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Obama’s Pot Breakthrough

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama did something both brave and extraordinary for the commander in chief of the nation’s War …

Minister's daughter: Cannabis 'a gift from God'

Aimee Curry recalls sitting on her couch one day, her back contorted, as spasms -- remnants of a car accident that almost killed her in 1992 -- rippled up and down her back.<p>A friend who had been visiting that day left, saying she would bring back some medication. "She came back with pot," said …

Colorado's 'Don't Drive Stoned' Ads Poke Fun At Stoners For A Serious Reason

Weed is legal in Colorado; driving high isn't.<p>That tagline serves as the basis for a series of ads that hit televisions in Colorado on March 10 as part of a $1 million effort to curb stoned driving. The ads feature characters who, after presumably having smoked weed, become a bit ... forgetful.<p>One …

Does medical marijuana equal bad parenting?

Shawnee's voice is shrill, quavering -- on the edge of desperate. She clutches her 11-month-old son while trying to comprehend the situation unfolding in front of her.<p>Her boyfriend -- her child's father, Aaron -- is in handcuffs.<p>"Why are you doing this?" she pleads with police officers standing on …

Poll: Seventy Four Percent Say ‘Yes’ To Medical Marijuana In Florida

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Florida coastguards seize $23m of cocaine – video

US coastguards unload $23m (£14m) worth of cocaine at a dock in Florida. Some 680kg (15,000lb) of the drug, contained in 695 packages, was seized from a boat in the Caribbean last Wednesday, and unloaded at St Petersburg dock in Florida on Monday. Several suspects were taken into custody

California Lt. Gov. Totally Schools His Boss On Legal Marijuana

During a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily," California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) made a strong departure from the marijuana policies of his boss, Gov. Jerry Brown (D).<p>When asked by Farrow why he's coming out against Brown on marijuana, Newsom said that he's been frustrated …

We Shouldn't Arrest One More Person for Having Marijuana

I had a homie who was arrested for having an ounce of weed that was just for his personal use. He had full custody of his four children and still did eight long months. My friend hasn't been the same since, to be quite honest, and I just can't get over the fact that before he went into the system, …

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 20 (Reuters) - A medical marijuana bill unanimously passed both the Alabama House and Senate on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Robert Bentley, who has said he will sign it into law.<p>The measure makes it legal to possess only a prescribed medical grade extract …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Jet in 'near miss' with UFO

An airline pilot reports a close encounter with a UFO near Heathrow Airport which has baffled the aviation authorities<p>It was certainly a close encounter, but with precisely what remains a mystery.<p>An airline pilot has reported a near miss in which a “rugby ball”-shaped UFO passed within a few feet …

Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit

A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. Some of the kids who apply to the Little Baby Face Foundation do so because they are being teased over their looks. But is plastic surgery a smart way to help …

NY Gov. Cuomo Shifts Stance on Medical Marijuana

Gov. Andrew M Cuomo is expected to announce this week an executive action allowing the use of drugs by residents suffering from a serious illness, …

As Chromebooks catch on, 2014 promises more models

As Chromebooks gain in popularity, device makers are gearing up for new entries in 2014.<p>Both Asus and Toshiba will enter the market, according to a report on Friday from Digitimes.<p>That report is backed by plenty of supporting evidence. The Toshiba Chromebook leaked when a review was posted …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …

Synthetic Drug 'Bath Salts' Trumps Methamphetamine In Addictiveness, Study Finds

The infamous drug bath salts, which rose to notoriety the last year, now has some even stronger evidence to its mighty addictiveness. A new study finds that the active ingredient in the drug trumps even the most addictive substances we know, namely methamphetamine. The study, using rats who became …

Five Mind-Blowing Charts on the War on Pot

Thanks to the citizens of Colorado and Washington, the tide is turning in the War on Pot. But the true toll of marijuana prohibition has been little …

With this digital pen, you can spell check your handwritten notes

With a Kickstarter pledge of £109 (add £10 for overseas shipping) that equals about $162, I could never misspell potato or broccoli again on my …