Steve Monas

July 17, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About the PAX 3

Back in 2012, when the adult-use cannabis market was in its infancy, a San Francisco-based startup called Pax Labs (Actually, Ploom at the time) released a portable loose-leaf vaporizer that would end up shaping the future of weed consumption.  At the time most vaporizers were […]
July 17, 2019

Notorious Drug Kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Sentenced to Life in Prison

Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the notorious drug kingpin known as El Chapo, was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for his convictions on federal drug, murder, and money laundering charges earlier this year. The sentence marks the end of a 30-year drug trafficking career that […]
July 17, 2019

Postal Carrier Caught in Conspiracy to Mail Cannabis

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments. Federal prosecutors say Fred Rivers was convicted Tuesday on a conspiracy count but acquitted of taking bribes. […]
July 16, 2019

Everything You Should Consider When Traveling with CBD in the U.S.

Much like a stress-free vacation, cannabidiol (CBD) provides much-needed therapeutic relief for a growing number of people. Extracted from either hemp or marijuana plants, this non-intoxicating cannabinoid is coveted for its purported ability to reduce stress, inflammation, chronic pain, and assist in the treatment of […]
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 & […]