Michael Boyer waited 19 hours in line to make history as the first person to buy legal pot in Spokane on Tuesday, but some of his employers weren’t so happy about it. Update: Things are looking up for Boyer, as one of his employers, TrueBlue, decide to keep him on.
But no smoking it. New York state legislature passes bill that allows patients to consume edibles and pills or vaporize marijuana.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law on Monday allowing for the limited use of a special strain of marijuana to treat epileptic seizures and other diseases.
Colorado-based makers of edible pot treats have been sued for names that mimic Hershey’s candies like “Ganja Joy” and “Hasheath.”
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd went to Colorado, where she ate legal edible weed and ended up “curled up in a hallucinatory state for the next eight hours.”
Minnesota joined 21 other states Thursday when it passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana, but it’s the only state that won’t legalize smoking it.
Washington legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, but is still implementing its state-run system, which expects pot shops to open this summer. Here is how it will work.
One small toke for man, one giant bong for humanity.
For the first time since 1969, when only 12% of Americans favored legalization, a majority now say recreational use of marijuana should be legal, a Gallup poll found.
Just as a reminder, Colorado law won’t permit sales until mid-2013, and Washington will take a year to develop its regulations. You might want to hold off on instagramming your weed pics.
That dog is so high right now. Photos from Colombia.
With an awesome statement on human rights, Governor Chris Gregoire announced she will introduce legislation to make Washington the 7th state to legalize gay marriage. Your move, Oregon!
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul used to publish a libertarian newsletter in the ’80s and ’90s. They were not, shall we say, sane. From those newsletters, here are some racist/homophobic/anti-semitic musings on everything from AIDS to Hate Whitey Day (aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Paul says he didn’t write any of the following quotes, but they all appeared under his name. Yiiiiiikes.
A libertarian Republican seeking his party’s nomination for president and one of the most liberal members of the Democratic caucus seek to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Probably won’t get out of committee, however.
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New York State Senator Roy McDonald, one of a handful of Republicans bucking their own party who will vote to legalize gay marriage in the state of New York, got sick and tired of being pushed around by gay marriage opponents. He released a statement to the press with the following quote. You did the right fucking thing, sir.
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A blue-ribbon commission on international drug policy, including former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and billionaire Richard Branson, says that the “War on Drugs” has been lost. The prestigious panel recommends decriminalizing marijuana and shifting enforcement emphasis to treatment rather than incarceration.
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