November 14, 2019

Illinois State Senator’s Cannabis Company Under Investigation

An Illinois state senator is the subject of an investigation by state officials who are probing her role in a cannabis company she operates. The investigation into Sen. Patricia Van Pelt by the office of Secretary of State Jesse White was reported by television station […]
November 14, 2019

Why ‘marijuana’ should have always been called ‘the gage’

LifestylePolitics Meg HartleyNovember 14, 2019   Share   Print (William P. Gottlieb, Library of Congress) In the 1930s, two distinct potential futures existed for cannabis in the United States. Cannabis was no stranger to us at that time. Cannabis tinctures were widely available at pharmacies, […]
November 14, 2019

6 Weed Products to Help Cure Your Hangover, Just in Time for Thanksgiving

To many, Thanksgiving is a day in which you have a huge meal with loved ones to celebrate posterity and togetherness. But for others, however, the complexities that come along with the holiday — the historical inaccuracies, genocide it preempted, and the wildly uncomfortable interactions […]
November 13, 2019

Surprise! Michigan adult-use cannabis sales begin Dec. 1

Michigan’s winter forecast just a got a little rosier: Those punishing early-winter blizzards will come with a side of frosty, newly legal cannabis nugs. On Wednesday, Michigan state regulators approved the movement of pre-existing medical marijuana products into a newly licensed recreational supply chain—allowing maybe […]
November 13, 2019

Cannabis Grower Launches One Of Canada’s Largest Rooftop Solar Facilities

It’s no secret that energy-hungry indoor grows have a heavy environmental cost. In Canada, it is estimated that cannabis cultivation ate up the same amount of energy as 1.7 million homes — and that figure comes from 2017, before the country’s federal legalization of marijuana. […]
November 13, 2019

More Than 500 People Have Commented On USDA Hemp Rules So Far

Less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opened a public comment period on proposed hemp regulations, more than 500 people have already weighed in. USDA issued an interim final rule last month, laying out basic regulatory guidelines for hemp manufacturers. It […]
November 12, 2019

Study: The Number of People Who Abuse Weed is Decreasing. Legalization May Be Responsible.

Contrary to the expectations of public health experts, the rate of frequent marijuana consumers who are diagnosed with cannabis use disorder (CUD) is not increasing, a new study reports. In fact, it’s actually decreasing, and that may be due to the growing number of states […]
November 12, 2019

Cannabis Control Commission Plans To Quarantine Vaping Devices

At 12:01 p.m. on November 12, Massachusetts’ emergency ban on medical cannabis vaping products expired. But in its place, the state’s Cannabis Control Commission immediately instituted a quarantine of all medical marijuana vaping devices and products, with the exception of devices that vape flower. Officials […]
November 12, 2019

How to use CBD as an everyday supplement

Strains & products   Share   Print (Courtesy of Try The CBD) This article is brought to you by Try The CBD, providing third-party tested, pure CBD oil from the fields of Colorado.  Taking CBD as an everyday supplement is a common consideration for the canna-curious. […]
November 11, 2019

New Jersey Man Sues Amazon For Firing Him Over Medical Marijuana Use

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his superiors of his medical marijuana treatment. The man, who has been publicly identified only as D.J.C., failed a random drug test in July, and […]
November 11, 2019

What is the Veterans Cannabis Project?

Strains & products   Share   Print (Courtesy of Curaleaf) This article is presented by Curaleaf, partnering with the Veterans Cannabis Project to advocate for improved access to medical cannabis for veterans. The service and commitment demonstrated by United States military veterans stir many Americans to their […]
November 9, 2019

Call It Cannabis or Marijuana. A Study Shows It Doesn’t Really Matter.

