Steve Monas

June 24, 2019

Is Neem Oil Causing Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a rare cyclical vomiting condition, is said to be triggered by too much cannabis. But many believe this isn’t true—and instead say the painful bouts of vomiting come from other factors, such as pesticide contamination. Recently, the idea that neem oil […]
June 23, 2019

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Cannabis Use

Have you had a bad experience disclosing cannabis use to a doctor? Did a doctor’s attitude toward cannabis impact the quality of care you received? You’re not alone. Unfortunately, a prevailing stigma, lack of exposure to current marijuana research, and confusion about the legality of […]
June 21, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From June 15-21

This week in Cannabis: SQDC workers in Montreal vote to strike, new cannabis cigarettes could come to market, and Health Canada considers a new over-the-counter category for legal CBD products. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada Unionized workers at one of […]
June 21, 2019

New York Legislature Approves Marijuana Decriminalization

Lawmakers in New York have voted to eliminate criminal penalties for public possession and use of marijuana after efforts to legalize the plant stalled. The measure would reduce low-level criminal charges for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation, which comes with a fine similar […]
June 21, 2019

California Officials Launch Campaign to Combat Illicit Cannabis Market

California cannabis regulators launched a new campaign on Friday that aims to combat the illicit marijuana market by educating consumers about the risks of unlicensed operators. Lori Ajax, the Chief of the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), said in a press release that the statewide […]
June 21, 2019

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

After failing to pass a progressive adult-use cannabis bill, the Legislature instead closed out the year’s session with a decriminalization measure. The bill includes language that will clear some past criminal convictions, but critics are already warning that the measure may not do much at […]
June 21, 2019

Prosecutor Issues Warning About Cannabis Edibles That Look Like Normal Candy

Halloween is still months away. But in Charleston, West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart says Trick or Treat will never be the same. On Thursday, Stuart’s office in the Southern District of West Virginia issued a public health alert about THC-infused edibles. The alert warns […]
June 20, 2019

US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. The post US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference appeared first on Leafly.
June 20, 2019

Study Finds Cannabis Use During Pregnancy Increasing in United States

Researchers have found that the number of women in the United States who use cannabis during pregnancy is increasing, according to a study published this week in the medical journal JAMA. Cannabis use during the first trimester of pregnancy was especially prevalent, researchers determined. To […]
June 20, 2019

Being LGBTQ in the Cannabis Industry: A Roundtable Discussion

All eyes are on the LGBTQ community during Pride month. June often becomes full of fabulous celebrations, “woke” marketing tactics, and sometimes difficult discussions about LGBTQ rights, representation, equality, and advocacy. Weedmaps News sat down with four cannabis industry leaders — Christine De La Rosa, […]