Cannabis

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)