Dubbed the “King of Pot” by National Geographic’s Lisa Ling, Dr. Sam Mellace has been one of Canada’s leading medical marijuana advocates since he was first prescribed cannabis to treat pain and liver complications from a brutal car accident. Like many of his patients, Sam is also a cancer survivor, and has treated thousands of people living with a variety of pain, disease, and illnesses with his cannabis oils, extracts, and other remedies. He believes in establishing a national framework for Dignified Access, and further advocates for a Royal Commission on Canadian cannabis policy and legality that will enshrine Dignified Access in future legislation. He famously (and legally) smoked a joint in the House of Commons in 2010 to protest the government’s failed medical-marijuana policies.
In less than two years, Sam Mellace experienced a life-threatening car accident, a prescription opioid addiction, diabetes and cancer. He was an ex-convict who was looking to turn around his life, but instead he found himself fighting for it.
Meanwhile, cannabis was a drug that was slowly turning its fortunes around, too, from a history of stigma and prohibition to a new era of curiosity, openness and incredible medical science.
So Sam did a thing that surprised himself: he bought a farm in British Columbia and started growing weed. He was one of the first to be licensed under Canada’s medical marijuana law, and because of his unusual combination of pain and disease, he won the right to grow more cannabis than anyone in North America.
Then he started to discover the flaws in the system—the gaps between bureaucracy and decency, between education and criminalization, between dignity and shame. So he began to learn, build a community, and fight for patients’ rights. And in doing so, he found an enemy even more dangerous than the ones from his criminal past: an ugly conspiracy of power, ignorance and greed that was threatening real lives.
The story of Sam Mellace, like the story of cannabis, is the story of a struggle for redemption, understanding, and justice. Standing in the way of all of that is the Great Cannabis Conspiracy.
What do you do when you live in the twenty-first century but a piece of your heart lies in the nineteenth? If you are author Meg Kerr you let your head and hand follow your heart. With her love of country life—dogs and horses, long walks in the woods and fields, dining with family and neighbours and dancing with friends, reading and writing and the best conversation—and her familiarity with eighteenth and nineteenth century history and literature, Meg has a natural gift to inhabit, explore and reimagine the world that Jane Austen both dwelt in and created, and to draw readers there with her.
In this sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Georgiana Darcy, now twenty years old and completely lovely, is ripe for marriage. Her brother has carefully selected her future husband, but the arrival of a long-delayed letter, and a secret journey, bring Georgiana into the arms of an utterly wicked and charming young man whose attentions promise her ruin. At the same time, events in Meryton are creating much-needed occupation for Mrs. Bennet and a quandary for Lydia Bennet’s girlhood companion Pen Harrington; and the former Caroline Bingley is given — perhaps — an opportunity to re-make some of her disastrous choices. Meg Kerr, writing effortlessly and wittily in the style of Jane Austen, sweeps the reader back to the year 1816 for a reunion with many beloved characters from Pride and Prejudice and an introduction to some intriguing characters.
In 2016, the controversial mentor, entrepreneur, and financial guru founded the fastest growing Forex (foreign exchange) trading company in the world -- "Kaizen Global." His unique approach to trading is designed to help millennials break the 9-to-5 grind and shape their own futures. Reza's forthcoming book, Change Your Bloodline, tells the rags-to-riches story of how this social media megastar rose to become the most influential Forex mentor in the world.
Thistletown is one of Toronto’s best-hidden historic neighbourhoods. The village, which was never incorporated, was established in the 1840s, servicing the important Albion Road. At its height, this village-within-a-city was home to prominent Canadian artists--such as Franklin Carmichael--and now continues on as a City of Toronto cultural hub.
However, surprisingly little is known about the history of this "lost village." From unique cuisines to the last privately owned working farm in the GTA, Joanna Twitchen's A History of Thistletown offers rare insight into this fascinating corner of Toronto's history.
A HISTORY OF THISTLETOWN
Artist, fashion designer, and spiritual writer Devany Wolfe is the creator of Serpentfire Tarot: The Aeon of Horus, a 78 card, gold-trimmed tarot deck that features Frida Kahlo as the Queen of Cups and Elizabeth Taylor as the Empress. Wired Magazine called it "a psychedelic journey to your inner self--or your outer hipster affectation."
Rekindle your love for the divine feminine as you trace her footsteps through the majesty of the desert. Allow these carefully crafted cards to lead you on a vision quest deep into the heart of majestic archetypes.
The artwork lends itself to traditional tarot symbolism - which you can see if you look closely - but it is also a new interpretation of the cards. This makes the deck great for beginners and seasoned collectors alike.
Product info - SIXTH EDITION
▹ Card back and box design feature the Aeon of Horus artwork. The borders of the Major Arcana differ from those of the Minor Arcana as seen above.
▹Full 78 card tarot deck featuring collage artwork by Devany Wolfe. Standard 2.75 x 4.75 card size printed on 12 point 310gsm linen card stock, which provides great colour quality, sheen, and snap back.
