Ben AdlinMarch 4, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a primary night election rally in Essex Junction, Vt., Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Sen. Bernie Sanders has long been an advocate of cannabis legalization. He and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are the only two remaining candidates in the 2020 presidential campaign who vocally support federal legalization....
Meg HartleyMarch 4, 2020 (kichigin19/AdobeStock) There’s a fast-expanding movement that aims to help people with PTSD, mood disorders, substance-use disorders, chronic pain, cluster headache, psychological distress associated with life-threatening illness, and more.  The movement to decriminalize entheogenic plants—psychedelics—is young, but has already succeeded in three cities, with many more in the works. The force behind this tide is an organization called Decriminalize...
Bruce BarcottMarch 3, 2020 It was all Biden in early results, but Sanders came back to claim a flurry of delegates in California. With a clean sweep of the American South, former Vice President Joe Biden cruised into the lead for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday night, eclipsing the former frontrunner, Sen. Bernie Sanders, in the total delegate tally. Biden...
The Associated PressMarch 3, 2020 (pabrady63/AdobeStock) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio got underway in the state Monday. Backers of a measure called the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment submitted the initial petition and 1,000 signatures to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for review. A long process awaits the proposal, which backers want on the...
Danielle GuercioMarch 3, 2020 New York State’s Assembly and Senate passed a bill legalizing medical cannabis for severe conditions only in 2014. It was praised as progressive, but neighboring states’ policies far outpace the accessibility of the New York program.  Notoriously byzantine in its policies, New York appointed a limited number of vendors, requiring them to vertically integrate their services, from...
Leafly StaffMarch 2, 2020 Masks are for patients and healthcare workers. If you're not sick, wash your hands. And don't pass that joint around. (Belkin & Co/AdobeStock) The global concern over the coronavirus known as COVID-19 has many people taking precautions against contracting the virus. Here’s what we know about cannabis and this novel coronavirus. How cannabis users can stay healthy around...
How about that winter, Stargazers? While there are still some long, cold nights ahead of us, the worst of it is in the rearview mirror. Mercury is still in retrograde until March 10, so, until then, don’t let that former frenemy who still owes you $100 slither back into your life. Remind yourself: it’s just the retrograde. They’ll slip...