Counter-punching Trump on Cannabis Re-Legalization
Jan26

Counter-punching Trump on Cannabis Re-Legalization

The inauguration has passed.  Cannabis re-legalization is now in the ring with the new Trump administration.  The two circle one another.  Cannabis re-legalization never takes its’ attention off the Trump-troops.  Because this is, at least for the moment, their fight.  We can only know what to do based on what they do.  We must be ready to counter-punch. Does Trump turn the decision over to the states? Does he just say “it’s legal,”...

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Donald Trump Is a Win-Win for Cannabis Re-Legalization
Jan04

Donald Trump Is a Win-Win for Cannabis Re-Legalization

President-elect Donald Trump will prove to be a win-win for the re-legalization of cannabis.  Regardless of what he does he will provide a faster path to full re-legalization than Hillary Clinton.  Ms. Clinton would have permitted medical cannabis and lots of research, all of which would be good.  But she was not in favor of rec legalization and might have put up some roadblocks barring that end.  Because some good was happening the...

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A New Cannabis Science Magazine
Dec26

A New Cannabis Science Magazine

Shout out to our friend and colleague, Patrick Thompson, who has been a writer for HMJ who is growing and grinding on the east coast. On November 26, OpenStrain released the first edition of their cannabis-science magazine. In the first edition of OpenStrain Magazine, you will learn: how to navigate the world now that cannabis is legal, what cannabis can do for your body/mind, why cannabis smells the way it does, how to be a cannabis...

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MJ’s Book Look:  Marijuana Edibles, 40 Desserts
Dec01

MJ’s Book Look: Marijuana Edibles, 40 Desserts

In the profusion of books on cannabis edibles here’s a new entry:  Marijuana Edibles — 40 Easy and Delicious Cannabis-Infused Desserts, from the owners of “Laurie & MaryJane.”  The volume opens with “The Basics,” covering the expected and necessary topics like calibrating infusions, how to decarboxylate bud, the role of terpenes and making single serving portions. You will find the expected entries in the recipes —...

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MJ’s Book Look:  Idiot’s Guide to Growing Marijuana
Nov10

MJ’s Book Look: Idiot’s Guide to Growing Marijuana

The Idiot’s Guide to Growing Marijuana, by Kevin Oliver and Chadd McKeen, is the book you want to read once you decide — even if it’s “someday” —  to grow your own.  As the pace of re-legalization picks up more and more people will cross that threshold.  This book is a good first read for a novice grower (or intend-to-grower). While it is not hard to grow cannabis, growing the quality kind you want to smoke is not that...

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Cannabis & Trump Win:  What Now?
Nov09

Cannabis & Trump Win: What Now?

Here’s what true at the moment: CANNABIS KEEPS WINNING Five states put rec re-legalization on the ballot. Four of those — California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada — chose to legalize the use and possession of cannabis for adults, provided the state collect a tax. The fifth jurisdiction — Arizona — declined to join the future. Now eight states plus the District of Columbia allow rec cannabis. Four more states...

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