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Saving Hempfest – The Mission, Transition, and How You Can Help!

CANNABIS CULTURE – “In addition to fighting for freedom, we are now also fighting to keep the Hempfest fire burning.” Says Vivian McPeak, executive director of Seattle’s Hempfest. “On this, our 29th year of our journey to justice, we have to transition the mission to a new venue online, and we are excited about sharing...

Push for Cannabis Bio-Medical Innovations as Covid-19 Spreads in Africa

CANNABIS CULTURE – Gogo Maseko, head of South Africa’s Traditional Herbalists Organization and a member of South Africa’s Science Ministry Indigenous Bio-Innovation Consortium, is angry and pleads, “Give us the right to tinker with cannabis and explore medical solutions for side-effects of a range of illnesses; flu, diabetes or Covid-19.” After a slow start,...

How the Drug War & Foster System Intersect to Harm Black, Brown & Low-Income Families

CANNABIS CULTURE – MOVEMENT FOR FAMILY POWER, WITH DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE AND NYU FAMILY DEFENSE CLINIC, RELEASE A NEW REPORT ON HOW THE DRUG WAR AND FOSTER SYSTEM INTERSECT TO HARM BLACK, BROWN, AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. Webinar on the Report to Be Held Tuesday, June 23 at 3:00 PM ET American society is in a...

Generation Legal (Talking to Your Kids About Cannabis)

CANNABIS CULTURE – In a town of less than 15,000 people, I now have access to 11 liquor stores, 3 cannabis stores, and tobacco is sold at every corner store.  Living in Alberta, when my children turn 18 they will have unlimited access to all of these.  Would it make sense to only...

Ancient Judaic Use of Cannabis for Shamanic Ecstasy Verified by Archeological Evidence

For more than a quarter century, I have been writing about a theorized role of cannabis in ancient Judaic temple worship. Cannabis Culture published one of my first articles on this in 1996, Kaneh Bosm: Cannabis in the Old Testament. Many disputed these claims, and rejected my work, others however embraced it, and...

Global Pandemic Forces Jamaicans Out of the Closet on Cannabis Use

CANNABIS CULTURE – Jamaica has long been associated with cannabis. Reggae music, Bob Marley, Dreadlocks all celebrate the use of the ganja plant. Yet what most foreigners dont know,  is cannabis use is frowned on by most Jamaicans. The remnants of the decades-old, US-led “War On Drugs” still resonates in the psyche of...

Call to ACTION: LEGALIZE All Plant Medicines

CANNABIS CULTURE – A new petition I helped to get started, with Jovian Francey of messengersofgaia.net that Green MP Paul Manly agreed to sponsor has taken off and is now online. Trevor Millar of decriminalizenature.ca picked up the torch and brought some really notable people onboard, such as Wade Davis, Dennis McKenna and Mark Haden. Lawyers such as John Conroy, Robert W.E. Laurie and Kirk Tousaw all took time to...

Dr. Francois Lallemand and the Prophecies of ‘Le Hachych’

CANNABIS CULTURE – The 19th century French Physician Francois Lallemand (1790-1854) was one of the first people in France to write about his experiences with hashish in Asia. Lallemand submitted a thesis on the subject for the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1839. His book, Le Hachych, appeared in 1843. Lallemand was a...

COVID-19 Reveals the Absurd Injustice of Cannabis Prohibition

COVID-19 is spreading through the U.S. prison system like wildfire and people who remain locked up on cannabis and nonviolent drug charges are being forced to face their mortality. Cannabis prisoners in the U.S. — whether they are pre-trial or serving a life sentence — have had their punishments de-facto upgraded to potential death...

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 South. The...
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