Steve Monas

August 13, 2019

Edibles Company Reportedly Donated Over $60,000 to San Francisco LGBT Center

California cannabis edibles manufacturer Plus Products has donated more than $60,000 to the San Francisco LGBT Center, according to a statement from the company. The donation comes from Plus Products’ sales of its Rainbow Sorbet limited edition gummies. The company’s donation totaled $60,937, which represents […]
August 13, 2019

Opinion: It’s OK That Blue Dream Is Your Favorite Cannabis Strain

Let’s talk about our beloved Blue Dream for a quick second. On paper, Blue Dream is the single-most searched cannabis strain in all of the lands. It currently has over 12,000 reviews on Leafly, most of them “Exceptional,” resulting in a rating of 4.4 out […]
August 12, 2019

How the Dutch Spread Cannabis Across the World

As more and more countries embrace cannabis legalization, it’s important not to forget the vital role the Netherlands has played over the last five decades by providing a safe haven both for cannabis plants and for cannabis people. Throughout a long dark age of near […]
August 12, 2019

High Folks: Lisette Barajas on Healing Herself Through Henna and Marijuana

Cannabis encourages us to express our vulnerabilities. For those of us, who, through trauma and pain, have hidden from ourselves and the world, the plant has encouraged us to dive deep into ourselves and heal the pain that we’ve run from most of our lives. […]
August 12, 2019

Do People Move to Access Legal Marijuana? Yes — Meet ‘Medical Refugees.’

It’s not uncommon to hear anecdotal stories of individuals or families who must move for medical reasons — specifically, access to medical cannabis. Some of these cases draw considerable media attention, like that of Yvonne Cahalane, the Irish mother who moved to Colorado for her […]
August 9, 2019

Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Four years ago, Arizona’s effort to legalize cannabis fell short by a slim margin. Now reformers are giving it another go. Late Friday, a coalition of legalization activists released the long-awaited draft of a statewide legalization measure proposed for the November 2020 ballot. The Smart […]
August 9, 2019

Legal Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Deaths, Studies Conclude

Two new studies find that opioid-related deaths decline when states legalize access to marijuana. In fact, when adult-use cannabis laws are in place, the rate of opioid overdoses declines by at least 20%. Both papers, published in the journal Economic Inquiry, not only show the […]
August 9, 2019

5 Weed-Related Reasons Why You Should Go to the Outside Lands Music Festival

It’s a big year for the San Francisco music festival Outside Lands. Along with having some of the biggest and most interesting musical acts — Childish Gambino, Paul Simon, Anderson. Paak, Tiera Whack, Flying Lotus, Toro y Moi, and others — a last-minute addition is […]
August 9, 2019

Flashback Friday: The Deep Dark Secrets of Chocolate

Each Friday, we’re republishing an article from the High Times archives. This week, we’re bringing you an article by Robert Lemmo, published in the October/November, 1975 issue. Nineteenth-century America has oft been called “a dope fiend’s paradise,” owing to the fact that opium, morphine, cocaine, […]
August 9, 2019

Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop

One Toke Over the Line? (Tony Luong for Leafly) A little less than three months before the vandals’ attack, Avery learned from Lynn officials that his proposed business plan had come under assault from a different, and potentially more problematic, source: the next town over. […]