Category: People

  • Melissa Etheridge to Keynote O’Cannabiz Cannabis Conference April 21st

    Melissa Etheridge to Keynote O’Cannabiz Cannabis Conference April 21st

    April 11th, 2017 – Melissa Etheridge, one of rock music’s great female icons, was announced Tuesday as a keynote speaker for Canada’s leading cannabis industry business event, O’Cannabiz Conference and Expo. Etheridge is a cannabis entrepreneur and activist who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. Twelve years later, she’s cancer-free and says her battle was made…

  • Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    January 23rd, 2017 – Hamilton, Ontario – Walking into Pacifico Health and Wellness in Westdale feels much like walking into a spa: white walls, exposed wood beams, chic lighting, and calm atmosphere. Nevermind the fact that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. Tamara Hirsch seems like an unlikely advocate for a controversial industry that exists in a…

  • Ralph Nader: “Marijuana Legalization is a Potential Massive Gift to Society”

    Ralph Nader: “Marijuana Legalization is a Potential Massive Gift to Society”

    November 19th, 2015 – Consumer advocate Ralph Nader believes marijuana legalization holds the potential to be a “massive gift to society”, so long as the industry gets the regulations right. And believe it or not, the fate of the planet may well rest on how well we do it. Speaking to cannabis industry members during his…

  • Advanced Nutrients CEO Vies for “King of Instagram” Status

    Advanced Nutrients CEO Vies for “King of Instagram” Status

    September 3rd, 2015 -Meet Michael Straumietis, the self-proclaimed ‘Marijuana Don’ of Instagram.  When he’s not running Advanced Nutrients, the hydroponic chemical fertilizer company he founded in Canada, he spends his time on Instagram entertaining us with constant streams of photos showing nearly nude models, private jets, fast cars . . . oh and weed. He wonders…

  • Moms are the Driving Force for Cannabis Legalization

    Moms are the Driving Force for Cannabis Legalization

    May 21st, 2015 – There’s a growing movement around the planet – have you noticed it? Cannabis legalization – both hemp and marijuana – is sweeping the planet. From India to Ireland to Jamaica, across America and now Brazil, the global war on cannabis is crumbling. And you just may have your mom to thank…

  • Do Children Need Access to Medicinal Cannabis?

    Do Children Need Access to Medicinal Cannabis?

    April 23, 2015 – Hemp oil, used to treat neurological disorders, comes from the cannabis plant. But don’t call it medical marijuana. “People associate medical and recreational marijuana with THC, with a street drug, and with getting high,” Paige Figi says on a recent phone call. “This has none of those things.” Figi, specifically, is…

  • Canada: Olympian Ross Rebagliati says “Pot will be Hot Topic in October Election”

    Canada: Olympian Ross Rebagliati says “Pot will be Hot Topic in October Election”

    VANCOUVER – On his average day, athlete Ross Rebagliati rises about 4:30 a.m., brews himself a cup of coffee and then stirs in the ingredient he considers most crucial: honey infused with cannabis. “I just wake up feeling great, looking forward to my workout. And it takes care of any aches and pains from the…

  • Why Marijuana is Illegal – Joe Rogan

    Why Marijuana is Illegal – Joe Rogan

    Why Marijuana is Illegal Joe Rogan concisely explains how we got here, who stands in the way and why.

  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “It’s Time for a Medical Marijuana Revolution”

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta: “It’s Time for a Medical Marijuana Revolution”

    April 17th, 2015 – A year ago CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta created a media sensation and surge of interest in medical marijuana with the release of his documentary series Weed 1 & 2. In these previous segments, Dr. Gupta apologized for his previous negative stand on the merits of medical marijuana, admitting that he had…

  • WEED 2 – Cannabis Madness – Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports (2014 CNN Documentary)

    WEED 2 – Cannabis Madness – Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports (2014 CNN Documentary)

    CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta investigates the politics of pot. “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports,” looks at U.S. federal laws that consider marijuana a drug with no medicinal value. Serious scientists, as well as numerous patients, say they’re wrong. It is the politics of pot – the politicians vs. the patients. “This scientific…