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Vancouver’s Cannabis Substitution Project Vows to Fight on Despite Police Order


CANNABIS CULTURE – Neil Magnuson has been evicted, raided, arrested and just generally persecuted by the Vancouver Police Department. Now the VPD have threatened to impound his vehicle.  Why? What crime has Magnuson commited?  Magnuson provides help and support to people fighting drug addictions in Vancouver’s notorious Downtown East Side (DTES)– without a license. Magnuson is The founder of  a low-barrier dispensary called the Healing Wave and an alternative addiction action group known as the…


Cannabis As Harm Reduction? Study Shows Patients Who Use It Drink Less Alcohol


Would you smoke cannabis if it meant you might consume less alcohol, tobacco, or prescription drugs? A recent study examining a group of patients adds more convincing evidence to the idea that marijuana is an “exit” drug rather than a gateway drug. Published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, the study compared survey results of 973 patients who answered questions about how they used alcohol before and after receiving medical cannabis authorizations from their…

Cannabis Gave Her Child A Future: Now She Helps Other Families


Zaki, 17, likes to point out houses that he’d like to have when he turns 18 next year. That was something unimaginable seven years ago, his mother, Heather Jackson recalled, when he used to have around 200 seizures a day. Nowadays, with CBD, “when he does have seizures, they’re brief” and don’t hurt him. By the time he was nine, Zaki had tried 17 different pharmaceutical treatments, all of which failed to control his seizures…


DŪḠ-EWAḤDAT the Beverage of Unity


CANNABIS CULTURE –  Islamic accounts refer to a potent hash oil preparation known as dūḡ-e waḥdat, which may be similar to the Zoroastrian mang/bhanga infusions which I discussed in an earlier article. Hash oil was prepared in the Islamic world by boiling cannabis and skimming the drops of oil from the surface of the water. “Hashish oil is generally consumed by thoroughly mixing a drop of it with a litre of dūḡ (a drink made…

Scheduled For Release: Richard DeLisi’s Fight For Freedom


CANNABIS CULTURE – For the first time since 1988, Richard DeLisi, the longest serving nonviolent prisoner in the United States, may be able to spend Christmas with his family. DeLisi could be out as early as December 4th of this year, thanks to the efforts Last Prisoner Project (LPP) and pro bono attorneys Juster, Elizabeth Buchanan, and Minardi who took up the case in June of this year. In the fall of 1989, DeLisi, now…


NJWeedman Sues New Jersey — For Legalizing Cannabis


CANNABIS CULTURE – NJWeedman (Aka Ed Forchion) has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Jersey for legalizing regulated cannabis on the grounds that new laws demand a colonialized system of selective prosecution. “What’s going on right now is the Columbusization of the marijuana industry. In urban communities, we have not had shortages of marijuana in decades. You get these corporations coming in here saying they founded the cannabis industry, and they are setting…


3 Science-Backed Benefits Of CBD Oil And How To Use It Safely


CBD, or cannabidiol, is a type of chemical found in the same plant that produces marijuana. CBD is different from marijuana though, and will not make you “high.” That’s because it does not contain the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC, which is the chemical responsible for the intoxicating feeling associated with consuming marijuana. Recently, CBD has gained traction in the scientific community for its ability to treat multiple conditions — from chronic pain to…


How To Make Weed Brownies


Yield: 24 brownies Cook time: 4 hours, including decarboxylation and making cannabutter Chances are, the first time you ever ate an edible it was a weed brownie. In fact, when you hear the words “edibles” or “cook your weed,” there’s a good chance pot brownies come to mind. There is simply no cannabis edible more iconic than the simple, reliable pot brownie — no matter how popular THC gummies, mints, or chocolates get. It makes…


Mexico Will Legalize The World’s Largest Legal Cannabis Market


The United States will soon be sandwiched between two nations with federally legalized marijuana. Just days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Mexico moved forward with legislation legalizing the cannabis plant for a variety of uses. This comes on the heels of Canada’s historic legalization several years ago, which has created a viable international marketplace, channeling funds through the Canadian markets and effectively mobilizing the global cannabis industry. When Canada legalized, the U.S. missed an opportunity to…


How To Give Your Thanksgiving Gravy An Extra Kick, Thanks To Cannabis.


No Thanksgiving Day feast is complete without gravy to douse your turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. The key to good homemade gravy is making it with fresh pan drippings. But this year, Big Sur Canna+Botanicals suggests adding a little something extra, Heavenly Sweet Cannabutter. They even have a recipe for you: CANNABUTTER GRAVY – Read the entire article at Monterey County Weekly.


