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The Plaid Zebra is an alternative news and entertainment website for the curious and inquiring focusing on the independent lifestyle. Broadening the horizons of possible lifestyle choices.

The Debate Over Marijuana and Glaucoma

Ancient Chinese used cannabis as medicine as early back as between 2696-2737 BC. Thousands of years later, and cannabis is still a staple in the medical world. Currently, medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, and more states are warming…

This is how one Ontario beauty salon has totally transformed!

When it comes to health and safety, salon owners are dedicated to doing what is best for their clients and employees. One chain of salons in the Windsor-Essex region has gone above and beyond to provide a relaxing, pampering experience…

Bonnefire, the brand new, two storey cannabis dispensary, opens in Toronto

Bonnefire is lit. The brand new 4,400 sq. ft. cannabis retail space is an independently-owned retail shop, offering the finest selection of high-quality cannabis products anywhere in Toronto. The space features custom, reclaimed wood tables and countertops that are meant…

Dieting vs Restrained Eating

What is Dieting? Dieting can be defined as “regulating one’s food intake for the purpose of improving one’s physical conditions.” The most common reason to follow a diet is to lose weight, though dieting may also be used to maintain…

Why Hiring a Headhunter Will be The Best Thing You Do For Your Career

Finding a new job can be extremely difficult. You may spend hours upon hours scrolling through job postings on various websites, uploading your resume, or emailing hiring managers and still get nowhere. It can be really hard to know where…

5 Reasons Everyone Should Talk to a Counsellor (Even when things are good!)

Even today, talking to a counsellor still has a stigma attached to it. If you’re seeing a counsellor, something must be wrong, right? Not necessarily! Although you should definitely talk to a counsellor during times when you are feeling overwhelmed…

FLTR: The Photo Editing App for Creators

FLTR is the latest addition to the mobile photography app world. It is designed to empower you “the creator” to be creative and express your own uniqueness. FLTR is free to download, with in-app purchases you can make to unlock…

How to Create the Best Travel Instagram Feed

If you’re a traveller, you definitely have thousands of photos of your travels that you are just dying to share. The camera roll on your phone or your computer is overflowing with sunny beach shots, sweeping landscapes, colourful sunsets, and…

This beekeeper trained his bees to make intoxicating “canna-honey” from marijuana plants

BY: ALEX BROWN One beekeeper has captivated an online audience of stoners with his latest project, “canna-honey.” Marijuana smokers may be familiar with the term, which refers to a type of oil-like substance produced from refined THC crystals otherwise known…

Legalizing marijuana lowers the rate of drug-related car accidents, study says

BY: MIROSLAV TOMOSKI A recent study out of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health — published in the American Journal of Public Health — shows that states that have legalized medical-marijuana reduced the number of drug-related car accidents. The study was conducted…

A marijuana company is turning this 19th century ghost town into a stoner’s paradise

American Green has created the chillest Westworld park yet – by turning an abandoned ghost town from the 19th century into a Marijuana Elysium. An abandoned town called Nipton, which sits in the middle of nowhere, in the state of…

Safer Vaping with Organic E-Juice?

Find out how to identify legitimate certified organic e-juice and which ingredients should be checked for a safer, cleaner vaping experience.  Nicotine-delivery devices like e-cigarettes and vapes have become a popular choice for those who wish to quit smoking or…

In 1977 marijuana fell from the sky in Yosemite Valley, and now it’s a climber’s legend

  BY: Victoria Heath In 1977, a mysterious plane crash in California’s Yosemite Valley became an infamous climber’s tale; one that fits so perfectly with 1970s’ America that it almost seems fictitious. 1970s’ America, and its ‘Dirtbags.’ The 1970s was…

The coolest, weirdest marijuana-infused beverages that are surprisingly legal in the US and UK

BY: QUENTIN STUCKEY Whether you’re using it because you’re looking for a different kind of buzz than alcohol or if your doctor has prescribed it to you for the sake of your health, marijuana (or cannabis) is one of the…

Meet the nuns who are healing the world with marijuana

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Sister Abbey lives just outside Merced, California. Sister Kate lives close by with Sister Darcy and her youngest son. They posses the discipline, dedication and empathy required to live a life of a nun, although they aren’t…

Component in Marijuana could treat a rare form of epilepsy

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Dravet syndrome. If you know what this is at the top of your head, I’m seriously impressed. For the rest of us, it’s a rare epileptic syndrome that affects infants in the first year of life and…

This infographic shows the real cost of wasted food around the world

While so much of the world remains in the clutches of poverty, it seems silly than that a select few countries could produce not only enough food to eat, but to throw in the garbage at the end of the…

This travel company wants to pay you $9,000 to explore Europe this summer

BY: JESSICA BEUKER  Summer vacation is right around the corner, which means that feet start to get itchy as students are released from the shackles of academia and everyone else starts to think about taking time off from their jobs…

What to pack for a long-distance bike trip

BY: RHIANN MOORE Whether you go with a group, a buddy, or fly solo, long-distance bike trips can be great experiences. Unfortunately, without the right gear, they can also be terrible. While there are the obvious essentials (tent, sleeping bag,…

Modern day stress and anxiety has led to a massive 90s nostalgia movement

BY: NADIA ZAIDI  Today’s generation of millennials seems fixated on paying homage to ’90s pop culture. From music to fashion to technology, we seem to be reminiscing about the Good Ol’ Days more and more. And let’s not forget about…