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Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence In Canada

Recreational Cannabis Sales Commence In Canada

Today, October 17th, 2018, is a day that will go down in history. It is the first day of legal recreational cannabis sales in Canada, a milestone which officially makes Canada the largest legal cannabis market in the world. The legalization of cannabis in Canada is the result of efforts by lawmakers. Both the Senate […]

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

Congrats to Canada for Passing Cannabis Legalization!

On Tuesday, June 19th, 2018, Canadian Senators made global history by passing a law that made Canada the first G7 nation to legalize the adult recreational use of cannabis. After Representatives passed C-45, also called the Cannabis Act, the Senate also needed to approve the new law. Some activists worried that changes to the Act […]

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Canadian Senate To Vote Today on Bill C45 to Legalize Cannabis

Here in the United States, there’s a lot we can learn from our friendly neighbors to the north. Today, Thursday June 7th, 2018, Canadian lawmakers will vote on whether or not to legalize cannabis for adult recreational use. Polling seems to indicate strong support, so it looks like national legalization for Canada could be right […]

Rinelle Harper Asks First Nations Assembly to Consider Missing and Murdered First Nation Women

Rinelle Harper Asks First Nations Assembly to Consider Missing and Murdered First Nation Women

Content Note: This article discusses assault, sexual assault, murder and attempted murder, all with First Nations women as victims. First Nations women in Canada are disappearing and being murdered at a staggering rate. While First Nations women make up only 4.6% of Canada’s population, they represent 16% of female murder victims and 11.3% of missing […]

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

Make Way for Change, Scotland: A Canadian’s Reflection on the Referendum Vote

“Maybe it’s the trip up the mountain and not the view from the top. Is it the learning and testing and not the graduation? Is it the act of getting hurt and not the state of being healed that takes us to that other state of enlightenment known as true happiness?” These are words I […]

Canada’s Great Cannabis Disconnect: Lisa Kirkman’s Case

Canada’s Great Cannabis Disconnect: Lisa Kirkman’s Case

I live in what I consider to be the best country on this little blue planet.  I feel National pride like it’s a seventh sense.  In 2010, Canada hosted the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.  I was a sobbing friggin’ mess from the start of the opening ceremonies til the end and beyond.  I’ve […]

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

The Gateway Theory Revisited and Proved Possible?

  The Gateway Theory, such a bogus term.  I mean what WERE they smokin’ when they came up with that? Someone was watching too much Star Trek if you ask me! So … as if anyone doesn’t know this, the Gateway theory states that when kids use cannabis, it makes them want to try other […]

White Male Privilege & Legalization:  The Black Man Loses Again

White Male Privilege & Legalization: The Black Man Loses Again

I wish I had a dick. It doesn’t have to be a huge one or anything, but I think I’d like one, for the cred that comes with it. I mean it—that’s all I need to maximize my personal power and completely thrive in this world. I was born into a Canadian, middle-class, white family, […]

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

The Women of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition

Women the world over are ending prohibition…Again. This is the motto of the International Women’s Cannabis Coalition, consisting of over 250 members worldwide with 60 chapters “dedicated to spreading knowledge and truth about cannabis and pursuing what should be our rights and freedoms in our own medical care.” The women of the IWCC strive to share scientific studies, medical […]

Getting to a Groovier State: Coverage for Our Local Cannabusiness

Getting to a Groovier State: Coverage for Our Local Cannabusiness

A couple weeks ago, I was enjoying my Sunday (which for me usually means eating junk food, hitting dabs, and watching TV), and an ad for State Farm Insurance came on—this time featuring Scooby Doo and the whole gang. It seemed odd to me that a modern State Farm ad would use a cartoon that […]