Chase Scheinbaum
Chase Scheinbaum is a journalist who has written about rosin for Bloomberg Businessweek and about other things for Village Voice, Men's Journal, Thrillist, Backpacker, and other publications. He’s a writer-at-large for The Inertia and Fatherly. His superpower is speaking Danish.
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Why Cannabis and Cryptocurrency Have Yet to Hit It Off

It might seem a match made in heaven: cash-flush industry rejected by banks meets untraceable monetary system. So why is business still done in cash?

With Plans to Sell CBD Nationwide, Lucky’s Market Charts Legal Gray Area

“This is just about the grayest of gray areas as far as federal law and policy,” said Vincent Sliwoski, a cannabis attorney and law professor. “I think the DEA’s even confused about it.”

San Diego DA’s Exit is a Celebration for All, Especially Cannabis Advocates

Legalization advocates (and a jazz band) gathered in San Diego to celebrate the departure of DA Bonnie Dumanis, who took a harsh stance on cannabis.

Walmart Is Selling a $299 Cannabis Rosin Press, So We Bought One

Alongside its virtual aisles of firearms and Febreze, the world’s largest retailer just added a rosin press.

Why Did San Diego Declare War on Med-West?

The odd timing of felony charges against owner James Slatic and his lawyer have raised questions in San Diego of whether the business was unfairly targeted.

San Diego DA Files Felony Charges Over Cannabis Extraction

The criminal complaint against James Slatic charges the former Med-West owner with multiple felonies, including money laundering and manufacturing a controlled substance.

With Big Banks Absent, IRS Gears up for Flood of Tax Cash

For cannabis businesses looking to make timely payments to the tax man, a new program is a welcome gesture—even if it won’t actually help many people.

Cities Swap SWAT-Style Dispensary Raids for Softer Approach

Increasingly, authorities who turn up at cannabis raids are more likely to be armed with clipboards than submachine guns. What changed?

I Tried to Buy ‘Prop. 64 Friendly’ Cannabis in California. Here’s What Happened.

Do dispensaries still gave a damn about a doctor’s note now that Prop. 64 has passed? I dropped in with just some cash and my driver’s license to find out.

PotCoin: Can the Cryptocurrency for Cannabis Live up to Its Hype?

PotCoin promises to bring convenient, anonymous purchases to the legal cannabis market. But can it deliver?

MyDx Analyzer: A Cannabis Testing Lab That Can Fit in Your Back Pocket

For less than $1,000, just about anyone can test cannabis for cannabinoids, terpenes, solvents, pesticides, and other contaminants.