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.

Green Line: New York’s weed-inspired rap sounds

Green Line: New York’s weed-inspired rap sounds

From Princess Nokia to Wiki, the sounds of New York's 420-friendly rappers make up this week's playlist.

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

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  • Marijuana consumption clubs could be coming to the US soon

    Denver and Massachusetts look towards social-use, teen cannabis use is falling in legal-marijuana states, and more in today's newsletter.

    Marijuana consumption clubs could be coming to the US soon
    December 12, 2017

    Youth marijuana use is falling in states that have legalized weed. Marijuana clubs could be coming to the U.S. soon. San Diego's D.A. returned seized money (with interest!) to a medical marijuana business owner. Also: Colorado dispensaries sold $136 million in cannabis during October.

  • Canadian senators threaten to hold up legalization

    Conservatives in the Senate want to take their time with the marijuana bill, several U.S. states are ripe for legalization, and more in today's newsletter.

    Canadian senators threaten to hold up legalization
    December 11, 2017

    Canadian senators threaten to hold up cannabis legalization. New Jersey, Michigan, and Vermont are looking ripe for state-legal weed. Uruguay's legal cannabis program is working out pretty well. Also: Amsterdam is sick of tourists who want to get 'stoned out of their minds.'

  • Sessions mocks intern for suggesting marijuana is safer than guns

    The attorney general called the DOJ intern 'Dr. Whatever Your Name Is,' federal MMJ protections extended for two weeks, and more in today's newsletter.

    Sessions mocks intern for suggesting marijuana is safer than guns
    December 8, 2017

    Attorney general Jeff Sessions dismissed a intern's belief that marijuana is safer than guns, calling her "Dr. Whatever Your Name Is." Federal medical marijuana protections have been extended for two weeks, but their future is uncertain. Southern California wildfires are causing concern for the cannabis industry.

  • Green Line: New York’s weed-inspired rap sounds

    From Princess Nokia to Wiki, the sounds of New York's 420-friendly rappers make up this week's playlist.

    Green Line: New York’s weed-inspired rap sounds
    December 8, 2017

    We all know Wiki likes to smoke -- last year, he sold t-shirts adorned with the phrase "smoke weed in the park." On the single 'Pretty Bull,' he flaunts his preference for a tightly rolled joint.

  • Oregon cannabis business owner accused of ties to Neo-Nazis

    The owner of a state-licensed testing lab is stepping down after Neo-Nazi allegations, Los Angeles approves marijuana regulations, and more in today's newsletter.

    Oregon cannabis business owner accused of ties to Neo-Nazis
    December 7, 2017

    The Los Angeles city council unanimously approved pot regulations, setting up an "aggressive" social equity program. The owner of OG Analytical, a state-licensed marijuana testing lab, is stepping down after allegedly engaging in Neo-Nazi activities. Scientists call on the U.S. government to allow research into pot for pets.