People who sell medical and recreational cannabis in states where it’s legal have become accustomed to seeing their social media pages go dark unexpectedly. Selling or using cannabis for any reason is still federally illegal, and companies like Facebook, Google, Instagram, and Apple remain wary of being held liable for the pot content they allow […]

Flights ReadyPacks, the world’s first single-serving, top-shelf, pre-ground cannabis packs, are now available to cannabis patients throughout California through a partnership with Jack’s Collective, an overnight delivery service based in San Diego. The vacuum-sealed ReadyPacks are made from meticulously curated and lab-tested Norcal indoor from a network of award-winning growers. Each packet contains .35 grams […]

For over a decade, I’ve lived in New York City where weed has alway been a phone call away, where a delivery person arrives at the door wearing a suit, holding a briefcase full of plastic cube containers stickered with The Simpsons or SpongeBob or some other stoner loving cartoon. Each cube would have a […]

A former pro football player and a Novato advocate for athlete marijuana use have teamed up to open a gym in San Francisco that they say will be one of the first in the world to allow members to smoke pot while working out. Former running back Ricky Williams, who played for the Saints, Dolphins […]

Around 10,000 years ago prehistoric humans began using cannabis, a new research study has found, and not just in one small corner of the globe. The psychoactive plant, which has a multitude of other uses in addition, seems to have come into use in both Eastern Europe and Japan sometime between 11,500 and 10,200 years […]

The world of cannabis extracts is expanding rapidly with no intention of slowing down. In most legal markets, concentrate sales are increasing steadily as they continue to grab larger shares of the market year over year. Emerging trends within cannabis concentrate sales have undoubtedly fueled innovation at a staggering pace as a result of high […]

This is going to be a transformative year for the United States. Not only are we set to vote in a new president for the first time in eight years this November, but we could also see the most rapid expansion of marijuana ever, with eight states now set to vote on recreational or medical […]

Cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States, and the cannabis plant is characterized by some as its most valuable asset. Some strains of cannabis stand out as superior based on a number of factors including yield of seed, fiber and cannabinoid content. Various strains are adapted for particular regions and cultivation environments. […]

A push for cannabidiol research has gained steam in recent months, with current and former NFL players backing two studies on CBD’s efficacy in alleviating football-related pain without getting them high. But another study, led by a California-based cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, aims to examine whether whole-plant cannabis is […]

Prescription drug prices continue to climb, putting the pinch on consumers. Some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicines that has become easier to get legally in many parts of the country. Research published Wednesday found that states that legalized medical marijuana — which is sometimes recommended for symptoms like chronic […]

Rumor has it that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) plans to legalize marijuana any day now. Rumor also has it that Barack Obama is secretly a foreign-born Muslim and that the CIA had a hand in the attack that brought down the World Trade Center. Unfortunately, that first claim is about as likely to be […]

Marcus Gary “Bubbleman” Richardson makes his living photographing dank nugs and hash. Though he’s been passionate about weed since he was a teenager, Bubbleman’s spent his whole adult life working in Canada’s almost-legal weed industry. After moving to British Columbia in the 90s, he began working at the medicinal dispensary The BC Compassion Club, growing […]

While often considered a method of relaxation, smoking is not traditionally considered an act of meditation. However, many meditations share a core principle that has a lot in common with the way one smokes – and it’s all about the breath. The rhythm of smoking is mostly universal – deep breath in, pause, long slow […]

As you travel around Denver trying new dispensaries and the strains they stock, you can’t help noticing some inconsistencies in strain characteristics. One shop’s Golden Goat will smell of sweet citrus and soil (as it should), another’s will smell like hay soaked in a musty fart. Then again, while a jar may be labeled “Afghani,” […]

You could call it a cannabis controversy, one that is sparking heated conversation. For the second year in a row, a massive,10-foot-long mechanical joint took center stage at a popular Bay-area Fourth of July parade. According to one pro-pot group, the “World’s Biggest Blunt” was back by popular demand in Temple Terrace. Organizers told 8 […]

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting 5.2 million American, two thirds of whom are women. The progressive brain disorder leads to memory loss, seriously impairing a person’s ability to carry out even the most simple daily tasks. If you or someone you know is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, […]

