Monthly Archives: May 2017

Could Cannabis Help the Ohio Opioid Epidemic?

By Leah Maurer There are many areas of the United States that are struggling with opioid and heroin epidemics, and Ohio is one state that is definitely in the thick of it, and the epidemic there shows no signs of

Canada’s Cannabis Act Allows 18 and Older to Use Cannabis

By Leah Maurer The implementation of Canada’s Cannabis Act is deep into the implementation process. After watching this process in Oregon, I can only imagine how long the roll out might take in entire country (as opposed to one state).

Week 5 of Cannabis Season in Oregon

By RedHat Ralph Week 5 of cannabis season in Oregon includes the Cultivation Classic at Revolution Hall, its reception for the speakers the evening before the event, and the After Party the evening of the event. I also continued with

The Current State of Legalized Marijuana in the U.S. [Infographic]

By TWB The current state of legalized marijuana varies from country to country. Possession of the weed is illegal in most countries and has been since the beginning of widespread cannabis prohibition in the late 1930s. However, its possession has

Racial Disparities Continue in Marijuana Arrests

By Travis Maurer Racial disparities and other social justice issues are a big part of the reason I have advocated both personally and professionally for cannabis policy reform. I grew up in St. Louis and had many black friends from

Veterans Urge the Trump Administration to Allow Marijuana Research

By Leah Maurer Veterans are one of the largest demographics in this country that stand to make a giant impact in ending cannabis prohibition federally, and now Veterans urge the Trump Administration to allow marijuana research. As more research is

Canadians Support Expungement of Marijuana Criminal Records

By Leah Maurer A recent poll reveals that a majority of Canadians support expungement of marijuana criminal records. It has certainly been interesting to follow the national trends in our northern neighbor Canada for cannabis legislation and overall public opinion

NFL HOF Linebacker Jack Ham Advocates for Cannabis in Pennsylvania

By Leah Maurer NFL HOF Linebacker Jack Ham advocates for cannabis in Pennsylvania and will serve as a spokesperson and consultant for AGRiMED, which has plans to grow and provide cannabis for patients who meet a qualifying medical condition for

Will Minnesota Marijuana Legalization Happen in 2017?

By Leah Maurer As a follow up to our coverage on Minnesota marijuana policy, we wanted to bring you the latest on what is going on in the State right in America’s heartland. Will Minnesota marijuana legalization happen in 2017?

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? [Infographic]

By TWB We’ve covered how to pass a drug test for marijuana before. But, how long does marijuana stay in your system is the most frequently asked question that we receive at While there is no definitive answer, we

How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Your System? [Infographic]

By TWB We’ve covered how to pass a drug test for marijuana before. But, how long does marijuana stay in your system is the most frequently asked question that we receive at While there is no definitive answer, we

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Legalization Bill

By Leah Maurer We have been covering the proposed marijuana legalization bill in Vermont very closely this legislative session, so you can imagine my disappointment when this letter came to my inbox today, stating that Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoes

Legal Marijuana Sales Could Be Even Bigger than Ice Cream

By Leah Maurer Although the cannabis industry is weathering through some tough times with the current administration in the U.S., the election last November made it clear that this moment and industry is only going one way with the public:

RedHat Ralph’s Top 10 Marijuana Dispensary Picks in Portland, Oregon

By RedHat Ralph I have been writing for The Weed Blog for several months now, but many of you might not know that the whole reason my path ever crossed with the site’s owners was because of a by-chance meeting

Cannabis Industry Professionals Respond to Jeff Sessions Memo

By TWB Attorney General Jeff Sessions directs prosecutors to seek toughest drug charges, harshest practices of the drug war. How will cannabis industry professionals respond to Jeff Sessions memo? In a two-page memo sent to more than 5,000 assistant U.S.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Says It’s Time to Decriminalize Marijuana

By TWB Ohio Supreme Court Justice says it’s time to decriminalize marijuana, Justice O’Neill, a democrat holding an Ohio statewide office, said making marijuana legal is working in Colorado and doing it in Ohio would bring hundreds of millions of

Michigan Begins Circulating Marijuana Legalization Petitions

By TWB The Board of State Canvassers in Michigan unanimously approved the form of petitions to legalize recreational/adult-use marijuana last week. They were submitted by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, who plans to begin collecting signatures immediately in

Will the Vermont Legislature Legalize Marijuana?

By TWB We have been covering the proposed marijuana policy legislation in Vermont quite a bit this legislative session. You may recall that one particular bill, S.22, would remove criminal and civil penalties for minor marijuana possession, allow residents to