Ario Vape Flower Vaporizer & Bubbler

Evolving Preferences, Evolving Products A strange thing happened to me when I got my hands on an Ario Vape. I started to choose vaporizing flower over smoking it. Frequently. Maybe you’re a diehard vaper rolling your eyes at me for finally getting on board, but it wasn’t long ago that I couldn’t imagine forgoing bong […]

White House Commutations Part of Obama’s Criminal Justice Reform

Yesterday’s News – July 15, 2015     Obama commutes sentences of 46 more drug offenders As part of an ongoing attempt to “reform the criminal justice system,” President Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders earlier this week. Most of the prisoners in question were incarcerated under 1980s draconian drug laws that […]

Social Marijuana Consumption in Denver?

Yesterday’s News – July 6, 2015   Initiative okayed by city, now time to gather signatures The city of Denver has approved final language for the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative, and advocates launched a petition drive Thursday to collect signatures to get the measure on the ballot. The new law would allow certain establishments […]

Progress for Maryland’s Medical Cannabis Program

Yesterday’s News – June 29, 2015      MMJ in Maryland WRK’s home state moves closer to a functioning medical cannabis program with Friday’s publication of the draft regulations from the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission. The rules will be open for public comment until the end of July, but commission members feel that several prior […]

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 […]

Morgan Freeman on Marijuana Legalization

Yesterday’s News – May 7, 2015     Morgan Freeman Loves Marijuana Morgan Freeman has long been vocal about his cannabis use, and he recently talked with The Daily Beast about legalization. The 77-year-old actor credits cannabis with relieving fibromyalgia pain brought on by devastating injuries he sustained in an automobile accident seven years ago […]

Big Changes for MMJ in Washington

Yesterday’s News – April 27, 2015   Washington to Overhaul Medical Marijuana System Washington’s medical marijuana program will see major changes after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that will align the state’s medical system with the voter-approved recreational cannabis laws. Though medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, the program is largely […]

More Bipartisan Support for CARERS Act

Yesterday’s News – March 12, 2015     Recently introduced federal medical marijuana legislation would allow patients to breathe easier, even in states with legal recreational cannabis. In addition to reclassifying cannabis as a Schedule II substance (downgrading it from its current Schedule I status) and opening the doors for more research, the bill would […]

For Both Washingtons, Cannabis Laws in Question

Yesterday’s News – February 17, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     Unless Congress intervenes in the next week or so, cannabis possession and consumption — but not its sale — will be legal in the nation’s capital. Back in November, residents of the District voted overwhelmingly in favor of legalization, while members […]

Yesterday’s News – January 21, 2015

because nobody’s ready for today yet     Yay! What better way to start the day than with more Economist infographics on cannabis statistics? This particular link features several different maps with information on legality, price, public opinion, and sales. These colorful data are becoming my new favorite things: economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/01/daily-chart-11     If you’re a […]