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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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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

Holy Crapo! Cannabis Banking Reform Makes Surprise Headway

Sen. Mike Crapo, the Senate banking committee chair, signals an openness to cannabis financial reform.

Max Savage Levenson - August 5, 2019

The Massachusetts cannabis market is booming—thanks to New York

A cannabis retailer near the Massachusetts–New York border says New Yorkers make up more than half of its customers. Other shops are seeing similar patterns.

Max Savage Levenson - July 31, 2019

Montana preps for big change in cannabis rules

A new law will let patients purchase from any dispensary in the state—but not until 2020.

Max Savage Levenson - July 11, 2019

Here’s where the 2020 presidential candidates stand on cannabis

From Trump to Warren, Booker to Biden: We checked the receipts to bring you each candidate's policy and record on legalization.

Max Savage Levenson - June 26, 2019

Will New York’s New Decriminalization Measure Do Any Good?

Critics say the decriminalization measure won't do enough to combat racial disparities in cannabis arrests. Even the bill’s proponents admit it isn’t everything they wanted.

Max Savage Levenson - June 21, 2019

New York’s Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill Is Dead

After a dramatic week of New York’s legislative session, the adult-use cannabis bill is dead. Read how the Democratic supermajority struggled to get it passed.

Max Savage Levenson - June 19, 2019