Monthly Archives: October 2017

Fears mount for California MMJ patients over “cannabis deserts”

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 7:25 am By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff With California on the verge of creating a cannabis market worth an estimated $7 billion by 2025, medical marijuana advocates are

Beer and spirits giant sets its sights on cannabis, with massive $200M investment

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 8:17 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 9:49 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Constellation Brands, the alcohol goliath that two years ago acquired craft beer darling Ballast Point Brewing Co., is putting its money

S03E28: She lobbies for policy change and education about hemp and marijuana

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 4:00 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 3:59 pm Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Samantha Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Tetra Public Affairs, a cannabis-centered consulting firm. Podcast: Play in new window | Download LOTS TO TALK

Cannabist Show: She lobbies for policy change and education about hemp and marijuana

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Samantha Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Tetra Public Affairs, a cannabis-centered consulting firm. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  How

“CBD candy” is this year’s Halloween bogeyman

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 2:34 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 2:57 pm By The Cannabist Staff Every year around this time, The Cannabist chronicles how THC became the new razor blade in your kid’s trick-or-treat pail. With Halloween 2017

Cannabis consumers have more sex, study finds

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 1:00 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 1:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post (The Washington Post) Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers

Hey weed buddies, let’s watch a scary movie together! (Not you, though)

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 12:13 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 12:40 pm By Daniel Jones, The Cannabist Staff It’s the perfect night for terror, and maybe a little gore. All you want to do is get high and space

Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and

Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during a Thursday

How to safely try cannabutter or cannabis oil when you don’t know its THC potency

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 7:43 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 7:44 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!I’m thoroughly confused. A cannabis grower relative gave me a jar of green cannabis oil, I expect made with coconut

There’s a battle brewing for control of Denver 420 rally

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 7:15 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 8:01 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado cannabis entrepreneur is making a play for control of the Denver 4/20 rally after its controversial aftermath this past

Ten of the best 420-friendly vacation destinations around the globe

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 3:21 pm • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 3:21 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian For travelers in search of a far-flung adventure, there are a growing number of states and countries where cannabis is tolerated

Latest Gallup poll: Americans favor marijuana legalization more than ever

Published: Oct 25, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 25, 2017, 8:33 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Americans’ support for marijuana legalization has reached a new high, the latest Gallup poll shows. Gallup poll results released Wednesday found

8 extremely convincing reasons you shouldn’t visit a haunted house while high

Published: Oct 24, 2017, 12:23 pm • Updated: Oct 24, 2017, 12:26 pm By Daniel Jones, The Cannabist Staff ‘Tis the season to scare the crap out of yourself at a haunted house. But if you’re thinking of smoking before

Nevada marijuana sales eclipse $33 million for August 2017

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 7:57 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 8:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Nevada marijuana sales are sizzling. Dispensaries sold more than $33 million in recreational cannabis products in August, the state’s second month

Natural disasters spotlight lack of insurance options for cannabis industry

Published: Oct 23, 2017, 4:11 pm • Updated: Oct 23, 2017, 5:08 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The devastation recent natural disasters inflicted on legal cannabis businesses is bringing into sharp relief the lack of comprehensive insurance coverage

California cannabis growers are assessing the damages. After the shock, resignation.

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 9:38 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 10:13 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The deadly wildfires that ravaged communities and wineries in Northern California also severely damaged numerous marijuana farms, just before the state

S03E27: His biz infuses coffee with hemp as the beans roast

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 3:41 pm • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 5:45 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Devin Jamroz, CEO of SteepFuze, a company that infuses coffee beans with Colorado-sourced hemp. Podcast: Play in new window | Download