Steve Monas

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 11, 2019

How Much is the Price of an Eighth Where You Live?

The most affordable place to buy an eighth of weed in August 2019 was once again in Canada, where a combination of a strong American dollar and ample, well-regulated supplies evidently are holding prices in check. The average price of an eighth in North America […]
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 […]
September 10, 2019

Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates and conservative groups sparred Monday over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis program during a tense, two-hour public hearing. Utah legislators sought feedback on changes to the law ahead of a special session next week to approve […]
September 10, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Max Montrose: Founder of the Trichome Institute

You might say that Max Montrose has a nose for weed. That his lineage, handed down from beneath his very DNA, in cahoots with spirits of cannabis past, placed him in Denver, Colorado, then waited as the state and the man literally grew into their […]
September 9, 2019

Regulators, Industry React to Vitamin E-Tainted Vape Carts

The five deaths and 450 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI) believed to be associated with vaping this summer are mostly a problem of the illicit market for THC vape carts. But regulators in states with adult-use or medical cannabis legalization are using the health […]
September 9, 2019

Heavy Regulations Allow Illegal Marijuana Sales to Persist, Study Argues

Excessive state regulations may be the reason illegal marijuana markets continue to exist after legalization, a new exploratory study found after looking at data from the first two U.S. states to end cannabis prohibition. “The qualitative analysis of news reports reveals that regulation is one […]
September 9, 2019

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election

If you’re counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with 420 days left until it’s time to cast your ballot. And if, like many Americans, you’re making marijuana policy reform a priority next year, as in finally […]
September 6, 2019

Vitamin E Acetate In Cannabis Products Possibly Causing Vape-Related Illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the United States. On Thursday, the state’s Department of Health announced that it had uncovered lab results that identified “very high […]