About Matt Mernagh

For the past four years Matt Mernagh has been hosting a live weekly weed webcast The Mernahuana Zone from Toronto bring your own cannabis lounge Vapor Central.

Mernagh is author of Green Candy Press’s Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook The Easy Way To Identify and Enjoy Marijuana Strains and has been referred to by Vice as the man who almost made marijuana legal.

Matt assembled a team for a landmark constitutional challenge, R v. Mernagh, which demonstrated Canadians had little access to medical marijuana. His lawyer Paul Lewin and himself were victorious on an optimistic long shot.

Matt is a champion to medical marijuana patients across Canada and around the world, and has parlayed this work into a successful career.

Far from being a one issue guy, with two diplomas (journalism diploma from St. Clair College and creative writing diploma from Humber School for Writers) he’s well educated, and highly aware of the issues affecting the people of this city.


The Mernahuana Zone is a weekly weed webcast live from Canada’s premier bring your own cannabis destination Vapor Central. TMZ breaks down the traditional audience barriers webcasters face by uniquely engaging both in-house and online viewers. Audience members are offered dabs on camera, bong rips and participate in games.

TMZ was developed by cannabis advocates Matt Mernagh (host) and Chris Goodwin (producer) to bring their heady sessions to people unable to attend Vapor Central in person.

TMZ is on the cutting edge of news, products, activism and is documenting legalization around the world as it happens.  The Mernahuana Zone interview archive spans 200+ episodes and features smugglers, Health Canada licensed producers, dispensary owners, advocates, authors, porn-stars and musicians.

Host Mernagh is author of Green Candy Press’s Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook, contributor to Toronto weekly NOW (2002 – Current) and co organizer of Toronto’s best marijuana rally 420. Most recently Matt has joined Hot Box Jamaica as an instructor at the Ganja School.

Co-Host Lisa Campbell is Outreach Director of Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy,

Producer Goodwin is CEO of Vapor Central, mentors new lounge owners and is co-organizer of 420 Toronto.

TMZ ganja games are hosted by Stoner Girl’s Guide activist of the year and Toronto 420 rally co-organizer Erin Goodwin. TMZ announcer Alan prides himself with perfection, which sometimes attains when announcing when as.




Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook

The Easy Way to Identify and Enjoy Marijuana Strains

marijuana smoker's guidebook

Here’s a pocket marijuana strain guide that helps you avoid schwag and recognize primo marijuana when you see it.
Big Buds Mag

Put simply, [this book] aims to pair certain types of strains with certain types of smokers.CBS Seattle

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[Mernagh] reviews them much like a music critic reviews a record, and includes hi-res, full color photos, to help you distinguish one type from another.

This pocket sized book is perfect for anyone who has ever asked themselves “What strain is that?” While this isn’t as common a problem in the high end medical access points of Seattle, there are still many moments of uncertainty when it comes to smoking.
Northwest Leaf