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Eighth-grader sells marijuana packed brownies to classmates

It turned out not to be your typical brownie sale at one New York City middle school, as a student placed an interesting ingredient in treats prepared for her classmates. According to The New York Daily News, an eighth-grade girl sold brownies containing marijuana out of her bookbag at Intermediate…

Police: Entire NYC building was pot farm

A five-story building in New York City was raided by police this week, revealing that the entire structure was being used as a multi-tiered marijuana farm. Police said that four of the floors appeared to be designated to individual stages of the plants’ growth, with the most mature on the…

Poll: 62 percent of Californians want marijuana regulated like wine

A majority of Californians believe that marijuana should be regulated like wine, according to a recent statewide poll sponsored by legalization advocates. Sixty-two percent of residents in the Golden State support the Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012, a ballot initiative that will be voted on in November. The…

Obama’s YouTube Q&A ignores top-voted marijuana question

President Barack Obama was not asked a question about marijuana legalization during his “Your Interview With the President” event Monday, despite the fact that it was the most popular one asked. As part of the White House’s ongoing social media engagement initiatives, Americans were given the chance to submit questions…

Washington state marijuana legalization headed for ballot

(Reuters) – Supporters of legalizing marijuana for recreational use have submitted enough signatures to put the matter to voters in Washington state in a bold move that, if successful, could put Olympia on a collision course with the federal government. The group New Approach Washington submitted nearly 278,000 valid signatures…

Active duty cop: ‘The war on drugs is a war on people’

Speaking to Raw Story recently, an active duty police officer who asked not to be named threw down the gauntlet over the part of his job he hates most: the drug war. “I did not get in law enforcement to destroy a person’s future because that person had marijuana or…

Pot-based prescription drug could receive FDA approval

A British pharmaceutic firm is completing clinical trials of a drug derived directly from marijuana and hopes to receive approval to market it from the Food and Drug Administration by the end of 2013. The drug, which contains both THC and cannabidiol, has already been approved in Canada, New Zealand,…

Polish lawmaker smokes ‘marijuana’ in parliament

Janusz Palikot, the leader of a new party which brought in Poland’s first trans-gender and openly gay MPs, launched a drive Friday to legalise marijuana by smoking pot in parliament. “This is the weed,” he told reporters in his office in the lower house of parliament, lighting up a large incense joint…

Canada’s Liberal Party backs legalization of marijuana

MONTREAL — Canada’s Liberal Party overwhelmingly passed a motion Sunday proposing the legalization of marijuana on the last day of its national convention, at which Michael Crawley was chosen as its new leader. The motion says that, if elected, a Liberal government “will legalize marijuana and ensure the regulation and…

Feds crack down on Colorado medical pot dispensaries

DENVER (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors in Colorado launched a crackdown on Thursday against nearly two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries located within 1,000 feet of schools, giving the proprietors 45 days to cease operations or face civil and criminal penalties. U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued the ultimatum in letters to 23…

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