By selling cannabis at below-market rates to low-income substance users, the High Hopes Foundation seeks to help people at risk of overdose access cannabis to use as a substitute for illicit drugs that have become increasingly contaminated by fentanyl and other potent opioids.
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, cannabis is a Schedule I drug, and regulations associated with that have long made it difficult for researchers to conduct truly rigorous studies of the plant's medicinal effects.
As the concept of legal weed settles into Canadian culture, pot is filtering into the West Coast health scene, and, of course, there’s a yoga class for that, too. But practitioners of the discipline say cannabis-enhanced yoga is more than a fad—rather, it’s a reimagined concept dating back thousands of years.
In Seed: The Untold Story, Portland filmmakers Jon Betz and Taggart Siegel chronicled a stunning loss of diversity in seeds in the 20th century with the rise of agribusinesses and industrial farming techniques.