Tag: textbook

  • Publishers Note: 50th Digest Dedicated to Gayle Quin

    We have dedicated this issue of the Cannabis Digest to the inspiration of our publication: Gayle Quin.  My love died peacefully in her home on Thursday September 22, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.  Long before we were partners she convinced me to start a newsletter to inform the members of the Victoria Cannabis […]

  • Absolute Underground Interviews Ted Smith

    This article previously appeared at Absolute Underground Interview with Ted Smith Who are are we talking to today and what are you best known for? Ted Smith  Founder of the oldest medical dispensary in the world, the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club, author of HEMPOLOGY 101: THE HISTORY AND USES OF CANNABIS SATIVA, publisher of the […]

  • Cannabis Caroling with Hempology 101

    By Ted Smith Here is the last video blog with a story of the good old days of Hempology 101 that we created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group’s existence in Victoria.  With so many great stories to tell it has been hard to pick the highlights, as I have attended or organized […]

  • 20 Years of Hempology 101 in Victoria, BC

    By Ted Smith In the evening of Weds Sept 2, 2015, the International Hempology 101 Society will be celebrating 20 years of activism in Victoria with its annual march from city hall to the BC Legislature.  Activists from around the region are expected to join hundreds of local supporters, as few cannabis organizations have survived […]

  • My “Job” as Cannabis Digest Publisher

    By Ted Smith Most of us identify who we are by what we do for work.  Most people with a trade or skill in the cannabis industry have no problem helping others understand what they do by using a simple label like a grower, dealer or employee in a vapor lounge.  My work, though, is […]

  • Hemp Growing around the World

    By Ted Smith This is the last video explaining chapter 2, Hemp in the Field, of the cannabis activist textbook HEMPOLOGY 101: THE HISTORY AND USES OF CANNABIS SATIVA.  While hemp could grow in virtually every country in the world, unfortunately prohibition has stopped many farmers from planting the crop in many places.  Thankfully, though, […]

  • Growing Hemp

    By Ted Smith There are five general types of cannabis grown for a variety for reasons.  Recreational users will recognize the terms indica and sativa which are used to tell the difference between the effects and how the plant grows.  Hemp also has a wide variety of strains, depending upon the intended use and growing […]

  • 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 […]

  • Prohibition in Canada – Hempology 101 Textbook

    by Ted Smith As new uses of hemp became discovered in the early 1900’s, the number of competitors also grew.  These industries colluded with influential political figures to gradually eliminate cannabis from the marketplace by any means possible.  In Canada, no one was more driven to create laws punishing so-called drug users than Emily Murphy. […]

  • Bulletin 404

    by Ted Smith While paper has historically been made out of hemp, it was not until 1916 that a method was devised that turned the inner cork into paper, making much more profitable for farmers to grow it almost overnight.  The Department of Agriculture release Bulletin #404 that year, expecting this announcement to generate a […]