Marijuana

SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

SEATTLE — More than two dozen countries have relaxed their marijuana or other drug laws, and a number could consider legalizing in the not-too-distant future. The South American nation of Uruguay was first to legalize marijuana in 2013. Canada became the second on Wednesday and its size and global standing likely will encourage others to … Continue reading SEATTLE | As Canada legalizes pot, other countries likely to follow

TORONTO | Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

TORONTO— Tom Clarke has been dealing marijuana illegally in Canada for 30 years. He wrote in his high school yearbook that his dream was to open a cafe in Amsterdam, the Dutch city where people have legally smoked weed in coffee shops since the 1970s. Turns out, Clarke didn’t have to go nearly so far … Continue reading TORONTO | Canada is ready to open the door wide to legal marijuana

Missouri News: NCADA Urges Missourians to Carefully Examine Marijuana Initiatives

NCADA urges Missouri residents to examine marijuana initiatives scheduled for November 6th ballot ST LOUIS, MO – The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of St. Louis has issued a call to Missouri voters to carefully examine the three marijuana related initiatives on the November 6th ballot. “Much of the conversation about November’s measures … Continue reading Missouri News: NCADA Urges Missourians to Carefully Examine Marijuana Initiatives

DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Spark it up, eh! Canada prepares for legalized marijuana

DELTA, British Columbia | Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

DELTA, British Columbia — Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: … Continue reading DELTA, British Columbia | Toke off! Marijuana is set to become legal across Canada

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court considering case on detention of immigrants

WASHINGTON — An immigration case before the Supreme Court pits the government against immigrants it wants to deport following crimes they have committed in the United States. The issue in the case has to do with when federal law gives immigration authorities the ability to hold immigrants in custody and deny them a hearing to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court considering case on detention of immigrants

California News: AG Xavier Becerra Announces 52 Arrests Across 40 Counties as Part of Statewide Campaign to Combat Illegal Cannabis Grows

AG Announces Results of Multi-Agency 12-week Statewide Operation SAN DIEGO, CA – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra yesterday announced the arrest of 52 individuals as part of the Campaign Against Marijuana Planting (CAMP) Program, which is the largest illegal marijuana eradication program in the nation.  This year, CAMP eradicated 614,267 plants in over 254 illegal … Continue reading California News: AG Xavier Becerra Announces 52 Arrests Across 40 Counties as Part of Statewide Campaign to Combat Illegal Cannabis Grows

BANGKOK | Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research

BANGKOK — Thai police on Tuesday handed over around 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of seized marijuana for medical research, as officials seek to produce pot-based medication. Sophon Mekthon, chairman of the Government Pharmaceutical Organization, said researchers chose high-quality marijuana from police to conduct medical research, selecting from batches of seized imported marijuana and taking some … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai police hand over 100 kilos of marijuana for research