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Author, Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer, and self-help guru for millions across the world, Jordan Peterson rose to stardom in a heartbeat and disappeared just as quickly. What happened?

Depending on who you ask, Jordan Peterson is either a hero or a villain. To some, he’s helped them restore a semblance of order to their chaotic lives, and to others, he’s a dangerous rhetorician who uses his quick wit and mastery of language to promote harmful and divisive ideas.

As many will know, Dr. Peterson rose to prominence for his resistance against Bill C-16 in Canada, which sought to ratify gender expression as protected grounds within the Canadian Human Rights Act.

At the time, Peterson argued that this bill attempted to “legislate speech,” which he believed would begin a…


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After detailing her fears amid the storming of the Capitol Hill building, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is receiving backlash from critics who say that she wasn’t actually in the building when it was stormed.

Yesterday, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, commonly referred to as AOC, released an emotional video discussing the fear she felt while the Capitol building was stormed by Trump supporters.

AOC had previously spoken out shortly after the riots occurred, saying at the time that she “did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive, and not just in a general sense but also in a very, very specific sense.”

However, critics have since rebutted her claims, stating that she wasn’t actually in the Capitol building on January 6th, but rather she was in…


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A new Twitter Q&A released by President Joe Biden’s Press Secretary has resulted in outrage, following her avoidance of answering questions about the #loveisnottourism movement.

Just days after holding her first press conference, Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki has received an outpouring of disapproval regarding a recent Q&A she released on Twitter.

The Press Secretary Tweeted:

“Last week I asked you for your questions and you delivered. Answered a bunch here — and looking forward to doing this again soon. SPOILER: Revealing @POTUS‘ favorite ice cream.”

Attached to the Tweet was a video of Psaki answering questions asked of the Biden Administration, in which she discussed her tone, unemployment benefits, the White House cat, Biden’s favourite flavour of ice cream, and his planned protections…


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As Australians get older, their likelihood to suffer from chronic pain issues increases. Can medical cannabis provide a safer solution than opioids?

Rosemarie is a 57-year-old Tasmanian pensioner who suffers from fibromyalgia, Crohn’s disease and three different types of arthritis. With shin splints keeping her up at night and pain that stopped her from getting out of bed most mornings, Rosemarie’s life as a mother and a grandmother was put on hold.

Allergic reactions prevent Rosemarie from using morphine and traditional opioid medications, and so she thought she would have to live out the rest of her life in agony, until she found CA Clinics.

“I don’t know where I would be if I didn’t find CA Clinics and get prescribed cannabis…


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Are conspiracy theorists onto something or are they simply kooky? Perhaps it’s a mixture of both.

For most people, the term “conspiracy theorist” denotes a person on the fringes of sanity, cooped up in their basement indulging themselves in far-out, paranoid, and fanciful theories about the underpinnings of society.

Whether it be that the world is run by shape-shifting lizards, that our planet isn’t truly spherical, or that Tupac Shakur remains alive on a tropical island, theories such as these abound the internet, kept alive by those labeled as “conspiracy theorists.”

As such, the term conspiracy theorist is often used as a pejorative, allowing certain worldviews to be dismissed on the basis of sanity, or their…


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The UFC and the US Anti-Doping Agency have updated their marijuana policy to allow for the consumption of cannabis.

The UFC has made headlines today after announcing that the organization, in conjunction with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will no longer reprimand fighters that test positive for marijuana use.

Every cannabinoid, including THC and CBD, is now permissible within the sport, provided that athletes aren’t using the plant to improve their performance, and that they aren’t intoxicated during their fights.

Jeff Novitzky, the UFC’s senior vice president of athlete health and performance said that “in regard to marijuana, we care about what an athlete consumed the day of a fight, not days or weeks before a fight, which has…


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Democrats now control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the Presidency. Does this mean that U.S. citizens can expect cannabis to be made legal?

Yesterday, the highly-anticipated Georgia run-off Elections unfolded, handing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock both positions upon the senate, making it a 50/50 split between Republicans and Democrats.

However, following the election win of Joe Biden, the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be given the tie-breaking vote in the Senate, effectively handing control over to the Democrat Party.

This is important, as Democrats hold a majority in the House of Representatives for the next two years, meaning that the left-wing party will control both chambers of congress. …


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2020 was a year unlike any other, and this goes for the cannabis industry as well. So how did cannabis fare last year?

When the coronavirus hit, the world was brought to a screeching halt as citizens across the globe were told to shut their stores and stay indoors. The lockdowns resulted in a huge spike in unemployment and business closures, in addition to the growing number of cases and deaths from COVID-19.

Needless to say, 2020 was a tumultuous year for nearly every individual and industry imaginable. In light of this, however, the cannabis industry managed to secure some real triumphs in the face of adversity and continued to progress in many respects.

Here’s a list of some of the wins that…


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2020 saw over 3,500 research papers released that look into cannabis and its effects, making it a record year for the plant.

Research into cannabis remains one of the keys to pushing the industry toward the mainstream and into legalization.

As Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) outlined in 2019, “in many cases, there are very limited data from which to draw specific recommendations for treatment.”

Given that cannabis remains a Schedule I substance in the U.S. due to its perceived “lack of accepted medical uses,” one of the linchpins of widespread cannabis legalization is through a growing body of research surrounding the medical uses of cannabis and its derivatives.

Thankfully, it appears the tides are turning, and cannabis is finally getting the…


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I wanted to make a post in celebration of hitting 500 followers on Medium! I began writing on Medium a few years back, covering mostly political content and some philosophical musings here and there, before using the space as a second home for my writings on Cannabis.

I write full-time for The Green Fund, creating podcasts, articles and managing our team to ensure we can produce consistent, high-quality articles regarding the latest cannabis content. …

Louis O’Neill

Hello! My name is Louis. I write about the growing cannabis industry, politics, religion, and philosophy. Co-founder of Australians.news

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