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Florida Teacher Fired For Medical Cannabis Use


Medical cannabis has been legal in the state since 2016. A Florida high school teacher has been fired for using medical cannabis, reports the Associated Press. Despite the state legalizing medical cannabis five years ago, the Brevard County School Board voted 3-2 to terminate Allison Enright from her position at Space Coast Junior/Senior High School. In 2019, the school district adopted a policy that allows for students to consume medical cannabis, but teachers were not…


What to Know About New York State’s Weed Legalization Rollout in 2021


It’s high time weed became legal in the Empire State — and here’s everything you need to know about it. On Wednesday, New York lawmakers struck a deal to legalize recreational marijuana, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling the move  “essential” to the state’s economic well-being. The potential green-light comes after infighting between Democrats foiled attempts to pass a pot bill in 2019 and 2020 — but the new agreement is a sign New Yorkers may soon be able to…


Michigan Cannabis Sales Grow By 160 Per Cent Year Over Year For Month Of February


Medical cannabis sales totalled more than US$38 million while recreational sales accounted for US$67 million. The shortest month of the year proved to be a fruitful one for cannabis sales in the state of Michigan. New data released from the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) shows that cannabis sales topped US$105 million in February, a 160 per cent year-over-year increase. – Read the entire article at The London Free Press.


DIY CBD dog treats from Kitchen Toke


Our lives in Colorado began together. While stuck in a New York City cubicle plotting my escape and before I even found an apartment in Denver, I put my name on a waiting list for a Goldendoodle puppy with Aspen Hill Doodles (kismet for the place we would later land permanently). Gittel, who lives up to her name (it means “good” in Hebrew), celebrated her 13th birthday earlier this month. When her age comes up,…


The First Black-Owned Multinational Cannabis Brand: Al Harrington’s Viola To Launch In Canada


Al Harrington’s cannabis products are finally reaching Canada. According to information procured exclusively ahead of an official announcement, cannabinoid-focused biopharmaceutical company Avicanna (also featured in this Forbes article) will be licensing the brand of the NBA star, Viola, and using it to create specific formulations for sale across medical and consumer retail channels in Canada. Viola will receive a royalty fee for the use of its name, but Avicanna will ultimately develop the products being…


Why Medical Cannabis Packaging Poses Accessibility Challenges


“We have had patients who used hacksaws, pliers, or vice grips to get to their medication.” Opening medical cannabis packaging is complicated and difficult for many patients, and this is intentional. The Cannabis Act was developed with the purpose of preventing youth access, protecting public health, curbing the illicit market and ensuring the medical stream is not misused. As a result, equity and accessibility often take a backseat. “Packaging is a physical barrier to access,”…

Recent Survey Finds Many Parkinson’s Disease Patients Turn To Cannabis


Parkinson’s disease is a condition that affects populations all over the globe. In fact, it is estimated that over 10 million people live with the condition worldwide. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative health condition that affects the nerve cells in the brain that control the body’s movement. The disease is a progressive condition with the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease increasing gradually as time goes by. The condition received its name via James Parkinson who is…


Cannabis And Chronic Pain: Does The Case For Medicinal Use Stack Up?


Two expert groups have recently recommended against medicinal cannabis for people suffering persistent non-cancer pain. As a pain specialist, I often have patients asking me whether they should try medicinal cannabis. There’s a common perception it can be an effective way to manage chronic pain. But two expert groups have recently recommended against medicinal cannabis for people suffering persistent non-cancer pain. – Read the entire article at The Guardian.

Biden White House Asks Staffers to Resign Over Past Marijuana Use: Report


A number of White House staffers were asked to resign or demoted for past marijuana use — regardless of whether those employees had been in one of the 14 states where the drug is legal, according to a report. The Biden administration had required workers to disclose past marijuana use on a background check form, but told some new hires that it would “overlook” those who answered yes, the Daily Beast reported. Full story on New…


From Our Archives: 5 OG Grower Articles


CANNABIS CULTURE – And why they still matter today. Cannabis Culture Magazine published a variety of articles on How to Grow Cannabis. We interviewed growers of many different backgrounds, from experts to beginners, and came up with a series of articles on how to grow the best buds. Thinking of that, we created a list of Cannabis Culture Best of Growing articles for you to get inspired! 1. Why Most Pot Sucks. Cannabis is a…


Cannabis And Chemotherapy — What Are The Patient Benefits?


