To date, two states have ended prohibition completely and 23 others allow the sale of Medical Marijuana. Two more states – Florida and Oregon – along with the District of Columbia have some form of legalization on the ballot for this fall. And a number of states have initiatives coming up in 2016. On this episode of The Hash we take a look at how the legalization movement is progressing.
David Downs and Leah Rose show off some of the advertising in Florida and Oregon both for and against Medical Marijuana. We hear from representatives of NORML and the Oregon Initiative and talk with Mason Tvert of the Marijuana Policy Project about the state of the legalization movement.
Former Rolling Stone editor and KSAN DJ Ben Fong-Torres profiles his top five songs to imbibe by and David Bienenstock looks to a future of legal marijuana.
The cannabis legalization movement officially hit the mainstream on July 27th of this year. That’s when the New York Times endorsed the end of national pot prohibition. Then the first-ever full-age ads for a marijuana strain information service appeared in the Times a week later. So this time on The Hash we follow the lead and dive into the Mainstreaming of weed.
Guests include Tom Angell from Marijuana Majority.com, Seattle Times Blogger Andy Mannix, and music critic Joel Selvin.
Also…Headlines: the latest in cannabis news with David Downs. Vice Contributor David Bienenstock takes us inside the first ever Pot Pavilion at the Denver County Fair.
We learn about edibles – what to avoid and how to gauge your dosage. Guests include Chef Gabriel Reeves from Elemental Wellness, San Jose California and Dr. Michele Sexton, founder of Phytalab, Washington State’s first cannabis lab.
Headlines: the latest in cannabis news with David Downs. The High Five: Author Steve Bloom of celebstoner.com picks his top 5 marijuana songs. Vice Contributor David Bienenstock sheds light on a Chicago Cop gone astray.
Welcome to our pilot episode of The Hash radio show!
This week: the latest in the fast-paced world of legalization, from laws mandating free weed in Berkeley to a report card on Colorado after six months of recreational sales, our award-winning reporter David Downs scores an exclusive interview with Matthew Gerson the maker of the hit, new, THC-infused sex lube, FORIA.
Then The Hash takes you deep inside High Times’ massive Bay Area Cannabis Cup of 2014 and VICE magazine’s David Bienenstock explains why the FBI is relaxing their rules against hiring stoners, and of course, the latest, most excellent new music releases in our round-up.