RRNY

Behind RRNY, a campaign to legalize marijuana in New York

A once-in-20-year chance to put the issue before voters

Marijuana could be legalized in New York through a constitutional convention. But some are questioning whether the man behind the campaign is the right person to lead the charge.

Trance Abstractions: A new wave of artists haunt the rave

Trance Abstractions: A new wave of artists haunt the rave

New artists that break apart the sonic architecture of trance make up this week's playlist, from the deconstructed sounds of Lorenzo Senni to the saccharine tunes of Toxe

How tripping on LSD can increase long-term optimism

How tripping on LSD can increase long-term optimism

The drug induces temporary psychosis, but leads users to increased optimism and openness.

Colorado rolls out new edibles regulations

Colorado rolls out new edibles regulations

The new rules should help newbie consumers avoid having an experience like Maureen Dowd

Latest

  • Canada’s cannabis regulations allow drug offenders to enter the industry

    Proposed regulations released by Health Canada, synthetic THC gets Schedule II status, and more in today's newsletter.

    Canadian health minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor speaks at a press conference on the cannabis regulations.
    November 22, 2017

    Canada releases its proposed marijuana regulations, a look at the pitfalls of developing an equity program, and the DEA gives a synthetic THC product Schedule II status. Sexual harassment allegations against MPP's executive director have resurfaced in the wake of a leadership shuffle.

  • Trance Abstractions: A new wave of artists haunt the rave

    New artists that break apart the sonic architecture of trance make up this week's playlist, from the deconstructed sounds of Lorenzo Senni to the saccharine tunes of Toxe

    Trance Abstractions: A new wave of artists haunt the rave
    November 22, 2017

    Assembling luscious, spacey jams as well as visceral blasts of sound are a wave of new artists playing with the sonic architecture of trance. While the genre is often given a bad rap, though since Teki Latex released his Deconstructed Trance mix in 2014, a subset of the genre has been warped into new, hybrid sounds.

  • Most legal-weed states continue to punish people for cannabis crimes

    Expunging marijuana crimes after legalization, women in weed face a 'grass ceiling' and more in today's newsletter.

    Most legal-weed states continue to punish people for cannabis crimes
    November 21, 2017

    Expunging marijuana-related convictions seems like a no-brainer after legalization, but most states don't offer any sort of recourse. Contrary to numerous "women in weed" headlines, the industry is not proving friendly to them. MassRoots is suing its former CEO, who initiated a proxy battle to overthrow the company's leadership. Also: Nevada sold $27.7 million in recreational weed during September

  • Lawmakers, lobbyists are not hopeful about marijuana reform

    Defending the gains of the marijuana movement, the truth behind those 'marijuana overdose' headlines, and more in today's newsletter.

    U.S. rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) speaks in Washington D.C. in 2011.
    November 21, 2017

    Pro-marijuana interests are just trying to defend their gains in Congress under the Trump administration. The authors of a report that spawned a bunch of "marijuana overdose" headlines are pushing back. New California cannabis regulations favor large growers with lots of money. Also: How marijuana became the Congo's new cash crop.

  • Former anti-weed cops launching marijuana company in Canada

    Two former cops are starting a medical marijuana business together, Sessions' cannabis comments 'better than expected,' and more in today's newsletter.

    Former anti-weed cops launching marijuana company in Canada
    November 15, 2017

    A former cop who equated marijuana to murder is getting into the cannabis business. Congressman Cohen talks about grilling Sessions on cannabis. Capitalism is a threat to heirloom marijuana strains. Also: A cannabis-infused, fine-dining pop-up is coming to Chicago.