Can Washington Fix Its Broken Cannabis Lab Testing System?

Nearly five years after the first legal sales of adult-use cannabis in Washington, lawmakers and regulators seem to have finally acknowledged that the state’s lab testing system is broken. The failures have been an open secret in industry circles for years, but only recently—after the sale of more than $4 billion in total cannabis products—did […]

Eaze Hit With Lawsuit Over Credit Card Payments

A new lawsuit filed in California alleges that Eaze, a leading cannabis delivery service, broke the law by accepting credit and debit card payments for cannabis purchases. In a 72-page complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco County Superior Court, plaintiff Herban Industries claims that Eaze set up a system “designed to conceal the true nature” […]

Ben & Jerry’s ‘Can’t Wait’ to Make CBD-Infused Ice Cream

Ben & Jerry’s, the Vermont-based ice cream maker known for such cannabis-inspired concoctions as Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies, announced Thursday that it’s hopping on the CBD bandwagon—or wants to, anyway. “You probably already know that we’re fans of all things groovy,” the company said in a press release announcing its plans […]

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

The record-breaking climb in US overdose deaths—which now outnumber peak annual deaths from car crashes, guns, and HIV—has led some to second-guess cannabis legalization. But a new study suggests cannabinoids may actually help people wean themselves off deadly drugs. “CBD holds significant promise for treating individuals with heroin use disorder.” Yasmin Hurd, director, Addiction Institute […]

The FDA Is About to Deal With CBD—and Wants to Hear From You

Cannabidiol, or CBD, has become wildly popular in recent years—and widely available, both online and in stores across the country. But despite the belief by some that the 2018 farm bill broadly legalized the cannabinoid, the truth is that federal agencies are still scrambling to determine their next steps. Want a say in the process? […]

Legalization Isn’t Enough: 10 Things Every New Cannabis Law Must Have

Cannabis legalization has hit a turning point. No longer are the most exciting conversations about whether to legalize; today they’re about how best to go about it. As legal cannabis evolves from an abstract concept to a fully fleshed-out policy, we have complicated questions to answer. Thankfully, we’re not starting from scratch. Every legal-cannabis state […]

Where’s the Cheapest Cannabis? A State-by-State Comparison

As US states have legalized cannabis over the past decade, they’ve created a patchwork of small economies. These economies are governed by divergent state laws and separated by firewalls; not a single gram can legally cross state lines. Unsurprisingly, then, markets have evolved considerable differences even as they’ve developed side by side. A new report […]

Tell the US to Support Global Cannabis Rescheduling

When the World Health Organization recommended earlier this year that cannabis be rescheduled under international law, advocates cheered the news. Kenzi Riboulet Zemouli, the head of research at Paris-based drug policy nonprofit FAAAT, called it “the best outcome that WHO could’ve possibly come up with.” RELATED STORY World Health Organization Calls for Cannabis Rescheduling But […]

Mother Jones Admits it ‘Overstated’ Cannabis Mental Health Risks

Maybe you’ve seen the former New York Times reporter who’s been hawking a new book that argues cannabis causes dangerous increases in violent crime, psychosis, and other behavioral and mental health problems. Many of the scientists whose work is cited in the book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence, have […]

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