|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.
|Photo: The Denver Chronicle|
|Aboute 200 marijuana advocates attended the rally in Denver, across the street from the Capitol.|
Marijuana advocates who rallied across the street from the state Capitol Thursday had harsh words for lawmakers considering regulations for Colorado’s burgeoning medical marijuana industry.
|Photo: Britney McIntosh, The Commercial Appeal|
|Congressman Steve Cohen: “This is an issue that’s important. It’s a freedom issue. It’s an intelligence issue.”|
Let’s face it: Not many members of Congress will ever be caught sharing the stage with Cheech and Chong.
|Photo: U.S. Customs and Border Protection|
|Scenes like this — a 1,700-pound bust in Sumas, Washington in 2009 — may become things of the past in the state if a move to legalize marijuana comes to fruition.|
Washington State lawmakers on Wednesday heard, for the first time ever, testimony in support of legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana for adults.
|New Jersey medical marijuana patients won’t be seeing this anytime soon — at least, not without risking jail.|
Almost lost in the euphoria surrounding yesterday’s triumph in the passage of a law legalizing medical marijuana in New Jersey was one bummer of a detail:
A retired Oxford professor who said marijuana was one of the “safer” drugs has become the United Kingdom’s chief drugs adviser — replacing a professor who was sacked for saying that marijuana is one of the safer drugs.
|Photo: Robyn Twomey|
|California patients wait for assistance at a marijuana dispensary. Los Angeles currently has more pot stores than either Starbucks or McDonald’s.|
After nearly a month, the Los Angeles City Council returns Wednesday to the contentious issue of how to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. City leaders hope they will finally be able to vote on the long-delayed ordinance, in the planning stages for nearly two years.
|Graphic: Alabamians for Compassionate Care|
A bill which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes in Alabama is coming back before the Legislature in 2010.