CBD Use in the Military, Sports, and UFC sports


CBD products are typically used to relieve pain or help with anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Although CBD benefits are impressive, CBD use still causes controversy among different societies. While CBD consumption is federally legal in the US (if the product contains less than 0.3% THC), some states have proposed restrictions on buyers. People still doubt if active-duty military personnel, athletes, and UFC fighters should be allowed to use CBD as pain relievers or relaxants.…


Another Cannabis Referendum? Vote Proposed On Decriminalisation


Another referendum on cannabis is being proposed – this time to decriminalise, but not legalise, the drug. A public notice in today’s Herald gives notice that a citizen-initiated referendum has been proposed asking: “Should New Zealand decriminalise the possession of cannabis for personal use?” The proposal, lodged by Wellington Central Young Greens activist Mathew Bouma, is open for comments on the proposed wording until February 1. – Read the entire article at News.


Brock Receives Almost $1M In Funding For Cannabis-Related Research


Funding will help researchers examine the increase in substance use-related hospitalizations since recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada. The federal government’s Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has awarded nearly $1 million in funding to two Brock University researchers. Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Antony Chum and his team are investigating key impacts of cannabis policy, two years after the Canadian government legalized the drug. – Read the entire article at Thorold News.


Marijuana Medicine for Autism


This past August a bill was signed into law in Louisiana that allows doctors to prescribe medicinal marijuana more freely to patients with a wide array of ailments, but this is the latest in a series of actions that stem back to 1970’s in the state. “There’s a fear of addiction and a fear of seeing children or patients inebriated. Medical marijuana is not your first reaction when you hear the word autism, but when…

Better Living Through Spit (Mapping DNA for Cannabis Users)


CANNABIS CULTURE –  Spit into a test-tube and ship it to a lab. Within weeks, you’ll get a full report on your personal genetic relationship with cannabis. That’s the business model of Greenway DNA. For $149.99 and a donation of your saliva, the company will send you a full report of your individual cannabis-specific genetic variances, data to share with your doctor, and dosing recommendations to treat pain, anxiety, and insomnia. “It’s not guesswork. It’s…

America Must Protect Its Craft Hemp And Cannabis Growers. Here’s Why.


As legalization sweeps the nation, craft, small-batch growers in both the cannabis and hemp industries are at risk. The price to play is steep. It costs an estimated $5 million to $10 million for a craft grower to enter the market, the Illinois Craft Cannabis Association founder Paul Magelli says. Which is why his association has filed a lawsuit hoping to get 40 craft growers more time to enter the Illinois marketplace and apply for…


Saskatoon Man Calls For Federal Government To Widen Medicinal Cannabis Coverage


A Saskatoon man is calling for Health Canada to approve medicinal cannabis products for therapeutic use so he won’t go hungry. Aaron Unger said it’s a much better way to deal with his chronic pain than to use opioid-based medication, which he was previously prescribed and says he’s afraid to use again. “I believe that if I go back on opioids, I will die of an overdose,” he told Global News. – Read the entire…


High for the Holidays: Cannabis-Infused Recipes


By forgoing large family gatherings and parties this year due to COVID, many of us are staring down a dull 2020 holiday season. How to spice it up? With pot, maybe. Recreational marijuana has been approved by Arizona voters, but for a few more months the 280,000 of us in the state with medical marijuana cards are the only ones that can legally purchase pot. I’ll be taking advantage of my patient status and whipping…


Meet Lovepot, The Home Delivery Florist For People Who Love Pot


Send your beloved flowers they can smoke. Combine one part real flowers, one part hemp flower, a splash of fashion industry savvy, a global pandemic, and a sincere love of weed. What do you get? Lovepot, a new flower company delivering smokable hemp and real flower bouquets nationwide, with flair. When California legalized cannabis in 2016, Lovepot founder Cevon Lee Iny left her luxury fashion gig for the cannabis industry, consulting and working on multiple…


Maine Records $1.4 Million In Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales In First Month


Average sale during an inaugural month limited by supply shortages and in-store purchase limits was about $66, state records show. In its first month, Maine’s new adult-use cannabis market reported $1.4 million in legal sales, according to state records. Those records show 21,194 sales made at six recreational marijuana stores licensed to do business in Auburn, Bangor, Northport, South Portland and Stratton. That works out to an average transaction of about $66. About three-quarters of…

