Senators' Bipartisan Letter Presses USDA to Legalize Hemp, ASAP

The 2018 Farm Bill included language federally legalizing hemp, and the authors of that provision told the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a letter in mid-February 2019 that such policies must be implemented “expeditiously” and “as Congress intended.” “We specifically drafted the Hemp Farming Act in a way that allows hemp pilot states to […]

Canadian Researchers Studying Hemp Protein to Treat Hypertension

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are investigating the use of hemp protein to prevent and treat high blood pressure, also called hypertension. The study of 35 hypertensive adult volunteers will also assess the effects of hemp protein on other physical attributes, including weight, cholesterol, body mass, hormones, and insulin production. “Hypertension is a multifactor […]

An Ocean-Friendly Approach to Cannabis Packaging

With cannabis legalization working its way across the country, more and more cannabis products are being produced and sold. With the increase in sales comes a growing concern about the waste generated from packaging materials and how to make this part of the burgeoning industry more sustainable. It’s estimated that between 4.8 and 12.7 million […]

Hemp Wick 101: Is It a Better Way to Burn?

While it might look like the stuff you made hippie necklaces out of in high school, hemp wick is definitely for smoking. Marketed as a natural alternative to lighters and matches, this weed accessory has been popping up in head shops and cannabis stores all over Canada. But is it a better way to burn?  […]

Why CBD Works Better With a Little THC (Even If You Don’t Want to Get High)

Way back in 2014, I wrote an article called Desperately Seeking CBD that profiled several families who either broke the law or moved clear across the country to access cannabidiol (CBD)—a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant that’s proven effective in treating pediatric seizure disorders that don’t respond to more conventional therapies. At the […]

9 Cannabis Couples Who Changed the Game

I should start by noting that I’ve been part of a cannabis couple for more than ten years. I met my wife Elise McDonough while we were both working at High Times magazine. She’s now Leafly’s NorCal Product Specialist, author of the recently published Bong Appetit cookbook, and a sought-after expert on the cannabis industry. […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Gourmet Cannabis-Infused Chocolates

Cannabis is so powerful that it’s transformed Valentine’s Day. Single or taken? Who cares? There’s infused chocolate, friends, and enough of it to ensure that no person should ever be unhappy on Valentine’s Day regardless of their dating status. We’re talking fancy truffles, gourmet bars, caramels, bon bons; in fact, if your heart can dream […]

A CBD Gift for Every Valentine’s Day Activity

The most romantic holiday of the year is right around the corner, and you might be wondering how to express your gratitude towards your cannabis-loving sweetie. Thankfully, there is a wide variety of CBD products that also have an intimate touch—just right for Valentine’s Day. Leafly contributor Danielle Corcione tried a handful of products firsthand. […]

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