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

Why are Hemp Farmers Fed Up with Federal Seed Laws?

Even though the cultivation of industrial hemp is now legal for research and development purposes in a number of states, farmers who are trying to revitalize the American hemp industry are facing myriad legal issues related to the acquisition of their most important resource: viable hemp seeds. These issues stem from the fact that although states may have legislation for growing industrial hemp, it is still illegal under federal law. For no reason that any sane person can comprehend, industrial hemp — with THC levels below 0.3% — is still classified as a Schedule I controlled substance. For farmers, the problems start…

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

Imagine a world in which cannabis is listed as one of the key ingredients of a weight loss medicine. It may sound like an amusing irony to those of us easily afflicted by the munchies, but a recent study published in the journal Endocrinology suggests this idea isn’t so far off. Apparently, a mixture of vitamin A and cannabis constituents holds promise as the next solution for obesity. “The results of our study show, for the first time, that particular compounds in cannabis and vitamin A can work together to reduce the deposit of lipids,” said researcher Dr. Yann Gilbert. “This finding opens up exciting…

What Would a Trump Presidency Mean For Cannabis?

As more candidates announce their campaigns for the 2016 presidency, we couldn’t help but wonder what each politician’s presidency would mean for the state of cannabis in the U.S. Some candidates have openly shared their thoughts on cannabis while others are a little more shifty. For example, we know what Bernie Sanders would do for America if he became President – he emphasizes end the War on Drugs, decriminalizing cannabis nationwide, and helping reduce the prison population. Other candidates, like& Chris Christie, for example,would crack down on cannabis and even go as far as enforcing federal law in states with legal medical marijuana or…

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

Earlier this summer, I wrote a Weekend Weirdness post about how the city of Pendleton, Oregon wanted to fine its residents up to $500 for any offensive cannabis smells that float over from their property onto someone else’s. The issue prompted a tongue-in-cheek letter to the editor of the East Oregonian calling for the city to also fine smelly farts. Instead, the Oregon Court of Appeals decided that the odor of burning cannabis does not actually smell that unpleasant, after all.  Last Wednesday the appeals court issued a ruling on the matter, disagreeing with some folks’ assertion that the smell of cannabis is equal to…

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

The National Cancer Institute is an organization mandated by U.S. law to educate Americans about cancer and the latest research efforts. According to its website, NCI is touted as “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research.” And recently, it quietly admitted that cancer cells have been killed by cannabis in a lab setting.  NCI’s website has a section that provides a basic overview of what cannabis is and how cannabinoids affect the human body. Included in this section is a surprising bullet point: “Cannabis has been show to kill cancer cells in the laboratory (see Question 6).” “Question 6” refers to whether any…

Why Did This Pro Video Gaming League Ban Cannabis?

Drug policies are nothing new in the world of professional sports. Last year we highlighted theNFL’s changes to its cannabis policy and how the organization is facing increased pressure to allow its players to use medical marijuana. While one of America’s most beloved sports is starting to consider easing up on its drug restrictions, a sport you might least expect to ban cannabis has done just that. Last week, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) issued its “anti-doping policy,” which includes a comprehensive list of banned substances. Although the policy was prompted by certain players using Adderall as a performance-enhancing drug, cannabis was also…

4 Good Budtender Habits that Make for a Positive Customer Experience

Last week we highlighted your feedback on bad budtender traits that make you cringe, and many of you added further input in the comments section. While we all know that there are some bad budtenders working at cannabis dispensaries and retail stores, there are also countless budtenders who are helpful, compassionate, and make the process of legally procuring cannabis products a comfortable and positive experience. We asked you to weigh in on the good budtender behaviors that you really appreciate: Read More: https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/4-good-budtender-habits-that-make-for-a-positive-customer-experie

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

It’s been a dry summer for much of the United States, leading to an increase in wildfires that can’t easily be fought due to droughts in areas like California. But what happens when a wildfire spreads to a cannabis field? Would the ensuing blaze result in an impressive contact high for anyone in the surrounding area? Well, there was that one time an Indonesian police force burned a bonfire’s worth of illicit drugs in West Jakarta and the resulting fumes made the locals a little headachey, but did they actually get high, meaning they experienced the psychoactive effects from the activated THC? Live…

8 Ways to Counteract a Too-Intense Cannabis High

Any cannabis consumer can tell you that if there’s one feeling no one enjoys, it’s the moment of realization that you are too high. Maybe the edible kicked in three hours late. Perhaps you tried to impress a group of friends by breathing in a little bit too deeply. You might have just tried concentrates for the first time and were caught off-guard by their potency. Or maybe you are just a low tolerance consumer. There are a thousand ways it can happen, but once it does, the resulting experience can be uncomfortable and enough to turn off even the most seasoned cannabis lover. Fear not! Most of…

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

This week of legalization news brings some fierce fighters for cannabis. Delaware shows us that size doesn’t matter when it comes to progress, and Florida’s freedom fighters will not back down from the challenge of legalizing medical marijuana in the Sunshine State. Australia’s got some friends in high places, but can they make medical cannabis happen Down Under? Here’s the latest cannabis legalization news: Read More: https://www.leafly.com/news/headlines/leafly-cannabis-legalization-roundup-8-17-2015