Some legalization proponents believe it’s important to stop using the term “marijuana” and instead refer to the substance only by its scientific name, “cannabis.” In order to appeal to more people, they argue, it’s better to stick with a term that isn’t controversial and doesn’t […]
November 9, 2019

Cannabis y la salud mental: Anorexia Nervosa

¿Puede el cannabis ayudar a las personas a recuperarse de anorexia nerviosa? La anorexia nerviosa es un trastorno alimentario que hace que una persona se obsesione con su peso, dieta y cuerpo. Una persona con anorexia nerviosa no se detiene en un peso ideal o […]
November 9, 2019

La adicción a los opioides protagoniza el monstruo de la casa encantada de Maryland

The Haunted Trap House muestra las horribles realidades de la crisis de los opioides. Los horrores de la adicción a los opioides son el tema de una casa embrujada en una ciudad de Maryland esta semana, completa con escenas que representan una sobredosis aterradora y […]
November 8, 2019

Actress Bella Thorne Launches Cannabis Brand

Actress and artist Bella Thorne has launched a new cannabis brand in California, teaming up with vertically integrated producer Glass House Group. The new brand, Forbidden Flowers, will offer sun-grown cannabis products from the company’s cultivation division, Glass House Farms. Thorne said in a press […]
November 8, 2019

The Roll-Up #113: Vitamin E oil and Honey Cut

Uncategorized Bruce BarcottNovember 8, 2019   Share   Print A jar of Honey Cut obtained on Craigslist for testing by SC Labs in Sept. 2019. The vape juice cutting agent consisted of 95% tocopheryl-acetate. Industrial chemicals manufacturers warn against inhaling the substance. (Courtesy of SC […]
November 8, 2019

PTSD-Related Suicides Among Veterans Are Rising. Experts Believe Cannabis Can Help.

Numerous organizations, parks, and college campuses across the country have announced they will display 22 U.S. flags this year for Veteran’s Day. Thousands will take up the 22 Push-Up Challenge or hang 22 dog tags on Witting Trees, named for the definition of witting: a […]
November 8, 2019

How Vietnam veterans expanded America’s cannabis strains

Alana ArmstrongNovember 8, 2019   Share   Print (AP) Veterans in the U.S. and Canada are becoming increasingly open to trying cannabis when first-line drugs aren’t working. But their governments aren’t making it easy. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still refuses to prescribe it, […]
November 8, 2019

Vape injury update: CDC confirms vitamin E acetate as ‘very strong culprit’

HealthIndustry David DownsNovember 8, 2019   Share   Print On Nov. 8, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Aug. 30 Leafly findings of a new, toxic cutting agent in the illicit THC vape cart supply chain—vitamin E acetate. Above, a woman using a […]
November 7, 2019

Hash Hostage: Geopolitical Dispute Traps American Woman In Russian Prison

An American woman returning to her home in Israel from yoga training in India remains detained in a prison outside Moscow, facing a disproportionately harsh sentence on a trumped-up cannabis smuggling charge that many believe is politically motivated.  Naama Issachar, 26, a Fair Lawn, New […]
November 7, 2019

5 Facts Veterans Need to Know About the VA and Cannabis

Jeff Staker faced chronic pain after his service in the Persian Gulf in the 1990s. His doctors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) relied on opioids to manage that pain. In a recent interview with Weedmaps News, Staker, an Indiana native, said he […]
November 7, 2019

Drake is launching a Canadian cannabis brand

Champagne Papi is venturing into the regulated cannabis business. Partnering with Canopy Growth, Drake’s More Life Growth Company joins the licensed producer’s roster of celebrity cannabis brands like Seth Rogen’s Houseplant, and Snoop Dogg’s Leafs By Snoop. “When we first began talks with Drake we […]
November 6, 2019

Unlicensed Psychologist Dr. Phil Claims Weed Makes You Violent and Lowers IQ

Unlicensed television psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw claimed on an episode of his talk show last week that cannabis use can make people violent and cause a drop in IQ scores. McGraw made his claims during a segment about an 11-year-old boy named JJ whose mother […]
November 6, 2019

