It was my girlfriend’s birthday and she chose Lotus of Siam for her dinner celebration.

Back in the day, smoking “pot” was illegal, and people smoked it to get high. That was the extent of my knowledge of marijuana but recently, my ex-boss closed his very successful restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip to open a grow house.

Years ago, when hip-hop emerged as a radical form of music, few would have envisioned its universal popularity and its multi-cultural and generational crossover appeal.