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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 […]
August 2, 2019

Is Vertical Growing the Future of Cannabis?

Indoor cannabis grows are expensive operations. Given the real estate costs, massive energy bills, and significant staffing requirements, it’s crucial to find a way to increase profits. Maximizing your grow space is one way to do this and that could mean vertical growing—the practice of producing […]
August 1, 2019

Are We Turning CBD Into Snake Oil?

B12 deficiency nearly caused my death in 2015; did you have any idea that’s something to worry about? Like me four years ago, you probably didn’t—and it’s largely due to a fellow known as “Dr. Feelgood.” This charlatan popularized B12 in the 1960s, administering it […]
July 31, 2019

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the wait to get inside Theory Wellness was breezy: just 30 minutes. On weekends, it can take up to two hours to get into the town’s first and only adult-use cannabis shop. Long lines are still common […]
July 30, 2019

Woodstock Sues Woodstock Over Cannabis Branding Rights

A judge says the owners of the Woodstock music festival name can license it to create a cannabis brand marking the 50th anniversary of the famed gathering. That anniversary will occur in approximately two weeks. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe on Monday rejected a claim […]
July 29, 2019

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

A new report by Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and dozens of other publications, has found that cannabis use by new consumers correlates with a reduction in their use of painkillers and alcohol. The study, conducted the company’s digital marketing arm, LOCALiQ, combined survey […]
July 26, 2019

The Roll-Up #98: Super Sexy Banking Episode

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 98: Super Sexy Banking Episode This week: The US Senate takes a long hard look at cannabis banking and it is hot. […]
July 25, 2019

Hate Attack Strikes Boston-Area Cannabis Store

Vandals broke into a storefront being converted into a legal cannabis store in the Boston-area town of Lynn this past weekend and painted racist and anti-Semitic language and symbols throughout the space. The Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts Green Retail CEO Jordan Avery found the […]
July 24, 2019

FDA Puts America on Notice: Stop Touting CBD Claims

America’s booming CBD market received a cold splash of reality this week when the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a letter to Curaleaf, a major US cannabis and CBD brand, warning that some of its product marketing violates the Federal Food, Drug, and […]
July 23, 2019

Federal Bill Would Expand Insurance Coverage to Cannabis Industry

As California cannabis farmers prepare for the arrival of peak wildfire season, echoes of last summer’s devastation are fresh in their minds. Nearly two million acres of the state went up in flames in 2018, killing more than a hundred people and destroying about 18,000 […]
July 22, 2019

Michigan Cuts Cannabis Fees in 19 Cities Impacted by Drug War

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators announced Thursday a cut in marijuana licensing fees for prospective business owners living in 19 cities whose residents were disproportionately impacted by the drug war. Under the new “social equity” program, applicants with proposed cannabis establishments in minority, poor […]
July 21, 2019

Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry

Shannon Hattan is the co-founder and CEO of Fiddler’s Greens, a California cannabis tincture maker, and as an entrepreneur she should be feeling great. Her ten-person company, based in Santa Rosa, got one the first adult-use licenses to grow cannabis in the state. Fiddler’s award-winning […]
July 19, 2019

How to Identify and Shop for High-Quality Cannabis Oil

Cannabis oil, or concentrated cannabis extracts, can be consumed in many different ways: you can puff on a vape oil pen, flash vaporize extracts using a dab rig, or simply sprinkle wax onto your next bowl for added potency. And those are just a few […]
July 19, 2019

The Roll-Up #97: Where Is Kamala Harris on Cannabis?

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 97: Where Is Kamala Harris on Cannabis? This week: We look into Sen. Kamala Harris’s record on legalization, the confusion in […]
July 18, 2019

6 Arousing Cannabis Strains for Your Summer Romance

Summer is well underway, and with that comes summertime flings and romances. Something about the sunny, warm weather just makes you want to get all loosey-goosey with your body. For that reason, we’re taking a closer look at cannabis strains—and their cannabinoids and terpene profiles—that could […]
July 17, 2019

Postal Carrier Caught in Conspiracy to Mail Cannabis

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A postal service worker has been convicted of intercepting packages of marijuana and delivering them to a drug dealer in return for cash payments. Federal prosecutors say Fred Rivers was convicted Tuesday on a conspiracy count but acquitted of taking bribes. […]
July 16, 2019

Does Luxury Cannabis Ignore Social Equity?

