Colorado Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensaries Reopen For In-Store Purchases • High Times

Colorado regulators have now decided that the state’s recreational marijuana dispensaries can reopen, following a previous order that limited the retailers to curbside pickup. The executive order for nonessential businesses to close was originally issued by Gov. Jared Polis on March 22 in an attempt to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic that […]

People Need Weed, But Stores Can’t Get Federal Funding in a Crisis

Despite the fact that pot is probably putting more than its share of the nation’s psychological wellbeing on its back, the federal government doesn’t seem to be willing to offer legal weed an equal measure of support. The Small Business Association stated last week via Twitter that cannabis businesses will remain ineligible to receive any […]

A Court Just Let Texas Ban Abortions Due to Coronavirus

Just a day after a judge ordered Texas to stop using the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to restrict abortion access, a U.S. appeals court has temporarily halted that order — allowing the state to once again limit abortions. Over the last few weeks, as public officials across the U.S. moved to shutter businesses and […]

Idaho Governor Signs 2 Bills into Law Denying Trans People Basic Rights

Idaho is facing a pair of lawsuits after its governor signed two of the nation’s harshest anti-transgender bills into law. On Monday, Republican Gov. Brad Little approved two bills that had been met with widespread opposition. House Bill 500 bans transgender girls from playing on school sports teams in alignment with their gender identity, while […]

NYPD Busts Illegal Speakeasy During Quarantine, But There May Be Others

During one 24-hour period over the weekend, New York Police Department officers visited 7,667 bars and restaurants in all five boroughs of the city, and noted that 5,867 of them were closed. Presumably 1,799 of the remaining 1,800 were open and in compliance with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s emergency executive order, which limits restaurants and […]

Jonathan Kite Doesn’t Want Art to Be Dead • High Times

W hen Jonathan Kite and I connect by phone, his early morning energy is lively. “I drink so much fucking coffee,” he quips, and says coffee aids his creativity. Creativity seems to be floating around the Kite family DNA: in addition to Jonathan’s successful acting career, his cousin – Jeff Kite – is a well […]

New York City Has Released 900 Inmates Over Coronavirus Fears

New York City has released 900 people from its jails in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus among inmates. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Tuesday afternoon came amid growing numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in guards and detainees at Rikers Island, the city’s most notorious jail, with a reputation for abuse and neglect […]

Resident Evil 3 Might Be Mediocre, But RE 5 Reminds Us It Could Be Worse

During our discussions of Resident Evil 3 remake on this week’s Waypoint Radio, we take a look back at the response to N’Gai Croals critique of Resident Evil 5’s announcement trailer, and the backlash it received. The conversation reminds us that hiring people from marginalized backgrounds isn’t the end of a discussion, but the start […]

Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police

Two U.S. states — Alabama and Massachusetts — have begun providing the addresses of those known to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to police in a bid to contain the spread and protect first-responders who might answer a call where a coronavirus sufferer is involved. Alabama began providing the addresses — but not names — […]

Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Will Not Happen in New York This Year • High Times

New Yorkers will likely have to wait another year before getting legal weed. The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, said Tuesday that legalization for recreational marijuana use will not be included in this year’s budget deal.  “Not likely,” the Democrat said at a press briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic. “Too much, too little time.” Cuomo had […]