Recreational Marijuana News

Synonyms: 
lifestyle
recreational
Mon
09
Mar

Ohio could become first to vote to jump from total ban to legalization

Is Ohio, long considered the nation's leading political bellwether state, going to pot?

If some big-money investors, former sports stars and grassroots activists get their way, voters in November could make Ohio the first state to go directly from a total ban on marijuana to one allowing production and consumption of both medical and recreational marijuana.

Mon
09
Mar

Katy Perry visits Danish commune

Katy Perry visited Copenhagen's Christiania commune to 'get tips' on planning her own.

The 30-year-old Dark Horse singer is currently in Europe performing shows on her The Prismatic World Tour.

And when she reached Denmark's capital city, Katy was delighted to explore the controversial neighbourhood, which is also referred to as Freetown.

'Went to the commune Christiania in Copenhagen to get some tips on how to plan my own in the future. (sic),' she wrote on Instagram Friday, attached to a pic of her standing amidst a graffitied landscape warming her hands by a trash fire. '*PS IT WAS DOPE, PUN INTENDED* (sic)' she concluded. 

Sun
08
Mar

Is it Legal to Get High on 'Bhang' in India?

Holi is a day when Indians cover friends, family and even strangers with colored powder and water. It is also traditionally celebrated with the consumption of cannabis-infused goodies.

For centuries bhang–which is a paste created by grinding cannabis leaves–has been mixed in milk, laddoos or pakoras as a special treat with a kick for Holi, the Hindu festival of color and spring.

Technically, the cultivation, sale, purchase, transportation and importation of cannabis is usually prohibited in India.

Does that mean everyone participating in the bhang revelry on Holi is breaking the law?

Sun
08
Mar

Jimmy Kimmel: Talk to Your Rabbits About Marijuana

The state of Utah is considering a bill that would allow the sale of edible marijuana for medical use. One DEA agent is actually speaking out against the proposal, because he believes rabbits will eat the marijuana plants and get high. In fact, there’s a whole new fake ad campaign we made up specifically targeted at rabbits on pot.

Sun
08
Mar

iOS Engineer at MassRoots, Inc.

  • Academia

    For academics and those enrolled in higher education

  • Amateur Radio

    For amateur radio enthusiasts

  • Android Enthusiasts

    For enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system

  • Sat
    07
    Mar

    Texas lawmakers considering marijuana reform

    Currently, there are 10 bills in Austin regarding decriminalizing or legalizing medicinal or recreational marijuana. 

    Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal and or recreational pot.

    "Still haven't seen any reports on rioting, looting, society hasn't collapsed in the great state of Alaska and hasn't collapsed in any of the other states that have experimented with legalization or decriminalization or medical marijuana," Jake Syma said.

    Some Texas law makers considering adding Texas as the 24th. 

    There are eight bills in the House and two in the Senate, all regarding marijuana reform.

    "I'm interested in how this goes, I hope it gets some legs, but I doubt it," Kenny Ketner said.

    Sat
    07
    Mar

    Jamaica's Marijuana Decriminalisation: Will the Rest of the Caribbean Follow Suit?

    Jamaica has long been the Caribbean island that the developed world most associates with liberal marijuana use.

    This perception might stem from the fact that the island's biggest global icon, the late reggae musician Bob Marley, was a committed Rastafarian, who routinely smoked herb as path to deeper spiritual awareness. In this sense, weed might seem as synonymous with Jamaica as reggae music, but despite tourists flocking from the Global North with dreams of spliffing up on a beach and feeling irie, cannabis use was  illegal on the island until recently.

    Sat
    07
    Mar

    Mexican cartels shifting into heroin as more USA states legalise marijuana

    The growing legalization of cannabis in the United States is forcing Mexico's drug cartels to rethink their illicit business model, turning to opium poppy plantations and domestic pot consumption, experts say.

    Americans have been legally allowed to light up joints in the US capital since late last month, joining Washington state and Alaska, while Oregon will follow suit in July.

    A total of 23 US states have legalized the drug for medical use, and opinion polls show that a slim majority of Americans favor legalization.

     

    The changes in the world's biggest drug market appear to have prompted the criminal organizations producing narcotics in Mexico to switch strategies.

    Sat
    07
    Mar

    In Germany, it's a painstaking path to medical marijuana

    It's pain week here in Germany. And one of the topics being discussed is medical marijuana. Right now, only very few Germans are allowed to smoke marijuana to relieve pain. Meet Lars Scheimann, one of them...

    Sat
    07
    Mar

    Uruguay Plans Pharmacy-Run Marijuana Sales in 2015 Under Vazquez

    (Bloomberg) -- Recreational pot will hit pharmacy shelves in Uruguay as President Tabare Vazquez moves to fully implement a sweeping cannabis law signed by his predecessor, a senior government policy maker said.

    “The law is going to be implemented and we are going to end up selling marijuana in the pharmacies like the law says,” Milton Romani, secretary-general of the National Drugs Board, said in an interview Thursday.

    Wedged between Brazil and Argentina, Uruguay became the first country in the world to regulate cannabis for recreational, medicinal and industrial uses in December 2013. Former President Jose “Pepe” Mujica pitched the measure to Uruguayans as a way to allow legal growers to undercut a black market that government estimates put at about 22 tons a year.

    Pages

    Subscribe to RSS - Recreational Marijuana News