Why ‘Good Girls Get High’ is a bad movie

Dante JordanNovember 6, 2019   Share   Print (Courtesy of Alloy Entertainment) Ever smoke a joint then purposely attempt to ruin your life? Me neither, but apparently the creators of Good Girls Get High think it’s a real thing. Opening November 8 in theaters and […]
November 6, 2019

Wisconsin Lawmakers File Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers filed a bill on Oct. 30, 2019, to decriminalize marijuana possession. The legislation, introduced by Reps. David Crowley (D) and Shelia Stubbs (D), would decriminalize possession of up to 28 grams, which amounts to about one ounce. Currently, possession is treated as a […]
November 5, 2019

The Time To Stand Together Is Now: A Chat With Arlene Williams, The Ganja Granny

Most people who attend the New York Pride Parade each year know who Ganja Granny is: the little old lady walking down 5th Avenue giving out green ribbons and ‘smoking’ a large-scale paper mâché joint behind a banner which reads, “Legalize Marijuana NOW.” But not […]
November 5, 2019

We tried ‘CBD-infused clothes’ to see if they did anything

I came here to talk shit, and I’m honestly sad that I won’t be able to. Because the Nufabrx CBD-infused (and capsaicin-infused) compression elbow and knee sleeves have not wronged me. In fact, using them has been a positive experience, one that may benefit others […]
November 5, 2019

Study: Can Medical Cannabis Laws Improve Health and Reduce Alcohol Use?

Specific groups of people seem to especially benefit the most from legislation to legalize access to marijuana for medical purposes, a new study reports. “The results suggest that a [medical marijuana law] and protected dispensaries improved self-reported health among several demographic groups, such as individuals […]
November 4, 2019

Oklahoma Releases Nearly 500 Inmates in Push to End Mass Incarceration

Nearly 500 inmates were set to be released from prison in Oklahoma on Monday. The move by state officials comes in response to a push to reduce mass incarceration in Oklahoma that was put into motion by voters in 2016. On Friday, the Oklahoma Pardon […]
November 4, 2019

The cannabis industry generates tons of extra waste. Here’s why

Like any agricultural industry, cannabis generates a fair amount of solid waste. And like other retail industries, cannabis creates packaging materials that end up in landfills. But because of the uniquely strict regulations attached to cannabis, the industry ends up producing far more waste than […]
November 4, 2019

White House Signs Off On Proposed Hemp Rules From USDA

The White House approved plans to regulate hemp and its derivatives on Friday Oct. 25, signing off on interim final rules for the crop that were submitted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA has been working to develop hemp regulations since the crop […]
November 1, 2019

Boards and Buds: The Embassy Skateboards Team Empties Its Bag of Tricks

By Justin Cannabis When you think of cannabis legends hailing from Texas, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson and maybe even Matthew McConaughey come to mind. High Times has featured these and many other marijuana advocates from the Lone Star State over the years. But there’s an […]
November 1, 2019

Artist Takes “The Opioid Spoon Project” On Cross-Country Tour

The artist and activist Domenic Esposito has created “The Opioid Spoon Project,” featuring four 800-pound sculptures depicting spoons used for opioids, which he has displayed outside drug companies. One of the sculptures, called FDA Spoon for the initials of the Food and Drug Administration that […]
November 1, 2019

The Roll-Up #112: LA’s on fire

Leafly Podcast The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Episode 112: LA’s on fire This week: Guest co-host David Downs walks us through LA’s trial by fire, and explains why there are […]
November 1, 2019

Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board To Consider Adding More Qualifying Conditions

Iowa’s Medical Cannabidiol Board will consider changes to the state’s limited medicinal cannabis program on Friday, including petitions to add new medical conditions that qualify patients to participate in it. The board will also consider a proposal to replace a 3% limit on THC in […]
November 1, 2019

Mexican Senate Committees Agree To Comprehensive Marijuana Legalization Bill

Several Mexican Senate committees have agreed to a marijuana legalization bill that they are submitting to the full body. But while lawmakers initially said a floor vote would come this week, the proposal is now being referred to a multi-party panel for consideration as leaders […]
November 1, 2019

