Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott is the author of The Little Black Book of Marijuana [2011, Peter Pauper Press; 3rd Edition 2017]. He writes the National News column for Northwest Leaf Magazine.

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One in three teens thinks smoking weed and driving is legal. What may be even more surprising is, according to several studies, they might have a point.

teens think driving high should be legal

Nine months after Californians approved cannabis legalization, only a few of the thousands of marijuana farmers have joined the official system.


Legal cannabis sales could, in fact, bring in more than $50 million in taxes to Los Angele. But there’s currently no place for tourists to smoke.


The Philippines House Committee on Health on Monday unanimously approved the Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act.

Philippines

Arrests for marijuana are up 6%, but you’d never know that from the latest FBI report. Numbers calculating the percentage of annual pot busts are omitted.

arrests

If successful, the bill would make Wisconsin the first state to legalize marijuana through a state legislative process; others have used ballot initiatives.

Wisconsin

Cannabis regulators in California will start handing out temporary business licenses to existing cannabis companies on January 1, 2018.

California

A group of English hikers on Saturday got so stoned, they were unable to hike back and required a major mountain rescue operation.

Mountain

HIV patients who test positive for past exposure to cannabis have higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than those who test negative for the herb.

HIV

Under DC Councilmember David Grosso’s plan, the Medical Marijuana Improvement Act of 2017, patients would be allowed to self-certify as qualifying for weed.

Councilmember David Grosso

Lesotho just became the first African nation to grant a license for medicinal cannabis. This marks a big shift in how weed is viewed on the continent.

Lesotho

Ontario is adopting a zero tolerance policy toward many drivers who use cannabis. Truckers, motorists 21 and under, and new drivers are affected.

Stoned Drivers

California lawmakers, following up on voters’ cannabis legalization last November, have formally called on the federal government to reclassify cannabis.

reclassify cannabis

The Illinois Legislature is a considering a proposal to legalize recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older, allowing products to be safely regulated,

Illinois

A new study from the University of Indiana indicates that medical cannabis, if legalized on a national level, could save almost 50,000 lives a year.

lives

Previously a controlled drug, doctors in New Zealand can now import and prescribe the non-psychoactive cannabis extract cannabidiol, CBD.


Senate President pro tempore Orrin Hatch, a conservative, on Wednesday proposed legislation which encourages research into the use of medicinal cannabis.

Orrin Hatch

What if there were an online service where patients could submit authorizations, order online, and pay for their cannabis or seeds with cannabis coins?

Medical Cannabis Coins

Less than 2 weeks after stores started selling cannabidiol, Nebraska’s Attorney General sent a memo to law enforcement describing the practice as illegal.

Nebraska

Teenage weed usage rates decreased nationally in 2016 and are now at their lowest levels in the past 15 years, according to the National Survey on Drug Use.

Teenage

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