Cannabis helps to mitigate some of the symptoms associated with chemotherapy while helping the body fight back cancerous cell growth. Yes, it is possible to combine cannabis with chemo and radiation, but you must speak with your oncologists first before taking this step. Cancer is a life-threatening illness that scares many people; it’s why several works of research and scientific tests on potential medicinal solutions are being conducted. Many cancer patients get excited when they…

What Are The Best Jobs In The Cannabis Industry?


This decade is poised to be a roaring twenties for cannabis. On Election Day this year, voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota all passed measures legalizing cannabis for recreational use. This now brings the total number of states with legal recreational cannabis to fifteen, plus the District of Columbia. There’s a strong likelihood that federal legalization will pass at some point in the 2020s, and if not, that more states will continue…


Lid Lube: Goodbye Grinder Gunk?


CANNABIS CULTURE – Every time I sell a grinder my customer asks me the same thing, “How do I make it not stick?” The answer used to be metal tools and isopropyl alcohol. Now the answer is Lid Lube. Lid Lube is 100% pure and natural, the way it should be. A quick look over the bottle was all I needed, the packaging is straight to the point. It is a simple 10ml bottle labeled…


“Lung Damaging Agent” Approved By Health Canada


CANNABIS CULTURE – Previously stockpiled by the US military, chloropicrin was used as a chemical weapon with effects similar to tear gas.  Minimal exposure has been associated with acute eye irritation, coughing, and severe gastrointestinal effects, such as extreme nausea, colic, and diarrhea.   Health Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has added chloropicrin to the list of pesticides permitted to be used in outdoor cannabis farms. As a soil fumigant, it is cheaper and…


Largest Human Trial To Date Will Review Safety Of Full Spectrum Hemp Products


As is the case in the United States, Europe lacks sufficiently reliable scientific data to support the safety of products infused with full spectrum hemp extract. In January 2019, the European Union (EU) reclassified extracts of cannabis sativa L. and derived products containing cannabinoids, including CBD, as “Novel Food” under the EU Novel Food Catalogue. The reclassification was based on the lack of demonstrated history of human consumption of these extracts and of any product…


5 Different Ways To Take CBD


Cannabidiol (CBD) is a chemical compound that is extracted from cannabis plants. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not have any psychoactive effects. For a long time, CBD has been lauded as a substance that can reduce pain and inflammation and tackle depression and anxiety. In 2018, the federal government legalized hemp-derived CBD. This did not necessarily mean that the utilization of CBD was legal in every single state. In a handful of states, only those…


Lawsuit Alleges RCMP Wrongfully Raided Medical Cannabis Grow-Op, Then Destroyed Plants


Men seek compensation for 60 plants seized during raid at former Coles Island school. Four men are suing the New Brunswick RCMP, claiming the force wrongfully raided their medical cannabis grow-op, arrested one of them and seized and later destroyed 60 mature plants. The statement of claim lists Jeremy Barton, Collin Barton, Nicolas Baxter and David DeWolfe as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in Fredericton Court of Queen’s Bench last month. – Read…


Last Prisoner Project Launches Federal Clemency Campaign For People Imprisoned For Cannabis


Last Prisoner Project (LPP) has launched a new initiative to provide President Joe Biden’s Administration with a comprehensive plan to safely and efficiently grant much-needed relief to the tens of thousands of individuals convicted for federal marijuana-related violations. “In recent years, President Biden has indicated his desire to make amends for the draconian drug policies he championed earlier in his career. As President, he now has the authority to provide desperately-needed relief for tens of…


Bangkok Becoming Asia’s ‘Amsterdam’ With Latest Cannabis Cafe


Bangkok is becoming Asia’s ‘Amsterdam’ as cannabis cafes appear across the city following the relaxation of drug laws. The latest venue, the 420 Cannabis Bar, opened two futuristic neon-lit venues for dine-in customers within the Thai capital city last month. The cafes are decorated with colourful lights and artificial cannabis plants making it look like a marijuana greenhouse. It is the latest cannabis-based cafe – with restaurants, bars, stalls, bakers and even vending machines appearing…


Former NBA Player, Springfield Native Travis Best Announced As Co-Owner Of Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Lemonnade


Travis Best, a Springfield native who formerly played in the NBA, has been announced as a co-owner of a cannabis dispensary looking to open in his home city. The dispensary, Lemonnade, is majority-owned by Brittany Washumare, a Western Massachusetts resident who is also a certified economic empowerment applicant with the state Cannabis Control Commission. Lemonnade is a sister brand of Cookies, a company with some of the most popular cannabis products in the U.S. In…


