Tag: Culture

Blunt Talk: The Racist Origins of Pot Prohibition

In the past year, 55 million Americans have used marijuana. The other 260 million are pretty divided in how they feel about that. A good portion of the country still believes that cannabis is a…

Does 4/20 Still Matter?

In Mexico, native healers known as the curanderos used cannabis, or pipiltzintzintli, in their practice to treat a variety of conditions. The shamans believed there was a correlation between medicinal plants and divine spirits, a…

Hemp Wars: Inside the Fight for Federally Legal CBD

Last December, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration made some waves when they announced a new code for marihuana extract. Under the new rule, all cannabinoids – natural compounds derived from the cannabis plant – would…

Bill O’Reilly Ousted From Fox News

Bill O’Reilly has been let go from Fox News after settlements from five previously undisclosed sexual harassment lawsuits surfaced and several major advertisers pulled their spots from The O’Reilly Factor. The O’Reilly Factor premiered on…

American High: State-by-State Guide to Legal Pot

While Congress has largely refused to roll back, or even debate, the federal prohibition on pot, local voters across the U.S. have cast ballots to end the war on marijuana. But the nation’s patchwork of…

Alleged Facebook Killer: What We Know So Far

Tuesday morning, Cleveland police announced that Steve Stephens had shot and killed himself following a brief pursuit with authorities in Erie County, Pennsylvania, ending an ordeal that gripped the nation since Easter Sunday, when Stephens…

Can Virtual Reality Help Cure PTSD?

Chris Merkle had no intention of revisiting the traumatic events he experienced in war. After three tours in Iraq and four in Afghanistan, there was plenty to process – but his concern was moving forward,…

Kevin Spacey to Host 2017 Tony Awards

Kevin Spacey will host the the 2017 Tony Awards, which will air June 11th on CBS, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The ceremony will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall in New York City….

Watch Lady Gaga, Prince William Discuss Mental Health Stigma

Lady Gaga and Prince William addressed the stigma attached to discussing mental health issues and the importance of broadening those conversations in a video for the Royal Family’s Heads Together campaign. In the clip, William…