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Conservative New York politician calls Lady Gaga a ‘slut’ for smoking weed

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro says that pop star Lady Gaga is a “slut” who is influencing children by publicly using marijuana. During a Monday event to promote the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initiative program, the Conservative Party of New York politician lashed out at Lady Gaga for recently…

Warren backs medical marijuana ‘with the right restrictions’

Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren (D) said Monday that she favors legalizing medical marijuana, provided the law has “the right restrictions” to prevent people who aren’t actually sick from getting the drug. Speaking with Boston talk radio station WTKK-FM, Warren recalled holding her father’s hand as he died from cancer…

Fiona Apple facing up to 10 years in jail over Texas marijuana bust

Singer Fiona Apple may face serious jail time in Texas thanks to a state law that classifies possession of any amount of hashish, no matter how small, as a third-degree felony. In Texas, a third-degree felony is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or no less than two,…

Former law enforcement officials endorse Colorado marijuana legalization

A handful of former law enforcement officials said Thursday that they hope Colorado votes this November to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. The signatories to an open letter in support of Colorado’s Amendment 64 ballot initiative included former police officers, former judges and even a former Colorado assistant…

Singer Fiona Apple busted for marijuana in Texas: report

Singer Fiona Apple was arrested Wednesday and is currently being held in a Texas jail after allegedly being caught with marijuana, a published report said Thursday morning. Apple was on her way to a Friday show in Houston when she was pulled over in Hudspeth County, a notorious west Texas…

Uruguay takes ‘war on drugs’ in new direction: state monopoly over the production and distribution of marijuana

Uruguay takes ‘war on drugs’ in new direction: The state as dealer Uruguay has long been at the vanguard of social reform in Latin America. Today, it is on the verge of passing into law one of its most radical ideas yet. The Broad Front – the center-left coalition that…

Lady Gaga smokes marijuana on stage

U.S. pop singer Lady Gaga asked a crowd in Amsterdam on Tuesday night if anyone had any marijuana. After a nameless member of the audience obliged, she held a joint aloft, placed it in her mouth and happily puffed away. “Does anyone have any weed?” Gaga asked after a frenzied…

Paul Ryan’s campaign immediately retracts candidate’s support for medical marijuana

Campaign aides for Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) busied themselves this weekend with telling reporters that the candidate “agrees with Mitt Romney” on keeping marijuana illegal, despite him telling a Colorado television station that he supports letting states flout federal laws on medical marijuana. Romney said earlier this…

Survey finds potential link between marijuana and testicular cancer

The use of marijuana in young adulthood might increase the risk of testicular cancer, researchers at the University of Southern California said in a study published by the medical journal Cancer on Monday. No tests were carried out to determine whether marijuana use actually causes cancerous growths, but the study…

VP candidate Paul Ryan: States should decide medical marijuana laws for themselves

In a pre-taped interview based on questions submitted by viewers of KRDO in Colorado Springs, Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (WI) endorsed the view that states — like Colorado — should be able to decide their own laws on medical marijuana. Anchor Eric Singer asked Ryan, “In Colorado…

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