Jamaica is contemplating giving tourists arriving in the country the chance to get high as soon as they clear customs. Talks are underway on installing cannabis kiosks at airports and seaports, which Jamaica believes could boost government revenues. “The thought is that if you are coming out of the airport, there is a kiosk that […]

The Democratic Party released its official pre-convention platform this afternoon, giving all of us policy wonks stuck in our offices prior to the July 4 weekend something to read and grumble about. So let’s get grumbling! The party’s position on cannabis consists of 86 words of room-temp tea. Cold oatmeal. Stale fries. Choose your own […]

The health benefits of both cannabis and coconut oil are remarkable. Coconut oil has a very high saturated fat content for a plant-derived oil, making it an ideal candidate for cannabis infusion that can create incredibly versatile product with all the benefits of both. Cannabis coconut oil can be applied in so many different ways […]

Growing cannabis can sometimes seem a little bit intimidating. That’s especially true if you get bogged down in the massive amount of information and technical jargon that’s available online and in books. But, fortunately, it’s not that complicated. You just need to focus on mastering the basics. The first thing you should do is start […]

A substance that can relax muscles, ease anxiety and enhance your mood seems like the perfect aperitif for some fun time in the bedroom. Cannabis can increase your sensitivity to touch, get your nerves under control and create a feeling of euphoria that adds to the already-heightened experience of sex. And with the diversity of […]

Marijuana legalization means that bigger corporate interests and institutional capital will enter the industry and start competing with the businesses and entrepreneurs who have been at it for decades. But what does this mean for the industry’s activists and pioneers who protested federal law, got arrested, and created the very industry that is attracting attention […]

In the United States, medical marijuana is not legal in all states and only half the country’s patients can be treated with cannabis. In addition to this, some advocates in states like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Alaska are willing to legalize recreational marijuana. However, all of this could change if the DEA reclassifies the plant […]

Cannabis differs from other “drugs” — like alcohol, sleeping tablets or painkillers — in that you do not need to perpetually increase the dosage to get the same effect. From personal experience, I’ve found that it actually seems to be the inverse. Over the years, I am consuming less in order to get as high […]

Toronto Police raided four marijuana dispensaries Thursday, police chief Mark Saunders confirmed Thursday. “If you have dispensaries that are open, your chances of going to court and being charged are very high . . . I haven’t minced words on this,” he said. “It’s illegal to sell marijuana unless you have a license from Health […]

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of unpleasant symptoms that many women experience on a monthly basis, typically between ovulation and menstruation. While the cause isn’t entirely known, medical experts believe it involves hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. Symptoms can vary in severity and frequency, but women who experience PMS often report pain in […]

A non-denominational church eager to combat the stigma often associated with marijuana use plans to hold Sunday its first service that’s welcome to all. The First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason is scheduled to hold its inaugural service and potluck from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, led by Jackson resident Jeremy Hall, a 34-year-old ordained minister. […]

Atherosclerosis is a complex inflammatory disease that plays a significant role in the development of heart disease and stroke. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death and claims more lives than cancer. We typically think heart disease and stroke can hit without warning; actually, these diseases develop gradually over time. […]

Is cannabis a wonder-cure for acne? Some products containing cannabinoids are meant to cure acne, and the reviews are quite phenomenal. The fact is, cannabinoids offer something that other products and chemicals and ingredients cannot. It is commonly speculated that smoking weed causes acne to occur. Since smoking pot can increase testosterone, it can cause […]

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The Spring CannaGrow Expo took place May 7 – 8 in Mission Bay, San Diego. The two-day event was held at Paradise Point, a 44-acre island retreat, the perfect venue to host a weekend full of cannabis education and conversation. Speakers touched on topics from large scale automation to extraction and light deprivation techniques while […]

A tech billionaire’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana in California has taken a major step toward the November ballot. Known as the “Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” the ballot measure legalizes possession of small amounts of cannabis for adults, establishes tax rates and a structure for farmers to grow pot, and creates the framework for […]

People spend countless hours on education and job training, but comparatively little time is spent studying how to interact successfully with other humans in relationships. I sat down with Arden, who has devoted 10,000+ hours of study to relationships, and asked her to share some of the insight she has gleaned. Many people have negative […]