Steve Monas

April 24, 2019

Alabama Health Officials Report Spike in Synthetic Cannabis Overdoses

Synthetic marijuana is back in the headlines. And this time it’s hitting northern Alabama. Specifically, public health and law enforcement agencies are reporting a sharp uptick in overdoses related to synthetic marijuana. Now, officials are trying to warn the public of the dangers of smoking […]
April 24, 2019

Quitting Cigarettes? Joints Rolled With CBD Might Help

Mellow pre-rolls from Toast, Prism, Willie’s Reserve, Marley Natural, Herba Buena, and Henry’s Originals could blunt nicotine cravings. The post Quitting Cigarettes? Joints Rolled With CBD Might Help appeared first on Leafly.
April 23, 2019

California Bill Might Open Door to Bank Services for Marijuana Industry

California legislators considered a plan April 22, 2019, intended to encourage more banks to do business with marijuana companies that have been frozen out of thousands of financial institutions. Most Americans live in states where marijuana for adult use or medical use is legal. But […]
April 23, 2019

Lawmakers Push to Send More of Colorado’s Weed Revenues to Kindergarteners

Since Colorado’s first legal sales at the start of 2014 until the end of 2018, $160 million has gone to school construction, courtesy of the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Fund. But now, lawmakers are making a push to increase that number, and to expand […]
April 23, 2019

Years After Legalization, Maine Releases First Cannabis Industry Rules

Residents voted in favor of legalizing marijuana in 2016, but crafting the rules has been a long and sometimes contentious process. The post Years After Legalization, Maine Releases First Cannabis Industry Rules appeared first on Leafly.
April 22, 2019

Here’s What Happened On 4/20 in the U.S.

We hope your 4/20 holiday was as great as it looked on Instagram. The special day in cannabis culture included weed weddings, a historic turnout at the National Cannabis Fest in Washington, D.C., golden Easter egg hunts, Netflix television premieres and the first 4/20 medical […]
April 22, 2019

Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana Use in Public Housing Introduced in Congress

A bill that would permit the use of medical marijuana by residents of public housing in states with legal medicinal cannabis programs was introduced in Congress last week. The measure, the Marijuana in Federally Assisted Housing Parity Act of 2019, was introduced on Thursday by […]
April 22, 2019

Wisconsin Legalization Would Save Lives, Bring $1.1B Benefit, Study Says

Medical legalization would prevent 49 overdose deaths every year, save policing costs, and halt thousands of arrests. The post Wisconsin Legalization Would Save Lives, Bring $1.1B Benefit, Study Says appeared first on Leafly.
April 21, 2019

Boston-Educated Canna-Preneurs Want to Lead ‘Made in Colombia’ Marijuana

Beginning in 2019, Made in Colombia could have a whole new cachet in the cannabis world. Forget guys in fatigues loading bales of weed onto twin-engine Cessnas on a jungle airstrip — this will be deals inked in corporate boardrooms in Toronto, Cali, and Medellín, […]
April 20, 2019

Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver

Plenty of customers (and no sign of the FDA) as the nationwide chain tests a CBD burger at a single store in Colorado. The post Carl’s Jr. CBD Burgers Go Over Big in Denver appeared first on Leafly.