September 19, 2019

Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic neurological disorder that gets worse with time. There is no known cure for this disease, which causes a lack of control over bodily movements, depression, cognitive decline, and more.  This condition can be a very debilitating disorder, because it […]
September 19, 2019

20 Trending Strains

As cannabis breeding evolves, so do the tastes of its consumers. Aside from a few staple strains, you can expect to see a mostly new set of names on the menus of dispensaries and delivery services every year. In fact, you may have noticed the […]
September 19, 2019

How To Spot a Fake Vape Cartridge

This year’s alarming wave of vaping-associated pulmonary injury has already made up to 530 people sick and killed as many as six people. If you use disposable vaporizer cartridges, how can you make sure that the one you’re puffing on is safe? This is a […]
September 18, 2019

In Thailand, Opinion on Cannabis Is Changing. How Far Will It Go?

Modern Asia’s first medical cannabis clinic blends into a concrete hospital complex in Prachinburi, a languid town 100 km east of Bangkok. Dotted with fish farms and shaded by tamarind trees, the muddy Bang Pakong River flows by out front. Somewhere out back, cannabis is […]
September 18, 2019

Weedmaps Event Aims to Shine Light on Social Injustices in Cannabis Industry

Despite a move toward legalization in much of the United States, thousands of people remain imprisoned for non-violent, cannabis-related crimes. To shine a light on the topic, the Weedmaps Museum of Weed will host “Together for Fair Social Policies” on Sept. 26, 2019, featuring a […]
September 18, 2019

New Hampshire House Overrides Governor’s Veto on Home-Grown Medical Cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow for the home cultivation of cannabis by medical marijuana patients. The measure, HB 364, will now head to the Senate after the House […]
September 17, 2019

Paraguay To Begin Marijuana Production For Research And Medical Purposes

Paraguay will begin accepting applications for the domestic production of cannabis for medical and research purposes next month, according to an announcement made last week by the country’s health minister. Julio Mazzolini, the minister of public health and social welfare, said in a press conference […]
September 17, 2019

6 Cannabis Strains for People Who Love Fall Spice Terpenes

Cannabis produces a bunch of flavor profiles that are surprising to the nose and mouth. Spiced terpenes are one of those flavors. Not to be confused with “Spice,” the synthetic marijuana, spiced terpenes in cannabis produce flavors reminiscent of black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon, amongst […]
September 16, 2019

Testing Lab In Oregon Offering To Evaluate Vaping Products For Public Consumers

An Oregon analytic laboratory is offering a new test for cannabis products to detect the presence of vitamin E acetate, an additive that has been implicated in the rash of vaping-related lung illnesses that have sickened hundreds and led to at least six deaths. Pixis […]
September 16, 2019

Arizona Backers Revise Legalization Measure After Legal Review

TUCSON, Ariz. — Supporters of an Arizona measure to legalize cannabis for people 21 and older are making some changes to their initiative. The backers originally filed the 16-page “Smart and Safe Arizona Act” proposal with the state in early August, and opted for a […]
September 13, 2019

In Wake of Vape Illnesses, Cannabis Groups Ask Congress for Regulations

Two major marijuana industry associations issued statements on Sept. 11, 2019, responding to the recent spike in severe lung injuries that seem to be linked to contaminated cannabis or nicotine vaping products obtained on the illicit market. About 380 vaping-related injuries, including six fatal cases, […]
September 13, 2019

10 Dope Pieces of Merch You Can Buy at the Weedmaps Museum of Weed

FYI: Rare merch lies ahead. The pop-up cannabis museum experience of the summer has a nice treasure trove of cool, obscure, stoner-centric merchandise at the end of it. With cannabis apparel, ashtrays, candy, and the limited-edition collection of Weedmaps Museum of Weed merch you will […]
September 13, 2019

