New Jersey voters approve recreational marijuana

New Jersey on Tuesday voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, with more than two-thirds of people voting in favor of the amendment.  The amendment was projected to pass, according to a recent poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University before the election, which showed that roughly 60% of likely voters were going to vote “yes,” CBS […]

Polish zoo will give marijuana to elephants to reduce stress levels

Elephant stoned: Polish zoo will give marijuana to elephants to reduce their stress levels Warsaw Zoo will start giving its three African elephants medical marijuana The project will test how the marijuana reduces the elephants’s stress levels Veterinarian Agnieszka Czujkowska believes it is the ‘first initiative of its kind’ The zoo’s herd had to cope […]

Drink Your Weed: How Cannabis Beverages Finally Took Off

About a year ago, when Lyden Henderson took a sip of a nonalcoholic, cannabis-infused beer, he discovered something was amiss: The beverage was chunky — bits of cannabis floated throughout the beer, creating an unpleasant consistency. “It tasted kind of like I was drinking milk that had been sitting in the refrigerator for two or […]

Sheriff: Man pleading for pot legalization lights up in front of judge

Spencer Boston (Photo: Wilson County Sheriff's Office) NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 20-year-old man was arrested this week after police said he smoked marijuana in front of a judge in a Tennessee courtroom. Spencer Alan Boston was called to the podium Monday in front of Judge Haywood Barry on a simple drug possession charge, according to Wilson County […]

Lawyer: Slain immigrant likely didn’t understand police

A Chinese immigrant fatally shot by a Southern California police officer as he hid behind a door during a raid on a marijuana growing operation didn’t speak English and likely didn’t understand he was being told to show his hands, lawyers for the man’s family said Wednesday in alleging the officer had no reason to […]

Four Tons of Marijuana Buried in Jalapeños Seized in San Diego

Weed is legal in California, but high taxes and permit fees fuel a booming black market. These peppers were so hot, they were smoking. Almost four tons of marijuana was found buried in a shipment of Jalapeños on the US border on Thursday, in California. Authorities at the San Diego checkpoint discovered the weed wrapped […]

Most People Smoke Weed to Relieve Pain or Go to Sleep

Marijuana used to have a subversive reputation. But a new study from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the University of Miami found that the majority of people smoke weed for a very boring reason: they just want to get some sleep. Published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, the study surveyed customers at […]

Vancouver’s first legal pot shop delays grand opening

The Evergreen Cannabis Society on West 4th Avenue is still set to be Vancouver’s first legal pot shop, but it won’t be opening on Saturday. In a tweet, the recreational cannabis store said its grand opening will be delayed to Jan. 5 due to the holiday season impacting timelines at Vancouver City Hall. Year in […]