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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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Arizona, Nebraska advocates turn in signatures to put legalization on the ballot

Statewide initiatives would legalize adult-use cannabis in Arizona, and medical marijuana in Nebraska.

Max Savage Levenson - July 3, 2020

Oregon could decriminalize all drugs in November election

The nation's most wide-ranging drug reform measure secures a spot on the ballot.

Max Savage Levenson - July 2, 2020

Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect today

Possession of up to one ounce is now just a $25 fine, and medical dispensaries should open later this year.

Max Savage Levenson - July 1, 2020

Nebraskans hustle to get medical legalization on ballot, with July 3 deadline

When the state reopened in May, advocates scrambled to get signatures. They'll need 130,000 by July 3.

Max Savage Levenson - June 17, 2020

Montana patients will be free to shop at any dispensary starting Tuesday

The policy of 'tethering,' which limited patients to a single dispensary, will end on June 2.

Max Savage Levenson - June 1, 2020

As legalization heads to the ballot, Arizona mourns a beloved leader

Mikel Weisser moved mountains to end prohibition in Arizona. It'll have to happen without him.

Max Savage Levenson - May 26, 2020

Massachusetts marijuana stores to reopen on Monday

It's curbside pickup only, so order online and be kind: Wear a mask to protect your budtender.

Max Savage Levenson - May 19, 2020

Montana’s legalization campaign hits the streets, safely distanced

Using masks, gloves, and a disposable pens, New Approach Montana has until June 19 to make the ballot.

Max Savage Levenson - May 11, 2020

Montana judge won’t allow e-signatures for legalization initiative

The decision doesn't kill the adult-use campaign, just makes it tougher to meet the June 19 deadline.

Max Savage Levenson - April 30, 2020

These groups are greening up the cannabis industry

Indoor grows can be energy hogs. These industry leaders are finding new ways to save the Earth—and save farmers money.

Max Savage Levenson - April 22, 2020