Farma: Cannabis History Through Dialogue

  “You really should check out Farma. They’ve got a different way of doing things there.” Our friends in Portland know good cannabis, and we never need much convincing to review a new shop, but something he says in passing, walking from the couch to the bathroom, is intriguing. “They have a kind of weird […]

New York Dispensary Wants to Give You Cannabis

Yesterday’s News — July 13, 2105       Syracuse dispensary will donate portion of profits to families in need Citiva Medical, a company looking to open a cultivation center and dispensary in the Syracuse area, announced a plan to provide assistance to families in need of medical cannabis for children. Because the average monthly […]

The Feds Don’t Want You

Yesterday’s News – June 30, 2015     Cannabis and federal job recruitment No matter where you live, cannabis is off limits if you work – or want to work – for the federal government. The State Department, the CIA, the FBI, and other federal agencies have made it clear that they will not be […]

Ditch the Dish

Yesterday’s News – June 16, 2015     Court rules companies can fire you for medical cannabis use Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld lower court rulings that determined employers can terminate employees for using cannabis, either medically or recreationally, even in states where its use is legal. The case, brought by Brandon Coats against his former […]

House of Representatives Extends Medical Marijuana Protection

Yesterday’s News – June 4, 2015     House Blocks DEA From Messing With Medical Marijuana The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize an amendment that would block the federal government from intervening in state legal medical marijuana programs on Wednesday. Passed by a vote of 242-186, the amendment, which was first introduced last year, […]

Field Guide Documents Cannabis in Photos

Yesterday’s News – May 21, 2015     Cannabis Coffee Table Book Featured on NPR Everyone’s favorite quiet talkers are celebrating what they call a “glamour moment” for cannabis, the publication of Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana. The coffee table book, by strategist Dan Michaels and California photographer Erik Christiansen, documents almost 200 strains […]

Bernie Sanders’ Plan for Pot

Yesterday’s News – May 20, 2015     Bernie Sanders is From Vermont, So He’s Cool During a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pointed to his home state of Vermont – and his track record of cannabis friendly policies – to illustrate how marijuana reform would look under his administration: “The […]

Oregon’s Stalemate Over Medical Cannabis

Yesterday’s News – May 12, 2015       Oregon Marijuana Committee Argues Over Local Control The joint committee charged with implementing Oregon’s Initiative 91 can agree on almost everything, except the issue of local control over medical marijuana facilities. In order to prevent diversion of product to the black market, the group of lawmakers […]

Puerto Rico Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Yesterday’s News – May 5, 2015     Executive Order Brings MMJ to Puerto Rico Medical cannabis is now legal in Puerto Rico, after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order that went into effect immediately. The health department now has three months to decide how to implement the new law, including qualifying conditions and […]