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The Failed Promise of Legal Pot

New laws on marijuana were supposed to boost tax revenues and free up cops to go after “real” criminals. But underground sales—and arrests—are still thriving.<p>It’s just after four o’clock on a hot Seattle afternoon, and Thomas Terry is standing in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box. Known for …

Cannabis

Nicki Minaj Says She's Being Sued by Ex-Boyfriend, Calls Him "Poor Excuse of a Man"

Nicki Minaj said ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has served her a lawsuit alleging physical and emotional abuse. In a series of tweets last night, Minaj described him as "miserable" and a "poor excuse of a man." (Although the subject of the tweets is unnamed in the tweets, Minaj has retweeted …

Brazil

Prince Memorial Held Featuring Spike Lee, Nile Rodgers, Janelle Monáe, More

A star-studded Prince memorial service took place last night in Los Angeles, <i>Billboard</i> reports. Participants included Spike Lee, Nile Rodgers, Mavis Staples, Janelle Monáe, and Esperanza Spalding. Prince's ex-wives Manuela Testolini and Mayte Garcia reportedly organized the event, held at Samuel …

Prince Honored at Touching L.A. Memorial

"He had an ability to make you want to be your best self," Revolution guitarist Wendy Melvoin told crowd of family, friends<p>An intimate, private …

Janelle Monáe

Destiny's Child on MTV's Cribs Might Be the Cutest Throwback Ever

Baby Solange!!!<p>Long before there was <i>Lemonade</i>, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles was the lead singer of a little group called Destiny's Child — and along with being one of the most successful girl groups of all time, the ladies of D.C. were also known for having quite the sense of humor.<p>But in case you've …

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Legalizing Weed Has Done What 1 Trillion Dollars and a 40 Year War Couldn’t

<b>The $1 trillion War on Drugs launched by President Nixon in 1971 created the Mexican drug cartels, now legalizing weed is killing them.</b><p>By <b>Nick …

Santa Ana Cops In Notorious Pot-Eating Video Charged With Petty Theft, Vandalism

The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) has filed charges against three of the police officers seen in a notorious surveillance video …

From cannabis cafes to death row: drugs laws around the world

As a commission calls for global drug decriminalisation, we look at how some countries deal with the issue<p>US<p>The hardline drug policies adopted during the 1980s in the “war on drugs”, including mandatory minimum sentences for some drug-related crimes, has led to extremely high levels of …

Whoopi Goldberg Could Be Cut From ‘The View’ Over Medical Marijuana Business, Insiders Say

Whoopi Goldberg’s days on <i>The View</i> may be numbered if ABC execs truly disapprove of her new medical marijuana business venture. For those who missed …

Ohio employers would be able to fire medical marijuana users, no matter which plan becomes law - Columbus - Columbus Business First

By Tom Knox <br>– Reporter, Columbus Business First<p>Apr 14, 2016, 4:55pm EDT<p>Ohioans who are legally prescribed marijuana to alleviate symptoms for serious …

Cannabis

This Man Ran a Huge Cannabis Factory Next to a Police HQ

Mark Graham's cannabis grow operation in North Wales was described as "nothing short of a rolling production line."<p>In 2016, the idea of corporations running large-scale weed-growing operations is a relatively mainstream one. With attitudes relaxing towards cannabis, the plant now being legal in a …

Cannabis

Pot legalization hasn’t done anything to shrink the racial gap in drug arrests

<i>Keith Humphreys is a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University.</i><p>Marijuana legalization is often touted as a sure route to ending racial disparities in pot-related arrests. But a just-released study indicates that African Americans in legalization states continue to endure marijuana arrests at a …

Cannabis

Threatened by their dealers, women turn to the Internet for drugs

The drug dealer said her money wasn’t good enough. Any woman could tell you what that meant.<p>Sophia, then a 20-something at a New Jersey university, …

Marijuana-Related Scams Are Growing Like Weeds, Wall Street Watchdog Warns

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in marijuana-related stocks may see their profits go up in smoke, U.S. regulators said on Tuesday.<p>The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's industry-funded watchdog, warned that scammers have been targeting investors attempting to tap into the growing …

