Category Archives: Cannabis news

Our Newest Product: The Cannary Pouch Combo

We’re in the final stages of production of a couple of products that we’re very excited about: The Cannary Pouch and Lid’l Pipe. Last fall when Finch and his wife were packing for a trip and wanted to take along something to smoke, they realized they had nothing to carry it in except an old paper sack. So we designed a handsome leather pouch with separate pockets for a pipe and our stash. Continue reading

This 20-Year Marijuana Study Could Blaze a Trail That Supporters Have Been Waiting For

The decision to declassify marijuana as a schedule 1 drug has been supposedly held up due to a lack of good data regarding the health implications. (Of course for years the federal government did not allow marijuana to be grown so any testing has been difficult.) But a recent 20-year study in New Zealand may give our government the data it needs: “After controlling for a number of factors, including tobacco use, childhood health, and childhood socioeconomic status, researchers’ 20-year study came to an interesting conclusion — namely, that marijuana use only had a statistically significant adverse impact on periodontal health. In other words, marijuana had no negative impact on a dozen other health factors, including lung function, systemic inflammation, BMI, or metabolic health. ” Read the whole story here.

Weed is Winning: 4 Signs the Marijuana Business is Booming

Even though marijuana use is still illegal federally, there are surprising signs it’s going mainstream fast. “We’re witnessing the emergence of a business that is about to become a massive economic force,” said Chris Walsh, managing editor of Marijuana Business Daily. “These figures, which we deem conservative, show not only how important the industry already is to the U.S economy at large, but also how much more important it is about to become.” Read the whole article at Salon.

Can Branding Help Make Cannabis Legal Nationwide?

“The perception of marijuana has been distorted by misinformation from the government but bad branding, like tie dye, pot leaves, women in bikinis and bootleg images of Bob Marley plastered on bongs, has also done its share of damage to the image of product. Kennedy says the industry needs a handful of brands that inspire trust to fuel total legalization.” Read the full Inc. article here.

(We couldn’t agree more. That’s what Cedar & Finch is all about.)

Can the Cannabis ‘Nuns’ of California save Medical Marijuana?

“The stoner culture is kind of offensive to those of us who have held a pipe up to a shaking Parkinson’s patient, and seen how [with] one hit out of the pipe, his shakes can go away, and he can actually get up and make tea and act like a normal person.” Read about the “sisters” who aren’t nuns and their spiritual quest to legalize medical marijuana.

Book Review – WEED THE PEOPLE: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF LEGAL MARIJUANA

“Every year between 2005 and 2010, nearly 800,000 Americans were arrested on marijuana charges, most of them for possessing small amounts of marijuana. That was a threefold increase since the early 1990s. Those arrested and incarcerated were overwhelmingly black or Hispanic, and poor. By 2012, the United States imprisoned a greater percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. Louisiana’s rate of incarceration is five times as large as Iran’s.” So begins the Seattle Times’ review of WEED THE PEOPLE: THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF LEGAL MARIJUANA by Bruce Barcott. Read the entire review here.

NBC News: Marijuana May be Less Harmful Than Alcohol, Tobacco

Mainstream news sites are starting to report what most of us have known for some time, that cannabis is much safer than even legal alternatives. “The report, published in Scientific Reports at the end of January, compared the potential of death from the typical, recreational use of 10 drugs: marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine, diazepam, amphetamine and methadone. Marijuana was, by far, found to be the safest, even when compared to alcohol and cigarettes.” Get the whole story here.