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Healing With Cannabis: A Look Into The Heavenly Center


Substance use disorder is one of the most prevalent issues in our society today. So much so that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that nearly 20 million Americans have fought a substance abuse issue since 2017. Although substance abuse is a keynote topic among community activists and socially-minded lawmakers, the numbers continue to climb at an unprecedented rate. For most, substance use disorder isn’t a figment of the media. Instead,…

Man Who Served Eight Years For Cannabis Crime Now Part-Owns ‘World’s Largest Commercial Farm’


A man who spent eight years in state prison for selling cannabis in the United States is now a part-owner of one of the largest legal weed farms in the world. In fact, if their own video advertisement is to be believed, it’s ‘technically the largest commercial cannabis farm in the world right now’. However, one of the men behind it has come a seriously long way to get to this point. Mike Biggio spent…


California-based Kaneh Co. Is Bringing Gourmet Cannabis-Infused Baked Goods To Michigan


When Rachel King decided to expand her California-based cannabis-infused baked goods company Kaneh Co. to Michigan, she says she did it partially because of the Great Lakes State’s huge marijuana market, which reported just under $1 billion in sales last year. There was another reason, too. Like seemingly everyone, she has a connection here. “Michigan’s also near and dear to my heart — my husband’s from Midland,” she says. “We go out to Michigan like…


New Jersey Governor Signs Laws To Legalize Marijuana Use, Decriminalize Possession


Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation setting up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalizing cannabis and loosening penalties for possession. Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol was signed into law Monday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, more than three months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize adult use of the drug. The Democrat-led Assembly and Senate…


History of Cannabis Tours at Calgary’s Heritage Park


CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis connoisseurs in Calgary have a new option for an entertaining, educational and socially-distant evening out, where consumption will be allowed. Cannanaskis, Alberta’s first cannabis tourism operator, is expanding to offer History of Cannabis Tours at Calgary’s historic Heritage Park. This three-hour, outdoor, adult-only tour is led by Dave Dormer, a journalist and researcher with more than 20 years experience. Tours will run from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays…


‘I’m a Rabbi in Texas Writing Kosher Certificates for Cannabis’


Iwas born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. I was there till I was almost 19, went to Cal State Northridge University, studied philosophy, psychology. Then I decided to take a trip, to leave California and to find myself. I travelled all around Europe, and then, of course, I ended up in Israel, in a rabbinical school, where I did indeed find myself. I stayed there for 19 years. I studied, became a rabbi, got…


Reddit Effect Takes Cannabis Stocks On A Wild Ride


Assets under management by pot-tracking ETFs are at an all-time high. Cannabis stocks are the latest to experience the often shortlived high provided by Reddit exposure. Social media has proved a powerful driver of retail sentiment so far this year, leaving investors and analysts to wonder which company might become the next GameStop. – Read the entire article at Financial Times.


Councillor Bligh Says Fee is Too High


CANNABIS CULTURE – Vancouver City Councillor Rebecca Bligh introduced a motion to change the licensing fee to facilitate the opening of Cannabis retail stores. “The extremely high size of the municipal business license fee for cannabis retailers acts as a significant barrier to entry for businesses seeking to join the legal market, which can incentivize them into operating illicitly, requiring additional enforcement and compliance costs, increasing the risk to public safety, and undermining the operations…

Why a Hemp Expert Uses Cannabis to Treat Her Crohn’s Disease


“Cannabis is medicine.” In 2012, Mary Pryor, who would eventually become the CMO of Tonic CBD and co-founder of Cannaclusive, an inclusive-based cannabis marketing company for brands, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As she was trying to handle the anxiety and pain of her own, she was also in the midst of supporting her mother, who was in hospice. While dealing with both of these things was challenging, two years after her diagnosis, though, her…


Cannabis And National Decriminalization: The Story So Far


Unraveling marijuana laws could be a long, tedious process, but some lawmakers have said they’re ready to try. Cannabis legalization or decriminalization (we’ll get to the difference in a bit) is one of several issues set to test Democrats’ slim majority in Congress, along with a $15 minimum wage hike and making Washington, DC, the 51st state. At the federal level, cannabis continues to be prohibited across the board, resulting in a legally dubious gray…

How to Make Weed Edibles: Best Edible Marijuana Recipes


Cannabis edibles offer you a convenient way of enjoying the therapeutic effects of cannabis. Unlike vaping or smoking, the effects last longer which makes it effective for pain management and relaxation. Even better, making edibles at home is easier than you thought. Even beginners can make it with a little guidance. Besides, you can customize a recipe by varying the potency in the weed snack to suit your needs. While there are so many easy…

Vancouver Council Votes To Slash Sky-High Fees For Cannabis Retailers


A city councillor is hopeful this is the last year cannabis retailers in Vancouver will pay the highest licensing fees in the country. A motion passed Thursday is the first step in slashing the $34,000 annual fee — which is nearly ten times what liquor stores pay. Coun. Rebecca Bligh says the move is meant to help licensed retailers thrive. – Read the entire article at City News 1180.