Cannabis Strains That Are Unexpectedly Similar

Cannabis strains are made up of cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) as well as terpenes, which are aromatic compounds that give each flower its unique aroma. We’re constantly learning more about these terpenes and how they impact the overall experience of consuming cannabis. When choosing […]
September 13, 2019

Oregon Cannabis Retailers Are Pulling Vape Carts Off Store Shelves

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon marijuana retailers on Thursday began removing vaping products from their shelves and offering returns on previously purchased vape pens amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths tied to electronic cigarettes. The move came after the agency that […]
September 13, 2019

Florida Congressman Wants To Downgrade Controlled Substance Scheduling For Marijuana

On Thursday, Congressman Greg Steube, who represents Florida’s 17th district, introduced a bill that would downgrade the controlled substance scheduling for marijuana. Steube’s bill, the Marijuana 1-to-3 Act of 2019, would reclassify cannabis as a Schedule III controlled substance. Currently, the federal government considers cannabis […]
September 13, 2019

Vaping Suspected in 380 Illnesses and 6 Deaths. What is Going On?

U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious lung illnesses in people who use e-cigarettes and other vaping devices. They have identified about 380 confirmed and probable cases in 36 states, including six deaths. At a Sept. 6, 2019, press briefing […]
September 13, 2019

Florida Lawmakers File Bill To Expand Medical Marijuana Research

Two members of Florida’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday that would expand research into the medicinal use of marijuana. The measure, titled the Expanding Cannabis Research and Information Act, was filed by Democratic Rep. Donna Shalala and her […]
September 13, 2019

Opinion: Cannabis Vaping Concerns Call for Increased Regulation and Oversight

Paul Armentano is the deputy director of NORML—the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws—and the co-author of the book Marijuana Is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? (Chelsea Green, 2013). Leafly welcomes opinion contributions from industry and political leaders on a […]
September 13, 2019

How To Create An Artful Flower Arrangement With Cannabis

Over the course of the last few thousand years, the art of flower-arranging has come so far, it almost seems like there’s nowhere left for it to go. But thanks to a burgeoning popular acceptance of cannabis, there’s an entirely new way to decorate with […]
September 12, 2019

Potency of Wisconsin THC Cartridges May Be Higher Than Claimed

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges a day may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed, authorities said Wednesday. The revelation Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office underscores warnings that people who buy vaping […]
September 12, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Charles McElroy, Founder of Goldleaf

Is there a Patient Journal in your stash? Perhaps a Recreational Tasting Journal – something to keep track of the many wonderful cultivars and products you sample? How about a record to help you keep track of your daily cannabis protocols? Or, how about a […]
September 12, 2019

Why CBD Oil Potency Matters and 5 of the Strongest CBD Oils

From a consumer’s perspective, potency is one of the most important things to consider when purchasing a CBD oil. There are many factors that distinguish one CBD oil from the next, but strength is the kicker, determining everything from the cost of a product to […]
September 11, 2019

How to Dab CBD

As a cannabis concentrate enthusiast, I’ll be honest with you: The first time I took a dab of cannabidiol (CBD) it felt strange, almost sacrilegious in light of the potent THC-heavy sauces, badders, waxes, and shatters that I typically consume. As any seasoned dabber knows, […]
September 11, 2019

Vets, First Responders Receive Free Entry to Policy Summit at Museum of Weed This Weekend

The Weedmaps Museum of Weed is extending an invitation to all U.S. service members, veterans, and first responders to experience the museum for free this weekend, Sept. 14 and 15. Millions of veterans suffer from chronic pain, mental health diagnoses, and other conditions stemming from […]
September 11, 2019

Trump Administration Officials Meet To Discuss Possible Ban On Flavored Vapes

Officials with the Trump administration said on Wednesday that the federal government would ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes, according to media reports. Alex M. Azar II, the secretary of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Ned Sharpless, the acting commissioner of the Food […]
September 11, 2019

How Elizabeth Warren Became a Cannabis Champion Without Ever Getting High

Long known as a progressive firebrand on issues related to income inequality, corporate malfeasance, and corruption in government, Elizabeth Warren also regularly and forcefully champions cannabis legalization in Congress—often framing it as a social justice issue. The senator from Massachusetts currently boasts an ‘A’ record […]
September 11, 2019

How Much is the Price of an Eighth Where You Live?

