Archive | June 2, 2013

First National Marijuana Brand Coming to U.S. From Ex-Microsoft Executive

Vitaterra VITACANNAB CULTIVO CANNABIS cultivationHow long before weed is corporatized and corrupted with chemical additives? From Reuters:

A former Microsoft executive plans to create the first U.S. national marijuana brand, with cannabis he hopes to eventually import legally from Mexico, and said he was kicking off his business by acquiring medical pot dispensaries in three U.S. states.

Jamen Shively, a former Microsoft corporate strategy manager, said he envisions his Seattle-based enterprise becoming the leader in both recreational and medical cannabis – much like Starbucks is the dominant name in coffee, he said.

Shively, 45, whose six years at Microsoft ended in 2009, said he was soliciting investors for $10 million in start-up money.

The use, sale and possession of marijuana remains illegal in the United States under federal law. Two U.S. states have, however, legalized recreational marijuana use and are among 18 states that allow it for medical use.

“It’s a giant market in search of a brand,” Shively said of the marijuana industry.

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How WeAreChange Confronted Henry Kissinger for the Third Time

In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down step by step on how he is able to confront powerful politicians like Henry Kissinger. In this video blog we documented every step of the way and show you exactly what’s it like doing a confrontation. We hope this information will be helpful to people who are interested in journalism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQUB1GerChs

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Neurons to Nirvana: A Talk with the Filmmakers

NEURONS TO NIRVANA: UNDERSTANDING PSYCHEDELIC MEDICINES from MANGU.TV on Vimeo.

Via Reality Sandwich:

Neurons to Nirvana: Understanding Psychedelic Medicines  is a richly-illustrated feature documentary about the resurgence of psychedelics as medicine. It explores the promise of these brave new advances in psychopharmacology and cultural understanding guiding the viewer in a thought-provoking journey, as told by those determined to hold open the doors of perception. Through interviews with the world’s foremost researchers, writers, psychologists and pioneers in psychedelic psychotherapy, the film explores five powerful psychedelic substances (LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, Ayahuasca and Cannabis) and their previously established medicinal and psychotherapeutic potential.

The following discussion is between three of the film’s creators:

Dr. Julie Holland is a board-certified psychiatrist in New York City. She has been quoted as an authority on MDMA in magazine, newspaper and website articles (Harper’sSlateSF ChronicleLA TimesWall Street Journal).… Read the rest

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Skinny Puppy: Wielding New Weapons

weaponTwo excerpts from Ilker Yücel’s interview of Nivek Ogre for ReGen Magazine:

Skinny Puppy has never shied away from political topics, and as the new album is called Weapon and seems to approach the angle that human beings are the weapons themselves now, what spurned the lyrical concept behind the album?

Ogre: The Oppenheimer quote brings up one of the many concepts that I wanted to try to bring across, which is that midway in the last century, I think we made a horrible mistake by splitting the atom in that way. I think Oppenheimer’s face when he makes that quote clearly shows how horrendous that decision was in his full knowledge of the Pandora’s Box that he opened. The idea for Weapon, although it might seem timely to people seeing it advertised as a new Skinny Puppy album, actually came into fruition during the tour in 2011.

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The Architectural-Utopia Desert Commune Of Arcosanti

arcosantiVisionary architect Paolo Soleri died in April at 93. His landmark work is the domed utopian village Arcosanti in Arizona, a communal, hippie-futurist “human laboratory” created in 1970, where hundreds of people still live with the purpose of developing new ways of physically organizing human life. ArchDaily writes:

Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project he founded, Arcosanti, 65 miles north of Phoenix, was described by NEWSWEEK magazine as “the most important urban experiment undertaken in our lifetimes.”

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