The Best 4/20 Tourism Spots Around the Globe

The origin of 420 is a little hazy, but in the past 50 years 420 has gone from being a legend about a group of California high school students to a full-blown stoner holiday celebrated around the world. There are best bud competitions, smokeouts in parks and appearances by Snoop Dogg. As more places have legalized recreational marijuana, the 420 celebrations have only gotten bigger and better. These are five of the world’s best.



It’s 420! The Best Pot Tourism Spots Around the Globe


83 Jailed in Denmark’s Biggest Ever Drugs Bust

83 people have been imprisoned for taking part in an organised drug trade in the Christiania commune in Copenhagen, following what some have described as the biggest drugs bust in Denmark’s history.

76 people were convicted of drug dealing during five hearings which were carried out on consecutive days this week. Seven people were also handed prison sentences in an earlier hearing in January as part of the same investigation, dubbed ‘Operation Pusherstreet’ by the police.

The sentences total 220 years of prison time, with the longest one lasting five and a half years, and the shortest six months.


Cannabis industry is America's next big growth story


A number of US states have legalized cannabis, and many more are expected to follow. Therefore, the industry explosive growth, and attract large investors. Berlingske Business Magazine took to speed dating between entrepreneurs and investors in San Francisco.

Brian MacKay looks frantically around the room. Is there an opening at a table?

Speed ​​Dating is stressful, especially when you are not looking for true love, but by an investor who can keep alive one's business.

He's worming its way into at a table and immediately starts to pitch his idea to the five men around the table. They study him with a closer look as to assess whether there sits a coming golden egg in front of them.


Banned in Denmark - Billion Dollar Industry in the USA

A number of US states have legalized cannabis, and many more are expected to follow. Therefore, the industry's explosive growth, attracts large investors. Berlingske Business Magazine took to speed dating between entrepreneurs and investors in San Francisco.

"Whoever wins on the Internet, is the one who wins in the US." Says Peter Muhlmann, founder of the website Trustpilot. Now the company captures the market for user reviews in the United States.


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. 


Danish Woman Fighting for the Legalization of Medical Cannabis

Rikke Jakobsen from Korsor is vice chairman of the 'Medical Cannabis Society', working hard for the legalization of cannabis for medical use.

Cannabis should be legalized for medical use in Denmark.

Such is the statement from Rikke Jakobsen from Korsor, Vice President of the 'Medical Cannabis Society' and  each day she is actively fighting to help both physically and mentally ill people.

- There is no question of addicts. It is ordinary people like myself who just want to do something for their disease and for some it has helped, and I do not understand why they must be stopped using it, she says.

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Pot Pie, Redefined? Chefs Start to Experiment With Cannabis

BOULDER, Colo. — Recreational marijuana is both illegal and controversial in most of the country, and its relationship to food does not rise much above a joke about brownies or a stoner chef’s late-night pork belly poutine.

But cooking with cannabis is emerging as a legitimate and very lucrative culinary pursuit.

In Colorado, which has issued more than 160 edible marijuana licenses, skilled line cooks are leaving respected restaurants to take more lucrative jobs infusing cannabis into food and drinks. In Washington, one of four states that allow recreational marijuana sales, a large cannabis bakery dedicated to affluent customers with good palates will soon open in Seattle.


Russia on 'near miss': Swedes high on pot

Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen says the Swedish authorities should lay off the weed, while adding that Danish and Swedish officials are on "a very dangerous path".

Russia's ambassador to Denmark on Wednesday made light of Swedish concerns over a Russian military jet's alleged near-miss with a passenger plane, suggesting Swedish authorities may have smoked too much cannabis.


"The Swedish authorities also recently said there was a submarine in their waters. There wasn't," Mikhail Vanin, Russia's ambassador in Copenhagen, told the Berlingske daily.



New deadly drug has arrived in Denmark

On the occasion the legislators have made the synthetic drug an illegal high, the manufacturers have merely changed the composition

The health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen is concerned that a new designer drug, 'spice', is gaining a foothold in Denmark as it is a legal high that can potentially kill users.

Over the last couple of years, the Danish poison hotline Giftlinjen i Danmark has received about 60 calls regarding people who have been poisoned by spice, a kind of synthetic cannabis, after buying it through mail order.

”The drugs we hear about at Giftlinjen have typically arrived from Sweden,” Kim Dalhoff, a doctor and professor at Giftlinjen, told Metroxpress newspaper.


Denmark funds medicinal cannabis research

In what could be a small but important change in the nation’s drug policies, a political agreement to distribute nearly one billion kroner in research funds sets aside money to study the medicinal effects of cannabis.

Despite numerous pushes by Copenhagen’s mayor Frank Jensen tolegalise cannabis in the capital and the booming business in Christiania’s cannabis market, Denmark has taken an official hardline stance on cannabis for both recreational and medicinal use.



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