The Award-Winning Gentleman Toker!

RECOGNITION! Washingtonian Magazine has named yours truly one of the “Best of DC” for my keen canna-reporting. “Best Local Weed Columnist” wasn’t even a thing before me, but I’m so good, they made me a category. HOT DAMN, BABY! Now I’m the “Award-Winning” Gentleman Toker. Hahahaha! Here’s some other NEWS…

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Women Grow Leadership Summit!

WOMEN GROW 2019 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT COMES TO WASHINGTON, D.C. ON JUNE 7-8, 2019 Capitol Hill Plays Host to the Largest Woman-Focused Cannabis Industry Event Of Its Kind in the World! NEW YORK, NY — Celebrating its sixth year “connecting, educating and empowering” leaders in the cannabis and hemp industry, Women…

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Maryland Legalizes Edibles

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Maryland Edibles are finally coming to Maryland. Gov Hogan just signed off, which means the race is on, baby! Cookies, brownies, gummies, probably some healthy options in there, too, why not? We already had ingestibles, some of which are pretty decent, but maybe it’ll…

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Bowser to End DC Gifting

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Washington DC Mayor Bowser has unveiled her long-rumored plan to move forward with legal recreational marijuana sales for the District despite Congressional interference. Lots of interesting details in the WTOP summary, including: five classes of licenses: cultivator, manufacturer, distributor, off-premise retailer and testing facility…

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Reefer Madness 2.0

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Maryland Last week, a neuroscientist’s Op-Ed was published in the Baltimore Sun warning against marijuana legalization while they continue to study it. She cited a recent study that found cannabis can cause paranoia, delusion, and schizophrenia in those genetically predisposed. This week, the Sun published a…

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VA Continues to Prosecute Marijuana Offenses

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Virginia After Portsmouth prosecutors announced they were going to drop misdemeanor marijuana possession cases, district attorneys for Richmond & other counties announced their intention to keep the status quo. “I think it’s a complex issue and each locality has to do whatever reflects…

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Maryland vs Big Canna

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Maryland Maryland cracks me up, man. After all their “oh, we gotta hold off on implementing the law that voters approved so we can study other state’s programs” for years the Commission admits they were blindsided by the proliferation of management agreements between multi-state…

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National Cannabis Festival Is Back!

National Cannabis Festival is the District’s biggest weed event, bar none. Now in its fourth year, the event is legit! What else are you gonna do on 4/20, baby? Paint your toenails? Well, alright, book me a pedi too. But then we’re going to NCF! You’ll get to meet and…

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Grow Licenses Available in Maryland!

Here’s your week in DMV weed news! Maryland Maryland is granting more medical marijuana business licenses y’all!!! They’ve already given Harvest their own processing license and approved 6 more dispensaries. But they’re adding 4 more grower licenses and 10 more processor licenses! The deadline to apply is May 24th. “The…

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Getting to Know the 5 Licensed VA Dispensaries

Welcome back, folks! Who’s ready to learn more about the five companies who were awarded licenses to print money uhhh I mean, grow weed for Virginia’s medical marijuana program? Each awardee will be a completely vertical operation. That means they’ll grow their own cannabis, process the CBD and THCa themselves,…

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Beware Fake Vape Cartridges in Washington DC

In Washington, DC and other gray or black markets, many vape cartridges available are from brands that have been heavily compromised by counterfeits or are presented in packaging that looks like it came from a legitimate California dispensary, but the brands don’t actually exist. FYI you can skip the article…

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Hidden Leaf DC Expands to NYC!

Skywalker Weed Marijuana DC OG Hidden Leaf

Positively jubilant news, my pernicious pack of phantasmic piranha! Hidden Leaf DC has expanded and is now available in NYC! Whether you’re roaming the Nation’s Capital or the Big Apple, the jonin of the Hidden Leaf are holding you down with high quality buds like the classic Skywalker OG flowers…

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METRC Outages Continue to Fail Maryland Medical Cannabis Patients

So I waaaaaaas gonna write a third review in a row for my pretty duckies, but we have a more pressing concern, which is that METRC is doing an absolute shit job of maintaining their seed-to-sale tracking system in Maryland, which is required by law for medical marijuana dispensaries to…

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DC Medical Marijuana Dispensary Restriction Lifted!

Okay, this is Part 1 of the exciting changes coming to Washington DC’s medical marijuana program. As of yesterday (see my News page), the District’s medical marijuana patients are no longer limited to the dispensary printed on their card. That’s right, you can just walk right in to any of…

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DCMJ/DCCBA Weed Giveaway Tomorrow!

DCMJ, if you’re unfamiliar, was the driving force behind Initiative 71, the District law that allows for growing, possession, and sharing of ganja. In the post-I71 blissful chaosalypse, they continue their important work to advance the rights of cannabis enthusiasts and medical patients alike. DCCBA is one of the business…

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DC Board of Elections Meeting for Retail Cannabis Sales

Quick recap of the DC Board of Elections public hearing with regards to the Retail Cannabis Sales initiative today. This dude Assar Mustafa (probably spelled wrong, apologies) got an Initiative to the point of the BOE considering whether it could be on the ballot and from my understanding, it had…

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POLICE RAID DC MARIJUANA POP-UP EVENTS

EDIT: I’ve seen a screenshot circulating that states only two events were raided, no arrests were made, and the reason is that vendors had “in plain view, marijuana that was clearly in excess of two ounces, at both locations. The marijuana was confiscated.” Here’s the link. Pop-up events have continued…

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The RISE of Silver Spring’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary!

Yesterday, your Gentleman, along with a small crowd of enthusiasts, industry insiders, and media attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Silver Spring’s first medical marijuana dispensary, RISE. Andy Grossman, one of the partners that owns RISE, led with a short speech thanking Montgomery County and the Silver Spring community for their…

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Maryland Cannabis Dispensary License Awardees Announced!

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission has announced the companies that have been awarded Stage One license pre-approvals to run a medical marijuana dispensary (thanks for the heads up, Maryland NORML!). From here, the 102 dispensary entities enter Phase 2 and have to go through criminal background checks, financial verification, etc.…

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DCMJ March of the Clones

That’s my favorite sign from Saturday’s March of the Clones protest, but the level of art production that went into this thing was really astounding, most especially the Carbonite version of artist Mike Flugennock’s Obama. You can find more on DCMJ’s Twitter feed, if you’re so inclined. I really should…

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Kashmir Red- Unboxing VIDEO (Abatin Wellness)

My latest video, courtesy of Capital Canna News!  Go on and take a gander at Abatin Wellness’ luxury cannabis line, Kashmir!  This is the first part, there’s more to come.  While I’m not a fan of “luxury” medical cannabis that costs $75 for 3.7g, the quality is simply undeniable.  The high is complex- a Herer-esque heightened sense of mental focus, uplifting, and a solid Skunk mental wall.  I really love this as medicine.