Brendan Bures

Brendan Bures is the Culture Editor at The Fresh Toast. He has written for ESPN’s The Undefeated, ATTN:, The Orlando Sentinel, NCAA.com, SBNation, and The Tallahassee Democrat, covering stories as varied as Florida State’s 2013 championship, OutKast’s ATLiens, and the pitfalls of celebrity’s social media. Previously, Brendan worked at Turner Sports as a desk editor for their collegiate sports department and served as Writing and Research Fellow for HRDCVR Magazine. There he spearheaded social media initiatives and led production of the HRDlist, a newsletter featuring diverse and important voices across multimedia channels. His work has also been recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press.

Author’s recent posts:

Marijuana Testing Is Shifting In College Football For The Better

From the outside looking in, college football players suffer the harshest drug testing for marijuana when it comes to the top sports leagues in the country. But the collegiate sport is unlike any other because of which institutions actually hold power when it comes to handing out punishments.

Michigan Isn’t As Pro-Marijuana As We Thought

Throughout the buildup to the mid-term elections, it appeared that Michigan was poised to become the first state in the Midwest and the 10th state nationwide to legalize recreational marijuana.

This Marijuana Stock Is Beloved By Millennials

Millennials have an interesting relationship with investing and the stock market, thanks to the 2008 housing crisis.

Jay-Z Thinks This Prank Video Is Will Smith’s Best Work Ever

Will Smith isn’t a celebrity prone to giving discursive, wide-ranging interviews. So when one happens, it’s worth tuning in to hear the megastar’s thoughts and opinions.

Snoop Dogg Invests $10M In UK Weed Firm, With Assist From Patrick Stewart

When any venture capital firm invests $10 million into an enterprising company, it’s worth paying attention to.

Does Cannabis Legislation Represent The Return Of American Federalism?

The STATES Act—which stands for Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States—could provide a federal solution to marijuana. Introduced by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Gardner, the potential bill would allow states to enact and regulate cannabis regulation free from federal overreach.

Joe Rogan Gets Heated With Ted Nugent Over Marijuana Usage

To label Ted Nugent’s political opinions as “controversial” would be underselling the point. He is,...

Neuroscientists Claims ‘Vitamin Weed’ Slows Aging Process

Dr. Michelle Ross served as a drug researcher for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, but transformed into a medical marijuana advocate after her frustration mounted from the giant gap in education when it came to the endocannabinoid system.

State Democrats Turning Cannabis Legalization Into Party Platform

Recently, state chapters of national political parties have used marijuana to advance their agenda by making marijuana legalization as part of their party platform.

Minneapolis Mayor Wants In On Marijuana Legalization

Many Canadians and cannabis activists were enthused last week when Canada officially legalized recreational marijuana on the federal level. But included in that wave of excitement was none other than Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.