The most affordable place to buy an eighth of weed in August 2019 was once again in Canada, where a combination of a strong American dollar and ample, well-regulated supplies evidently are holding prices in check. The average price of an eighth in North America […]
September 10, 2019

8 Must-Have Cannabis Products for Tech-Minded Weed Consumers

Let’s face it, in one way or another, technological advancements have altered nearly every facet of our lives — and smoking weed is certainly no exception. In fact, as ongoing legalization efforts have birthed a rigorous and dynamic market, tech-savvy companies are developing innovative products […]
September 10, 2019

Advocates Push Back on Changes to Utah Medical Cannabis Law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Medical marijuana advocates and conservative groups sparred Monday over proposed changes to Utah’s medical cannabis program during a tense, two-hour public hearing. Utah legislators sought feedback on changes to the law ahead of a special session next week to approve […]
September 10, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Max Montrose: Founder of the Trichome Institute

You might say that Max Montrose has a nose for weed. That his lineage, handed down from beneath his very DNA, in cahoots with spirits of cannabis past, placed him in Denver, Colorado, then waited as the state and the man literally grew into their […]
September 9, 2019

Regulators, Industry React to Vitamin E-Tainted Vape Carts

The five deaths and 450 cases of vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI) believed to be associated with vaping this summer are mostly a problem of the illicit market for THC vape carts. But regulators in states with adult-use or medical cannabis legalization are using the health […]
September 9, 2019

Heavy Regulations Allow Illegal Marijuana Sales to Persist, Study Argues

Excessive state regulations may be the reason illegal marijuana markets continue to exist after legalization, a new exploratory study found after looking at data from the first two U.S. states to end cannabis prohibition. “The qualitative analysis of news reports reveals that regulation is one […]
September 9, 2019

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election

If you’re counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with 420 days left until it’s time to cast your ballot. And if, like many Americans, you’re making marijuana policy reform a priority next year, as in finally […]
September 6, 2019

Vitamin E Acetate In Cannabis Products Possibly Causing Vape-Related Illnesses

New York officials may have found an answer for the mysterious rash of illnesses linked to vaping that has already claimed three lives in the United States. On Thursday, the state’s Department of Health announced that it had uncovered lab results that identified “very high […]
September 6, 2019

Vape Cart Additive Makers Pull Products as Others Go Dark

After a rash of suspected vape pen-related lung disease cases nationwide, the chemical makers responsible for selling new cannabis additives appear to be reacting, and evidence of their sales practices are emerging. The website for Honey Cut, the diluent that started the ‘thickener’ craze last […]
September 6, 2019

From Psilocybin-Loving Psychologist To Modern Mystic: A Profile of Ram Dass

One of the country’s foremost self-help masters, Ram Dass is now 88 years old and in a wheelchair, still imparting wisdom while continuing to manage the dramatic after-effects of a massive stroke. Before Ram Dass concludes his journey as a human being on this earth, […]
September 6, 2019

Canadian Federal Agency Issues Warning Of Vaping Risks Following U.S. Deaths

Federal health officials in Canada issued an advisory on Thursday warning of the dangers of vaping after a string of serious lung illnesses and two deaths in the United States. In the advisory from Health Canada, consumers were warned that vaping should not be considered […]
September 6, 2019

Mayor Charged With Taking Bribes in Exchange for Cannabis Licenses

BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor’s tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old […]
September 6, 2019

The Reinvention of Mike Tyson: How he’s Rewriting His Story with Cannabis

Mike Tyson hasn’t had a professional fight since 2005, but the strength in his handshake suggests the former boxing champ still packs plenty of power in his fists. Yet Iron Mike is focused on another sport these days. Melted into the pillows of a couch, […]
September 6, 2019

Vape Pen Lung Disease: Here’s What You Need to Know

As of Friday, Sept. 6, the CDC has reported up to 450 cases in 33 states of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome possibly associated with a recently inhaled drug aerosol (commonly known as vaping). Three patients may have died from the condition. The deaths occurred […]
September 6, 2019

The Internet Can Be Tough for Stoners. Arend Richards Can Attest.

