Category Archives: Newsletter

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 […]

How Texans Fight for Medical Cannabis Access

CANNABIS CULTURE – Despite barriers to advancing medical legislation in Texas, there are over 30 organizations dedicated to justice surrounding cannabis laws and regulations.  One is an advocacy group based in the Dallas area, called Safe Access Texas. The chapter’s Director, Nico Murillo indicates the struggle is “not just about cannabis. It’s about people that […]

Dr. H. H. Kane and the 19th Century “Hash-Heesh” Smoking Parlors of NYC

CANNABIS CULTURE – “Wasting of the muscles, sallowness of the skin, hebetude of the mind, interference with coordination, failure of the appetite, convulsive seizures, loss of strength, and idiotic offspring, seem, from all accounts, to be the uniform result of the long-continued use of this drug.”                    […]

Last Prisoner Project Publishes 2020 Annual Report

LAST PRISONER PROJECT – Our 2020 Annual Report highlights the successes achieved, as well as the challenges faced, by LPP in 2020. The detailed report also provides our supporters with information about our finances, operations and plans for the future.  There’s no doubt that 2020 was a year marked by tremendous challenges. At the same time, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]