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New Yorkers will soon have an easier time getting legal marijuana

It is notoriously difficult to get your hands on legal marijuana in New York State.<p>While that remains true, several new policies from the administration of Governor Andrew Cuomo aim to make access to the state's medical marijuana program easier.<p>Under the new regulations, patients too ill to travel …

The Human-Rights Case for Drug Legalization

“The objectives of drug control have not been reached,” says one Mexican activist. “Not even close.”<p>The first shot in Mexico’s drug war was fired in December 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon sent 6,500 security forces to reclaim Michoacan state from feuding cartels. “The battle against …

Cannabis

Edible Marijuana Company Ready For New Colo. Rules

One edible marijuana company has gotten a jump start on the new product labeling requirements by the state of Colorado.<p>Americanna spent $100,000 and seven months creating candy molds that would bring its cannabis infused gummi’s in compliance with the new rules effective October 1. The products are …

Screw taxation without representation, what’s up with these weed laws?

It’s legal to grow it — six plants max, no more than three of which are mature. It’s legal to carry it — a whopping two ounces! — but it’s illegal to …

The 5 Best Marijuana Strains for Depression

Depression is one of the most common psychological afflictions facing Americans, affecting millions of people across a broad spectrum of age and …

Yes, You Can Be Allergic to Pot

Springtime isn't the only thing turning people into itchy, watery, red-eyed monsters.<p>More people are getting stoned without fear of consequence now in the United States than ever before. Prohibition is being rolled back, and people are celebrating by getting high as hell. Some, however, are …

Cannabis

Norway mass murderer Anders Breivik claims state is trying to kill him

Rightwing extremist who killed 77 people says being held in isolation is like torture as he demands to be allowed visitors<p>Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has accused the Norwegian state of trying to kill him by keeping him in isolation, which he described as “torture”.<p>The rightwing extremist, …

Crime

D.A.R.E. Says Marijuana Is No Longer a Gateway Drug

But that doesn’t mean it’s not bad for you.<p>If there’s one piece of advice we remember school counselors drilling into our heads, it’s that marijuana is a gateway drug. What makes a gateway drug? “A drug that opens the door to the use of other, harder drugs. Gateway drugs are typically inexpensive …

Are Weed Smoke Breaks About To Be Allowed In The Workplace?

<b>Do you spend your day dreaming of being high at work? Or dreaming because you are high at work? Well, these forward-thinking companies are allowing</b> …

First School In USA To Accept Medical Marijuana

<b>It wasn´t long after New Jersey governor, Chris Christie signed a bill allowing the use of medical cannabis in schools for a local school in the</b> …

The Top 10 Marijuana Policy Victories of 2015

In 2015, state legislators considered bills to legalize marijuana in 21 states, decriminalize marijuana possession in 17 states, and legalize medical marijuana in 19 states.<p>Most of the action in 2015 was aimed at achieving substantial victories in 2016, which is slated to be the most successful …

Colombia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Once again, Norway has been voted the best country in the world for humans

The United Nations’ annual Human Development Report, a behemoth study of every nook and cranny of the world, is out this week. And the countries that come up on top in the rankings portion of the report are entirely unsurprising.<p>Norway cinches the spot as the overall best country to live in, in the …

Marijuana Is Now Legal in Washington, D.C. — So Why Is No One Acting Like It?

“They tell me I’m doing God’s work,” a man who asks to be referred to as Nycholas Kush God is saying of his customers. It’s late November, and …

Mexico grants first marijuana permits for growing and possession

The Mexican government has granted the first permits allowing for growing and possession of marijuana for personal use.<p>Mexico supreme court rules ban on marijuana use unconstitutional<p>Read more<p>The government’s medical protection agency said the permits will apply only to the four plaintiffs who won …

Cannabis

Turkish human rights lawyer shot dead during press conference

Tahir Elci was killed in Diyarbakir weeks after he said on television that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, was not a terrorist organisation<p>A prominent lawyer and human rights defender, who faced a criminal charge for supporting Kurdish rebels, has been killed in an attack in south-east Turkey …

Extremism

Celebrity pot wars: which stars are the real high flyers?

Some stars have come out in favour of weed being legalised in America. For others, the whole issue is a drag…<p>It’s reefer madness in the US right now, with pot legalisation (literally) high on the political agenda. Although Ohio voted against it last week, 23 states have approved some form of lawful …

Cannabis

Pentagram Brands Snoop Dogg’s New Line Of Weed

Pentagram partner Emily Oberman gets high (design) with Snoop.<p>Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, aka Snoop Doggy Dog, doesn’t make any bones about it. He loves pot. The rap icon has just launched Leafs by Snoop, a brand of cannabis-based products including custom flavors of buds, edibles, and …

Ignore Ohio: Pot Legalization Is Inevitable

A well-funded initiative to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio lost 64 percent to 36 percent Tuesday, but legalization's national …

Cannabis

The 5 Next States to See Legal Marijuana

1. California made history in 1996, when it became the first state to legalize medical marijuana; next November, it will vote to allow recreational …

Cannabis

Beethoven, Flaming Tubas And 5,000 Kazoos: Classical Music At Burning Man

The well-established soundscape at Burning Man is an audio layer cake of dubstep and techno. More than 60,000 people will gather in the Nevada desert next week for the annual arts festival — and many of them will spend their nights at post-apocalyptic raves, spinning fiery hula hoops and passing …

The Ten Best Songs About Hallucinogens

<b>10. The Beatles — "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"</b><b><br>Sample lyric:</b> <i>Picture yourself in a boat on a river/With tangerine trees and marmalade skies/Somebody</i> …

Music

The cognitive effects of cannabis

Acute cognitive effects of cannabis<p>The acute cognitive effects of cannabis are numerous and vary widely from person to person according to several …

Marijuana legalization petition hits enough signatures for UK parliament debate

A petition for the full legalization of marijuana in the UK has gathered more than 130,000 signatures in just four days, which means that the lawmakers must now consider debating it in Parliament or at least officially respond to the query.<p>The electronic petition, created by James Richard Owen, …

Amy Winehouse Film Becoming One of the Biggest Docs in Years

After just three weekends, Asif Kapadia’s <i>Amy</i> is quickly becoming one of the top-grossing documentaries in recent years, excluding Disney nature films …

Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

There's just one catch.<p>As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages 21 and up to possess and use recreational …

Israeli-American Team Hopes to Cure Diabetes With Cannabis

An American-Israeli biotech team is taking cannabis research to the next level by developing novel therapies using cannabis extract to treat …