With Tuesday's election, Maine becomes the fifth state to allow dispensaries where marijuana can be distributed to medical patients.
A proposal to ban all sales of medical marijuana in the city is unlikely to be taken up next week. Aides to Councilman Smith say he supports it and believes it would force most dispensaries to close.
Bong water can count as a controlled substance, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that raises the threat of longer sentences for drug smokers who fail to dump the water out of their pipes.
Patients in the 13 states where medical marijuana is legal can now light up without fear of federal reprisal, but they may still have to answer to local authorities.
(Health.com) -- Patients in the 13 states where medical marijuana is legal can now light up without fear of federal reprisal, but they may still have to answer to local authorities.
A cocaine vaccine reduced use in 38% of addicts, according to a new study. Nicotine, heroin and methamphetamine vaccines are in the works. But legal and financial hurdles may slow production.
By Shari Roan and Karen Kaplan
October 6, 2009
DEA says key ICE official sold info about informants, ran Panamanian cocaine to Spain via US ports
Richard Padilla Cramer, a 26-year veteran anti-drug official, is behind bars, arrested after officials accused him of directing a massive cocaine shipment to Spain via the United States, and selling important information in law enforcement databases to a vicious Mexican drug cartel.
By GREG RISLING
LOS ANGELES (AP) A federal judge said he is considering a reduced sentence for a medical marijuana seller whose case has become a rallying point, but is bound by the law to impose at least a one-year term.
U.S. District Judge George Wu on Thursday postponed the sentencing of Charles Lynch until June 11, saying he wanted to hear more from both sides.
Lynch, 47, was convicted in August of federal marijuana-related offenses. He was not charged with any state crimes.
Warren Haynes, the Allman Brothers Band guitarist, routinely plays with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring as The Dead. He's just finished a Dead show in Washington, D.C. and gets a pop quiz from the Huffington Post.
Where does 420 come from?
He pauses and thinks, hands on his side. "I don't know the real origin. I know myths and rumors," he says. "I'm really confused about the first time I heard it. It was like a police code for smoking in progress or something. What's the real story?"
We're all living President Obama's socialist dream (which I'm positive is going to end up being America's nightmare). Federal money is being tossed about in ways that would embarrass the most drunken of sailors.
Believe it or not, some states have shot down bills that would require drug tests for people on the welfare rolls.
By JOHN STOSSEL and ANDREW SULLIVAN
March 10, 2009
If the voters in your state say it's OK to do something, is it?
Charlie Lynch learned that the hard way, when federal authorities raided his home and small business in southern California in March 2007.
Tune in March 13 for a special hour with John Stossel: "Bailouts, Big Spending and Bull."