New Jersey’s medical marijuana program is blowing up. On the heels of some significant changes to the state’s laws earlier this year, there’s been an explosion of new patients joining the program. Now, shops are struggling to keep up with demand. As New Jersey faces medical marijuana shortages as the program expands, patients are finding
In Canada, adult-use cannabis legalization is right around the corner. And according to law enforcement officials and public safety analysts, the fast-approaching deadline means Canadian police are running out of time to train officers to detect drug-impaired drivers. With incidents of drug-related crashes on the rise in Canada, officials are concerned that cannabis legalization will worsen
New Zealand politicians have promised to hold a nation-wide vote on whether to legalize recreational marijuana by 2020. And euthanasia, the right for doctors to assist the terminally ill or those in crippling pain in dying, has amassed political support. As legislation for both topics progresses, Kiwis will have a chance to vote yay or nay,
Philadelphia is quickly becoming a focal point in the nation’s fight for marijuana reform, with most of the attention on the city directed at Philadelphia’s new district attorney, Larry Krasner, who is championing a radical reform agenda aimed at transforming criminal justice. But Philly is also home to the Lambert Center for the Study of
New York City has been relatively slow to change when it comes to cannabis laws, but recent activity from the mayor’s office could be shaking things up. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to make potentially significant alterations to how the city enforces weed laws — and, unsurprisingly, not everyone is happy about it.
At long last: The princess of pop and pot is back. After a well-documented hiatus from weed, Miley Cyrus is hinting that she’s back to smoking—or at least wearing—marijuana. On Twitter, Cyrus posted a photo of herself relaxing in a classic Miley outfit: a vegan t-shirt and a pair of underwear emblazoned with cannabis leaves.
Sensing a change of prevailing political winds on the issue of cannabis, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz is defying conventional opinion. “A lot of people think we can’t pass cannabis reform in a GOP-controlled Congress,” Gaetz told the Tampa Bay Times. But with the deck stacked overwhelmingly against an end to the federal ban on
In cooperation with Mexico’s military and law enforcement agencies, U.S. border agents seized $8 million worth of marijuana at the Texas border in Laredo Friday. Cross-border drug seizures are a fairly common occurrence at the Laredo Port of Entry, but Sunday’s bust is one of the largest this year. In total, 423 bundles of marijuana
When Germany legalized medical marijuana just over a year ago, government officials may not have realized just how over their heads they truly were. The demand for the plant, for medicinal purposes, has been much higher than anticipated, and as a result, the newly christened industry is still figuring out how to meet the needs of
To say that Mayor Bill de Blasio is under a lot of pressure to reform policing in New York City would be an understatement. Among the myriad issues and complaints against the NYPD, a recent report shows that New York’s finest has arrested a disproportionate number of minorities for marijuana possession. In response to public uproar,