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That Purple Kush You’re Toking may just be a Genetic Imposter

Cannabis strain names can get a bit rather quirky (Lamb’s Bread, anyone?). But without them, patients that rely on marijuana to treat ailments like pain would be lost. If you want to treat seizures, you might want ACDC—a strain that expresses almost zero THC and very high CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid—and stay away from the potentially panic-inducing Ghost OG, which verges on 25 percent THC. Unfortunately, there isn’t an official federal database with information about […]


This documentary explores the longstanding relationship of human beings and cannabis, from its use in ancient Asia to its ban in 20th century America. Now on Patreon! Written, narrated, and directed by Chris Rice, the director of “DMT: A Lost History” Music by Chris Rice except “Grandma’s Grapes” By Green Warp. For more information on the sacramental history of cannabis check out the works of Chris Bennet here:… For more on ancient cannabis […]

Man vows he won’t stop smoking pot despite jail sentence

TO BE BLUNT: Maryborough’s Qld. Australia Gordon Skippen was sentenced to a four month suspended sentence for possessing cannabis, but he says he will continue to self medicate to ease the pain of his terminal liver cancer. A TERMINALLY ill Maryborough man will almost certainly serve time in jail if he is caught in possession of cannabis again. But Gordon Shane Skippen, 57, has vowed he will not stop smoking cannabis, which he says eases […]

Magic mushrooms and LSD should be used to treat mental health problems, says psychiatrist

Common mental health problems could be treated by LSD and magic mushrooms, says a leading psychiatrist.  But legal restrictions makes testing the drugs for any potential benefits extremely hard. Writing in the BMJ, James Rucker, lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, said research was carried out in the 1950s and 1960s which indicated some positive impacts LSD and shrooms had on psychiatric cases. But the drugs were outlawed and classed as doing more harm than good […]

Drop prohibition to advance in winning war on drugs

“These four men are lucky they didn’t end up in the morgue.” A single news story on Good Friday showed everything wrong with the way Australia fights the war on drugs. We blame users rather than help them. We make criminals out of young fun seekers rather than protect them from harm. And we leave to organised crime a massive industry which sucks billions from governments, rather than policing a business which could be regulated […]