Welcome to another issue of NUG Magazine. Obviously by now, you have realized that our page count has dropped this month. Not to worry, we will still be bringing you just as much information and articles as usual, but some of our usual features will now be online only here at www.nugmag.com, so make sure to log on. Some of the articles in this issue will have extended versions with more information also available online. Make sure to log on often to stay up-to-date. We have also added some new online only content, including coverage of the protest/rally in downtown last month, and a great piece on Primo Beer, with our regular columns Food Truck Chronicles and Howâ€™d the Show Go rounding out our November coverage.
We also want to welcome a new music writer, Squire, to the team. He will be doing album reviews, interviews and more online, so make sure to check out Squireâ€™s Corner on our website. Anyone who knows anything about local music knows that besides playing for roughly 44 local bands, this guy knows his stuff when it comes to music! Also, Aaron Evans will be starting our new Hip Hop column this month with coverage of local Hip Hop store Access Hip Hop!
We are giving away tickets online for House of Blues and Belly Up shows as well for the month of November, so make sure to â€œLikeâ€ us on Facebook for chances to win! This month we are giving away more than 20 pairs of tickets to local shows!
With the recent intimidation from our federal government against the medical cannabis industry, patients and providers are scared and have unfortunately had their rights trampled on once again! This, however, is not new to us and is exactly why we started this publication. We will continue to bring you the information that strengthens and shines a positive light on our community. We have seen quite a bit of division in the community lately and want to let everyone know that NOW is the time to stand UNITED against our common enemy and NOT let petty disagreements stand in our way! We will do our best to rise above and stay lifted. Thatâ€™s just how we roll!
The holidaze are here and we, the NUG staff, want to wish all of our readers a beautiful and happy holiday season to spend with family and friends!
-Ben G. Rowin