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INDECLINE: The Collective Making Art That Trump Deserves

By Ben Grenrock
On March 30th, the artist collective INDECLINE put President Trump in a jail cell. In a $1000-a-night suite at the Trump International Hotel, an actor dressed as the 45th president—replete with a Make America Great Again hat and iridescent, ocher face-flesh—sat handcuffed behind makeshift...
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Ayahuasca Might Help Treat Eating Disorders

By Ben Grenrock
In the wake of the high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain—and considering the less-publicized but no-less-tragic copycat suicides triggered by such events—the need for mental healthcare professionals to expand the arsenal of tools at their disposal feels more urgent than...
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Vacationer Singer Ken Vasoli Talks New Album and Signature Strain

By Ben Grenrock
Cannabis is an integral part of Ken Vasoli's life, and for the Vacationer frontman, few activities are more inextricably intertwined with that life than making music. Since his musical career began in earnest at age 16, Vasoli has been enjoying cannabis as a “creative...
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Harvard: Cannabis Might Help Guys Make Babies

By Ben Grenrock
Could smoking blunts make you more fertile? According to a recently published Harvard University study: maybe. Researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School Of Public Health found that men with a history of smoking cannabis had both a higher concentration of sperm and higher sperm counts than...
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South Africa's New Cannabis-Based Brewers

By Ben Grenrock
The year 2018 was monumental for cannabis legalization. Canada legalized recreational use on a national level. California opened the world’s largest legal market. Michigan became the first Midwestern state to legalize recreational cannabis. Now, with South Africa’s highest...
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Pablo's Escoburgers Serves Up Hamburgers with a Side of Uproar

By Ben Grenrock
Skateboarder and bar-owner Vaughan Marks started a media frenzy when he opened a hamburger pop-up inside his Melbourne speakeasy, Promise Bar. Rather than focusing on the food that Marks is serving, the eye of that media storm was keenly fixed on the name of the new...
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Proposed College Would Teach Brothel Management, Edibles and Rave Drug Development

By Ben Grenrock
With each passing year, American universities are facing a greater danger of looking less like the halls of knowledge and learning that they once were. Federal funding for universities and the scientific research conducted therein have sharply declined over the last decade, resulting in...
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Alcoholics Anonymous: How LSD Almost Became the 13th Step

By Ben Grenrock
On a December day in 1960, Baptist minister Reverend William Potoroka had one of the most transcendent spiritual experiences of his life. It was an event that would reframe his understanding of science, spirituality and of his own personal vocation. “I felt that I was ascending a spiral...
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The Traditional Wisdom on THC-CBD Interactions Might Be Wrong

By Ben Grenrock
A recent study found that low concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) can increase the intoxicating effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and that high concentrations of CBD alone can provoke slight levels of intoxication. These discoveries, published this January in the...
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Ending Prohibition Would Be More Effective Than a Border Wall

By Ben Grenrock
On February 14th, President Trump called a state of national emergency in order to divert several billions of dollars of federal funds from where they’d previously been allocated to pay for the building of a wall across the United States’ southern border. In the days following this...
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How Hip-Hop Photography Gave Australia Its First Food Truck

By Ben Grenrock
For five days straight this February, more than forty of Melbourne’s most popular food trucks unite for The Food Truck Festival billed as “THE BIGGEST FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL MELBOURNE HAS EVER SEEN” [sic]. The Australian festival is a celebration of Melbourne’s thriving mobile gastronomy...