The Scythian’s Ritual Use of Cannabis

CANNABIS CULTURE – One of the most fascinating, yet barbaric pre-common era cannabis using societies can be found in a group of nomadic tribes now known collectively as the ancient Scythians (as the Greeks referred to them) or Sakas (as the Persians knew them). For some centuries (particularly 7th century B.C., to the 1st century

Cannabis in Ancient Greece

CANNABIS CULTURE – The myths and philosophy of ancient Greece have influenced Western Society and Sciences in many profound ways. Considering the metropolitan nature of Greece, it would is hard to believe that they too, would not have come under the spell of a magical plant that was so clearly popular in the ancient world and

Buddha’s One Hemp Seed A Day Diet

CANNABIS CULTURE – I often get asked about Buddha’s one hemp seed a day diet. This tradition can be traced back to a number of ancient sources”. In the Text and Commentary of the Memorial of Sakya Buddha Tathagata, by Wong Puh (Translated from the Chinese by the Rev. S. Beal.) which appeared in the

Why Remembering the Grasstown Riot is Important

CANNABIS CULTURE – The Gastown Riot – or Grasstown Riot – of August 7, 1971, was the first major battle for drug peace in Canada. There were earlier “smoke-ins”, to be sure, but this was the first confrontation between protesters and police. Despite the brutality of the police, they lost this battle. 

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