Feb 1, 2023

The Boundaries in Bringing Bud

California is poised to lead the cannabis market, but illegality stops business across state lines There is a seemingly endless list of reasons why cannabis should be legalized at the federal level. At the top of that list, of course, is simple justice: People are still getting thrown in jail...
Jan 25, 2023

Chronic Relief

Jan 18, 2023

Guns and Ganja

Jan 4, 2023

Green Is in the Red

California’s cannabis industry is still struggling to make a profit Advocates of the legal-cannabis business, including those in California, applaud whenever another state decides to legalize. In the long run, state-level legalization will help the industry as a...
Dec 28, 2022

Low Times

2022: the year of stunts and desperation Last year seemed pretty bad for stunt cannabis products and obnoxious marketing tactics. That was, after all, the year of Canna Bumps, the now-banned snortable-pot product. But if 2022 has shown...
Dec 21, 2022

Shrooms in Bloom

Legalized hallucinogens are once again being considered in California There are very good arguments for why there shouldn’t be any such thing as an “illegal drug.” Many drugs are highly problematic. They snare people into addiction and...
Dec 14, 2022

Dank Money

Pure greed costs the cannabis industry in too many ways One tends to think of California's legal and illicit cannabis markets as two distinct entities at odds with each other. And in most ways, they are, but there...
Dec 7, 2022

Cannabis and Congress

Republicans may have taken back the House of Representatives, but that may not hinder legalization  In January, the Republicans will take back the House of Representatives with a slim majority. Some advocates of liberalizing cannabis laws see this...
Nov 30, 2022

Cannabis Conundrums

California is awash in pot, the illicit market is flourishing, and the legal market is overtaxed and overburdened If one wants to understand the current state of the California legal-pot business, one can read all the market analyses,...
Nov 23, 2022

It’s Bud, American Style

People still prefer plain old weed  If you wanted to get high in 1979, and you didn't live near pot farmers in California, you might buy yourself a "a lid of Mexican." For you young sprigs out there,...
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