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'High Society' Takes a Deeper Look into British Drug Culture

With the highest rate of consumption in Europe—and a mortality rate three times higher than the European average—the UK is clearly keen on its drugs. In VICE's new documentary series <i>High Society</i>, we meet the users, dealers, and manufacturers behind these statistics, and look at the impact drugs …

Europe

California: Gov. Brown Signs Cottage Cannabis Farmers Bill Supporting "Micro-Farmers"

Friday, September 30, 2016<p>​<p>As the rush to legalize recreational marijuana picks up steam across the Golden State, California's micro marijuana …

DEA’s Army of 18,000 Informants Pocketed $237 Million Over Five Years

It’s no secret that the Drug Enforcement Administration relies heavily on an army of confidential sources — men and women compelled, coerced, or …

Amtrak

Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered.<p>A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes effect Saturday.<p>The rule …

Marijuana

Denver police need more room, money to store seized marijuana since legalization

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana, the Denver Police Department has struggled to stash the weed its narcotics officers confiscate.<p>Now, …

Marijuana

Marijuana Sellers To Oregon: Push Back New Packaging, Labeling And Testing Deadline

Starting Saturday, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is imposing new rules on cannabis packaging, labeling and testing.<p>Patrick Caldwell, who runs …

Marijuana

State Proposes Bold Law to Treat Pot Like Tobacco And Expunge All Records of Marijuana 'Crimes'

<i>New Jersey —</i> Bold legislation introduced in New Jersey last week would not only treat cannabis like tobacco — legalizing it — but would expunge …

Marijuana

Colorado To Use Pot Tax To Fund Anti-Bullying Programs In Schools

Kind bud, indeed.<p>Colorado is trying to weed out the bullies from its schools.<p>The Colorado Department of Education is using surplus marijuana tax revenue to create anti-bullying programs in the state’s schools.<p>The CDE will award 50 schools grants of up to $40,000 per school each year to administer …

Marijuana

We’re all being used: No, it’s not immoral to use illegal drugs — because it’s the War on Drugs that’s to blame

A Times op-ed says that ethical consumers should stop using drugs. In fact, it's the War on Drugs we should blame<p>A New York Times op-ed by Mario Berlanga, a recent graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business from Mexico, makes the argument that using illegal drugs is immoral because it …

War

How to Grow a Cannabis Farming Business in the Blazing Marijuana Economy

The U.S. cannabis market is very promising. It's so exciting that thousands of industry movers and observers descended upon the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition on Sept. 7 in Los Angeles, to share their ideas and developments in the cannabis space.<p>There was some talk at the four-day …

Marijuana

Pro-weed news anchor who quit on air faces prison time

Charlo Greene could get 24 years in prison after she was targeted by an undercover operation at the Alaska Cannabis Club<p>Charlo Greene, a news reporter who quit live on air after declaring herself as the owner of the Alaska Cannabis club, faces 24 years prison time after eight charges of “misconduct …

Marijuana

Chelsea Clinton walks back unproven claim about risks of marijuana use

During a campaign appearance in Ohio on Saturday, Chelsea Clinton was asked to share her mom’s thoughts about the Drug Enforcement Agency’s recent …

Marijuana

Chelsea Clinton Suggests That Marijuana Kills

Chelsea Clinton implied that marijuana kills while campaigning for her mother, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in Ohio …

FBI Report: Forty-Nine People Arrested Every Second for Marijuana

While marijuana’s opposing forces often suggest there aren’t that many people these days being sent to jail for minor marijuana–related offenses, …

Retail Marijuana Could Hurt Medical Marijuana

Could recreational marijuana hurt the medical marijuana community? A new report from GreenWave Advisors believes that legalized retail marijuana will disrupt the emerging medical sector.<p>In states where recreational marijuana has been legalized, medical marijuana patient counts have dropped. It was …

Marijuana

With pot on the ballot, states weigh how to police stoned drivers

Photo by Craig F. Walker/The Denver Post<p>In five states this fall — California, Arizona, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts — voters will be deciding …

Marijuana

9 States to Vote Soon on Expanding Legal Access to Marijuana

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance …

Nor-Cal Residents Will Soon Be Able To Get High At Their Favorite Record Store

Chances are, you could always buy weed at the Berkeley, California offshoot of Amoeba Music. But now you can but it <i>inside the building</i>. According to a Facebook post from Oakland tree advocate/dispensary director Debby Goldsberry, the chain music store was granted a permit to sell marijuana at their …

Vinyl Records

Charlotte Police Foment Unrest and Attempt to Use Marijuana to Justify Killing Keith Lamont Scott

Photo Credit: 1000 Words/Shutterstock<p>Keith Lamont Scott is dead at the age of 43. A father of seven children with a wife of 20 years and a cognitive …

Marijuana

11 Cannabis Entrepreneurs of Color You Should Know (Pt1)

Some of these names might not be surprising. But each one should enlighten and encourage you to expand your mind about the possibilities within the booming cannabis industry. You and your family, especially if you're African American, now have a shot at the estimated $44 billion dollars coming to …

Marijuana

Psychedelic experiences might "cure" smoking and OCD. Should we allow them?

Suppose a pilot study on a new smoking-cessation program found that 80 percent of the subjects had quit successfully, most of them without much struggle.<p>In a sane world — considering that some 400,000 Americans die each year from smoking-related diseases — a dozen labs would have moved quickly, …

Psychedelia

I Take Psychedelic Drugs and I'm in Recovery

Eventually I became less and less able to reconcile my background in neuroscience and my understanding of addiction with many of the basic ideology …

Psychedelia

Medical Marijuana Replaces More Dangerous Drugs

Insys Therapeutics, the Arizona-based pharmaceutical company that recently became the biggest financial supporter of the campaign against marijuana …

Marijuana

Marijuana Possession Played Key Role in Police Shooting of Keith Scott

Possession of marijuana played a significant role in the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department …

Policing

LSD Candy and Explosive Love Beads: 9 Revelations From the Government's Secretive Drug Bulletin

Psychedelic visions in the lotus seat position. 3D Illustration.<br>Photo Credit: Spectral-Design<p><i>This article was originally published by The Influence,</i> …

LSD

Fed court rules second amendment null and void for medical marijuana patients

The federal government believes patients using medical marijuana do not have a right to exercise the Second Amendment.<p>Earlier this week the 9th U.S. …

Parkinson's sufferer shows what vaping cannabis does to his tremors

<b>A man suffering from early onset Parkinson’s has shown the ‘considerable’ effects of medical cannabis.</b><p>Ian Frizell, 55, was diagnosed with the disease …

Cannabis

California pot farm violence concerns rise during harvest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The four brothers were badly beaten, cold and terrified for their lives when they appeared before dawn at a stranger's Northern California door begging for help.<p>Hours earlier, they had fled a marijuana farm in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where they said they were held …

Marijuana

Cannabis And Cancer

With ever-increasing costs of conventional healthcare, and continuing issues with insurance coverage, alternative medicine is growing in popularity. Inasmuch as it is still officially denigrated, <i>cannabis</i> is about as "alternative" as it gets.<p>This, despite no shortage of historic references to …

Cancer