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Veterans Suffering from PTSD Find Relief Through Psilocybin

CANNABIS CULTURE – US Army Veteran Holly G. takes psilocybin to help make her combat-related PTSD more manageable. “Knowing that I can eat a mushroom and hit the reset button. It’s not a chemical. It’s not a man made drug. You can go out into the forest and reset until the rainbows come again,” gives […]

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 […]

Senior Citizen Strongman Finds Relief in Cannabis (And He’s Not the Only One!)

CANNABIS CULTURE –  Older adults are using cannabis as a preventative measure. Case in point,  Mark Burnett (62), strongman from Akron, Ohio, prefers to use CBD for an extra kick to go with his morning vitamins. CBD is subtle in its effects, but Mr. Burnett notices it on days that he has forgotten to take […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Firm Engineers Federally Legal Cannabis Strain

CANNABIS CULTURE – Cannabis America, a product described on the company’s website as “the world’s safest, cleanest, and most effective cannabis Sativa L genetics.” The company is Bazelet Oglesby and their 0.00% THC Hemp does not qualify as a Schedule 1 drug.  Michael Elzufon is a director for Bazelet Oglesby and has worked for years […]