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New York law stubs out synthetic marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, which is sold openly in shops and gives smokers a high, was banned Thursday across New York after being linked to serious health risks. It will be no more “Mr Nice Guy,” or “Smiley Dog,” “Spice,” “Galaxy Gold” or any other brands of the fake pot, which until…

Two ninjas rob medical marijuana from driver

A man delivering medical marijuana in West Covina, California claimed that two ninjas attacked and robbed him Friday evening, according to The San Gabriel Valley. West Covina Police Lieutenant Alan Henley described what the man told authorities. “As he was going back to his vehicle, he was approached by two…

Weed workers join labor union as Los Angeles weighs pot shop ban

The City of Los Angeles won’t be banning marijuana dispensaries any time soon, if the United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) gets its way. That’s because workers at 14 of the city’s pot shops have all banded together and formed the “medical cannabis and hemp division” of Los Angeles…

New Zealand police seize marijuana vending machine

WELLINGTON — New Zealand police said Friday that they seized a marijuana vending machine during a raid on a “cannabis club” in Auckland which campaigns for the drug’s legalisation. The vending machine at The Daktory in suburban New Lynn had been set up to dispense one gram (0.035 ounce) bags…

Postal workers find 11 pounds of pot headed to N.Y. publishing house

A large shipment of marijuana was intercepted on its way to a publishing house in New York City after postal workers in California detected a “suspicious odor” coming from the packages, according to court documents obtained by The Smoking Gun. San Diego police used a drug sniffing dog to inspect…

Hacker hit with marijuana felony en route to SXSW

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The first hacker to break through the security of Apple’s iPhone and Sony’s PlayStation 3 was arrested earlier this month while en route to Austin for an anticipated talk at this year’s South by Southwest conference, police in a remote west Texas county have confirmed to Raw…

McConnell: Marijuana use causes death

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently replied back to one of his constituents to declare that marijuana usage leads to death, according to the Huffington Post. McConnell sent a response letter to the constituent, who posted it on the pot supporting website grasscity.com Tuesday morning. The Kentucky senator candidly…

Dying cancer patient booted from hospital for medical marijuana

A California woman who says she is dying from a brain tumor was kicked out of a California hospital this week for using doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. Angel Raich told NBC Bay Area that the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco asked her to leave after she refused to stop using…

Pat Robertson: Marijuana ‘absolutely’ should be legalized

Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says he has become a “hero of the hippie culture” by calling for marijuana to be legalized. “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Robertson told The New York Times on Wednesday. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t intend…

New health concerns about ‘fake pot’ in U.S.

WASHINGTON — A type of fake pot has raised new health concerns in the United States after at least three users were hospitalized for kidney failure, authorities in the western state of Wyoming said Monday. Often known as “Spice” or “K2,” the substance is marketed to young people as herbal…

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