Steve Monas

November 5, 2019

The Time To Stand Together Is Now: A Chat With Arlene Williams, The Ganja Granny

Most people who attend the New York Pride Parade each year know who Ganja Granny is: the little old lady walking down 5th Avenue giving out green ribbons and ‘smoking’ a large-scale paper mâché joint behind a banner which reads, “Legalize Marijuana NOW.” But not […]
November 5, 2019

We tried ‘CBD-infused clothes’ to see if they did anything

I came here to talk shit, and I’m honestly sad that I won’t be able to. Because the Nufabrx CBD-infused (and capsaicin-infused) compression elbow and knee sleeves have not wronged me. In fact, using them has been a positive experience, one that may benefit others […]
November 5, 2019

Study: Can Medical Cannabis Laws Improve Health and Reduce Alcohol Use?

Specific groups of people seem to especially benefit the most from legislation to legalize access to marijuana for medical purposes, a new study reports. “The results suggest that a [medical marijuana law] and protected dispensaries improved self-reported health among several demographic groups, such as individuals […]
November 4, 2019

Oklahoma Releases Nearly 500 Inmates in Push to End Mass Incarceration

Nearly 500 inmates were set to be released from prison in Oklahoma on Monday. The move by state officials comes in response to a push to reduce mass incarceration in Oklahoma that was put into motion by voters in 2016. On Friday, the Oklahoma Pardon […]
November 4, 2019

The cannabis industry generates tons of extra waste. Here’s why

Like any agricultural industry, cannabis generates a fair amount of solid waste. And like other retail industries, cannabis creates packaging materials that end up in landfills. But because of the uniquely strict regulations attached to cannabis, the industry ends up producing far more waste than […]
November 4, 2019

White House Signs Off On Proposed Hemp Rules From USDA

The White House approved plans to regulate hemp and its derivatives on Friday Oct. 25, signing off on interim final rules for the crop that were submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA has been working to develop hemp regulations since the crop […]
November 1, 2019

Boards and Buds: The Embassy Skateboards Team Empties Its Bag of Tricks

By Justin Cannabis When you think of cannabis legends hailing from Texas, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson and maybe even Matthew McConaughey come to mind. High Times has featured these and many other marijuana advocates from the Lone Star State over the years. But there’s an […]
November 1, 2019

Artist Takes “The Opioid Spoon Project” On Cross-Country Tour

The artist and activist Domenic Esposito has created “The Opioid Spoon Project,” featuring four 800-pound sculptures depicting spoons used for opioids, which he has displayed outside drug companies. One of the sculptures, called FDA Spoon for the initials of the Food and Drug Administration that […]
November 1, 2019

The Roll-Up #112: LA’s on fire

Leafly Podcast The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Episode 112: LA’s on fire This week: Guest co-host David Downs walks us through LA’s trial by fire, and explains why there are […]
November 1, 2019

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board To Consider Adding More Qualifying Conditions

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in […]