About Rachelle G

Rachelle is a Minneapolis-based freelance writer. She was the president of her college's chapter of Student for Sensible Drug Policy and spent 9 months working in Amsterdam. Follow Rachelle on Twitter @staygoldfonz

5 Amsterdam Coffeeshops You Can’t Miss

Amsterdam is known for its beautiful canals, bicycles, and incredible art museums. It’s also known for its dozens of coffeeshops, where people can purchase small amounts of cannabis or hashish for personal use. From multi-story establishments featuring vaporizer bars to tiny shops that offer a quick buzz and a coffee, Amsterdam has something for every [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Kentucky May Legalize Medical Marijuana

Legislation to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes has been introduced in the state of Kentucky. Senator Perry Clark, a Democrat from the city of Louisville, introduced The Cannabis Compassionate Act of 2017 with the intention of organizing a regulated system of marijuana dispensaries. The program would cover several ailments, including (but not [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Mexican Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Legislation

It looks like Mexico may be the next country to legalize the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The Mexican senate overwhelming approved the bill, first introduced by President Enrique Pena Nieto. It will now head to the lower house for approval before the measure becomes law. The bill would also allow for production of [...]

By | January 15th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Weed and Working Out – The Wonders of Cannabis and Exercise

Most people think of the typical pot smoker as a couch potato, eating junk food while watching reruns of Star Trek, but it turns out that even elite athletes enjoy cannabis from time to time. In fact, a recent study conducted by a team of researchers at Harvard Medical School found that marijuana use was [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Maui Dispensary Opens Cannabis Education Center

Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC, one of two marijuana dispensaries recently approved for operation in Maui County, has introduced their Cannabis Education Center to the community. The team at Pono Life Sciences designed the facility to inform interested citizens about their soon-to-open dispensary, how cannabis may help alleviate certain conditions, and how their business will [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Legal Weed in Massachusetts – What you need to Know

Recreational marijuana legalization is now underway in the state of Massachusetts, whose citizens voted in favor of the legislation in the most recent election. This is great news for cannabis fans on the East Coast, but things will not be perfect at first. Despite the fact that possession of marijuana is now allowed, licensed recreational [...]

By | January 7th, 2017|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Colorado Raked in Over $1 Billion in Legal Pot Sales in 2016

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has been even more lucrative than previously imagined. The pot industry in the state - which voted in favor of legalization in 2012 - brought in a whopping $1.1 billion in sales of both medical and recreational cannabis. According to the Denver Post, data from the state’s Department [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Cannabis Tourism – New Developments in Pot-Friendly Hospitality

There are now eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana, exciting pot smokers across the country. Thousands of people have flocked to these states in order to cash in on the so-called Green Rush. Not everyone is ready to uproot their lives and move however. Thus, pot tourism has been booming as the chance to [...]

By | December 25th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

CSU-Pueblo Opens Cannabis Research Institute

With marijuana now legal in some form in over half of the United States, the scientific community has seen substantial growth in cannabis research. Studies on the efficacy of medical marijuana on a variety of illnesses, as well as genetic research on the chemical makeup of cannabinoids and how they work helps us to understand [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Start-up Offers Plug and Plant Cannabis Cultivation

As more and more states legalize the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, technology in the space continues to develop. This is especially true in how the plant is grown. Previous generations grew pot outdoors, or inside using hydroponics - but these operations were typically large-scale and designed for high output. Now that nearly one-quarter [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

10 Different Jobs You Can Get in the Cannabis Industry

Marijuana is now legal for recreational or medical uses in 28 states plus the District of Columbia. This booming business is bringing in lots of cash - and lots of jobs. According to recent analysis, the cannabis industry could be worth a staggering $22 billion by 2020 and potentially create nearly 450,000 jobs. Want to [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

DEA: Cannabis Extracts are Schedule I Substances

In a surprise move, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) clarified its stance on cannabis extracts, maintaining that they are also considered Schedule I substances, alongside marijuana, LSD, heroin, and ecstasy. This includes the non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant known for its medicinal properties. The DEA quietly changed the current [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Steve Kerr – NBA Should Allow Medical Marijuana

