December 17, 2017

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Cannabis-infused wine claims to give you a buzz — without the hangover -

Friday, December 15, 2017

Los Angeles (Finally) Passes Cannabis Business Regulations -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Coffee Shop Wants to Be Denver’s First Legal Cannabis Club -

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Yes, you’ll be able to smoke weed legally in three weeks. But here are hard realities -

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Cannabis Products Changing the Way We Think About Marijuana -

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Study: Alcohol Sales Fall Following Cannabis Legalization -

Friday, December 1, 2017

California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B In 2018 With Almost No Banks To Put It In -

Monday, November 27, 2017

Pot For Pets? Experts Say Cannabis Can Ease Pain In Animals As Well -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A fast-growing cannabis tech company just raised $10 million in a bid to dominate the market -

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws? -

Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Medical Minute: These Researchers are Developing a Weight Loss Medicine with Cannabis -

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis? -

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Oregon Court of Appeals Doesn’t Find the Smell of Cannabis Smoke to Be “Unpleasant” -

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Government-Run Cancer Institute Quietly Acknowledges That Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells -

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis? -

Monday, August 24, 2015

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience -

Saturday, August 22, 2015

If a Wildfire Spreads to a Cannabis Field, Can You Get High from It? -

Friday, August 21, 2015

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High -

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Florida Keeps Fighting for Medical Marijuana: The Leafly Cannabis Legalization Roundup -

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weekend Weirdness: Pigeon Caught Trying to Smuggle Cannabis into a Costa Rican Prison -

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thanks Medical Marijuana; You Made Darren’s Life More Bearable – R.I.P. Old Friend!

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” ~ H.S.T. … Which is exactly what Darren Sorensen did. I was first introduced to Darren in 1982 when a mutual friend of ours, Tim Dunn, brought him to a local surf spot in Pacific Grove, California. Tim had met Darren when he first moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Bakersfield in 1980. Dunn…

Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Law Will Not Help Many

Republican Gov. Rick Scott signed medical marijuana legislation this week that promises to provide medical marijuana to the seriously ill. But chances are it never will. That’s because Senate Bill 1030, the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, is so restrictive that it will likely never be fully implemented. As enacted, the measure permits qualified patients to only consume cannabis that contains 0.8 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol and more than 10 percent of cannabidiol – a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis that has demonstrated a variety of therapeutic effects in animals but has rarely been studied in humans. The law further specifies…

We know what President Barack Obama thinks about marijuana, but what about the Democrat many think will follow Obama in the White House? Hillary Clinton answered questions at a town hall on June 17, and one of them brought out the giggles in the crowded room at the Newseum in Washington DC: “What are your outlooks on recreational and medical marijuana, and how does it make you feel that states are now legalizing pot for both uses?” After the obligatory “young-people” joke, Clinton gave her answer regarding medical marijuana: Want to read more? Visit The Cannabist. Source: http://www.hightimes.com/read/what-does-hillary-clinton-think-marijuana-legalization

Marijuana Breathalyzer Introduced

The reality of the marijuana breathalyzer may soon be on the horizon. A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer has reportedly developed the first inception of a breath test aimed at giving law enforcement agencies the tools to bust stoned motorists. According to a report by CTV News, the Cannabix Breathalyzer was developed by retired RCMP drug enforcement agent Kal Malhi, who says he was moved to develop the device based on his belief that fear of prosecution is ultimately what deters the average person from getting behind the wheel under the influence of drugs and alcohol. “People are becoming…

12 Ridiculous Rules for NY’s Proposed MedMJ Law

The opportunity to finally add New York to the list of 22 states with some form of medical marijuana program is rapidly coming to a close. This Thursday marks the end of the legislative session. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a longtime opponent of medical marijuana and friend of law enforcement, has waited until this week to announce his “serious problems” with the medical marijuana bill. Gov. Cuomo is demanding further cuts to a medical marijuana bill that is already too strict to be effective for the greatest number of patients, including: No smoking! Bill sponsor Senator Diane Savino had already…

Marijuana Tourism Comes to Washington

Move over, Colorado. Washington is about to take its place center stage in the ongoing drama of marijuana tourism. Licensed marijuana stores are set to begin opening in July, and where marijuana is legal, it inevitably creates implications for tourism. There will be entrepreneurs looking for ways to exploit those potentials. On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. It was the only place in America where people are allowed to smoke marijuana legally without a prescription, at least under state law, though it remained illegal under federal law. Now, seven months later, Colorado will begin…

Where There’s Smoke

“This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent, and Northern California sensimilla. The amazing stuff about this is that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.” —Carl Spackler, Caddyshack The first tee at Denver’s City Park Golf Course sits at an elevation of 5,250 feet, just short of a mile high. If a player has ingested two cannabis-infused lemon drops and part of a gingerbread cookie laced with 100 milligrams of THC, as I recently…

15 famous dads who love marijuana

In honor of Father’s Day, we felt it appropriate to shout out to some of pop culture’s most famous marijuana misters. Maybe they smoke now. Maybe they did it in the past. Maybe they have passed. Whatever the case we say right on right on right on to these 15 pro-pot patriarchs. 1. Mr. Branson Richard Branson doesn’t mince words when it comes to his thoughts on the war on drugs. He has even smoked marijuana with his (grown) son. Has his use affected his children?  Well, “Breaking the Taboo,” a film by said son – producer Sam Branson — might answer that question. 2. Mr. McConaughey Matthew McConaughey was in “Dazed and…

A short (short) history of American pot reform

Colorado may be the first state to legalize and regulate the selling of marijuana for recreational use, but other parts of the U.S. began whittling away at anti-marijuana laws as early as the 1970s. While cannabis is still illegal under federal law—and the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal government has the right to criminalize even medicinal uses of marijuana—legalization efforts have seen fits, starts, reversals and everything in between for over forty years. Here’s a quick rundown of the early years of pot reform and how some efforts led to today’s patchwork of rules and regulations. 1973:…

From seed to weed: What does it take for your green to grow?

Few people who are picking up veggies in the grocery story give much thought to how long it takes food to get from farm to shelf. And in the same way, while it takes just moments to purchase marijuana at a dispensary, it can take nearly seven weeks to grow a harvestable plant from seed. The first decision is choosing which strain of marijuana to grow – indica, sativa or a hybrid of the two. Indicas tend to be more relaxing, while sativas are more stimulating. Marijuana aficionados often cultivate hybrids for the specific flavor, scent and effect they’re going…