MARIJUANA

  • Journalist shot dead in Paraguay 1 week ago

    Asuncion: A reporter with Paraguay's ABC Color newspaper was shot dead on Thursday in the eastern town of Curuguaty, the third journalist to be slain in the country in 2014. Two people wearing camouflage intercepted Pablo Medina's car as the correspondent was driving back to Curuguaty after covering a story in...
  • Marijuana soda bottles explode at Washington shop October 9, 2014

    Bellingham, Wash.: Bottles of legal marijuana-infused soda delivered to a Washington state pot shop started exploding on the store shelf. The manager of Top Shelf Cannabis, Zach Henifin, told KOMO that "it sounded like a shotgun going off." No one was injured at the store in Bellingham in northern Washington, where recreational...
  • Alaska TV reporter curses, quits on air after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business September 23, 2014

    Anchorage, Alaska: A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana business and intends to press for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska. After reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Club on Sunday night's broadcast, KTVA's Charlo Greene identified herself...
  • First medicinal marijuana farm approved in Chile September 9, 2014

    Santiago: The Chilean authorities have approved the first marijuana farm in the capital city of Santiago, but only for medicinal and research purposes. The initiative, presented May 23 before Chile's Agricultural and Livestock Service (SAG), was to produce cannabis oil for use in the treatment of cancer patients. In Chile, marijuana use...
  • Photos: This person's creative drawings of a man and a dog around a clump of marijuana have given the Internet quite a high September 6, 2014

    A bunch of hand drawings uploaded by Imgur user 'pantrypervert' has the site buzzing, no pun intended. The nine images have a clump of marijuana as the central theme with images of a man and a dog placed creatively to portray every day situations and activities. Take a look. ...
  • Ecigarettes may open addiction to marijuana, cocaine September 4, 2014

    New York: Assumed by many as a safe alternative to cigarette smoking, electronic cigarettes or ecigarettes as they are popularly called may, in fact, promote use and addiction to illicit drugs, says a study. Ecigarettes may function as a "gateway drug" a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to...
  • Couples who smoke marijuana together a happier lot? August 27, 2014

    New York: Similar to a drinking relationship, married couples who smoke marijuana together are less likely to be engaged in domestic violence, says research. Looking at 634 US couples over the first nine years of marriage, the study found that more frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (twotothree times per...
  • The first recreational marijuana to be sold legally in Seattle will be put up on display at a museum in the city! July 23, 2014

    Seattle: The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle will be put on display at the city's Museum of History and Industry after a woman donated part of her purchase Tuesday. Deb Greene, a 65yearold retiree, waited all night to be first in line at the Cannabis City store when legal...
  • New York is 23rd US state to allow medical marijuana July 8, 2014

    New York: Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed a bill making New York the 23rd US state to legalize marijuana for medical use, in a growing momentum. The state's law requires a medical prescription for marijuana and limits its use to help treating patients with cancer, HIV, Lou Gehrig's disease, Parkinson's,...
  • Stop marijuana use to boost fertility: Study June 5, 2014

    London : Planning to start a family? Stop using marijuana now as cannabis use may put your fertility at risk, especially if you are young. Young men who use marijuana (or cannabis) may be inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm, a new research shows. "Our data suggests that marijuana...
  • 'Weed Fairy' distributes free marijuana to people in Seattle! May 31, 2014

    Seattle: A woman who calls herself the "Weed Fairy" distributed free nuggets of marijuana to people in Seattle over Memorial Day weekend, taping the free pot on fliers around a city neighborhood. The woman, 23yearold Yeni Sleidi, says she does it to amuse people and to give them a break from...
  • Nobel economists, others urge end to 'war on drugs' May 6, 2014

    London: Global efforts to thwart the drugs trade have failed and the time has come for a radical rethink, according to a group of Nobelprize winning economists, a former US secretary of state, the deputy prime minister of Britain and others. "It is time to end the 'war on drugs' and...
  • Two 10-year-old boys caught selling and swapping marijuana they stole from their grandparents' supplies April 24, 2014

    Two 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling and swapping marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school, a district official said on Wednesday. John Gates, director of safety and security for Weld County School District 6, said a fourth-grade...
  • Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg turns weed columnist April 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg has turned weed columnist which she claims has helped her in her glaucoma. The 58-year-old 'View' co-host wrote the column in Denver Post's marijuana-focused website Cannabist.com, reported the Wrap. "The vape pen has changed my life. No, I'm not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes,...
  • Ohio driver finds $12,000 stash of marijuana in spare tire March 6, 2014

