Steve Monas

July 29, 2019

Louisiana Could Have Medical Cannabis on Shelves by Next Week

Patients in Louisiana could see medical cannabis products on dispensary store shelves as soon as next week, according to an announcement from state regulators on Monday. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain said in a press release that the initial batch […]
July 29, 2019

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

A new report by Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and dozens of other publications, has found that cannabis use by new consumers correlates with a reduction in their use of painkillers and alcohol. The study, conducted the company’s digital marketing arm, LOCALiQ, combined survey […]
July 29, 2019

Recreational Marijuana Markets Are Source for Self-Medication, Study Finds

Researchers asked 1,000 adult-use cannabis consumers at two Colorado dispensaries what they use cannabis for, and a new study has found residents are self-medicating with recreational marijuana.  Among consumers surveyed, 65% use it to relieve pain and 74% use it for better sleep. A majority […]
July 26, 2019

The Roll-Up #98: Super Sexy Banking Episode

The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast Episode 98: Super Sexy Banking Episode This week: The US Senate takes a long hard look at cannabis banking and it is hot. […]
July 26, 2019

Can the Cannabis Industry be Inclusive? This Weed Party Thinks So.

Weed Party @ is a column by Michelle Lhooq and Lindsay MaHarry, two self-described “weed party girls.” The goal of the column is simple: Determine whether the party was cool. On June 22, 2019, Lindsay went to Food Flower Future’s weed brunch celebrating the women, […]
July 26, 2019

MMA Fighters to Act as Test Subjects for Topical CBD Treatments

Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes will be the next group of players to participate in a multiphase clinical study on CBD’s effects on pain relief in their famously high impact sport. The league has announced that it is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to examine […]
July 25, 2019

Federal Marijuana Legalization, Expungement Bills Introduced in Congress

Bills that would legalize and tax marijuana at the national level, and provide opportunities for people convicted of federal pot crimes to clear their records, were introduced July 23, 2019, in Congress. The companion legislation in the House and Senate were introduced by Democratic Sen. […]
July 25, 2019

All Aboard: The Cannabis Yacht Party That’s The Best-Kept Secret in NYC

It’s easy to assume that cities like Los Angeles, Denver, and Seattle—all located in weed-legal states—have an exclusive lock on the cannabis party and events scene. But a handful of dedicated cannabis pioneers are working hard to ensure that New York City holds its own—despite […]
July 25, 2019

Hate Attack Strikes Boston-Area Cannabis Store

Vandals broke into a storefront being converted into a legal cannabis store in the Boston-area town of Lynn this past weekend and painted racist and anti-Semitic language and symbols throughout the space. The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts Green Retail CEO Jordan Avery found the […]
July 24, 2019

Cómo pasar una prueba de drogas bucal .

La marihuana legal no garantiza necesariamente una experiencia de cannabis sin restricciones. Los empleados aún son sometidos regularmente a exámenes de detección de drogas con hisopo bucal. Y la policía en los estados de uso recreativo está tratando de averiguar cómo lidiar con un supuesto […]