• Mothers Advocate for Marijuana to Manage Autism Spectrum Disorders
    by Maureen Meehan on July 18, 2018 at 12:52 AM

    Katelyn Castleberry’s two sons, 8 and 9, were surprisingly quiet as she spoke on the telephone for well over an hour. That’s because one of them is mostly non-verbal and the other loves taking things apart. “We call him the reverse engineer. You wouldn’t believe what my house looks like right now,” said Castleberry in [... […]

  • Deep in the Weeds: California Leaves Marijuana Regulation in Hands of Cities and Counties
    by Don Jergler on July 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Some cannabis businesses are finding it difficult  to know what’s legal and permissible in the patchwork of California’s legal marijuana landscape, giving greater meaning to the “location, location, location” adage. While thousands of licenses have been issued to cannabis businesses since recreational use became legal in January, California’s local governments continue to have the final [... […]

  • Kern County Supervisor Charged With Conflict of Interest in Marijuana Vote
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 11:00 PM

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California prosecutors say a county supervisor faces a pair of misdemeanor charges after she cast a vote on marijuana regulation while allegedly having a financial stake in the cannabis industry. Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez will be arraigned Wednesday on conflict-of-interest charges. Her attorney said at a news conference Tuesday, [... […]

  • Northern California Cultivators Plant Seeds for Recovery After Wildfires
    by Keiko Beatie on July 17, 2018 at 10:15 PM

    The blazing heat of summer is here, and while we’re feeling the climate change, barely a year has passed since the Northern California fires torched Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino counties. These areas are well-known for cannabis cultivation farms, and many were destroyed or impaired in these wildfires. Families are still attempting to put the [... […]

  • New Jersey Township Must Pay for Employee’s Medical Marijuana, Judge Rules
    by Monterey Bud on July 17, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    After citing a need to stop “creating addicts” and “killing people,” a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge ordered Freehold Township to compensate an employee for his use of medical marijuana. “If there’s anything criminal here, it’s how these drugs have been force-fed to injured people creating addicts,” said Lionel Simon, a New Jersey workers’ compensation [... […]

  • For Insomnia, A Warm Joint Works Like Warm Milk
    by Shirley Ju on July 17, 2018 at 5:09 PM

    Insomnia is the main reason I obtained by medical marijuana card. Like many who suffer from mental health illnesses or addiction, I find insomnia is the No. 1 trigger for my anxiety. Ever since high school, I remember sleepless nights watching the clock strike 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m. … Although marijuana doesn’t help [... […]

  • July 17 is World Emoji Day, but Why Are There No Weed Emoji?
    by Nicolas Juarez on July 17, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    🌲🔥💨🍁👌 World Emoji Day is July 17, a global celebration of the small, digital icons that have replaced our words and infiltrated our hearts. Or 💕, if you will. In recognition of these icons we use to communicate ideas, emotions, and messages through  most digital life, the world celebrates these round, expressive faces and ideograms [... […]

  • California Congressional Aide Sentenced in Soliciting Bribe from Compton Dispensary
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 1:00 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide who took a $5,000 bribe after promising to help keep an illegal marijuana business open has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Michael Kimbrew was sentenced Monday for bribery and attempted extortion. He also was ordered to pay $9,000 in fines and restitution. Prosecutors say [... […]

  • New Jersey Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Would Double from 6 to 12
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    By Mike Catalini TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is seeking to double its number of medical cannabis dispensaries, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday, July 16, 2018. Murphy said in a statement that the state is requesting applications for six new dispensaries, up from the six that now operate in New Jersey. The medical [... […]

  • Marijuana Restrictions May Make Oklahomans Mad Enough to Vote
    by Monterey Bud on July 16, 2018 at 11:20 PM

    Oklahoma’s restrictive new medical marijuana rules could cultivate strong support for a legalization vote and State Question 797, which aims to legalize adult-use marijuana for adults  21 and older. After Oklahoma voters approved the state’s medical marijuana ballot initiative in late June 2018, Republican Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday July 10, 2018,  she would adopt [... […]