Policy & Politics

Trudeau Talks Tough on Cannabis Legalisation

Justin Trudeau has boldly re-iterated that, when it comes to legalising cannabis, safety is a top priority for Canada. In an interview with CTV news earlier this week, the Canadian PM discussed the importance of legalising cannabis as a protective measure for public health: The reason why legalizing marijuana is the right step for us is because of two things: … Continued


Health & Science

An Open Letter to Sadiq Khan

This article was originally published on Talking Drugs. Dear Mr. Khan, As you know, one of London’s most popular nightclubs, Fabric, has been closed, and its license is being reviewed, after two drug-related deaths occurred within the venue. After this news broke last week, Mr Khan, you pledged to “find an approach that protects clubbers’ … Continued

The Olympian Who Lost His Gold Medal After Testing Positive For Cannabis

There have been reports that Olympians are allowed, sort of, to consume cannabis. It’s still a grey area, but the interpretation is that as long as an athlete doesn’t consume directly before competing, it’s likely that they will escape any reprisal. As a young man, Canadian Ross Rebagliati was the first ever Olympic snowboarding gold … Continued


Families & Education

The Olympian Who Lost His Gold Medal After Testing Positive For Cannabis

There have been reports that Olympians are allowed, sort of, to consume cannabis. It’s still a grey area, but the interpretation is that as long as an athlete doesn’t consume directly before competing, it’s likely that they will escape any reprisal. As a young man, Canadian Ross Rebagliati was the first ever Olympic snowboarding gold … Continued


Business & Profit

Two Years Later

It’s been just over two years since Leafly became the first cannabis company to place a full-page consumer advertisement in the New York Times. In July 2014, New York became the twenty-third state to legalise medical cannabis under the Compassionate Care Act, which allowed access for patients with certain qualifying conditions. The next month, in August’s … Continued

Canada Report – Online Storefronts are the Future of Legal Cannabis

This article was originally published by Tantalus Labs as ‘eCommerce can Age-Restrict Cannabis Access Better than Storefronts’ Myth: retail storefronts are the best way to age-restrict access to cannabis Counterintuitively, eCommerce can verify identities through software with fewer errors than humans working at a storefront. Mail-order cannabis currently utilized by the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) … Continued


Arts & Culture

Snoop Dogg Produced Cannabis Comedy To Premiere in September

Entertainment Weekly have shared the trailer for ‘Mary + Jane’, a new comedy produced by Snoop Dogg, and set to premier on MTV in September. Mary + Jane follows the adventures of Jordan and Paige as they struggle to get their weed-delivery business off the ground. The new trailer teases some of the challenges the women will face this … Continued

That’s Entertainment

What’s your favourite work of drug culture fiction? Trainspotting, Breaking Bad, The Wire, Weeds, Layer Cake, Human Traffic, A Brave New World… It seems as if we’re titillated by drugs. When mainstream culture attaches itself to substance use, what actually is it that prevents us from having an open conversation on drug law reform? This is … Continued

The Diverging Mind

Swirling colours, delirious patterns, groovy rhythms and otherworldly vistas. These are some of the first things that come to mind when we think about psychedelics. The unique fashion and culture of the 1960s was influenced by the popularity of psychedelic drugs like no other time in our history; the colours, patterns and hair-dos of that … Continued