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Marijuana Will Be Fast Tracked For 50-State Legalization In 2015

You've undoubtedly heard about what's going on with marijuana in the U.S.

Pot, which was once considered a taboo, is quickly gaining mainstream acceptance. Today, even the President of the United States has openly admitted to having smoked marijuana in his youth. When the news broke, no one even seemed to blink.

We're already seeing how Americans' changing attitude towards the drug has affected our legal system. For example, voters in both Washington state and Colorado have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while some 20 other states have given it the nod for medicinal purposes.


As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?

The Islamic Republic has so many problems with heroin and meth, it may be ignoring the rise of weed – a fact that’s making many young Iranians very happy.


Uruguay Looking for Cannabis Growers for Legal Marijuana Program

When the United States government is pathetically failing in attempts to justify its decades old war on cannabis, a country to the south is hard at work on nationalized legalization. In fact, the government in Uruguay is looking to sign up a few good pot growers!

Although it now appears that rollout of the legal Uruguay cannabis program won’t happen until 2015, they are still marching toward social justice at a much faster pace than the United States. When the delay in the establishment of the legal cannabis market in Uruguay was announced, the political prohibition pushers began predicting that the program was about to go “up in smoke,” but it looks like they were wrong.


Australia Leading the Industrial Hemp Race

Hemp is a fast growing, water efficient crop, which can thrive in the worst soil and can be used for a bevy of products, including paper,food, and medicine. It was around thousands of years ago and it’s still being grown today, just not as much since being banned in the US decades ago. It’s got a bad reputation, being guilty by association since its cousin crop is marijuana.


Who Will Become the Starbucks of Pot?

Handful of startups want to be America's favorite marijuana brand

ng a typical Fourth of July weekend, 1500 Esperanza St., a whitewashed deco warehouse in the Boyle Heights district of East Los Angeles, is deserted. But this year, a line snakes down the broken sidewalk out front and wraps around the bend of Union Pacific Avenue, as 4,000 people suffer the searing heat for an event called theCalifornia Heritage Market.

Bath soak, for a truly trippy dip.


Baking bad — poppy seed alert

Poppy seeds widely used in bakery products may contain potentially hazardous levels of morphine (Getty)

FIRST it was the hash cake. Now cookery programmes such as The Great British Bake Off could be in danger of hitting a new high with opium muffins.

Poppy growers in Britain are to be issued with new advice on cultivating and processing their crops after scientists warned that seeds widely used in bakery products may contain potentially hazardous levels of morphine.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the guidelines were intended to minimise any risk to consumers and that “morphine-like” effects had been observed in some cases after poppy seed consumption.


High society's weed addiction: how grass went upper class

Partying society stoners are clear about the fact that smoking a joint, just as a party hits lift-off, often prevents them from heading to the loo for a line of coke. It gives them a hint of naughtiness with far fewer consequences, they say. ‘I can get a mini-thrill, loosen up and not feel like a bore if I have a couple of puffs,’ says one West London gallery owner, ‘but I’m not the gurning loon in the corner. Coke is for losers. Getting stoned is… kind of sexy.’ Melissa, a 29-year-old stylist, says: ‘I pre-roll a spliff and carry it in cling film in my DVF make-up bag. Everything is more bearable at a fashion event when you’re stoned. At an Isabel Marant party in a derelict church on Oxford Street last Fashion Week, me and my mates smoked a joint round the side of the venue.


Withnail & I actor Richard E Grant builds perfume empire - Telegraph

Richard E Grant starred in Withnail And I in 1987
Richard E Grant's Jack perfume, which contain marijuana tones, was labelled 'pot perfume' by the media, in reference to Grant's depiction of drug taker Withnail in Bruce Robinson's 1987 film Withnail and I Photo: ALAMY

Medical marijuana delivery services are on a roll

Brian Reichle couldn't have gotten a pepperoni pizza much faster.

Needing to replenish his stash of pot one recent afternoon, the Burbank resident dialed Speed Weed. Within the hour, a driver arrived with a white paper bag carrying a gram of cannabis, 10 joints and a handful of pot-infused candies and cookies.

"They come to my house, and they're in and out," said Reichle, 39, a comedian who spends about $100 a week on medical marijuana. "I shouldn't have to go to a store."

Once a small, word-of-mouth phenomenon, mobile marijuana businesses now number in the hundreds across Southern California. Nationwide, pot delivery services have nearly tripled in three years, from 877 to 2,617, according to Weedmaps, a Yelp-like online directory for pot businesses.


David Cameron: We call on you to legalise Cannabis.

You don't have to use cannabis to support legalisation, just like you don't have to have cancer to support a cancer charity.

Cannabis has been proven to have many health benefits and to date, not one person has ever died of an overdose of cannabis - it just isn't possible to do.

Cannabis is classified as a schedule 1 drug in the UK because it has NO medicinal benefits but 'Sativex' (Cannabis oil and alcohol) is a schedule 4 because of it's amazing medicinal benefits for those with MS - This simply doesn't make sense.

I want to see a UK where people are allowed to grow their own medicine without fear of prosecution, a UK where consuming cannabis is not seen as a criminal offence.


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