Steve Monas

September 6, 2019

Vape Cart Additive Makers Pull Products as Others Go Dark

After a rash of suspected vape pen-related lung disease cases nationwide, the chemical makers responsible for selling new cannabis additives appear to be reacting, and evidence of their sales practices are emerging. The website for Honey Cut, the diluent that started the ‘thickener’ craze last […]
September 6, 2019

From Psilocybin-Loving Psychologist To Modern Mystic: A Profile of Ram Dass

One of the country’s foremost self-help masters, Ram Dass is now 88 years old and in a wheelchair, still imparting wisdom while continuing to manage the dramatic after-effects of a massive stroke. Before Ram Dass concludes his journey as a human being on this earth, […]
September 6, 2019

Canadian Federal Agency Issues Warning Of Vaping Risks Following U.S. Deaths

Federal health officials in Canada issued an advisory on Thursday warning of the dangers of vaping after a string of serious lung illnesses and two deaths in the United States. In the advisory from Health Canada, consumers were warned that vaping should not be considered […]
September 6, 2019

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor’s tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old […]
September 6, 2019

The Reinvention of Mike Tyson: How he’s Rewriting His Story with Cannabis

Mike Tyson hasn’t had a professional fight since 2005, but the strength in his handshake suggests the former boxing champ still packs plenty of power in his fists. Yet Iron Mike is focused on another sport these days. Melted into the pillows of a couch, […]
September 6, 2019

Vape Pen Lung Disease: Here’s What You Need to Know

As of Friday, Sept. 6, the CDC has reported up to 450 cases in 33 states of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome possibly associated with a recently inhaled drug aerosol (commonly known as vaping). Three patients may have died from the condition. The deaths occurred […]
September 6, 2019

The Internet Can Be Tough for Stoners. Arend Richards Can Attest.

When Youtube reportedly started removing cannabis-related channels and content from its platform in April 2018, it sent many content creators wandering through the digital wilderness. Arend Richards was one of those nomads until he created his own platform, The Weedtube. Contributor Kieran Delamont examines both […]
September 5, 2019

Groove To The Reissue Of A 1976 Electronic Music Album For Plants

Earlier this year, offbeat music freaks were delighted with the re-release of Mother Earth’s Plantasia, an utterly weird yet endearing electronic music album for plants, originally issued as a free vinyl giveaway for mattress shoppers and green thumbs alike. Now, on September 7, the Getty […]
September 5, 2019

NBA All-Star Gary Payton’s New Cookies Strain Heating Up California

It’s time to call a timeout on overpriced, mid-grade bud with a celebrity name slapped on the side. Instead, rotate in the new strain, Gary Payton, and dominate the sesh. “This is like the Wheaties box for the weed game and we were the first […]
September 5, 2019

Why THCV Might be the Next Big Thing in Weed

2019 has the potential to be remembered as the year when minor cannabinoids really hit the scene. While it’s true that the cannabis market is generally interested in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating cannabinoid that most marijuana consumers have come to know and love; as well […]