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Ancient Egypt’s Rich History of Me...
Ancient Egypt’s Rich History of Medical Cannabis
In Egypt, medical cannabis use goes back for millennia.  And while many different early cultures...
Jewish Pirates, Hash Stuffed in Camels, ...
Jewish Pirates, Hash Stuffed in Camels, and ‘Reefer Madness’ in Israel
Off the coast of British Mandatory Palestine, two bandits hide in a tiny sailboat as...

5 Prominent Women in Cannabis History
5 Prominent Women in Cannabis History
Cannabis activism may seem like a contemporary issue but, in fact, it has a long and intriguing history. From an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to an illustrious American social scientist, these five women were cannabis activists ahead of their time.

Legendary Cannabis Advocate Lester Grins...
Legendary Cannabis Advocate Lester Grinspoon Passes Away at Age 92
Few people have devoted their lives to advancing cannabis policy like Lester Grinspoon. Over the...

Dennis Peron: The Father of Medical Cann...
Dennis Peron: The Father of Medical Cannabis
Dennis Peron’s first deed as a cannabis activist was smuggling two pounds of marijuana back...

What is 420?
What is 420?
People across the world have using cannabis to treat a host of illnesses — or...

How Israel Became a Cannabis Research Hu...
How Israel Became a Cannabis Research Hub
Many people have heard of Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli scientist and “godfather of cannabis” who...

Marijuana in Ancient Times: A History of...
Marijuana in Ancient Times: A History of Cannabis
We live in something of a golden age of marijuana, but if you look back...

The History of Medical Cannabis in Ancie...
The History of Medical Cannabis in Ancient China
Noodles, dumplings, and paper: when you think of Chinese innovations, the last thing that comes...

Where the Word ‘Cannabis’ Co...
Where the Word ‘Cannabis’ Comes From
With the decriminalization of cannabis in many parts of our world has come an influx...

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