The Vine

Ivy Zmuda
Plant medicine, psychedelics and drug policy.
Created 12 Aug 2020
  • Moving substacks!
    14 Dec 2020 • < 1 min read
    Hello friends, I’m consolidating substacks so as to actually start publishing things, the consolidated publication will be at . Mondays will be drug policy / Clubhouse / Ve...
  • How-To : Notice of New Cannabis Products & CTLS
    19 May 2020 • < 1 min read
    I've created a tutorial video on submitting Notices of New Cannabis Products (NNCPs) including a practical example of filing them within CTLS. CTLS portion starts at 03:40. Resources: Notice of New Ca...
  • Unlocking The Closet Door Through Psychedelics
    31 Mar 2020 • 5 min read
    To paraphrase Gene Hackman in Crimson Tide, you don’t always get to do things during calm and optimal conditions. Naturally, the thought of delaying the reveal that I’m transgender in the midst of a w...
  • How To - CTLS & Security Clearances
    27 Mar 2020 • < 1 min read
    First in a how-to series, this video covers CTLS usage and security clearances. Link to consent form :
  • Notes On An Industry Falling Back To Earth
    12 Feb 2020 • 2 min read
    The first few months of 2020 have seen some negative developments for the cannabis industry with companies cutting back, laying off staff, and press releases about ‘right-sizing’ operations. There’s l...
  • CannaSec - What Is A Licensed Area?
    06 Aug 2019 • < 1 min read
    In the inaugural edition of the CannaSec, I cover area licensing from the security perspective.
  • On Bruce Linton, Legacies and Capitalism
    04 Jul 2019 • 5 min read
    The cannabis industry underwent a seismic shock yesterday with the news of Bruce Linton, co-CEO and board member of Canopy Growth being ousted from his position, or ‘terminated’ in his own words. The ...
  • Edible, Extract and Topical Regulations : Highlights and Lowlights
    17 Jun 2019 • 6 min read
    On Friday June 14th, Health Canada unveiled the finalized regulations for what many are calling ‘Legalization 2.0’: Extract, edible, and topical cannabis products. These are the regulations that Licen...
  • Did Canada Really 'Blow It' On Legalization?
    14 Jun 2019 • 6 min read
    A recent article in the Financial Post saw Neil Selfe, CEO of Infor Financial Group Inc. lambast Canada for its rollout of legalization, saying that Canada ‘blew’ our opportunity to be a world leader ...
  • The AIDS Pandemic and The Opioid Crisis
    12 Jun 2019 • 4 min read
    Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, it was impossible to not hear about AIDS once you were old enough to start learning about sex. A condition resulting from contracting the HIV virus, it was deadly, and...
  • View More on Substack »