Weekly Legislative Schedule: Marijuana Bills Get Hearings in Alaska, Colorado, and Missouri

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By Monterey Bud Legislation seeking to establish The Alaska State Bank for marijuana deposits gets a hearing Monday; Colorado contemplates bill for pilot marijuana delivery program Wednesday – and a Missouri proposal to legalize marijuana in the Show Me State receives a hearing Tuesday. It’s springtime in America, and the winds of ideological change are… Read more »

The Politics of Cannabis: A Week in Review Aug. 8, 2018

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By Monterey Bud There was a lot of compelling marijuana news being reported last week – and most of it was highly encouraging: A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association indicates opioid use plummeted in states with legal access to medical cannabis; Albuquerque officials voted to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis,… Read more »

What Would Shirju Do? April 6, 2018

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By Shirley Ju This is your sneak preview of events and shows happening in Los Angeles for the upcoming week! No FOMO, no problem. I’m sick of people telling me, “Omg, I wish I knew about this, I would have gone!” My motto is to live in the moment and don’t let any opportunities slip…. Read more »

Rhode Island Governor Not Inclined to Take Offer From Dispensary

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By Lesley Nickus PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo says she’s not inclined to accept an offer from the state’s largest medical marijuana dispensary to help plug a $5 million budget hole. The Democratic governor’s budget proposal includes a plan to hike the number of dispensary licenses from three to 15, which… Read more »

This Weed in Music April 5, 2018

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By Duke London As we approach the prime outdoor gathering time of the year, the age-old transition from internet comment section debate to real-world human interaction becomes imminent and preparation is key. Without situation defusers to get you out of defending the concept of a “little uzi vert” to someone whose 10 favorite artists are… Read more »

Marijuana Advocate Gets Probation for Pot-Smoking Party

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By Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A marijuana advocate who invited hundreds of people to his pot-smoking party at a Philadelphia warehouse has been fined, ordered to perform community service and sentenced to four years’ probation. Philly.com reports that Richard Tamaccio Jr. was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in January to felony drug charges. His… Read more »