.Dan Mitchell

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Mar 9, 2022

Same Same: The distinction between indica and sativa may sound good, but it’s total...

On its website, San Francisco-based Pax Labs, a pioneer of cannabis vaping products, has devoted a page to explaining the differences between the indica...
Mar 2, 2022

Lazy Potheads?: According to a new study, weed can be a great motivator

In 2010, I launched a cannabis blog for Slate’s business-news site, unfortunately called The Big Money. It was named after a 1936 novel by...
Feb 23, 2022

Sin Tax: Overtaxation is stifling the legal cannabis industry

In fighting for the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, advocates of legal cannabis issued no warnings about how overtaxation could stifle the legal...
Feb 16, 2022

An Odd Space: These Democrats oppose legalization

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer last week unveiled his timeline for debating a bill to legalize cannabis. His efforts, along with those of Democrat...
Feb 9, 2022

Ludicrous: The battle for national cannabis legalization is fraught with absurd contradictions

If it seems ludicrous that Congress is debating bills to enable the cannabis industry to do business, and to regulate it—all while even simple...
Feb 2, 2022

The Fake War: Until cannabis is legalized on a federal level, politicians and police...

Most state legislators, even some of the pot-skeptical ones, understand that criminal enforcement will never help reduce the illicit market’s share. But some do...
Jan 26, 2022

Cannabis and Covid: Despite a recent study, the crazies are still wrong

In the weeks after lockdowns began as Covid-19 took hold in the United States, a bunch of crazies and charlatans began declaring that cannabis...
Jan 19, 2022

The War on Drugs 2.0: A cannabis legalization rally highlights the state’s hostile attitude...

If California’s government had set out to create the worst possible conditions for the legal-cannabis industry, it couldn’t have done much better—or worse, really—than...
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