Steve Monas

May 25, 2019

Civic-Minded Coders Help Government Wipe Clean Marijuana-Related Records

When San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon announced in February 2019 that more than 9,000 marijuana-related convictions would be cleared, the city became the first in the United States to expunge all eligible records after cannabis legalization. For Code for America, a non-profit, non-partisan group […]
May 24, 2019

5 Tips for Effectively Marketing Your Cannabis Business Online

Online marketing is a daunting world, made considerably difficult with the limitations imposed on cannabis companies. Many of the largest online marketing services and social media platforms still don’t allow marijuana businesses to advertise. “When it comes to advertising the cannabis industry, options are extremely […]
May 24, 2019

Two-Year Investigation of Illicit Weed Market Leads to Multimillion Dollar Raids

In a reminder that marijuana legalization does not legalize the production of all marijuana, Colorado police announced that they spent Wednesday morning busting a large swath of unauthorized cannabis production. Officers seized an almost unbelievable total of $240 million in marijuana plants and $13.5 million […]
May 24, 2019

Trashing Your Empty Vape Oil Cartridges? Here’s What You Can Do Instead

Learn more about why it’s difficult to develop recycling solutions around cannabis oil vape cartridges, and find out what you can do to support sustainability in the meantime. The post Trashing Your Empty Vape Oil Cartridges? Here’s What You Can Do Instead appeared first on […]
May 24, 2019

Data Finds Canadians in New Brunswick Reluctant to Buy Pot With Credit Cards

Canadians aren’t so into paying for cannabis on credit. And Canada’s federal privacy commissioner says you probably shouldn’t anyway. Instead, Commissioner Daniel Therrien is recommending extreme caution when it comes to putting pot purchases on plastic, telling consumers that it’s probably better to just pay […]
May 24, 2019

Some Ontario Cannabis Stores Cut Hours Amid National Supply Shortage

“Ontario is not immune to supply issues.” The post Some Ontario Cannabis Stores Cut Hours Amid National Supply Shortage appeared first on Leafly.
May 24, 2019

Restrictive Laws Power Indoor Cannabis in California

With only 12 municipalities in California that allow for outdoor cannabis growing, indoor has become the norm. But indoor pollutes and wastes resources, so some companies are promoting outdoor to reduce the impact on the environment. The post Restrictive Laws Power Indoor Cannabis in California […]
May 24, 2019

Maine Officials Set Goal Date for Start of Recreational Marijuana Sales

Maine, a state that legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, still doesn’t have a commercial marketplace for cannabis. But regulators say they at least have a plan for what that marketplace will look like, one they hope to have up and running by spring 2020. Maine’s […]
May 23, 2019

‘I Can’t Breathe,’ 69-Year-Old Woman Says During Disney World CBD Arrest

Police released body camera footage on May 21, 2019, of a 69-year-old woman being arrested at a Florida amusement park for possessing cannabidiol (CBD) oil without a state medical cannabis card. Hester Burkhalter, a grandmother who suffers from arthritis, was arrested after an off-duty Orange […]
May 23, 2019

Gas Station Chain Sheetz Now Selling CBD Products in Pennsylvania Locations

Gas station and convenience store chain Sheetz is probably best known for its massive selection of snacks and touchscreen ordering system. Now, the chain is diving headfirst into the CBD craze. As announced by the company earlier today, Sheetz is now adding a full line […]