When Youtube reportedly started removing cannabis-related channels and content from its platform in April 2018, it sent many content creators wandering through the digital wilderness. Arend Richards was one of those nomads until he created his own platform, The Weedtube. Contributor Kieran Delamont examines both […]
September 5, 2019

Groove To The Reissue Of A 1976 Electronic Music Album For Plants

Earlier this year, offbeat music freaks were delighted with the re-release of Mother Earth’s Plantasia, an utterly weird yet endearing electronic music album for plants, originally issued as a free vinyl giveaway for mattress shoppers and green thumbs alike. Now, on September 7, the Getty […]
September 5, 2019

NBA All-Star Gary Payton’s New Cookies Strain Heating Up California

It’s time to call a timeout on overpriced, mid-grade bud with a celebrity name slapped on the side. Instead, rotate in the new strain, Gary Payton, and dominate the sesh. “This is like the Wheaties box for the weed game and we were the first […]
September 5, 2019

Why THCV Might be the Next Big Thing in Weed

2019 has the potential to be remembered as the year when minor cannabinoids really hit the scene. While it’s true that the cannabis market is generally interested in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating cannabinoid that most marijuana consumers have come to know and love; as well […]
September 4, 2019

Cannabis And Mental Health: Dementia

A new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds.   Dementia is an all too common syndrome that is not at all a normal part of aging, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO reports that 47 million people in the world had dementia […]
September 4, 2019

Mixing Marijuana and Antidepressants: What You Need to Know

You don’t need a study to recognize that mood elevation is one of the prime reasons people consume marijuana. It is, after all, called “getting high.”  Still, studies do exist, such as one in the journal Depression and Anxiety that notes that easing anxiety is […]
September 4, 2019

Cannabis Church Founder Runs for Indiana Governor

Bill Levin is what some might call a character. Instead of the customary “Hello?”⁠ when answering the phone, Levin exclaims, “Hi, I love you, Bill Levin here!” During a phone interview with Leafly, he expanded on his unique greeting: The first time, they seem to […]
September 4, 2019

The 3 Best CBD Creams for You to Try

Cannabidiol (CBD) has catapulted itself into the consciousness of health and wellness-minded people around the world, and for good reason. In addition to CBD’s wide range of therapeutic uses — supported by an ever-expanding body of research — its safety, accessibility and legality have made […]
September 3, 2019

Senator Proposes Legal Marijuana in Mexico as High Court Deadline Looms

A Mexican senator introduced a bill to legalize marijuana on Sept. 3, 2019, with just one month before a Supreme Court-imposed deadline to end prohibition. Sen. Julio Menchaca Salazar of the government’s ruling National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA party, filed the legislation, which would provide […]
September 3, 2019

Seattle Dispensary Launches Cannabis Packaging Recycle Program To Fight Waste

In the hope that consumers will stop throwing out bulky but potentially recyclable cannabis product packaging, one West Seattle marijuana store has announced an incentive program to get customers to give them their trash. Canna West Seattle owner Maryam Minateghi has instituted a program for […]
September 3, 2019

When Cannabis May Complicate Some Cancer Treatments

These days, you’re more likely than ever to hear cannabis and cancer mentioned in the same breath. Cannabis is already recognized as a valuable palliative treatment for cancer due to its antiemetic and analgesic effects. Emerging research suggests that cannabis may offer curative benefits for […]
September 2, 2019

