Cannabis

Nov. 21, 2017
Chem Tales: The Hegemony of Marijuana
Cannabis public-policy scholar Dominic Corva discusses the sociopolitical context of equity programs.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 16, 2017
Chem Tales: Compassionate Care Redux
The Emerald Cup festival gives back to farmers affected by the North Bay fires.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 8, 2017
Chem Tales: The Fate of The Emerald Triangle
Emerald Cup founder Tim Blake shares insights on how small growers can survive after Prop 64.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 2, 2017
Review: Satori Chocolate Bites
Sometimes I wonder if Willy Wonka went into the wrong line of work.
(SF Evergreen)

Nov. 2, 2017
Chem Tales: Out Of The Fire, Into The Vape Pen
Humboldt County cannabis authority Kevin Jodrey weighs in on how the industry will move forward in the wake of the devastating Santa Rosa fires.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 25, 2017
Chem Tales: Cannabis Forum Debates San Francisco’s Equity Program
A Bayview panel examined where marijuana equity fails, and how it can succeed.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 18, 2017
Chem Tales: How to Make Cannabis in San Francisco Work (Part II)
Activist Terrance Alan highlights where S.F.’s new adult-use ordinance falls short on responsible consumption laws, compassionate care programs, and equity permits.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 11, 2017
Chem Tales: How to Make Cannabis in San Francisco Work (Part I)
Cannabis activist Terrance Alan shares his insights on the denial of a Sunset dispensary.
(SF Weekly)

Oct. 5, 2017
Funk Master George Clinton On the Ultimate Drugs [Cover Story]
George Clinton doesn’t merely play funk — he lives it.
(SF Evergreen)

Oct. 5, 2017
Chem Tales: Celebrity Cannabis
Reggae artist Stick Figure links with Humboldt’s Finest on a branded strain, the popular new way to sell buds. 
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 27, 2017
Chem Tales: 3D THC
The latest event from Art of Edibles and GRASSFED combined marijuana with virtual reality.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 20, 2017
Chem Tales: The Spirit of Brownie Mary Lives On
The Brownie Mary Democratic Club of San Francisco proves that few causes can unite different generations quite like cannabis.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 13, 2017
Chem Tales: S.F.’s Cannabis Department Gets a Director
Longtime City Hall aide Nicole Elliott will head the newly created department.
(SF Weekly)

Sept. 7, 2017
Atlas Edibles Brings Art to Cannabis [Cover Story]
For Ezra Malmuth, incorporating local artists into his edibles brand was a no-brainer.
(SF Evergreen)

Sept. 7, 2017
Review: Absolut Xtracts Fish Tanks & Vape Pen
Getting extremely high has always come with a cost-benefit ratio.
(SF Evergreen)

Sept. 7, 2017
Coin-Op Pot
Until recently, the idea of a vending machine that dispensed OG Kush like a can of cola was the type of thing one might dream of after one too many tokes.
(SF Evergreen)

Sept. 7, 2017
Chem Tales: Lagunitas Debuts Ale Brewed with Cannabis Terpenes
The famed North Bay brewery takes its love of weed one step further.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 30, 2017
Chem Tales: Inside The Bay’s New Dope Delivery Service
Oakland’s Cannvis is here to prove that good things come to those who wait.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 24, 2017
Chem Tales: Does the Marijuana Justice Act Have a Chance?
Senator Cory Booker’s bill is never going to pass, but that may be beside the point.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 16, 2017
Chem Tales: The Scientific Method
Bhang blazes a new trail in cannabis-testing standards.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 10, 2017
Chem Tales: The Great Green North
Nesta co-founder Chuck Rifici on Canada’s coming cannabis boom.
(SF Weekly)

Aug. 3, 2017
Review: Strawberry Cough Vape Cartridge by Highly Concentrated
In this golden age of cannabis, patients can be picky when it comes to their medicines.
(SF Evergreen)

Aug. 3, 2017
Review: Smoke Journey’s Journey4 Pipe
Playing with magnets is fun.
(SF Evergreen)

Aug. 3, 2017
Is L.A.’s Hitman Coffee The Future of Cannabis?
What is Hitman Coffee? The answer to that question is as complicated as the man behind it.
(SF Evergreen)

Aug. 2, 2017
Chem Tales: Visitacion Valley Residents Fight to Stop Proposed Medical Dispensaries
Community leaders shed light on a seedy situation.
(SF Weekly)

July 26, 2017
Chem Tales: Fish Tanks Strive for High-Water Mark
Artist Jeremy Fish details his new collaboration with AbsoluteXtracts.
(SF Weekly)

July 19, 2017
Chem Tales: Barbary Coast Debuts Stylish New Lounge
Inspired by old-school San Francisco, the space is a sight to behold.
(SF Weekly)

July 12, 2017
Chem Tales: A Better Taste of Your Own Medicine
Yofumo may have just cured the post-harvest process for cannabis.
(SF Weekly)

