Cannabis Corner

Bad news: Pot prohibitionists strike back successfully

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If you think the battle to legalize marijuana is all over bar the shouting, think again. Marijuana prohibitionists have been counter-attacking effectively of late, and...

Taxing times for pot in New Jersey

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The seemingly interminable drive to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey legislature has been stalled for weeks by a dispute between State Senate President...

Marijuana in the time of the virus

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Do bogart that joint, my friend. Don’t pass it over to me for the next 14 days. Erik Altieri, director of the National Organization to...

Finding out how pot does its thing — it’s complicated

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All alcoholic beverages have one thing in common — alcohol. With marijuana, well, it’s complicated. The female pot plant contains at least 113 separate cannabinoids,...

NY pot bill comes back from the dead

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Up until late last week, it looked like recreational marijuana legalization in the New York legislature was dead, dead, dead for the session. Now...

New Mexico Dems hand anti-pot senators their walking papers

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This could be huge. Since at least 2016, the New Mexico legislature had repeatedly tried and failed to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. A...

The 1,200 names of marijuana

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OK, time for a short quiz. Please list all the names for marijuana that you can think of… Time’s up. If you listed 1,200, go to...

Marijuana and the Colorado GOP

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I spent last Saturday at the Republican State Convention in Colorado Springs where three things that involved marijuana made news, although only one of...

Was King Solomon a stoner?

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Back in 2005, archeologists found evidence that the Oracles of Delphi (there were several) were glue junkies; it turned out the girls got high...

On pot, President Lead-from-Behind led from behind

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A couple days ago Rolling Stone published its exit interview with President Obama, during which he unburdened himself of the following thoughts about marijuana legalization...

Cannabis and cancer study: Bad news or fake news?

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There have been a number of studies that indicate marijuana’s active ingredients may block cancer. So what are we to make of a new...

Could Trump get the money for the border wall from El...

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This week’s guessing game in Washington seems to be where will Trump get the money Congress won’t give him to build the border wall....