Category: Politics

This Week in Cannabis: Top Stories From Across Canada From Jul. 27-Aug. 2

This week in Cannabis: A compassion society in British Columbia has closed its doors after 20 years of community service, Osheaga’s cannabis policy is a strict one, and an agricultural competition slated...

Alaska governor cuts funding for hemp program, cites no existing industry

After developing proposed rules in June for its 2019 hemp production regulations, Alaska officials have determined a state industrial hemp program may not be worth funding.Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy cut $375,000 from...

Vancouver Island Compassion Society Closes After 20 Years

The Vancouver Island Compassion Society (VICS) closed its doors for the last time after 20 years of providing cannabis to the sick and ailing. The organization closed its doors with no particular fanfare,...

A Guide to Getting Home Safe for the Red Eyed Jedi

Soon after Ottawa passed Bill C-46, which introduced three new criminal offences related to drug-impaired driving, a reporter walked into a vape lounge and met three people who routinely drove high. One...

Kentucky Gov. Floats a Bunch of Batshit Crazy Cannabis Theories

‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture. Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell has emerged as one of the nation’s leading hemp-legalization advocates, but that doesn’t mean...

Star Signs and Cannabis Strains: August 2019 Horoscopes

August is filled with a ton of crazy cosmic movement all leading up to the Grand Trine of Uranus-Saturn-Pluto on the 30th, followed by a new moon entering Virgo, a.k.a. Big Moon...

Hemp commodity exchanges scramble to offer vetted trading platforms

It’s August and national hemp production rules have yet to be released, but the industry continues to develop new business options to fill the void for trade within the space. One new offering...

Are We Turning CBD Into ‘Snake Oil’?

B12 deficiency nearly caused my death in 2015; did you have any idea that’s something to worry about? Like me four years ago, you probably didn’t—and it’s largely due to a fellow...