Former Mexican President Vicente Fox made a passionate and powerful call for an end to the war on drugs and called on the United States to legalize drugs to help reduce the violence in Mexico in an interview with BBC TV his week. Fox is critical of current Mexican President Calderon and the US government’s counterproductive “drug control” strategy – and says they are responsible for the 50,000 prohibition-related deaths in Mexico in just the last five years.
( full story … US must legalise drugs to stop violence )
The Dalai came to me in a dream saying if he had to come back again he wanted to be reborn on a hippy commune. “Like the ones you’ve been telling me about. In a forest community in that huge land of yours with so few people”, he said. “Rough times are approaching, find me an appropriate hippy earth mother who likes meditating.” Why is he always laughing and happy I kept thinking, even as he was asking me.
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The fight against drug use in America has been going on since the turn of the last century but the term “War on Drugs” only became part of our national dialogue in 1970 when it was first used by President Richard Nixon. The President later formed the DEA and started a push to outlaw drugs of all kinds. Among the most discussed drugs in this war is Marijuana. This special will look at the storied and strange history of Marijuana in America.
( full story … Marijuana: A Chronic History )
New production trials pay off at Nimbin Prison Farm this Spring. Due to the success of Cannabis cultivation techniques, NPF have raised a healthy batch of seedlings now ready to plant out. NPF struck a major deal with a US based franchise; Need-4-Weed, who will spread the Nimbin Prison Farm brand throughout the 16 states that have approved medical marijuana in the USA. Californian medical marijuana patients are fond of Aussie weed and supply can’t keep up with demand.
( full story … Reaping Gold at Nimbin Prison Farm )
The Unda Brass, drinking vodka in the airport lounge and dressed like fat rich tourists from Florida, were waiting for me when I flew in from Washington, and we have agreed to disagree. I’d been asleep for 8 deep hours thanks to the LA Dispensary lollies and they took me by surprise, but we soon undastood each other. I know too much and so do they. I get to keep the fortnightly cheques (which Pipe claims as the Tribes now!) but they leave me alone in exchange for “certain favors”. Like where the good weed is, and any new big movers. Little chance of that in the land of unorganised crime I said but that’s just what fascinates them.
( full story … Hoodies Down Unda )
Hemp bullets are bio-degradable and don’t leave a scar. For small events we recommend the Acapulco Gold and for large scale demonstrations you can’t go past Durban Poison with added THC.
( full story … Hemp Bullets Exceed Expectations )
They think hippies are the only voice saying ‘do what you want and don’t worry about money’. And now it looks like they are to become the future millionaires with the carbon credit plans.
( full story … Undas leap of faith )
Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup is an opportunity for poets to gather once a year to share their passion for performing poetry. The competition is more about the spirit of participation than the prize money. The whole weekend is inspirational for the audience and the performers.
( full story … Nimbin Poetry 2011 )
The Union: “A very well built documentary about cannabis and drug prohibition. Does the drug prohibition work? Have a look and think for yourself.” Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again.
( full story … THE UNION: the business behind getting high )
Endocannabinoids are a group of lipid compounds (fatlike) that are produced by some invertebrates and all vertebrates including humans. Their classification is based on their biological activity, which is often similar to that of the main psychoactive phytocannabinoid (plant cannabinoid) delta-9 tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) found in the marijuana plant.
( full story … What are Endocannabinoids? )