Category Archives: war on drugs

Neat idea, Canna Bumps: Thanks for keeping marijuana illegal

The Haymaker is Leafly Senior Editor Bruce Barcott’s opinion column about cannabis politics and culture. A new cannabis product made waves this past week, and not in a good way. Canna Bumps, a “snortable” powdered cannabis concentrate packaged to look like cocaine, caught the eye of a few industry leaders. They tweeted their reactions—pretty much […]

New York becomes 17th state to legalize marijuana: Weed is legal in NY starting today

New York Celebrates

Earlier this morning, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that makes cannabis legal for all adults. The possession aspects of the law take effect immediately. It is now legal—yes, today—for adults 21 or older to possess up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrates. Retail cannabis stores are expected to open […]

This plumber was sentenced to 12 years for growing marijuana in a legal state. How is that possible?

Cannabis Grow Raided 1

The cannabis scene in Worcester, Massachusetts, is thriving. New Dia, the first equity-powered dispensary in the city, situated about 50 miles west of Boston, opened a few weeks ago. The business carries items from Freshly Baked, a veteran-, minority-, and women-run operation from nearby Taunton, and owner Ross Bradshaw donated the first $5,000 in sales […]