Primitive? That's how the first wave of taxes on legalized recreational marijuana, in Washington and Colorado, may seem. For now, at least, other states are moving toward different tax plans. And it would be amazing if the first laws got everything right.
Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy. Here are 10 reasons you, too, should love President Mujica.
Florida's medical marijuana measure, if approved, could make it the first southern state in America to go green, so to speak.
Is a year-long suspension a precedent that everyone should expect when an NCAA athlete is caught using marijuana? If that is the case, expect to see more college basketball players leave for the NBA draft as soon as possible.
Campaigners for legalizing marijuana for medical dedications in Ohio believe they've successfully gathered more than enough signatures that are required in order to have their measure placed on November's ballot.
Media coverage of drugs and drug policy has grown much more sophisticated in the past quarter-century. Yet many journalists still often use inaccurate, offensive, or just plain absurd language that would be considered unthinkable when covering any other issue.
In those cities, residents and visitors gathered to celebrate the states' historic votes to legalize and regulate recreational use of marijuana.
Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.
I applaud the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's recent decision to promote its music to a younger crowd -- and embrace the state's burgeoning marijuana trade -- by playing a series of "cannabis-friendly " concerts this summer.
On Friday, Uruguay released its long-anticipated regulations accompanying the law that was signed into effect last December, which made it the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.
A law that would have meant a DUI conviction if you had trace amounts of THC in your blood failed in the state legislature last week. Better luck next time.
Since the legalization of marijuana in some communities in United States, the accidental ingestion of marijuana by our pets has risen. The Animal Poison Control Center has reported a 30 percent rise in the number of calls it has received for toxic ingestion of marijuana in the last three years.
Fewer young Americans care about the issue of marijuana than is commonly thought.
New York, despite the its leadership on reducing the numbers of people behind bars and making significant reforms to the Rockefeller Drug Laws in 2009, remains hopelessly behind when it comes to marijuana policy.
Florida's House of Representatives hasn't committed to hear the bill as of yet, but Senator Rob Bradley has said that he was certain that the legislation would indeed be heard and possibly modified, then sent back to the Senate chambers.
Last week, during an interview with NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said that he believes our beloved federal government should legalize marijuana.