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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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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

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

Montana proposes absurd restrictions to its erratic medical program

While advocates for legalization in Arizona have already collected more than enough signatures to ensure that the Smart and Safe Act, a statewide recreational marijuana legalization measure, will be eligible for the state ballot this November, their anticipated victory is bittersweet. Mikel Weisser, the director of Arizona NORML and a veteran activist who played an […]

Max Savage Levenson - March 4, 2020

Despite widespread decriminalization ordinances, marijuana arrests have risen across Pennsylvania

While advocates for legalization in Arizona have already collected more than enough signatures to ensure that the Smart and Safe Act, a statewide recreational marijuana legalization measure, will be eligible for the state ballot this November, their anticipated victory is bittersweet. Mikel Weisser, the director of Arizona NORML and a veteran activist who played an […]

Max Savage Levenson - February 20, 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