™s Day to all the Dads out there who are active in their childrenâ€™s lives. Anyone can father a child, but it takes a real man to be a Dad!
We got a CRAZY issue for you this month! As always, we have our well-loved columns like The Chronisseur and Cooking with Kim; but this month, we lined up an exclusive interview with one of the most controversial figures in recent history, Charles Manson. The interview was done via phone, email and regular mail by Kelly and Crystal Hutchinson, exclusively for NUG Magazine. Charles Manson has only allowed three to four interviews in the last 10 years and we were lucky enough to be one the outlets he chose to speak with regarding his new pamphlet about ATWA. He also allowed us to ask questions about his art and music, as well as discuss his invention of a seed gun that he developed to OVER GROW the GOVERNMENT! Like it or not, Charles Manson is one of the most interesting counter culture icons of our time and given the opportunity, we HAD to do it!
We also want to welcome some new columns this month. Aaron Evans will be dishing out a monthly glass article that focuses on the art of American glassblowing while featuring some different artisans of the craft! Aaron is a recognizable face in the activism community and a soldier for the legalization of cannabis, and we want to welcome him to the team. Make sure to check out his Sink or Swim article in this issue as well. It gives the great perspective of an outsider looking in on our local efforts.
The Food Truck Chronicles written by Esther Rubio-Sheffrey is another new column that is appearing in this issue; however, it will be done monthly online at nugmag.com. In fact, we have SO MUCH new and constant content that our online articles are receiving tremendous views with over 10,000 unique visitors per month. Nugmag.com is hopping with fresh content ALL the time, so log on and read our online-only content to make sure you donâ€™t miss a beat!
Obviously, you noticed that Sprung Monkey graces our cover; so make sure to read the amazing interview written by Pamela Jayne as well as the full interview online.
Looking forward to a GREAT summer full of events and seeing you all out there!
Late breaking news: As we go to print, we hear word that the Patient Care Association of California (PCACA) has possibly gathered enough signatures to force the city to repeal their restrictive medical marijuana ordinance or put the issue to a public vote! This is a wonderful example of how we can accomplish anything TOGETHER! Great job SD!
-Ben G. Rowin