Your unbiased source for in-depth coverage of cannajobs, cannatax, and cannabiz. We feel heavily consticted state-by-state amendments represent grovelization, not legalization. Sorry, one ounce limits and opt-out provisions don't float our boat. Toppling federal prohibition is the resolution we care about. Keep an eye out for our epic report, Cannajobs 2014.

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"We ARE ready for a POT Economy!!"

“We ARE ready for a POT Economy!!”

After her latest podcast featuring poteconomist Lory Kohn, Paticakes, illustrious Queen of Cannabis who reigns over Hemp Radio decreed, “Yes, we are definitely ready to start up the economy, ramp up the jobs and start ‘Made in the USA!'” If you were thinking it’s high time we unchain cannabis the commodity, too, you won’t want to miss this scintillating podcast presented in its entirety.

Taking a Break From Comedy

Taking a Break From Comedy

I broke my leg and separated my shoulder when I got hit by a car as a pedestrian last week. That’s going to be inconvenient for a while — it’s also beyond miraculous that things aren’t a zillion times worse. Could this be nature’s way of persuading me to write shorter posts? Maybe. I had the bright idea this would be a great time to test THC’s effectiveness as a healing molecule and report my findings diary-style …

(Preview) Cannajobs 2013: Pot-ential 324,440 Positions in the USA

(Preview) Cannajobs 2013: Pot-ential 324,440 Positions in the USA

Unassailable data from the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division which registers support workers and the US Census suggests there are 324,440 pot-ential cannajobs possible in the US without factoring in demand for recreational or industrial pot! Did that get your attention?

What Is a Poteconomist and Why Are the World's "Esteemed Economists" Mum on Pot?

What Is a Poteconomist and Why Are the World’s “Esteemed Economists” Mum on Pot?

Cannabis’ multifaceted nature cries out for a new breed of specialist, a cross between an economist and a botanist, self-trained to evaluate the economic firepower of a magical herb.

Film Review: Lincoln

Film Review: Lincoln

Why am I sneaking my impressions of Colorado Amendment 64 into a film review of Lincoln instead of just headlining them “Legalization or Grovelization?” And why are General Spielberg and his Dreamworks cavalry along for the ride?

No Red Card No Cry

No Red Card No Cry

I didn’t consciously let State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry license #MMRB00244 lapse. But it did. A family emergency took me away from Colorado for a month — the time it takes between a physician certifying that you’re sufficiently frail to rate a red card and the registry rubberstamping your transmutation from person to patient complete. Strangely enough, now that I’me back in The Mile High City, I haven’t felt a pressing need to renew it. In fact, I’ve resolved not to.

Is the Grass Really Greener in The Netherlands?

Is the Grass Really Greener in The Netherlands?

As the 767 carrying your faithful correspondent streaks across Greenland’s vast, desolate expanse, I’m wondering if the vibrant, decadent scene that dazzled me and everybody else back in the 70’s is still going strong under the heel of the cannabis-averse Christian Democratic Party.

What is Herbal Rights?

What is Herbal Rights?

Anyone who’s poked around Cannabis Commerce knows we’re convinced that pursuing patient rights state-by-state is in a league of one as the single dumbest mistake committed in the long and storied history of American activism. If we’re dead-set against patient rights, then what exactly are we for?

Book Review: Too High To Fail

Book Review: Too High To Fail

If you’re after a jammed out, patient-centric, goatherd/Deadhead’s take on cannaculture, Doug Fine’s Too High To Fail is the book for you. I had high hopes that a work tagged “Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution” would be served heavy on the economics. Nope, there’s just a pinch in a goats head soup consisting of outdoor outlaws, Mendocino mindset, Deadhead data, profit-sharing sheriffs, and zesty zeitgeist.

The Joy of Pot

The Joy of Pot

MMJ causes a lot of collateral damage— the LA City Council’s recent decision to obliterate every last dispensary in Tinseltown is Exhibit A. We called that in the Ball and Chain series. For now, enough is enough. To balance things out, we rhapsodize about the joy of pot.