Sep 19, 2023

Local Control Fail

The best that can be said for the state’s efforts to encourage local governments to allow cannabis businesses to open shop is: “At least it’s not nothing.”The pot industry in California has faltered almost from the time the first adult-use dispensary opened in January 2018. There are many reasons...
Sep 12, 2023

Long Strange Trip

Sep 5, 2023

Prohibition 2.0

Aug 30, 2023

Booze and Buds

Aug 23, 2023

Terps and Teens

Teenage consumption of cannabis remains flat or falling As states began debating cannabis legalization in earnest 15 years ago or so, one of the main talking points of the prohibitionist crowd was that legalizing weed would cause consumption...
Aug 16, 2023

Hemp and Mitch

The Senate minority leader remains a prohibitionist A thought exercise: what if someone had approached Mitch McConnell in 2017 or 2018, when he was pushing—on behalf of farmers and lobbyists in his home state of Kentucky—to legalize hemp,...
Aug 9, 2023

Reform 280E

It’s due time the tax code reflected the will of the people Depending on who one talks to, the subject of provision 280E of the U.S. Tax Code is likely to elicit yawns. It sounds technical and wonky,...
Aug 2, 2023

Bud Buffoonery

Why the path to legalization is so fraught The 118th Congress might be the perfect representation of how added federal policymaking currently functions when it comes to drug laws.The House is under the thrall of a bunch of...
Jul 26, 2023

Room for Shrooms

Psilocybin legalization may be right around the corner with new ballot measure It’s becoming more likely that California voters next year will get to decide whether to legalize psilocybin—“magic mushrooms”—the same way they voted to legalize cannabis in...
Jul 19, 2023

Who’s a Stoner?

Cannabis consumers are just like us The cover of a recent report on cannabis consumers, produced by New Frontier Data, features a set of nine close-up portrait shots of people, apparently in their 30s, who could easily comprise...
New Drug War
Jul 12, 2023

New Drug War

States across the country, as well as the federal government under veteran drug-warrior President Joe Biden, are falling all over themselves to free from prison people convicted of cannabis crimes and to expunge those convictions from their...
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