When Khadisha Thornhill and Natalie Cox couldn’t find themselves represented in Canada’s newly legal cannabis industry, they started their own community. Today Afro Cannada Budsistas is one of the most vibrant cannabis spaces in North America.

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Gary Chambers’ blunt US Senate campaign ad hits different

Gary Chambers’ blunt US Senate campaign ad hits different

On Tuesday, Gary Chambers debuted his 2022 campaign for US Senate with a short, but loud, video ad. While sitting in a New Orleans field, the Democratic candidate lit up a king-sized blunt to demonstrate his dedication to weed reform. The unique image set the...

Using Marijuana to Treat Autism

Using Marijuana to Treat Autism

Data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that about 1 in every 100 persons globally suffers from autism. This translates to about 75 million people globally. In the last few years, people with autism and their families have...

Can I Fly With Medical Cannabis?

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My Medical Cannabis Journey of Healing

My medical cannabis journey of healing began back in 2018 when I was going through my email and stumbled across a communication from United Patients Group.  In it they discussed how cannabis is proving to be enormously helpful for a wide range of diseases and...

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Just over a decade ago, Berner was best known for making independent music with pot culture icons like Wiz Khalifa. But after building Cookies into an international brand, he’s now one of the biggest legacy players in the entire legal weed industry. “Cookies...

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Canada might be home to the world’s first airport dispensary

A cannabis retail shop could soon open at the airport in Prince George British Columbia, making it the first cannabis store to open in any airport worldwide. Cannabis retailer Copilot has met the regulatory requirements set by Transport Canada and the Province...