What is the future for personal recreational growing? For obvious reasons, patients’ advocates fought hard for the right to grow one’s own medical marijuana. Now that the Liberal government has accepted the Supreme Court decision it’s natural for activists and advocates to start wondering and asking about home growing for non-patients. After all, if it’s going to be legalized, why wouldn’t the government make all the medical options available to recreational users too?
I adore the Overgrow Canada movement. The message is powerful and peaceful: overgrow Canada with cannabis. If people have the courage to grow cannabis plants in their front yards, window sills, and parkways, we show our leaders that we are no longer waiting while people’s lives are destroyed by pointless criminal records but black market activities and shady grow operations continue. Overgrow Canada is a revolution I can get behind. It feels like an art project: how beautiful seeing all those plants growing in the wild could be.
We’re so very pleased to announce that Twelve High Chicks Magazine is now available to buy in print!
It’s been a wild ride. We’ve chosen the best articles from the website to refresh and share alongside beautiful new photography, decided on new ideas and events to cover, and found new voices that show what Twelve High Chicks is all about. This magazine has required a lot of work, a lot of heart, and a lot of pot!
With glossy, colour, cannabis-centred photo spreads featuring some of Vancouver’s most beautiful and talented alternative models; funny stories and serious articles from your favourite Twelve High Chicks writers and new contributors; and reefer-specific reviews, recipes, and more, the first volume of Twelve High Chicks Magazine fully reflects the interests of our readers through the focus of our Chicks.
As our government takes on the daunting task of legalizing marijuana, Twelve High Chicks Magazine shows the richness of the culture and community that have grown up around this wonderful plant here in Canada and around the world. Get your copy now online, if you’re in Vancouver, see our list of locations below that we’ll be adding to each day!
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 was a monumental day in Canadian cannabis action with the long-awaited decision in the Allard case. It was a fight that saw medical marijuana users taking the Canadian government to court for around the tenth time in fourteen years, and each time part or all of the medical marijuana program has been found unconstitutional. This time the fight was over the right of patients to grow their own marijuana or have a designated grower rather than be forced to buy it from a small handful of government-sanctioned Licensed Producers.
Celebrations are over, the holidays have come and gone, the bills have started coming in, and tax time is near. Which means the days have started getting longer and many of us are anxiously waiting to start our new gardens so now is the time to finalize your summer growing plans. Good planning pays off and you gotta make hay while the sun shines, as the old saying goes.
The holiday season is here and while many people are jetting south to some warm climate or getting together with friends and family, for others it’s all about planning to grow out some plants next year.
Now that the Canadian Liberal government has said it is going to legalize marijuana for recreational use by adults — and add to that the Ontario government just gave the okie dokie for medical users to smoke almost anywhere in public — I know that a lot of people are starting to think of putting in some kind of garden, either an indoor setup or they’re planning to grow out some plants next summer. In this next series of articles I plan to focus on how to put together a small garden in the summer, and the things you can do that will give a better chance for a good harvest.
Last week’s election brought hope and possibilities for many Canadians including — especially after the last decade under Stephen Harper — those of us with an interest in a legal marijuana industry.
But the reasons for this shared interest vary almost as much as they conflict.
It’s hard to fathom, for many, the loss of your right to have a garden. I never thought when I was first licensed under the MMAR program that it would change so much that we wouldn’t be able to grow our own plants. For some the reality of this change is still hanging in the balance because of the Allard Injunction, which at this time means anyone who held a valid MMAR licence as of September of 2013 continues to have it unless they move.
When I fly into Edmonton from Vancouver, I take pictures of patchwork fields and wide-open skies that are both imposing and protective. I try to name the towns and lakes around my hometown. Many memories of my twenty-seven years in Edmonton are fond ones; so with a lifetime of friends and family to see that plane couldn’t land fast enough.
Nearly half of US states have legal medical marijuana and currently four have legal recreational use. Colorado and Washington even have retail stores that sell marijuana to people over the age of 21. So I wondered how the legalisation movement affected the marijuana situation in Mexico.
Buy the Magazine
- Not an Oxymoron — Marijuana and Intelligence by Emmy Jane
- Border Bloopers: Why the Fight Against Prohibition Matters by Penny Puff
- Answering the Legalization Questionnaire by Opus 420
- Legalization Lies: The Same Old Liberals by Opus 420
- Having It All — Recreational Marijuana and Intelligence by Emmy Jane