There are now 10 states that have legalized marijuana recreationally (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 14 more with decriminalization laws, 46 with medical-marijuana laws and 40 with hemp laws.
In 2017, four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana joined the Green Rush with an investment in the media outlet, Herb.co. Now, he's pitched in on a $75 million investment with the San Jose firm, Caliva.
Produced by Michael Zaytsev and High NY, the NYC Cannabis Film Festival consisted of 15 shorts and two features, along with plenty of pizza and medicated popcorn.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Who would've thought that CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta would become one of the leading voices for medical marijuana? But he has, as evidenced by his fourth cannabis documentary, "Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills."
Roseanne Barr was back in the news this week with the revival of "Roseanne" on ABC. Her support of Donald Trump and his far-right agenda is a major part of the show's storyline. Trump clearly approves.
On Mar. 9, Amazon Studios will release "Gringo," a druggy thriller that focuses on a medical "weed pill" called Cannabax and Mexican cartels starring Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo.
To Dennis Peron, who passed away on Jan. 27 at 71 years of age, all marijuana use was medicinal. It should be etched on his tombstone.
First Dr. Sanjay Gupta, then Dr. Mehmet Oz, who hosts a daytime talk show on Fox. Both reversed their opinions about medical marijuana in 2014. Now Dr. Oz says, "People think it's a gateway drug to narcotics. It may be the exit drug to get us out of the narcotic epidemic."