Cannabis Cookbooks

Bartender Jason Eisner at Gracias Madre has taken a big stride for Los Angeles cannabis culture by launching weed cocktails at the organic, plant-based Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood and Gratitude, the upscale offshoot of Cafe Gratitude, in Newport Beach. While there has been plenty of underground experimentation with infusing cocktails with pot, Jason is using a 100% […]

Bartender Jason Eisner at Gracias Madre has taken a big stride for Los Angeles cannabis culture by launching weed cocktails at the organic, plant-based Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood and Gratitude, the upscale offshoot of Cafe Gratitude, in Newport Beach. While there has been plenty of underground experimentation with infusing cocktails with pot, Jason is using a 100% […]

Chef Cody Lindsay – a.k.a. the ‘Wellness Soldier’ – is helping medical marijuana patients think beyond the pot brownie when it comes to making medicated edibles. Brownies, cookies and other THC-infused treats can help patients now and then. But for for those who have to take doses repeatedly throughout the day, gobbling up sweets can […]

(Photo credit: Helga Weber/Compfight cc) Monthly cycle got you down? These cannabis strains may help. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of unpleasant symptoms that many women experience on a monthly basis, typically between ovulation and menstruation. While the cause isn’t entirely known, medical experts believe it involves hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. Symptoms […]

(Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images) Medical marijuana dispensaries in Illinois sold nearly $2.3 million worth of pot to more than 5,100 patients during the month of May, according to program director Joseph Wright. That figure represents a slight increase in from April, which totaled $2.2 million in medical cannabis sales, as reported by The Associated […]

Marijuana-enfused edible products on display at Native Roots Dispensary in Denver, Colorado. (Photo credit: Emily Gray Brosious) Marijuana-enfused edibles and extracts are now available for purchase in Oregon. As of Thursday, June 2, adults 21 and older in Oregon can purchase marijuana-enfused edibles and extracts at dispensaries that sell cannabis for recreational use, as reported by […]

(Photo credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner drops opposition to expand state medical marijuana access. Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed his opposition to broadening Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program, and now supports a measure to extend the program another two years and expand the list of medical marijuana qualifying health conditions, as reported […]

(Photo credit: The 420 Games/Facebook) Puff, puff and bench press: Pot-friendly gym targets cannabis fitness enthusiasts. Cannabis-loving exercise enthusiasts in the San Francisco area are in luck. A new gym plans to let members get high on-site while they exercise. Power Plant Fitness, which claims to be the world’s first cannabis-friendly gym, is in the […]

(Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images) ________________________________________________________ *Update: Illinois House passes marijuana decriminalization bill ________________________________________________________ Illinois could be the next state to decriminalize marijuana possession. The Illinois House of Representatives is expected to vote on a marijuana decriminalization bill this week, according to a Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) news alert published on The Weed Blog. State […]

I grew up on the East Coast and my earliest weed dealers used to offer only two choices: Take it or leave it. I always chose “take it.” Nowadays I live in California and the modern marijuana retail experience offers so many strains, concentrates, edibles, topicals and delivery devices that it requires a concerted effort […]

The official launch party for my new book, “How To Smoke Pot (Properly):  A Highbrow Guide to Getting High,” went down in New York City, a place still stuck behind the irie curtain of cannabis prohibition. But that didn’t stop us from featuring three of the Baked Apple’s most beloved cannabis strains: Sour Diesel, Chemdog […]