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Max Savage Levenson

Max Savage Levenson likely has the lowest cannabis tolerance of any writer on the cannabis beat. He also writes about music for Pitchfork, Bandcamp and other bespectacled folk. He co-hosts The Hash podcast. His dream interview is Tyler the Creator.

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In the Midst of a CBD Craze, New York City Opens Its First CBD Cocktail Bar

Take a look inside Adriaen Block, a cocktail bar where CBD is artfully balanced with alcohol & provides a soothing, refreshing experience.

Max Savage Levenson - September 7, 2018

How Cannabis Fueled the Rise of Oakland Bluesman Fantastic Negrito

Grammy Award-winning Oakland blues musician Fantastic Negrito talks cannabis and Oakland before his 2018 album and tour launch.

Max Savage Levenson - June 19, 2018

Mac Miller’s Swimming: Is It Worth the High?

MC Mac Miller has made a point of embracing a more sophisticated style of hip-hop in his latest release, Swimming. But, is it worth the high?

Max Savage Levenson - August 16, 2018

Smoochy Woochy Poochy: The DEA’s 2018 Drug Slang Guide Is Next Level Wow

The DEA spared no expense in the crafting of their magnum opus. While the 2017 edition was little more than a seven page pamphlet, 2018’s clocks in at one hundred and twenty five pages. Which, for the record, is longer than Animal Farm.

Max Savage Levenson - July 25, 2018

Blaze’n’Plays Playlist: Sour Candy and Late-Summer Singalongs

Turn up the beat with Blaze'n'Plays eclectic mix that will keep your eardrums bumping as summer comes to a close. Sour Candy makes the perfect cannabis match to this fun-in-the-sun playlist.

Max Savage Levenson - August 31, 2018

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New York drops legalization from budget, likely ending 2020 push

It was looking good until COVID-19 hit, diverting the energy of Gov. Cuomo and legislators. "Too much, too little time," said Cuomo.

Max Savage Levenson - April 1, 2020

Boston’s first cannabis store set to open Monday

Pure Oasis in Dorchester is the first shop within the city limits—and the state's first Economic Empowerment store.

Max Savage Levenson - March 8, 2020

Can New York’s updated legalization bill finally make it over the finish line?

New York legislators are optimistic that they can pass come to an agreement about recreational cannabis legislation, but not everyone is certain.

Max Savage Levenson - February 4, 2020

South Dakota voters will face double-legalization ballot in November

In a historic first, South Dakota residents will vote on adult-use and medical marijuana in separate measures.

Max Savage Levenson - January 7, 2020

NJ Governor Vetoes Cannabis Expungement, Calls for Stronger Bill

Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed parts of a bill to expunge low-level cannabis convictions, arguing they didn’t do enough to address the ravages of the drug war.

Max Savage Levenson - August 27, 2019

American Bar Association Tells Feds: Let States Legalize Cannabis

The nation's largest legal organization embraces a policy that would put the federal government out of the prohibition business.

Max Savage Levenson - August 14, 2019

Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

Sanders, a longtime legalization advocate, said that as president, he would bypass partisan bickering in Congress and legalize cannabis through an executive order.

Max Savage Levenson - August 8, 2019

Cannabis Legalization Leaders Weigh 2019’s Wins and Losses

Illinois legalized, New York decriminalized, and presidential candidates rejected prohibition. Now reform groups are eyeing the South, the Midwest, and Arizona in 2020.

Max Savage Levenson - August 7, 2019