The Cannabis Down-Ballot

The Cannabis Down-Ballot

He had us at hello, especially with his sponsorship of the federal Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015. But as Bernie’s path has (euphemistically speaking) narrowed, the talk has taken a wider focus, turning to “political revolution” or sometimes, “building a progressive political infrastructure.”   If we were to substitute “cannabis” for “progressive” it looks ... Read More
 
Whoopi Backs CannaMeds for Cramps

Whoopi Backs CannaMeds for Cramps

Whoopi Goldberg, comedian and co-host of “The View,” announced that she will partner with Om Edibles founder Maya Elizabeth to roll out a collection of marijuana-infused products. The Whoopi & Maya line will include a cream, a tincture, a bath soak and sipping chocolate developed for women suffering from menstrual cramps. Rollout is expected in April, ... Read More
 
Big News about Epidiolex

Big News about Epidiolex

In mid-March, British-based GW Pharmaceuticals made big news when it announced that its drug Epidiolex, a medication derived from the cannabis plant, reduced seizures in children suffering from Dravet Syndrome by 39 percent. GW Pharma will request approval of the Federal Drug Administration to market the drug in the U.S. As Justin Gover, GW’s Chief Executive ... Read More
 
L.E.A.P. Speaks Out Against Drug War

L.E.A.P. Speaks Out Against Drug War

It’s happened again.   On Sunday, March 13, 2016, a shooter opened fire outside a police station in a Washington, D.C. suburb. The ensuing gun fight took the life of Officer Jacai Colson, 28. There is no indication that the apparently unprovoked attack had anything to do with Colson’s work as an undercover narcotics officer. ... Read More
 
How to Understand DC: An Interview with Adam Eidinger

How to Understand DC: An Interview with Adam Eidinger

“This is what a liberated city looks like,” declared Adam Eidinger in his keynote address to DC’s recent Capitol CannaShow.   Perhaps that should be understood as a forward-looking statement because, as most high intent users realize, the current cannabis scene in DC is plenty strange. Eidinger suggested a link between suffering and liberation. That’s ... Read More
 
3 States Likely to Go for Medical Marijuana in 2016

3 States Likely to Go for Medical Marijuana in 2016

While all eyes are on prospect that as many as 11 states may legalize full adult use of marijuana in 2016, something else is bubbling up underneath.   That something is Medical marijuana   This is, of course, hugely important for patients who want access to medicine without breaking the law. But it is also ... Read More
 
Women Grow Hosts Leadership Summit February 3-5

Women Grow Hosts Leadership Summit February 3-5

Women Grow, an organization founded to foster the influence and success of women in the legal cannabis industry, will host a three-day leadership conference in Denver on February 3 -5. For many in the business, this is the big go-to conference. The agenda is packed, to put it mildly.   Jazmin Hupp, Founder and CEO ... Read More
 
Will Vermont be the First to Legalize in 2016?

Will Vermont be the First to Legalize in 2016?

Vermont has long been at the top of prognosticators’ lists to legalize marijuana for full adult use in 2016. But time is already ticking down for legislative action. Senate Bill 241 is in hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee.   That committee has until January 29 to refer it to the full Senate for consideration. ... Read More
 
Pot for the Pooch?

Pot for the Pooch?

No seriously, don’t blow smoke at your furry family member or share your brownie. At best, that may make Fluffy or Fido extremely uncomfortable. At worst, especially in the case of chocolate edibles, that bit of well-intentioned sharing could be lethal.   We’re talking about medicine. Although research and testing are still a little scant, ... Read More
 
California Countdown Begins

California Countdown Begins

More or less ten months from now, on the night of November 8, 2016, the marijuana world will glue itself to the screen, hold its fragrant breath and wait to see what happens in California.   It’s a very big deal. California is the eighth largest economy in the world. The economic and political heft ... Read More
 
Marijuana Meets Workplace Comedy – East Coast Grow Series

Marijuana Meets Workplace Comedy – East Coast Grow Series

East Coast Grow, a web-based comedy series set in a Washington, D.C. dispensary, began filming in November and is expected to hit the small screen by summer, perhaps even in time for 4/20 celebrations, according to DC-based Aboveboard Productions.   The darkly funny storyline follows the lives of:   Aldo, the owner of the fictional ... Read More
 
Tours, Resorts and Clubs for Fans of Legal Weed

Tours, Resorts and Clubs for Fans of Legal Weed

We all know that recreational marijuana, used discretely or not, has long been a part of the travel and entertainment scene. Cannabis culture is sociable if nothing else.   But it can actually be a little more confusing now that some things are legal, at least today, under some state laws but not others. Staying ... Read More