July is here and it marks the 2-year anniversary of NUG Magazineâ€™s Publication! We are having a HUGE birthday party this month at SPIN Nightclub on July 29th followed up by a day with Slightly Stoopid & Rebelution at Cricket Wireless on July 30th. Weâ€™ll be tailgating at Cricket Wireless with the Cheba Hut crew, so stop by and say HIGH!
July is also the month when San Diego celebrates PRIDE and we at NUG will be walking in the parade on July 16th. Weâ€™ll be giving away free NUG shirts to the first dozen people who volunteer to walk in the parade with us! Contact email@example.com to get involved!
Weâ€™ve got a great issue for you, including an interview with Margaret Cho! Hopperâ€™s Chronisseur review covers 4 different local OGs and the background on the term OG. Speaking of Hopper, we are following his lead on pushing our community to get more involved with other local issues that are not on the cannabis front by bringing attention to the State Park Closures and to an amazing organization started by a local San Diegan who is helping to bring libraries and books to the areas where there are none!
Make sure to check out our article by Marco Alvarez about local skateboard wheel company, Kontrol Wheels, and get yourself a set of the special edition Kontrol/NUG wheels!
Dion Markgraaff covers Hemp Energy in this issue and Brom Richey got a chance to review the famous Gaglione Cheesesteak company! Our artist profile for this month is on local artist Sean Dietrich, who we met at San Diego IndieFest. Sean will also be at Comic Con this month, so go and check out some of his art if you are headed to the Con!
We, of course, want to thank YOU, the NUG readers, for the many letters and emails we get on a daily basis! Keep them coming! We also want to thank all of the contributors, photographers, advertisers, and supporters of the magazine, and we hope you ALL come out to the 2-year anniversary party!
-Ben G. Rowin