• May 24, 2018

    Arizona Supreme Court rules in favor of a medical marijuana patient

    Cannabis is allowed on campus, one big reason for the racial sentencing disparity, and more in today's newsletter.

    The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that medical marijuana is allowed on college campuses. Republican judges give longer sentences to black defendants compared to their Democratic counterparts. A CBD producer said it signed a deal with 7-Eleven, but 7-Eleven says the announcement is false. Also: There will be no newsletter tomorrow.

  • In Dreams: Leathery techno and sexy R&B to soundtrack high sex

    Intoxicated sex isn't for everyone; some find it euphoric, while some find it uncomfortable.

    Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about love and sex and the ensuing conflicting feelings. When it comes to intoxication, drugs can completely distort my feelings toward others.

    Making love while high often heightens my devotion towards someone. Even if I’m not in love with the other person,

  • May 23, 2018

    A House-approved prison reform bill may fail in the Senate

    Deep divides on the legislation question its chances, House approves 'Right to Try' bill, and more in today's newsletter.

    There’s much dispute among lawmakers and advocacy groups about a White House-backed prison reform bill. The House approved a ‘Right to Try’ bill, which could include marijuana, MDMA, and psilocybin. Veterans and other advocates in Michigan are pushing back on the state’s attempt to regulate CBD products like medical marijuana.

  • May 22, 2018

    Legalizing hemp is all up to Mitch McConnell

    Other lawmakers' attempts are being thwarted, NYC police want to continue arresting people for smoking weed, and more in today's newsletter.

    Federal hemp legalization is all up to Mitch McConnell. The ranks of anti-marijuana Republicans are falling. Some NYC police are not happy with the mayor’s proposal to stop arresting weed smokers. Also: Zimbabwe puts its cannabis cultivation plans on hold after backlash from some community and religious leaders. 🌳

    Hemp reform is in Mitch McConnell’s hands.

  • May 21, 2018

    Federal prosecutor outlines marijuana enforcement priorities

    It's the first guidance from the U.S. attorney since the Sessions' memo, de Blasio tells police to stop arresting people for smoking weed, and more in today's newsletter.

    A federal prosecutor outlined marijuana enforcement priorities for the first time since Sessions rescinded the Cole memo. NYC’s mayor asks the police to stop arresting people for smoking weed. A rancher who violated EPA regulations got one of two North Dakota medical marijuana licenses. Also: Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are suing the lieutenant governor in an effort to stop a ballot initiative.

  • May 18, 2018

    A House committee approves medical marijuana protections in an historic vote

    The amendment prevents the DOJ from cracking down, drug arrest death ruled a homicide, and more in today's newsletter.

    In an historic move, a House committee approved protections for state-legal medical marijuana activities. Massachusetts’ equity program won’t solve systemic racism, but regulators are up for the challenge of including disenfranchised communities. A man’s death during a drug arrest was ruled a homicide by a Louisiana coroner. Also: Some Pennsylvania medical marijuana companies are trying to stop the state’s research program,

  • Limerence: Songs that walk the edge between pleasant and uncomfortable

    For an inaugural playlist, our new contributor brings you a number of tunes perfectly suited to toking

    I don’t recall the first time I got high – but I do have some (not so) fond memories of the first time I “whitied.” A combination of no food, excessive alcohol, and a fair amount of weed led to some pretty intense hallucinations, involving me falling into a black hole and eventually emerging,

  • May 17, 2018

    Equity applicants in Massachusetts struggle with local approval

    When the state cares but the cities don't, another successful study for GW Pharma's Epidiolex, and more in today's newsletter.

    Despite receiving state licenses, equity applicants in Massachusetts are struggling to get local approval. California adds a new type of cannabis license aimed at helping small businesses. A new study found that a marijuana-derived CBD drug was helpful in reducing epileptic seizures. Also: the beer industry in Canada is scared of cannabis and is lobbying the government for higher marijuana taxes.

  • May 16, 2018

    San Francisco finds a technical solution for expunging past pot offenses

    The program could be replicated across California, NYC could make more than $330 million a year from legal weed, and more in today's newsletter.

    How a prosecutor teamed up with a coding non-profit to expunge past pot offenses. Manhattan’s D.A. says he will stop prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses starting in August. Trump hopes his approach to marijuana will help him get re-elected. Also: Tupac once showed up to SNL with a big bag of weed to help out his fellow rapper Snoop Dogg.

  • May 15, 2018

    NYC district attorneys consider not prosecuting marijuana offenses

    NYPD acknowledges that marijuana arrests don't help reduce crime, advocates defend Nixon's 'reparations' comment, and more in today's newsletter.

    Prominent NYC district attorneys are considering a plan to stop prosecuting low-level marijuana offenses. Advocates and others defend Cynthia Nixon’s proposal for drug-war reparations in the form of priority licenses in the cannabis industry. A $2.2 billion cannabis acquisition deal is the largest ever in the sector. Also: How a reluctant psychonaut came to try tripping.