.Dan Mitchell

Mar 9, 2022

Same Same

On its website, San Francisco-based Pax Labs, a pioneer of cannabis vaping products, has devoted a page to explaining the differences between the indica...
Mar 2, 2022

Joint Efforts

In 2010, I launched a cannabis blog for Slate’s business-news site, unfortunately called The Big Money. It was named after a 1936 novel by...
Feb 23, 2022

Sin Tax

In fighting for the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016, advocates of legal cannabis issued no warnings about how overtaxation could stifle the legal...
Feb 16, 2022

An Odd Space

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer last week unveiled his timeline for debating a bill to legalize cannabis. His efforts, along with those of Democrat...
Feb 9, 2022


If it seems ludicrous that Congress is debating bills to enable the cannabis industry to do business, and to regulate it—all while even simple...
Jul 14, 2021

Pot Shots: Packaging and Label Regulations Pose a New Set of Problems

When California cannabis companies prepare to go to market with a new product, they often run their label designs past a lawyer. And if...
Jul 7, 2021

Pot Shots: Will Cannabis Still Be Essential Post-Pandemic?

At the beginning of 2020, California’s legal-pot industry, struggling to stabilize itself amid a sea of confusion and often-onerous regulations, high taxes, a burgeoning...
Jun 30, 2021

Pot Shots: Cannabis Legalization More Popular Than Ever Despite Roadblocks

The country as a whole has made up its mind about cannabis: the broad consensus is that it should be legal at the federal...

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