• DEA Scolded For Lax Marijuana Eradication Program Monitoring
    by Marijuana Moment on November 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) got a slap on the wrist from a federal watchdog agency over its management of a multi-million-dollar marijuana eradication program. In a report released on Nov. 14, 2018, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) said the DEA had failed to adequately collect documentation from state and local law enforcement partners [... […]

  • Adult-Use Sales in 2 Massachusetts Shops to Begin on Nov. 20
    by Associated Press on November 17, 2018 at 1:51 AM

    By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Two marijuana stores in Massachusetts were given the green light Nov. 16, 2018, to begin selling to recreational customers in week, making them the first commercial dispensaries in the eastern United States. Both stores — New England Treatment Access in Northampton and Cultivate Holdings in Leicester [... […]

  • How Cannabinoids Work: Part II – Paths Through the Body
    by Itzhak Kurek, PhD on November 17, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    Though medical cannabis research is expanding daily, for patients and their health-care professionals, it’s challenging to understand the interaction between many variables at play to determine dosages, the type of cannabis, and importantly, the delivery system. Even if you know exactly how much of an active ingredient such as THC you’re getting, how you take [... […]

  • Concentrate Review: Savor the Power of Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG
    by Monterey Bud on November 17, 2018 at 12:20 AM

    Critical Concentrates’ Private Reserve OG is a muscular extract with relaxing effects. Despite its power, there’s a sublime gracefulness to its earthy savor. In addition to its succulent, melt-in-your-mouth flavor, this budder-like extract integrates a complex array of compounds for our therapeutic benefit. Critical Concentrates is based in California and was anointed the winner at [... […]

  • Blunt Truths, Chapter 5 – Harry Anslinger, Part II: Marijuana on the Radar
    by Nicolas Juarez on November 16, 2018 at 11:01 PM

    The story so far: Racism lies at the heart of all marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1930. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state regulations, a small staff, a minimal budget and equally minimal [... […]

  • Here’s Where Next House Speaker Stands On Marijuana Policy
    by Marijuana Moment on November 16, 2018 at 9:00 PM

    The Nov. 6, 2018, elections are over, but Democrats in the House have already found themselves locked in another contentious race that could ultimately have big implications for marijuana legislation in the 116th Congress. Will Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California reclaim her seat as speaker of the House? Or will a coalition of frustrated lawmakers [... […]

  • Once a Skeptic, Colorado Governor is Fine with Legalization
    by Marijuana Moment on November 16, 2018 at 6:00 PM

    After the 2012 election, which saw Colorado become the first state to legalize marijuana, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said he probably would have reversed the vote if he had a magic wand. But with the perspective of a few years post-legalization, today he says he’d put that wand “back in the drawer.” “I’m not quite [... […]

  • Nevada Collects a Record $8M in Marijuana Tax Revenues
    by Associated Press on November 16, 2018 at 5:00 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — New Nevada tax data show marijuana revenues are continuing to grow and top records in the state. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Nov. 14, 2018, that marijuana tax revenues at the retail and wholesale levels generated $8.1 million in August 2018. That’s a new record, and $3.2 million higher than [... […]

  • How Cannabinoids Work: Part I – Paths Into the Body
    by Itzhak Kurek, PhD on November 16, 2018 at 1:55 AM

    Researchers have made great strides in discovering how medical cannabis works in the body, but individual patients may still wonder how it can help them, and in what form and what dose. The journey to figuring out the answer can be frustrating, as even experienced medical cannabis consumers often don’t know the specifics when it [... […]

  • Strain Review: Give Thanks for OutCo’s Cookie Pucker
    by Andy Andersen on November 16, 2018 at 12:20 AM

    For millenials who dread the thought of having to carve turkey and avoid arguments with their crotchety relatives every year (that is most of us), Friendsgiving is the new Thanksgiving. The alternative seasonal gathering of friends over a potluck feast that may or may not adhere to Thanksgiving meal traditions has become a bigger deal [... […]