What Do The Latest Studies Say About Older Adults Using Cannabis?


Many seniors are well aware of the litany of serious adverse side-effects associated with available prescription drugs and perceive medical cannabis to be a practical and potentially safer alternative. Our parents and grandparents, pretty much anyone over the age of 65, are among the most vulnerable in the population. Their age alone makes them prone to so many illnesses and conditions because it’s simply part of getting old. Things that afflict the elderly can range…

Shemshemet: Cannabis in Ancient Egypt


CANNABIS CULTURE – Up until recent times, many Egyptologists, failed to acknowledge much of a role for cannabis in ancient Egypt beyond that of a source of fiber for ropes, but recent research identifying a plant in the Egyptian texts with fibrous and medicinal properties, as well as edible seeds, under the name shemshemet, or sm-sm-t, are now generally regarded as identifying cannabis. Excerpted from Cannabis and the Soma Solution. In ancient Egypt the healing…


Do They Drug Test?


CANNABIS CULTURE – For many the answer is make or break. Imagine you are a job seeker who has been laid off because of the pandemic. You are checking  your phone and email constantly as today is the day you learn if you are offered employment from the company you interviewed with last week. The interview went well, and you are  perfectly qualified for the job. At last, you get an acceptance call from your…

Short Documentary Offers Gripping Look At Racial Targeting And Cannabis


As more states continue to legalize, a disproportionate number of black Americans are still being arrested and incarcerated for minor cannabis offenses. It’s a maddening dichotomy addressed in a gripping new short film “Not Just Another Day,” set to receive a virtual world premiere at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival this March. The documentary, which runs for fifteen minutes and is produced by From The Earth, a minority-founded and operated cannabis retailer, tells…

Destination Dispensary: Dalwhinnie Farms Defines Luxury Cannabis In Colorado


In rural Ridgway, Colorado, what was once a dressage riding arena on a 230-acre equestrian ranch transformed into a 30,000-square-foot indoor cannabis cultivation in 2019. Two years later and a few hours north, Dalwhinnie Farms debuted a retail extension — a fancy, flagship boutique in Aspen. Dalwhinnie Farms is deliberately extravagant. It’s why the family-owned company chose Aspen over nearby Telluride. Known as one of America’s most affluent Zip codes, and notoriously as “Fat City,”…


32% Cannabis Job Growth In 2020, Despite COVID-19


In four years, the cannabis industry’s job growth has increased 161%, quickly beating predictions from other industries 10 years from now. Leafly’s fifth annual cannabis jobs report showed the cannabis industry to support 321,000 full-time equivalent jobs in 2021! An incredible number for an amazing and highly-deserving industry. Cannabis jobs aren’t accurately reported to the Department of Labor because it’s federally illegal, so in partnership with Whitney Economics, Leafly has been filling that gap since…


Under the Influence, Greg “Marijuana Man” Williams Memorial


CANNABIS CULTURE –  With the deepest of broken-hearted sadness, I am very sad to share the news that our beloved friend Greg “Marijuana Man” Williams passed away this Tuesday February 16th.⁣⁣ He was not alone.  He was held by his friends and loved ones Rose and Vicky in a private hospital room, knowing about the love and support that flooded in upon the announcement of his deteriorating health. He was truly grateful for the contributions…


Treat Your Loved Ones With The Gift Of Infusion


I’ve been thinking about which recipes to share with you all for February. Normally the weather is yucky and people start to feel like winter will never end. But then you get Valentine’s Day! In my mind, February + V-Day + love = chocolate. I don’t think Valentine’s Day is reserved for lovers either; loving and taking care of yourself is super important too. Whether you’re indulging yourself or to treat a partner, cannabis and…

