Category Archives: Headline News

Terpene Technologists Report Anti-Covid Breakthrough

CANNABIS CULTURE – Israeli-based Technologies firm Eybna says a recently discovered combination of terpenes and CBD has the potential to manage the symptoms of COVID-19, and may even prevent infection altogether.  Nadav Eyal, CEO and co-founder of Eybna “We used our database and advanced data-mining and formulation design methodologies to research and isolate terpenes with […]

After a Bright Start, Zimbabwe’s Legal Cannabis Market Hits the Skids

CANNABIS CULTURE – Zimbabwe’s cannabis legalization initiative once held great promise, but now government overreach and excess taxation have ground progress down to a halt — and sent many  back to the black market. Zimbabwe has just found out how marijuana extreme taxes are counter-productive.  In December 2020, Zimbabwe´s government announced what it calls the […]

Prison-Grown Pot Profits Fight The Drug War

CANNABIS CULTURE – How many businesses use their earnings to fight the Drug War? And how many grow their cannabis in an old private prison? “There are victims of the war on drugs, and they deserve a seat at the table,” says Casey Dalton, co-owner of Ocean Grown Extracts. Casey and her brother, Dan Dalton, […]

What to Know About New York State’s Weed Legalization Rollout in 2021

It’s high time weed became legal in the Empire State — and here’s everything you need to know about it. On Wednesday, New York lawmakers struck a deal to legalize recreational marijuana, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo calling the move  “essential” to the state’s economic well-being. The potential green-light comes after infighting between Democrats foiled attempts to pass a pot […]

“Lung Damaging Agent” Approved By Health Canada

CANNABIS CULTURE – Previously stockpiled by the US military, chloropicrin was used as a chemical weapon with effects similar to tear gas.  Minimal exposure has been associated with acute eye irritation, coughing, and severe gastrointestinal effects, such as extreme nausea, colic, and diarrhea.   Health Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has added chloropicrin to […]

Biden White House Asks Staffers to Resign Over Past Marijuana Use: Report

A number of White House staffers were asked to resign or demoted for past marijuana use — regardless of whether those employees had been in one of the 14 states where the drug is legal, according to a report. The Biden administration had required workers to disclose past marijuana use on a background check form, […]

Veterans Try Cannabis To Treat PTSD

CANNABIS CULTURE – The results are now in after the first-ever legal clinical trial into the use of cannabis to treat PTSD, but did the DEA’s rules taint the outcome? “One of the biggest takeaways from this study is that veterans with PTSD can use cannabis at self-managed doses, at least in the short term, […]

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 […]

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.” Attorney Tucker: “In these jurisdictions, one […]

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 […]