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

5 Reasons Why the Cannabis Industry Needs Less Mud Slinging and More Regulation in Order to Survive

The cannabis industry today is not unlike the California Gold Rush of the mid-1800s, a “Wild West” era that brought both the promise of innovation, growth, and prosperity, as well as a “free-for-all” mentality borne from a lack of regulation and standards. We’re approaching a crucial tipping point in this inspiring movement where we, businesses and supporters alike, have the opportunity to shape the cannabis industry into something truly monumental and ground-breaking for future generations. Unfortunately, too often we get in our own way and lose sight of the true purpose of this movement, to dissolve the stigmas surrounding cannabis…

The U.S. is Getting a New Attorney General and Head of the DEA: What Does This Mean for the Cannabis Movement?

The United States is experiencing quite a shakeup in both DEA and Attorney General leadership, and the moves could mean big things for the cannabis movement. The first notable change is happening at the Drug Enforcement Agency, where tough-on-cannabis Michele Leonhart, who built her career on becoming the first female DEA agent to head up a field office and currently serves as the chairwoman, administrator, and head of the administration, will be retiring in May amid scandals over sex parties in Colombia featuring DEA agents, cartel-funded prostitutes, and some very poor judgment. In 2012, during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Crime, Terrorism,…

Weekend Weirdness: Would You Worship the Church of Cannabis?

Recently, Indiana passed Senate Bill 101, dubbed the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.” The bill was designed to prohibit the government from “substantially burdening a person’s exercise of religion, even if the burden results form a rule of general applicability” unless the government can refute the burden. You can unglaze your eyes now — in layman’s terms, this bill is supposed to protect Indiana residents’ religious beliefs. Unfortunately, this law also makes it “justifiable” for Indiana business owners to discriminate against certain groups such as gay individuals by refusing them service because their lifestyle violates the business owners’ religious beliefs. The backlash against the state of…

Washington Governor Signs Senate Bill 5052 Into Law, Guts State’s Medical Marijuana Program

In a move that will surprise no one (but will disappoint thousands of Washington medical marijuana patients), Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5052 into law earlier today. He vetoed a few sections, but left the bulk of the legislation largely intact. This law is aimed at reconciling the generally unregulated medical marijuana industry and folding it into the existing, tightly-controlled recreational market. It has been widely criticized by patients for significantly reducing their possession limits from 24 ounces down to three ounces, as well as limiting the number of plants they can grow from 15 down to 6. After much debate, a clause…

Pro-Pot Officials in California Voice Concerns over Marijuana Legalization

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Legalizing marijuana for recreational use in California would raise an array of unknowns, from how it would be taxed to the threat of environmental damage from thirsty pot plants in a state gripped by drought, a commission was told Tuesday. As activists move to bring a proposal legalizing pot use to voters in 2016, the panel headed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom began considering how a state of 39 million people would change with once-outlawed pot consumption becoming a legal, and potentially widespread, practice. What was clear is no one knows. Even Newsom, a Democratic candidate…

DEA chief Michele Leonhart Steps Down Under Cloud of Scandal

US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down next month, Attorney General Eric Holder announced April 21. Holder issued requisite praise of Leonhart, stating that she “led this distinguished agency with honor.” But the circumstances of her departure are far from honorable. While Holder certainly wasn’t so indiscrete as to mention it, Leonhart’s resignation follows an internal Justice Department report last month finding that DEA agents attended parties with prostitutes paid for by local drug traffickers in Colombia. Media reports indicate that Leonhart, who has headed the DEA since 2007, has been under mounting pressure to resign since testifying to a congressional oversight committee about the scandal last…

HIGH TIMES to Host World Cannabis Cup in Jamaica

It’s official! HIGH TIMES is headed to Jamaica. During the Awards Ceremony at the 2015 U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver, associate publisher Rick Cusick announced that the magazine will be holding the HIGH TIMES World Cannabis Cup in Negril, Jamaica from November 12-15, 2015. More details will be coming soon on CannabisCup.com.

Oregon Expects 2,000 Applicants for Recreational MJ Licenses

Oregon officials in charge of regulating the state’s up-and-coming recreational marijuana industry expect roughly 2,000 applicants to throw their hats in the ring for retail store, cultivation, processing and wholesale licenses in the first six months of next year. Yet they envision approving just 1,300 of those applications – a success rate of only 65%. These estimates are included in a budget request released Tuesday by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, offering a peek into what the state is expecting once recreational marijuana sales begin. The commission expects Oregon to rake in $16 million in tax revenue from rec sales by…

Alaska Sets Up New Marijuana Board

The Alaska Legislature has decided to assign the difficult job of writing new regulations for recreational marijuana to a newly created supervisory board. In February, Gov. Bill Walker asked lawmakers to set up a Marijuana Control Board to oversee the recreational cannabis industry, and this past weekend the state House and Senate obliged. Both chambers concurred on Walker’s requested bill, allocating $1.5 million to fund the new board, according to KTOO Public Media. The governing board will have five members, including representatives from the industry as well as from the public health and safety sectors and rural Alaska. Board members…

Heads of Illinois, New Jersey Medical Cannabis Programs Step Down

Medical marijuana programs in two states are looking for new leaders. Bob Morgan, the coordinator of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Pilot Program, and John H. O’Brien, the director of the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program, have both resigned in recent weeks, according to news reports. The moves could bring some changes to how the programs are run, though it’s unclear what – if any – impact a new director would have on the overall climate for medical marijuana businesses in each state. Morgan, an attorney by trade, is moving to private practice. His resignation is effective May 6, and no…