The Sacred Plant: The Medicine and Politics Behind Marijuana

Most Americans support medical marijuana, but few know how to use it and/or how to explain its benefits to a skeptical loved one. That’s where The Sacred Plant comes in. This docuseries hears from doctors, scientists and survivors who attest to the life-saving effects of cannabis, and the tragic realities of marijuana prohibition. Click here to read the article by Burgess Powell …

How to Throw a Cannabis Dinner Party

If you don’t live in one of the many cities that have been hosting pop-up cannabis dinners and supper clubs, or you just haven’t made it out to one yet, recreating the experience at home with a few friends can be an easy task as long as you have a solid plan. The most important decision you’ll have to make …

11 Ganja Gifts for Dads Who Smoke Weed

Do you smoke with your dad? Maybe you know your pop smokes, but you haven’t shared a joint together yet? It’s time, in the era of legal cannabis, to salute his herbal habits. Especially when it comes to Father’s Day Gifts. Make your father a happy man by giving him a thoughtful gift this Father’s Day that honors his awesomeness, …

Donald Trump Teases Support for Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

Just one day after Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren formally announced a bi-partisan bill to protect states’ rights to legalize cannabis, President Donald Trump hinted he might support the legislation if it can clear Congress. The President’s comment is, in fact, the third he has made in reference to Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s idea for a “states’ rights” approach …

Weed YouTubers Speak Out After Having Their Channels Deleted

YouTube has been systematically shutting down marijuana-centric channels on its video-sharing site with little-to-no explanation since at least early 2018. Cannabis YouTubers—or WeedTubers—have been dealt channel strikes, suspensions, and restrictions on the same platform that seemingly used to embrace them. In addition to receiving little information about the purge, creators have been left confused by YouTube’s inconsistent enforcement of standards …

California Senate Forwards Bill To Create State Bank for Marijuana

The California Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would create a state bank for marijuana businesses. The measure, Senate Bill 930 (SB 930), received bipartisan support from senators, who voted 29-6 in favor of the legislation. Strict federal regulations make it difficult or impossible for most cannabis firms to make use of traditional banking services. As a result, even legal …

Gallup Poll Shows Most Americans Consider Weed Morally Acceptable

A poll is only as good as the questions it asks. Framing is everything. And for a while, we’ve only had a glimpse at what Americans think about cannabis legalization, not the why behind their views. A recent survey posed the pot question in a novel way, revealing a force behind shifting attitudes that’s particularly fitting for the United States: …

From pumpkins to cannabis? Half Moon Bay debates the future of family farms

HALF MOON BAY — For generations, famed grower “Farmer John” Muller has delighted residents of this small town, donating his time, tales, and truckloads of orange, white, green, red and butter-hued gourds. But in an era of Big Ag, pumpkins and produce don’t pay the bills anymore. And his next crop — baby cannabis plants — is carving a rift …

The Best Duds To Hide Your Buds

Hopefully, you’re relishing unprecedented new freedoms when it comes to smoking, vaping, and eating herb in 2018. But all it takes is one fascist bouncer or dedicated narc standing sentry at the door to a show to arbitrarily detach you from your stash. To ensure this calamitous scenario never happens to you, good reader, we’ve gone and sussed out the …

Driving High

While experts agree that stoned driving cannot be regulated in the same way as drunk driving, the question remains: Can legislators and law enforcement meet the unique challenges presented by cannabis consumption behind the wheel? Every few weeks, Chris Halsor has volunteers in Colorado take part in a scenario that at first blush seems too good to be true. He …