Oakland Cannabis Tourism City Guide 2018

Top Oakland Cannabis Shops Oakland’s Harborside stands among the top cannabis retailers in the world. (Harborside) Brick & Mortar Harborside – Lines are long at this famous dispensary helmed by cannabis impresario Steve DeAngelo, who appeared in the reality TV series “Weed Wars.” But it’s worth the wait to scoop up exclusive strains like London […]

Support for Cannabis Legalization Grows to 62%

With the 2018 elections less than a month away, support for cannabis legalization continues to climb. More than six in ten Americans now think cannabis use should be made legal, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. The increase continues three decades of steadily growing support among nearly all demographic groups—and represents double the […]

The Top 5 Regions Where Cannabis Is Grown in the US

October is that magical time of the year that brings out the best in America’s favorite pastime, as well as cannabis. While the top baseball teams match up in the Fall Classic, the nation’s most delectable sun-grown cannabis will be harvested throughout a season better known as Croptober. And just like baseball, the year’s most […]

The 10 Terp Commandments: How to Preserve the Aroma of Your Cannabis

We’re living in heady times. Cannabis products are rapidly advancing. Connoisseur-level appreciation for them is flourishing. But look around you and you’ll still see people unknowingly wasting their precious time and hard-earned money, throwing perfectly good cannabis terpenes to the wind. Don’t make the mistake of sullying divine flavors with cheap plastic bags and resiny […]

US Reschedules CBD Drug—but Not CBD Itself

Roughly three months after the Food and Drug Administration approved the cannabis-derived pharmaceutical Epidiolex for the treatment of epilepsy disorders, the US government has officially rescheduled drugs that contain CBD—but only if they’ve already been greenlighted by the FDA. “Any other CBD product other than Epidiolex remains a Schedule I controlled substance.” Rusty Payne, DEA […]

DEA takes some CBD off Schedule 1 – with FDA approval

(This story has been updated to provide additional details from the DEA announcement.) The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has taken some cannabidiol off the most restrictive class of controlled substances, a move that allows the sale of the first nonsynthetic, cannabis-derived medicine to win federal approval. The agency announced Thursday that drugs including “finished dosage […]

‘One day you’re legal, the next day you’re not’: Confusion from spotty CBD enforcement

CBD producers and retailers in some of the nation’s largest markets say they’re pressing on despite hostile statements from their state regulators that CBD won’t be allowed. Bans in several markets have largely been met with spotty enforcement, CBD entrepreneurs say, and the impact to business has been mixed. Ohio is one of the latest […]

Verified ‘Trinity’ & ‘Lake’ County California Cannabis Farms

Learn how to identify and buy authentic heritage cannabis with this three-part series listing the farms of the famed Emerald Triangle. Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties comprise the US’ number one cannabis production region, but the Triangle is roiling as it adapts to California legalization. To better compete in the free market, California farms have […]

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