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How the “Stoner Stereotype” is Changing

Traditionally, outside the cannabis community, pot smokers were seen as lazy, unproductive, and slow. Paranoid daydreamers with long hair and short attention spans. Perpetuated in part by experience, and in...

Which US Presidents Have Smoked Cannabis?

Federal prohibition of cannabis is on its last legs. Although, in reality, the illegality of weed has never stopped people from using it. Even those at the top of the American political system have been known...

The Hashish Doctors

By the mid-19th century, doctors and psychiatrists in Europe and America started to become aware of the pronounced psychoactive effects of cannabis. Although cannabis had been known and used as a folk-remedy...

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The Hashish Doctors

By the mid-19th century, doctors and psychiatrists in Europe and America started to become aware of the pronounced psychoactive effects of cannabis. Although cannabis had been known and used as a folk-remedy and in...

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Did Jesus Use Cannabis?

Whether religious or not, we have all heard of the miracles attributed to Jesus in the New Testament:  walking on water, turning water into wine,  helping blind men see, mute men speak, exorcising the possessed, and...

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Weed and Witchcraft

Halloween is upon us, once again invoking ideas of spooks, skeletons, and pointy-hatted witches casting spells from their cauldrons – but while the traditional image of witches with their broomsticks and cackling...

Who Were The First Weed Dealers?

An ancient group of people called the Yamnaya are often credited with helping establish the first major civilisation in Eurasia. Some researchers believe they may also have been the world’s first cannabis dealers...

I’m Too High – Now What?

We’ve all been there. Good music, good vibes, and a smoke-filled room full of giggles. You’re having a great time, and then, you’re not. Your eyes are red, your gums are dry, and standing up has gone...

Did Shakespeare Smoke Cannabis?

The greatest playwright of all time may have been high when he wrote his most famous works. According to a study conducted in 2001, researchers detected traces of cannabis in pipes belonging to William Shakespeare[i]...

The Spiritual Benefits Of Cannabis

Like other psychoactive plants, cannabis is often consumed for spiritual purposes. For this reason, it is sometimes referred to as an “entheogen,” which translates to “that which causes man to become possessed by God.”...

Weed and Working Out

Before we get started, let’s be clear that smoking a bowl and heading to the gym is a terrible idea if you don’t know your tolerance. A gym is loud and bright and full of people and the last place...

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O, Cannabis – Happy Canada Day!

Since becoming the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018, Canada has led globally on progressive cannabis use and consumption. While not without its own issues and a black market that...

Top 10 Cannabis World Records

The cannabis world is incredibly diverse. It is made up of growers, breeders, stoners, hippies, medicinal cannabis users, artists, businessmen and more. It is therefore not surprising to find among this mass of people...

Jack Herer – A Hemp Hero

Few who have smoked cannabis and taken an interest in the plant will not have heard of Jack Herer. His name is synonymous with cannabis activism. The role he played in progressing cannabis policy reform in the US and...

Who Really Invented 420?

This Tuesday marks a holy day in the cannabis calendar, with weed aficionados around the world gearing up for the annual 4/20 celebration. As the event’s profile has grown in recent decades, the figure 420 has become...