Category Archives: Activist Resources

What Bill Weinberg Misunderstands About Hemp Ethanol

CANNABIS CULTURE – “Now that hemp has finally arrived at its long-sought status as a legal crop and commodity, to what extent will it deviate from the utopian vision that animated the advocates who fought for it a generation ago?” – Bill Weinberg, HEMP: FROM MYTHOS TO MONOCULTURE, August 27th, 2020 Bill Weinberg is a […]

Five Questions With Green Party Candidate Scott Bernstein

CANNABIS CULTURE – British Columbia is holding a snap election. In my riding of Vancouver-Kingsway, I finally have a chance to vote for a real progressive drug peace activist, who is saying all the right stuff about drug policy. I asked Scott Bernstein of the BC Green Party some of the questions that are on […]

The Mystery Sisters Making High-End Cannabis Skin Care

CBD has popped up in everything from muscle relief creams to insomnia drops to skin-care serums, but an enigmatic new brand called Muri Lelu is making it feel ultra luxurious. Launched in June, the company was founded by three first-generation American women with French, Egyptian, and Belizean heritage who operate under pseudonyms to maintain an […]

New Zealanders Eye Opportunities as Vote on Cannabis Legalization Nears

CANNABIS CULTURE – New Zealand is set to vote next week on the legislation of a new adult use cannabis program. Activists, people and politicians have argued the legal framework will create opportunity where once there was only despair. “I hope to see our people thriving on their land not behind bars for the use […]

COVID-19, Cannabis & Herbal Medicine Part 2: Gain-Of-Function

CANNABIS CULTURE – A DEEP dive into the relevant facts – and predictions for the near future – regarding the pandemic of 2020.  Image #1 from Bartholomew and the Oobleck, by Dr. Seuss, 1949   “We are men of groans and howls,  Mystic men who eat boiled owls,  Tell us what you wish oh King,  […]

Transcendent Solution (Psilocybin Mushrooms and Human Health)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  “I felt just generally happier right away, and by week 2 I was feeling a more general calmness when I normally have a floating anxiety all the time. I have noticed that talking about things related to my traumas has been much easier. I can speak about things more matter of fact […]

The Angry Hippy Finds Relief (Parkinson’s Disease & Cannabis – My Journey)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Struggle, stress, and emotional confusion and guilt. Just a few words to describe growing up in conservative America when it comes to Cannabis. I was born in 1966 and grew up in the Southern States. Each Sunday service guaranteed you reminders about living the straight and narrow. One subject I remember well from […]

Give Me Liberty, Give Me Hemp! (Masks as Sustainable Fashion Statement)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Masks are part of life now. And they will be for the foreseeable future. In public spaces, on transit, at the grocery store, every where outside of our isolation bubbles.  It’s a faceless reality.  Disposable masks are too uniform, without personality. And even worse, careless people litter them in the street. The […]

Saving Hempfest – The Mission, Transition, and How You Can Help!

CANNABIS CULTURE – “In addition to fighting for freedom, we are now also fighting to keep the Hempfest fire burning.” Says Vivian McPeak, executive director of Seattle’s Hempfest. “On this, our 29th year of our journey to justice, we have to transition the mission to a new venue online, and we are excited about sharing our […]

From Fool to Cool (Or, how people’s attitude towards these three letters – CBD – have changed)

SPONSORED CONTENT  – A true Cinderella story in the pharmaceutical world. Global drug prohibition policy in brief The first anti-drug laws go back to the late 19th century America and span over a century: The 1870s – anti-opium laws directed at Chinese immigrants. The 1900s – anti-cocaine laws directed at African American men in the […]