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Were Bootleggers Released When Prohibition Ended?

Were Bootleggers Released When Prohibition Ended?

In 2012, Americans were surprised to see the first legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. In the years that followed, a handful of states followed suit, including Alaska and Oregon, in 2014. And on Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts all voted in favor of legalized use, sale, and consumption of […]

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Why You Couldn’t See a Liquor Ad on TV For Half of the 20th Century

Why You Couldn’t See a Liquor Ad on TV For Half of the 20th Century

Picture this: It’s a weeknight evening after a long day at work. You come home, order some take-out, and fall back onto the couch for some late-night entertainment. The commercial break begins and a Bud Light advertisement appears, followed by a Jim Beam commercial. You think nothing of it — they’re just promotional ads. But one […]

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Is It Legal For A Bar To Charge Your Credit Card An Extra 18% If You Forget It?

Is It Legal For A Bar To Charge Your Credit Card An Extra 18% If You Forget It?

Forgetting your card at the bar sucks. You’re stranded without money until the bar opens the next day, you have to trek all the way back and, on top of the associated humility, there’s the kick-you-while-you’re-down overnight charge added on to your bill. You might feel helpless. You might have heated thoughts of bucking the […]

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Can Marijuana Express Terroir?

Can Marijuana Express Terroir?

Wine, Star Wars and cannabis — these are a few of my favorite things. So when I found out there is a movement in Mendocino County, California to create cannabis appellations, not unlike wine appellations, I was naturally drawn to the idea, like a bee to pollen. But, does cannabis express terroir in the same […]

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