Reflections on the “Therapeutic” Qualities of Cannabis

Reflections on the “Therapeutic” Qualities of Cannabis started as an email message from an enquiring mind to several of his friends. For this purpose the philosophically inclined investigator is going by the handle “K.L.” As a side note, I have to restrain myself from railing here about the woeful ignorance that keeps a remarkable plant illegal […]

Cannabinoids: Regulators of Cells and Society

Cannabinoids: Regulators of Cells and Society is my ad hoc title for a few pointed references to and quotes from a very interesting and provocative paper by Robert Melamede from the University of Colorado called “Endocannabinoids: Multi-scaled, Global, Homeostatic Regulators of Cells and Society.” I’m attempting in this post to function as a non-scientist mediator for the rest […]

Wanting Takes Me Away: Cannabis and Transmuting Energies

Wanting takes me away, keeps me away, bars the gates, shores up the walls of the cocoon that protects me from the crisp air of reality, dumbs me down, and dizzies and fogs me. Wanting—anything—wanting to be something or somebody; wanting to be loved or approved of; wanting to be somewhere or somewhen else; wanting more of […]

Regular Use of Marijuana in Spiritual Practice – Joan Bello

This essay, Regular Use of Marijuana in Spiritual Practice, arrives here courtesy of Joan Bello. Joan is one of the contributors to the forthcoming—or as I now joke, “eventuallycoming”—book Cannabis and Spirituality: A Guide for the Revival of an Ancient Wisdom Ally. The issue of optimal frequency of cannabis use for spiritual benefit has been on my mind for some […]

Psychedelic Prohibition: Help End It – Mark Haden

The suggestions in this post were written and compiled by Mark Haden and offer some great ideas for how all of us engaged in any aspect of work with entheogenic substances can help end psychedelic prohibition. Oh, you thought you were at a website or Facebook group called Cannabis and Spirituality? Well, you very well may be, but it’s all […]

Tony Vigorito: Nine Kinds of Brilliant

Tony Vigorito is a young(ish?) novelist. His novel Nine Kinds of Naked is a delightful read and loaded with brilliant quotable lines on the nature of spiritual reality. Hence this post. Considering this site is about cannabis and spirituality, I should point out that I have no knowledge of the author’s relationship with entheogenic substances other than […]