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Around two years ago, I was working at a fundraising call center, where my role involved training new recruits and ensuring they met their KPI’s. Part of my training program naturally involved sales skills, and no skill is more important within sales than handling rejection. (Little did I know, handling rejection would be the key to me getting a job in the cannabis industry.)

While I loved the job and those I worked with, I had never planned to stay there as long as I did. …


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…


Seth Rogen is known for his love for cannabis. But just how much weed does Seth Rogen smoke each day?

Seth Rogen is renowned for his use of cannabis, having made stoner comedies such as ‘Pineapple Express’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Your Highness’ and ‘This is The End.’

Moreover, Rogen founded his own cannabis company called ‘Houseplant’ in collaboration with his long-time writing partner Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote Superbad with Rogen, in addition to many other films.

As a result of his lengthy cannabis-filled career, Rogen has embedded himself into weed culture alongside icons like Tommy Chong, Snoop Dogg, and Bob Marley, and many now see Rogen as a bastion of the ganja.

how much weed does Seth Rogen smoke?

While we aren’t certain precisely how much weed Seth…


An epilepsy medication has made history by becoming the first cannabis medicine to be listed on Australia’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

While Special Access Scheme B-Portal approvals for cannabis medications have been steadily climbing each month, cannabis medications have, up until now, been unregistered on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) in Australia.

Medicines listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme are partially subsidized by the Australian Government in order to make particular medications more affordable.

This has meant that cannabis medications have, in some cases, been expensive for patients, to the point that they continue to source their cannabis on the black market.

In fact, the high prices of cannabinoid medications were identified as one of the barriers to medical cannabis prescriptions…


Joe Biden went from being the pro-pot presidential candidate to being the biggest barrier to the federal legalization of weed.

While we maintained skepticism regarding Joe Biden’s willingness to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis, given his comments about cannabis being a gateway drug and his historic opposition to legalization, his statements about decriminalizing cannabis on a federal level gave hope to the broader cannabis industry that change would indeed come if he was elected.

Moreover, Kamala Harris had previously supported cannabis legalization and spoke favorably about her experiences smoking cannabis on a radio show.

While Vice President Harris subsequently walked her opinions back to align with Joe Biden’s, by supporting decriminalization, she nonetheless clearly had a nominally positive opinion about legalization…


Stoners rejoice, it’s that time of the year again. The official day of cannabis is here.

420 is the (un)official day of cannabis aficionados globally and signals a time to spark up for those who are into weed.

The name derives from a Californian group of students in Marin County named the ‘Waldos’ who would meet regularly at 4:20pm at a statue of Louis Pasteur at San Rafael High school in search of a rumoured cannabis plant that grew within the school grounds.

The Waldos would frequently use the code word ‘420’ to inform one another when they would be searching for the plant until eventually the term simply became a code for sparking up. …


Australians are running out of medical marijuana, and many will have nowhere to turn but the black market.

The number of medical cannabis products being approved via the Special Access Scheme B-portal (SAS-B) continues to rise, with February’s numbers hitting an all-time high of over 8,000 prescriptions.

Ordinarily, increased demand for medical cannabis prescriptions would be great for the fledgling Australian cannabis industry, however, many are unable to have their prescriptions filled due to a cannabis shortage throughout the country.

Moreover, the legal medicinal cannabis market is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cannabis users in the country, as the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has reported that over 11.6% …


An agreement has allegedly been reached in New York to legalize cannabis use, possession, and sale within the coming week.

New York has battled to legalize cannabis for several years now, and it looks like we may finally see the Empire State join the green rush and legalize the plant.

Speaking with Bloomberg, the Senate Finance Committee Chair Liz Krueger said that “the three-way agreement has been reached and that bill drafting is in the process of finishing a bill that we all have said we support.”

The bill would legalize the consumption, production, and sale of cannabis for those aged 21 years and above, with a 13% state tax, and an excise tax of up to 3 cents per…


Canada was the second country to federally legalize recreational cannabis use when it did so in 2018. So what are some of the leading Canadian marijuana stocks in 2021?

Compared with the United States’ population of 328 million. Canada has a relatively small population of just 37 million. This is why we’ve got our sights aimed at the U.S.’s bourgeoning cannabis industry, as the gains that could be made by investors in the States are almost tenfold what may occur in Canada.

That said, Canada legalized recreational cannabis in 2018, and became the second country to do so after Uruguay, giving the country a headstart over the U.S., which has yet to legalize marijuana on a federal level. …


Virginia legislators have approved a bill that will see the sale and use of recreational marijuana for adults in 2024.

Virginia has joined the growing list of U.S. states that have legalized cannabis, making it the 16th state to do so…almost.

The bill which has been approved by both the House and Senate would legalize the use and sale of recreational cannabis by adults, but not until 2024.

Under the passed legislation, adults will be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana as of the first of January, 2024, with a regulated, legal marijuana market coming into effect on the same day.

The legalization effort follows the decriminalization of cannabis in Virginia last year, which reduced the penalty…

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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