July 6, 2017
San Francisco’s Top Five Edible Marijuana Companies [Cover Story]
From olive oils and jams to macarons and marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in the Bay Area edibles scene.
(SF Evergreen)

July 5, 2017
Chem Tales: The Queen of Green
Lynnette Shaw helped bring cannabis dispensaries into existence. Now she’s finally back in business.
(SF Weekly)

June 28, 2017
Chem Tales: It Ain’t Easy Being Green
Whitney Beatty couldn’t find herself in the cannabis industry – so she decided to change it.
(SF Weekly)

June 21, 2017
Chem Tales: Cannabis Labs Weigh In
How proposed California testing requirements may send consumers back to the black market.
(SF Weekly)

June 14, 2017
Chem Tales: Outdoor Farmers voice Cannabis Regulation Concerns
The International Cannabis Farmers Association paid a visit to Sacramento to help educate lawmakers on what they got wrong.
(SF Weekly)

June 8, 2017
Review: Silverstick One-Hitter
Is it time to get down with an old-school approach to toking up?
(SF Evergreen)

June 7, 2017
Chem Tales: One-Click Cannabis
Eaze helps bridge the divide between cannabis and technology.
(SF Weekly)

May 31, 2017
Chem Tales: Banking with Bud
Owing to uncertainty at the federal level, big banks won’t engage with the cannabis company. So one company is stepping up.
(SF Weekly)

May 25, 2017
Chem Tales: City Ponders Reefer Regulations
Supervisor Sheehy wants to regulate recreational cannabis sales.
(SF Weekly)

May 17, 2017
Chem Tales: Bloom Farms Brings Charity to Cannabis
The trusted brand has donated more than 500,000 meals to California food banks.
(SF Weekly)

May 10, 2017
Chem Tales: The Bride Wore Green
Dispatches from San Francisco’s Cannabis Wedding Expo.
(SF Weekly)

May 3, 2017
Chem Tales: Marijuana By Montel
The former host of The Montel Williams Show is on a mission to make better medicine.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 26, 2017
Chem Tales: No Child’s Play for Cannabis Containers
Nevada state legislators are leading the charge on keeping marijuana away from kids through difficult-to-open packaging.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 19, 2017
Chem Tales: Cannabis Countdown Hits San Francisco
Celebrate 4/20 at the Inaugural Bud Drop.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 12, 2017
Chem Tales: Canna-Booze
Congress weighs the merits of the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act.
(SF Weekly)

Apr. 11, 2017
Review: Puffco Pro 2 Vaporizer
A stealthy new vape that impresses without remaking the mold.
(SF Evergreen)

Apr. 6, 2017
Chem Tales: Pot and Pinot Unite
Up in Sonoma County, Sam Edwards gives marijuana the Merlot treatment.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 29, 2017
Chem Tales: Getting High in the Sky with SFO’s Weed Policies
Now that cannabis is legal in California, can we fly with our stash?
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 23, 2017
Chem Tales: Oakland Cannabis Amendment Sparks Controversy
A new stipulation that required permit applicants to prove three years of residency in the city was quickly overturned.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 15, 2017
Chem Tales: Oakland Cannabis Company Gives Back to Cancer Patients
Jetty Extracts finds success and solace with The Shelter Project, a cannabis oil donation program.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 8, 2017
Chem Tales: Sessions Hints at a War on Marijuana. Now What?
MassRoots correspondent Tom Angell fills in some gaps on what may come next.
(SF Weekly)

Mar. 2, 2017
Feature: Calfornia Congress Member Introduces Bill to Limit Federal Power on Marijuana
The bill — also known as H.R. 975 — would protect people from prosecution under the federal Controlled Substances Act as long as they act in accordance with their own state’s marijuana laws.
(SF Evergreen)

Mar. 2, 2017
Review: The Legion of Bloom Terrapen Vape Pen
This thing delivers one hell of a punch.
(SF Evergreen)

Mar. 2, 2017
Review: The Legion of Bloom CBD Transdermal Roll-On
The Legion of Bloom has created a compact, appealing way to test whether CBD is right for you.
(SF Evergreen)

Mar. 2, 2017
Chem Tales: Could L.A.’s Prop M Lead to Cannabis Reform?
How a ballot measure aims to use sensible regulations and licensing to kill off SoCal’s marijuana black market.
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 22, 2017
Chem Tales: How Pot Kept an Autistic Child Out of a Facility
A creative writing professor discusses the profound impact medical marijuana has had on her son.
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 16, 2017
Chem Tales: Can Pot Help Opiod Addicts to Recover?
Rolling Stone writer Katie MacBride argues that the recovery community should accept medical marijuana.
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 8, 2017
Chem Tales: Treat Yourself, a Woman-Owned Company, Strives to Make Edibles Healthy
Its two co-founders think the best medicine doesn’t have to come coated in sugar.
(SF Weekly)

Feb. 2, 2017
Review: Orange Sherbet from Norcal Farmz
We all know that cannabis can make you hungry, but rare is the bud that actually makes you want to eat the flower itself.
(SF Evergreen)

