April 23, 2018
Cory Booker is angry that privileged people are making money off weed while others are still suffering for doing the same thing. Despite gains in cannabis reform, there are increasing rates of marijuana arrests in at least 21 states. A lot of professional athletes smoke weed — sometimes even before playing games.
April 20, 2018
On this 4/20, let’s not forget those serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana offenses. Senator Schumer is introducing legislation to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act. It’s also time to celebrate the discovery of LSD, which Albert Hoffman ingested for the first time at 4:20 on April 19.
April 19, 2018
A 13-member FDA panel unanimously voted in favor of approving a marijuana-derived drug. A top anti-marijuana advocate has many financial entanglements with opioid addiction firms. High Times‘ 4/20 Cannabis Cup may end up having no cannabis. Also: Thievery Corporation jumps into the weed industry with a vaporizer and cannabis oil.
April 18, 2018
A FDA report recognized the medical value of a marijuana-derived drug. A new study found that there are no long-term cognitive effects in young people due to smoking weed. Trump may have softened his stance on marijuana, but GOP leadership in the House sure hasn’t. Also: The stoner kids who created 420 are now khaki-wearing,
April 17, 2018
How cannabis businesses and activists have differing views on the stoner holiday. A New Jersey man’s lawsuit against cops over a humiliating roadside search may get tossed before it even begins. Bipartisan lawmakers push for medical marijuana research for veterans. Also: how marijuana legalization made it more difficult for people to smoke at home in Massachusetts.
April 16, 2018
Trump’s promise to Gardner makes it more difficult for Sessions to crack down on cannabis. A look behind the Brooklyn cherry factory’s massive marijuana grow. Canada’s ruling party considers decriminalization of all drugs. Also, Maine’s governor Paul LePage vows to veto marijuana regulations. 🌳
Trump’s so-called “deal”
April 13, 2018
A bipartisan duo of senators is calling on Jeff Sessions to stop blocking marijuana research efforts. After many delays, Maine’s legislature finally passed a recreational marijuana bill with a veto-proof majority. Two investors are suing a Colorado-based CBD company for fraud. Also: A cannabis entrepreneur has raised $100,000 to challenge Denver’s mayor.
April 12, 2018
Bernard Noble, who got sentenced to 13 years for possessing two joints, was released on parole after spending seven years behind bars. Senator Mitch McConnell introduced his hemp legalization bill today. Computer giant HP is getting into the cannabis industry. Also: Eight police officers in Argentina were fired after claiming that rats ate half a ton of missing marijuana.
April 11, 2018
John Boehner, of all people, joined the advisory board of a plant-touching cannabis company. The feds like to cut down marijuana plants but leave harmful chemicals behind. Canada’s cannabis stocks hit their lowest point so far this year. Also: Maine’s legislature finally advances adult-use marijuana regulations. 🌳
John Boehner joins marijuana company.
April 10, 2018
Colorado governor John Hickenlooper explains Jeff Sessions’ strategy to fight legal weed. Despite Sessions’ anti-cannabis actions, the industry is creating lots of new jobs. High Times is looking like an increasingly bad investment. Also: Pot icon Tommy Chong is being sued for fraud in a marketing deal for his marijuana brand.