Star signs and cannabis strains: November 2019 horoscopes

Do you feel it? The rustling of the leaves. The change in temperature. Every human you come into contact with seems to be infected with some form of the plague. Winter … is … coming! The anti-climatic finale of Game of Thrones was just the […]
November 1, 2019

Cannabis events in Canada for November 2019

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October 31, 2019

This new drug education program could actually keep teens safer

Janet BurnsOctober 31, 2019   Share   Print U.S. President Bush speaks to children after signing a proclamation for national Dare Day, Drug Abuse Resistance Education, in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1989 in Washington. Chantee Charles, 13, of […]
October 31, 2019

More Evidence Needed To Show That Cannabis Works For Mental Health Conditions

A new study published this week has found that there is little evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for several mental health conditions and called for more research on the use of cannabinoids for psychiatric care. A report on the research was published on […]
October 31, 2019

Chuck Schumer Urges FDA To Quickly Issue CBD Rules

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he wants the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to expediently issue guidance so that hemp-derived CBD can be lawfully marketed. In a press call on Oct. 23, 2019, the senator said that the lack of regulatory clarity is […]
October 30, 2019

Bernie Sanders Plan Pledges Immediate Marijuana Descheduling Through Executive Action

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is pledging to use executive action to deschedule marijuana within the first 100 days of his administration if he is elected president. In a cannabis reform plan released last Thursday at 4:20 PM EST, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said removing […]
October 30, 2019

Ganja Gourmet: How To Wake ‘N’ Bake With Cannabis Coffee

Adding an MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil to your morning cup o’ joe is rumored to provide a more sustained energy boost than regular caffeinated coffee. And consuming whole-plant cannabis extract is a health-conscious decision for many reasons, not the least of which is simply to […]
October 30, 2019

How 4 growers bring out unique traits in their cannabis plants

Danielle GuercioOctober 30, 2019   Share   Print The diversity of cannabis genetics is increasing with every new phenotype that pops up. As legal markets with data and analytics illustrate what consumers are buying, a sea change is brewing in what traits cultivators are seeking […]
October 29, 2019

How to shop online for the perfect smoking products

Strains & products   Share   Print This article is brought to you by vapor.com, supplying dry herb and concentrate enthusiasts with the deals, gear, and education they need to enhance every session. vapor.com knows that everyone who enjoys cannabis needs the perfect device to have […]
October 29, 2019

Stoned Conversations: High Maintenance’s Ben Sinclair & Author Etgar Keret

Ben Sinclair, co-creator of HBO’s High Maintenance, sparked a joint on his balcony with author Etgar Keret to promote Etgar’s new book of stories Fly Already. They had a funny expansive chat about mistaken identity, stoner labels, plus the funniest and saddest pot stories Etgar […]
October 29, 2019

The Best Rolling Papers for Joints

Joint rollers, this list will come in handy.  Prerolls are great and all, but I love rolling joints. There is a great joy in rolling a good joint for the sesh. And papers are the mechanism that delivers your weed, which makes them important. This […]
October 28, 2019

HEXO Master Grower Agnes Kwasniewska Talks Gender Gaps, Genetics, Home Cultivation

For some in the still-forming legal cannabis space, the plant has been a lifelong passion, where a career almost seemed destined for ages, regardless of its legal status. For many others, marijuana has become part of their career options as laws changed. Agnes Kwasniewska falls […]
October 28, 2019

Most THC and CBD oil goes to waste in your body—here’s why

Emma StoneOctober 28, 2019   Share   Print If you knew that only 6% of your CBD gummies would enter your bloodstream to do their job, would you still purchase them? Amid the current frenzy surrounding cannabis and its therapeutic benefits, it’s easy to gloss […]
October 25, 2019

Medical Marijuana Patients In Utah Face Difficulties After Legalization

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program next year, residents who want to use the drug in the meantime are encountering skeptical doctors and the quandary of where to get the plant. A law passed by the Utah […]
October 25, 2019

