Category: National News

The Best in Marijuana Science in 2017

The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine has recently released a meta-review of the scientific literature available on the health impacts of marijuana. The study is notable for two very different reasons. The first is its scale. The researchers reviewed abstracts of over 10,000 studies to form more than 100 conclusions, drawing on the […]

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The Weed In Review

Every Friday, we bring you a roundup of some of the finest stories in marijuana news. This is that roundup.   Banging Buds at Burger King? We’ve all wished that we could have a one-stop shop for weed and munchies. Two enterprising young employees at a Burger King outlet in Epping, New Hampshire, made that […]

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Washington Bid To Ban Bitcoin For Buds

Too much cash might seem like the kind of problem business owners want to have. But for marijuana businesses, strict limits on banking impose a significant cost and safety risk. Across the value chain, from seed to sale, market players are forced to devote time (and floorspace) to storing and distributing high volume cash payments. […]

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Going Deeper Into Weed TV with Viceland

A couple of months ago, we took a look at some of the marijuana-related television shows that have popped up on mainstream television. And although we were excited about seeing cannabis themes on HBO and MTV, we neglected to take a moment to explore some of the excellent weed programming that has existed for quite […]

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The Weed in Review

Sometimes, we’ve just got more weed news to share than we’re able to in a week. Sometimes, we find interesting marijuana tidbits that are worth sharing, but don’t merit a full post. That’s why, today, we’re introducing a new Daily Leaf feature. From now on, every Friday, we’ll bring you The Weed In Review, a […]

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Traffic Fatalities Decrease After Medical Marijuana Introduced

Looking back at the 2014 Oregon State General Election Voter’s Pamphlet, one argument against marijuana legalization was advanced repeatedly. Sheriffs, educators, and anti-weed moralists all agreed that marijuana legalization would unleash stoned hoards of zombie drivers on the road, threatening the safety of Oregonians. And even for many of us who ardently support and end […]

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The DEA Wants To Make Sure You Know CBD Is Illegal

Leafly reports that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has issued a notice in the Federal Register establishing a new drug code for “marihuana extract”. This move will allow the Agency to track extracts separately from cannabis. According to the Federal Registry entry: “To better track these materials and comply with treaty provisions, DEA is creating […]

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