S 02, Ep. 17: He teaches cannabis cooking classes; He reviews vaporizers

Featured guests: Cannabis chef Scott Durrah and Cannabist vape critic Ben Livingston.

LOTS TO TALK ABOUT

•  There’s a dirty little secret the vaporizer industry doesn’t want you to know about.

•  If you’re in the market for a new vape, our vape critic has recommendations on how to get the most bang for your buck.

•  When cooking with cannabis, the strain matters — both for the high and the flavor. It’s important to look at herb as another culinary herb.

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TOP MARIJUANA NEWS

Essential info on Puerto Rico’s fast-moving medical pot plans: The timing and ease of how medical marijuana policies are adopted vary greatly across the United States — in Hawaii, the first legal dispensaries are preparing to open 16 years after the state passed its law; in Montana, efforts are underway to undo its medical cannabis regulations. But in one pocket of the nation, a medical marijuana industry is quickly being constructed with little fanfare. Find out what makes Puerto Rico’s plans different. –Report by The Cannabist’s Alicia Wallace

Why many in law enforcement oppose California’s Proposition 64: A growing number of Southern California law enforcement organizations and leaders are voicing objections to a state ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana, saying it would make the state less safe. “I’m vehemently opposed to it,” Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said. “I think that it would be a terrible move for California to make.” San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos said the initiative to legalize marijuana “will do nothing to curb black-market activity in California.” He is one of several police officials who is actively opposing the measure, a group that includes the Riverside Sheriffs’ Association, the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs and the California Police Chiefs Association. –Report by The Orange County Register’s Brooke Edwards Staggs

POT QUIZ

Test your current-events knowledge about a questionable state-commissioned study about marijuana, a Southern state nixing a 2018 initiative legalizing cannabis, a little-known U.S. territory pushing to vote on adult-use legalization and more.

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