.Cannabis

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, a "lid" was what people called an "ounce," and "Mexican" was the...
Nov 16, 2022

Pot’s Progress

Oct 26, 2022

Buds on the Ballot: Polling indicates that Americans’ support for legal pot only continues...

In two weeks, voters in five states, four of them very conservative, will decide whether to legalize weed. If all five measures pass, we will be just one state short of half the country having legal, adult-use...
Oct 19, 2022

Tricked Treats: Halloween means the return of the laced candies scare tactics

You have likely heard the urban legend at some point: Some evil people like to insert razor blades in apples that they give out on Halloween.  Maybe it was started decades ago by some kid in a Roy...
Oct 12, 2022

The Politics of Pot: It’s likely that legalization won’t happen unless the Democrats gain...

In a way, the painfully slow progress toward what looks like the eventual, inevitable federal legalization of weed is a throwback to the Before Time, when one of the two major political parties wasn't explicitly fascist and...
Oct 5, 2022

A Long Hard Slog: By refusing to issue dispensary licenses, local governments are propping...

Complaints about the continued dominance of the illicit cannabis market in California often center around high tax rates. If legal weed were cheaper, more people would buy from dispensaries rather than from their local dealer, the argument...
Sep 28, 2022

Reefer Madness: Spurious claims about cannabis causing psychosis are making a comeback

Andrew D. Huberman, a neuroscientist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, caused a bit of a stir on Twitter last week when he declared that data behind the possible link between schizophrenia and cannabis use are...
Sep 21, 2022

Fascism Is Bad!: The promise of cannabis legalization is not enough to vote for...

In an era where the Republican Party has crossed the line fully into neofascism, few issues are truly bipartisan. Cannabis reform is one of those few. In an earlier era, this situation would have seemed like a...
Sep 14, 2022

Times Are A-Changin’: More Americans have a positive attitude towards cannabis than ever before

Normally, when we look at opinion data measuring Americans' increasingly tolerant attitude toward cannabis, we focus on how many of our fellow citizens favor legalization and other proposals to liberalize pot laws (decriminalization, efforts to shield banks...
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