Steve Monas

November 22, 2019

What’s the difference between CBD derived from hemp and cannabis?

Cannabis 101CBD Emma StoneNovember 22, 2019   Share   Print (Dmitry_Tishchenko, tjasam/iStock) What’s in a name? When it comes to CBD products derived from hemp, CBD products derived from cannabis, and what’s considered legal, a lot. Understanding cannabis nomenclature and the chemical difference between the […]
November 22, 2019

First Year of Adult-Use Cannabis Sales in Massachusetts Reached Nearly $400 Million

After a year of legal cannabis, Massachusetts is taking stock. Numbers released by the state’s Department of Revenue and its Cannabis Control Commission summed up the first phase of the regulated cannabis industry, announcing that the state’s 33 dispensaries had raked in a total of […]
November 22, 2019

California Officials Will Raise Cannabis Cultivation Taxes On New Year’s Day

California regulators announced on Thursday that taxes paid by the state’s licensed cannabis business will increase on New Year’s Day, despite calls to ease the burden on an industry struggling to compete with a thriving illicit market. In a special notice from the California Department […]
November 22, 2019

Bringing The Outside In: Why Indoor Cultivation is Better

Originally practiced out of necessity, indoor cultivation has become the go-to for producers who see the benefits for large-scale operations. Indoor cultivation started as illicit grows in garages, spare rooms, or backyard greenhouses. But as the industry matured, savvy growers developed a preference for the […]
November 22, 2019

How to Smoke Moon Rocks

Microdosing is great, but when life finds you lost in the depths of a Mercurial retrograde, you need a macrodose of the interstellar variety. Enter moon rocks, the uber-potent, uber-affordable way to get out-of-this-world high, harkening back to the days before full-ish legality, long before […]
November 21, 2019

Does CBD show up on a drug test?

CBDScience & tech David DownsNovember 21, 2019   Share   Print Every year, tens of millions of Americans undergo urine screens for marijuana. (Csaba Deli/Adobe Stock) Tens of millions of employees in all sorts of industries are encountering new questions when it comes to drug […]
November 21, 2019

Attorney General of Virginia Mark Herring Invites Lawmakers to Cannabis Summit

Now that Democrats have won control of both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly, cannabis is back in the conversation. Democrat lawmakers have already formed the Virginia Cannabis Caucus and some have already announced plans to file legalization proposals in the legislative session that begins […]
November 21, 2019

Lawmakers and Advocates React to Passage of Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Drug policy reform advocates and lawmakers celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, after a key congressional committee approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition for the first time in history. The House Judiciary Committee voted 24-10, including two “aye” votes from Republican lawmakers, to […]
November 20, 2019

House Judiciary Committee Approves Historic MORE Act

A cannabis legalization bill just got farther in the legislation process than any other such bill since prohibition. The Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act a.k.a. the MORE Act has passed the House judiciary committee by a vote of 24 to 10. If it is […]
November 20, 2019

What is CBD oil? A beginner’s guide to cannabidiol extracts

Bailey RahnNovember 20, 2019   Share   Print (Irina/Adobe Stock)   What exactly is CBD (cannabidiol) oil and what can it do? What doesn’t it do? You’re likely here because someone told you to try CBD oil for pain, insomnia, anxiety, cancer, or another medical […]