Cannabis Corner

The Opium Wars and the revenge of the Middle Kingdom

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File this under: “What goes around comes around on the great One Belt, One Road of life.” From a Sept. 2 Reuters story: “U.S. officials...

Where the stoners are (and aren’t) in the USA

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Ever wonder what parts of the country are home to the highest percentage of stoners, and which parts have the lowest percentage? And ever...

Finally, Congress gets ranked on its pot votes

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NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, for those who have developed long-term memory problems) did something really interesting to celebrate...

Marijuana and nullification

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A couple weeks ago the Berkeley, California city council unanimously voted to declare Berkeley a sanctuary city for licensed marijuana businesses and users. Now other...

Dangerously whimsical

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“Even the pizza guy has to come in for a minute to take a look,” Joe Palec’s partner, Andrea Fischer, says, gesturing around the...

Good news from North Dakota, bad news from Oklahoma

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Good news: A petition drive to legalize recreational marijuana in North Dakota has succeeded in putting the measure on the state’s November ballot. Activists...

Marijuana legalization wars: Follow the money edition

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A good way to gauge where things stand in the marijuana legalization wars a week before Election Day is to follow the money. And the...

Cory Gardner and politics as the art of the possible

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Last month, Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner got President Trump to support legislation that would allow states to decide whether or not to legalize...

And yet another look at weed delivery…

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Ladies and gentlemen, the new era of high-class weed buying is on the horizon, making it so you would no longer have to leave...

The little sisters of (CBD only) pot re-begin the Beguine

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I was sent an intriguing story earlier this week about a group of nuns in the San Joaquin Valley in California who are growing CBD-only...

Arizona marijuana initiative: Past and present GOP governors take different sides

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As of this writing, Arizona county officials are still validating signatures on petitions to put a recreational marijuana legalization question on the state’s November...

Another study finds legalization runs up property values

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Last year a study by Colorado State professor Jesse Burkhardt found that new home prices close to Denver marijuana dispensaries rose faster than those...