Monthly Archives: September 2017

CBD on the international stage: WHO committee delving into science, control status of cannabis compound

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 5:42 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and

Hearing officer considers Denver 4/20 organizer’s appeal regarding 3-year ban

Published: Sep 19, 2017, 2:05 pm • Updated: Sep 19, 2017, 3:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Whether the man behind Denver’s recent 4/20 rally will get another go at the marijuana-centric event will soon rest in the

Creator of the “Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” reflects on weed’s long, strange trip

Published: Sep 18, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Sep 18, 2017, 4:02 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Once upon a time, many decades ago during a mythical time known as “The 60s” America’s counterculture conceived a new art

S03E22: She’s a medical marijuana refugee who started her own weed PR firm

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 12:23 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 12:23 pm Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Emalee Hyde, CEO of cannabis public-relations firm Sinsemilla and the City. Podcast: Play in new window | Download LOTS TO TALK ABOUT • 

Cannabist Show: She’s a medical marijuana refugee who started her own weed PR firm

Published: Sep 15, 2017, 12:08 pm • Updated: Sep 16, 2017, 10:14 am Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Emalee Hyde, CEO of cannabis public-relations firm Sinsemilla and the City. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  What it’s like being a medical marijuana

More Summer Events and Dispensary Stops: Walking with Redhat Ralph

By RedHat Ralph More summer events and dispensary stops in Week 16 with RedHat Ralph…. This week includes serving Root Beer at the Oregon Brewers Festival, the Canna Closet Oregon launch, and The Summer Fair 2. Here is how I

The Many Reasons Cannabis is a Medicine Worth Legalizing

By TWB 28 states in the United States, as well as many other countries around the world, have legalized medical marijuana – with some even legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Canada, under the Liberal Government, recently proposed a bill

Hmong marijuana farmers in California are fighting attempts to shut them down

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Sep 15, 2017, 5:28 pm By Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — The narcotics officer stood on a windswept ridge near the Oregon border and surveyed the fields

On-demand cannabis: California becoming hot spot for weed delivery, e-commerce

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Sep 16, 2017, 10:14 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Eaze’s e-commerce platform is meant to feel familiar. Scrolling horizontally and vertically through product pictures is practically Netflixian. Refining results with

Eaze accelerating marijuana delivery tech with $27 million investment

Published: Sep 14, 2017, 12:40 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 6:01 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A tech company focused on cannabis delivery is going full-throttle in California. Eaze, a San Francisco-based firm that developed software to

Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes to ease marijuana research barriers with MEDS Act

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 1:41 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff There’s a bipartisan effort underway in the Senate for easing the path to marijuana research. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Wednesday

Lawyer disbarred after conviction for planting weed, pipe, opioids in PTA rival’s car

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 7:30 am By Sean Emery, Orange County Register Kent Wycliffe Easter and Jill Bjorkholm Easter were convicted of a felony count for false imprisonment. Jill has since changed her

Milestone for Colorado marijuana: $100M in monthly recreational sales

Published: Sep 12, 2017, 5:37 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 6:41 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The trend of summer highs for Colorado’s cannabis industry continued in July as monthly recreational sales surpassed the $100 million mark

7 Diseases Medical Marijuana Can Treat

By TWB Even though marijuana is approved for medical use in nearly 60% of U.S. states, there’s still somewhat of a stigma attached. However, doctors and patients agree that marijuana can be medically beneficial to many people. Here, we will

A New ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability has Some DA’s Upset

By TWB ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has typically been supportive of marijuana law reform efforts. After all, there is no denying the way that cannabis prohibition has negatively affected minorities and their

Medical Marijuana Laws in Popular Counties of California

By John Levy Medical Marijuana Laws in Popular Counties of California The rush is on for the 1st of January 2018. On this date, all marijuana rules have to be in place. If they are not, then those who fall

Cannabis Season Week 15: More Pot Shop Touring in Portland

By RedHat Ralph Cannabis Season – Week 15 I will be continuing my Dispensary Tour north and east of the Willamette River. Here is how I walked 42.4 miles from Sunday July 16 through Saturday, July 22. This is after

Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States?

By Chris Fisher Will Prohibition Return to Legalized States? In addition to the barrage of questions that customers ask regarding the effects of indicas, sativas and hybrids that I get as a budtender, there is another question that comes up