Cannabis Around the World: the History and Culture of Ganja in Jamaica

Jamaica is known internationally for its associations with cannabis. Yet, most people still have a muddled view of the history and culture of ganja in Jamaica. Stumbling into sensationalism and exoticization when talking about cannabis cultures worldwide is easy. Hopefully, these factoids about the cannabis culture of Jamaica will help you have a clearer view […]

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Harry Aslinger and the War on Drugs: A History of Politicking and Racism

For decades, cannabis users have struggled with criminalization and stigma. However, not all of us know about Harry Aslinger, the War on Drugs, and how his politicking and racism are at the root of anti-drug policies globally. Harry Aslinger was a United States government official who served under one of the most repressive regimes in […]

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China and Cannabis: Stigmatization and Continued Crackdown

Cannabis in China remains a complicated issue. Cannabis faces stigmatization, and the Chinese government continues to crack down on usage. The Chinese government’s attempts to stamp out perceived social ills are nothing new. Just recently, the government implemented new policies that restrict gaming time for youths. Policies around cannabis are similarly strict, so let’s start […]

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The Etymology of Marijuana and How the Name of Cannabis has Changed

The scientific name for cannabis is “Cannabis Sativa” so how did Marijuana come into it? Where does the word Cannabis come from?

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Can cannabis enhance your meditation practice?

Meditation has become a growing trend in modern times, from simple mindfulness techniques to transcendental meditation, as more and more people seek to find a heightened sense of personal awareness. Meditation has offered us a variety of benefits, such as helping with pain and relieving anxiety. It is the same with the cannabis plant, which […]

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