legalization

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

Five Myths About Legal Marijuana in Colorado

MYTH: Cannabis distribution centers are going to run out of weed! They are not exactly running out of product so quickly that they will not be able to compensate for the crush. However, the “openers” – the 3 dozen or so original businesses selling cannabis on New Year’s Day – are understandably feeling the weight […]

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

Smoke Screens: Why Aren’t More Female Marijuana Consumers in Movies?

PHOTO: Dana Schmitt Photography Hollywood has given us a multitude of timeless stoner flicks, from Grandma’s Boy to Friday, and our beloved adventures of Cheech & Chong. All of these movies have a special place in my heart, but I can’t help but wonder why there hasn’t been a stoner film based around the female experience of marijuana. Many marijuana […]

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

Rhetorical Question: Should Marijuana Be Legalized?

The internet, from entertainment personalities to politicians, from news outlets to blogs, social websites and beyond, are ablaze with the provocative question: Should cannabis be legal? Simply Stated: The short answer to this morphing, deceptively simple question is emphatically and unequivocally, YES. More Specifically: This seemingly uncomplicated question actually requires a thoughtful and emotive personal response worthy of […]

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

Cannabis Activists Above the Fray: Don’t Mind or Feed the Trolls in Comment Sections

PHOTO: Simon Steiner, Creative Commons Congratulations, cannabis activists: weed is now legal in two states. We’re witnessing historic change, not only in our country’s laws, but in our culture. Contrast Gallup’s first marijuana legalization poll in 1969 (12% in favor) with 2013’s poll (58% in favor). Yes, the tide has turned and we are now […]

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

The Price of Marijuana in Colorado

In the midst of celebrating the first legal recreational marijuana sales in the US in nearly 100 years, there seems to be an awful lot of bitching about the price of legal weed. For every celebratory post on my Facebook news feed, there are at least two critical posts: photos of receipts from adult use […]

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Tip of the Spear: Cannabis Hemp History in the Making

Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, you’re one of the few people that actually gives an aeronautical intercourse about cannabis, hemp and it’s prohibition.  An overwhelmingly large swath of the population couldn’t care less about it.  Actually, they could care less and they will if we let them.  Fortunately, hardly a day goes by without news […]

Parents 4 Pot

Parents 4 Pot

Parents 4 Pot is a new organization that is quickly growing in membership. According to the group’s website, “Parents 4 Pot is a dedicated voice for all families who support the end of hemp and cannabis prohibition.” Through direct action campaigns and community education projects, the group is working to eliminate the social stigma surrounding […]

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

VETERAN’S DAY: Medical Marijuana and PTSD

After Staff Sargent Mike Whiter returned home from serving his country, he tried to kill himself three times. Whiter served in the US Marines for 11 years, including combat tours in Kosovo and Iraq. After his medical discharge, Whiter sought help from the Veterans Administration for his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as […]

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Going to Washington State to Toke Legally? Here’s What You Need to Know

Canna-tourism, Part 1 of a 2 part series on cannabis in Washington State So you’ve probably heard that Washington State has legalized cannabis.  Perhaps you are even thinking about taking a trip to sample some “legal weed” in the greatest city in the world, Seattle.  While the Emerald City is home to some of the […]

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

TheLeafOnline.com Debuts Oct. 15

PHOTO: Cannabis Now/Source: The Leaf Online The Leaf is back – October 15th. In just a few years, noted authors and activists Chris Conrad and Mikki Norris built the West Coast Leaf into one of the largest cannabis publications in the world. With a circulation of 175,000, the print edition became a staple of the cannabis […]