The Immortality Key: Lost on The Road to Eleusis


CANNABIS CULTURE – The Immortality Key is a bestselling book, which suggests a entheogenic role in the ancient Christian Eucharist, that originated with and was passed down from the cult of Dionysus and the Eleusinian mysteries of ancient Greece. In this article Chris Bennett, who has written about some of these same themes and areas of history offers his views on where the book wins and fails. Warning, biases ahead…. To be clear, this is…


Seth Rogen on Creating His Own Cannabis Line, and the Satisfaction of Ceramics


There are a select few celebrities that come to mind when you think about weed, and Seth Rogen is likely among them. The actor, producer, screenwriter, and director has practically been a spokesperson for the substance since the early days of his expansive career, casually shifting perceptions about stoners through his cinematic work over the past two decades. But in the not-so-distant future, he very well might become more recognizable for his off-screen impact on…


Barrie’s Newest Cannabis Shop ‘a Joint Venture’ Between Mother, Daughter


‘We looked from Windsor to Bracebridge, but Barrie really jumped out at us,’ Susan Yu says of where they wanted to open their store. The city’s newest cannabis store is a family affair as a mother and daughter opened up shop after searching high and low for a place to grow. Susan Yu and her mom, Ling Zhang, opened Bud Timez in the first week of February on Wellington Street in central Barrie. Yu told…


UFC Veteran Elias Theodorou Is The World’s First Cannabis Sanctioned Pro Athlete


Like most athletes, Elias Theodorou likes being first. In 2014, the mixed martial artist known as ‘The Spartan’ became the first Canadian to win The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s reality TV competition. Last year, his list of feats grew again when he became the first professional athlete and mixed martial artist in the world to be granted a medical cannabis use exemption by a governing body. In January 2020, Theodorou was granted a therapeutic use…


How Al Harrington Is Helping Build a Black-Owned Weed Industry


“We’re pioneering something,” says the former NBA star and founder of Viola cannabis, who says he wants to create 100 Black millionaires by funding new businesses. At the end of 2011, Al Harrington’s 79-year-old grandmother Viola came to visit. When the Denver Nuggets star discovered that she was taking multiple medications for glaucoma, diabetes, and high blood pressure, he told her that he’d recently read about treating glaucoma with cannabis, and asked if she’d consider…


Cancer Patients Sue the DEA, Demand Psilocybin


CANNABIS CULTURE – Attorney Kathryn Tucker, who filed the petition said this is a first-of-its-kind lawsuit. “The case is about seeking to ensure that patients with serious, life-threatening illness are able to realize the promise of state and federal Right to Try laws and access psilocybin for therapeutic purposes.” In January of 2021, Tucker wrote a letter to the DEA asking for access to psilocybin under the Right to Try (RTT) Act, which was designed…


Rachel King: What It’s Like To Be A Mom Running A Cannabis Edibles Business


The pastry chef and chief development officer at Kaneh Co. talks about the ups and downs of working in the cannabis industry in San Diego. On the difference between working in high-end restaurants and the world of cannabis edibles. I was in law school for a year and hated it. I was always looking up recipes online when I was supposed to be focusing in class. So I dropped out and ― much to the…


Rama First Nation Welcomes Community-Run Cannabis Store


‘We are happy to have 18 community members employed and training in a new industry,’ said Rama First Nation Chief Ted Williams. The chief of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation near Orillia said he could not be more proud to see the territory open a brand-new luxury cannabis retail store owned, operated, and staffed entirely by Rama First Nation community members. Chief Ted Williams says the launch of Rama Cannabis is the culmination of…


CBD Products Being Used to Treat Postpartum Depression


Childbirth is a miracle, and motherhood is a gift like no other, but that does not mean it will come with ease. Many new moms experience postpartum Depression “baby blues” after childbirth. Baby Blues commonly include mood swings, crying spells, anxiety and difficulty sleeping. In the early days, post-childbirth, the women tend to feel stressed when they think of the distinct challenges and responsibilities they are yet to face. It will automatically fluctuate the hormone…


Women’s History Month: The Women of Cannabis Advocacy And Legalization


We don’t talk nearly enough about the significant contribution of women in the long-fought battle for cannabis legalization. Women have taken huge risks, sacrificing their livelihood to bring marijuana to people who desperately need it. In the 1940s, women like Billie Holiday began to openly use and talk about marijuana, a dangerous (and inevitably deadly) thing to do as a woman of color. In the 1980s, women like Mary Jane Rathbun risked jail time to…


