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

Which State Buys the Most Cannabis in America?

Earlier this month we reported that according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Rhode Island has the largest percentage of cannabis users in the country, making up for its small size by having a larger concentration of consumers compared to other states. But if we were to look at the largest purchasing market, you’d be significantly less surprised. According to The Economist, who recently put together a map of “Cannabis in America” that pulled from sources such as our very own State of the Leaf interactive map, California is #1 in cannabis sales despite the fact…

Virginia Considers Decriminalization and Cannabis Oil Legalization

The Virginia General Assembly will be considering several upcoming bills regarding the use of cannabis. State Senator Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) has introduced a bill that would reduce the penalty for the possession of small amounts of cannabis from a criminal charge to a civil fine of up to $100. The current penalty in Virginia for having a small amount of cannabis is a criminal arrest, a possible six month driver’s license suspension, and admitting that you have a criminal history when applying for jobs. There are also three other bills on the docket regarding the use of cannabis oil for families…

Jamaica Considering Cannabis Legalization Bill

The Jamaican cabinet approved a bill to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis and grant businesses licenses for developing medicinal marijuana. The bill will be considered by the Jamaican Senate on January 30th. If it passes, this means that for the first time in over 100 years, the native Jamaican Rastafarians will no longer face persecution for the possession and use of their “sacred herb,” as the bill makes allowances specifically for the use of cannabis for religious and medicinal purposes. Entitled the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act 2015, the bill would still prohibit the use of cannabis in…

Cannabis Tourism: The Kush Tour Experience

Amsterdam has long been the pilgrimage for cannabis tourism, but the recent changes in regulation have given way to a shift towards more accessible locations within the United States. Denver and Seattle have both been inundated with the addition of travel centered on cannabis after their states Colorado and Washington were the first to legalize recreational cannabis. Tasting tours and cannabis-friendly accommodations are molding cannabis tourism into a model that closely resembles high-end wine tourism, taking it from taboo to all-access and giving the public a greater understanding of where their legal cannabis comes from. One company leading the charge…

After Suing Colorado Over Recreational Cannabis, Nebraska Now Proposes New Medical Marijuana Legislation

Oh Nebraska. You silly midwestern state. You just can’t seem to figure out what you want. Senator Tommy Garrett recently introduced the Cannabis Compassion and Care Act. The bill outlines a plan to create a highly regulated medical marijuana system for seriously ill patients and could be monumental for Nebraska. If signed into law, this could relieve the suffering of thousands of patients by allowing the cultivation of up to 12 plants and six ounces of cannabis per patient. Well, that’s just peachy-keen, wouldn’t you say? Just fantastic for all of those Nebraskans who are in dire need of the…

Why Can’t Washington Sell All Its Legal Recreational Cannabis?

First Washington had too little recreational cannabis to support the retail market debut last July, and now the Evergreen State has too much product. The fall 2014 harvest has come in, resulting in a surplus of cannabis that the small number of recreational shops are unable to sell. So what’s the deal? How did Washington go from being the Papa Bear to the Mama Bear, and is there a “juuuuuuust right” Baby Bear scenario that can fix this? Well, the problems are simple but numerous: There are 270 licensed growers in the state vs. 85 open recreational shops, which means…

BREAKING NEWS: New York Senator Introduces Bill to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Start spreading the news!  Sing it with me: “New York, New Yoooooooork!” Everyone’s favorite city that never sleeps just might be sleeping a little easier if all goes well this year! Senator Liz Krueger, true to her word, submitted the Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act for consideration by the 2015 legislature, which would legalize the growing, use, and possession of cannabis by all individuals over the age of 18 (a departure from the standard recreational age of 21). This will be the second time she has introduced such a bill, having previously introduced an identical bill during the 2014 legislature. The bill would…

Georgia Governor Cuts Medical Marijuana Bill, Putting Patients at Risk

Georgia’s legislature passed an initiative calling for major research on medical marijuana, which has been ongoing for the past year. Governor Nathan Deal made comments indicating that he would be supportive of an expanded medical marijuana bill, House Bill 885, which was on the docket and seemed like a sure thing. The bill would have allowed the cultivation and distribution of cannabis oil to families in need in Georgia. Well, never say never. Governor Deal backed out at the last minute, eliminating nearly all of the medical marijuana bill save for a small clause that offers legal protection to qualifying medical patients who travel…

Surprise, Surprise: America’s 5 Healthiest Cities are Also Cannabis-Friendly

The fat, lazy stoner stereotype is one we’ve all heard a million times (and rolled our eyes to a million times), but, as we wrote about earlier this week, recent studies have indicated that cannabis users typically have lower body max indexes than non-users. But wait, there’s more! NerdWallet, a money website, analyzed the healthiest cities in America. Their list of results has unearthed a curious trend: the top five cities are also cannabis-friendly. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/americas-5-healthiest-cities-are-also-cannabis-friendly

One Year Later: The Positives and Negatives of Colorado’s Legal Recreational Cannabis Market

Some considered it a social experiment. Others say it’s a revolution. Whatever your stance, the entire world has watched as Colorado paved the way for legalization and forced the nation to seriously reconsider the current cannabis policies in effect. It’s been a little over a year since Colorado debuted the United States’ (and the world’s) first legal recreational cannabis market. Let’s examine how things are looking in the year since cannabis was recreationally legalized in Colorado. Read More: http://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/one-year-later-the-positives-and-negatives-of-colorados-legal-rec