Steve Monas

September 4, 2019

Cannabis And Mental Health: Dementia

A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds.   Dementia is an all too common syndrome that is not at all a normal part of aging, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO reports that 47 million people in the world had dementia […]
September 4, 2019

Mixing Marijuana and Antidepressants: What You Need to Know

You don’t need a study to recognize that mood elevation is one of the prime reasons people consume marijuana. It is, after all, called “getting high.”  Still, studies do exist, such as one in the journal Depression and Anxiety that notes that easing anxiety is […]
September 4, 2019

Cannabis Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor

Bill Levin is what some might call a character. Instead of the customary “Hello?”⁠ when answering the phone, Levin exclaims, “Hi, I love you, Bill Levin here!” During a phone interview with Leafly, he expanded on his unique greeting: The first time, they seem to […]
September 4, 2019

The 3 Best CBD Creams for You to Try

Cannabidiol (CBD) has catapulted itself into the consciousness of health and wellness-minded people around the world, and for good reason. In addition to CBD’s wide range of therapeutic uses — supported by an ever-expanding body of research — its safety, accessibility and legality have made […]
September 3, 2019

Senator Proposes Legal Marijuana in Mexico as High Court Deadline Looms

A Mexican senator introduced a bill to legalize marijuana on Sept. 3, 2019, with just one month before a Supreme Court-imposed deadline to end prohibition. Sen. Julio Menchaca Salazar of the government’s ruling National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA party, filed the legislation, which would provide […]
September 3, 2019

Seattle Dispensary Launches Cannabis Packaging Recycle Program To Fight Waste

In the hope that consumers will stop throwing out bulky but potentially recyclable cannabis product packaging, one West Seattle marijuana store has announced an incentive program to get customers to give them their trash. Canna West Seattle owner Maryam Minateghi has instituted a program for […]
September 3, 2019

When Cannabis May Complicate Some Cancer Treatments

These days, you’re more likely than ever to hear cannabis and cancer mentioned in the same breath. Cannabis is already recognized as a valuable palliative treatment for cancer due to its antiemetic and analgesic effects. Emerging research suggests that cannabis may offer curative benefits for […]
September 2, 2019

Remedy in Las Vegas: a Rare Insider’s Tour of an Exceptional Cultivation Facility

Sin-Semilla City Recreational marijuana sales in Nevada launched on January 1, 2017, allowing all adults over the age of 21 to purchase up to an ounce of flower and 3.5 grams of concentrates in state-licensed facilities. Since then, it seems that cannabis is not only […]
September 2, 2019

Seth Rogen’s 420-Friendly Adult Carnival to Benefit Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen will be the ringmaster at an adults-only charity carnival in September 2019 featuring comedians running game booths and marijuana aplenty. Proceeds from the Hilarity for Charity County Fair will go toward research into combating Alzheimer’s disease, an issue close to Rogen. I’m […]
September 1, 2019

Cannabis Events in Quebec for September 2019

Cannabis Events in Quebec for September 2019 Spend the month of September in Quebec at a munchie-satisfying food fest, have a laugh at a 420-friendly comedy show, or kickstart a new canna-career with a Ganja Yoga teacher training course. The month ahead boasts a variety […]