Steve Monas

September 17, 2019

Paraguay To Begin Marijuana Production For Research And Medical Purposes

Paraguay will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for medical and research purposes next month, according to an announcement made last week by the country’s health minister. Julio Mazzolini, the minister of public health and social welfare, said in a press conference […]
September 17, 2019

6 Cannabis Strains for People Who Love Fall Spice Terpenes

Cannabis produces a bunch of flavor profiles that are surprising to the nose and mouth. Spiced terpenes are one of those flavors. Not to be confused with “Spice,” the synthetic marijuana, spiced terpenes in cannabis produce flavors reminiscent of black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, amongst […]
September 16, 2019

Testing Lab In Oregon Offering To Evaluate Vaping Products For Public Consumers

An Oregon analytic laboratory is offering a new test for cannabis products to detect the presence of vitamin E acetate, an additive that has been implicated in the rash of vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened hundreds and led to at least six deaths. Pixis […]
September 16, 2019

Arizona Backers Revise Legalization Measure After Legal Review

TUCSON, Ariz. — Supporters of an Arizona measure to legalize cannabis for people 21 and older are making some changes to their initiative. The backers originally filed the 16-page “Smart and Safe Arizona Act” proposal with the state in early August, and opted for a […]
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

10 Dope Pieces of Merch You Can Buy at the Weedmaps Museum of Weed

FYI: Rare merch lies ahead. The pop-up cannabis museum experience of the summer has a nice treasure trove of cool, obscure, stoner-centric merchandise at the end of it. With cannabis apparel, ashtrays, candy, and the limited-edition collection of Weedmaps Museum of Weed merch you will […]
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

Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to electronic cigarettes. The move came after the agency that […]
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 13, 2019

Vaping Suspected in 380 Illnesses and 6 Deaths. What is Going On?

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious lung illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states, including six deaths. At a Sept. 6, 2019, press briefing […]