Brendan Bures

Brendan Bures is the Culture Editor at The Fresh Toast.

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Bernie Sanders Blasts War On Drugs And Emphasizes Need For Marijuana Reform In 2020

Bernie Sanders was adamant about the need to end the War on Drugs, believing marijuana legalization could go a long way to fixing the disparities that currently exist in the criminal justice system.

Hawaii Once Again Says No To Recreational Marijuana

Hawaii Senate Majority Leader J. Kalani English’s recreational marijuana bill died over the weekend as it missed a key deadline, despite serious support for the legislation from Democrats.

Cory Booker Is Once Again Trying To Legalize Marijuana At The Federal Level

The 2020 presidential hopeful introduced the Marijuana Justice Act back in 2017, but it never made it out of the Senate. The bill would reschedule cannabis and legalize it at the federal level.

Martha Stewart Officially Enters The Marijuana Market

Canopy Growth has brought on Martha Stewart as an adviser to develop a “a broad new line” of products for both humans and animals.

4 Biggest Former Pro Athletes Involved In The Marijuana Business

Shifting cultural attitudes and pro athletes advocating cannabis have made it easier for many former sports stars to go green over the past few years.

Marijuana Study: THC Could Have More Medical Value Than CBD

A study published in the Scientific Reports journal found that THC displayed the “strongest correlation with therapeutic relief, compared to the more socially acceptable chemical found in cannabis, CBD (cannabinol).”

Weiner Turned Weeder: Former Congressman Ditches Politics For Cannabis

Anthony Weiner was seen around New York meeting with a potential investor for his future marijuana business, though the registered sex offender might run into legal complications.

WATCH: This Bella Thorne Marijuana Commercial Was Denied By The Oscars

Lowell Herb Co. says the ad would’ve cost around $2 million to air during the Oscars telecast, similar to the ad cost of a Super Bowl commercial, though the ad was ultimately rejected by ABC.

Trump Blasted Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Obsession Behind Closed Doors

Donald Trump privately pushed back against the former Attorney General after rescinding the Cole Memo, telling Cory Gardner that '[Sessions] needs to stop this.'

Weed Is ‘The New Normal’ In Spike Jonze’s MedMen Commercial

In collaboration with cannabis dispensary retailer MedMen, director Spike Jonze released a two-minute commercial starring Jesse Williams that spans the history of marijuana in America.