5 Psychedelics Friendly Countries


CANNABIS CULTURE – Recently, a lot of countries and states with very strict psychedelic laws are relaxing them. This is to encourage research on the health benefits of some of these drugs. In Canada, for instance, while psychedelics remain controlled substances, some are allowed by Health Canada among the country’s Prescription Drug List (PDL) for certain medical purposes. Also, in 2009, New Zealand became the first country to accept ibogaine as a medication. In the…


Veterans Try Cannabis To Treat PTSD


CANNABIS CULTURE – The results are now in after the first-ever legal clinical trial into the use of cannabis to treat PTSD, but did the DEA’s rules taint the outcome? “One of the biggest takeaways from this study is that veterans with PTSD can use cannabis at self-managed doses, at least in the short term, and not experience a plethora of side effects or a worsening of symptoms,” says Co-author Dr Mallory Loflin. “That’s what…


How Cannabis Helped This Okanagan Woman Walk Again


Sitting in a little cafe in Syilx territory in downtown Vernon, Jayna Pooley clinks her spoon against her cup as she gingerly stirs her coffee. The sun is out and she’s preparing for a meeting later that day to talk about cannabis with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Pooley has been sharing her story, one of personal perseverance, as a way to inspire others to explore the healing properties of cannabis, a medicine she…


Can Cannabis Help You Get A Good Night’s Sleep?


If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep these days, you’re not alone. Up to 70 million people are affected by sleep disorders, according to data from the National Institutes of Health, and consumers are spending $70 billion a year on sleep aids, 65% of which goes to medications. And let’s be honest, the past year hasn’t been terribly conducive to getting a good dose of shuteye. In fact, a recent study found…

2 New Cannabis Retailers Opening Shops In Waterloo This Week


There will be five pot shops open in Waterloo, with more on the way. It’ll be a green day Wednesday. In addition to St. Paddy’s, a Tokyo Smoke cannabis retail store will open at the Waterloo Commons, 655 Erb St. W. Conveniently located by a Beer Store and Pita Pit, the new location will be the second Tokyo Smoke to open in the city in a matter of weeks. – Read the entire article at…


6 Game-Changing CBD Innovations From Women-Owned Brands


Take a look into some of our favorite innovations in CBD from the minds and manufacturing facilities of women, and the unique backstories that brought them to life. Time stops for no hemp company. This month and every month of the year, women working across every step of the CBD supply chain are busy keeping this market interesting, inviting, and in motion. Although there remains plenty of discrepancy between the number of male and female-founded…


Portrait of the Artist, RIP Alan Sayers


CANNABIS CULTURE –  Prolific Downtown East -Side Artist Alan Sayers has died. You may not know his name, but if you are Vancouver resident or a regular follower of this magazine — you’ve seen his work. Celebrated for his “rockstar” portraits and gritty depictions of the architecture and individuals of Vancouver’s core communities, Sayers and his portfolio were a constant presence at events and demonstrations. Now, Sayers is counted amongst the legions left dead –…

A Guide To Cannabis Beer


Cannabis brands have continued to come out with innovative new ways to enjoy cannabis without smoking, and cannabis-infused beverages are definitely having a moment. Brewing companies are quickly hopping on this trend, offering up their haziest concoctions yet: cannabis beer. As more and more brands come out with their own version of cannabis-infused beer (not to be confused with hemp beer), it might seem like a new concept, but like most things cannabis, weed beer…

‘Can Cannabis Really Improve My Sex Life?’


From gummies to skin care, entrepreneurs are making use of cannabis in dozens of creative ways. In the wake of Covid-19, there’s been a global shift in recognizing how important our health is and how it affects our relationships. Sexual wellness is a key part of overall wellness and it’s been proven that orgasms can boost immunity and improve sleep. Unfortunately, many people are so stressed out that they’re having a tough time getting out…

1 Marijuana ETF That’s Up an Insane 119.8% in 1 Year


Experts and market analysts believe that the maturing marijuana industry will see a significant advance in 2021. Momentum is building as political preferences, particularly in the U.S., are shifting toward federal legalization. Some people think M&A activities or consolidation globally could even accelerate. Choosing individual marijuana stocks is a challenge. Industry giants like Canopy Growth and Aurora Cannabis under-delivered in recent years. Massive cash burns and mounting losses were the standard features of cannabis producers.…