Month: January 2015

One night in 1839 at the College Hospital of Calcutta, India, a young Irish doctor, William O’Shaughnessy, carefully administered “two grains [of cannabis] dissolved in a little spirit” to a patient suffering from tetanus. 5 days previous the patient had sought help from a folk healer to cure his dysentery. The healer applied some still-burning […]

The movement to re-legitimize cannabis to it’s pre-prohibition state has always been a ground up affair. In the late 70’s, when Robert Randall challenged the federal government’s stance on marijuana, citing medical necessity–a legal basis that allows citizens to break federal law when the harm of following it outweighs the alternative–he became the Rosa Parks […]

Following the freight-train of festivities that make up the holiday season, and until the last hour when we tip ecstatically into the New Year, it’s easy to feel like our bodies are literally made of gingerbread, champagne, and smoke. If you’ve enjoyed a blazing holiday season and want to hit the ‘refresh’ button on your […]