Cannabis

Marijuana Doesn't Just Sell Itself, As Marketers Face Resistance From Google, Media Companies

In spite of what you may think, legal pot doesn't just sell itself, marijuana's marketers are finding.<p>Small advertising agencies that focus on marijuana retailers say they expect demand for their work to pick up next year, when Colorado and Washington state begin allowing recreational pot sales. …

Cannabis

Obama Administration Won't Fight State Marijuana Laws

Washington, Colorado can implement legalization without federal interference<p>In a historic pivot in the War on Drugs, the Obama Justice Department …

Cannabis

Federal Government Will Allow Marijuana Legalization in Washington State, Says US Attorney

Voters statewide approved I-502 last November, 56-44, which allows state regulation of marijuana production, processing and sales.<p>The U.S. Department …

Cannabis

White House won't challenge marijuana laws

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks to NBC Latino's Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the Huffington Post's Ryan Grimm, and Teagan Goddard of Political Wire about the Obama administration's decision not to block new marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington state.

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Weed Edibles: The Most Creative Marijuana Food Products (PHOTOS)

With many states on their way to legalizing marijuana, the conversation surrounding this herb has been even louder than usual lately. With legalization (both for recreational and medicinal purposes) has come a new wave of creativity in terms of one of weed's most popular forms: edibles.<p>While it may …

Cannabis

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics | GQ

New Arrivals<p><b>GQ</b>'s editors select the best brand spanking-new menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more from the last seven days worth blowing your disposable income on.<p>10 Photos3 days agoView More<p>Project Upgrade<p>The Italian design duo help five guys put more strut in their style.<p>By Nick Marino3 days …

Solutions for marijuana's environmental mess

<b>To the editor:</b> As the Assembly member representing California's "Emerald Triangle," and the author of one of the recently passed medical marijuana' bills, I appreciate your editorial drawing attention to the devastating environmental impact of large marijuana farms in our state.<br>("Cleaning up after …

Cannabis

Retired Navy SEAL: Veterans deserve legal access to medical marijuana

Medical marijuana is a political issue. It is a legal issue. But most important, it is a health issue that is playing an increasingly significant role in the quality of life for Americans, especially veterans.<p>Let's start with the facts. There are approximately 2.7 million American veterans of the …

Cannabis

Oregon’s first week of legal pot sales takes in $11 million

Recreational sales of marijuana were impressive in Oregon’s first week selling recreational marijuana, making over an estimated $11 million.<p>The Oregon Retail Cannabis Association estimates there were sales of $3.5 million on October 1 alone — the first day that legal recreational sale of cannabis …

California cheers new medical marijuana regulations

Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed off on historic new rules setting regulations into California’s medical marijuana industry, much to the delight of many industry workers and advocates applauding the decision.<p>After signing a trio of bills Friday night, Brown approved the Medical Marijuana Regulation …

Gallup: U.S. support for marijuana legalization hits an all-time high

Marijuana legalization is inevitable throughout more states as American support for cannabis law reform has recently hit an all-time high.<p>58 percent of Americans now believe that the use of marijuana should be legal, according to new polling results released today by Gallup.<p>“Americans’ support for …

Bernie Sanders Supports Ending Federal Marijuana Ban

A bill could be introduced as early as this week, according to a representative from Drug Policy Alliance<p>Bernie Sanders announced Wednesday he …

Cannabis
Martin O'Malley

Bernie Sanders says marijuana sales should be regulated like alcohol

The Democratic candidate said on Wednesday that he would remove marijuana from federal government’s most dangerous drug list if elected president<p>Bernie Sanders would remove marijuana from the most dangerous federal drug category if elected president, the Democratic candidate announced on …

Ireland Has a Plan to Deal with Heroin While the U.S. Can't Even Figure Out Weed

A new plan for decriminalization and safe injection rooms in hospitals would drive people absolutely mad if it was proposed here.<p>Over in the Motherland, they are about to get very serious about treating drug addiction, and not by enlisting more deeply into the War On Drugs that seems to paralyze …

Drug Addiction