Smoking is a pastime that is ingrained in many cultures, and that is used for bonding, contemplation, and relaxation. As with any activity, it is normal for it to evolve over time. Our ancestors dried and ground leaves, and then wrapped them in other leaves and burned those. That released the 'good' chemicals from the leaves but...
Cannabis legal states are is violating the Equal Protection clause by imposing pesticide testing regulations on the Cannabis industry that are not imposed on an absolutely equivalent industry - Big Tobacco.To add some substance to the discussion of unfair and illegal State discrimination against the Cannabis grower, user and business community, here are the results of tests...
What are the most popular marijuana stocks on the market right now? It depends on how you measure popularity. Probably the best way to evaluate the popularity of a stock is to look at its average daily trading volume. This number provides a great barometer of investor interest in a given stock. You might argue that some very unpopular stocks...
Health Canada recently released new regulations which set the stage for the next wave of cannabis legalization. Starting late this year, regulations will permit various new forms for the consumption of cannabis such as edibles, drinkables, topicals, and vape pens, moving the industry towards more consumer-packaged goods and away from our current limited legal offerings. I firmly believe that this is...
It’s been seven years since Colombia decriminalized the possession of small amounts of cannabis and other illicit drugs, and about three years since the South American country legalized medical cannabis – and while home cultivation for personal use is allowed, recreational cannabis remains illegal to date. In another big step for a country blessed with the ideal conditions to grow...
Fred Pattison’s head shop on Calgary’s 17 Ave. S.E. is stacked to the ceiling with pipes and bongs. The clean, spacious store has blue-trimmed white walls and a kitschy mural of the city with a Canadian flag behind one of the display cases. It could be a cannabis lover’s dream, except for one problem: He’s not allowed to sell cannabis. “With every...
CANNABIS CULTURE -Recent news stories about the discovery of a 2,500 yr old cannabis burning brazier from China, have inspired me to take a further look at cannabis long and controversial history in this area in a two part article. The first part will deal with cannabis’ role with the indigenous Han Chinese, its medicinal references in ancient China,...