Arizona Can Help End Stigma Against Migraine Sufferers And Marijuana Use


A migraine sufferer and researcher advocates for migraines to be put on a list of acceptable MMJ conditions. The following column is the opinion and analysis of the writer: For the nearly 39 million Americans who suffer from debilitating migraines, stigma is nothing new. Despite the fact that they struggle with a chronic neurological disease that is the sixth-most disabling illness in the world and is more common than asthma, diabetes, and epilepsy combined, migraine…


Latin America Moves Toward Legalization With Some Absurd Exceptions


Before he was elected, the President of Argentina said that “the war on drugs has failed” and “the solution isn’t to go around persecuting people for smoking a joint”.  Latin America has been very hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, and Argentina and other countries continue with their chronic economic problems. Now the New York Times is reporting that the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, has issued a decree that allows pharmacies to sell cannabis-based…


What To Do With Your Cannabis Stalks, Stems And Leaves


You lovingly raised your cannabis crop from seed to flower; you harvested those beautifully frosted buds, trimmed, washed, and dried them; and now, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor with a truly excellent toke. But what do you do with the rest of the plant once you have what you wanted? Are the stalks, stems and leaves of your crop worthless, or can you make them as valuable as the flower? – Read…

Grow Light in The Darkness (Blind Grower Sees Hope in Oklahoma)


CANNABIS CULTURE – Kenny Abbe took an Oklahoma growhouse by storm when he started growing some of the most beautiful cannabis plants without having the benefit of being able to actually see them.     “Disability is only a true disability if the person suffering from it allows it to disable them,’ Abbe said.  In 2014, Abbe was living life as any other family man, working and raising his children with his wife, Shayana.  Then…

Ireland Needs To Have The Adult Conversation About Medical Cannabis


A woman who smokes cannabis to deal with her back pain has said Ireland needs to have ‘the adult conversation’ about the drug. There has been a lot of conversation surrounding legislation and access to medical cannabis. In 2019, legislation was passed to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis for five years. ‘Sally’ – a pseudonym – said she takes the drug occasionally for back pain as…


Nepenthe, A Cannabis Infused Wine for Grief?


CANNABIS CULTURE –  Nepenthe was an ancient herbal infused wine, that appears in Homer’s famous tale The Odyssey. Its use to quell grief in a funerary setting has caused many researchers to identify it with cannabis. The Odyssey of Homer (9th-8th century BC) describes the Nepenthes which came to the Greeks from Egyptian Thebes: “Then Helen, daughter of Zeus… cast a drug into the wine whereof they drank, a drug to lull all pain and…


Cooking with Cannabis in Downtown Windsor


The legalization of marijuana in Canada has inspired some to take their kush to the kitchen. “We never knew how interested people were about cooking with cannabis until we started seeing the cookbooks flying off the shelves,” says Sam Katzman, owner of Greentown Cannabis. The growing popularity has prompted Greentown Cannabis to host a second live cannabis cooking demonstration. – Read the entire article at CTV News.


Does CBD Help With Nausea? Here’s What Experts Have to Say


Feeling nauseated is one of the ickiest feelings in the world. Upset stomachs, throwing up, digestive issues — I would be happy if I never had to experience those again. If you have nausea caused by side effects of another treatment (like chemotherapy), it can be even worse. People have drastically changed their diets, tried motion-sickness bands and pills, and even experimented with Cannabidiol (CBD) to try to ease their nausea. But does CBD really…


Women Are More Likely To Swap Prescribed Medication For Medical Cannabis, Study Finds


Increased medical knowledge and changes in social norms have meant that over the last decade attitudes towards medical cannabis have changed exponentially. After speaking to clinicians and patients studies have concluded that while it may have once been taboo, medical cannabis is now believed to be a legitimate medical therapy by some. It may be much more accepted but few studies have looked into how patients use medical cannabis and whether men and women see…

Field Trip (Ten Years of Therapy in an Afternoon?)


CANNABIS CULTURE – We do want everyone to have access to the benefits of some good, old fashioned consciousness expansion, don’t we? According to Independent Consultant Mort Goldman, Pharm.D., “Ketamine is relatively short-acting, with an incredibly high level of safety. That’s why it’s a favorite among doctors as a procedural anesthetic.” That’s also why ketamine seems like one of the most reasonable solutions to treating mental and emotional distress in a time when few have access to—or…