New Government Report Shows Meth Kills More People In Western Regions Of US

NEW YORK (AP) — Fentanyl is driving drug overdose deaths in the U.S. overall, but in nearly half of the country, it’s a different story. Meth is the bigger killer, a new government report shows. Nationwide, most deaths still involve opioid drugs like fentanyl and […]
October 25, 2019

Florida School Principal Won’t Allow Bathroom Breaks Because Of Vaping

This week, Dr. Colleen Iannitti, the principal at Jupiter High School in Palm Beach County, Florida, broke the news to students that there will be no more bathroom breaks due to vaping. Under the new policy, they will have to use the restroom in the […]
October 25, 2019

Health Canada speaks on the vaping-related illness crisis

Laura TennantOctober 25, 2019   Share   Print By now, many Canadians have heard about the slew of vaping-related illnesses and associated deaths that are seemingly sweeping the US. But what does this news mean for Canadians, with our recently legalized adult-use cannabis? In the […]
October 25, 2019

How NYC wiped out wild cannabis plants

Danielle GuercioOctober 25, 2019   Share   Print In the early days, cannabis and hemp grew wild in North America after being imported by colonizers. Before the 1930s, seeing a field of six-foot cannabis plants in an abandoned yard wasn’t uncommon, even in crowded New […]
October 25, 2019

The Roll-Up #111: Comedian Matt Besser and Halloween candy

The Roll-Up features co-hosts Bruce Barcott, Ben Adlin, and Alyssa Yeoman in a Friday morning roundtable about the week’s top cannabis news. Leafly Podcast Episode 111: Comedians giving out candy This week: It’s a massive Roll-Up this week with Upright Citizens Brigade co-founder Matt Besser talking Team […]
October 24, 2019

Estudio encuentra que la marihuana medicinal alivia el dolor de las personas mayores y reduce el uso de opioides

El investigador de neurología, Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, dijo que una relación 1: 1 de TCH a CBD fue la más efectiva para tratar los síntomas y disminuir los efectos secundarios indeseables para las personas mayores involucradas en el estudio. Los Baby Boomers están gastando más […]
October 24, 2019

Mayor Pete gets schooled at a ‘tidy’ Las Vegas cannabis grow

Chris KudialisOctober 24, 2019   Share   Print The boyish grin and clean-cut persona. The white button-up shirt with rolled-up sleeves. The uncanny resemblance to Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. It was all there Wednesday in Las Vegas as South Bend, Indiana mayor and […]
October 23, 2019

Estudio sugiere que el cannabis legal podría crear más de 100,000 empleos en Florida

¿Esta predicción ayudaría a que la marihuana legal aparezca en la boleta electoral? Los votantes de Florida pueden tener la oportunidad de legalizar la marihuana recreativa en las urnas el próximo año, y un nuevo estudio puede ayudar a reforzar el caso de los defensores. […]
October 23, 2019

Putin, hackers, and cannabis: The bizarre story of an Israeli-American jailed in Russia

Chris RobertsOctober 23, 2019   Share   Print Israelis hold signs calling for the release of Israeli Naama Issachar during a demonstration In Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Israel’s prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon the young Israeli woman […]
October 22, 2019

As licensing snafu drags on, Nevada cannabis industry braces for trial

Chris KudialisOctober 22, 2019   Share   Print (lucky-photographer/iStock) Andrew Jolley, founder of Las Vegas cannabis store The Source, felt like he hit the jackpot in December when the application scores for a small number of retail cannabis licenses were announced. After applying for eight […]
October 22, 2019

Bulletin Warns Law Enforcement Agencies Against Fentanyl Disguised As Weed

A local television news station in Utah reported on Tuesday that a bulletin has been issued to law enforcement agencies warning officers of the dangers of fentanyl “disguised to look like marijuana.” Citing an “internal law enforcement bulletin” of unidentified origin, KUTV in Salt Lake […]
October 22, 2019

