Tag Archives: Weed

Russian kids in ‘birthplace of recreational weed’ could face compulsory drug tests

The head of Russia’s Republic of Buryatia, Aleksey Tsydenov, wants the local administration to drug test all schoolchildren and students in the region, in a bid to detect drug users and deter others from using illegal substances. The compulsory drug tests would apply to all schoolchildren, all students of vocational schools and first-year students of universities, according to preliminary plans ...

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Pranksters plant weed in Wyoming city flower pots

Mischievous marijuana growers have tricked a Wyoming city into illegally cultivating cannabis plants in its charming flower pot displays. Three marijuana plants were discovered by Powell city employees, who had been inadvertently nourishing the plants as they watered and cared for the flowers. The first find was made on June 29 and was followed by another haul of the illicit ...

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Man suspected of growing weed in the wild dies after being bulldozed by law enforcement officers

A Pennsylvania trooper and a game officer accidentally bulldozed a suspected cannabis grower during a hot pursuit through a field. The USA’s largest marijuana advocacy group has questioned police tactics after the tragic death. The bizarre and tragic incident unfolded on Monday morning when a Pennsylvania Game Commission employee, operating a bulldozer, noticed a car parked in a field on ...

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Monsanto accused of ‘fraud & bullying’ during court hearing on ‘probably carcinogenic’ weed killer

Agrochemical giant Monsanto has engaged in “scientific fraud” and bullying, in attempts to conceal that its popular weed killer Roundup has potential links to cancer, a lawyer has argued, in a landmark lawsuit against the company. The global chemical corporation has “specifically gone out of its way to bully … and to fight independent researchers,” said attorney Brent Wisner, speaking at ...

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Obstacle to drug-free society: Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates intl laws

Moscow has accused Ottawa of trampling on international law, which it says explicitly prohibits any circulation of weed unless it’s for medical or scientific purposes. Canada has become the first Western country to legalize pot. Read more The scope of international treaties, of which Ottawa is a signee, does not allow for any “exceptions” or “flexible interpretation” of the principle ...

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What’s smoked in Vegas, stays in Vegas: Sin City airport installs weed bins

Las Vegas airport introduced weed disposal boxes so tourists enjoying the state’s legal marijuana don’t smuggle drugs across the border. The boxes are a ‘blunt’ way to ensure stoners on the ground aren’t also high flyers. Nevada legalized recreational marijuana but, as it’s still illegal under federal law, it isn’t okay to bring legally purchased weed across state lines. Under ...

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Cannabis campaigners say legal weed within sight thanks to Tory MPs

Cannabis could be legalized for medicinal use in Britain within the next two years, a leading campaign group has claimed, as the UK parliament is set to consider a bill dealing with the class-B drug. Politicians are preparing to debate the second reading of the Cannabis Bill on Friday, although this may not be possible due to “arcane” procedures that ...

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‘Shoot black kids’ smoking weed, police chief advises recruit

A former assistant police chief in Kentucky advised a recruit to “shoot” black youths smoking marijuana and to have sex with their mothers if he finds them attractive. While being interviewed by the police recruit who was writing a paper about “the right thing to do,” Todd Shaw, assistant chief in Prospect, Kentucky, was asked what to do if he ...

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This map is dope! Here’s where weed is legal in the US (IMAGE)

On New Year’s Day California became the eighth US state to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. The total number of states which have legalized weed in some form is now 29, as well as the District of Columbia. Demonised in the US since the days of ‘Reefer Madness,’ marijuana’s status has reached a turning point. Legislators see ...

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Sky high: German power plant burns 550kg weed haul to heat homes

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:05 The smoke rising from a Munich incineration plant this Christmas week is like no other, as officials stuck with 550kg (1,200lb) of confiscated marijuana burned the weed to heat the city’s homes. Munich customs officials decided to burn the weed in a heat and power station in Olching, northwest of the Bavarian capital, due ...

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