We all heard him whistling from the bathroom. A mindless melody so pleasant it reminded me of the orchestra of birds that sing and chirp each morning outside my bedroom. But it wasn’t morning, rather it was dusk. Mother had just walked in bearing a bottle of red wine, Aliya was sitting on the full sized bed we had moved to the living room weeks prior. It now served as the couch. His new bed was one of those rented hospital versions. It served his needs better now. Aliya sat cross-legged, her head down, knitting yet another hat for him. He was always cold. I stood in the small kitchen waiting for the grapeseed oil I had just poured into the cast iron skillet to shimmer indicating it was hot enough.
As many of you may have heard, High Times Magazine which was founded back in 1974 was recently purchased by a group of twenty investors. One of those investors was Bob Marley’s youngest son Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. I recently had the chance to speak to Damian about his involvement with High Times, his various ventures within the cannabis industry and the release of his fourth album entitled Stony Hill.
Paragon, a blockchain project based in LA, fronted by Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, and CEO Jessica VerSteeg, who first obtained her celebrity status as Miss Iowa, are raising $100 million to “optimize cannabis supply chain.” In plain English, to enable dispensaries, growers, labs, medical offices, smoke shops and countless other businesses connected with the industry to transact with a currency other than cash.