Californian Growers and Retailers Brace for Cannabis Competition

When he was a child, John Casali used to listen out for federal helicopters hunting the hippie marijuana growers who had migrated to a remote patch of the northern California coast which became known as the Emerald Triangle. “It was kind of disturbing as a kid,” he says, shielded by huge redwoods that surround the small family farm he still runs in the area. That was not his only brush with the law: as a…
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Move Over Pot Brownies: California Prepares for Marijuana in Wine, Trail Mixes, Tacos and Other Edibles

The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it’s apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It’s infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that provides the high. Move over, pot brownies. The world’s largest legal recreational marijuana market kicks off Monday in California, and the trendsetting state is set to ignite the cannabis culinary scene. Chefs and investors have been teaming up to offer an eye-boggling array of cannabis-infused…

Indica or Sativa? Smoke or Vape? A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Recreational Marijuana

With recreational marijuana becoming available for sale on New Year’s Day, you may be asking yourself: Do I want to try this stuff? If you have never used cannabis, or if it has been a long time since you have, you need to know that pot isn’t just consumed through joints and bongs anymore. Consumers also use vape pens, edibles and other products. And marijuana has higher amounts of THC – pot’s psychoactive ingredient –…

The Beginner’s Guide to Edibles

You’ve likely heard the “I ate too much of a tasty, chocolatey edible and freaked the eff out” stories, whether from friends, family members, or from New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd’s much-discussed coverage of her Colorado weed-tourist trip. Truth is, as states have been legalizing and then figuring out the business of selling marijuana, proper labeling has been a major issue. While in 2014, Dowd’s caramel-chocolate cannabis-infused candy bar did not provide advice…

Elderly California Couple Arrested With 60 Pounds Of Cannabis While Driving To Vermont

Not just raw pot – they also found several containers of cannabis concentrates. My grandparents were traveling from California to Vermont, acting as Santa’s helpers distributing cannabis for family and friends throughout cities with a stop over in Boston.