Steve Monas

September 13, 2019

In Wake of Vape Illnesses, Cannabis Groups Ask Congress for Regulations

Two major marijuana industry associations issued statements on Sept. 11, 2019, responding to the recent spike in severe lung injuries that seem to be linked to contaminated cannabis or nicotine vaping products obtained on the illicit market. About 380 vaping-related injuries, including six fatal cases, […]
September 13, 2019

Cannabis Strains That Are Unexpectedly Similar

Cannabis strains are made up of cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) as well as terpenes, which are aromatic compounds that give each flower its unique aroma. We’re constantly learning more about these terpenes and how they impact the overall experience of consuming cannabis. When choosing […]
September 13, 2019

Florida Congressman Wants To Downgrade Controlled Substance Scheduling For Marijuana

On Thursday, Congressman Greg Steube, who represents Florida’s 17th district, introduced a bill that would downgrade the controlled substance scheduling for marijuana. Steube’s bill, the Marijuana 1-to-3 Act of 2019, would reclassify cannabis as a Schedule III controlled substance. Currently, the federal government considers cannabis […]
September 12, 2019

Potency of Wisconsin THC Cartridges May Be Higher Than Claimed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges a day may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed, authorities said Wednesday. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping […]
September 12, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Charles McElroy, Founder of Goldleaf

Is there a Patient Journal in your stash? Perhaps a Recreational Tasting Journal – something to keep track of the many wonderful cultivars and products you sample? How about a record to help you keep track of your daily cannabis protocols? Or, how about a […]
September 12, 2019

Why CBD Oil Potency Matters and 5 of the Strongest CBD Oils

From a consumer’s perspective, potency is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a CBD oil. There are many factors that distinguish one CBD oil from the next, but strength is the kicker, determining everything from the cost of a product to […]
September 11, 2019

How to Dab CBD

As a cannabis concentrate enthusiast, I’ll be honest with you: The first time I took a dab of cannabidiol (CBD) it felt strange, almost sacrilegious in light of the potent THC-heavy sauces, badders, waxes, and shatters that I typically consume. As any seasoned dabber knows, […]
September 11, 2019

Trump Administration Officials Meet To Discuss Possible Ban On Flavored Vapes

Officials with the Trump administration said on Wednesday that the federal government would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, according to media reports. Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ned Sharpless, the acting commissioner of the Food […]
September 11, 2019

How Elizabeth Warren Became a Cannabis Champion Without Ever Getting High

Long known as a progressive firebrand on issues related to income inequality, corporate malfeasance, and corruption in government, Elizabeth Warren also regularly and forcefully champions cannabis legalization in Congress—often framing it as a social justice issue. The senator from Massachusetts currently boasts an ‘A’ record […]
September 10, 2019

8 Must-Have Cannabis Products for Tech-Minded Weed Consumers

Let’s face it, in one way or another, technological advancements have altered nearly every facet of our lives — and smoking weed is certainly no exception. In fact, as ongoing legalization efforts have birthed a rigorous and dynamic market, tech-savvy companies are developing innovative products […]