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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...

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...

The Mystery Sisters Making High-End Cannabis Skin Care

CBD has popped up in everything from muscle relief creams to insomnia drops to skin-care serums, but an enigmatic new brand called Muri Lelu is making it feel ultra luxurious. Launched in June, the company was founded by three first-generation American women with French, Egyptian, and Belizean heritage who operate under pseudonyms to...

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...

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,  Our magic can do...

Give Me Liberty, Give Me Hemp! (Masks as Sustainable Fashion Statement)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Masks are part of life now. And they will be for the foreseeable future. In public spaces, on transit, at the grocery store, every where outside of our isolation bubbles.  It’s a faceless reality.  Disposable masks are too uniform, without personality. And even worse, careless people litter them in the street. The...

The Angry Hippy Finds Relief (Parkinson’s Disease & Cannabis – My Journey)

CANNABIS CULTURE – Struggle, stress, and emotional confusion and guilt. Just a few words to describe growing up in conservative America when it comes to Cannabis. I was born in 1966 and grew up in the Southern States. Each Sunday service guaranteed you reminders about living the straight and narrow. One subject I remember...

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...

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,...
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