While we routinely tout celebrities who smoke and advocate for weed, there are many that have had to overcome longtime drug dependencies and get sober. Three were in the news this week.
Scott Jennings founded the Cheba Hut in 1998. In the ensuing 22 years, the sandwich chain has expanded to 30 cities in 14 states for a total of 42 locations. We spoke to Jennings from his home base in Denver about the company's roots and prospects.
We may have forgotten about the vape crisis of 2019 and early 2020 that resulted in at least 68 deaths and nearly 3,000 cases. The CDC pointed to EVALI, a lung injury, as the cause in cannabis cases. A University of Michigan researcher has confirmed that and says teenagers are particularly vulnerable.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been accused of covering up Covid-related nursing home deaths and sexually harassing several women. In addition, he's being criticized by drug-policy reformers who don't like his approach to legalizing marijuana in New York.
Phil Spector, Mary Wilson, Bunny Wailer and Chick Corea are among the music-industry people to pass away so far in 2021.
We're proud to premiere the latest music video by Northeast reggae band Roots of Creation - the smokey and stony "Light It Up," featuring Mighty Mystic.
After a complete wipeout of events in 2020 due to Covid-19, cannabis-industry conferences and festivals are being planned for 2021. Some are virtual while others are in-person. Are people ready to congregate again in convention halls and hotels? Here's a list of scheduled events, cancellations and question marks.
Five stoner movies received Golden Globe or Spirit Award nominations: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," "The Trial of the Chicago 7," "Palm Springs" and "Bacurau." Three of these films won Golden Globes.
Backed by Gov. Ralph Northam and supported by a Democratic majority in Richmond, Virginia has become the 16th state to legalize recreational or adult-use cannabis.
Directed by Lee Daniels and starring Andra Day, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday" depicts the jazz singer as an early victim of the War on Drugs.