Filmmaker Turns Lens Toward ’60s Surfer Smugglers of Orange County

The story of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love begins with an armed robbery in 1966. John Griggs and some friends had heard about a Hollywood movie producer with a stash of LSD, so they went to his house in Los Angeles and held him up […]
October 22, 2019

A Guide to Parents’ Night in with Weed

As legalization spreads, weed is quickly on the road to becoming a normal enjoyable way to wind down for responsible parents. When it comes to spending the night in and quality time with your children, especially when weed is involved, safety and accountability are paramount. […]
October 21, 2019

We Wouldn’t Have Legal Weed Without These LGBTQ Activists

By Tyler Koslow If you wander past the neon green cross symbol into a marijuana dispensary today, it’s likely you’ll see a wide array of cannabis products, generous budtenders quick to talk favorite strains, and an altogether feel-good environment.  But the modern dispensary is in […]
October 21, 2019

Cannabis and Mental Health: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurological condition that can considerably impact one’s daily life. The disorder has the ability to affect attention spans and behavior, as well as trigger bouts of hyperactivity. As such, patients tend to struggle with school, work, relationships, and common […]
October 21, 2019

7 cannabis strains that taste way better than candy corn

Candy corn is absolutely trash and anyone who disagrees is free to have that wrong opinion. Because ignorance is bliss. But you know what else is bliss? DANK-ASS TASTY FLAVORS FROM CANNABIS. So being that a lot of you probably have a handful of candy […]
October 18, 2019

The Return Of The Super Sativa Seed Club

Back in the Haze Founded in Amsterdam by Karel Schelfhout in 1985, the Super Sativa Seed Club (SSSC) was one of the first companies to sell seeds directly to the public through its catalog as well as ads in the back of High Times. In […]
October 18, 2019

Getting Lost At The FounderMade Discovery Show West

If you’ve ever been to a trade show, you know they can be a nightmare. You’re winding your way through a serpentine exhibition space, trying to penetrate clusters of ambling professionals in order to stop at whichever booth catches your eye, whereupon you’re subjected to […]
October 18, 2019

Oklahoma Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Staging Threats From Irate Cannabis Proponents

One Oklahoma State Department of Health employee appears to have been going through it during the process of drafting the state’s medical marijuana regulation earlier this year. Emails that lawyer Julia Ezell alleged contained dangerous threats from marijuana advocates have been proven to have been […]
October 18, 2019

New York cannabis legalization will pair with neighboring states, Governors say

The Associated PressOctober 18, 2019   Share   Print Unregulated THC products in Northeast states have sickened hundreds and killed several residents there this fall. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, third from left, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, second from right, […]
October 18, 2019

Where are they now? Robin Ellins, Friendly Stranger

We chat with some of the most prominent figures in Canadian cannabis about the highlights and lowlights of the first year of legalization. In the first installment of this series we chat with Robin Ellins of the Friendly Stranger. See more in this series: Part […]
October 18, 2019

The CBD pain cream made with superfood ingredients by Every Day Optimal

Strains & products   Share   Print This article is brought to you by Every Day Optimal, making CBD products with natural ingredients that help customers feel their best every day. Every Day Optimal knows the importance of choosing the right ingredients for their customers’ […]
October 17, 2019

High Times Returns To Denver For The 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup

After two years, High Times is returning to Colorado to celebrate the state’s hardworking growers and processors with the much-anticipated 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup! The 2019 Colorado Cannabis Cup Colorado has always been at the forefront of the country’s cannabis industry. To honor the vanguard […]
October 17, 2019

7 cannabis strains with balanced mind and body effects

  Share   Print ome seek out cannabis for its mental effects, others for the physical feelings it provides. Then there are those of us whose perfect strain encompasses the best of both worlds. A perfectly balanced mind-body strain may reduce stress levels and improve […]
October 17, 2019

