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It’s official: Uruguay legalizes production and sale of cannabis

Government experiment reaches new heights as it attempts to regulate marijuana business and find alternative to war on drugs The world’s most far-reaching cannabis law was passed by the Uruguayan parliament, opening the way for the state to regulate the production, distribution, sale and consumption of the planet’s favourite illegal…

Feds will continue to jail pot dealers ‘in all states’

The White House has pledged to continue to jail those who traffick in marijuana or sell it to minors — even in two US states where its recreational use is now legal. At a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Deputy Attorney General James Cole defended the federal decision not…

Sanjay Gupta explains the best way to get the most out of marijuana

Smoking or eating marijuana are not the best ways to get the most out of (especially medical) marijuana, according to Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The neurosurgeon and chief medical correspondent for CNN recently told Business Insider that vaporizing marijuana was the best option from a medical dosage standpoint. Marijuana also comes…

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…

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