‘The Haymaker’ is Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column on cannabis politics and culture. Hempfest’s arrival in Seattle this week got me thinking about cannabis and pleasure. The annual “protestival” got its start as a free speech festival 28 years ago, and it remains, technically, an event grounded in the First Amendment. But it’s also a celebration of joy, fun,...
A number of Canadian cannabis purchasers—including an editor here at Leafly Canada—claim to have opened sealed containers of legally-purchased cannabis only to find that they were completely empty. An online search finds that this problem has apparently arisen a handful of times, with some individuals posting their disappointment on TheOCS subreddit on the popular link-sharing site Reddit. In January 2019, user ChedduhGoat...
SAN FRANCISCO—Unregulated cannabis vaporizer cartridges tainted with a potentially deadly lung toxin have hospitalized seven people with pneumonia-like symptoms in Hanford, California, officials there reported Wednesday. The cluster of tainted vape cart poisonings caused the Kings County public health department to issue a rare warning this week urging consumers to avoid buying cannabis e-cigarettes from unlicensed sellers. Street cannabis products...
For those of us growing cannabis outdoors, we get to reap the benefits of gardening in the natural world. We skip the artificial light, ubiquitous chemicals, and noisy inline fans, and instead use sunlight, living soil, and gentle breezes to nurture our plants to maturity. Of course, the great outdoors has its downsides too, like unpredictable weather, pests, and nosy...
Simmons, whose public persona is that of a larger-than-life blowhard, uncharacteristically admitted he was wrong about “the cannabis space,” and celebrated the promise of medical cannabis. Simmons appeared to embrace his role with enthusiasm, appearing at trade shows all over North America (as his contract required—he was to make 50 public appearances in his first five years). In May of 2018,...
Recipe by chef Louis DiBiccari for Kitchen Toke. Straight from the pages of Kitchen Toke’s 2019 Summer Edition, this recipe pairs succulent picked lobster meat and potatoes on a bun! Featuring ingredients that naturally benefit from a buttery infusion, these lobster rolls and mash are a utensil-free meal that is ideal for elevating your summertime snacking. Just don’t forget to clearly label cannabis-infused...
An outspoken Halifax medical marijuana advocate and shop owner is now facing more charges after a raid of two cannabis dispensaries last month. Halifax Regional Police say Christopher Enns turned himself in Wednesday morning. The 34-year-old from East Chezzetcook is facing charges of possession of cannabis for the purpose of distributing and selling, possession for the use in production or distribution...