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Letters From a Pot Prisoner: Mario Ramos is Proof that Cannabis isn’t ‘Legal’

Mario Ramos of I Bud You, Inc. spent one year and 20 days in jail for growing 226 plants, also known as a non-violent cannabis crime. A multi-decade advocate and activist, he wrote us this impassioned letter while serving time at Morris County Correctional Facility in New Jersey. Details on Mario Ramos’ story is to come. […]

Gang members sought for series of Bay Area marijuana shop robberies

(surveillance footage obtained by Oakland Police Department) Oakland law officials have arrested several members of an East Oakland gang connected to a series of legal cannabis dispensary robberies, reports the East Bay Times. According to police, the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit on Thursday seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a number of arrests […]

Congress passes farm bill to legalize hemp

The U.S. Congress on Wednesday gave final approval to a provision of the Farm Bill that removes hemp from the list of federally controlled substances, according to an Associated Press report. The Farm Bill, which was introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier in 2018, allows hemp farmers to buy crop insurance, apply […]

This Alcohol Industry Association Wants Cannabis Prohibition to End

A major player in the alcohol world is backing marijuana legalization, and it’s not shying away from sharing its position with those in power. The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) recently participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill to reiterate its stance that the feds should allow states to make their own decisions […]

The 24 Best CBD Products in America

2018 is wrapping up, and we can’t help but reflect on the changing and evolving attitudes and laws surrounding cannabis. We’re particularly in awe of the recent explosion of CBD products. For the first time ever, it’s possible to live everyday fully infused with CBD– something we recommend everyone do because self-care is self-love. As […]

Ex-NFL star Calvin Johnson’s bid for marijuana business denied over traffic tickets

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Former NFL superstar Calvin Johnson wants to join Michigan’s new legal marijuana industry, but his bid has been blocked over some old traffic violations. Johnson and his former Detroit Lions teammate Rob Sims’ application for prequalification for a marijuana dispensary, grow operation and marijuana processing facility was denied due to an old […]

Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

The Ultimate Gift Guide for the Highest of Holidays

Shutterstock Still looking for the perfect holiday gifts for your nearest and dearest? If you’re celebrating at the end of the month, you only have about fifteen more days to make some purchases. While we can’t help you with time management, we can guide you in the right direction if your loved ones love weed. Here’s the […]

Cannabis shortages plague Canadian retailers; here’s how they’re responding

As the Canadian cannabis industry struggles to provide enough supply to meet exuberant demand since recreational use became legal, private retailers are faced with their own challenge: how to stay in business. Many store owners in Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland have closed their doors as they await marijuana shipments, while others are considering different courses […]

Mila Jansen’s Autobiography Chronicles Her Journey to Becoming the Hash Queen

It was 1994 in Amsterdam, Holland, and Mila Jansen realized she was on to something. She watched her kids’ clothes tumble and spin in the dryer. Little did she know this mundane experience would revolutionize the art of separating “hash from trash,” and inspire one of her famous catchphrases. In an industry where women’s contributions […]