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But that dynamic didn’t end when Richard Heffner died in 2013, at 88. He had charged his grandson with putting the show on social media, and–after taking “The Open Mind” to Twitter and Facebook–Alexander quickly stepped up to old host role, too. He’s continued to choose incisive topics like artificial intelligence, drones, voter suppression, and […]

File – In this June 19, 2014, file photo, freshly baked cannabis-infused cookies cool on a rack inside Sweet Grass Kitchen, an established Denver-based gourmet marijuana edibles bakery which sells its confections to retail outlets throughout the state. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Related Coverage PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Marijuana edibles will be legally available to […]

While moving to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries in the city, Toronto Public Health acknowledges that there may be therapeutic benefits associated with cannabis, such as help with pain relief, nausea and inflammation. That acknowledgement comes in a report considered and endorsed by the Toronto Board of Health on Monday, which calls on the federal government to use a public […]

Caption +Marijuana plants fill a room of a Pueblo home where an illegal marijuana grow operation was discovered by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office May 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Pueblo County Sheriff Drug raids targeting illegal marijuana grow operations shipping to out-of-state markets have made headlines in Colorado, but Colorado Springs has seemed untouched. […]

Massachusetts regulators are pledging to crack down on medical marijuana dispensaries after several shops placed low-income patients on waiting lists for discounted products — creating delays that run afoul of state law. A Globe review found that the delays were often months long, effectively denying those low-income patients the discounts state regulations require for anyone […]

Caption +Marijuana plants fill a room of a Pueblo home where an illegal marijuana grow operation was discovered by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office May 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of Pueblo County Sheriff Drug raids targeting illegal marijuana grow operations shipping to out-of-state markets have made headlines in Colorado, but Colorado Springs has seemed untouched. […]

When you think of the legal marijuana industry, you think of Colorado and California. But marijuana is not uniquely American, nor is the legalization movement. Medical and recreational marijuana is a multi-billion dollar global industry, with various  programs either ready to be implemented or already up and running in countries like Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, […]