The Future of California’s Regulations: Q&A with Josh Drayton

Josh Drayton, deputy director of the California Cannabis Industry Association, has an extensive career in local and state-level politics, with his origins in Humboldt County as a political organizer. As a coffee shop owner about ten years ago in Humboldt, he let city council candidates use his space for community […]

Israel’s Cannabis Industry Is Thriving and US Medical Marijuana Businesses Want In

Standing on the rear balcony of a gray factory building off the side of a highway, Tamir Gedo shields his eyes from the blazing sun. He points to the 23 acres of agricultural fields spread out before him. “We’ll be able to produce more cannabis here than the entire state […]

500 Issues of High Times: A History of the World’s Most Notorious Magazine

[Cover Image: To celebrate the magazine’s fifth anniversary, High Times rented a plane and stuffed it to capacity with friends and weed (and other contraband). Looking at the above photo, it’s hard to believe the magazine lasted five years. Incredibly, it’s lasted 43 years (and counting).] High Times was founded […]

From Seed to Smoke: 10 Basic Tips for Growing Your Own at Home

As part of our 500th-issue celebration, we’re answering the single most-asked question from our growers’ mailbag. Here is the question: Can you please list all of the necessary steps I need to know from seed to harvest? (Asked, in one form or another, more than 680 times since the start […]

Nevada Tax Commission Hits Liquor Distributors Again Over Marijuana

The Nevada Tax Commission on Tuesday dealt another blow to liquor distributors hoping to hold a monopoly on distributing retail marijuana throughout the state. Tax commissioners voted to uphold a determination by the Nevada Tax Department that there are not enough licensed liquor distributors to properly serve the state’s recreational […]

Chalice Farms Canna Boot Camp Educates Portland Attendees

On Monday, August 28th, attendees of the Cannabis Science Conference descended on Portland, Oregon for a week of educational talks, networking and studying the science of cannabis. On Monday, Chalice Farms, an extracts and infused products company, hosted a full day Canna Boot Camp focused on a deep dive behind […]

Maine U.S. Border Patrol Agent Warns Against Carrying Legal Marijuana Across Border

BANGOR — The top U.S. Border Patrol agent in Maine cautioned residents Monday that officers will still confiscate marijuana when they encounter it and that even family connections to the cannabis industry can disqualify someone from federal employment. Chief Daniel Hiebert, who heads the Houlton sector of the Border Patrol, […]

Cannabis Trainers Expands To California With Custom Compliance Education

Last week, Cannabis Trainers, a compliance education and training services provider, announced their launch into the California market with their ServSafe® and Sell- SMaRT™ training programs. Ahead of the launch of California’s adult-use cannabis market in 2018, the programs will train employees in the areas of food safety and retail sales. […]