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Democratic Reps call for federal marijuana commission

A group of Democratic House members led by Rep. Steve Cohen (TN) have introduced a bill aimed at creating a National Commission on Marijuana Policy, which would be tasked with examining the conflicts currently arising between state and federal laws regulating the drug. According to The Hill’s Floor Action Blog,…

Poll: Support for legal marijuana may have reached ‘tipping point’ at 52 percent

Support for legal marijuana may have reached tipping point, poll finds (via The Christian Science Monitor) Copyright ImageClick to View A marijuana leaf is displayed at Canna Pi medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle last year. Fifty-two percent of Americans support legalizing the use of marijuana, the first time polls have…

Cops record man spilling weed in attempt to toss it away during chase

A Tennessee man was filmed during a recent police chase repeatedly attempting to throw out his stash of marijuana, seemingly not realizing that his passenger-side window was closed the whole time, leaving the drug scattered all over the vehicle’s interior. Video of 30-year-old Marquese Anglin’s January arrest in Fairview City…

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…

Study: Cocaine, marijuana can be detected in atmosphere

A study released this week by the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research claims that marijuana and cocaine, much like cigarettes, have second-hand effects that can be detected in the atmosphere around communities where usage is high. Researchers also found that the amount of the drug detected in the atmosphere was…

Drivers scramble for free weed after drug smuggler wrecks truck

A truck carrying a large quantity of marijuana wrecked in San Jose earlier this week, scattering its cargo across a roadway and creating a feeding frenzy as drivers passing by scrambled to collect as much as possible. After the wreck, which San Jose police say took place near Oakridge Mall…

Marijuana activists stage Mexico City smoke-out to protest prohibition

With the nation in the throws of a violent drug war, over 200 people gathered in a central Mexico City park Sunday to smoke marijuana and demand it be legalized, an AFP reporter witnessed. The protestors withstood drizzling rain to hang out on the popular tourist drag of the Alameda…

Calif. judge orders police to return 60 pounds of marijuana

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