Tag: Cannabis Now

Canadian Company Promises ‘Odorless Cannabis’

People smoke weed to get high, but people also smoke weed because it is a pleasurable activity. Smoking weed is pleasurable because, on top of ingesting cannabinoids that activate receptors in a body-wide network that regulates mood, appetite, and sleep — the “high” — smoking weed also tastes good. Cannabis is a plant and like other

Marijuana Banking Bill Is Probably Doomed in 2019

The word on the street is that Congress is set to finally take action on legislation in the coming weeks that will allow banks to do business with the cannabis industry. It is known as the SAFE Banking Act, a measure that has attracted bipartisan support, and is quite possibly, depending on which naïve news

Home Growers Take on Corporate Cannabis in Canada

In October 2018, Canada legalized cannabis for adult use nationwide. Under Canada’s Cannabis Act, adults are allowed to cultivate up to four cannabis plants per household, either indoors or outdoors. Now, almost a year into legalization, more Canadians are taking advantage of this freedom — and are pushing to expand it.  Take, for example, a

Safe Marijuana Smoking Is a Thing, but Is It Really?

Author’s Note: This piece was written by a germaphobe. Forget about the illegal vapes that are putting Americans in early graves, there is another serious health issue taking place across the United States right now that cannabis users should be concerned about. Call us paranoid, call it propaganda, hell, stop what you’re doing right now and call

The Only Good Cigar is a Cannagar

Nobody actually enjoys cigars. I am convinced of this. Most people agree with me. Things that are actually enjoyable (and not some bizarre “masculine” ritual) tend to be popular. Cigars are not: more than ninety-five percent of American adults do not smoke cigars, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rest of the population are

Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo LA Event Preview

The legal cannabis industry is booming, bringing a wave of entrepreneurs, businesses, growers and legislators looking to network, expand their own businesses and keep up with an ever-increasing legal cannabis industry landscape. That’s where Cannabis Week comes in. Anchored by the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBExpo), one of the leading business-to-business trade events

The Fight for Automatic Criminal Record Expungement in the Midwest

The conversation around expunging the records of petty offenders is now a keystone of any real conversation on reforming marijuana laws. In Michigan, a few lawmakers have figured this out, following in the footsteps of their neighbors to the southwest in Illinois. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the Detroit Free Press reported that low-level marijuana convictions in Michigan

Hemp Makes Marijuana Crimes Difficult to Prosecute

While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would like to think that, in addition to being the “Grim Reaper” of Capitol Hill, he hung the moon and is perhaps even the savior of American morality, it turns out that he’s probably not as smart as he’d like to believe. Because while he was scrambling around last