Remedy in Las Vegas: a Rare Insider’s Tour of an Exceptional Cultivation Facility

Sin-Semilla City Recreational marijuana sales in Nevada launched on January 1, 2017, allowing all adults over the age of 21 to purchase up to an ounce of flower and 3.5 grams of concentrates in state-licensed facilities. Since then, it seems that cannabis is not only […]
September 2, 2019

Seth Rogen’s 420-Friendly Adult Carnival to Benefit Alzheimer’s Research

Actor Seth Rogen will be the ringmaster at an adults-only charity carnival in September 2019 featuring comedians running game booths and marijuana aplenty. Proceeds from the Hilarity for Charity County Fair will go toward research into combating Alzheimer’s disease, an issue close to Rogen. I’m […]
September 1, 2019

Cannabis Events in Quebec for September 2019

Cannabis Events in Quebec for September 2019 Spend the month of September in Quebec at a munchie-satisfying food fest, have a laugh at a 420-friendly comedy show, or kickstart a new canna-career with a Ganja Yoga teacher training course. The month ahead boasts a variety […]
September 1, 2019

Cannabis Events in Canada for September 2019

Cannabis Events in Canada September might mark the end of summer in Canada but it’s also good cause to get in one last hurrah before daylight recedes and  tempatures drop. Luckily, there’s plenty to do, see and toke! From 420-friendly film screenings to comedy shows […]
September 1, 2019

What to Stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon This September While Lit

Summer is winding down, which, for many of us, will likely trigger a spike in streaming hours as trips and activities wind down and the kick-it-into-gear vibe of harvest season begins. Wondering how you can best utilize your streaming-while-nursing-an-afternoon-or-evening-high downtime this fall? Look no further […]
August 31, 2019

Tijuana’s First Head Shop Could be a Beacon of Mexico’s Legal Weed to Come

Tijuana is a tale of two cities in itself. While one, recently named the most violent city in the world by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice, is still very much grappling with the fallout from the 2000s drug war, the other […]
August 30, 2019

What’s in Your Stash? Philip Andrews, Founder & CEO of Tree Trunk Studio

Philip Andrews’ love of woodworking is a family tradition, passed down through generations from his grandfather, Gerry Oorthuis, who, with his uncle, migrated from the Netherlands via a labor camp in Hamburg, Germany after World War II.  “My grandfather learned woodworking from his brother, Henk […]
August 30, 2019

The Life And Career Of Late Left-Wing Texas Journalist, Molly Ivins

A nationally-syndicated political columnist and author of seven books, Molly Ivins was a pickup-driving, beer-swigging Texan with a foul mouth who just so happened to be a liberal. Raise Hell: The Life and Times Of Molly Irvins is a new documentary that tells the story […]
August 30, 2019

Surgeon General Issues Cannabis Warning To Teens And Pregnant People

The United States surgeon general issued an advisory on Thursday to warn pregnant people and teens about the risks of cannabis use. In the notice, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warns that the THC potency of marijuana has increased over the years, especially with the […]
August 30, 2019

Opinion: Jack Herer (the Cannabis Strain) Is Overrated

Jack Herer is one of the most well-known men—and cannabis strains—in the whole wide world of weed. The man, for those unfamiliar, is a famed cannabis activist who authored The Emperor Wears No Clothes, a comprehensive book on cannabis and hemp, and the various uses […]
August 30, 2019

The Top 10 Dispensaries to Buy Weed in and near West Hollywood

Ahh, the dispensaries of the stars. But when it comes to providing bud to the fabulous westside weed smokers, which retailers do it the best?  Weedmaps News pulled Weedmaps listing data from May, June, and July 2019 and looked at which retail listings were the […]
August 30, 2019

New Nevada Cannabis Shops Set to Open in Coming Weeks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — More than a dozen new dispensaries could open in Nevada’s booming retail marijuana market in coming weeks, after a judge gave the go-ahead Thursday to companies that underwent background checks and won licenses. State marijuana regulators said as many as 36 […]
August 29, 2019

