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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

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

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

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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 8, 2019

How LogicKit cannabis delivery helps businesses expand their reach

  Share   Print (nadia_bormotova/iStock) This article is brought to you by LogicKit, helping cannabis businesses retain customers with integrated cannabis delivery software. It’s no secret. Delivery platforms are dominating consumer spending, while traditional brick and mortar retailers are forced to find new ways to reach […]
October 7, 2019

Maine’s first cannabis sales expected by March 2020

The Associated PressOctober 7, 2019   Share   Print A marijuana bud at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. Adults in Maine will probably be able to purchase cannabis products in retail stores by March 2020 after years of waiting. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, […]
October 4, 2019

California vape maker Kushy Punch caught making illegal products

David DownsOctober 4, 2019   Share   Print California state officials confiscated these Kushy Punch vape cartridges in their investigation of the company’s unlicensed Canoga Park facility. (Courtesy of CA Dept. of Consumer Affairs) California has a troubling new wrinkle in the vaping story rocking […]
October 4, 2019

7 cannabis strains that pair perfectly with your fall festivities

Brilliant fall colors have replaced summer greens, seasonal produce overflows from roadside stands, and every possible product is now available in pumpkin spice flavor, from Pop Tarts to dog treats to Jell-O (seriously). Honestly, most cannabis strains are lovely year-round, but there are a certain […]
October 4, 2019

FBI: Cannabis arrests on the rise for 3rd year running

Janet BurnsOctober 4, 2019   Share   Print (FOTOKITA/iStock) The number of US cannabis arrests continued to climb last year, new federal data show, in spite of increasing legal and public approval for the plant. Law enforcement made an estimated 663,367 cannabis-related arrests in 2018, […]
October 3, 2019

End-of-life hospital care in California could soon include cannabis

Meg HartleyOctober 3, 2019   Share   Print (Bokasana, lambada/iStock) The awkward legal-ish status of cannabis is something that affects many. And out of those, perhaps terminal patients are the most in need. When someone is painfully dying in a hospital, they are generally pumped […]
October 2, 2019

Star signs and cannabis strains: October 2019 horoscopes

October is the witchiest month, so it shouldn’t come as much of a shocker that the intense energy of Scorpio season will roll in with a mysterious cackle and some wild energy at the end of the month. Always makes for an interesting Halloween season! […]
October 1, 2019

4 cannabis producers on what makes a strain great to grow

Danielle GuercioOctober 1, 2019   Share   Print (Julia Sumpter) It can be hard enough to decide what strain to purchase or grow yourself, so can you imagine the pressure of doing so for a large scale cannabis operation? For the uninitiated, strains are not […]
September 30, 2019

Why has Leafly created a new visualization system for cannabis?

  Share   Print   For a how-to explainer on Leafly’s new Cannabis Guide, check out Part 1 of this series. Jump to a section in Part 2: annabis consumers are ultimately concerned with the effects of a strain—how it will make them feel after […]
September 27, 2019

Cannabis Industry Optimistic on Banking Despite Murky Senate Prospects

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under sunny skies dotted with rain clouds, federal lawmakers and industry advocates gathered near the steps of the US Capitol yesterday afternoon to cheer the House’s passage of the SAFE Banking in Cannabis Act this week and discuss what comes next. The […]
September 27, 2019

France Forgets Its Golden Age of Medical Marijuana

This past summer the French food and drug office, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament, greenlighted limited medical cannabis trials inside France, something that’s been illegal since 1953. In the middle 19th century, Paris functioned as the epicenter of an international movement to medicalize hashish. […]
September 27, 2019

Did Your State Ban Vaping? Check Here To Find Out

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday the Evergreen State would be joining a growing list of states taking action to curb vaping products in the wake of hundreds of lung injuries reported this summer. Pending a state Department of Health approval on Oct. 9, […]
September 26, 2019

How Doctors Diagnose and Treat Vape Pen Lung Disease

Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI) has become the official term that national public health authorities have given to clusters of sickened patients found across the US, beginning in Wisconsin this past spring. VAPI often presents as common pneumonia. It’s not, and antibiotics won’t clear it up. […]
September 25, 2019

National Expungement Week Aims to Erase Past Convictions

Usually when we talk about cannabis legalization, we look forward. We ask how long before a state goes legal or how big the industry might become. But for millions of Americans, the most impactful consequences of US drug policy have already happened: They’ve been arrested […]
September 24, 2019

Journey of a Tainted Vape Cartridge: From China’s Labs to Your Lungs

Jon Doneson started feeling ill on a Friday morning in June, after he arrived home in New York on a red-eye flight from the West Coast. He’d traveled to China, then to California, as part of his job managing the back office of his wife […]
September 23, 2019

Endometriosis Is Painful as Hell. At Least There’s Cannabis

One night in 2014, intense menstrual cramping had driven me home from a dinner out with a friend, leading to full-on sobbing by the time I got back to my apartment. It wasn’t the first time I’d experienced severe endometriosis symptoms, I’d been diagnosed long […]
September 20, 2019

Is Cannabis Ruining Your Teeth?

