Medical Weed Costs Much More in New York than Colorado


In California it can be even cheaper.

Here’s your daily round up of pot news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek.

A month’s supply of MED costs $1,000 in New York, three times as much as in Colorado.

Some teens like to vape pens filled with fruit flavoring. Modern Farmer visits a grow trying to get certified as pesticide free.

Responding to criticism of his escalating war on drugs, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to leave the United Nations. CNN went inside a very crowded jail in the country. The N.Y. Times tells the story of a father and son killed in custody. The L.A. Times goes out with “ Nightcrawlers,” the journalists covering the bloodshed.

Colorado license plates aren’t sufficient justification for Kansas cops to stop cars, a court ruled. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) restored voting rights to 13,000 felons and said he wants to extend it to 200,000 more. A challenge from Republicans is possible.

The New Yorker sees a “ drawdown in the war on drugs.” The L.A. Times finds that a California death row inmates have died from overdoses of smuggled drugs.

Possession of a joint forced a Washington D.C. family out of their home.

In the U.K., one in five people found with cannabis is charged, a big drop from five years ago. A former undercover narcotics cop talks to The Guardian.

In rural northern California, cops are using environmental laws against illegal growers.

“In South Africa the ‘war on drugs’ is still used to justify continued  apartheid-style policing,” scholar Shaun Shelly writes.

The Root asks if with legalization marijuana offenders should be pardoned.

The Influence interviews Juan Pablo Escobar, son of the infamous trafficker Pablo Escobar.

Mixed martial arts fighter Nate Diaz faces a possible one-year suspension after using a CBD vape pen during a post-fight interview. Former NFL player Todd Marinovich was arrested after being found with marijuana.

Nine prize plants are on display at the Oregon State Fair, under extra security.

The Kind asks women what men think about women who smoke weed.

Big Canadian producer Canopy Growth has started an artist-in-residence program. The first recipient is documentarian Ezra Soiferman.

This is how glass pipes are made.

Vogue likes luxury subscription service Au Box.