The Associated PressMarch 3, 2020 (pabrady63/AdobeStock) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio got underway in the state Monday. Backers of a measure called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment submitted the initial petition and 1,000 signatures to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for review. A long process awaits the proposal, which backers want on the...
Danielle GuercioMarch 3, 2020 New York State’s Assembly and Senate passed a bill legalizing medical cannabis for severe conditions only in 2014. It was praised as progressive, but neighboring states’ policies far outpace the accessibility of the New York program.  Notoriously byzantine in its policies, New York appointed a limited number of vendors, requiring them to vertically integrate their services, from...
Leafly StaffMarch 2, 2020 Masks are for patients and healthcare workers. If you're not sick, wash your hands. And don't pass that joint around. (Belkin & Co/AdobeStock) The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Here’s what we know about cannabis and this novel coronavirus. How cannabis users can stay healthy around...
How about that winter, Stargazers? While there are still some long, cold nights ahead of us, the worst of it is in the rearview mirror. Mercury is still in retrograde until March 10, so, until then, don’t let that former frenemy who still owes you $100 slither back into your life. Remind yourself: it’s just the retrograde. They’ll slip...
Ben AdlinMarch 1, 2020 Ben Adlin scours the nation's statehouses for the bills that may change the way you enjoy cannabis. (uschools, Amanda Goehlert/iStock) Capitol Confidential is a pop-up column tracking dozens of cannabis bills and initiatives across the nation. We’ll continue to offer a weekly roundup of political action through the end of the legislative season in June. California trade association...
Kevin Durant compared smoking marijuana to drinking wine after work, and believes NBA players should have access to the plant. NBA superstar Kevin Durant hasn’t exactly hid his relationship to cannabis over the past several years. Through Thirty Five Ventures, an investment firm he co-founded with business partner Rich Kleiman, Durant announced last year a partnership with Canopy Rivers, which...
Producers delaying rollout, revising expectations after weed beverages became legal in December. Just a few steps into the Tweed retail cannabis shop in Osborne Village, potential customers pass by a prominent sign that boasts of THC and CBD-infused drinks, as well as a tall — and currently empty — fridge designed to keep the fizzy offerings cool. It isn’t clear when...