Watch| Cannabis Culture magazine has been around for over 20 years and Pot TV is one of its spinoffs, which include a "headshop" and lounge ... all on one city block in Vancouver, BC. While many states on the west coast have legalized marijuana, it is surprising to learn that the city which is only a few hours north of Seattle, WA has not yet legalized cannabis. Here's the story of the magazine started by marijuana activist Marc Emery in 2000.
"We break bad laws for a reason because we think they are bad and they don't make sense and they are not part of our philosophy on life." said Jeremiah Vandermeer, Cannabis Culture's chief of operations.
Pot TV produces four to five live broadcasts a week, bringing in a variety of guests who have extensive knowledge and passion about cannabis and the industry. Pot TV was Canada's first pot-related online video channel.
"For us, it's a form of liberty," Vandermeer said.
Since the growth of Cannabis Culture and the popularity of cannabis in Vancouver, marijuana activists and founders Emery and his wife Jodie have both been arrested and face life in prison in Canada for selling marijuana.
Despite police raids that have happened at the Cannabis Culture offices as recent as March, Vandermeer says they keep pushing forward and opened their shops the next day.
"We should be able to buy marijuana everywhere and we should be able to publish pictures about it and we should be able to talk about it," Vandermeer explained.
You can catch Pot TV's live shows on pot.tv.