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.

Vapor Trails: Mellow songs to soundtrack moments of solitude

Vapor Trails: Mellow songs to soundtrack moments of solitude

Tranquil sounds make up this week's playlist, traversing the work of ambient pioneers and recent innovators.

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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  • A bipartisan marijuana bill lacks support in Congress

    Unlike Trump, members of Congress aren't keen on the STATES Act, a federal agency pulled funding over a marijuana webinar, and more in today's newsletter.

    A bipartisan marijuana bill lacks support in Congress
    June 22, 2018

    A bipartisan marijuana reform bill lacks support on Congress, even from the Senate's top Democrat. A federal agency pulled funding for a medical group that planned a one-hour webinar on marijuana for pain. Schools in Colorado fear the same will happen to them if they allow school nurses to administer medical cannabis to students.

  • Haze.Boogie.Life: Queer artists craft sounds to escape to

    This week's playlist takes you on a trip through queer escapism, celebrating LGBTQ artists for Pride month.

    Haze.Boogie.Life: Queer artists craft sounds to escape to
    June 22, 2018

    To celebrate Pride month and the LGBTQ roots of the marijuana movement, this week we focus on sounds from our favorite queer artists.

  • New York City will keep arresting some for smoking weed

    The Big Apple's new marijuana enforcement policy carves out a lot of exceptions, the U.K. will reconsider medical cannabis, and more in today's newsletter.

    New York City will keep arresting some for smoking weed
    June 19, 2018

    NYC announced a new marijuana enforcement policy, but it leaves much to be desired for criminal justice reformers. Parents of epileptic children are worried that FDA approval for CBD will hurt medical marijuana programs. Canada's House of Commons approved marijuana legislation, sending it back to the Senate.

  • New York study will recommend recreational legalization

    Cuomo's study says to just legalize it, British authorities released cannabis oil to an epileptic boy, and more in today's newsletter.

    New York study will recommend recreational legalization
    June 18, 2018

    Cuomo's marijuana study will recommend that New York should legalize weed. The British government releases a 20-day supply of cannabis oil after an epileptic boy was put in the hospital. Sessions said Trump didn't tell him that he would be supporting federal marijuana reform. Also: How two Hawaii cannabis farmers are staying put to tend to their plants, despite the continued flow of lava.

  • A new resolution in Congress aims for a more equitable cannabis industry

    On Barbara Lee's RESPECT resolution, Alice Marie Johnson is advocating for others like her, and more in today's newsletter.

    U.S. rep. Barbara Lee speaks at the UN. Lee is the latest lawmaker to co-sponsor marijuana legalization in Congress.
    June 15, 2018

    A congresswoman introduced a resolution aimed at creating a more equitable cannabis industry. Kim Kardashian says she's assembled a legal team to help work on clemency for other non-violent offenders. For the first time, Texas Republicans are allowing marijuana advocates to have booths at their convention. Also: Portugal legalized medical marijuana.