Five Easy, Edible Ways to Use THC Distillate


Making cheap, convenient, cannabis-infused edibles doesn’t require much time or know-how if you’re lucky enough to live by a dispensary. Distillate, a purified form of activated THC, is the instant rice of the hash rack at pot shops, and can be mixed in with just about anything we eat or drink. Edibles made with plant-extracted cooking oils or full-spectrum concentrates with more plant compounds typically provide longer, more well-rounded effects than does distillate, but the…


Thai Families Can Grow Six Pots of Cannabis Each as Rules Eased


Thai households can now grow six pots of cannabis each to supplement their income, the nation’s health minister said, as the first country in the region to legalize medical marijuana further eased rules to promote the crop’s commercial use. Families may form communities to grow marijuana and supply the crop to public hospitals and state facilities, or use them to make food and cosmetic products as a fresh revenue source, Thailand’s Deputy Premier and Health…


Does Lighting Influence Chemical Profiles In Cannabis?


Do cucumbers prefer blue light during flowering? How is the chemical profile of a cannabis plant influenced by the duration of exposure to infrared light? Believe it or not, these are the kinds of questions farmers often find themselves asking. As cannabis research has amped up, cultivators are starting to find the answers they need through scientific research. – Read the entire article at Benzinga.

MLive Hosting Virtual Seminar On Cannabis Industry On Thursday, March 11


In 2020, marijuana industry leaders were blown away that the state accounted for about a half-billion dollars in sales in its first year of regulated operation. Those projected sales numbers look to double in 2021, according to MLive reporting. MLive has provided focused coverage for more than a year on the once fledgling, but now burgeoning cannabis industry. Just as it did last fall, it’s continuing to share the lessons learned. – Read the entire…

15 Best Places To Live If You Love Cannabis


Cannabis has been utilized by humankind for several centuries, but although many cultures and communities throughout time have reaped a host of benefits from the plant, it remains illegal in much of the world. However, the list of places around the world where you can safely and thoroughly enjoy weed increases each year. When fantasizing about your next vacation or thinking about moving somewhere new, it’s important to note where weed is most welcome, especially…

Vancouver Island Mom Hopes To Destigmatize Cannabis Use For Parents


A West Shore mother is making waves on the internet after sharing a social media posting asking why cannabis use is met with considerable stigma, while other substances – like alcohol – are seen in a different light. Jannine MacKinnon, who runs the popular “eeasymomroutines” Instagram page, expressed her views on responsible cannabis use to her more than 21,000 followers in February. The post quickly became one of her most popular, resonating with almost 400,000…

Humboldt County Grows On


CANNABIS CULTURE – Despite dubious hemp ban. California’s cannabis mecca, Humboldt County, banned hemp farming last month, but local cannabis and hemp growers know this issue is far from over.  “What’s the rationale here? If people are growing feminized hemp flower, there should be no problem,” says Chris Boucher, CEO of Farmtiva, a hemp seed and flower producer. The Humboldt County Grower’s Alliance (HCGA) told the Board of County Supervisors in a letter that cross-pollination…


U.S. Cannabis Sales Hit Record $17.5 Billion As Americans Consume More Marijuana Than Ever Before


The coronavirus was good for some industries and ruinous for others. For cannabis, 2020 was a breakout year. Legal sales across the U.S.—14 states allow adult use, 36 allow for medical sales—hit a record of $17.5 billion, a 46% increase from 2019, according to a new report. Most of the sales growth came from adult-use markets, especially mature markets like Colorado, which grew sales by 26% to reach $2.2 billion, and Oregon, which saw sales…

Mexico To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill Next Week, Former President Says


Former Mexican President Vicente Fox said on Friday he expected Congress to pass its new law to legalize cannabis next week, a move that would effectively create one of the world’s largest weed markets. The bill, backed by the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, would mark a major shift in a country bedeviled for years by violence between feuding drug cartels. Fox, a director at Colombian-Canadian Khiron Life Sciences which focuses on cannabis…

Parkinson’s Foundation Releases Results of First-Ever Medical Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease Survey


The Parkinson’s Foundation today announced the results of the medical cannabis and Parkinson’s disease (PD) survey. The survey, titled Weeding Through the Haze: A Survey on Cannabis Use Among People Living with Parkinson’s Disease in the U.S., was distributed to 7,607 people with PD in January 2020, with 1,064 complete responses analyzed. The survey asked specific questions about cannabis use ― from symptom management to motivation for use and side effects ― and questions for…


