Chem Tales

‘Dinner Is Dope’ = Food, Cannabis, and Community

Cooking with cannabis-infused oils has never been more popular, but “Hawaii” Mike…

Chem Tales: What Happens Now That Prop. 64 Has Passed?

On Nov. 8, 2016, California voters approved Proposition 64, legalizing the recreational…

Chem Tales: A Pot-Based Drug Could Treat Addiction to Nicotine

Every day, the uses for cannabidiol, better known as CBD, continue to…

Chem Tales: Max Simon’s Fight to Bring Cannabis Into the Mainstream

Like many key figures in the cannabis industry, Max Simon was a…

Chem Tales: Some Growers Are Still Unsure About Prop. 64

One striking aspect of Proposition 64 — also known as the Adult…

Chem Tales: Pro-Weed Ads Fail to Make Their Case

In my last column, I looked at some of the ads that…

Chem Tales: Arguments Against Legalizing

Pity the modern prohibitionist. For almost a century, a pot prohibitionist could…

Chem Tales: ‘High Culture’ Has a New Meaning

Once a season, Mason Jar’s Kendal Norris hosts elaborate parties for adults…

Chem Tales: What Will the Bayer-Monsanto Merger Mean for Cannabis?

In mid-September, the giant German chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer agreed to…

Chem Tales: Abuse Is Rampant Among Pot Growers

Earlier this month, the East Bay-based Center for Investigative Reporting published a…