Monthly Archives: December 2020

Cannabis in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Capitol lit in green to celebrate passage of medical cannabis legislation by the House of Representatives in March 2016 Cannabis in Pennsylvania is illegal for recreational use, but possession of small amounts is decriminalized in several of the state’s largest cities. Medical use was legalized in 2016 through a bill passed by the […]

High Time

High Time Most pundits think the easing of federal medical marijuana laws is reason to celebrate.

High Time

High Time Most pundits think the easing of federal medical marijuana laws is reason to celebrate.

Sending Out Smoke Signals

Sending Out Smoke Signals The etiquette of marijuana smoking in social settings is largely uncodified, yet the world needs an Emily Post to hack a pathway through this thicket, particularly given pot’s increased presence in the mainstream.

Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude

Don’t Harsh Our Mellow, Dude Colorado is finding out that it’s not so easy to unleash pot on hordes of tourists seeking a mellow buzz.

New Film Ignites Debate on Ratings Policy

New Film Ignites Debate on Ratings Policy The film “It’s Complicated” received an R rating for a scene in which two stars share a joint, kicking up attacks on the M.P.A.A. for being out of touch.

What It’s Like to Be a ‘Budtender’

What It’s Like to Be a ‘Budtender’ Friday: An interview with a ‘flower host’ at a new West Hollywood restaurant. Also: A mini horse on BART and a rescued owl.

Crackpot Legislation

Crackpot Legislation If marijuana has therapeutic potential, it should be required to pass muster with the F.D.A. like any other medicine.

National Briefing

National Briefing The San Francisco district attorney asked the federal D.E.A. to stop cracking down on dispensers of marijuana for medical use.

Kathy Bates Finds Peace, With ‘Disjointed’ and Some Herbal Medicine

Kathy Bates Finds Peace, With ‘Disjointed’ and Some Herbal Medicine The Oscar-winning actress talks about her new Netflix pot comedy and living on a high in her third act.