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America's Whites-Only Weed Boom

Black Americans were disproportionately targeted in the "war on drugs." Now state laws and steep regulatory costs have left them far more likely to be shut out of America's profitable marijuana boom.

Amanda Chicago Lewis 3 years ago

Video: Seth Rogen Offers Tips On Getting Stoned

The notoriously pot-loving actor teamed up with Snoop Dogg's cannabis media network, Merry Jane, for a web series about, um, how to get high. Here is the first episode!

BuzzFeed 3 years ago

A Potentially Racist Drug Test Could Become Standard For Truckers

The trucking industry wants to use hair tests instead of urine tests to determine drug use among commercial truckers and bus drivers. But some experts say the tests are flawed and more likely to be contaminated by factors other than drug use, especially when testing black Americans.

Amanda Chicago Lewis 4 years ago

The Dark Side Of Medical Marijuana's Miracle Drug

Certain compounds in cannabis have serious medical potential for everyone from cancer patients to children suffering from seizures. But patients and parents have no way to distinguish the snake oil salesmen from the trustworthy companies.

Amanda Chicago Lewis 4 years ago

Aide To California Senate Leader Accepted Pot Gifts From Marijuana Lobbyist

A political adviser to California Senate Leader Kevin de León accepted vape pens and edibles from a marijuana industry lobbyist while talking about how to best convince de León to support a cannabis regulatory bill currently in the state Senate. Although the interaction was not illegal, ethics experts agree it violated the spirit of the law.

Amanda Chicago Lewis 4 years ago