Tag: History

  • Graham Hancock – Cognitive Liberty and Cannabis Legalization

    End of the Inquisition? Cognitive liberty, adult sovereignty, and the legalization of cannabis Graham Hancock is the author of the major international non-fiction bestsellers The Sign and the Seal, Fingerprints of the Gods, The Message of the Sphinx, Heaven’s Mirror, Underworld and Supernatural, and of the epic adventure novels Entangled and War God. His books […]

  • Cannabis and Media Sensationalism

    Historical Rambles on Cannabis It is instructive to re-visit the role that news sensationalism has played in demonizing cannabis. I paid the topic a visit this week. Sensationalism, we will recall, is the conscious use of exaggeration, manipulative language, dramatic photos, lies, and fabrications, the news equivalent, we might say, of using explosives. Some of […]

  • Ottawa’s Unique 420 History

    Russell Barth The first 420 celebration in Canada was held in Vancouver in 1995, and some time shortly after that, Ottawa held it’s first informal 420 gathering in Major’s Hill Park, immediately across the street from the eyesore of a US Embassy on Sussex Drive. These early gatherings were small: a few hundred people, no […]

  • A History of Cannabis Activism in Canada

    Debra Harper (Article originally appeared at Canevolve) When I got on the internet in 1998 it seemed like such magical times – Matt Elrod started a listserve in 1996 for Canadian activists known as CMAP [1] where we shared news articles and wrote letters to the editor. Hemp just become legal in Canada in May […]

  • A Word to the Cannabis Medicine Makers

    A Word to the Cannabis Medicine Makers: My Talk to the Vancouver Island Chapter of Women Grow Judith Stamps Much is heard today about the practice of networking. Business and tech magazines encourage us to network. Networking helps us to find useful associates and ways to boost our products in the marketplace. If we wish […]

  • Cannabis in Ireland – Part 1 – History

    Part 1 – History Owen Smith The future of Cannabis seems bright in North America. U.S States are legalizing one-by-one while the entire country of Canada sits pending it’s own legalization plan.  While in contravention of out-dated UN treaties, Canada stands ready to lead a rebellion against the global drug war. Elsewhere in the world, […]

  • 2015: Canadian Cannabis Advocates Celebrate Historic Year

    Ted Smith The year 2015 will be remembered as the year cannabis prohibition was dealt deadly blows in Canada.  With a huge victory at the Supreme Court of Canada for cannabis extracts, municipal governments preparing to license storefront dispensaries and a new federal government intent upon legalizing the herb, the future has never looked so […]

  • Cookie Give-Away at the Empress Hotel

    The Story of the Great Cookie Give-Away at the Empress Hotel By Ted Smith With over 20 years of activism under my belt, I have many great stories to tell.  This month I will be sharing a few of my favourites to mark the 20th anniversary of Hempology 101 in Victoria.  Though many of these events […]

  • Reflecting on the Cannabiz Life – Part 2: Expanding Horizons

    (Read Part 1 of Reflecting on the Cannabiz Life) By Ross Middleton Although there was a certain element of culture shock in moving from suburban Toronto to backwoods Florida, I was still able to find like-minded individuals, both local and transient (we lived at the beach, a little tourist trap on highway 98 on the […]

  • Reflecting on the Cannabiz Life – Part 1: Hippie Roots

    By Ross Middleton Part 1 – “Hippie Roots” Living my formative years in the 1960’s, some of my earliest memories about gaining exposure to the ways of the world go back to the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. I was 6 ½ years old and was already reading at a reasonably proficient level. One day […]

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