There’s a surprising link between coffee and cannabis

There’s a surprising link between coffee and cannabis

Scientists were surprised to discover coffee changed many more metabolites in the blood than previously known.

After drinking four to eight cups of coffee in a day, people’s neurotransmitters related to the endocannabinoid system—the same ones that cannabis affects—decreased. That’s the opposite of what occurs after someone uses cannabis.

A still from the cult classic Reefer Madness.

The devastating costs of criminalizing cannabis

How Harry Anslinger's Reefer Madness continues to influence our harmful drug policies.

What it’s like to be the first person to legally buy cannabis in your county

What it’s like to be the first person to legally buy cannabis in your county

Xen aka the Ganja Bella Donna on the stigma surrounding medical marijuana patients and what it was like to be the first customer at a new dispensary in Maryland.

Kicker Conspiracy: Hype-conducive tracks for sports fans

Kicker Conspiracy: Hype-conducive tracks for sports fans

These soccer-related tunes are great for rolling up and monging out while watching the game.

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

The link between drugs and music, explained by science

As every toker knows, listening to music while high can make it sound better.

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Why ‘recreational’ drug use isn’t a bad thing

Our culture views getting high as a moral wrong. Here's why it could actually be good for society.

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    Prisoners look to Trump for hope, kids in Colorado aren't consuming more cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.

    Inmates hopeful that Trump will grant clemency for cannabis crimes
    July 20, 2018

    An inmate serving time for operating state-legal medical marijuana businesses is hopeful about receiving clemency from Trump. Massachusetts cities are undermining the state's attempt to make the cannabis industry more equitable, say critics. Kids in Colorado aren't smoking more weed. Also: The business prospects of marijuana in California aren't what they seem.

  • Marijuana legalization efforts are increasingly focused on social justice

    Righting the wrongs of the drug war, cannabis business interests donate to Cuomo, and more in today's newsletter.

    Marijuana legalization efforts are increasingly focused on social justice
    July 19, 2018

    Marijuana legalization efforts are increasingly focused on social justice. Cannabis business interests in New York are donating to governor Cuomo's campaign. Nasdaq welcomes its first marijuana IPO. Also: Lebanon is preparing to "study and adopt" medical cannabis legalization.

  • Disgrace: Appreciating inscrutable sounds with the help of cannabis

    'Noise music is listening music. It requires some certain kind of strength,' said noise artist Pan Daijing.

    Disgrace: Appreciating inscrutable sounds with the help of cannabis
    July 19, 2018

    Noise music isn't a genre that is often associated with weed. But it can be pretty beautiful under the right circumstances, as artists achieve something special with abrasive, caustic sounds.

  • Georgia jury refuses to convict man for growing marijuana

    Jurors decide it's not right to put a man in prison simply for cultivating cannabis, lots of drama in Oklahoma over cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.

    Georgia jury refuses to convict man for growing marijuana
    July 18, 2018

    A jury in Georgia stands up to marijuana prohibition. Drama plagues Oklahoma's medical cannabis rollout. The Canadian embassy was caught off guard when conservative senators met with Jeff Sessions to talk cannabis. Also: Psychedelic researchers say that stigma surrounding their studies is changing.

  • How Oakland’s equity program is hurting those it’s supposed to help

    The problems with a pioneering program, bad actors in the cannabis industry, and more in today's newsletter.

    How Oakland’s equity program is hurting those it’s supposed to help
    July 17, 2018

    Oakland's equity program is hurting those it is designed to help. A man facing SEC charges for fraud is now trying to raise millions for a dubious cannabis business. Even when cannabis is legal in a state, consumers face consequences like getting fired or being denied workers' comp. Also: A study suggested that police clear more crimes thanks to marijuana legalization.