Trump’s Salary Bankrolls Surgeon General’s New Anti-Marijuana Message

The U.S. Surgeon General issued an advisory Aug. 29, 2019, that warns about the risks of using marijuana, particularly for pregnant women and adolescents. But it also contains misleading statements about the cannabis legalization movement. The advisory, the publication of which will be partially funded […]
August 29, 2019

Legislators Push To Centralize Opioid Lawsuits In Ohio Attorney General’s Office

Many people around the country are suing opioid companies for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. And in some places, it’s creating a flurry of legal activity. This is certainly true in Ohio. And now, in the midst of all this, some Ohio lawmakers […]
August 29, 2019

If Elected, Major Manitoba Parties Vow to Overturn Home Cultivation Ban

Many aspiring Manitoba home cannabis growers presumed they’d have to wait for an eventual constitutional challenge to the provincial home cultivation ban before they would be allowed to grow their four plants. This week, the possibility for a faster solution to the homegrow question emerged […]
August 28, 2019

Does C-3PO Smoke Weed?

Does C-3PO smoke weed? Oddly enough, it’s one of the burning questions to come out of Disney’s 2019 D23 Expo over the weekend that the House of Mouse didn’t see coming.  But only a day after the event, Twitter was flooded with a screenshot from […]
August 28, 2019

Purdue Pharma Negotiating $12B Settlement To OxyContin Lawsuits

A drug manufacturer at the heart of the nation’s opioid crisis is reportedly in negotiations to settle approximately 2,000 lawsuits over the marketing of the painkiller OxyContin. The proposed settlement of lawsuits brought by state and local governments could be worth up to $12 billion […]
August 28, 2019

Washington State Bans CBD in Food and Beverages

This story has been updated with comments from the King County Department of Public Health. It’s already happened in New York and California. Now Washington state has announced a ban on hemp-derived CBD in food and beverage products as the FDA weighs how to regulate […]
August 27, 2019

Ex-U.S. Attorney General to Advise Canadian CBD Company on Legal Matters

A former acting attorney general for the United States is joining a Toronto-based cannabis company as outside counsel, the firm announced Aug. 27. Matthew Whitaker, who served as the country’s top cop for three months after Jeff Sessions resigned from the Department of Justice in […]
August 27, 2019

High Folks: Carol Ortega Is Making Sure Latin Americans Have A Seat At The Table

“[We] can’t talk about cannabis entrepreneurship without touching the social equity side. It has to be that way because of the damage that has been done for decades,” shared Carol Ortega, the founder and managing director for Muisca Capital Firm, the first Latin American Investment […]
August 27, 2019

Higher Education: The Top Universities Offering Cannabis Degrees

In the fall of 2018, University of Connecticut Professor Gerry Berkowitz taught a new, three-credit college course called “Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest,” and packed a 400-person lecture hall. The course was so popular that Berkowitz developed an online version, and in July […]
August 26, 2019

Nevada Judge Pauses Weed Licensing; Utah Won’t Operate Dispensaries

Marijuana access hit roadblocks in three states in August 2019. In Nevada, a Clark County judge found that the state’s dispensary licensing process was faulty. In Utah, lawmakers are backtracking on a plan to have state-run medical marijuana distribution after county attorneys said government workers […]
August 26, 2019

The Winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup

For the first time ever, High Times brought the Cannabis Cup all the way to Oklahoma! Here are all the winners of the 2019 Oklahoma Cannabis Cup: Indica Flower Jesse Faatz 1st Place: The Pound – Orange Cheddar2nd Place: Emerald Wholesale – Orange Apricot 3rd Place: […]
August 26, 2019

DEA Says It Will Finally Let Others Grow Research-Grade Cannabis

Just two days ahead of a federal court-ordered deadline, the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is “moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States.” Today’s announcement should eliminate a significant barrier to high-quality cannabis research. […]
August 23, 2019

At Disney Awards, Robert Downey Jr. Recalls Marijuana Bust at Disneyland

Robert Downey Jr. said he was once detained at Disneyland after getting caught smoking marijuana on a gondola ride. The “Iron Man” and “Avengers” actor shared the anecdote while being honored at the Disney Legends award show on Aug. 23, 2019, describing his first trip […]
August 23, 2019

What is CBG? The Minor Cannabinoid with Major Potential, Explained.

