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OPINION | John Dee | Hemp, History, Happy 4/20!

In Blog, Column on 04/20/2017 at 04:20
4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (Photograph: Psychonaught)

4/20 is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (Photograph: Psychonaught)

Dr John Dee is back and ready to party, as we look at 4/20, once again, only emerging from his haze of smoke long enough to write this article for you, the gentle reader.

Hemp. Before 1937, hemp was the world’s biggest, global crop, with a myriad of resourceful uses. It is an easily grow crop that could have been used, arguably, as an alternative to the petrochemical industry’s stranglehold on this planet, as well as a source for food, textiles and even clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Thousands line Brum’s Emerald Mile for St Patrick’s Day parade

In Events, News, What's On on 03/13/2017 at 16:10
The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Carl Rice grabs a photo from the top of a double decker bus during the St patrick's Day parade (Photograph: Rangzeb Hussain)

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Carl Rice grabs a photo from the top of a double decker bus during the St patrick’s Day parade (Photograph: Rangzeb Hussain)

Thousands of people came out to marvel at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Birmingham yesterday.

Digbeth High Street was awash with green and gold as festivities launched early in the morning with bright costumes and colour, clearly starting as they meant to go on. Read the rest of this entry »