|Graphic: ABC News/Washington Post|
|Support for medical marijuana, already high in 1997, his risen to even greater levels in the past dozen years.|
More than eight in 10 Americans support legalizing marijuana for medical use, according to a new poll. Almost half favor decriminalizing the herb completely.
|Photo: Luke Parker, Western Leader|
|New Zealand’s Dakta Green: “Live like it’s legal”|
New Zealand has one of the highest rates of marijuana smoking in the world, and soon those Kush-loving Kiwis will have “cannabis clubs” throughout the country where they can indulge in their pastime.
|Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes: “We’re not going to prosecute marijuana cases anymore”|
Seattle’s new city attorney, keeping a campaign promise, is dismissing all marijuana possession cases, starting with those that were begun under the previous city attorney.
Ganja Girl Veronica Bully makes guys wish they were a bong.
Poet Allen Ginsberg got it exactly right more than 50 years ago: Pot is Fun.
|Photo: Lewis County Herald|
|Enjoy your high, officers. Now, that’ll be $40,000. Cash or credit?|
A California medical marijuana patient may soon be receiving almost $40,000 from the sheriff’s department for six pounds of unlawfully seized and destroyed cannabis.
|Signage at the Seattle Marijuana March, Washington. A solid majority of Washingtonians support legalization, according to a new poll.|
|Graphic: Cannabis Culture|
|Professor David Nutt: “We’re going to focus on the science”|
An independent group, designed to give “politically neutral” information in the United Kingdom about the risks of drugs, is being launched.
|Copenhagen’s Christiania section is famed for its “Pusher Street,” where the sale of cannabis and hashish is unofficially tolerated. Now the city is thinking of making it official.|
Denmark is looking at borrowing a page from the Netherlands’ approach to cannabis, as the Copenhagen City Council examines a plan to set up state-licensed marijuana stores to remove the trade from the control of gangs.
|Photo: The Denver Chronicle|
|Medical marijuana supporters rally at the Capitol in Denver, Jan. 14, 2009|
The first bill to regulate Colorado’s medical marijuana industry will come before the Legislature today, according to its sponsor.
|MPP Executive Director Rob Kampia is embroiled in a sex scandal which has already resulted in the departures of seven employees.|
Seven of the Marijuana Policy Project’s 38 employees have left the organization recently because of what several described as “inappropriate behavior” by Executive Director Rob Kampia after an office happy hour last August.