Steve Monas

August 2, 2019

Colorado Governor Says Deliveries Would Deter Marijuana-Impaired Driving

Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said on July 26, 2019, that legalizing the home delivery of marijuana products is one way the state of Colorado is working to reduce impaired driving. During a panel on roadway safety at the National Governors Association’s 2019 Summer Meeting in […]
August 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana Set to Hit Louisiana Dispensaries Next Week

It’s taken four years, but starting next week, the first batch of medical marijuana will arrive in Louisiana dispensaries. On Thursday, the state’s agriculture and forestry commissioner Mike Strain announced that the agency had completed the final round of testing on cannabis that was produced […]
August 2, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jul. 27-Aug. 2

This week in Cannabis: A compassion society in British Columbia has closed its doors after 20 years of community service, Osheaga’s cannabis policy is a strict one, and an agricultural competition slated for the fall has added its very own cannabis category. We’ve rounded up […]
August 2, 2019

More Than One Billion Euros of Cocaine Seized in Historic German Drug Bust

German law enforcement officials are preening their feathers today after the country’s biggest cocaine bust in history. But don’t get too excited, because they also say that the size of the haul means that South American drug cartels are getting ballsier about the quantity of […]
August 2, 2019

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

Indoor cannabis grows are expensive operations. Given the real estate costs, massive energy bills, and significant staffing requirements, it’s crucial to find a way to increase profits. Maximizing your grow space is one way to do this and that could mean vertical growing—the practice of producing […]
August 1, 2019

Thailand Set to Distribute 10,000 Bottles of Medical Cannabis Oil

The government of Thailand is set to distribute 10,000 bottles of medical cannabis oil next week, according to health officials from the Southeast Asian country. Withoon Danwiboon, the executive managing director of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), said at a press conference on Thursday that […]
August 1, 2019

Court: DEA Must Tell Why It Didn’t Review Marijuana Grow Applications

A federal court is ordering the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to respond to a lawsuit concerning the status of applications for research-grade marijuana manufacturers. Researchers filed a suit against the agency in June 2018, arguing that the quality of cannabis supplied from the nation’s only […]
August 1, 2019

Are We Turning CBD Into Snake Oil?

B12 deficiency nearly caused my death in 2015; did you have any idea that’s something to worry about? Like me four years ago, you probably didn’t—and it’s largely due to a fellow known as “Dr. Feelgood.” This charlatan popularized B12 in the 1960s, administering it […]
July 31, 2019

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Sue Facebook For Disabling Business Pages

A group of cannabis businesses in Tulsa say they have been negatively affected by social media bans, and they are no longer taking the alleged discrimination lying down. Led by the Ye Olde Apothecary Shoppe, eight dispensaries have announced that they are suing Facebook executives […]
July 31, 2019

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the wait to get inside Theory Wellness was breezy: just 30 minutes. On weekends, it can take up to two hours to get into the town’s first and only adult-use cannabis shop. Long lines are still common […]