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L.A. Times Food Bowl returns for a second year in May, with 31 days of events celebrating L.A.’s great food and drink scene and helping raise awareness and funds to fight food waste, hunger and food insecurity. The lineup of dining events, panel discussions, chef collaborations, volunteer projects and other food and drink-inspired happenings is […]

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On the leading edge of the flourishing marijuana industry is MedMen’s West Hollywood cannabis dispensary, which resembles an Apple (AAPL) store crossed with an upscale ski lodge. Touch-screen tablets on large, hazelnut tables display the buds’ names and their prices. Clear, snowglobe-sized pods containing pot samples have a small latch at the top that customers can […]

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A pair of Chicago-based publishing veterans released the second issue of their cannabis cooking magazine Friday, casting aside the “special brownies” of yesteryear to focus on high-minded fare from award-winning chefs. Laura Yee and Joline Rivera partnered to publish the first issue of Kitchen Toke in November. The duo specifically planned to drop the second issue […]

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But it’s not always that easy. Know that some foods make the cannabis hit harder: If you don’t want to get super-high, you might want to stay away from cooking with coconut oil. “The ‘best’ vehicle for cannabis absorption is coconut oil, which means it will make whatever you put it in, more potent,” Mike […]

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April 20, a.k.a. 4/20, has arrived, reminding Canadians that, ready or not, legalization of marijuana is on its way. Some folks are already familiar, if not outright comfortable with the notion. Some are less familiar and would like to become more knowledgeable. Whether you intend to access cannabis for therapeutic/medical use; to relax and socialize; […]

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Recently, I spoke with Jeff Danzer, a.k.a. JeffThe420Chef. Known as the “Julia Child of weed,” Danzer is the author of “The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine,” a comprehensive guide to cannabis, complete with recipes that go way beyond cookies and brownies, and begins with the foundations of cannabis-infused butter and oil. … […]

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We’ve come a long way from clumsily rolled joints. The legal medical and recreational markets exploded, launching an impressive span of cannabis-infused edibles. And these dank delectables offer healthier alternatives to smoking. What’s more, they aren’t just your average fudgy brownies. Companies dabbling in marijuana consumables have innovated the cannabis plant, taking it further than […]

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