In a 2018 recording released by his attorney Joseph Bondy, Lev Parnas talked to President Trump about legalizing marijuana. Parnas has since been convicted of fraud and campaign finance crimes and sentenced to 20 months in jail.
Global cannabis use continues to rise as legalization takes effect in the U.S. and Canada. "Cannabis cultivation is nearly universal," the U.N. notes in its 2022 World Drug Report. More than 150 countries produce pot, ganja, cannabis, marijuana, herb, bud, weed - whatever you prefer to call it.
Pot promises to be hot at the ballot box this November. Legalization initiatives have qualified in Maryland and South Dakota, Several more are pending.
America's two smallest states are in the middle of the fight to legalize marijuana. Rhode Island and Delaware's legislatures recently passed bills to legalize it, but only one of the two governors is prepared to sign them into law. That would be Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee. In Delaware, Gov.…
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz has never been a fan of recreational cannabis. He stated on May 19: "We need to get Pennsylvanians back at work, and I don't want marijuana to be a hindrance to that."
April 20 is the biggest day of the year in cannabis. Sales at legal shops topped $111 million in 2021. There are hundreds of events scheduled around the country. It all started in the early '70s in California.
According to American for Safe Access, 2021 was not a great year for medical marijuana. The organization's 2021 "State of the States Report" analyzes medical-cannabis access in the U.S. No state scores an "A" and only two states (Maine and Illinois) receive "B" marks.
Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes advises New Yorkers to keep an eye on the prize: a fair and just cannabis market. Her EquityPAC promises to help.
There are now 18 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, 12 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis seemed to oppose penalties for cannabis possession at a campaign event in Tallahassee, but then decided to focus on pot's notable odor.
In remembering and paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15, some may turn to cannabis strains King's Kush and Double Dream for comfort.
CBDA, CBGA and THCA - the so-called minor cannabinoids - are being hyped as preventatives for Covid infections. "These compounds can be taken orally and have a long history of safe use in humans," says an Oregon State University researcher.
Longtime hemp activist Steve Levine has passed away. Levine was former president of the Hemp Industries Association and a board member of Vote Hemp.
While five blue states legalized adult use via legislation, red states pushed back against voter initiatives passed in 2020. Pot prisoners were released, events began going live again and Willie Nelson turned 88.
Marijuana Policy Project has a new president and CEO, Toi Hutchinson. She replaces Steve Hawkins, who was executive director since 2018. Hutchinson is the first Black woman to head the organization.
MariMed and their new brand Bubby's Baked whipped up what they believe is the largest weed brownie ever at 850 pounds, but Guinness World Records refuses to credit the massive infused pastry.
Akerna reports $98.2 million in legal cannabis sales took place on Green Wednesday, Nov. 24. Black Friday, Nov. 26, did even better with $99 million in sales.
How would you like to light up at sunset at 4:20? On NOv. 19, residents of Montreal and Montpelier, Vermont will be able to do just that. Vancouver, BC; Seattle, Duluth, MN; Ottawa; and Victoria, BC are next. No messed-up lighters!
The drug war continues unabated with shootouts like the one in Arizona on October 4 that left two people dead - one a DEA agent - over several pounds of pot.
The Northeast dominates in The Princeton Review's list of canna-centric colleges and universities. Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY topped the 2020 list, knocking off the University of Vermont. Due to Covid-19, there are no new "Reefer Madness" rankings in 2021.