Steve Monas

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 […]
July 12, 2019

In the Vermont Capitol’s Flower Beds: 34 Cannabis Plants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Almost three dozen cannabis plants have been found growing in the flower beds in front of the Vermont Statehouse, police said Friday. A visitor to the Statehouse alerted police to what turned out to be 34 plants found by officers this […]
July 12, 2019

Estudio examina por qué el THC produce efectos negativos en algunos usuarios.

Investigadores quieren saber por qué el cannabis hace que algunos usuarios se sientan ansiosos y paranoicos. Es una escena demasiado familiar para los que les gusta las sustancias psicoactivas. Se pasa un porro en una fiesta, arrastrando los pies en medio de una columna de […]
July 12, 2019

California Now has an Overnight Music Festival with Onsite Weed Sales

Camping, cannabis, and live performances finally come together legally at the Northern Nights Music Festival , the first overnight music festival to allow recreational cannabis sales and use onsite in the U.S. Straddling the Humboldt and Mendocino county lines, and showcasing the cannabis culture of […]
July 11, 2019

A Visual Guide to Taking the Perfect Dab

Dabbing is an effective way to consume cannabis and also a great ritual. Similar to cooking a great meal or mixing a refreshing cocktail, the process of preparing and executing the perfect dab can be meditative and provide a moment to decompress. Like a baseball […]
July 11, 2019

¿Es la marihuana legal necesariamente segura?

Con el acceso legal al cannabis en expansión en los Estados Unidos, es seguro asumir que la marihuana que compra está en alza, ¿no? En la mayoría de los casos, sí, pero muchos continúan reprobando las pruebas y muchos las falsifican en el mercado. Esto […]
July 11, 2019

Study: Drug Rehab Experts Find Medical Marijuana Helpful, but with Risks

Ninety-three percent of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana. Now, thanks to new research, a sizable majority of substance abuse clinicians do, too. Even though drug misuse professionals broadly back cannabis’s medical value, they also see risks associated with its use. “While most participants agreed that […]