▹ Cards are edged in gold.
▹Deck is accompanied by a comprehensive card meanings + readings booklet written by the artist.
▹ Both deck and booklet come inside of a beautiful, durable two piece lift box.
Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Conducting at the University of Toronto where she was named the inaugural Faculty Teaching Excellence Award winner in 2013. She holds the Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting. Artistic Director of Exultate Chamber Singers, a semi-professional ensemble in Toronto.
Author of more than eighty articles, her forthcoming book "I Didn't Want It to Be Boring" chronicles the life and career of Ruth Watson Henderson--a brilliant Canadian composer, whose rise was particularly meteoric. Through a series of interviews conducted over five years, the book provides a glimpse into the personality of a Canadian musical luminary.
Official Release December 1st!
Patricia Parr is a Juno Award-winning Canadian pianist, well known for her twenty-year collaboration with the AMICI Chamber Ensemble. Before the age of twenty, she had made thirty appearances with major symphony orchestras. In later years, Ms. Parr received the Order of Canada for her landmark contributions to Canadian classical music. She is a retired professor at the University of Toronto.
Ten years ago, Helen and George began meditating together. They discovered that the harmony between them produced amazing psychic phenomena.
Actually, in his or her own right, each is a humble yet multi-gifted psychic. During their sittings, Helen began drawing what appeared visually together with descriptions of the Spirit visitors she saw. Within a brief period of time, information trickled through until she was receiving and scribbling vast amounts with little difficulty.
The Universe: Our Guiding Light
The couple unwarily fell into a system that was somewhat unique. George became a conduit or
receiving station for Helen, who telepathically received the information and wrote it down. This
method of writing is known as "automatic script". It is the technique through which their brilliant
book, The Universe: Our Guiding Light, was born.
7 x 10 Softcover
Dr. Harvey Sarles began teaching linguistics and anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh in the early 1960s and became Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota in 1966. He lectured in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature until his retirement in 2011. He is currently the co-founder and a director of the John Dewey Center for Democracy and Education.
The Foundations Project
In the Foundations Project, Professor Harvey Sarles prepares the ground for an anthropology of the ordinary. In this work, Sarles provides us with a collection of thoughts and aphorisms that challenge the received wisdom and commonplace assumptions regarding human nature and the human condition, mind and body duality, meaning, metaphysics, language, morality, truth, society, religion, democracy, ageing, and the idea.
Dr. Jo DeLuzio is an author, audiologist, and gay rights activist currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. For twenty-five years, she was married to a man and is now married to a woman.
Surviving the Closet
In her book Surviving the Closet, DeLuzio cites with honesty and humour some of her own experiences as well as those of a number of women she surveyed, many still in the closet. Readers, whether straight or gay, will relate to the slow and often painful evolution that occurs when they or someone they know shares their secret. She writes, "Coming out is only the beginning. They have to learn how to 'live out.'" This is all part of the process of surviving the closet.
5 x 8 Softcover
Elizabeth Chish-Graham published her debut children's book, Gracey at the Grange, with Prism Publishers in 2016. Working alongside illustrator Dawn Dougall, Elizabeth entreats readers to follow the character of Gracey -- a British immigrant-turned-scullery maid in 1835, Toronto -- into an imaginary world where history and fantasy converge in unexpected ways.
Elegant and accessible, her book is intended for kids "6-to-60."
Gracey at the Grange
Stories for Children 6-to-60
Have you ever wondered how an old historical building came about? Through the eyes of Gracey -- a young scullery maid -- we learn of just that.
Put yourself in the character of "the cook" in the 1835 Toronto House and holler at Gracey as you read her antics to your children, who will learn how the Grange became the first Art Gallery of Ontario.
For as long as he can remember, evolutionary biologist Philip J. Regal has been fascinated by nature, adventure, and the paradox of continuity and change. This love has taken him on adventures from tropical rain forests to rare-book libraries.
From Darwinism to Global Human Ecology to a full-length study of the behaviour of bonobos, Dr. Regal's work represents a holistic approach that straddles the disciplinary lines between physiology, ecology, functional anatomy, genetics, and philosophy.
Renaissance Eroticism at THE Dawn: Donatello's "David"
For the first fourteen-hundred years of Christianity, nudity in religious art had been considered shameful—sinners burning in Hell, Adam and Eve after The Fall. However, in the early Italian Renaissance, the nude human form came to be represented with dignity and beauty, even in religious art. How were centuries of religious beliefs and traditions overcome during the time of Da Vinci, Botticelli, and Crivelli? In his new book, Renaissance Eroticism at the Dawn, Philip J. Regal explores this question in incisive detail.
8 x 11 Softcover
The Anatomy of Judgment
The Anatomy of Judgment is a unique and valuable contribution to the literature of the social and humanistic contexts for science.