There are now 24 states that have legalized adult-use/recreational cannabis, six more with decriminalization laws and 48 with some form of medical-marijuana access.
Musical celebrities who've passed this year include Tony Bennett, Tina Turner, Robbie Robertson, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffett, Sinead O'Connor, Gordon Lightfoot, David Crosby, Astrud Gilberto, Burt Bacharach, Tom Verlaine, Jean Knight, Shane MacGowan, Wayne Shorter and Jeff Beck.
We've listed 15+ cannabis-industry events through the end of the year. Several companies - NECANN, CannaCon, Lucky Leaf Expo and Hall of Flowers - now dominate the space.
Dress up as a joint, blunt, chef, superhero, hula dancer or Willie Nelson and Cheech & Chong on Halloweed 2023.
Now that the Delaware, Minnesota and Ohio have passed legalization laws, there are 24 U.S. states with adult-use marijuana laws. That's three in 2023. Will New Hampshire join them?
Two summers ago, Jimmy Buffett, Paul McCartney and their wives Jane and Nancy and friends had dinner at McCartney's house. At one point, Nancy stumbled and then blurted out, "The gummies just kicked in." Buffett decided to write a song about it, featuring Macca on bass.
In the 1990s and 2000s, when I was an editor at High Times, we featured numerous bands and artists who embraced cannabis. Straight outta Vancouver, Nickelback was one of them.
The folks at Blackbird Presents and Willie Nelson's team had a great idea for this year's Outlaw Music Festival: add some jam bands, foremost among them Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, who are on the current leg of the tour that stopped in Queens, NY on September 17.
Bill Maher, Drew Barrymore and other TV talk show hosts have decided to hold off on returning to production during the Writers Guild strike. People lashed out at Maher, who last week announced, "It is time to bring people back to work."
A new book contradicts statements Barbra Streisand made in 1971 when the singer said she used joints as a prop onstage. Now Streisand says she lost her virginity the same night she smoked pot: "I took a puff and went weak in the knees. I thought it was him. Turns out it was marijuana, which I had rarely smoked before (and rarely after)."