Steve Monas

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 […]
July 24, 2019

FDA Puts America on Notice: Stop Touting CBD Claims

America’s booming CBD market received a cold splash of reality this week when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to Curaleaf, a major US cannabis and CBD brand, warning that some of its product marketing violates the Federal Food, Drug, and […]
July 24, 2019

CBD Enriches Pets’ Quality of Life, Hundreds of Dog Owners Write to FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for public input on the safety and efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) — and more than 100 people used that opportunity to tell the agency that their pets benefit from the cannabis compound. The volume of pet-related comment submissions […]
July 23, 2019

Study: Where Weed is Legal, Interest in Alcohol Down, but Up for Tobacco

Interest in alcohol declines after states legalize marijuana, according to a new study analyzing online behavior. But for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, interest in tobacco products increases following the policy change. Another notable finding is that interest in cannabis among young people appears to […]
July 23, 2019

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

As California cannabis farmers prepare for the arrival of peak wildfire season, echoes of last summer’s devastation are fresh in their minds. Nearly two million acres of the state went up in flames in 2018, killing more than a hundred people and destroying about 18,000 […]
July 23, 2019

Key Takeaways from Today’s Hearing on the SAFE Banking Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss ways for cannabis businesses operating legally under state law to obtain access to banking and financial services. At the hearing, Senators and witnesses including members of the cannabis industry focused on the Secure and Fair […]
July 22, 2019

Cannabis Church Goes High Tech

A new cannabis-inspired multi-sensory experience in Orlando, Florida is blending music, light, live performers, and theatrical effects with a spiritual message about overcoming life’s obstacles. The production, titled “The Reflections Show,” was created by cannabis advocate and technology artist Joseph Andrew. As the owner and […]