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How one nurse weaned her husband off opioids after seeing the crisis from the inside

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One year ago, when her husband Don received a cancer diagnosis that gave him a 15 percent chance to live, Ashley feared she’d have to watch the man she loved most experience the brutality of treatment with little relief. As a longtime nurse, she knew what the treacherous journey—beginning with a cancer diagnosis—was like all…

Why Africa should legalize weed

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Cannabis isn’t indigenous to Africa, but it’s been cultivated on the world’s largest land mass since prehistory. Europeans first wrote about marijuana use on the continent as far back as 1609, and, ever since, it has played an important role in many African cultures. Just a few months ago, Lesotho, a tiny nation nestled inside…

How to smoke weed in public and not get caught

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There’s just something in almost every stoner that makes them want to smoke weed in public. Maybe it’s the natural desire for rebellion, particularly when it comes to a plant that your government, parents, and teachers have long tried to prevent you from using without reasonable justification. Or maybe it’s an American rite of passage—no,…

The five best stoner Christmas movies

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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about traditions. Many families come together for the holidays to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph, but what are the best Christmas movies for weed-loving clans? These five are a good place to start. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas   This film might…

How to shut down the gateway drug theory

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Like an annoying uncle who seems to keep coming back again and again, the “gateway theory”—that using cannabis makes people more likely to use harder drugs—just won’t seem to go away. This is despite the fact that research shows the vast majority of marijuana users do not go on to use hard drugs. Correlation, scientists…

How magic mushrooms inspired the story of Santa

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The Santa Claus story only sounds normal because it’s so ubiquitous. If a person had never heard of Santa Claus, they might say his origin story sounds like a psychedelic fever dream. Well, some historians think Santa Claus does have psychedelic origins. Christmas traditions vary all over the world. No doubt many of them have odd origins. But…

How one nurse weaned her husband off opioids after seeing the crisis from the inside

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One year ago, when her husband Don received a cancer diagnosis that gave him a 15 percent chance to live, Ashley feared she’d have to watch the man she loved most experience the brutality of treatment with little relief. As a longtime nurse, she knew what the treacherous journey—beginning with a cancer diagnosis—was like all…

Why Africa should legalize weed

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Cannabis isn’t indigenous to Africa, but it’s been cultivated on the world’s largest land mass since prehistory. Europeans first wrote about marijuana use on the continent as far back as 1609, and, ever since, it has played an important role in many African cultures. Just a few months ago, Lesotho, a tiny nation nestled inside…

How to smoke weed in public and not get caught

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There’s just something in almost every stoner that makes them want to smoke weed in public. Maybe it’s the natural desire for rebellion, particularly when it comes to a plant that your government, parents, and teachers have long tried to prevent you from using without reasonable justification. Or maybe it’s an American rite of passage—no,…

The five best stoner Christmas movies

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With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about traditions. Many families come together for the holidays to watch A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph, but what are the best Christmas movies for weed-loving clans? These five are a good place to start. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas   This film might…

How to shut down the gateway drug theory

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Like an annoying uncle who seems to keep coming back again and again, the “gateway theory”—that using cannabis makes people more likely to use harder drugs—just won’t seem to go away. This is despite the fact that research shows the vast majority of marijuana users do not go on to use hard drugs. Correlation, scientists…

How magic mushrooms inspired the story of Santa

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The Santa Claus story only sounds normal because it’s so ubiquitous. If a person had never heard of Santa Claus, they might say his origin story sounds like a psychedelic fever dream. Well, some historians think Santa Claus does have psychedelic origins. Christmas traditions vary all over the world. No doubt many of them have odd origins. But…

Which Country Has The Best Weed In The World?

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In a happy revolution that is transforming both popular culture and the international economy, cannabis is sweeping the globe. It’s tough to stop an idea once it’s taken off. But where should you go to find the best weed in the world? Let us count down the countries known for their kind bud. We’ll hit…

Women smoke more weed than men, report finds

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From Cheech and Chong to Seth Rogen and James Franco—the archetypical weed enthusiast has pretty much always been a dude. But according to one report, it’s women, not men, who actually smoke the most weed. In fact, the Cannabis Consumers Coalition’s (CCC) 2017 report, which found that women smoke more weed than men, received a…

Heated debates over advertising reveal double standard for weed

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As Canada moves closer to legalizing recreational cannabis in 2018, a number of questions still remain. But it’s becoming increasingly clear that enforcement of regulations is a focal point. This is concerning considering a document released about strict restrictions on marijuana advertising. “Cannabis is not an approved drug or medicine in Canada,” the federal government’s…

Does smoking weed make people more creative?

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Ever look at the unchained torment of a Hieronymus Bosch painting…the vivid manifestations of emotive beasts, landscapes of simultaneous anguish and beauty, and think: boy oh boy, what was that guy smoking?! Divorcing art from drugs can be as difficult as divorcing artists from their drugs. From the Beatles and their iconic acid trips to…