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Saving Sophie, Saving Many

Sophie Ryan’s Tumor is Removed and Replicated for the Greater Good At this moment, two mice in a laboratory in California are replicating cancer cells taken from five-and-a-half-year-old cannabis patient, Sophie Ryan, for research on pediatric cancer and chemotherapy. The cells will also be sent to a lab in Israel for research with cannabinoids and cancer. […]

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Crossing Borders

The Women of Weed Are Taking Down Walls Written by Sharon Letts Women in the cannabis industry are quickly being recognized as the caretakers of the soul of the plant, mirroring her female qualities with strength, determination, and healing in the mix. Plant-based medicine is still common throughout Latin America and Europe. Cannabis is understood […]

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Making The World A Greener Place

Written by Ashley Priest Cannabis prohibition is coming to an end in many places throughout the world, allowing the doors to open for international trade. Five countries are taking the lead: Israel, Canada, Australia, The Netherlands, and Uruguay. The Netherlands Amsterdam has long been known for its cannabis cafés and semilegal cannabis market. What many […]

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Crafting Freedom

Roach likely came from the cannabis lyrics added to the old Spanish/ Mexican folk song “La Cucaracha,” the cockroach. 1920s and 30s: Harlem Renaissance/ Jazz Age. 1940s: Zoot Suit Riots. 1950s: Beat Generation. One thing all these have in common is resistance to persecution fueled by cannabis. Both the oppression and the defiance had cannabis […]

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Riley Cote

Hockey Player, Coach and Cannabis Advocate By Ashley Priest Riley Cote remembers the first time he tried cannabis “like it was yesterday,” he said. He was at a party when someone offered him, “cannabis oil dabs heated with the hot steel knives fresh out the old stovetop heating coils. I over consumed and vividly remember […]

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Cannabis Educator Dr. Regina Nelson arrested in Oklahoma for Possession

Detaining the Messenger The irony of America’s top cannabis educator being detained and booked for carrying her medicine in her home state, on her way to speak at a cannabis educational conference on the eve of that state voting for medical cannabis, is not lost on this writer. While on the road in Oklahoma for […]

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United Abroad

U.S. Companies Turn Eyes to Israel for Cannabis Research   Innovations in cannabis abound in the U.S. as state legalization becomes a reality, but there is a limit to what can be researched under federal prohibition. How can you fully test a drug that isn’t federally legal? Take your research to a country that has […]

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Telegrass

The cannabis delivery app, called the “Uber of Weed,” is revolutionizing the industry, and bringing cannabis legalization closer to reality in Israel. Israel is recognized for having the world’s highest ratio of cannabis users, according to the the country’s Anti-Drug Authority (IADA), which reports 27 percent of 18-65 years olds used it within the last […]

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SAVE VAN ARKEN!

By Galen Doherty “I grow some of the best cannabis in the world; but how do I reach the public/consumer? At Humboldt High Five, we are distinguishing ourselves from other groups by supporting the community, taking care of the environment, and doing things that stand for “goodness.” The Save Van Arken logo demonstrates that Huckleberry […]

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Aging Into the Industry

A Look into Why Seniors are Leading Cannabis into the Future Seniors are at the forefront of the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry.   Those ages 50 and above are among the largest growing demographic in the industry — yet, stigma and lack of access prevent many from seeking holistic approaches to healthcare.   Senior outreach […]

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