Category Archives: 420 News

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

Kentucky gov rips Colorado legalization; state’s marijuana adviser says laws evolving

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 3:17 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 4:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana legalization is a “sucker’s bet” that has had negative consequences in Colorado and is not right for Kentucky, the Bluegrass

Time is now to speak up about planned changes to Colorado marijuana regs

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana regulations are a-changing, and you have a chance to weigh in. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division has opened up

Warm your belly: A spicy weed recipe for White Sweet Potato Soup

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 8:45 am By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff Sweet potato soup is a cold-weather must. If you have never tried it and you are a sweet potato fan, give

Lucky’s Market takes leap with CBD, now selling hemp extracts nationwide

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 3:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff For a brief moment last month, it appeared Target was on track to change the course of cannabidiol sales in the

Legalization opponent Kevin Sabet takes on Colorado at anti-marijuana event

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana has become a religion led by the false prophet money, the president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) told a

S03E25: This duo creates clothing for hip-hop artists and old-school smugglers

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 2:10 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:10 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Witt Rabon and Jamar Brown, co-founders of Dro clothing. Watch the episode Podcast: Play in new window | Download LOTS TO

Cannabist Show: This duo creates clothing for hip-hop artists and old-school smugglers

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 1:31 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 1:36 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Witt Rabon and Jamar Brown, co-founders of Dro clothing. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Designing the perfect look for today’s cannabis

Race for CBD medication breakthrough: Is pharma firm’s boon the hemp industry’s doom?

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 8:16 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 8:22 am 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