This former prison is about to be turned into a giant cannabis oil lab

It’s not every day you get to start a drug lab in a former prison. Last week the Coalinga City Council voted 4-1 in favour of selling the Claremont Custody Center for $4.1 million US to Ocean Grown Extracts, a…

This California desert town is becoming the Silicon Valley of weed

BY: M. TOMOSKI There is nothing particularly special about the city of Desert Hot Springs California—yet. It’s quite easy to miss the town itself for the beautiful scenery surrounding it. On the north side of Interstate 10, this quaint little…

Meet the 69-year-old ordained minister opening America’s first weed dispensary for seniors

BY: JESSICA BEUKER At 69 years old, Sue Taylor is extremely healthy. A former catholic school principal and ordained minister, the mother of three attributes her good health to eating right, lots of exercise and cannabis. Last month, the city…

“Airbnb” for butterflies – the native tribes dedicated to saving the monarch

  By: Kassandra Dzikewicz The population of the monarch butterfly is plummeting quickly. In recent years, the butterflies have decreased by 80 to 95 percent. Deforestation, global warming and the use of pesticides are the main contributors to the decline.…

Trolling Trump: The Art and Satire of the 2016 Campaign Vol. 1

BY: M. TOMOSKI A giant turd has marked the streets of Manhattan and taken the country by storm, with a blond comb-over and a face with the familiar squinty-eyed pout. Though that turd is not the Donald, it’s certainly made…

Will Canada’s Cannabis Future Be a Stoner’s Paradise or Corporate Nightmare?

M.TOMOSKI In the Nixon administration’s hallmark hammering tone, John Ehrlichman, a former aide to the President, summed up the motivation behind the War on Drugs by saying, “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had…

This Colorado weed club has found the perfect way to get people to clean up their community: free pot

BY: TREVOR HEWITT A Colorado marijuana club is offering anyone who comes out to pick up trash on 4/20 a free joint. The Pothole, a weed club in Colorado Springs, Colo., already hosted its first clean-up event on March 20.…

Will Weed Tampons Really Cure My Period Cramps?

BY: STEFANIE AWRONSKI Some of us women have been blessed since puberty with the gift of monthly menstruation or periods. Many of us deal with it just as a monthly annoyance. Others however suffer with some nasty side effects, such…

And the (Ig)Nobel Prize in wacky science goes to…

  By: JACK M. We’ve all heard of the Nobel Prize, that prestigious annual award given to those individuals or teams who have made a significant contribution to the fields of physics, chemistry, literature, medicine, peace and economics (although the…

The Weed Revolution will, in fact, be televised

BY: TYLER FYFE Bernard Noble’s eyelids peel back to the sound of a loud speaker. At 5 a.m. he swallows a ketchup cup of assorted medication. He remembers the day the levee failed and a wall of saltwater, cinderblocks, and…

Weed-infused gelato is helping Italy to legalize marijuana one scoop at a time

BY: CAROLINE ROLF You can smoke it, eat it, drink it, rub it in and insert it – and now you can get a nice cold scoop of it. Just ask for “Marley” (do you know Bob?) at Perlecò, a…

Don’t blame weed for anxiety or depression says new study

A new paper has found no link between marijuana use and a variety of disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. The study, published in the JAMA Psychiatry journal on Feb. 17, found that “cannabis use was not associated with increased…

Inside the flourishing medical marijuana business

One Saturday morning my boyfriend Ruben and I meandered the streets of Toronto’s hippie haven, Kensington Market, in search of something delicious to devour. Amidst all of the gluten-free bakeries and health foods shops lining the streets, we noticed that…

This map of free food around the globe will help you harvest your local landscape

BY: CAROLINE ROLF  There used to be a crabapple tree growing in the back yard of my family home. Every year when the apples would fall to the frosted grass below, squirrels would come running for this bountiful feast. What…

This peaceful village overlooks the world’s most spectacular mountainside marijuana grow-op

BY: CAROLINE ROLF Nine thousand feet up the Indian Himalayas, small villages thrive on what little is able to grow there. What is able to grow in the wild has police searching the cliffs with saws to stop its illegal…

How facing paralysis gave me the strength to face Kilimanjaro

BY: LOGAN LY ALL IMAGES BY: LOGAN LY I hear myself panting. I’m short of breath as I try to shift focus to my feet from the growling wind and the loud, panging pulse that bangs through my eardrums. The…

Starting in 2017, this Colorado county will offer marijuana-funded scholarships to students

BY: TREVOR HEWITT   Though they can’t legally smoke the stuff, they can still use it as an incentive to get high – grades, that is. Starting in 2017, a Colorado county will offer residents college scholarships that are funded…

People are using cannabis oil as an alternative cancer treatment and it’s working

BY: TREVOR HEWITT 120mg Oxcycontin 30mg Morphine 30mg Toreador 4 Tylenol #4 150 mg Amitriptaline 200 mg Celebrex 2000 mg Metphormin 15 mg Lipator 15 mg Clonazapane 15 Avianda 8 mg Coversyle 20 mg Zantac Though this laundry list of narcotics might…

I got high-school high at a “ganja yoga” class in Toronto

BY: REGAN MCNEILL Photos © Eric Zdancewicz / The Plaid Zebra Ganja yoga. You may have heard of it before or you may be wondering what the heck I am talking about. It’s pretty simple to understand, it is a…

Glassblowers are creating stunning bongs that combine function with art

Source: Darby Holm BY: TREVOR HEWITT Don’t drop that bong – it’s worth more than your car. Once an industry relegated to seedy tattoo parlors and sketchy gas stations, glass pipe making is quickly becoming a modern art movement. Source:…