Category Archives: A&E Classics

Seattle Comedy Group Launches The Stoner Chicks Podcast

CANNABIS CULTURE – A cannabis comedy podcast with a feminist twist.  Stoner Chicks, a local comedy foursome, has launched a brand new podcast. Stoner Chicks Podcast (http://www.Anchor.fm/StonerChicks) is a love letter to the stoner comedy genre with a focus on the modern cannabis industry, women’s roles in the shaping of cannabis history, and is geared […]

Brooklyn Family Firm Makes World’s First HempWood Headphones

CANNABIS CULTURE – And they aren’t the only ones unlocking the miracles and mysteries of industrial hemp. “It’s the music that makes me happy. The songs. The source,” said John Grado, creator of the world’s first hemp wood headphones. “I like to work. I like what I do.” John, the owner of Brooklyn-based Grado Labs […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cannabis in Jewish Magic and Alchemy

CANNABIS CULTURE. References to cannabis appear in both alchemical and magical manuscripts tied to Jewish culture, and this use was likely an extension of the Hebrew’s much more ancient relationship with the plant. Excerpted from Liber 420. Cannabis Magic in Ancient Israel? The potential role of cannabis in the origins of the Jewish religion, is something […]

Playboy Documentary About Mickey—The Pope of Dope—Cesar is Joyful, And Leaves Us Wanting More

CANNABIS CULTURE –  “There are certain figures in the history of marijuana that loom large—that no one is aware of. I want to make sure that they are not forgotten,” says Nico Ponce de Leon Dios, Co-Founder of Foxy and Executive Producer of the short film, The Pope Of Dope: The Story of NYC’s First […]

The Cannabis infused Wine of Dionysus?

CANNABIS CULTURE: Was Dionysus a God of Wine as well as Cannabis, and other Psychoactive plants? Dionysus was the ancient Greek God of Intoxication, and this has generally been assumed to have been limited to his obvious relationship with the Grape, but could cannabis and other additives have played a role as well? This article […]

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? Magnuson provides help and support to people fighting drug addictions in the Downtown East Side (DTES). BUT he does this without a license. Magnuson is The […]

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 […]