By Tafi MukunyadziThe Associated Press LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors. Beginning Friday, the state Medical Marijuana Commission will accept applications from those hoping to grow or supply marijuana, while the Health Department will […]

Big Lit makes a move on America’s new botanical sweetheart — cannabis. It finally happened. One of the “Big Four” publishing firms, Penguin Random House, at last saw an opening and jumped into the cannabis game with the new release “Idiot’s Guide: Marijuana Growing.” Responsible for the launch of hit titles ranging from Ralph Ellison’s […]

Royal rhubarb A woman pointed at the large rhubarb plant at Fifth and Broadway and exclaimed, “Look at that giant Alaskan squash bush!” More bookstore block briefs A little boy who was walking on Broadway stopped suddenly and pointed, “Alaskan Fairytales!” And then, looking at his mother, “This place looks promising.” Two older women stopped […]

As many countries move toward legalizing pot, officials in Canada are releasing guidelines for how people can lower the health risks that may be associated with the drug if they choose to use it. The guidelines, which were released today (June 23) by the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse, are meant to educate marijuana […]

Type of Food: Gumdrop-like candy chew Suggested Dose/Serving: One piece (10 mg—9% CBD, 1% THC) Servings in Package: 10 Cost: $32 Looks Like: Translucent, whitish, soft gumdrop squares with a red “gem” candy in the middle. Comes individually packaged, each of the ten candies shrink-wrapped in its own tiny bag. This is common for pot […]

After several years of ceding marijuana policy-making to a voting public eager to adopt a more permissive approach to the once completely illegal drug, House lawmakers on Wednesday took the reins of the sticky issue, passing a bill to overhaul how the state will regulate the retail market of the intoxicant. The legislation approved 126-28 […]

Like many medical marijuana patients across the country right now, DeAnna Bigoni is afraid.  Four years after she started growing and making her own cannabis products to fight a years-long dependence on opioid painkillers, the Washington resident is afraid the Trump administration will take those rights away. Whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions is deeming marijuana […]

This piece was co-written by Michelle Janikian and Catherine Goldberg. Images courtesy of Mitzva Herbal Co. As the push for cannabis legalization continues to garner support across the nation, a variety of cultural, political, and even religious groups are getting involved in the green rush. One such demographic is the Orthodox Jewish community, members of […]