Jul 11, 2023

New Drug War

States across the country, as well as the federal government under veteran drug-warrior President Joe Biden, are falling all over themselves to free from prison people convicted of cannabis crimes and to expunge those convictions from their records. This is, of course, all to the good. Weed, obviously, should never...
Jul 4, 2023

Deschedule It

Jun 27, 2023

Base Instinct

Jun 21, 2023

Sliding Back

Nice Dreams, Cheech & Chong
Jun 14, 2023

Nice Dreams: More Than a ‘Cheech and Chong’ Movie Title, Here’s the Science Behind...

Back in the 1990s, I was working for Wired Online, where one of my tasks was to edit columns...
California cannabis excise tax
Jun 7, 2023

High Hopes: Cannabis Industries Are Being Hit Hard, But There’s No Need to Despair

Thanks to the continued federal illegality of weed, there really is no “American cannabis market.” There are a bunch...
Cannabis pipe
May 31, 2023

Pot Shots: Legal Pot Industry May Face ‘Extinction Event’

California’s legal-pot industry has struggled since it began in 2018. High taxes, burdensome regulations, the refusal of many local...
Delta-*, CBD
May 24, 2023

Pot Shots: DEA Head Makes Wrong-Headed Call on Delta-8, CBD

In January, after years of pleas to the Food and Drug Administration to create regulations for CBD, the agency...
The SAFE Act
May 17, 2023

Pot Shots: Former Drug Czars Wage War on SAFE Banking Act

As states continue to legalize cannabis, and as Congress continues on its excruciatingly slow path toward inevitable legalization, pot...

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