Trump wants death penalty policy for drug dealers, report finds

Donald Trump has privately become more enthusiastic for adopting drug policies inspired by countries that believe in capital punishment. President Trump would “love to have a law to execute all drug dealers here in America, though he’s privately admitted it would probably be impossible to get a law this harsh passed under the American system,” […]

Former Congressional Aide Convicted of Taking Cannabis Bribe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California congressional aide accused of promising to “make things happen” to keep an illegal pot shop in business was convicted Thursday of taking a $5,000 bribe. The conviction came after Michael Kimbrew, 44, pleaded not guilty in federal court last year to one count each of attempted extortion and […]

Which city consumes the most marijuana in the world?

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 12:06 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 12:25 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff The biggest cities in the world stand to make a lot of money from marijuana legalization. That’s the takeaway from an economic study cultivation tech company Seedo published following the 2018 Cannabis Price Index detailing the cost […]

The IndigoPro Vape Pen Delivers a Slight but Pleasant Vibration…in Your Mouth?

There is a wide variety of different cartridges out there and the technology continues to change, but to my knowledge no cartridge I’ve ever owned has vibrated in my mouth—until now. When I grab a vape pen and hold it to my lips and it goes off like a Sonicare possessed, I’m forced to ask […]

Authorities seize 300 marijuana plants from Wisconsin farm

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 11:12 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 11:12 am By The Associated Press COMSTOCK, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Barron County say a search of a barn near Comstock uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says authorities seized more than 300 marijuana plants on Thursday, after a monthlong […]

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions

In a blow to medical cannabis activists nationwide, a federal judge dismisses lawsuit against Jeff Sessions. The suit sought to have the government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act unconstitutional. The decision was announced Monday at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled that he […]

Watch: Nate Diaz tries to light a joint on live UFC TV event

UFC star Nate Diaz was seen enjoying a recent live television event with the help of a good old-fashioned marijuana joint. The 32-year-old fighter from Stockton was in the audience of a live UFC event held in Austin on Sunday, and began to light an expertly crafted joint right as the camera cut away. Diaz […]

Las Vegas airport allows travelers to ditch weed stash before flying

(via Wikimedia Commons) Las Vegas tourists are now encouraged to dump their legally purchased pot before catching a flight. The McCarran International Airport has installed 13 amnesty drop boxes to let travelers legally get rid of any marijuana products before entering a security screening, reports the Las Vegas Sun. “The drawer pulls out; you drop […]

Vote to Release Delaware Cannabis Legalization Report Fails

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A final report on issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware failed to win a task force’s approval for its release Wednesday, but a Democratic lawmaker says the report will be made available to the General Assembly anyway. After lengthy discussion about a lack of details in the 16-page report, task force […]

Arkansas names 5 companies picked to grow medical marijuana

Published: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm • Updated: Feb 28, 2018, 3:48 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas took the first step Tuesday toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to grow the drug. The state Medical Marijuana Commission announced […]