The countdown to cannabis legalization has begun.
Soon many of us will be able to grow plants at home. We'll be able to leave our house carrying up to one ounce, and have eight ounces at home. It's still hard to wrap my head around these freedoms.
I've spent three weekends in
Recently The Portland Mercury, which is where the "Cannabuzz" columns began and ran for nearly six years, asked if I would like to contribute to their annual "Holiday Food and Drink Guide".
They wanted my hot take on single malt scotches for the guide, until I reminded them I write about
Today is National CBD Day, and if you know what's good for you, you got me a card to celebrate this highest of high holy days, and maybe a nice CBD related gift as well. (Hint: Chocolate.)
Insofar as I got mail delivered today, and my bank is open, National CBD
A recent study has many asking if cannabis may be useable in the prevention, treatment, or as a cure for COVID-19.
Before anyone gets too excited, let's explore if cannabis is truly a Super Silver Haze bullet against the pandemic.
The buzz about this leads back to a study performed
For decades, cannabis research has been criminally negligent, due to backward, fear-based, repressive prohibitionist beliefs.
There's a school of thought which believes this may be due in part to Big Pharmaceutical not wanting the public to have a more comprehensive understanding of a plant that you can grow yourself and might
When COVID-19 began to spread and businesses started shutting down, the question arose if dispensaries were going to be considered an "essential service".
For the well being of myself and those within strangling distance of me, yes, it's a super essential service, and it behoves us all to keep that
Nicole Atkins may not be on your radar, but should be.
I first got hip to her work through her arresting backing vocals on the title track of J.D. McPherson's stellar last album "Undivided Heart And Soul" .
Her own albums are super tight and tuneful, filled with sharp songwriting and her
I last wrote about the virus on March 9, 2020. Six days later, the newspapers carrying my column lost 90% of their revenue, and I lost 100% of my syndicated column.
At that time, Governor Kate Brown declared a statewide State of Emergency the night before, and the scope of
The Drive By Truckers have achieved a storied, decades long career filled with both critical and commercial success, and aside from some personnel changes in the early years, the constant throughout has been the magic of The Dimmer Twins - co-frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley.
After playing together for some
History shows that cannabis gained widespread awareness thanks to jazz musicians from New Orleans who shared it while touring. It even spawned an entire genre of music based around cannabis, known as "Viper Jazz," named so because of the snake-like hissing sound of someone toking on a joint. Louis Armstrong
Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited to be transitioning from newspapers to this platform. (You can read more about the history of Cannabuzz in the "About" section of the site.)
I'll continue to offer wide ranging coverage of Cannabis and CBD, although there won't be much about events, or new
The Black Mirror-like reality show that is our upcoming presidential election is down to two candidates for the Democratic nomination (one if you believe the national press, though with the COVID-19 crisis upending everything... all bets are off), with the eventual nominee running against the semi-sentient, rotting sack of KFC,
There are thousands of growers, edible makers, and concentrate processors in Oregon. And although I partake of a great deal of cannabis in many forms, despite my best efforts, I haven’t tried everything, and new products drop all the time.
So while this is not a comprehensive list of the majesty
When cannabis became legal in Oregon in 2015, there were those who opposed legalization that asked if this meant “we should just legalize all drugs.” While the idea of doing so certainly led to some consideration as to what that might look like— including yours truly who imagined an alternate
As we make our way into a new chapter in “End of Days: Death By Stupidity Edition,” it's worth taking a moment to consider how COVID-19 may impact the cannabis industry, and if cannabis can be part of a toolkit to deal with the pandemic.
On Sunday, Governor Kate Brown declared