Tag: Media

  • VIDEOS from the 2016 Cannabis Hemp Convention

    This week I am recording videos from the International Cannabis Business Conference in Vancouver, documenting the presentations of some of the world’s premiere researchers, scientists and advocates of cannabis’ many gifts. By sharing these videos we can help advance general understanding of this plant and perhaps quicken the progress of cannabis policy reform around the world. […]

  • Retrospective: Top 10+ Articles Proving Reefer Madness was alive and well in 2015

    Jerry Golick For many Canadians and Americans, 2015 seemed to be a real banner year for cannabis legalization. Dispensaries were blooming, LPs were producing, and a new majority government in Ottawa promised to legalize the recreational use of cannabis during its mandate. In the USA, Alaska, Oregon, and Washington were all set to follow Colorado’s […]

  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – Part 3: An Uncritical Media

    (PART 3 OF 3) This paper is an expanded version of one presented on behalf of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) on Feb 4 2015 at the University of Victoria. (Read Part 1: Racism and Part 2: Illegitimate Laws) An Uncritical Media A major obstacle to reforming our cannabis laws are vested bureaucratic interests, mostly […]

  • Some Thoughts on Thomas King Forcade

    (High Times: Jan 1993) By Judith Stamps   We remember Thomas King Forcade, if we remember him at all, as the creator of High Times, the Cannabis magazine that turned forty in 2014.  We are unlikely to recall much more, however, as Forcade kept an aggressively low profile.   His name never appeared on the masthead.  […]

  • Free Radicals Fight Dictator

    (White House photo by Pete Souza) My Friends and Fellow Activists: As you know, this past week has been a tragic one for our country. The hit-and-run in Montreal and the shooting in Ottawa have left our Nation shaken and alarmed. In this article released by CBC News[1] and this video of public safety minister […]

  • Weedy Blues III: Silly Logic: Fun with Numbers

    Judith Stamps Cartoon

    In 2001, in response to a court challenge, Medical Marijuana Access Regulations (MMAR) was implemented in Canada, allowing patients to grow their own medicine. This law gave them a level of peace. But the federal government remained hostile to the idea, and so were a number of BC municipalities. In 2012, the peace ended. Health […]

  • Weedy Blues: The Ballad of Murder and Marijuana: Part Two

    In Weedy Blues Part One, we looked in detail at how newspapers in Canada, especially in BC, have helped to create a contemporary spectacle: the “grow-op” scare. Based on content analysis provided in Susan Boyd and Connie Carter’s Book, Killer Weed: Marijuana Grow-ops, Media and Justice, we noted that elements of this scare included harping […]