Here are Some of the Eighths of Weed You Should Try

Eighths are the king of the cannabis kingdom — 3.5 grams is the quintessential stoner amount of weed because it’s the perfect amount for a beautiful Backwoods blunt, a few joints, or a bunch of bowls, depending on the size of your piece.  As an […]
October 16, 2019

Weed-Friendly Gala To Benefit Planned Parenthood Coming To Colorado

The Colorado cannabis community will have a chance to show its support for reproductive health services on Thursday, October 17th. A coalition of marijuana businesses are teaming up to host an award ceremony honoring pot brands whose proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood of the […]
October 16, 2019

How mainstream media botched the vape lung story

HealthPolitics David BienenstockOctober 16, 2019   Share   Print Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb called for legalization to solve the vape crisis, but Wall Street Journal editors blamed legalization for causing the crisis—over Gottlieb’s own story. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) In 1989, a mysterious […]
October 16, 2019

Less is More: Study Says Smaller Doses of Marijuana Improve Sex Quality

“Start low, go slow.” That’s what budtenders usually tell new consumers about dosing to help them partake in cannabis responsibly. The mantra also summarizes the results of a new paper that reviewed current research on how marijuana affects different aspects of sex, including desire. “Several […]
October 15, 2019

7 cannabis strains with mind-focused effects

  Share   Print ver notice that a cannabis consumer seeking a boost of creative stimulation and another searching for a means to manage chronic pain tend to reach for totally different strains? Theoretically explained by differences in strains’ cannabinoid and terpene profiles, many consumers […]
October 15, 2019

California Governor Signs Several Marijuana-Related Bills

California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a passel of bills affecting the cannabis industry, his office announced on Saturday. Among the legislation that is now law is AB 37, a proposal sponsored by Democrat member of the California House Reggie Jones-Sawyer that will allow cannabis […]
October 15, 2019

What is Croptober?

Although it may not garner the same recognition as beloved weed holidays like 4/20 or 7/10, the entire month of October marks one of the most joyous occasions for both cannabis cultivators and budget-conscious consumers.  If you follow a handful of weed growers and cannabis […]
October 15, 2019

Why Do Stoners Love Horror?

Do you like to smoke weed and watch horror movies? You’re not alone. As it turns out, there are plenty of stoners out there who have a love for the art of fear and all things spooky.   At least, this is the impression you’ll get […]
October 14, 2019

Area man mistreats cannabis plants in stolen van

A Delaware man stands accused of driving a stolen van filled with 131 pounds of cannabis plants. Medical marijuana is legal in Delaware, but adult-use cannabis is not. So on Tues., Oct. 8, Dover Police arrested 24-year-old Jaquell McDonald and charged him with three drug-related […]
October 14, 2019

Researchers Study How to Treat Cannabis Addiction With More Cannabis

The solution to cannabis dependency might simply be more cannabis. That’s according to a new study from researchers at University College London, which found that cannabidiol (CBD) can help people reduce their consumption of THC. Presenting the study at this year’s London’s New Scientist Live […]
October 14, 2019

10 Products Every Fashion-Conscious Cannabis User Will Love For Fall

Ahh, fall. It’s a time of year filled with cozy blankets, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. And even for people who don’t get to see the trees shake off their greenery, there’s still a certain vibe in the air. Everything feels slightly crisper and […]
October 14, 2019

Mexico Marijuana Legalization Bill Ready by Late October, Senator Says

The Senate leader of Mexico’s ruling party said that the lawmakers will vote on a bill to legalize marijuana for adult use by the end of October 2019. There are numerous pieces of legalization legislation already on the table, but Sen. Ricardo Monreal of the […]
October 14, 2019

Weed Vending Machine That’s Activated by Palm Reader is Coming to Canada

Vending machines are interesting inventions. The technology has ensured that snacks have been distributed to the hungry masses for decades. Soon, the same row of brightly lit machines could include a new green addition. As Signifi Solutions, a company that focuses on automated retail, and […]
October 11, 2019