Although cannabis is a complex plant with more than 400 chemical entities, the weed industry has — for the most part — remained fixated on two particular cannabinoids: THC and cannabidiol (CBD). But other cannabinoids are starting to emerge into the spotlight.  One of these […]
August 23, 2019

Space Case: NASA-JPL Names a Rock on Mars After the Rolling Stones

Moments before the age-old Rolling Stones began performing at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Thursday, actor Robert Downey Jr. inexplicably took to the stage and announced that the band was now the namesake of a rock on Mars. When NASA’s InSight lander touched down on […]
August 23, 2019

Law Firm Urges Weedmaps to Set Date for Promised Crackdown on Unlicensed Retailers

A law firm representing several clients in the cannabis industry is urging Weedmaps to set a date for its promised crackdown on unlicensed retailers advertising on the website. Attorneys with the firm Zuber Lawler said in a press release on Thursday that the move by […]
August 23, 2019

How to Qualify for Medical Cannabis in Louisiana

Louisiana has had therapeutic or medical cannabis legislation on the books for a long time. Decades, actually. But before the past few years, it hasn’t mattered because there were no protections in place that made it worth the risk for doctors to recommend and patients […]
August 23, 2019

Political Action Committee Files Petition to Get Recreational Cannabis on Florida Ballot

A campaign to get a ballot measure in front of Florida voters to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020 was announced Thursday. It is backed by MedMen, one of the US cannabis industry’s largest companies. The Adult Use of Marijuana initiative would give the go-ahead to […]
August 23, 2019

South Dakota Lawmakers Push Forward on Hemp Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers heard from officials in neighboring North Dakota and Montana about how the legalization of industrial hemp has affected their states, despite Republican Gov. Kristi Noem’s opposition to allowing the crop. During the meeting Monday in Pierre, the North […]
August 23, 2019

12 Sessionable Cannabis Strains for a Leisurely Smoke Sesh

During a smoke session, I’m always a little disappointed when I reach the point of being sufficiently intoxicated. It’s not that I don’t enjoy that feeling—because I do—but I also enjoy the act of consuming, to the point that I dislike passing the joint or […]
August 23, 2019

Your Doctor Probably Doesn’t Know Anything About Marijuana

In the 21st century, cannabis has seen inroads as a medicine for a variety of illnesses. Though more research is available to reinforce the medicinal potential of cannabis, physicians in the United States remain largely in the dark about marijuana and its medical uses. People […]
August 22, 2019

High Times Greats: Jerry Garcia on Saving the World’s Rainforests

For this edition of High Times Greats, we have an exclusive (and timely) interview with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead by Legs McNeil, originally published in the February, 1989 issue of High Times. When the rainforests go, so will we. Forget about nuclear holocaust […]
August 22, 2019

Keep Your Weed off the Waterways; Land Laws Don’t Always Apply

Massachusetts lawmakers recently warned residents that though marijuana is legal in the state, it’s still not legal to smoke weed out on the water. Indeed, across the United States, if you’re boating on federal waterways off the coast or on a lake, you’re not legally […]
August 22, 2019

The Most Underrated CBD Cannabis Strains

In a world packed full of ACDC and Harlequin, few other CBD cannabis strains get their time to shine. There are plenty of CBD-rich cultivars that people are sleeping on. But today—today we wake ‘em up. Here are some underrated high-CBD strains that are worth […]
August 21, 2019

Tribunal de Justicia de la Ciudad de México dictamina que a dos personas se les debe permitir consumir cocaína

Los dos individuos no han sido nombrados. Un tribunal en México dictaminó que dos personas deberían poder usar legalmente la cocaína con fines recreativos, según informes de los medios. Según el fallo de un juez en la Ciudad de México, a las dos personas no […]
August 21, 2019

Youth Marijuana Use Doesn’t Rise When it’s Legal. Federal Data Prove It.