Luxury cannabis is not just a concept anymore, it’s taking up physical space in some of the bougiest establishments. It’s jarring to see Saks Fifth Avenue’s in-house salon in Manhattan stocked with high-end CBD and Barneys in Los Angeles armed with a cannabis retail wing […]
July 15, 2019

7 Cannabis Accessory Deals on Amazon Prime Day 2019

July 15th and 16th this year are Amazon Prime Days and in the spirit of consuming, we hopped through the site to see if there are any cannabis friendly deals for the cannabis friendly customer. To my surprise, this year you can actually type “cannabis” […]
July 12, 2019

American Eagle Jumps on the CBD Bandwagon

Plenty of Americans still don’t know the first thing about CBD, but that’s not stopping mainstream retailers from hawking it to consumers. Brands such as CVS, Martha Stewart, and Neiman Marcus have been selling the stuff for a while now, and apparel outlets Abercrombie & […]
July 12, 2019

That Alarming CBD Liver Damage Study Is Bunk—And the Media Should Know Better

It’s 2019 and we still live in a world where one small study, on mice, with a highly questionable methodology, published in a marginal journal, with major flaws, leads to a clickbait media panic. Recently, you may have seen a Forbes article headlined “Marijuana Study […]
July 12, 2019

In the Vermont Capitol’s Flower Beds: 34 Cannabis Plants

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Almost three dozen cannabis plants have been found growing in the flower beds in front of the Vermont Statehouse, police said Friday. A visitor to the Statehouse alerted police to what turned out to be 34 plants found by officers this […]
July 11, 2019

A Visual Guide to Taking the Perfect Dab

Dabbing is an effective way to consume cannabis and also a great ritual. Similar to cooking a great meal or mixing a refreshing cocktail, the process of preparing and executing the perfect dab can be meditative and provide a moment to decompress. Like a baseball […]
July 10, 2019

Why Hacktivists Say You Should Invest in Zig-Zags

Anonymous Analytics, the financially-minded faction of the hacktivist group Anonymous, has spent the past decade making a name for itself by digging through documents and exposing the nefarious practices of businesses such as private prisons and coal mines. “We use our talents to expose fraud […]
July 9, 2019

Celebrate 710 With These Concentrates in Washington

(Leafly, loliputa/iStock) This article is brought to you by Vessel, vape pens obsessively engineered with unforgettable design and top-of-the-line performance in mind. The Evergreen State has some of the best cannabis around. Extract those beautiful flowers into liquid gold and you’ve got a recipe for a […]
July 8, 2019

Youth Cannabis Use Drops 8% in Legal States, Study Finds

In a research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics, a group of university economists found that cannabis use among youth has declined in states that adopted adult-use legalization. ‘Marijuana use among youth may actually decline after legalization for recreational purposes.’ JAMA Pediatrics The researchers used […]
July 5, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From June 29-July 5

This week in Cannabis: Ontario announces a brand new license lottery for 50 new retail opportunities, Alberta leads the pack in legal cannabis consumption, and one Canadian company is working on CBD for horses. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada If […]
July 4, 2019

The Roll-Up #94: Martha Washington Was A Hip, Hip Lady

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 94: Martha Washington Was a Hip, Hip Lady This week in cannabis news: Hey baby, it’s the 4th of July. So we’re […]
July 3, 2019

How to Get a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card

The only way to legally buy cannabis in Michigan today is as a medical marijuana patient. Yes, state voters legalized adult-use cannabis in November 2018, but the first retail stores for people 21 and older aren’t expected to open until sometime in 2020. In the […]
July 3, 2019

6 Cannabis Strains That Taste Better as Hash

When it comes to smoking big weed, you’ve got to have big flavor, or the experience is worth nothing. Though smoking flower is my favorite method of consumption, I’m well aware that concentrates provide the most flavorful experience, especially hash. Hash, or hashish, is a […]
July 2, 2019

Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically

A study published today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that many customers at Colorado’s adult-use cannabis stores use the product not just for fun, but also to ease issues like pain and insomnia. ‘Recreational’ customers often end up using cannabis for pain and […]
July 1, 2019

Star Signs + Strains: July 2019 Horoscopes

Eclipse season has arrived, Star Watchers! And this one is not messing around. On July 2 we have a total solar eclipse on the New Moon in Cancer, and on July 16 we have a partial lunar eclipse on the Full Moon in Capricorn. Mercury […]
June 28, 2019

In Photos: How Dark Heart Nursery Produces Millions of Cannabis Clones

As the summer sun reaches maximum height in the North American sky, cannabis gardeners are placing hundreds of thousands of small cannabis plants called clones into the full sun. Clones sit on hundreds of recreational store shelves across California right now, but where do all […]
June 28, 2019

Maine Governor Makes It Official: Cannabis Sales Start in 2020

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill Thursday setting up a legal framework for the sale of cannabis to adults as early as next year. Her office said Thursday that the state’s Office of Marijuana Policy plans to accept applications for licenses […]
June 28, 2019

How Hemp CBD Products Are Made: CBD Vape Pens with Select CBD

This article is sponsored by SelectCBD, an Oregon-based CBD retailer that blends hemp-derived CBD oil with coconut oil and other natural flavors in discreet, easy-to-use vape pens. For consumers looking for a simple and discreet way to microdose CBD throughout the course of their day, CBD […]
June 27, 2019