Black-Owned Cannabis Accessory Company Working To Change The Industry


3 Halifax entrepreneurs started Fumes Rolling Papers and Accessories last summer. Three Halifax entrepreneurs who founded a cannabis accessory company last year are working to promote Black ownership in an industry that lacks diversity. Brothers Josh Creighton, Treno Morton and Tyler Morton began selling naturally made rolling papers last summer when the pandemic meant many jobs were drying up. Their company, Fumes Rolling Papers and Accessories, now has products in 50 stores in the Halifax…


Hashish and The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor


CANNABIS CULTURE –  In the 19th and early 20th century, hashish played a prominent role in the occult scene, and was used in initiatory rites by certain secret societies, such as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor. The Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor was an initiatory occult group that first became known to the public in late 1894, although according to an official document of the order it began its work in 1870. Prior to the rise…

Highlights from Grower’s Source Expo 2021


CANNABIS CULTURE – The “passionate fanatics” that have grown pot in their basements for decades were given a voice and an ear at the Growers Source 2021 Expo held in cyberspace due to Covid restrictions.  Make no mistake this virtual conference was sponsored by the corporate big guys with the purse strings–nutrient company CANNA and garden products distributor Biofloral–but by collaborating with Grower’s Source it provided a congenial platform for the growers to do a…


Web Series Explores the World of Psychedelic Medicine


CANNABIS CULTURE – A Medicine Hunter and a non-profit organization promoting psychedelic healing will be providing free education on psychoactive plants to the global community. According to a press release by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies Canada (MAPS Canada), the “The Ethnobotany of Psychoactive Plants with Chris Kilham” is a four-episode mini-series, focusing on the relationship of humans with Ayahuasca, Kava, Coca, and Cannabis.  Kilham has spent decades doing medicinal plant research in over 45…

Marijuana Man Greg Williams Support Fund


CANNABIS CULTURE – There are many unsung heroes of the marijuana movement, but Greg “Marijuana Man” Williams is one of the greatest. Loved by all, disliked by none, this man gave his all to our shared cause. PLEASE DONATE NOW to the Greg Williams Support Fund – CLICK HERE  It is fair to say that of all the cannabis being grown today, much of it –– possibly even most of it –– can be traced back to…

30 Provocative Quotes From Celebrities Who Love Cannabis


Cannabis has a longstanding and powerful association with the arts. It’s no surprise that many famous actors, musicians, writers, artists, and comedians have been some of the most ardent supporters not just of cannabis reform, but also of recreational use of the herb. Read on for thirty of our favorite celebrity quotes about cannabis: “I enjoy smoking cannabis and see no harm in it.” Jennifer Aniston, Actress “I occasionally borrow pot from my kids. They…


Cannabis-Infused Drinks To Stay Warm In Winter


As the winter sky gleams and the snow sets in, the yearning to curl up and enjoy a warm drink starts to pound our hearts. Imagine the warmth of a fresh bowl of soup or a creamy cup of hot chocolate can give you on a cold winter evening. While these traditional drinks add great taste and comfort to the season, a touch of cannabis can make your day all the more unique and relaxing.…

Ice Cube Launches His Own Cannabis Line


The West Coast rapper-actor announced his new weed brand, Fryday Kush, on social media. After establishing himself as a prolific rapper and versatile actor, Ice Cube is getting into the cannabis industry by launching his own marijuana brand. On Friday (Feb. 12), the founding member of N.W.A. hit up his Instagram timeline to reveal his new brand, “Fryday Kush.” In his announcement post, Cube debuts the official logo, which seems similar to the font he…


A Guide For Canadians Looking To Try Cannabis This Valentine’s Day


Wondering what to buy? “Flowers, duh!” says budtender Katie Lake… but with a pot twist. “In high school, my nickname was Miss Bakes. I guess it’s true what they say; old habits die hard,” says Katie Lake, who is currently working as a budtender at Shop Cori, a cannabis store located in Toronto. “Initially, working in the cannabis industry was supposed to be a temporary gig,” Lake says in an email. The transition occurred as…


The Challenge Of Building Credit In The Cannabis Industry


Businesses need funding to grow. Securing funding isn’t as easy as a walk down to the local bank, however. To receive a loan or a line of credit, a business must demonstrate a financial history record that portrays how trustworthy it is with money. No one is going to lend to a stranger. So, how do you demonstrate good credit? In particular, how does a cannabis business demonstrate credit when credit companies shun the industry?…