Colorado’s Favorite Products of 2018

The Colorado cannabis-infused-product market is growing quickly. According to the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), 34 new Marijuana Infused Product (MIP) licenses were issued between January and June of 2018. During that six-month period, dispensaries sold 13.8% more edibles and 94.6% more concentrates than in the same 6-month period of 2017—a huge increase in such a […]

By the Numbers: A Year of Cannabis in 2018

It’s safe to say 2018 was a monumental year for cannabis. Canada went legal, California tallied up recreational sales for the first time, and a new farm bill made the business of hemp legit in the eyes of the US government. If that wasn’t enough, two more states approved recreational sales while three approved medical […]

New York’s Favorite Local CBD Products

While 2018 was a banner year for cannabis in the Empire State—in recent weeks both Governor Cuomo and New York CIty mayor Bill de Blasio announced their support of an adult-use market—CBD products remain the only recreationally available items for purchase in New York. In the city, CBD has become as ubiquitous as cheap pizza […]

Debunking the Top Stereotypes in Cannabis Culture

Cannabis culture has come a long way since the old days of Cheech & Chong, and with that, members of the community are ready to shed the myriad stereotypes that have been heaped cannabis consumers over the years. As times change, so do mindsets, and there are plenty of stoner stereotypes that finally need to […]

Farm Bill Has Legalized Hemp, but Legal CBD is Another Story

While President Donald Trump signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 legalizing hemp for the first time since 1970, the legislation doesn’t legalize all forms of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating component of both hemp and marijuana. The Farm Bill, which was signed Dec. 20, 2018, and takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, will open a floodgate […]

On LA’s Chic Melrose Ave., a CBD Smorgasbord

LOS ANGELES — Nestled among the vintage shops, bars, restaurants, and art galleries of LA’s chic Melrose Avenue, The Antidote looks a lot like any other modern boutique. With its large, sidewalk-facing windows, bubbling indoor water feature, and streamlined collection of curated products, it certainly looks the part of an upscale beauty and wellness shop. […]

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