Archive for StickyPoint HQ
The Spin Trim competition was recently drawn, and a winner selected. We have notified said winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous. They did have this to say though:
“Wow, I’m in shock.. I have never won anything before in my life and have been wanting one of these awesome machines ever since I’d heard about them. I never dreamed this would happen, thank you so very much to everyone involved. Keep up the great work with the magazine by the way!”
No worries Anonymous winner, we hope you have a lot of fun with this machine.
We also have the great news that Issue 6 of StickyPoint is not far away. As a sneak peak, here is a look at the cover so you know what you are looking for on the shelves.
The up-coming issue of StickyPoint is centred around medicinal use of cannabis. Dr John Jiggens has an interesting story on the history of cannabis as a medicine, looking into the works of Dr William Brook O’Shaughnessy and the understanding and emergence of the Central-Asian Cannabis Indica. We also have a story from Treating Yourself editor Marco Renda, detailing his trials & tribulations of being a certified medical cannabis user in Canada.
On top of that, we have an excellent interview with Speech (one of the main members of the soulful Arrested Development), an interview with Adelaide-based hip-hop duo the Roach Scholars as well as our featured artists and a tonne of budshots.
To kick off the festive season, today we are starting a competition giveaway…. with 1st prize a brand spankin’ new Spin Trim.
The Spin Trim is a gentle and effortless hand operated leaf trimming machine, which we had to see to believe. We were amazed at its effeciency despite how simplistic the machine appears to be… and the quality of the end result is simply awesome. No more seized up scissors and white knuckles. No more pain-staking hours of cut, cut, cuttity cut.
Competition is open to all Australians, entries close March 10th 2009. To enter, complete the simple form below… that’s it! Entry limited to 1 entry per person.
No more submissions accepted at this time.
StickyPoint Issue 6 will be hitting the shelves in the new year.
It was recently brought to our attention by Pete in Townsville that when he searched the StickyPoint store locator for shops in Queensland, none of the stores listed were stocking the magazine. First up, BIG APOLOGIES to anyone in Queensland who has been unable to find a store listed on that page… as an oversight inside the office here, there should be no stores listed for any Queensland post code.
The reason behind this is that StickyPoint was given a Category 1 Restricted (R18+) by the OFLC (Office of Film and Literature Classification), and by Queensland state laws, that means StickyPoint is not allowed for distribution / sale in the sunny state. Unfortunately our hands are tied by these laws, and it seems to be yet another case of unfair censorship.
We genuinely apologise for the inconvenience caused to any of Queensland readers, we wish we could change the laws or the rating we were given. However, there are online stores that do stock our magazine and ship Australia-wide, so…
Our apologies again Pete, keep an eye on your mailbox in the coming week…
Recently the number of requests we receive for back issues of StickyPoint has grown, which we think is awesome. We are nearing the 2 year anniversary since the first issue hit the shelves, so it is reassuring to know that there are new readers of the magazine who have an interest to see its history.
We don’t sell back issues of the magazine through our website, but a few of our retailers do stock back issues; such as Off Ya Tree. However, if you are not close to an Off Ya Tree store, their online store also offers all the back issues. Bongs N Things also have the first 3 issues of StickyPoint in their online store, with Issue 2 and 3 on sale for $7.46AUD.
In terms of getting copies of the current issue, your best bet is to check our store locator. Please be aware though, the store locator list may contain retailers who have not advised us that they no longer stock the magazine.
In some circumstances you may find that a retailer chooses to not display the magazine due to high numbers of theft (we have heard of this from a few places), or that they feel it is not appropriate for display on the shelf. We have also been told that some retailers also sell out quickly. In any case, unfortunately we cannot control the actions of the retailers. Our advice is to ask the retailer, hopefully it is being held behind the counter or they can order more in.
Issue 5 should be hitting the shelves in the coming days, so keep an eye out. From a distance the cover appears as a regular budshot, but as you get closer, you’ll see that it is in fact a photo mosaic of smaller bud shots and other weed pics.
From time to time we get emails from people asking where they can buy the magazine. Our website has a store locator, listing retailers who can stock our magazine. If you find a store on the list that doesn’t stock the magazine, ask them if they can order it in. We have heard that some newsagents don’t feel comfortable having our magazine on the shelves, or believe that people aren’t interested in “that sort of thing”.
In conjunction with the release of Issue 5, we have a couple of SoloPipes up for grabs!* For those of you who prefer to indulge in your smoke through a pipe, you will find this little device not only cool, but effective and efficient. No more 2-hand effort required…
Winners will be drawn on September 30th.
*Entry open to Australian residents only. 1 Entry per person
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED, WINNERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN.
This is the new StickyPoint Magazine Blog, launching in conjunction with some minor updates and tweaks to the already existing StickyPoint Magazine website. We wanted to create a new platform to keep in touch with our readers on a regular basis; along the way delivering sweet sweet Bud Shots, news from around the office, things we come across on the net, competitions and topic discussion.
On the right sidebar you’ll find links to the new Bud Shot gallery, wallpapers & readers pics. We welcome anyone out there who wants to post their weed related pic in our readers pics gallery to send them in, shoot it through in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
News from around the office is that Issue 05 should be hitting shelves in the next week or two. Yes, it is a little later than we were a) anticipating, b) hoping for and c) wanted. Such is life in the world of publishing, but I assure you we still aim to provide the best we can. Some time ago, when our first issue was still just a small sapling, people said that we wouldn’t get a fifth issue out there… I guarantee you it is just around the corner.
Speaking of Issue 5, it is JAM PACKED with Bud Shots. We had been hearing from a few sources that our readers wanted to see more Bud Shots, so we paid attention to the requests. There is a sweet variety of outdoors and indoors and some buds plucked just after harvest.
In the not-too-distant future we will be running a small competition through this blog, with a SoloPipe up for grabs. More details to come soon.