Cannabis Corner

Pot and the press: 100 years of fake news

Chris, a budtender in Steamboat Springs and an aspiring freelance writer, had a great post on The Weed Blog last week. It ought to...

Drug-testing companies can’t find workers

Heh. Other than the mass arrests (25 million and counting for pot alone since 1965), probably the ugliest thing that came out of the war...

New Jersey marijuana politics and ‘Murphy’s Law’ (in a good way)

I’ve argued before in this space that Republicans’ continued opposition to marijuana legalization could start costing the party’s candidates elections if it doesn’t change. That...

Three-dot journalism comes to Cannabis Corner

And then there were five. At midnight last Saturday (July 1) Nevada became the fifth state in which recreational marijuana could be sold and...

The 1,200 names of marijuana

OK, time for a short quiz. Please list all the names for marijuana that you can think of… Time’s up. If you listed 1,200, go to...

Pot, booze and fake news

The story was a real attention-grabber. It said a study done earlier this year found that 51 percent of California millennials (Californians aged 18-29) were...

Why asset forfeiture reform riles sheriffs and police chiefs

If there is any lingering doubt as to the extent to which the war on drugs has corrupted the American criminal justice system, consider...

Chemo with cannabinoids (in that order) zap cancer cells

Over the past 40 years, evidence has been accumulating that both THC and CBD, the two most common active ingredients in marijuana, have anti-cancer...

A rainy day with Alice B. Toklas

We’ve been having a lot of rain lately, so this is a great time to review the tale of Alice B. Toklas hashish fudge,...

Candidates and Legionnaires discover the pot issue (in a good way)

There were two interesting developments recently that show how American public opinion is shifting on marijuana — one involving an Ohio Supreme Court justice...

Cheer, cheer the Green Mountaineer!

Our vow is recorded — our banner unfurled, In the name of Vermont we defy all the world! — Revolutionary War song It finally happened. The legislature...

Chris Christie: Still stuck on stupid after all these years

There he goes again. A couple weeks ago, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was speaking at a forum on substance abuse hosted by the New...
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