Two dispensaries in Seattle are flipping the couch-locked stoner stereotype on its head. Now by sitting on your couch and blowing milky-tokes you’ll be actively helping to solve Seattle’s homelessness problem. Has there ever been a more noble reason to get high? The infamous Uncle Ike’s dispensary—more typically known for curing cotton-mouth with free sodas—has teamed up…

If you’re from a prohibitionist state, there is nothing more liberating than the ’prospect of rolling across state-lines with joints blazing freely. A weed vacation gives travelers a window into a better future, one where you can sit with your friends on a marijuana lounge couch eating munchies, playing video-games and taking deep pulls from…

Aston Villa star's brain damaged 6-year-old niece 'saved' by cannabis oil treatment says mother   The parents of a young brain damaged girl who once faced regular seizures have credited cannabis oil with saving their daughter’s life. Six-year-old Jayla Agbonlahor, whose father Charisma is the brother of Aston Villastar Gabby, was rushed to hospital just days after her…

Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights for Cannabis Put to Test in Federal Court A number of cannabis businesses have pursued federal intellectual property protection for their cannabis-related innovations, such as U.S. patents that protect novel cannabis plant varieties, growing methods, extraction methods, etc. Enforcement of such federal IP rights requires that the IP owner file…

More People Were Arrested For Simple Marijuana Possession, Than Every Violent Crime Combined The traditional liberal narrative around mass incarceration centers around the “war on drugs,” originally declared by President Nixon in the 70’s, which began locking up non-violent drug offenders at unprecedented rates. Since the popularization of this story, numerous news outlets and books…

The history of cannabis is messy. Its earliest origins are in Mongolia and southern Siberia. From there, starting in the upper-Paleolithic period (roughly 40,000 years ago), cannabis began its slow spread across the globe. Nearly every major ancient civilization shows evidence of cannabis and hemp use for fabric, religious significance, recreational psychoactivity, or medicinal purposes. Alarmingly,…

Ask The Expert: Exploring Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation Part 1 Laboratories throughout the world and in a variety of industries get accredited to demonstrate their competency. In the cannabis industry, some states are beginning to require it and many labs get accredited even if their state doesn’t require it. So what does accreditation mean and why…