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RISE Does Pride TODespite a rainy start, there was nothing that could dampen the spirits of the crowd at #PrideTO.
The 101: Literally Tho, Will You Just Relax Already?Weed for wellness can be your new favorite self-care step.
MMJ? Thank LGBTQ+ ActivistsMedicinal cannabis is a treatment path taken by thousands. And many wouldn't have the same access to MMJ without the dedicated, inspiring efforts of Dennis Peron, Mary Jane Rathbun, the San Francisco Cannabis Buyers Club, and more, and their fight to help a queer community devastated by the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s.
THE 101: The Ins And Outs Of Top(icals)Repeat after us: Thou shall be a big fan of tops (i.e. our new nickname for topicals). It’s time to rub, rub, rub it in, and try the world of cannabis-infused lotions, balms, oils, and more. Topicals are great for pain relief, inflammation, and overall wellness, and can help you feel as good as new, so you can pursue life as an actual top...Or bottom. You do you!
LGBTQ+THC+CBD: The LGBTQ+ Community In CannabisThe Cannabiz is booming, and the spotlight (unfortunately) tends to shine mostly on white, cisgendered people. The parallels, however, between the LGBTQ+ and cannabis communities are historically strong, so queer folks in the business are reclaiming space and making a name for themselves.
Pride Perspectives: How Toronto’s Celebration Has ChangedMeeting us ahead of this year’s parade — now one of the world’s biggest — LGBTQ2S+ bookseller, storyteller, spoken-word artist, writer, and lecturer Jeffrey Canton explains how the LGBTQ2S+ community has evolved, how the community responded to the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, and what needs to change about the city’s month-long Pride celebration.
RISE Does Pride TOEvery year, people from all over the world come to Toronto to celebrate love, acceptance, and so much more during the city's Pride parade and festival. We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to just a few of the thousands of folks lining Yonge Street, and celebrating at the adjoining street festival.
Prohibition, No More: It’s A Whole New Era For Cannabis In Canada
Bust out your noisemakers, and get ready to puff-puff-pass, because Canada’s 90-year cannabis prohibition is O-V-E-R. At least it will be on October 17, 2018 — the date PM Justin Trudeau announced as the official start date to the country’s legal,…