Cannabis use downgraded Bourke St killer’s terror risk, inquest told

A security intelligence officer says analysts downgraded Bourke Street killer Hassan Khalif Shire Ali’s perceived terror risk in the months before the deadly attack because he was using cannabis. “The use of cannabis is not consistent with an extremist islamic ideology,” a detective senior sergeant from Victoria Police’s Security Intelligence Unit known as "Officer 23" […]

Drink Your Weed: How Cannabis Beverages Finally Took Off

About a year ago, when Lyden Henderson took a sip of a nonalcoholic, cannabis-infused beer, he discovered something was amiss: The beverage was chunky — bits of cannabis floated throughout the beer, creating an unpleasant consistency. “It tasted kind of like I was drinking milk that had been sitting in the refrigerator for two or […]

A Weed Grows in Davos

Here at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, one sign that your international venture has reached a level of prominence is the appearance of a “house” bearing your name — a storefront to hang your hat, give away swag, and hold endless seminars while pumping champagne into would-be investors. There’s the Caspian Week digs, […]

Campaign for cannabis proves complicated

GREEN LIGHT ★★★½(M) 70 minutes Writer-director Ned Donohoe leaves you with a lot of unanswered questions at the end of Green Light. But he has his excuses. Most of the people in the film are risking trouble with the law simply by appearing on screen. It's a documentary about the virtues of medicinal cannabis oil, […]