Congressional Spending and Marijuana

On August 16, 2016, the 9th Circuit delivered a big victory to state-legal marijuana growers and suppliers when it ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice is restricted by Congress from spending funds to prosecute medical marijuana businesses that are … Read the article

Do The Right Cannabis Thing

A fixture on the West Coast weed scene, comedian and activist Ngaio Bealum challenges the industry to “diversify your holdings.”

I’ve been a cannabis activist for more than 20 years. When I first started out, I noticed that activists were … Read the article

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Nashville and Memphis Go Separate Ways on Pot Enforcement

Trouble is brewing in Tennessee, where city councils in Nashville and Memphis recently passed marijuana decriminalization measures. While those measures gave police too much discretion (see Freedom Leaf coverage here), they at least showed a willingness to lessen penalties … Read the article

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Is Your Low-Fat Diet Killing Your Endocannabinoid System?

diet Is Your Low Fat Diet Killing Your Endocannabinoid System?

Patients around the world use cannabis to ease pain, improve overall health, and enhance quality of life. There’s no doubt that the herb is beneficial, but there’s another consumable that deserves attention: fat. The human body makes its own version … Read the article

Marijuana Innovations Light Up The Industry

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The ballots are in and Massachusetts, California, Maine, and Nevada all voted in favor of recreational marijuana. Several other states made provisions for or expanded current … Read the article

Hunter S Thompson's widow wants to get you high on his personal supply

Anita Thompson says she has ‘found a legal method’ to extract DNA from six of the gonzo journalist’s personal strains of marijuana

Fans of gonzo journalist Hunter S Thompson may one day get to smoke his own brand of marijuana, … Read the article

Elevate Your Smoking Game: Shop Hollow for Refined, Artistic Smoking Vessels


Cannabis is no longer just for the ‘stoner’ stereotypes.

The days of gifting hippie and/or Jamaican themed pipes and bongs to your pot-smoking friend in good jest is just plain old-fashioned at this point in the game.

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Implementing Massachusetts Legalization Laws May Take Longer Than Expected


After the election, Massachusetts became one of the first east coast states to move forward with legalization of marijuana for adult use – but now it appears that there may be a slight delay in implementing the new law. Originally, Read the article

Santa Fe to Provide Police Retraining on How to Handle Marijuana Offenses


Decriminalization ordinances have become popular all across the nation for cities who want to see reform of marijuana laws but cannot make the jump to legalization all on their own. It works out as a relatively fair middle ground, where Read the article

South Africa targets legalization of medicinal cannabis in 2017

The South African Department of Health is making progress on reclassifying marijuana from an illicit substance to a prescription drug.

A top official with the Medical Control Council recently told the National Assembly that the MCC could begin the regulation … Read the article