Despite shifting opinions on marijuana in America, there is one area where pot is still definitely unaccepted - major league sports. The NFL, MLB, and NBA all have “substance abuse” policies outlawing any illicit drug use - even if it's legal to obtain in the athlete’s home state. And while some current and former professional [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

CBD Infused Beer is Latest Addition to Edibles Market

Ready to take that beer buzz to the next level? Coalition Brewing, a Portland, Oregon brewery, recently introduced their CBD-infused beer to masses. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive active ingredient in cannabis and is known for its medicinal properties. The folks at Coalition Brewery wanted to bring weed and beer together in a way [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Brewbudz introduces Cannabis Infused Coffee Pods

Fans of the traditional “wake and bake” will soon have an even more efficient way to achieve that morning buzz. San Diego-based company Brewbudz recently introduced plans to offer single-serve coffee pods infused with cannabinoids. The pods will work with Keurig and other one-cup coffee machines. “It’s an opportunity to bring together two different rituals [...]

By | December 18th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

10 Celebrities Who Toke That May Surprise You

There are a lot of famous stoners out there - stars like Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and even Whoopi Goldberg have been open about their pot use and even benefit financially from it. But it turns out that there are a lot more cannabis users in Hollywood than you would expect. Here’s our list of [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Medical Marijuana in Ireland

A recent study finds support for medical marijuana in Ireland is at an all-time high, with a whopping 92% of the country’s citizens in favor. Cannabis - both medical and recreational - has up until now remained illegal in Ireland, although that could change soon. The once staunchly-conservative republic is now poised relax its position [...]

By | December 17th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

10 Things to Stream When You’re High

If you’re like any typical weed smoker, you may find yourself aimlessly scrolling through Netflix, searching for the perfect viewing experience. Nothing too scary or dark - something that is light-hearted but not a romantic comedy. Something cool, funny, deep, smart, visually-stunning with cool music - why isn’t that a Netflix category? Stop what you’re [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Marijuana and Mental Health

Cannabis has long been used as a treatment for a variety of illness for centuries. From arthritis to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), medical marijuana offers relief to millions of patients across the world. As more states and countries legalize cannabis for recreational or medical purposes, research on the plant has also increased. A recent study [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Trailer Park Boys Introduce Line of Cannabis Products

After nearly 20 years of stoner antics on the small and big screens, the Trailer Park Boys are now in talks to enter the legal weed industry. TPB Productions, owned by actors Robb Wells, Jean-Paul Tremblay, and Mike Smith - better known as Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles - have announced a partnership with Moncton, New [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Medical Marijuana and Health Insurance – Will Patients Receive Coverage?

The rise in medical cannabis has led to much-needed relief for millions of Americans who are suffering from a long list of ailments. From cancer to PTSD to chronic pain, citizens in over half of all 50 states can now obtain medical marijuana in some way, shape or form. Despite the ability of doctors to [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

PTSD Approved for Minnesota Cannabis Program

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in Minnesota will soon be able to find relief in medical marijuana. The state’s Department of Health announced this week that it will be adding PTSD to its approved list of ailments that qualify for its medical cannabis program - one of the strictest in the nation among [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Cannabis “Tupperware” Parties

The number of Americans who regularly use marijuana has continued to rise over the last decade, thanks in part to the legalization of recreational cannabis in a number of states. The growing pot industry has attracted clientele of all ages, races, and demographics who may have been curious about weed but have been out of [...]

By | December 10th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

8 Celebrities You Think Get High But Don’t

There are a lot of famous stoner movie and TV characters out there who have seemingly made a career out of smoking pot on screen. From Cheech & Chong to the Trailer Park Boys, dozens of fictional and nonfictional folks alike have entertained the masses with their weed-fueled hilarity. But there are lots of perceived [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments

Making Cannabis Butter – Next Level Tips

Cannabis-infused edibles have been popular for hundreds of years. Queen Victoria of England was known for eating hash candies to ease menstrual cramps. The edibles game has come a long way since then and now consists of much more than basic brownies. Lollipops, milkshakes, truffles, pasta sauce, chili, and gummy worms are just some of [...]

By | December 9th, 2016|Blog, cannabis culture|0 Comments