DTC Brands Doing Incredible Numbers on Shopify, Says COO

Direct to consumer brands are doing incredible numbers on Shopify, says Shopify COO Harley Finkelstein. He says that Kylie Jenner has generated almost a billion dollars in sales on the platform and many other influencers such as Kanye West, Drake, and most recently Tom Brady and also doing very well.

Cannabis Triple Venti at Starbucks?

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson says that cannabis-infused beverages are not on the roadmap. However, he seems open to that possibility in the future. “You can’t get a cannabis triple venti today. There are a lot of issues that we would have to think through on that. Right now that’s not on the roadmap. But we are mindful of the trends.”

Even Just on the Medical Side, There’s Big Business in Pot

There’s a big business to be built just on the medical side of legal marijuana says legendary technology investor Geoff Lewis. Lewis was an early investor in Tilray which recently had a hugely successful IPO of which he was pleasantly surprised.

Morgan Freeman Says: Legalize It, Sonny!

Morgan Freeman is saying what everybody else has been thinking: Marijuana is illegal, federally. Alcohol is not. And one of those is bullshit. The Daily Beast spoke to Morgan Freeman recently and the topic of his marijuana use came up.…

Roseanne Barr Losing Her Eyesight, Touts Benefits of Marijuana

Roseanne Barr of the hit TV sitcom Roseanne and a judge on last season’s Last Comic Standing, is going blind. The 62-year-old announced at the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday that “her vision is closing in.” “I have macular degeneration…

Alexis Bortell: Texas 9-Year-Old Uses Marijuana To Cure Seizures

Young Alexis Bortell is taking on Texas in her bid to legalize medical marijuana. The 9-year-old from Dallas started having seizures at the age of 7 and was eventually diagnosed with epilepsy. Her doctors initially prescribed medication but it didn’t…

Willie Nelson Pot Stores Will Be “the Anti-Walmart”

Willie Nelson smokes pot. Well technically, Willie Nelson probably vapes pot more often nowadays. That’s what he was doing when James Joiner sat down with him during the SXSW madness in Austin. Joiner filed his story about Willie Nelson’s huge…

Marijuana Legalization Was Facebook’s Most-Discussed Topic on Election Day

On Election Day, with hotly contested House, Senate, and Gubernatorial races happening all over the country, social media chatter was turned up to 11. According to Facebook, Tuesday’s midterm elections saw 85 million interactions (posts, likes, and comments) from 27…

Kathy Bates Outs Susan Sarandon As A Pothead On TV

On the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live, Kathy Bates was asked a series of tricky questions and may have bitten off more than she could chew. One of the questions Bates was asked by host Andy Cohen caused…

Jackie Chan Wants Media To Stop Making False Reports About His Imprisoned Son

At a press conference for his new movie Skiptrace, Jackie Chan was recently asked about his son Jaycee Chan, who was arrested on drug charges by the Chinese government in August. The elder Chan told reporters on Thursday, October 23,…