Cannabis the Once and Future Tree of Life

CANNABIS CULTURE – A fascinating current archeological theory proposes that a variety of ancient depictions of vegetation as the “Tree of Life” are ancient illustrations identifying cannabis use as an ancient entheogen.  Interestingly, this is a connection I myself first proposed in my 2001 book, Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible. More recently  Diana Stein, a British archeologist, has suggested that the Assyrian Tree of Life images are likely related to  qunubu cannabis. In two articles, ‘Winged…
CANNABIS CULTURE - A fascinating current archeological theory proposes that a variety of ancient depictions of vegetation as the "Tree of Life" are ancient illustrations identifying cannabis use as an ancient entheogen.  Interestingly, this is a connection I myself first proposed in my 2001 book, Sex, Drugs, Violence and the Bible. More recently  Diana Stein, a British archeologist, has suggested that the Assyrian Tree of Life images are likely related to  qunubu cannabis. In two articles, 'Winged…

Cannabis Culture Q & A With NORML Trailblazer Keith Stroup

CANNABIS CULTURE – Mr. Keith Stroup is a Washington, DC public-interest attorney who founded NORML in 1970. Stroup obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1965, and in 1968 he graduated from Georgetown …

CANNABIS CULTURE - Mr. Keith Stroup is a Washington, DC public-interest attorney who founded NORML in 1970. Stroup obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Illinois in 1965, and in 1968 he graduated from Georgetown Law School in Washington, DC. Following two years as staff counsel for the National Commission on Product Safety, Mr. Stroup founded NORML and ran the organization through 1979, during which 11 states decriminalized minor marijuana offenses.…

Feds Hint at Amnesty on Marijuana Charges, but Not Until After Legalization

Meanwhile, a campaign launched to address the racial bias in Canada’s prosecution of marijuana laws is pushing a bigger plan – to help racialized people succeed in the fast growing legal weed business. There’s an uncomfortable truth to reckon with when it comes to cannabis legalization in Canada – for people of colour the damage of prohibition has already been done. In Toronto, for example, Black men are three times more likely to be charged…
Meanwhile, a campaign launched to address the racial bias in Canada’s prosecution of marijuana laws is pushing a bigger plan – to help racialized people succeed in the fast growing legal weed business. There’s an uncomfortable truth to reckon with when it comes to cannabis legalization in Canada – for people of colour the damage of prohibition has already been done. In Toronto, for example, Black men are three times more likely to be charged…

Congressional Committee Protects Medical Marijuana From Jeff Sessions

A powerful congressional panel voted on Thursday to continue shielding medical marijuana patients and providers who comply with state laws from prosecution by the federal government. While the provision has been federal law since 2014, when it was firs…

A powerful congressional panel voted on Thursday to continue shielding medical marijuana patients and providers who comply with state laws from prosecution by the federal government. While the provision has been federal law since 2014, when it was first attached to legislation that funds the U.S. Department of Justice, its continuance has been in question because of recent efforts by Republican leadership to prevent votes on cannabis amendments. But in a stunning bipartisan move, the…

Will Yukoners Get ‘Value’ With Legal Pot? Government Sets Marijuana Price at $8 Per Gram

The Whitehorse retail location on Industrial Road will sell a gram of marijuana starting at $8. The Yukon government aims to undercut the illegal marijuana market in the territory, setting the price for pot at $8 a gram, which officials say is cheaper …

The Whitehorse retail location on Industrial Road will sell a gram of marijuana starting at $8. The Yukon government aims to undercut the illegal marijuana market in the territory, setting the price for pot at $8 a gram, which officials say is cheaper than marijuana sold illegally. "Our plan is to try to compete [with] or eliminate the illicit market, so the $8 a gram puts a value option in there," said Steve Cummings, the…

Ceo of Cannabis Company Says Legal Weed Could Result in Fewer Opioid Prescriptions in the Us

Legalizing marijuana at the federal level in the U.S. could result in fewer prescriptions of addictive substances such as opioids, Canopy Growth founder and CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC on Thursday. Linton, whose Canada based-company has partnered with n…

Legalizing marijuana at the federal level in the U.S. could result in fewer prescriptions of addictive substances such as opioids, Canopy Growth founder and CEO Bruce Linton told CNBC on Thursday. Linton, whose Canada based-company has partnered with names such as cannabis icon Snoop Dogg and alcohol leader Constellation Brands, said that in other regions of the world, marijuana has even influenced the sale of other products such as alcohol and sleep aids. "Cannabis is…

B.C. City to Pot Shop Owners: Want to Open Here? Great, Open your Wallet First

Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with lo…

Business is booming at cannabis shops around B.C. in anticipation of the day that they can finally sell their products legally. “We’ve been begging to be legitimized for years,” said Owen Smith of Leaf Compassion, a cannabis dispensary business with locations across Vancouver Island. But running a legitimate business could come at a price for anyone who wants to start up a pot shop in the City of Langford, about 15 kilometres from Victoria. See the…

Legalizing Marijuana in New York Could Create a $3.1 Billion Market, Says Nyc Comptroller

If New Yorklegalizes marijuana use, it could create a $3.1 billion market, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer told CNBC. New York state would gain $435.7 million annually in tax revenue for legalized weed: New York City would get about $336 milli…

If New Yorklegalizes marijuana use, it could create a $3.1 billion market, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer told CNBC. New York state would gain $435.7 million annually in tax revenue for legalized weed: New York City would get about $336 million, he said. "This is a new revenue stream," Stringer said Wednesday on "Power Lunch." "This is going to impact the kinds of resources we'll have to invest in education, to invest in health…

The Best Marijuana Strains for a Better Sleep

If there is one thing marijuana is known for, it’s for its ability to put you to sleep. However, not all strains were created equal in this regard, as some strains are more effective in treating sleep problems than others. If you’re going to try to get…

If there is one thing marijuana is known for, it’s for its ability to put you to sleep. However, not all strains were created equal in this regard, as some strains are more effective in treating sleep problems than others. If you’re going to try to get a better night’s sleep while high, you'll need to pick cannabis strains with the right blend and consume it at the right time to really experience its sleepytime benefits.…

Growing Hope Despite Colonial Residue in Zimbabwe

CANNABIS CULTURE – Two weeks ago, Zimbabwe – a country with no functioning currency of its own and known for its harsh jail penalties on drugs possession – became the second country in Africa to legalize Cannabis cultivation and industrial processing, …

CANNABIS CULTURE - Two weeks ago, Zimbabwe – a country with no functioning currency of its own and known for its harsh jail penalties on drugs possession – became the second country in Africa to legalize Cannabis cultivation and industrial processing, triggering a rush of interest from companies in Europe and Canada. Cannabis use is widely banned on the continent though according the UN Office on Drugs 2017 report, though Africa comes second to South…