Category Archives: CC Features

People in Jail for Cannabis While Legal Market Booms is “The Height of Injustice”

CANNABIS CULTURE – “It is really the height of injustice to have individuals still incarcerated in your state on marijuana-related offences at the same time as you have a booming legal cannabis industry,” says Sarah Gersten, executive director for Last Prisoner Project. Sarah Gertsen EXecutive Director of the Last Prisoner Project The Michigan Cannabis Prisoner […]

How One Man’s Psychedelic Journey May Change the Face of Schizophrenia Treatment

CANNABIS CULTURE – “It is well understood that people with schizophrenia should not take large dosages of psychedelics because it is destabilizing,” says Mark Haden, Executive Director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in Canada.  “But we don’t know the effect of small dosages and how that can impact them.” The future of […]

Corporate Cannabis Struggles While Craft Producers Thrive

CANNABIS CULTURE – Financial experts blame price wars with the legacy market, increased competition, and unexpected consumer disinterest in Cannabis 2.0 products for the plummeting stocks of corporate LPs like Aurora and Canopy. However, with the number of sales at legal retailers being higher than ever, their return on investment issues may be as much […]

Cannabis Cultivators Suffer Devastation as Wildfires Rage in the West

CANNABIS CULTURE – Wildfires are still ravaging the western portion of the United States, where nearly 60 percent of the cannabis industry’s operations are located. This is potentially a crushing blow to smaller cannabis cultivators who don’t have the enormous financial backing of corporations like Cronos Group or GW Pharmaceuticals; but community and grit keep […]

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,  […]

The Syndicate: Podcast Exposes Biggest Black Market Pot Bust in US History

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Skydiving drug smugglers, a multimillion-dollar empire, massive warehouses and more — and all right under the nose of the Feds.  Sound exciting?  Chris Walker thought so, and his following of the story, that of a group now referred to as “The Syndicate” in Colorado, has led to an award-winning podcast by the […]

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 […]

My Favorite Superhero (Parents, Sick Kids, Cannabis and Coping)

CANNABIS CULTURE – “Oh yes.. I see blastomas in there.”These were the words of our doctor, the words I did not want to hear. My 10-month-old son, Carson, had a 10% chance of inheriting a genetic mutation that led to retinoblastoma, a.k.a. eye cancer.  My husband had noticed a tracking issue in our son’s eyes.  […]

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 […]