The Trump administration signals crackdown on legal weed

'I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement of it,' said press secretary Sean Spicer.

Some in the cannabis industry have expressed optimism that the Trump administration will let states decide their own cannabis policies. But Spicer's comments are the first indication that a crackdown is coming.

Electric Lazyland: Dance music for couch lock

This week we bring you trip-hop sounds, featuring classics from the likes of Massive Attack and Portishead.

Cannabis industry projected to add 255,000 jobs in 3 years

A new analysis projects huge growth for the industry, 17 US states are considering adult-use legislation, and more in today's newsletter

Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of cannabis last year

Sales continue to grow in Colorado, Washington gears up to fight Trump on legal cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.


  • White House signals cannabis crackdown, worrying the industry

    But Spicer's comments don't signal any policy change just yet. This and more in today's newsletter.

    February 24, 2017

    Experts and government officials indicated that it is still too early to tell how the administration will handle the issue. Nevertheless, cannabis stocks are tanking.

  • High-achieving teens are more likely to smoke weed

    A British study dispels stereotypes, 71 percent of Americans want Trump to keep his hands off state-legal cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.

    February 23, 2017

    A new study out of the U.K. found that teens with high test scores are twice as likely to be regular cannabis consumers and 50 percent more likely to use the cannabis occasionally compared with students that had lower test scores.

  • Dutch MPs vote to legalize cannabis cultivation

    The Netherlands votes for legal weed grows, DEA agents admit they didn't know about state laws, and more in today's newsletter.

    February 21, 2017

    The Dutch House of Representatives passed a measure to legalize cannabis cultivation in a narrow 77 to 72 vote. The legislation would regulate cannabis cultivation, and allow coffeeshops to purchase cannabis from licensed growers. The bill is aimed at removing the grey market of illegal cultivators selling cannabis to licensed cannabis cafes.

  • Middle Eastern Groove: Infectious tunes from folk to funk

    This week's Toking Tunes playlist brings you groovy, pop sounds from ‘90s Lebanon to ’70s Turkey.

    February 17, 2017

    This week, we bring you a playlist of nostalgic, funky sounds. 'Middle Eastern Groove' offers a blend of pop and folk music, from Ziad Rahbani to Osman İşmen.

  • Bi-partisan Congressmen launch cannabis caucus

    Growing support for marijuana reform in Congress, California's contaminated cannabis problem, and more in today's newsletter.

    February 16, 2017

    Lawmakers from both parties are announcing the launch of a Congressional cannabis caucus today. Despite the uncertainty of how a Trump administration will handle the issue, "[legalization] is happening all across the country, and its going to continue," said Rep. Blumenauer.