Cannabis

NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally 2019: Start time, route, street closures

The NYC Cannabis Parade & Rally is set to take place this weekend and if you’re looking for a New York City event where you join thousands of advocates for the legalization of marijuana for recreation and medicinal purposes, you may be interested in attending the New York City Cannabis Parade...

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 8:58am

This Brooklyn chef has a brand-new way to deliver cannabis: On a pizza

It seems like New York and New Jersey are some of the last holdouts on the East Coast of states to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. While Gov. Cuomo has humored the idea and teased that the prohibition of the drug could be lifted in the not-so-distant future, residents in both states...

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 12:00pm

The changing views on CBD oil

While some people like sugar and milk in their morning coffee, you may have noticed another option popping up at your local coffee shops that can ease you into your morning routine in a different way. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating and low-THC-content supplement made from cannabis that is...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 12:52pm

See what marijuana culture is really like at the NYC Cannabis Film Festival

Nobody had a better 2018 than cannabis — there’s even a luxury dispensary on Fifth Avenue, and the New York Cannabis March finally went mainstream after five decades of advocacy. Will 2019 finally be the year that New York legalizes not just medicinal but recreational marijuana? The...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 1:05pm

The year of marijuana begins with the NYC Cannabis Film Festival

Nobody had a better 2018 than cannabis — there’s even a luxury dispensary on Fifth Avenue, and the New York Cannabis March finally went mainstream after five decades of advocacy. Will 2019 finally be the year that New York legalizes not just medicinal but recreational marijuana? The...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 1:41pm

Does weed cure cancer? 'Weed The People’s' director calls its prohibition 'criminal' and a 'human rights issue'

Even though it has slowly become more acceptable as it has been legalized across America, the use of weed recreationally can still be a divisive subject.  That might change, though, if the benefits and medicinal effects of the drug were revealed. “Weed The People” exposes just...

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 5:06pm

Retail pot still 'weeks away' but two Mass. companies get final licenses

Legal marijuana sales are "weeks away" in Massachusetts, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission said Thursday after regulators approved final business licenses for shops in Leicester and Northampton. The CCC on Thursday afternoon granted final business licenses for Cultivate...

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:23am

Brooklyn’s first medical marijuana dispensary is ‘in the home stretch’

The opening of Brooklyn’s very first medical marijuana dispensary is getting ever closer — and Staten Island’s won’t be too far behind. After several months of construction, Citiva Medical is “in the home stretch and hoping to open in December,” Director of...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 1:45pm

Boston City Councilors to consider moving Hempfest off Boston Common

Boston City Council will explore the idea of moving the Freedom Rally, also known as Hempfest, off of Boston Common, according to a hearing order. Councilors Josh Zakim and Ed Flynn filed the order for a hearing on the issue ahead of this week’s Boston City Council meeting. The Boston...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 4:20pm

Is Coke coming out with a cannabis-infused beverage?

Coca-Cola has revealed that it might consider making a cannabis drink. On Monday,  a spokesperson from Coke said the company is watching the CBD market and is in talks with the Canada-based marijuana producer, Aurora Cannabis, to come up with ideas to develop a cannabis drink along with its...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:25pm

With marijuana mainstream, smoke shops are elevating customer experience

Before marijuana went mainstream and decriminalized in many states, some enthusiasts in New York City would often surreptitiously duck into smoke shops or hastily make purchases at sidewalk tables when on the hunt for new accessories. Fast-forward to today, and that’s no longer the case,...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 5:47am

420 Suites brings cannabis-friendly vacation rentals to Boston

Boston has long been a vacation destination, but legal marijuana may draw in even more visitors to all over Massachusetts — and businesses like 420 Suites are ready to cater to cannabis tourism. 420 Suites, which debuted at Boston’s recent CannaCon, is turning the typical vacation...

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:24pm

Medical marijuana facility blazes a trail from upstate to NYC

New York state is about to get a whole lot greener as a new cannabis cultivation facility is breaking ground today in Orange County to service four statewide medical marijuana facilities, including two planned for Brooklyn and Staten Island. iAnthus Capital and its subsidiary Citiva are building a...

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 5:06am

NYC chef brings cannabis edibles to city with Massachusetts on horizon

For nearly 30 years, Bubby’s has been a staple dining destination in New York City, and now chef and owner Ron Silver has set his sights on the booming cannabis industry in New York and Massachusetts with his new venture, Azuca. Azuca is a line of fast-acting cannabis-infused sweeteners and...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 4:32pm

What is Epidiolex? Cannabis-based drug was just approved by the FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it’s approving a cannabis drug to help children suffering from difficult-to-control seizures. The drug — named Epidiolex – is a type of cannabidiol (CBD oil) that is derived from cannabis, but doesn’t give the same...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2:56pm