Cannabis in the News

  • New York Marijuana Legalization Fails in Last-Minute Effort
    A push to legalize adult-use marijuana in New York has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session. Democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger, the lead sponsor of the main legalization bill in her chamber, confirmed June 19,… Read more »
  • Killer Mike: Marijuana Reform Must Credit Rappers for Leading the Way
    Rapper and social justice advocate Killer Mike said June 17, 2019, that it’s important for Americans to recognize that rap artists helped pave the path to marijuana reform in a way that isn’t often discussed in the media. Speaking at a panel on freedom of speech held by the Washington… Read more »
  • The Essential Weedmaps Guide to CBD
    Among the general population, CBD is the most talked about and most sought after cannabis compound. The rising mainstream interest in CBD, along with continued research detailing its medical benefits, has the world more curious than ever about this non-intoxicating cannabinoid and its wide range of potential uses. For everyone… Read more »
  • The Beginner's Guide to Cannabis in Alberta
    If you’re planning a trip to Alberta, there are the classic must-sees: the scenic resort town of Banff, the turquoise waters of Lake Louise, Drumheller’s badlands rich in dinosaur fossils, and the largest shopping mall in North America, West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton. While locals may avoid these spots, particularly… Read more »
  • The Best CBD Vape Pens
    When it comes to recent cannabis trends, no discussion can be had without mentioning CBD oil and vape pens — each product has left its own mark on the market thus far. Considering that industry experts project the cannabidiol (CBD) market to reach $16 billion by 2025 and vape pen… Read more »
  • 5 LGBTQ-Owned Brands to Support Year-Round
    Pride shouldn’t be limited to a single month. This is also true when it comes to cannabis. Rainbow-themed products are cute — we love them, too — but giving your precious consumer dollars to the companies who are owned by LGBTQ entrepreneurs year-round, instead of only during Pride month, is… Read more »
  • Getting Tested for THC? Here's What You Need to Know
    Pursuing a new job can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience, but for cannabis users or anyone considering using cannabis, it can also induce the gut-wrenching fear of an unexpected drug test followed by a frantic search for quick ways to do a marijuana cleanse. Even in states with… Read more »
  • Cannabis-Impaired Driving is Hard to Test, Harder to Prove, Experts Say
    Accurately and consistently proving that a driver is impaired by cannabis use remains a daunting scientific challenge, toxicologists concluded during a recent conference. Unlike alcohol, levels of impairment from cannabis can’t be determined by a single measure. Even if intoxicating elements of cannabis are detected in the body, no precise… Read more »
  • Canada Sets Rules and Sales Date for Edibles, Concentrates, and Vapes
    More than a year after recreational cannabis first went on sale in Canada, consumers will finally be able to buy edibles, concentrates, and vape pens in mid-to-late December 2019. Health Canada on June 14, 2019, released the final version of the regulations meant to control what the government calls “additional… Read more »
  • While Maine is Legalizing Marijuana, You'll Have a Hard Time Finding It
    Legalized recreational marijuana is coming soon to Maine, but it’s highly unlikely it’s coming to the entire state. The state’s rules are designed to allow municipalities to opt in or out of allowing sales of adult-use marijuana, which voters legalized in 2016, and only a handful of cities and towns… Read more »
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