Cannabis Now Employs Nearly 250,000

Leafly has released their fourth annual Cannabis Jobs Report, and despite the troubling news of hundreds of recent industry layoffs, cannabis remains a fast track growth industry. The numbers and industry expansion are impressive, but are still just a fraction of what would be possible when cannabis is eventually made legal.

Florida Having Issues With Cannabis Enforcement, Because Science

The legalization of hemp as a crop has led to some great things. (Yay, hemp!) But nothing is everything all the time, and legal hemp is causing some massive headaches for officials in Florida (much like the type of headaches you get when you smoke hemp). It's a very special Florida

Florida and Texas Will Jail You for CBD

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty" stands true for all  liberties, and that includes what we put into our bodies. So we kick off this week with a story that serves as a reminder of two truths: Despite the passage of the Farm Bill, CBD is NOT welcome everywhere, and

Alabama, Florida and Georgia Advance on Medical Cannabis Issues

Smokable bud is finally coming to Florida's medical dispensaries. Yesterday I wrote about a Florida cannabis story, one that was a fine example of very poor judgment in the South. But it was about Florida, so that's a given. As far as cannabis goes, things are generally improving in the South,

Florida Man Does Stupid Stuff With Cannabis

If there's a news story that involves bizarre, stupid, or downright stupid and bizarre behavior, it's usually taking place in the state most likely to not be missed when the climate change floods come. Don't @ me, I'm right about this. I've lived in Florida, so I speak with some unwanted authority. There's

Gummies Gonna Getcha: Fox and Friends Spread Idiotic Cannabis Fears

Fox and Friends has a long list of things to fear, including but not limited to: • Anyone with skin that isn't a shade of cottage cheese • Socialists • The LGBTQIA community • Vaginas, and those who own one • Democrats • Truth • Universal healthcare and education • Any holiday that isn't Christmas But much like shooting

Florida Candidate Loses Wells Fargo Account Over Cannabis Contribution

An Ariel photo of a Florida beach coastline

It's not breaking news that cannabis businesses and the banking industry have a contentious and ugly relationship fueled by paranoia and fear. The vast majority of US banks will neither make loans to, nor open and maintain accounts for, cannabis businesses. Therefore, these businesses are shut out of access to credit and

Florida And Oklahoma Advance Medical Cannabis Programs

A pair of hands hold a small amount of cured cannabis

When I used to tour the country with various bands and artists, two of the least cannabis-friendly states we'd hit were Florida and Oklahoma. (The time I was asked to let the chief of police in a small Florida town onto our tour bus—in which nearly every flat surface was covered

Give Thanks To Elvy Musikka, Legendary Cannabis Trail (And Joint) Blazer

Elvy Musikka is the stoned grandmother I always wanted, and if you meet her, you’ll feel the same. The OG cannabis activist lives in Eugene, Oregon, and she’s the definition of a firebrand. She’s also something of a rarity in this country—someone who receives cannabis from the federal government, at no