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
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
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
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,
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
There's a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture, because after just a few nights of enduring it, many will gladly give up state secrets.
About 70 million people in the United States struggle with sleep disorders, the most common being insomnia. (“Can’t insomnia simply be cured by
CBD products are all the rage, and so is the debate as to their effectiveness. Some believe it’s nothing more than modern day snake oil, predicated on baseless claims and promises.
Others believe it can be a matter of the product using alcohol distillate versus full spectrum CBD. And don’t forget
There's a great deal of justified concerns and complaints regarding how the implementation of Oregon’s recreational cannabis plan decimated the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) , the state’s long running medical cannabis system.
It’s resulted in fewer growers for patients, increased regulations and expense for those remaining OMMP growers, and
In my last column, I interviewed Elvy Musikka, one of two remaining Americans to receive medical marijuana from the federal government, which is grown at the University of Mississippi.
We were both curious about the potency and terpenes in the six pounds of cannabis pre-rolls provided to her every year, so
Cannabis has a number of benefits for those who use it, including offering relief from stress, pain, insomnia, low appetite, and compromised libido.
There's also longstanding anecdotal evidence that it’s good for one of the most widespread and growing health issues: post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A study released last week shows that
Over the years of writing this column, I’ve gotten to meet and interview a lot of great people. One of my all-time favorite subjects to spend time with is Elvy Musikka, whom I profiled in 2017 for being one of the last remaining Americans approved to receive cannabis from the
Until recently, there was much ado about investing in the “Green Rush” of cannabis stocks. Those with a stomach for the risks of investing in cannabis saw some returns hit 400 percent or more.
But those high returns won’t be happening for many other investors, as 2019 has thus far served
Cannabis tinctures are a great delivery system. Cannabis and hemp are soaked in either high-proof alcohol or a fat such as coconut oil, and the result offers a whole profile of the extracted plant, including a full range of THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes.
It’s an ancient way of
When you smoke, vape, or eat cannabis, you obtain the cannabinoids THC and CBD from any of the thousands of different strains of cannabis plants. Until now, this was really the only way to get those cannabinoids, and trust me, it worked great.
But a recent announcement from a man who
Are you into the science of cannabis? No, for real though—do you bore people to tears with your excited, long-winded ravings abut weed, using fancy 75-cent words? (I don't do that, okay?) Are graphs, charts, and PowerPoint presentations about cannabis what makes you happy?
Then it's time to go, get your