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Fighting illicit trade is a crucial step in eliminating cigarettes

Awareness and education surrounding illicit tobacco in Canada can reduce the impact on public health From The National Post by Joanne Peters, Postmedia Content Works August 3 2022 This story was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. The trade in illicit…

‘To Heal and to Care for’: Protecting Iboga and Indigenous Voices in the Face of Corporatisation

Lack of involvement of Indigenous communities & leaders risks further colonial exploitation of their lands and cultural heritage. From volteface by Editorial June 30 2022 Almost a decade ago, Elizabeth’s husband Chor experienced what she now calls a “healing crisis”: an opiate relapse after a 13 year stretch of sobriety.…

ACHEM Second Annual Global Health Summit Highlights The BIPOC Cannabis Legacy

From The Weed Blog by Leah Maurer June 17 2022 Cannabis has been used as a medicine for millennia, embedded in the cultural practices of people of color from around the world. From June 20-21, 2022, the Association for Cannabis Health Equity and Medicine (ACHEM), a nonprofit medical association advancing and supporting Black,…

Traditional Medicine

By David Malmo-Levine from Cannabis Culture June 9 2022 CANNABIS CULTURE – White Supremacist pot cartel & BC Provincial Government seeks to raid Indigenous pot dispensaries out of existence “Boundary n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of…

Indigenous-owned and operated cannabis platform launches on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Red Market Brand’s long-term goal is to “establish a national network of First Nation-licenced producers who will supply Red Market and other First Nation cannabis products — all approved by Health Canada.” From TheGrowthOp by Sam Riches June 21 2021 Red Market Brand (RMB) will give Canadian consumers an Indigenous option when…

Herbal Remedies in Wikwemikong provides for all your medicinal cannabis needs

That hasn’t stopped Matthew Bell, a Bear Clan member of the Potawatomi nation, from seeking a different path – one which his fiercely independent ancestors travelled themselves. Instead of operating under Canada’s licensing system – which was devised without consulting Indigenous people – Bell is taking a stand for sovereignty.

How CBD Brands Appropriate Adaptogens (And What It Means for Psychedelics)

Lately, CBD brands have started adding adaptogens—plants and mushrooms with healing properties—into their products. Unfortunately, they rarely attribute these ancient medicines to their historical and cultural context. From Ganjapreneur by Cara Wietstock June 25 2021 Adaptogens are medicinal plants and mushrooms that are experiencing a resurgence in global wellness trends…