In Recovery, on Suboxone, and in the Weed Business

Throughout my career as a cannabis journalist, I've kept silent about my sobriety. Finding freelance gigs is hard enough without the added burden of having to be that guy. Besides, if I learned anything from active addiction, it was how to lie at my job.

How ‘Gentleman Farmer’ Mike West Became The Cannabis Industry’s First Man Of Science

"I got into the [cannabis] industry because I was trying to grow plants to save my life," Mike West told me over the phone recently. A farmer, researcher, and entrepreneur, West has an encyclopedic knowledge of cannabis that's matched only by his passion for helping people. "Nothing that the government's going to do is going … Continue reading How ‘Gentleman Farmer’ Mike West Became The Cannabis Industry’s First Man Of Science

This Is The Story Of The DEA’s Fight With Hemp And CBD Oil That You Don’t Know

“Also, a funny story that takes a half-hour to tell so I won't tell it other than to say I attracted a cease and desist letter from the US Secret Service for stamping "I Grew Hemp" on all of the dollar bills coming out of George Washington's mouth,” recalled Joy Beckerman about her early days as an advocate for hemp.

Growlife CEO Marco Hegyi on marijuana stocks and why you should grow cannabis vertically

Before the recent uptick, the marijuana stock market ran quite cold over the first half of 2018, the result of a mixed bag of circumstance. Investors blamed everything from a market correction to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rescinding of the Cole Memo...