    An Ohio woman took the car she bought seven months ago to a dealership to replace a flat tire this week and learned she has been driving around with eight pounds of marijuana in the spare. Mechanics at the dealership in Amherst, Ohio, west of Cleveland made the discovery when they...
  • California third-graders, 8 and 9 years old, caught smoking pot in school bathroom March 6, 2014

    Three third-graders were caught smoking marijuana in the boys' bathroom of their northern California elementary school last week in what the local police chief says marked the youngest pot bust he has ever encountered. The three boys - two 8-year-olds and one 9-year-old - were caught last Thursday by another student,...
  • Mexico City mulls legalising sale of marijuana February 14, 2014

    Mexico city: Leftist lawmakers in Mexico City's legislature introduced a bill that would legalise the sale of marijuana within the capital, expanding on a national law that already decriminalises the possession by users of small amounts of pot throughout the country. It wasn't immediately clear how wide support was for the...
  • Colorado becomes first state to legalise sale of marijuana January 3, 2014

    Colorado has become the first state to set up a system for the legal cultivation and sale of marijuana. People living in Colorado will now just have to show their ID cards to prove that they are over 21 years of age and have to pay around $55 for 8th...
  • World's first statelicensed marijuana retailers open doors in Colorado January 3, 2014

    The world's first statelicensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use opened for business in Colorado on Wednesday with long lines of customers, marking a new chapter in America's drug culture. Roughly three dozen former medical marijuana dispensaries newly cleared by state regulators to sell pot to consumers...
  • Shocking! Teenaged parents forced their toddler to smoke marijuana December 17, 2013

    Mayville: Police say a pair of New York teenagers forced their 23monthold child to smoke marijuana. The Chautauqua County sheriff's office tells The Buffalo News (http://bit.ly/18rNhgX ) that the toddler's parents and grandfather allegedly helped or watched the toddler smoke marijuana from a lighted bowl on December 5 in an apartment...
  • Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Uruguay became the first country to legalize the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalization. A governmentsponsored bill approved by 1613 votes in the Senate provides for regulation of the cultivation, distribution and...
  • I have marijuana addiction, says Lady Gaga November 12, 2013

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga has admitted that she is addicted to marijuana. The 27yearold singer, who is back in the spotlight after a hip injury, said she turns to marijuana to deal with the challenges in her music career, reported People magazine. "I have been addicted to it and it's...
  • Lady Gaga took to marijuana post hip injury November 9, 2013

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga says she was nearly addicted to marijuana after she suffered a hip injury last year. The singer underwent a surgery for the injury earlier this year. She says smoking marijuana brought her pain relief, reports contactmusic.com. "I was smoking fifteen joints a day. It was a habit that...
  • Miley Cyrus calls marijuana 'the best drug on earth' September 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Pop star Miley Cyrus feels weed is much better than cocaine, describing the latter classA drug as 'so gross' and dated. The 20yearold 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker has opened up about her drug use, insisting she prefers the socalled 'social drugs' despite Hollywood being a supposed 'coke town', reported...
  • Cannabis strain named after CNN medical journo Sanjay Gupta August 23, 2013

    Washington: A new type of medical marijuana has been named after Indian-American medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, who joined a list of celebrities like US President Barack Obama who have namesake cannabis strains. The new type of weed, Gupta Kush, has been named after CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Gupta for suggesting a...
  • Snoop Dogg gives a bag of marijuana to homeless men January 6, 2013

    Los Angeles: Singer Snoop Dogg recently helped a group of homeless men buy lunch and also gave them a bag of marijuana. The hiphop star, who now goes by the name Snoop Lion, admits he wanted to do a good deed and so he gave food and pot to the needy,...
  • Colorado, Washington legalise recreational marijuana November 7, 2012

    Denver: Colorado on Tuesday became the first state to legalise the possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use, in defiance of federal law. A Washington state ballot initiative legalizing possession and sale of marijuana for recreational use has passed, supporters of the measure said on Tuesday. "We are declaring victory,"...
  • US: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures November 7, 2012

    New York: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve samesex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, samesex...
  • US elections: Gay marriage, marijuana highlight ballot measures November 7, 2012

    Washington: While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for US social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve samesex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Dating back to 1998, samesex marriage...
  • US Presidential election: Marijuana a key poll issue in Colorado November 4, 2012

    Colorado voters won't be just picking a president. They would also be voting on whether marijuana should be legalised. Amendment 64 would create a network of marijuana stores just like liquor stores, say reports. ...