520 Cannabis

520 Cannabis

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Medical Marijuana: Keeping Coronavirus Out of Cannabis

While many businesses in major metropolitan areas have closed their doors for the foreseeable future, medical cannabis patients don’t have to worry

520 Cannabis: Legislative Update

The good, the bad and the deplorable of state legislators on cannabis

Clearing the Record

For most people, the most exciting part of legalizing cannabis is the ability to freely consume a substance less harmful than cigarettes or alcohol. For others, it may be the ability to go to school, get a job or buy a house.

High Anxiety

Cannabis advocates are used to the common refrain from opponents: Cannabis is more dangerous today because it’s so much stronger than what hippies were smoking in the ’60s.

Lofty Legislation

As the Safe and Smart Arizona Act initiative effort gains traction, state lawmakers are considering legalizing cannabis in the state legislature.

Terpene Time

In the early years of legal cannabis cultivation, dispensaries explored ways to vastly increase the concentration of THC and CBD in their strains. After years of development though, the focus has shifted to increase the variety of consumption methods and fine-tuning cannabinoid profiles.

High Hopes

If you watched last Friday night’s Democratic presidential debate ahead of this week’s New Hampshire primary, you saw debate moderator Lindsey Davis light up candidate Pete Buttigieg over the increased arrests of black citizens for marijuana offenses during the eight years he’s been mayor of South Bend, Indiana. 

In Full Bloom

Vibe: Hippie-Rasta Strains: Dozens of house-grown sativa and indica strains sold in quantities from a gram up, with pre-packaged flower deals and pre-rolls available.

Buzzy Brew

What happens when Arizona’s oldest medical marijuana edibles producing kitchen teams up with one of the best coffee roasters in the Old Pueblo? You get a damn fine cold brew coffee, infused with full spectrum cannabis extracts, that’s sure to make Mondays tolerable.

Legislation Lowdown

After the state legislature introduced a whopping 31 bills concerning cannabis last year, only 13 bills that aim to change some aspect of the industry have been submitted thus far this session. Lawmakers seem mostly concerned with vape products and the industry’s tax structure.

Cannabis Campaigns

Lawmakers and voters alike will have pot on their minds in 2020 as the Arizona legislative session begins this week with two recreational marijuana ballot measures and six different medical marijuana bills, which could potentially be on the upcoming November ballot.

Be There Now

Psychedelic guru and author Baba Ram Dass slipped into Nirvana at his Maui home on Dec. 22, according to his official Instagram account. He was 88. 

The Year in Weed

As 2019 goes up in smoke, medical marijuana, CBD and industrial hemp have been blazing in the news. It was a struggle to remember the top five national and state cannabis news stories, but we managed to do it.

Holiday Buzz

With just a few more shopping days until Christmas, we’re back with Round 2 of our annual ganja gift guide, featuring various products that you’ll find on the shelves on our local dispensaries—and, in some cases, are even available without an MMJ card, since they include the increasingly popular CBD but no THC. Happy shopping!

What’s in a Name?

In this industry, you can smoke it or ingest it, but no matter your preferred method of input, the days of nameless weed in a plastic baggie are long gone, according to a report in Maximum Yield Cannabis magazine.


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