Jul 27, 2022

Freak Out: Delta-8 THC has people losing it, and it’s enlightening

Watching the cannabis industry, politicians and regulators freak out over delta-8 THC over the past year or two has been fun, and also enlightening. As with so many other problems associated with the emergent legal-weed industry, this one could be easily solved by simply making cannabis legal at the...
Jul 13, 2022

Greek Weed

Jun 15, 2022

Return of the Tea Pad: Tea pads are on the way back. Wait, what?

Recent great experiences flyin’ where I’m buyin’—from the hospitality buzz of Barbary Coast Lounge in San Francisco to the ethereal calm of Riverside Wellness in Guerneville—have clarified for me now more than ever that the consumption lounge...
Jun 8, 2022

Problems and Solutions: Down with Taxes, Uplift People

On June 2, a rally was organized at the California State Capitol in response to inadequate cannabis tax reforms recently proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom. The event was organized by Supernova Women, an advocacy and networking group...
Jun 1, 2022

Pioneers: Dennis Peron, Pride in Prop 215

"Dennis Peron's work served a higher purpose. Through his activism and advocacy for patient access and medical cannabis legalization, Dennis was advancing human rights and compassion in society. In his activism, I remember him sharing with me...
May 25, 2022

One Million Plants: Can we learn from Thailand’s weed wisdom?

The times are truly changing. Weed will soon be abundant in Thailand. One of the scariest countries to kick back and smoke a doob in the imagination of the western adventurer has been Thailand. We may have confused...
May 11, 2022

The Apple Campus of Weed: PowerPlant Park creates jobs in Richmond

Sometimes this crazy cannibalistic cannabis industry, overrun by excise taxes, underwater in bottoming harvest pricing and awash with out of state investment, can still inspire with its potential for impact and social good. Such an example is sprouting...
May 4, 2022

Justice in Hemp: New York Indigenous tribe learns from Oakland

Hemp has always been of the land. So too have been the tribes across the American continents who tended and partook of the bounty for millennia. After a little interruption called colonization, it's time to put hands...
Apr 27, 2022

Plan Ahead: Macrodosing, brought to you by … um, I forget

“Go, go, hit it,” were the last sober words I was to hear that night. It was 4/20 and the Barbary Coast lounge in SOMA was bumpin’. Vendors set up to impart the differentiated knowledge unique to their...
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