7 Factors That Affect Your Cannabis High

Ask a dozen smokers what their favorite strain is, and you may receive a dozen different answers. Some prefer their high to be mellow, others like it buzzy, some want to feel it in their body, and others yet, in their head. There are a […]
June 26, 2019

Here’s Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Cannabis

With dozens of declared candidates ready to take on President Trump in Nov. 2020, America’s aspiring chief executives are scrambling for ways to catch the eyes of primary voters. So why not use cannabis as a sorting device? (AP, Leafly) Cannabis used to be a […]
June 25, 2019

What Does Mold on a Cannabis Plant Look Like?

There’s nothing worse than going through the months of time and labor to grow your own cannabis only to discover mold on it. But identifying mold on your cannabis can be harder than you think. It can usually be spotted by a trained eye, and […]
June 24, 2019

Is Neem Oil Causing Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a rare cyclical vomiting condition, is said to be triggered by too much cannabis. But many believe this isn’t true—and instead say the painful bouts of vomiting come from other factors, such as pesticide contamination. Recently, the idea that neem oil […]
June 21, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From June 15-21

This week in Cannabis: SQDC workers in Montreal vote to strike, new cannabis cigarettes could come to market, and Health Canada considers a new over-the-counter category for legal CBD products. We’ve rounded up this week’s top stories from across Canada Unionized workers at one of […]
June 21, 2019

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

After failing to pass a progressive adult-use cannabis bill, the Legislature instead closed out the year’s session with a decriminalization measure. The bill includes language that will clear some past criminal convictions, but critics are already warning that the measure may not do much at […]
June 20, 2019

US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference

The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. The post US House OKs Plan to Block Federal Cannabis Interference appeared first on Leafly.
June 19, 2019

Why You Won’t See Infused Ice Cream in Canada Any Time Soon

Regulations are restricting the sale of perishables in Canada, however, the industry is looking to get creative with their edible offerings. The post Why You Won’t See Infused Ice Cream in Canada Any Time Soon appeared first on Leafly.
June 18, 2019

Michigan Governor Taking Lead on Cannabis Reform

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lobbies Congress on banking reform. It’s a good sign for the state’s coming adult-use industry. The post Michigan Governor Taking Lead on Cannabis Reform appeared first on Leafly.
June 17, 2019

Cannabis Retail Guide: Nova Cannabis, Shopper South

Inside the cannabis store located off Whyte. The post Cannabis Retail Guide: Nova Cannabis, Shopper South appeared first on Leafly.
June 14, 2019

What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis. The post What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.
June 14, 2019

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From June 8-14

Cannabis news from around the web. The post This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From June 8-14 appeared first on Leafly.
June 14, 2019

The Roll-Up #92: Ancient Bongs and One Billion Dollars

China uncovers a 2,500-year-old bong, and Colorado takes in $1 billion in tax revenue. Coincidence? We think so. The post The Roll-Up #92: Ancient Bongs and One Billion Dollars appeared first on Leafly.
June 13, 2019

California Court: Cannabis in Prison Is OK—if Inmates Don’t Inhale

A state appeals court ruled that California voters legalized possession of less than an ounce of cannabis by adults in 2016, with no exception even for those behind bars. The post California Court: Cannabis in Prison Is OK—if Inmates Don’t Inhale appeared first on Leafly.
June 12, 2019

New York Legalization Is Coming Down to the Wire

So you’re telling me there’s a chance? Yep. Legalization in New York could hang on just two votes. Buckle up. The post New York Legalization Is Coming Down to the Wire appeared first on Leafly.
June 10, 2019

Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150

The state’s first medical marijuana law update in nine years cuts fees, adds testing, and expands rural access. The post Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150 appeared first on Leafly.
June 10, 2019

Las Vegas OK’d Cannabis Lounges but Nevada Just Said No

The big gaming companies didn’t want the competition in Las Vegas, so it’ll be at least July 2021 before the first lounge opens. The post Las Vegas OK’d Cannabis Lounges but Nevada Just Said No appeared first on Leafly.
June 7, 2019

Medical Marijuana Sales Soar in Oklahoma, Topping $23M in May

To date, medical marijuana sales have generated nearly $10.7 million for state coffers in Oklahoma. The post Medical Marijuana Sales Soar in Oklahoma, Topping $23M in May appeared first on Leafly.
June 7, 2019

When It Comes to Cannabis, Trump Doesn’t Matter. Governors Do

Trump is hopeless on legalization. Meanwhile, local leaders are changing laws. Welcome to the Jared Polis Experience. The post When It Comes to Cannabis, Trump Doesn’t Matter. Governors Do appeared first on Leafly.