Sunday, February 23, 2020
Cannabis dispensaries across Illinois were expected to open on January 1, 2020, when the state’s prohibition was lifted. Stores were allowed to open as early as 6AM on New Year’s Day, although a shortage could still occur. That’s not...
A major concern that surrounded the effort to legalize was the notion that kids would get their hands on more pot if it were somehow “more available.” Of course, in every state with legalization there’s been a regulatory framework...
Although legal cannabis in California has largely been a success, there has been a downside with black market shops and products. The state has struggled to keep a lid on counterfeit products in the past, and even unlicensed dispensaries...
Professional sports leagues have good reasons to ban certain drugs. Steroids, amphetamines and other drugs can have long-term disastrous effects on the human body despite short-term performance gains. No one’s really arguing that marijuana is a “performance enhancing drug”...
Another year, another controversy involving a world religion. In this case it is somewhat predictably a show depicting Jesus as, well, not something that’s in the Bible. A Netflix “Christmas special” called The First Temptation of Christ not only...
The opioid crisis has resulted in lawsuits that have embroiled state attorneys and individuals alike. In these lawsuits, claims are being made against pharmaceutical companies that appear to have used aggressive marketing campaigns -- allegedly misleading at times --...
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for the weed fans in your life? Or yourself? There’s more to cannabis culture than the cannabis itself, although there’s no shortage of dab rigs, vaporizers, and endless merchandise from your favorite brands....
Terpenes are present in many plants, but obviously we’re going to talk about their presence in cannabis. They’re stored in the trichomes of cannabis plants, the fragile, hair-like glands on mature buds. They’re also oily hydrocarbons, which may be...
There’s a longtime practice among cannabis growers to “flush” nutrients before harvest to improve taste. Why? The thinking has been that any leftover fertilizer would alter the taste or even the burnability of the plants. Burnability? Yep, growers say...
The U.S. has been incrementally legalizing cannabis now, on a state-by-state basis. Something that’s been a bit of a hot potato, however, is home cultivation. Alaska was famous for allowing cultivation of a few plants for years before the...

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