A lot has happened in the last decade. It has been amazing to see CBD go from a little known rare cannabinoid to mainstream medicine. 

Now there is only about another 199 more to go.  

Filmed 8 years ago, in Northern California, before CBD treatments for pediatric epilepsy was televised in Weed Country on The Discovery Channel. 

"It really is all about this crazy science experiment I'm conducting"

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7 years ago on MSNBC's, The Cycle, just as CBD treatments for pediatric epilepsy started to go mainstream.

Like a time capsule from back when CBD was a rare cannabinoid, this piece I wrote was featured in a 2013 issue of High Times. 


Fun Fact! 

My future wife, Emily, was also featured in this issue of High Times as Miss High Times 2012

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"Now that the parents of special needs children are aware of the power of CBD, the supply can not nearly keep up with the demand.  Children are suffering and even dying because they can not find the medicine they need.  


The readers of High Times have the power to end this nightmare.  Imagen how history will judge us if we step up to the plate as a community and help those who suffer from these horrible diseases.  


We can do this!  If you are growing cannabis, track down a high CBD plant and start growing it.  If you breed medical cannabis, start a program to selectively breed for high levels of CBD. If you already have high CBD plants, reach out to the parents of special needs children in your community."

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Bio in Medical Jane

"Nate has been growing cannabis since he was 12 years old and has earned his position as one of the world’s most known cannabis connoisseurs.


He is most famous for his television roles on PBS and the Discovery Channel show, Weed Country, where he helped treat a child’s epilepsy with cannabis oil high in cannabidiol (CBD).


As a leading expert in cannabis cultivation and politics, his thoughts are always intriguing and seemingly at the forefront of the medical cannabis movement."


We moved to Canada, eloped, and a few years later added Edison James Morris to the family.  

I became a little obsessed with the history of Canada's wild hemp, and particularly how wild hemp can be used to fight climate change and produce rare cannabinoids. 


We moved to Smiths Falls Ontario, aka The Cannabis Capital.

Smiths Falls’ 200-year history with cannabis

"Smiths Falls’ history with cannabis didn’t begin with Tweed. In fact, it began 200 years ago.

Nate Morris, a self-professed history and cannabis nerd, has been dedicating his professional life to researching rare cannabinoids.


His path to researching cannabis has brought him to Smiths Falls, what he calls the “cannabis capital.”

Meserch started as simple experiments in California more than 10 years ago.  Now Mesearch is high-tech and perfectly legal.


  The Smiths Falls Town Council even voted unanimously to support a pilot project to study how rare cannabinoids affect cannabis tourists visiting the Town.

Ai +  Rare Cannabinoids + Biometric sensors =  

A Living Laboratory

"Smiths Falls council endorses proposed cannabis pilot project

The pilot could see the town transformed into a 'real-world laboratory' for cannabis research"

"If Nathaniel Morris, who has dedicated his professional life to researching rare cannabinoids, has his way, Smiths Falls could become a cannabis laboratory of sorts.

His plan: the creation of a cannabis pilot project where regulations being considered by the federal or provincial government could be tested in town.

In essence, it would turn the town into a real-world laboratory where the impacts of cannabis regulation could be tested and addressed."

Smiths Falls council endorses proposed cannabis pilot project