Feb. 2, 2017
Chem Tales: From Four-Leaf Clovers to Pot Leaves
Former UFC champion fighter Frank Shamrock is cannabis’ newest advocate.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 25, 2017
Chem Tales: Berkeley Amoeba to Open Pot Dispensary in Its Jazz Section
The record shop believes the bold move will strike a high note.
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 18, 2017
Chem Tales: Progress on Pot Policy Could Be Undone by Trump
“If the hair isn’t standing up on the back of your neck, then you’re not paying attention,” says Steph Sherer, head of Americans for Safe Access. 
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 12, 2017
Chem Tales: Small Growers Fear Changes Promised by Prop. 64
Has legalized pot put the small farmers of Northern California’s Emerald Triangle at risk?
(SF Weekly)

Jan. 5, 2017
Feature: Pot for Pooches [Cover Story]
Cannabis is going to the dogs — or, in Liz Hughston’s case, three particular dogs.
(SF Evergreen)

Jan. 5, 2017
Review: The Pax Era is Simplicity Incarnate
Only PAX could release two diametrically opposed products within months of each other and nail them both.
(SF Evergreen)

Jan. 5, 2017
Review: Grav Labs Upright Bubbler
I’ve never witnessed an angel cry, but I imagine it might sound something like the shattering of glass when you accidentally knock your bubbler over.
(SF Evergreen)

Jan. 4, 2017
Chem Tales: Legislators Seek Ban on Pot Smoking While Driving
Proposition 64 made it illegal to have an open container of pot in a vehicle but did not outlaw driving while stoned.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 28, 2016
Chem Tales: Grandma, Are You Smoking Pot?
A recent study found a 71 percent increase in the number of people older than 49 who reported using marijuana between 2006 and 2013.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 21, 2016
Chem Tales: What Does the Feds’ Recent Ruling on CBD Mean?
Marijuana attorney Josh Kappel helps us sort through the misleading headlines.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 14, 2016
Chem Tales: Leading the Fight to Give Veterans Access to Cannabis
Lawyer Brandon L. Wyatt wants military veterans with PTSD to have the right to use medical cannabis.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 8, 2016
Chem Tales: Can Cannabis Treats Help Pets, Too?
Despite the benefits cited by some animal lovers and veterinarians, CBD faces restrictions imposed by veterinary boards.
(SF Weekly)

Dec. 1, 2016
Review: The Pax 3 is the James Bond of Vaporizers
Despite the PAX 2’s status as the king of personal vaporizers, the PAX 3 has unseated its sibling.
(SF Evergreen)

Nov. 30, 2016
Chem Tales: Can Trump’s Attorney General Stop Pot Reform?
Many in the cannabis industry are concerned that the new administration might slow or reverse the rising tide of support for reforming weed policy.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 23, 2016
Chem Tales: ‘Dinner Is Dope’ = Food, Cannabis, and Community
Mike Salman’s party is one where the food and the company are as important as the THC.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 16, 2016
Chem Tales: What Happens Now That Prop. 64 Has Passed?
The legalization of recreational marijuana in California is a bellwether of what is likely to happen across the nation.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 9, 2016
Chem Tales: A Pot-Based Drug Could Treat Addiction to Nicotine
A San Diego-based company is working to develop a CBD-nicotine hybrid gum to treat addiction to tobacco.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 3, 2016
Chem Tales: Max Simon’s Fight to Bring Cannabis Into the Mainstream
The man who helped pull yoga and meditation from the fringes of respectability now has his sights set on weed.
(SF Weekly)

Nov. 3, 2016
Review: Hmbldt Bliss and Relief Dosage Vape Pens
Knowing what we are getting with cannabis consumption has been a luxury many of us have been willing to forgo, but now we may not have to.
(SF Evergreen)

Nov. 3, 2016
Feature: Bringing A Sleek Aesthetic To a Once-Funky Industry [Cover Story]
“It’s aspirational for us,” PAX CEO Tyler Goldman says when asked of the Apple comparisons. “Who wouldn’t want to be compared to Apple?”
(SF Evergreen)

Nov. 3, 2016
Feature: A New Golden Standard
Election Day is on Nov. 8, and for proponents of California’s Prop. 64, it means that legalized recreational use of cannabis for adults in the state may finally become a reality.
(SF Evergreen)

Nov. 3, 2016
Feature: Dabbing in the Flow State
Seibo Shen has a lot of ideas.
(SF Evergreen)

Oct. 6, 2016
Review: Ganja Gold’s Purple Pie Tarantula Pre-Roll
This spider will crawl up on you fast and leave behind a dense web.
(SF Evergreen)

Oct. 6, 2016
Review: Flow Kana’s Love and Hope
This is a strain that can heal you and hold you.
(SF Evergreen)

Sept. 1, 2016
Review: The Source Nail
For a long time, taking a dab has required one to assemble something they might find deep in the back of Walter White’s closet. But with the Source Vape Source Nail, those worries are now a thing of the past.
(SF Evergreen)

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