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DEA’s Latest Policy Change Another Burden on Cannabis Research

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Dr. John Streicher of the University of Arizona says the DEA’s new regulations offer no help to researchers — and he’s not the only one. “From my point of view it makes no difference at all,” Streicher says under the new rules he will still need to file for a Schedule I […]

Cannabis Grower Released from Life-Sentence, Says More Prisoners Should Go Home

CANNABIS CULTURE –   “I’m so blessed to be released but there are still a lot (of cannabis prisoners) that are still there,” says Andy Cox — now reunited with his mother, two children, and extended family in Florida after 13 years in federal lock-up. In 2004, Cox began growing cannabis plants in the Chattahoochee National […]

Medical Cannabis in Scotland | Cannabis Culture

CANNABIS CULTURE – A look back to the mid 19th Century when cannabis extract (AKA ‘Rick Simpson Oil’) was being administered in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Scotland is making a return to growing cannabis, with medical production starting at Hilltop Leaf Ltd in Dumfries and Galloway, and the developments of farmers in Angus and Aberdeenshire […]

African Cannabis Innovators to Watch in 2021

CANNABIS CULTURE – Clever cannabis entrepreneurs across Africa are steaming ahead with niche trends like cannabis software and canna-infused drinks — now they look to cash-in in 2021. For eagle-eyed Africa cannabis investors/observers, here are top niche trends to grab onto.  Cannabis software  Cannabis software, a potential money-maker is an often over-looked startup sector that […]

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 […]

Man Sentenced to Life For Two-Dime Bags Released after 12 years

CANNABIS CULTURE – Fate Vincent Winslow, a Louisiana man sentenced to life in prison for selling twenty-dollars worth of cannabis to an undercover cop — has been released. Winslow, 53, was arrested in September of 2008 in Shreveport, Louisiana. At the time, he had been homeless and was looking to get his life together. The […]

2020 Year in Review: NORML’s Top Ten Events in Marijuana Policy

Closing the door on 2020,  NORML counts down the year’s best in cannabis news. #1: Advocates Run the Table on Election Day Voters approved every statewide legalization measure put before them on Election Day. Voters legalized the possession of marijuana by adults in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and in South Dakota. They additionally approved ballot measures legalizing of medical cannabis access […]

Cancer Survivor Says Social Worker Took his Kids Away Because of Prescription Cannabis Use

CANNABIS CULTURE – And if a recent court ruling stands — they could take yours too. Wayne and Rachelle Street say their four children were taken from them in September of 2017 by Child Protective Services because a case worker was offended by the smell of doctor-prescribed cannabis.  Now,  Judge S. Frame has decided to […]

Corparate Cannabis Announces Mega-Merger (MarketWatchers Declare HOLD)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Corporate Cannabis firms Tilray and Aphria have announced they will merge.  The result will be the largest licensed producer on the corporate cannabis scene — and market watchers  are skeptical whether this will be a net-positive for the industry or yet another money pit. Tilray reported a loss of over $250 million […]

Captain Hooter’s Connoisseur’s Guide to Amsterdam Coffee Shops (Top 20 of 2020)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  When I look back on 2020, the first thing that will pop in my head is the line from the old Scottish Proverb. “The best laid plans…” Who would have guessed how much the world would change and how much the famous Amsterdam coffeeshop experience would be impacted by the Covid pandemic. […]