Escape from the Underground: Lessons to the cannabis industry from craft beer

I don’t know anyone in the craft brewing business—and I say that I truly do not know anybody—that doesn’t smoke some weed,” observed Tony Magee, founder and CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company, a longtime proponent of cannabis. He was standing behind a podium on stage in a Denver auditorium, building a rapport with the crowd … [ Read more]

Hops and pot: How they’re related

Hops are a resinous, green flower, and from what Snoop Dogg taught me, so too is that sticky icky icky. But the similarities between hops and weed go well beyond how they look and feel. Not only did scientists confirm in 2012 that the two plants are genetically related, belonging to Cannabinaceae family, now further research is helping us understand … [ Read more]

Five states are voting on the legalization of recreational marijuana today—where it’s most likely to pass

Voters in five states will decide today whether to join Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana. If the measures pass in all five states, about a quarter of the U.S. population will live in areas where pot is legal for recreational use, reports Fortune. The question is on the … [ Read more]

Celebrating 4/20? Thank “the Waldos”

If your eyes glaze over at the thought of another unofficial holiday, you’re either still recovering from the damage you did to your retinas on April 14 for Look Up At The Sky Day or you’ve already started celebrating April 20, better known as “four-twenty,” better known as International Smoke Weed Day. Either way, as far … [ Read more]