Tag: society

  • Cannabis and Humour: Some Thoughts on What’s Funny

    Judith Stamps For the cannabis/psychedelics culture of the 1960s and 70s, underground comics emerged as a new fusion of humour, social and political commentary, and comic art.  Two of the best known examples are The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, drawn by Gilbert Shelton, and Harold Hedd, a creation of Vancouver BC based artist, Rand Holmes.  […]

  • Getting Involved with Hempology 101

    By Steven Faryna I’m going to be writing about the why’s and how’s of starting a cannabis oriented university or college club. Apart from giving you the basic information on what you will need to do, I also hope to convince you of the great experiences that a school club can bring. On Oct. 5, […]

  • Law Enforcement Against Prohibition – Part 2: Illegitimate Laws

    (Part 2 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) Illegitimate Laws Our laws are founded on principles which must be honoured by Parliament, otherwise they will be seen as illegitimate […]

  • The Dawn of Corporate Pot

    (image CBC – the Current) By Dean Schwind I have been ranting about the coming corporate pot apocalypse for a little while now. Any OG will tell you that they can sniff out a cartel in the pot world like they can sniff out mold in the grow room. It clear to many of us […]

  • ‘O Cannabis Tree’

    (Sung to the Tune of O Christmas Tree) by Ted Smith   Oh Cannabis Tree, Oh Cannabis Tree, Thy buds are so enlightening You get me high when summer’s here, but also when ’tis cold and drear. Oh Cannabis Tree, Oh Cannabis Tree, Thy buds are so enlightening   Oh Cannabis Tree, Oh Cannabis Tree, […]

  • Medical Marijuana Regulation: A Call for Standards

    A Call for Standards   By Dean Schwind It makes me feel old to start off a story with, “back in the day”. But I suppose managing to stay alive as long as I have, I’ve earned the right to start off my stories with that old guy phrase. With the recent U.S. House of […]

  • Cannabis Activism on the Internet

    I was raised in some of the most socially and politically conservative parts of Canada. As a child and young adult, I was well educated in the harms associated with illicit drug use. I had no reason to believe that those lessons were based on bad information. I kept my distance from drugs and had […]

  • Hemp Rooting into American Industry Once Again

    (image: credit) By Diane Walsh Solid political support behind optimistic Congressional bills in the U.S. House and Senate and the “Farm Bill,” along the successful initiatives in Washington, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Washington DC legalizing marijuana, spells game change. California has taken the lead in looking to register industrial hemp farmers. Kentucky is not far […]

  • Legal Medical Marijuana – 5 Social Impacts

    1) Fewer Deaths from Opiates The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according  to researchers at McGill University. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption. Medical Marijuana looks to be a far safer […]

  • When Cops Don’t Care – What To Do When Your Rights Are Being Violated

    By Calli Walton My mother always told me as a child that if I needed help I could run to a police officer, but something very unfortunate has been happening as I grow older – Police officers all over the world seem to have regressed away from the friendly lawmen we knew we could trust […]