Monthly Archives: October 2017

Martha Stewart’s transformation from home guru to Snoop’s weed-joke homie

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 3:03 pm • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 3:03 pm By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post Here are some of the things Martha Stewart has done on her new show with Snoop Dogg: She has worn a

Montana MMJ enrollment up, but producers on hold for testing regs

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 11:01 am By Katheryn Houghton,  bozeman Daily Chronicle BOZEMAN, Mont. — When Tyler Smith was diagnosed with testicular cancer, medical marijuana didn’t feel like a valid option. He took

MassRoots shake-up: In wake of abrupt CEO switch, deal to acquire CannaRegs gets nixed

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 9:15 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 3:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. went through a massive transition this week. In a span of two days, the Denver-based marijuana tech and social

Want to start a cannabis business in California? Tips from a recent workshop

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 7:53 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 7:53 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian An hour after the start of Friday’s workshop on how to get a state license to run a cannabis business, some

Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition”

Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:39 am By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the

Pax Era is the vaporizer of the future for concentrates lovers (review)

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 3:14 pm • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 3:14 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff I wasn’t into Pax vaporizers until the Era. It seemed like everybody else was, though. Back in 2013, Pax’s entry dry

Introducing the High Minded podcast, by The Cannabist

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 1:54 pm • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 2:20 pm By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Welcome to High Minded by The Cannabist, our podcast diving into the stories, news and voices shaping a new billion-dollar industry.

Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization

Meet a reluctant medical marijuana doctor in the heart of the Bible Belt

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 2:34 pm By Karl Richter, Texarkana Gazette TEXARKANA, Ark. — As Dr. Joseph Parker sees it, he has little choice except to prescribe medical marijuana — even though doing

How Congress helped drug company lobbyists derail the DEA’s war on opioids

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 9:41 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the

Prohibitionist Post: 125 years covering Colorado’s love-hate affair with alcohol and cannabis

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 7:09 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 12:36 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Denver has long been a premier spot for getting wasted. Back in 1859, the Denver City was founded when land speculators

After the smoke clears: What’s next for Northern California’s cannabis industry?

Published: Oct 14, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 9:31 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastating and deadly wildfires in Northern California could hardly have come at a worse time for the region’s well-established and

S03E26: She practices and teaches cannabis-infused asanas

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 5:19 pm • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 5:19 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Stacey Mulvey, founder of Marijuasana yoga classes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  While Denver

The Cannabist Show: She practices and teaches cannabis-infused asanas

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 5:00 pm • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 7:11 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Stacey Mulvey, founder of Marijuasana yoga classes. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  While Denver is getting its first-in-the-nation program implemented to

The Cannabist’s SmokeSongs: Halloween Hits

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 4:20 pm • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 5:54 pm By Ian Gassman, Special to The Cannabist It’s Friday the 13th and Halloween is just around the corner, so the first installment of The Cannabist’s SmokeSongs is

Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado

Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a