Word From Seattle’s Hempfest: ‘Nobody’s Hiding’ Anymore

Last weekend brought Seattle Hempfest—AKA the biggest annual cannabis event on the planet—to the Seattle waterfront, for three days of pro-cannabis outreach, activism, music, mingling, marketing, and glorious sunshine. Photojournalist Jovelle

Does Cannabis Make You Walk Funny?

Researchers at the University of South Australia have published a study in the September 2017 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence that looks into the relationship between cannabis consumption

Trump Comments Spark Boycott of LA Cannabis Expo

A boycott of the Cannabis World Congress & Business Expo, slated for Los Angeles in mid-Sept., started with a Facebook post on Thursday morning. By Friday afternoon it had spread to

7 Tips for Making the Most of Seattle Hempfest

In case you hadn’t heard, Seattle Hempfest is the largest annual cannabis-advocacy gathering on the planet. Now in its 26th year, this beloved “protestival” draws a sprawling universe of activists, advocates,

Nevada Judge Clears Way for More Cannabis Licenses

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada judge has cleared the way for the state’s marijuana regulators to start issuing cannabis distribution licenses to businesses other than existing alcohol wholesalers.

How to Corner Your Bowl of Cannabis

Good cannabis isn’t hard to come by in legal states, but if you don’t want to burn through both your wallet and all your good bud, you’re probably interested in ways

The Haymaker: Are Cannabis Stocks Finally Growing Up?

‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s weekly column on cannabis politics and culture.

When an investment sector reaches a point of scorching hotness, bullshit becomes monetized. We saw

Utah Launches Medical Cannabis Signature Drive

Medical marijuana advocates in Utah plan to launch a signature drive to put MMJ legalization on the ballot in November 2018. The Utah Patients Coalition will hold a press conference on

Hawaii Braces for Surge in Medical Cannabis Patients

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health is preparing for an upswing of patients signing up for the state’s medical cannabis registry, as two medical marijuana dispensaries in the state are officially open for business. 

How to Change a Local Cannabis Law

As American citizens, we are bestowed with the opportunity to participate in the law-making process. It may seem daunting, but getting involved in helping create, pass, and support legislation at a

How and When to Flush Cannabis Plants

When starting out as a cannabis grower, “flushing” is a term you might be unfamiliar with. Although visions of frantically trying to shove a cannabis plant down a toilet may come

Summer in Seattle: Is It Worth the High?

Welcome to “Is It Worth the High?”, where our writers see newly released movies, listen to the latest album drops, and try other experiences while high to determine whether they’re worth

Florida Awards 2 More Medical Marijuana Licenses

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s Department of Health has licensed two additional medical marijuana treatment centers.

Spokeswoman Mara Gambineri said Wednesday that Treadwell Nursey in Eustis and the Arcadia-based

Seattle Drops Fine Against Hempfest

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle has dropped a $1,000 fine against the nonprofit organization that runs HempFest, the annual summer marijuana celebration.

The city accused Seattle Events, also known as

How to Register as a Medical Cannabis Patient in Canada

Canada’s imminent legalization is just over the horizon, but for many Canadians seeking relief, it’s not soon enough. The country’s medical marijuana system has been revamped and improved upon several times

Fentanyl-Laced Cannabis: Forever Feared, Not Yet Found

Fentanyl is the synthetic opioid that delivers a high 100 times more powerful than morphine. “A few hundred micrograms–the weight of a single grain of salt–are enough to trigger heroin-like bliss,” writes

Should Dispensaries Allow Cannabis Use on the Job?

Since the first dispensaries and cannabis shops debuted years ago, a hotly debated question within the industry surrounds employee consumption guidelines. Most medical marijuana laws stipulate that employers may still prohibit

Maine Lawmakers Leave Key Cannabis Questions Unanswered

Maine lawmakers adjourned Aug. 2, leaving important questions about the state’s new adult-use cannabis program unresolved. Whether the work continues later this year during a special session or ends up waiting

Massachusetts Vows Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials are promising to crack down on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepares for full implementation of its voter-approved recreational marijuana law.

One continuing hurdle

Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome: How to Ease the Symptoms

When Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant stopped his regular cannabis consumption in order to pass the NFL’s drug test, he encountered an unexpected challenge. Insomnia kept him up at night.

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