Despite prohibitionists’ often-expressed fears that legalization would lead more young people to use marijuana, new federal data released on Aug. 20, 2019, show no such trend. Reports of past-month cannabis use among those 12-17 remained stable from 2017 to 2018 — and they’re significantly lower […]
August 21, 2019

North Carolina House OKs Ban on Smokable Hemp

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that prohibits North Carolina production and possession of smokable hemp next year while laying regulatory groundwork to expand the state’s industrial and medicinal hemp industry has cleared a second legislative chamber. The House voted 63-48 on Wednesday for the General […]
August 20, 2019

Louisiana Officials Say Medical Marijuana Program is off to a Good Start

Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation said Aug. 19, 2019. John Davis, president of […]
August 20, 2019

The Winners of the 2019 Detroit Cannabis Cup

This weekend’s Cannabis Cup in Detroit was filled with friends, fun, and flower! Here are the winners of the 2019 Detroit Cannabis Cup: Indica Flower Jesse Faatz/ High Times 1st Place: Mattybstackers – Peanut Butter Breath2nd Place: Ript Genetics – Stank Breath3rd Place: Exotic Genetix […]
August 20, 2019

The Best Cannabis Strains for Introverts

As personality types vary, so too do the cannabis strains that best suit them. It’s no surprise, then, that introverts and extroverts may enjoy different types of cannabis, for different reasons. An introvert tends to find social activities and interpersonal interactions draining; they draw energy […]
August 19, 2019

Cannabis Smell Isn’t Probable Cause, Maryland Court Rules

If you’re lighting up in Maryland, you can forget the Febreze. The state’s Court of Appeals has ruled that merely smelling cannabis is no longer grounds for police to search and arrest a person. The precedent-setting decision is the result of a 2014 state law […]
August 19, 2019

California Cities Seeing Cannabis Industry Workers Unionizing

Northern California’s South Bay now has its first cannabis union. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) announced on Friday at San Jose City Hall that workers at the town’s MedMen dispensary location would organize. Employees at the dispensary will enjoy wages that […]
August 17, 2019

UFC Fighter Nate Diaz Smokes Joint in Open Workout

Back in the day, when your first pot mentor told you about all the things that would be possible in when prohibition ended, they probably weren’t dreaming of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters sparking joints for fans days before a big match. But hey, it’s […]
August 17, 2019

Meet Some of the Young Heroes Advancing Marijuana as Medicine

As the legalization of marijuana continues to spread state by state, and the rising industry along with the culture of weed continue to evolve, it can be easy to forget that much of the legalization movement owes much of its progress to people from underrepresented […]
August 16, 2019

The 10 Most Instagram-Worthy Moments from the Weedmaps Museum of Weed

The Weedmaps Museum of Weed is turning out to be an experience you must inhale to believe.  The jaw-dropping and educational exhibits send attendees through a maze of weed’s fascinating, complicated history. And it just so happens to contain a massive amount of Instagram-worthy moments.  […]
August 16, 2019

How Would You Spend $40,000 on Weed?

The summer is long and sometimes the news is slow, even in the world of weed. So, when I came across an article about Mike Tyson telling Eben Britton and Jim Jones that he smokes $40,000 worth of weed a month on his podcast, I […]
August 16, 2019

The Roll-Up #101: It’s a Hempfest Invasion

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 101: It’s a Hempfest Invasion This week: It’s Hempfest week in Seattle, and we’re feeling the love for the Army of […]

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