Steve Monas

May 2, 2019

What Is Myrcene and What Does This Cannabis Terpene Do?

Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in modern commercial cannabis. It’s said to relieve pain, inflammation, and insomnia, but what does the science actually say? The post What Is Myrcene and What Does This Cannabis Terpene Do? appeared first on Leafly.
May 2, 2019

The Secret to Using Cannabis for Energy and Focus

Staying focused and energized throughout the day isn’t always easy, and sometimes you need more than another cup of coffee to get through your to-do list. But before you reach to your favorite sativa for a pick-me-up, remember that a variety of factors go into […]
May 1, 2019

More Cancer Patients Use Cannabis Over Opioids to Manage Pain, Study Finds

Cancer patients are increasingly using marijuana as an alternative treatment for long-term pain, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine used population-based data survey to track marijuana and opioid use among 19,604 adult respondents with and without cancer […]
May 1, 2019

Star Signs + Strains: May 2019 Horoscopes

The theme for April is “Back to the Future.” We are being asked to slow down and spring clean so we can enter the second half of the year with greater power. The post Star Signs + Strains: May 2019 Horoscopes appeared first on Leafly.
May 1, 2019

Sherbinskis Profile in The New York Times Signifies Cultural Shift in Weed Journalism

In “A Marijuana Brand with Loads of Street Cred” published by The New York Times this week, Alex Williams tells the tale of Mario Guzman AKA Mr. Sherbinski, a cannabis breeder who rose from San Francisco’s underground pot community to head, after legalization, one of […]
May 1, 2019

Cannabis Banking Bill’s Chances are Slim, GOP Senate Leader Warns

The Republican chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said on April 30, 2019, that he couldn’t promise that his panel will take up a bipartisan bill to shield banks that service marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal financial regulators. The legislation — called the […]
April 30, 2019

Treating Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) With Medical Cannabis

“I’ve got to treat my body if I’m ever going to recover from this illness,” Kimberly Callis, an independent researcher with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, tells High Times. “Cannabis [is] a systemic medicine; complex PTSD is a systemic condition. The two really go hand-in-hand, especially […]
April 29, 2019

Oregon’s Marijuana Surplus Spurs Senators to Block New Grower Licenses

The Oregon Senate moved forward with a plan to limit the state’s supply of recreational marijuana. Lawmakers voted 18-10 on April 29, 2019, to freeze marijuana productions at current levels for the next two years. The state will not issue new production licenses to marijuana […]
April 29, 2019

What Are You Smoking Episode 79: Mr. Sherbinski

Esteemed cannabis cultivator and breeder Mr. Sherbinski joins the show to talk about developing strains like Gelato and Sunset Sherbert and the road his company has walked from garage grow-ops to fashion outlets in Beverly Hills. The post What Are You Smoking Episode 79: Mr. […]
April 29, 2019

Wisconsin City Officials Trying to Stop Church From Distributing Cannabis

Cannabis isn’t legal in the state of Wisconsin just yet, but one Madison-based Rastafarian church has utilized a religion-based loophole that allows them to serve the plant to members who make a small donation. But despite the seemingly fool-proof statute, it appears local officials aren’t […]