Jodie Emery has been a fixture on the global cannabis stage for 20 years. As wife to Marc Emery, one the planet’s most notorious and renown cannabis activists, her role was forever galvanized by her proximity to the nucleus: the couple’s popular Cannabis Culture brand. After legal troubles stole her presidency at the company, and the realization of her life’s work – the reformation and legalization of cannabis in Canada – became reality, Emery says she faced an existential crisis: What would her...
"Medicine is medicine," says Rabbi David, ritual director of Toronto’s Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda. He’s referring to cannabis, which is slowly gaining acceptance among the Jewish community, despite the fog of stigma still surrounding the plant.
As you’d expect, the podcast market is flooded with dozens of series focusing on cannabis, ranging from business trends to growing tips to Q&As with researchers studying cannabinoids. It can all feel so monotonous, unless you have a guide who knows their way around cannabis media.
As one of Canada’s leading cannabis activists, Dana Larsen has built a career bending and breaking the rules. As something of a provocateur in the space, Larsen is the founding member of the BC Marijuana Party, the author of several books about cannabis, and he’s the man behind the “Overgrow Canada” movement that last year sent out 5,000 cannabis seeds to politicians, the public and the media.
When I watched Grass, Toronto filmmaker Ron Mann’s documentary on cannabis which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1999, I began to get angrier and angrier. Even Woody Harrelson’s chill narration voice couldn’t soothe the frustration I was feeling.
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