Tag: Marihuana

  • Medical Cannabis in Perspective: Remembering Tod Mikuriya

    Recent moves on the part of two city governments in BC, in defiance of federal law, to regulate medical cannabis dispensaries, and similar moves in twenty-three US states over the past two years represent giant steps forward on the road to legalizing medical cannabis. Key builders of that road have been patients and their companions […]

  • Marihuana Tax Act of 1937

    by Ted Smith While the potential of hemp was being explored by many farmers and entrepreneurs at the turn of the 20th century, the competition was quietly working in the background to take it out of the  picture.  Though some countries like Canada prohibited cannabis as early as 1923, it was not until 1937 that […]

  • Lifting the Illusion of “Dried Marihuana”

    Figure 1. The Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Schedule 2, Cannabis What exactly is ‘dried marihuana’? In April of 2012, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Robert Johnston struck the term “dried marihuana” from the Medical Marihuana Access Regulations, refining the language to refer to all products listed as Cannabis in schedule 2 of the CDSA (figure […]

  • Absurdities in the War on Drugs: A New Timeline

    1. The Indian Hemp Commission was carried out in India at the behest of British Parliament.  Some of the wealthier classes had complained that “Indian Hemp,” as Cannabis as called, was making the working classes lazy.  The Commission found the “hemp drug” innocuous.   2. Albert Hofmann discovered LSD in 1938.  In 1943 he took […]

  • Who Discovered THC?  Setting the Record Straight

    Anyone who delves into cannabis history, in pulp form or online, will have read that THC, the molecule and its specific structure, was discovered in 1964 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem by Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam and his associates.  Cannabis Culture calls him ‘The Man.”  If books aren’t your favourite, do a Google search on who discovered THC and you will see this fact for yourself.  Until […]

  • Crossword Puzzle

    Across 3. the Oakland Cannabis College is called 8. Queen _ used Cannabis for menstrueal pains 10. Harry J._ 11. the worlds largest hemp producer 12. UK Prof. Nutt was sacked for reporting that Cannabis, LSD and _ are safer than alcohol 15. _ _ : the business behind getting high 16. Cleanest Inhalation method […]