Steve Monas

July 16, 2019

Columbus, Ohio May Significantly Reduce Penalties for Marijuana Possession

The city council in Columbus, Ohio is considering cannabis policy reforms that would significantly reduce the penalties imposed for possession of small amounts of marijuana. The council has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed city ordinance to enact the reforms for Thursday evening. Under […]
July 16, 2019

Does Luxury Cannabis Ignore Social Equity?

Luxury cannabis is not just a concept anymore, it’s taking up physical space in some of the bougiest establishments. It’s jarring to see Saks Fifth Avenue’s in-house salon in Manhattan stocked with high-end CBD and Barneys in Los Angeles armed with a cannabis retail wing […]
July 15, 2019

Your Transdermal Cannabis Patch Can Make For Effective Medicine

In the past few years, dedicated scientists have spent countless hours sticking tiny adhesive discs containing cannabidiol (CBD) and THC onto the skin of small rodents and then studying the results. Through this painstaking research, they’ve learned a lot about the effectiveness of transdermal patches […]
July 15, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Autumn Saylor, Stay-at-Home Mom, Treating PTSD With Cannabis

Stay-at-home mom, Autumn Saylor, is a true New Englander. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she loves her Dunkin’ Donuts and her cannabis and coffee breaks, once the kids are off to school.  Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in 2014, from a traumatic incident […]
July 15, 2019

7 Cannabis Accessory Deals on Amazon Prime Day 2019

July 15th and 16th this year are Amazon Prime Days and in the spirit of consuming, we hopped through the site to see if there are any cannabis friendly deals for the cannabis friendly customer. To my surprise, this year you can actually type “cannabis” […]
July 12, 2019

American Eagle Jumps on the CBD Bandwagon

Plenty of Americans still don’t know the first thing about CBD, but that’s not stopping mainstream retailers from hawking it to consumers. Brands such as CVS, Martha Stewart, and Neiman Marcus have been selling the stuff for a while now, and apparel outlets Abercrombie & […]
July 12, 2019

That Alarming CBD Liver Damage Study Is Bunk—And the Media Should Know Better

It’s 2019 and we still live in a world where one small study, on mice, with a highly questionable methodology, published in a marginal journal, with major flaws, leads to a clickbait media panic. Recently, you may have seen a Forbes article headlined “Marijuana Study […]
July 12, 2019

The Winners of the 2019 Bay Area Cannabis Cup

Everyone put their best face—and flower—forward at the festival. Here are the winners of the 2019 Bay Area Cannabis Cup: Indica Flower Jesse Faatz 1st Place: C.R.A.F.T. – Dimepiece2nd Place: Topshelf Cultivation – Whoa-Si-Whoa3rd Place:North Country Pharms – Grape Jelly Donut Sativa Flower Jesse Faatz […]
July 12, 2019

Weed News Roundup: Jay-Z Comes to Caliva; Changes in Florida, Arkansas, N. Dakota

Jay-Z is heading into the legal marijuana industry as a chief brand strategist in partnership with a California cannabis product company. The rapper said in a statement July 9, 2019, that he entered a multiyear deal with San Jose, California-based Caliva. His role will consist […]
July 12, 2019

The Winners of the 2019 SoCal Cannabis Cup

From sun-grown flower to vape pens, we’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 SoCal Cannabis Cup: Indica Flower Jesse Faatz 1st Place: Triple Seven – Wedding Cake2nd Place: Top Shelf Cultivation – Woah-Si-Woah3rd Place: Team Elite – Cookie dough Sativa Flower Jesse Faatz […]