Farma Favorites: Read, Watch, Listen Vol. #1

Farma Favorites: Read, Watch, Listen Vol. #1

Ahhhhh, you’re stuck at home and you have all this time (and hopefully weed) on your hands.

Maybe you’re here because you want to learn more about cannabis but you’re not sure where to start.

Maybe you’re already a seasoned weed pro looking to expand your personal archive.

Wherever you are in your journey with this plant, you’re probably curious about cannabis and its many dimensions.

So to kick off our Farma Favorites series, this Volume #1 list features a full-spectrum of media to engage all your learning moods. We don’t stop at cannabis science—here you’ll find nugs of culture, history, and even organizations related to our favorite plant. Think less educational syllabus, more weed content variety pack.

In Volume #2 and beyond, we’ll focus each installation on one current topic and leave no stone unturned.

For now, bookmark this page, cherry-pick it, and come back when you’re ready for more.






Project CBD
It’s only fitting that we start with one of the most trusted sites for cannabis science anywhere. Here you’ll find timely and well-researched articles that span a startling breadth of topics including cannabis science, history, current events and all things CBD.

National Institute of Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Research (NICER)
NICER’s Research Library has one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly collections of peer-reviewed studies about cannabinoids and the body anywhere. The archive is also organized by medical condition for easy searching.

Willamette Week’s Potlander section (you can donate to them here)

Portland Mercury’s cannabis section (you can donate to them here)


Peer-reviewed studies about cannabis:

Cannabis Pharmacology: The Usual Suspects and a Few Promising Leads (2017) by Dr. Ethan B. Russo and Jahan Marcu. If you’re looking for a full breakdown of the ABC’s of cannabis compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes, start here.

Emerging Evidence for Cannabis’ Role in Opioid Use Disorder (2018) by Drs. Beth Wiese and Adie Rae

Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System (2014) by Drs. John M McPartland, Geoffrey W. Guy, and Vincenzo Di Marzo


A few articles from around the web:

“Marijuana has been deemed ‘essential’- but essential for whom?” by Mary Jane Gibson for the Rolling Stone

“How to get high safely during COVID-19” by Allie Volpe for Rolling Stone

“Cannabis scientists are chasing the perfect high” by Gary Greenberg for the New York Times. Bonus points: you can listen to this one.


Some favorites from the Farma blog:

Don’t Fear the Reefer: a guide to comfortable cannabis consumption by Andrea S.J.

Do you even lift, bro? by Erin B.

THC SOS! What to do when you’ve done too much by Jelena G.

Got lungs? Listen to this. By Jelena G.



Broccoli Magazine

Gossamer Magazine



Cannabis Pharmacy by Michael Backes

Bong Appetit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed by the writers of Viceland’s Munchies series

Grow Your Own by Nichole Graf, Micah Sherman, David Stein, and Liz Crain

The Cannabis Encyclopedia by Jorge Cervantes

Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany by Rob Clarke

Cannabis Health Index by Uwe Blesching

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

Smoke Signals- A Social History of Marijuana; Medical, Recreational, and Scientific by Martin A. Lee (founder of Project CBD)





Periodic Effects Cannabis Science and Business Podcast with Wayne Schwind

Shaping Fire with Shango Los

Broccoli talks with Lauren Yoshiko and Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey

Great Moments in Weed History with Vice’s Abdullah Saeed





TED Talk- Dr. Rachel Knox on the Endocannabinoid System and the Revolution of One

TED Talk- Ben Court on the Commercialization of Cannabis

Michael Pollan’s UC Berkeley lecture on “Cannabis, the Importance of Forgetting, and the Botany of Desire”



SPLIFF Film Fest – Stream the one and only annual stoner film festival, where each film is– you guessed it– 4:20 minutes long.

Here’s a whole list of 75 stoner movies you can watch, courtesy of our friends over at Leafly.



Watch HBO’s stigma-smashing series High Maintenance if you haven’t already.

Watch Farma get featured on Vice’s Bong Appetit back in 2016!

Weediquette with Krishna Andavolu on Vice TV. The downside is you need a paid account.





The Last Prisoner Project Get involved or donate to this organization on a mission to release those incarcerated for cannabis-related crimes OUT OF JAIL.

Check out the Craft Cannabis Alliance to learn more about the interstate cannabis trade initiative and the economic and social equity issues surrounding the cannabis industry.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) Check them out if you want to get politically involved or are curious about the latest news on cannabis legislation nation-wide.

American Cannabinoid Clinics Offering telehealth consultations about cannabis and cannabinoids and assistance to those seeking to obtain a medical cannabis card in Oregon, California, or Washington.


Virtual events/classes/social:

Virtually attend the Cultivation Classic 2020 Awards ceremony on June 13th to see the winners of the world’s premier organic cannabis competition.

Take a cannabis science course by Eminent Consulting. Featuring honorary Farma alums Matt Taylor and Emma Chasen.

r/Cannabis, r/Trees, r/Petioles
There is tremendous value in interacting with online cannabis communities like the ones linked above, where people share stories, tips, tricks, and information about cannabis. And, of course, the most 🔥 weed memes on the internet at least a week before they hit Instagram. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Did we miss anything? Well of course we did. Let us know at and let’s have a conversation. We’ll take notes so Volume #2 can be even better.