In 2016, a major study from Duke University measured the health of 1,000 New Zealanders who’d consumed cannabis for more than 20 years. What researchers found was surprising—especially when it came to the participants’ mouths. One cannabis study found no effect on blood pressure, cholesterol, […]
September 20, 2019

How to Keep Your Electric Atomizer Ready to Rip

This article is brought to you by Vapor.com, providing customers with a wide range of e-rigs and gear for an enjoyable vape experience. The KandyPens OURA e-rig was created to provide cannabis consumers with dense vapor and power-packed hits. It’s removable glass bulb attachment and […]
September 20, 2019

6 Things Every Beginning Cannabis Homegrower Should Know

Growing your own cannabis is an educational experience. It can be whatever you want it to be: a lifelong pursuit or a temporary diversion. As with any pursuit, you get out of it what you put in.  Not only do you develop hands-on cultivation skills, but […]
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 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

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

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

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 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 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 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 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 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 […]
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 […]
August 16, 2019

California Man Convicted of Torturing Cannabis Store Owner

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California man who previously escaped from jail and was on the run for a week was convicted Friday of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he mistakenly believed had buried large sums of money in the desert. […]
August 16, 2019

Is It Even Possible to Smoke $40,000 of Weed in a Month?

On a recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, Mike Tyson told rapper Jim Jones that he consumes about $40,000 of cannabis per month at Tyson Ranch, his future cannabis “resort.” As Jim’s mind is blown by this number, Eben Brriton, Tyson’s co-host, […]
August 15, 2019

Get Beautiful Buds With These Outdoor Cannabis Harvesting Tips

For those of us growing cannabis outdoors, we get to reap the benefits of gardening in the natural world. We skip the artificial light, ubiquitous chemicals, and noisy inline fans, and instead use sunlight, living soil, and gentle breezes to nurture our plants to maturity. […]
August 14, 2019

American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis

This week the influential American Bar Association (ABA) took a bold and strikingly impassioned stance on cannabis reform. On Monday, during the group’s annual meeting in San Francisco, the ABA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution—without any vocal opposition—that urges Congress to end the draconian […]
August 13, 2019

Opinion: It’s OK That Blue Dream Is Your Favorite Cannabis Strain

Let’s talk about our beloved Blue Dream for a quick second. On paper, Blue Dream is the single-most searched cannabis strain in all of the lands. It currently has over 12,000 reviews on Leafly, most of them “Exceptional,” resulting in a rating of 4.4 out […]
August 12, 2019

How the Dutch Spread Cannabis Across the World

As more and more countries embrace cannabis legalization, it’s important not to forget the vital role the Netherlands has played over the last five decades by providing a safe haven both for cannabis plants and for cannabis people. Throughout a long dark age of near […]
August 9, 2019

Arizona Groups File 2020 Cannabis Legalization Initiative

Four years ago, Arizona’s effort to legalize cannabis fell short by a slim margin. Now reformers are giving it another go. Late Friday, a coalition of legalization activists released the long-awaited draft of a statewide legalization measure proposed for the November 2020 ballot. The Smart […]
August 9, 2019

Vandals, Feuding Towns Can’t Stop This Massachusetts Cannabis Shop

One Toke Over the Line? (Tony Luong for Leafly) A little less than three months before the vandals’ attack, Avery learned from Lynn officials that his proposed business plan had come under assault from a different, and potentially more problematic, source: the next town over. […]
August 9, 2019

What’s the Difference Between Sweet and Fruity Cannabis Strains?

As we discover more about cannabis and terpenes, we’re learning more about the connection between weed flavors and weed feels. Soon the consumer shopping experience will revolve around “What does it smell and taste like?”, not “Well, is it an indica or sativa?” For that […]
August 8, 2019

Study Finds Cannabis Dispensaries Reduce Opioid Deaths by 21%

In a study published this week in the journal Economic Inquiry, researchers found that the legalization of adult-use cannabis reduced opioid overdose deaths by 21%. Researchers found that ‘recreational marijuana access significantly decreases opioid mortality.’ The study, carried out by economists at the University of […]
August 7, 2019

French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

Last summer in France, dozens of “CBD cafés” suddenly opened across the country. Exploiting a legal loophole originally created for hemp farmers, these pop-up businesses sold queuing customers oils, drinks and salves infused with cannabidiol, a cannabis compound that is a faddish if unproven “cure” for insomnia, […]
August 6, 2019

Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana

BATON ROUGE, LA — A Marine veteran struggling with PTSD and a woman fighting cancer became some of the first people to purchase medical marijuana in Louisiana on Tuesday, as the state became the first in the Deep South to dispense therapeutic cannabis, four years […]
August 5, 2019

Study: Colorado Teens Reduce Cannabis Smoking, Increase Edibles

DENVER (AP) — Some teenagers in Colorado, where cannabis is legal for adults, are shifting away from smoking in favor of edible cannabis products, a medical study released Monday shows. About 78% of the Colorado high school students who reported consuming marijuana in 2017 said […]
August 2, 2019

Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Medical marijuana is expected to start reaching select dispensaries in Louisiana on Tuesday, after the state agriculture department completed final testing and cleared therapeutic cannabis for release to patients. Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain announced Thursday evening that GB Sciences, one […]
August 2, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jul. 27-Aug. 2

This week in Cannabis: A compassion society in British Columbia has closed its doors after 20 years of community service, Osheaga’s cannabis policy is a strict one, and an agricultural competition slated for the fall has added its very own cannabis category. We’ve rounded up […]