Dear Pot Lawyer, What can I do with all my homegrown cannabis? We’ve heard anecdotal reports that even non-users are trying their hand at home grows, but are finding that their plants are producing far more cannabis than expected. With the recent industry focus on oversupply in the recreational regime, it makes sense to take […]

Berkeley City Council members have passed a resolution declaring the city a sanctuary for recreational marijuana. The move may be the first of its kind in the country, tweeted Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, who proposed the measure. Under the new resolution, which passed Tuesday night, no Berkeley department, agency, commission, officer or employee “shall use […]

Dani Geen’s family was lounging around the living room after a dinner of smoked brisket and baked beans when she broke the news: She planned to include marijuana in every part of her wedding. Her mother, Aura, practically jumped off the shabby-chic sofa. “You can’t do this!” she shouted. “Mom,” Dani replied calmly. “It’s not […]

Today is the beginning of the 2018 Winter Olympics. And while this is usually a time for people to sit at home watching people play sports, others will be motivated to go out and hit the slopes themselves. If you’re in the latter group, here are eight marijuana strains that could improve your performance. 8. […]

Sister Kate is a rebel with a cause. The 59-year-old self-described “nun” embraced a life of activism and service to the planet following a difficult divorce and dramatic career change in 2009. Sister Kate, whose former name is Catherine Meeusen, left the corporate consulting firm she founded and moved to California to enter the emerging […]

Most businesses keep meticulous records of their inventory and sales, tracking how much and which varieties of product they move and at which times. This is even more true for industries like alcohol and cannabis, which need to demonstrate to regulators that they are following all necessary laws related to how they sell controlled substances. […]

Dr. Janice Knox was several years into retirement in Oregon when she was asked to fill in at a “card mill” ― a facility where patients can be diagnosed with conditions that qualify them for a medical card to buy cannabis. This was a few years ago, and public sentiment about medical marijuana wasn’t quite […]

The 7th CannaGrow Expo will be held in sunny Palm Springs, California! The 7th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted May 19 – 20, 2018 in sunny Palm Springs, CA at the Palm Springs Convention Center & Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational conference & exposition dedicated to the art & science […]

Prior to cannabis legalization in each state, hiding your stash when not actively consuming was a must, and some of the most creative and clever hiding places the world has ever seen came about from the desire to light up in peace. To commemorate the art of the stash spot, we turned to the Leafy […]

The US has always had a turbulent relationship with cannabis. The substance has often been portrayed as a villainous, addictive, mind-altering drug, with harrowing consequences if used even once, as the below video demonstrates. However, as laws become more passive to the sale and possession of cannabis, so have the attitudes surrounding its use. For […]

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had cannabis in his crosshairs since even before he took office, but his first formal shot at legalization—the decision last week to rescind the Cole memo—looks more and more like it could backfire. On Friday, a California congresswoman introduced a US House bill that would protect state-legal cannabis from […]

Lord Jones co-founder Cindy Capobianco describes her luxury cannabis-infused product business in much the same manner as any maker of a prestige natural skincare brand: it’s made in small batches, organic ingredients, medicinal value of said ingredients. With a body lotion and face products slated for release later this year, Lord Jones is trying to […]

The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer? Worth a try. The biggest believers and entrepreneurs make the plant sound almost magical. Now one startup has the key to keep the science from the hype: the first-ever full map of the […]

It is that time of year where the holidays afford us an opportunity for rest, recuperation and introspection. Becoming a new father to a healthy baby girl and having the privilege to make a living as a scientist, fills me with an immeasurable sense of appreciation and indebtedness. I’ve also been extremely fortunate this year […]

The duopoly may be soaking up all the growth in digital advertising, but not the ad dollars of one growing category: weed marketers. That’s because Facebook and Google won’t accept marijuana ads. A Google spokesperson said the company doesn’t allow marijuana ads on either the display or search side because the product is illegal on […]

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actively lobbying Congress to overturn existing law prohibiting federal interference in state medical-marijuana policy. As someone who believes in strong constitutional limits on federal power and the rights of patients to choose, I am deeply disappointed. And as a cancer survivor who wanted the choice for myself, I wonder: Does […]

When it comes to cannabis, 2017 was a much better year than anyone was expecting. Back in January, stoners and pot moguls alike were super paranoid about incoming Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his plans to shut down legal weed businesses from coast to coast. After a decade of steady progress on marijuana legalization – […]

