June 2016

About Tyler Hurst An alleged Twitter legend, Tyler Hurst is trying to figure out if he’s most like the blue, red, or green shell. He’s worked with Seth Godin on the Domino Project, written for contact/kontakt, hosted the podcast StorytellersAZ, given a TEDxPhoenixSalon speech, produced CenPhoCamp, co-produced PodCamp and TechPhx, served as founding editor for […]

The group pushing for marijuana legalization in Massachusetts says a police chief improperly campaigned for the anti-pot group at a press event last week. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol filed a complaint against Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance on Thursday. Specifically, the complaint says Carmichael appeared […]

With medical marijuana dispensaries opening throughout Clark County, Essence Vegas is hosting Wellness Wednesdays to educate patient card holders about a number of topics. In its biweekly workshop on June 15, chefs were on hand to talk about edible products. “We are always trying to inform and educate people,” said Milton Giron, a manager for […]

Oregon is marking its first year of legal marijuana and with it some milestones: We are buying a lot of pot and the sales are generating millions in tax revenue — but not in the eastern half of the state, where the idea remains particularly unpopular. Other cannabis trends worth noting: Oregon recorded an uptick […]

Johann Hari (author of “Chasing the Scream“) has another interesting piece out: Four Reasons Gay People Might Have Better Insight Into Addiction and the Drug War I have always thought that those of us in the drug policy reform community could learn from the rapid revolution that happened in recent years regarding gay rights — […]

Voters in California will decide this November whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the nation’s most populous state. California’s secretary of state announced Tuesday that the measure had obtained enough signatures to be placed on the ballot. Its supporters have raised $3.53 million, The Sacramento Bee reports — nearly 31 times more […]

Two former professional cyclists who served suspensions for doping have started a company that sells cannabis-based products. At first glance it might seem a little bit excessive that Floyd Landis and David Zabriskie, former members of Lance Armstrong’s US Postal team, have moved from performance-enhancing doping to selling recreational drugs. After all, Landis himself was […]

This article is sponsored by LivWell Enlightened Health. With 14 dispensaries, a partnership with Snoop Dogg, and over 550 employees, most would argue that Colorado dispensary chain LivWell Enlightened Health embodies “corporate cannabis” – a nebulous concept that both pro- and anti-legalization groups have been wary of for years. LivWell’s development is a symptom of […]

More than a thousand people stood up from their seats, dancing and singing along to Beyoncé’s “Hold Up.” As the lights faded inside San Francisco’s Nourse theater, the crowd cheered in anticipation, then roared as the two twentysomethings walked onstage. The volume didn’t dim when they sat down, though—it just became more personal, with audience members shouting actual greetings. […]