Fantastic Fungi Is A New Documentary That Celebrates The World Of Mushrooms

Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson may have just given us her most dramatic role to date, delivering compelling first-person narration as the voice of an army of mushrooms in the new documentary, Fantastic Fungi. The feature-length film digs deep into the world of the captivating […]
October 11, 2019

The Roll-Up #109: The Kushy Punch bust

PodcastsPolitics Leafly PodcastsOctober 11, 2019   Share   Print California state officials confiscated these Kushy Vape products in their investigation of the company’s Canoga Park facility. (Courtesy of CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs) This week: LA cannabis company Kushy Punch is accused of running legal product […]
October 11, 2019

Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical cannabis entrepreneurs are looking for answers after the Texas Department of Public Safety unexpectedly shut down its application process for new dispensary permits on Wednesday. The window was originally intended to last through November 1. No reason was given for the abrupt termination of […]
October 11, 2019

Vapers May No Longer Pay Less For Life Insurance Than Smokers

A major U.S. insurance company is planning to increase life insurance premiums for its customers who vape. The move by Prudential will bring rates for customers who use e-cigarettes into alignment with those charged smokers, the company said in a statement on Thursday. “Prudential will […]
October 11, 2019

Indicted Ukrainians sought Nevada cannabis licenses in all the wrong ways

Chris KudialisOctober 11, 2019   Share   Print (bluejayphoto/iStock) Two Ukrainian associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested on Wednesday night and charged with funneling foreign money into US elections, an illegal activity. The headlines have been dominated by the pair’s alleged donations to a pro-Trump […]
October 11, 2019

Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg Offer Words of Wisdom for First-Time Weed Smokers

Seth Rogen and Snoop Dogg have some advice for first-time marijuana consumers: if you bump into them and want to sesh, limit yourself to one hit — or even half a hit. The cannabis icons joked about their shared love for the plant and offered […]
October 11, 2019

The top 10 cannabis strains in California

Bailey Rahn and Dante Jordan contributed to this article. Home to the famous Humboldt County, California is damn near synonymous with high quality cannabis. It’s blessed us with many legendary cannabis strains like OG Kush, Gelato, and Sherbert. With so many famous genetics coming out […]
October 10, 2019

Rudy Giuliani’s Ukraine fixers indicted in US cannabis corruption scheme

David DownsOctober 10, 2019   Share   Print Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman, right, associates of Rudy Giuliani, were arrested on a four-count indictment. The men had key roles in Giuliani’s efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Biden and his son, Hunter. […]
October 10, 2019

Victims Of Opioid Abuse To Help Decide How Much Purdue Pharma Should Pay

Victims of opioid addiction weren’t in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company’s role in the nationwide overdose epidemic. Now that Purdue is in federal bankruptcy court, four people whose lives were touched […]
October 10, 2019

10 High-THC Strains You Should Know About

Every year, weed gets higher … in THC, that is. Throughout our shared history with the cannabis plant, we’ve slowly bred the plant to produce more of its primary intoxicating and psychoactive cannabinoid, with THC percentages of some plants now reaching the mid-30s. Though the […]
October 9, 2019

Massive power outage threatens NorCal cannabis harvest

David DownsOctober 9, 2019   Share   Print To avoid sparking deadly wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric officials de-energized lines midnight Oct. 9, affecting thousands of northern California cannabis licensees. (nikolay100/iStock) SAN FRANCISCO—California cannabis industry operators are scrambling to save crops from spoilage amid a […]
October 9, 2019

California Medical Marijuana Bills Await Governor’s Signature

Two medical marijuana bills that were passed by the California legislature in September have been sent to Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom for his approval, but cannabis activists are concerned that he won’t sign the measures before an impending deadline. Senate Bill 305, also known as […]
October 9, 2019

These Strategies Will Get More Customers To Your Dispensary

It goes without saying that you want to get as many new customers into your dispensary as possible. But with the cannabis retail space becoming more and more competitive every day, you can’t just expect a flood of new customers to rush in the second […]

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