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. 

Zosimos the Alchemist’ 300 AD references to cannabis infused Beers and Wines

CANNABIS CULTURE – Gnostic and Zoroastrian influences on later Alchemy have been long suggested. An important figure in this transition, is Zosimos, the Alchemist, who lived on either side of 300 AD. Interestingly, surviving translation of Zosimos work, have the ancient sage identify references to cannabis infused wines and beers. “…wines can be made in


CANNABIS CULTURE – It’s not the smoke that causes harm, but the radioactive chemical fertilizers. But try telling that to the Vancouver Municipal Government. Once again, Vancouver City Council has been deaf to reason, looking for any excuse to shut down businesses that cater to the hookah smoking crowd. But this time it’s not the “bring-your- own-bud” vapor lounges

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