A steadily growing number of banks are willing to open accounts for marijuana businesses, according to new federal data. Even as a string of conflicting signals from the Trump administration surrounds the debate about legalization with uncertainty, the number of depository institutions that are actively banking the cannabis industry has increased roughly 18% since the […]

Technology has changed the way we live, work and play—and even how we consume cannabis. From advanced extraction technologies to virtual reality in the workplace, technology impacts cannabis from the time it’s put into the ground until it exits our lungs in a satisfying exhale. Here’s a closer look at four of the most compelling, […]

Mike Tyson has been a boxer, an actor, a monologuist, and an animated detective, but now it looks like the former heavyweight champion wants to take a bite out of California’s new legal weed game. According to the Blast, Tyson and two business partners—Robert Hickman and Jay Strommen—have plans to build a massive “cannabis resort” […]

As marijuana legalization continues across the country, weed is becoming increasingly mainstream. However, as much as the stoner stereotype has evolved into a broader label that also encompasses CEOs, educated millennials, and the Spicolis of the world, it still has a negative connotation. Industry leaders have quickly learned that destigmatizing marijuana use begins with educating […]

Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Both of those elections — as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana. Here’s an overview of cannabis-specific ballot measures that voters approved, along with details on how the Democratic […]

California Treasurer John Chiang wants the state to consider creating a government-owned bank that could serve cannabis businesses, one of several recommendations aimed at helping bring those businesses into the financial mainstream. The recommendations, the product of a year of meetings of a cannabis working group organized by Chiang’s office, suggest there may be ways […]

The Event for Cannabis Cultivators is in Denver, Colorado TODAY & TOMORROW! The 6th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted October 28 – 29, 2017 in Denver, CO at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center. CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational conference & exposition dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis. […]

America’s opioid crisis is spiking fatal overdose rates from sea to shining sea, lining the pockets of pharmaceutical executives and inspiring only minimal responses from President Trump. To combat the deadly drug epidemic, public health experts from the local level to the federal government have turned to medical marijuana, a painkiller in its own right […]

Cannabis strains? We never heard of that in the 1960s and ’70s when marijuana seemed seamless and generic. In those days, coffee was simply coffee, beer was beer, and pot was pot. Sure, casual users occasionally came upon gems such as Panama Red, Colombia Gold, Hindu Kush (Middle East) and Thai (Asia), with names rooted […]

With the most devastating wildfire in California history laying waste to its members’ homes and livelihoods, the California Growers Association responded in the way most crises are handled in 2017: crowdfunding. As of Tuesday morning, 41 people have perished in the fires, which have burned more than 101,000 acres and destroyed 6,700 homes and businesses […]

After acquainting yourself with cannabis culture you may have heard the phrase “marijuana trimmer” and still not been clear about what it means. In the simplest terms, “marijuana trimmer” is the name given to a person with the knowledge and skills to properly trim and meticulously prune (a process also called manicuring) cannabis flowers without […]

The American Psychological Association has recently voiced their support for two bipartisan bills that would remove many of the impediments to cannabis research created by the federal prohibition of marijuana. “Major barriers to research are preventing scientists from pursuing the full range of research that is needed to understand the impacts of recreational and therapeutic […]

A recent study thought to be the first of its kind has found that regular cannabis use may make a person less prone to anxiety over time, even when sober. The study, published in the medical journal Psychopharmacology, found that people who use cannabis daily or almost daily had a blunted stress reaction when exposed […]

Marijuana laws are changing rapidly these days, so much so that even specialized news organizations solely dedicated to tracking cannabis policy sometimes have a hard time making sense of reforms. Coverage this week by The Cannabist and Marijuana Business Daily provides a perfect example. After California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed legislation that would have […]

Twelve-year-old Alexis Bortell uses a cannabis oil called Haleigh’s Hope to prevent life-threatening epileptic seizures. She takes the oil orally by syringe twice a day, and always keeps a THC spray on hand in case she experiences an aura, or pre-seizure event. The auras happen maybe once every three to four weeks – far less […]

The fires in northern California are turning into a catastrophe for local cannabis growers. Some farmers have seen their crops incinerated, while others have watched helplessly as ash and smoke contaminate sensitive marijuana flowers. The fires in Mendocino are south of the famed Humboldt County grows, but it’s still a part of what is known […]