Tag: weed

DEA to Refuse Relaxing of Marijuana Prohibition

Despite 25 U.S. states and the District of Columbia having allowed the medical use of marijuana, the federal government on Thursday will reaffirm its prohibition on the drug and its standing as a Schedule I narcotic that has “no currently accepted medical use.” The refusal to reschedule the drug will maintain its illegality, at the…

Ohio Rejects Legalizing Weed [VIDEO]

On Tuesday Ohio voters rejected a reform in the constitution that would have legalized marijuana in the state for both medical and recreational use. The amendment, known as Issue 3, included a proposal to allow the growth of commercial marijuana at just 10 pre-designated farms, effectively giving an early monopoly on the industry to a…

Oregon Begins Selling Recreational Pot [VIDEO]

Oregon marijuana shops opened their doors Thursday to recreational users for the first time. Some of the more than 300 marijuana dispensaries across the state stayed open until midnight to mark the occasion, selling to adults 21 and older. The sales will be tax-free until January, when a 25 percent state tariff goes into effect.…

Colbert: Welcome To The First Church Of Cannabis

Stephen Colbert Gets All Up In Your Faith segment takes a look at the greenest church in America. The First Church of Cannabis was founded by “Keith Richards cosplayer” Bill Levin, a seemingly mild-mannered individual with a penchant for, presumably, starting churches. The church was reportedly established in an effort to “test the state’s new…

Washington Pot Sales Hit $3.8M [VIDEO]

Pot smokers in Washington propelled the state’s first month of legal marijuana sales to just under $3.8 million, meaning more than $1 million in state taxes, the state reported Friday. Licenses have been issued to about 40 stores, though only 18 sold marijuana in July and 16 have reported August sales. “It’s off to a…

New York Approves Medical Marijuana

New York governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legalization for medical marijuana on Monday, making New York the 23rd state to do so. The Compassionate Care Act allows patients suffering from various illnesses to ingest marijuana as a pain reliever. Smoking the plant is not allowed. The law has a strict security measure requiring a…

Watch Seth Rogen & Snoop Dogg Get High & Recap ‘Game of Thrones’

“I f*ck with the ‘Game of Thrones.’ That’s my sh*t.” – Snoop Dogg On a recent episode of Snoop Dogg’s weekly news show on the GGN Network, Seth Rogen and Snoop (Nemo Hoes) both get high as a kite and then proceed to recap the latest episode of HBO’s hit TV series Game of Thrones.…

FBI Softening Weed Policy for Recruits

The FBI known for their policy of not accepting job applicants who have smoked pot at any time in the last three years, but it appears the federal agency may be relaxing that rule. Speaking at a conference on Monday, FBI Director James Comey was told that people did not apply to the agency because…

Maryland Will Decriminalize Marijuana

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. On a 34-to-8 vote, the Senate gave final approval to the legislation Monday afternoon. The bill would impose only civil fines, rather than criminal sanctions, on those caught with less than 10 grams of the…

Colorado collects $3.5 million in 1st month of marijuana taxes

Colorado collected $2.1 million in recreational marijuana taxes in January, the state Department of Revenue reported. These are the first tax figures for the first U.S. state to legalize retail marijuana. Officials also reported the state brought in $1.4 million from medical marijuana. Colorado legalized pot in 2012. In November, voters enacted the 15 percent…

Uruguay Pres. up for Nobel Peace Prize for marijuana legalization

Uruguay’s president, José “Pepe” Mujica, has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the Dutch activist organization, the Drugs Peace Institute. Thanks to Mujica, in April, his country will be the first to completely legalize marijuana. “It is a promise to bridge the gap between defiant marijuana consumers and the prohibiting society,” the Institute…

Machine Gun Kelly Says Al Sharpton Got High At Diddy Party

Diddy brought in the New Year at his Miami mansion, and invited all his celebrity friends, Ciroc Boyz and Bad Boy artists. But as it turns out one of his artists didn’t get the memo that what happens at a Diddy party, probably should NEVER find its way to Instagram: [source: bossip]

Free Joints To Be Given Out For Boulder Flood Relief

After devastating floods shut down the state and claimed the lives of ten people, residents in this college mountain town are trying to get back to business as usual, which includes smoking some ganja. Organizers are set to hand out free joints today on Boulder’s bustling Pearl Street Mall, the Daily Camera reported. While much…

Eric Holder Won’t won’t sue to stop Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana

The federal government said Thursday that it won’t sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana (weed) use. In a sweeping policy announcement, the Justice Department outlined eight top priority areas for its enforcement of marijuana laws. They range from preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors to preventing sales…

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. 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. But even the shifting public attitude toward marijuana…

(VIDEO) WATCH: Sanjay Gupta Tonight Special ‘WEED’ – Last week he apologized For ‘Misleading’ Public About ‘Weed’

CNN’s chief medical expert Sanjay Gupta announced Wednesday night that he has reversed his blanket opposition to marijuana use. Speaking to Piers Morgan, Gupta, who has a documentary on weed airing on Sunday, said he had previously helped to “mislead” the American public about the effects of the drug. “I have apologized for some of…

Vermont Law Decriminalizes Marijuana

Vermont has become the 17th state to get rid of criminal penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana. Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a measure into law Thursday. The law replaces criminal penalties with civil fines similar to a traffic ticket for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana or five grams of…

Court Says Pot Smokers Can Be Fired, Even In Colo.

Medical and recreational marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but employers in the state can lawfully fire workers who test positive for the drug, even if it was used off duty, according to a court ruling Thursday. The Colorado Court of Appeals found there is no employment protection for medical marijuana users in the state…

Poll: Majority Of Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization

Poll: Majority Of Americans Favor Marijuana Legalization

By 52 to 45 percent, Americans say marijuana should be made legal, according to a poll released by the Pew Research Center. Last November, a Washington Post-ABC News poll found the public split 48 to 50 percent on whether to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. And 51 percent of registered voters supported…