- New Jersey really needs to rethink its legal weed tax
A while back, I wrote that New Jersey’s proposed tax on marijuana sales — at $42 an ounce — was too high and I predicted that would result in people buying cheaper black-market pot. People wrote to me to say I was nuts because consumers would want the better quality pot that was being sold...
- Patrick Schwarzenegger says Arnold inspired him to quit smoking marijuana
He hasn't lit up in four years.
- Ben & Jerry’s petitions Congress to expunge marijuana convictions
The famous Vermont ice cream company, Ben & Jerry’s has created a petition calling on Congress to expunge prior marijuana convictions and provide pardons to anyone whose only crime was the possession of the drug, according to their website. They released a statement on the petition Saturday titled “This 4/20, Let’s Be Blunt About Justice.”...
- Insights on marijuana and opioid use in people with cancer
A new study reveals that many people with cancer use marijuana, and rates of use in the US have increased over time. The study also found that patients with cancer are more likely to use prescription opioids than adults without cancer.
- Cannabis websites in US and Canada crash on biggest 4/20 day
Company that offers ‘free delivery’ happy hour has difficulty fulfilling ordersGlobal cannabis suppliers struggled to keep up with demand on Saturday, the biggest ever 4/20 Day, an annual celebration of marijuana on 20 April, which in the US calendar is referred to as 4/20.Suppliers in the US, where recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states, and Canada, where the drug was decriminalised...
- Is 4/20 on the way to becoming marijuana's Hallmark holiday?
Once an underground celebration of weed smoking, the annual event is turning into big business in the era of legalizationToday may be the day that marijuana officially loses its cool. April 20, 4/20, the once underground national holiday for dope smokers, appears to have sold out to The Man.The origins of 4/20 are as disputed as the last pack of gummy bears after a long smoking session. Some say it was once...
- Brands are rolling with 4/20 as pot legalization grows
LOS ANGELES — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counterculture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream, corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn’t yet have a card to mark “420.” But many other businesses inside and outside the...
- Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies
New evidence suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. The findings are contrary to the belief that marijuana users who have a serious case of the munchies will ultimately gain more weight.
- Trump-Nadler Feud, Renewed by Mueller Report
Friday: The prominent New Yorkers have been battling for decades.
- Canopy Growth agrees to buy Acreage Holdings in $3.4B deal
Canopy Growth has agreed to roll up one of the biggest US marijuana growers in a $3.4 billion deal. However, the companies said Thursday that Canopy’s acquisition of NY-based Acreage Holdings is contingent upon cannabis production and sales becoming legal at a federal level. Canopy hopes to navigate regulatory pitfalls with the influential people Acreage...
- Teens collapse at school after scarfing down homemade pot brownies
Delirious teenagers at a South London high school collapsed after eating pot brownies brought in by a 16-year-old classmate.
- Georgia Gov. Kemp Signs Medical Marijuana Bill
Some Georgia patients will soon be allowed to legally buy the marijuana they are already allowed to possess.
- Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market
Six months after legalisation, licensed producers are unable to keep up with the demand or quality of neighborhood dealersWhen Melissa, a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia, went to one of Canada’s first government cannabis stores, she wasn’t impressed. “You can’t look at what they have. You can’t smell the product,” she said. “It’s too expensive.”And so she...
- Citigroup might chill out on pot drug testing for new hires
Just say no to drug testing. Citigroup, one of Wall Street’s biggest banks, is looking to relax its drug testing of new hires as New York City gets ready to pass a law that would make it illegal to screen applicants for pot, The Post has learned. The buttoned-up bank, led by Michael Corbat, tests...
- Regular cannabis users require up to 220% higher dosage for sedation in medical procedures
Researchers in Colorado examined medical records of 250 patients who received endoscopic procedures after 2012, when the state legalized recreational cannabis. They found patients who smoked or ingested cannabis on a daily or weekly basis required 14% more fentanyl, 20% more midazolam, and 220% more propofol to achieve optimum sedation for routine procedures, including colonoscopy.