Every Day, Someone Faces Charges For Cannabis Possession


Cannabis possession accounts for six in every 10 drugs tribunal prosecutions. The police are prosecuting people for the simple possession of cannabis at a rate of one person a day and most are first-time offenders, according to the latest data by the justice ministry. A total of 1,897 people have been brought before the drugs tribunal since it was first set up as part of a legal reform in September 2015. An overwhelming majority –…

Scholarships Available for Cannabis Job Training at HCC


The Cannabis Education Center at Holyoke Community College is offering scholarships to students who enroll in its March 2021 core cannabis training program. The intensive, two-day “Cannabis Core” training runs on Sat., March 20, and Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program costs $595 but scholarships covering up to the full amount are available to qualified individuals through HCC’s partner, Elevate Northeast. – Read the entire article at Mass Live.


From GrubHub To Cannabis: An Entrepreneur’s Life-Long Bet On Home Deliveries


“This is my life,” says cannnabis industry CEO Adam Berk. And it is true: Berk is in fact passionate about his job. He has always been. Last year, the vertically-integrated cannabis company he headed, Stem Holdings, acquired Driven Deliveries, the world’s first publicly-owned cannabis delivery company. The resulting corporation, Driven by Stem, boasts a market cap of more than $60 million, with sales projected to hit $75 million in 2021. “My thesis is that people…


The Proto-Indo Europeans and Indo-European Cannabis Cult


CANNABIS CULTURE – The Indo-European language is the mother tongue of many modern dialects. Even before this language was spoken the ancestors of these people, the proto-Indo-europeans, were ritually using cannabis — a technique of worship that continued for thousands of years and spread throughout the ancient world, leading to its continued use in various religions. The Proto-Indo-Europeans were a  prehistoric ethnolinguistic group of Eurasia who spoke Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the ancestor of the Indo-European languages…

Seth Rogen Is Launching His Own Cannabis Brand In The U.S., And He’s ‘Never Been More Excited About Anything’


‘I’m Seth Rogen, and if you know anything about me at all, I’m going to assume it’s that I really love weed’. Seth Rogen’s new cannabis company, Houseplant, has been a decade in the making. The actor and his creative partner, Evan Goldberg, are launching their brand in California starting Thursday, March 11. This follows the brand’s 2019 entry into the Canadian market. “Houseplant was born out of our love and passion for cannabis, design…


Hide Your Stash In High Style With This New Cannabis Furniture Line


When it comes to cannabis accessories, brands have evolved alongside legalization — maturing from the basic paraphernalia of the early aughts to today’s widely accessible aesthetically elevated pieces. But as connoisseurs collect covetable wares like designer bongs, high-tech vaporizers, 24-karat gold grinders and refined rolling papers, it’s still a challenge to find a functional, safe and stylish way to store it all. Forti Goods, the first furniture company dedicated to designing exclusively for cannabis enthusiasts…


Psychedelic Summit Talks Legalization Prep


CANNABIS CULTURE – Speakers from across North America connected at the first-ever Psychedelic Summit to provide education to the public on the new wave of modern consciousness-expanding medicine. To begin the summit, which took place on February 25, 2021, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Development Officer, Liana Gillooly, said her organization’s goal is to treat the root cause of trauma, which they believe is not being addressed by the pharmaceutical industry. “The vast majority…


How CBD Can Transform Your Skincare Routine


Of all the cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoid actually proves quite effective. Here’s what you need to know. Of all the medical claims and cure-all associations of CBD, skincare is one arena where this cannabinoid actually proves quite effective. Sure, cannabidiol can be used topically for nerve or joint issues, but on the surface layers of the skin, the compound’s anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal ingredient for beauty…


What Can, Can’t You Do With Cannabis in New Jersey Now?


New Jersey’s recreational marijuana market is now voter approved and in effect under legislation signed last week by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy. New Jersey residents voted by a 2-to-1 margin in November to join 14 other states and the District of Columbia with legal marijuana for recreational use. Only those 21 and older can legally possess and use the drug. But there are a lot of ins and outs to consider. So what can you…


Medicinal Chef Megon Dee Is Helping People Finding The Sacred In Cannabis


The edible chef, cannabis educator, advocate, and healer on using cannabis to channel something more cosmic. When Megon Dee moved from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR in 2016, she just wanted a fresh start. Particularly in regards to her relationship with cannabis. Following the completion of a self-expungement of six cannabis-related charges, Dee—experienced with the plant and the culinary realm—set her sights on finding a new home in Portland’s legal cannabis community. She found one…